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Nilai University

Bringing Out The Best In You
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Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

No 1, Persiaran Universiti, Putra Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Private University


+606-850 2338


+606-850 2339


About Nilai University

Nilai University was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a university college in 2007 and a full-fledged university in 2012. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency rated Nilai University as Excellent (Setara 5) in 2011 and has reaffirmed this in the latest rating exercise undertaken in 2013.

Faculties and Programmes

The university has five faculties which together house 11 departments. The five faculties are the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology.
The NU Centre for Postgraduate Studies offers a variety of taught and research programmes for which it collaborates with the NU Centre for Research Excellence. The Centre for Foundation Studies offers two foundation level programmes that permit progression to all the degree programmes offered at the university.  The University has approval to run 2 foundation, 18 diploma and advanced diploma, 22 degree, 7 master’s and 3 PhD programmes.


Nilai University is jointly owned by the Nilai Resources Group and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV).
The Nilai Resources Group which is the developer of the Putra Nilai township has numerous subsidiaries including Nilai International School that delivers the Cambridge International curriculum, the four-star Nilai Springs Resort Hotel, the Nilai Springs Golf and Country Resort which maintains a 27-hole golf course and Putra Nilai Sdn Bhd a property development arm. This diverse portfolio presents various opportunities for the university to leverage on.
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) is part of the FELDA group, the world’s largest palm oil produced and palm oil plantation operator, based on planted hectares. Listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 2012, FGV is the world’s largest producer of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) producing over3.2 million tons of CPO annually. It is also the largest producer of refined sugar in Malaysia and one of the country’s top processed rubber producers. The company is now considered the third largest plantation operator in the world with operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Our Vision

To be an international centre of education excellence, dedicated to providing our students learning experiences that will enrich them for life.

Our Mission

  • To provide quality education and internationally recognised programmes.
  • To offer a full-fledged world-class campus complete with residential and recreational facilities.
  • To produce employable all-rounded graduates who are professionally competent, and socially confident.

Nilai University’s promise is to take school leavers and mold them into mature young adults who are academically proficient and socially confident. This is achieved through a holistic approach to education, with emphasis on character building courses and industry internship to supplement the academic endeavors.

Students enrolling in Nilai U will need to complete a number of credits in university courses outside of their core subjects. These include courses on Ethics, Anthropology, Public Speaking and even, an Introduction to Theater and Acting.

How it works?

  1. When students go through these extra courses, they mature from young teenagers into responsible young adults who are able to make positive contributions to their respective societies. These courses will also greatly enhance students’ marketability in the job market by equipping them with the necessary soft skills.
  2. This allows Nilai U students to gain up-to-date information on latest industry practices. They will also attend seminars and workshops conducted by these professional organizations. But best of all, students get to network with potential employers as many of them will be members of their respective professional organizations.
  3. Nilai U administrators have also gone to great lengths to get exemptions from professional examinations from various organizations. This will allow for an easier passageway for students to forge careers in the relevant fields.

Programmes combine a strong base of courses in the chosen field of study.

Enhanced Certification
Nilai U’s programmes have been attested and validated by professional bodies for the following exemptions/certifications.

Course modules to nurture professional development & character building .

University Courses
Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Introduction To Theater And Acting, Critical Thinking, Professional Development, Dale Carnegie Skills For Success, General Anthropology, General Philosophy, General Psychology, General Sociology, Introduction To Golf, Outward Bound.

Co-curriculum involvement to promote self-confidence, independence & resourcefulness.

Co-Curriculum Activities
Adventure Club, Badminton Club, Basketball Club, Board Games Club, Football Club, Forza (F) Futsal Club, Netball Club, Nilai UC Athletics Club, Nilai UC Dodgeball Club, Shark’s Swimming Club, Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Vikings Rugby Club, Volleyball Club, Yokers Cricket Club
Genesis Tchoukball Club, Sepak Takra.

Provides practical experience at a supervised field site to complement theoretical leanings.

Over 200 industrial training placement.

Centre for Foundation Studies

These programmes are pre-university courses equivalent A-levels or Malaysian STPM.


  • Foundation in Business
  • Foundation in Science

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

The faculty of Allied Health Sciences was established in Nilai University in 2006. Its primary objective is to produce highly competent practitioners in the health related sciences. There are three programs offered at the moment under this school: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology while the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program is expected to be launched soon.

Faculty of Business

The Faculty of Business is one of the biggest faculty at Nilai University with a student population of more than 800 students. Our student population consists of students from Malaysia, China, India, Pakistan, Khazakstan, Yemen, Zimbabwe and many other countries.

Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology

The Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology is headed by a Dean and supported by 4 Heads of Department and the respective Programme Coordinators.

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism

Nilai U has one of the faculty in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. It has six kitchens, and a 100-seater formal dining restaurant. The kitchens are over 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) and this includes a 100-seater demonstration kitchen where invited industry experts share their expertise with students.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences comprises the Department of Languages and the Department of Social Sciences. The faculty offers two programmes – the Intensive English Programme and the American Degree Program

Academic Facilities & Resources


  • Lecture Theatres
  • Common Study Rooms
  • Library
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Multimedia and Language Laboratories
  • Engineering Laboratories
  • Science Laboratories
  • Nursing Skills Laboratory
  • Hospitality Building


  • Food court
  • Starbaker café
  • Bookshop
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)


  • Indoor sports complex (game courts and gym)
  • Outdoor game courts
  • Lakeside jogging track Golfing, bowling and swimminguttle bus service
The goal of education is the same as the goal of life – to help students grow into intellectually and emotionally matured individuals. Parents are looking for an institution that can give their child academic excellence and at the same time, want their child to enjoy the learning experience. These two goals need not be achieved at the expense of the other because at Nilai University (Nilai U), learning and joy come together. We call this approach, Enrichment for Life (EFL), a philosophy that has been practised for more than a decade at Nilai University. Every child has his or her own qualities and the objective of EFL is to build on this strength to spur this young adult into an individual who is professionally competent as well as socially confident.
  • H.A.S (High Achiever Scholarship)
  • E.C.E.A (Excellent-Curriculum Excellence Award)
  • E.F.L (Enrichment For Life Award)
  • Progression Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Education For All Financial Scheme (E.F.A)
  • Special Healthcare Profession Scheme
  • Payment Schemes Available

    1. Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)
    2. EPF / KWSP
    4. Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) (selected programmes)
    5. Tabung Kumpulan Wang Biasiswa Negeri Selangor
    6. Yayasan Sarawak
    7. Kumpulan Yayasan Sabah
    8. Tabung Amanah Pendidikan Negeri Melaka (TAPEM)
    9. Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (selected programmes)
    10. Bank loan

Halls of Residence

The halls of residence have single and twin-sharing rooms with a private balcony. Each floor is equipped with a common room and bathrooms. This is ideal for first year students who may be staying away from home for the first time as it gives you an opportunity to socialize and settle into life on campus.
Accommodation Amenities:
  1. Single bed with mattress
  2. Wardrobe
  3. Ceiling fan
  4. Study table and chair
  5. Book shelf
  6. Wi-Fi Hotspots


The apartments are each made up of six to eight rooms and have a kitchenette for light cooking. This choice of accommodation is more private and is normally preferred by the seniors.
Accommodation Amenities:
  1. Single bed with mattress
  2. Wardrobe
  3. Ceiling fan
  4. Study table and chair
  5. Book shelf
  6. Wi-Fi Hotspots
  7. Fridge in each apartments
  • Activity/Study Rooms
  • Coin-operated washing machines
  • Vending machine for canned drinks
  • Pantry/Kitchennette for light cooking

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