Tunku Abdul Rahman University College or TAR University College (abbreviation: TAR UC) is an institution of higher learning in Malaysia. Named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the institution was founded in 1969 known as Tunku Abdul Rahman College or TAR College then by the Malaysian Chinese Association (‘MCA’). In 2013 the college was upgraded to a university college.
TAR University College has its main campus at Jalan Genting Kelang in Kuala Lumpur which is sited on 186 acres of land adorned with lush greenery and natural landscapes co-existing with modern buildings equipped with cutting-edge facilities. The institution currently has 5 branches across Malaysia in the states of Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah. The first branch campus is in Penang which started its operation in temporary premises back in 1994 before shifting to its purpose-built campus in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, in 1999. The town of Kampar in Perak is home to the second branch campus which was established in 1998. The branch campus in the state of Johor was also established in 1998 whereas the Pahang Faculty Branch was established in 1999. Meanwhile, Sabah Faculty Branch was established in 2002 in the state of Sabah, East Malaysia. Both the faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah will have a purpose-built campus which is in the pipeline and they will be located in Kuantan, Pahang and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah respectively.
The University College has a student population of more than 27,000, including students from Indonesia, Taiwan, Maldives, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Bangladesh, South Korea, Singapore, USA and Papua New Guinea. The University College’s alumni numbers more than 180,000.