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Quest International University

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Ipoh, Perak

Level 2, Plaza Teh Teng Seng
Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun
30250 Ipoh

Private University


+605 249 0500


+605 249 0503


About Quest International University Perak

QUEST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY PERAK (QIUP) is a private and comprehensive research-led university established under the Higher Educational Institutions Act 555 and owned by Global Integrated Training Associates Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Blair Education Services Sdn. Bhd) in the State of Perak, Malaysia on 12th June 2008 in which the State Government of Perak has equity participation along with the QI Group. At QIUP, we believe that planting the seeds of curiosity in students from the beginning will inspire them to make ‘knowledge-seeking’ their quest in life.

As a private comprehensive university, students are our top priority. To engage the students and instill in them the hunger of knowledge, we believe in blending theory and practice in education. We ensure that our programmes are industry-relevant using motivational teaching methods which are highly effective. QIUP graduates will emerge from the University as florets leaving the plant, ready for the job market and will continue their quest to seek and learn.

At QIUP, we focus not just on academics but also on instilling students with the “green” concept, where love for the environment and the community is nurtured amongst them. All QIUP graduates will grow to become well-rounded citizens with an excellent education and a caring heart not just for other fellow humans but for the environment and Earth as well.


The University aspires to be a model research-led private university with global strategic linkages oriented to deliver quality programmes and interdisciplinary research of international standing.


  • To offer cutting-edge, market-driven undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Medical and Allied Health Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Computer Technology, Business and Management, and Social Sciences fields that impact the local and global knowledge-economy
  • To promote research and innovation in frontier disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of study in its various programmes with collaborative links to premier universities and centres of excellence
  • To promote student-centred learning and impart holistic education through extracurricular activities and soft skills training, including clinical/industrial exposure and technopreneurship training
  • To be an outward-looking university that works closely with all segments of community and industry and thereby serve as a geographical focal point for socio-economic development of the State

Global Standards

  • QIUP is committed to international standards of excellence in scholarship and research and maintains the education quality to be on par with universities around the world.

Character Building

  • QIUP understands the importance of independent learning, creativity, communication skills, team spirit, respect for diversity, and leadership, and continuously strives to instill these in students through its holistic educational approach in all its academic programmes.

“Job-ready” Students

  • Students will learn through involvement in real-life work situations, as every course will be hands-on and relevant to the working world with the students additionally sensitized to handling diversity and change.

Academic Excellence

  • QIUP’s benchmarked programme with outcome-based curricula and well entrenched quality control measures in teaching, research and student assessment will ensure that its graduates are competent and innovative and find unrivalled acceptance in the global marketplace.

21st Century Campus

  • Plans are already underway to construct its main campus at Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh. The construction of Quest International University Perak’s permanent campus is targeted to take off in the first quarter of 2016. This was confirmed by the developer of Qi City, Green Venture Capital (GVC). QIUP is one the main components of Qi City development.

QIUP’s 3 Pillars

  • Student Tracking System – A unique system whereby students’ academic progress is monitored in real time in order to monitor performance of the students.
  • Centralised Academic Depository (CAD) – An inventory of lecture notes kept in a depository and are accessible by all lecturers to ensure consistency in teaching.
  • English Enhancement Programme – To ensure students English language proficiency is at an acceptable level to help them understand lectures and help them be prepared to enter the working world when they graduate.

Centre for Foundation Studies

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) has been primarily established to promote University’s outreach programs to the community, to identify and promote courses on skills upgrading in concert with HRD Council of Malaysia, to regulate and manage revenue gathering short courses and workshops aimed at the industry and the professions, and in concert with the faculties to organize and conduct courses on “soft skills” from students, staff and the public. CPCE is manned by a group of professionals and qualified trainers with wide local and overseas training experiences to enhance competency through tailor made programmes, has also access to a pool of highly qualified academic staff of the faculties as well from the industry. In its corporate training programmes addressed to business clients, CPCE has developed specific levels of training for managers, executives, administrators and supervisors designed to bring practical knowledge to directly enhance operational competency. These levels fall under the Centre’s Training for Continuous Improvement (TCI) series which has been well received by the corporate sector.


The Center for Graduate Studies and Research was established in May 2015. The Center comprises of two departments namely Research Management Department and Graduate Studies Department. The Center is aimed at enhancing and strengthening the current research management system by intensifying R&D efforts in order to improve productivity and efficiency, so as to produce quality research findings and outputs in line with QIUP’s vision of being a research-led University. The Center is the core support system which helps ease and enhance the postgraduate experience for QIUP students.

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak (QIUP) opened its doors to the first batch of students on 29th July 2012 – only after developing a most modern curriculum; constructing state of the art laboratories and infrastructure; engaging experienced staff members and successfully going through the tough scrutiny of MMC and MQA.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Pharmacy is an evolving profession with a major shift towards patient care for the majority of graduates in pharmacy where the pharmacist’s role is in pharmacotherapy and the ensuring of the achievement of therapeutic end-points. We at Quest International University Perak envision our graduates to be prepared for pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical quality assurance, community pharmacy, research and development of drugs and in pharmacy management.

Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences has three constituent schools and a department, i.e. School of Business & Management; School of Accountancy, Finance & Banking; School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and a department of General Studies Unit. It offers a range of undergraduate programmes designed to produce graduates who have sound training in theory and practice; are critical and creative scholars; are able to produce innovative solutions; and apply their knowledge to address global challenges in order to help improve the world. The programmes also produce graduates who are able to engage in an increasingly flat world; exhibit cross-cultural competence; and demonstrate good ethical values.

Faculty of Integrative Sciences & Technology

The Faculty of Integrative Sciences and Technology (FIST) was established in 2011. The Faculty comprises of three schools namely the School of Engineering and Computer Technology, the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. Since establishment, the Faculty has expanded in terms of physical facilities, academic programmes, number of students and staff members. The schools provide excellent teaching facilities, well-equipped laboratories and qualified academic staff. The Faculty constantly makes efforts to collaborate with industry leaders, as well as, leading researchers and academics in universities worldwide. Linkages have already been forged with experts in UK, India and Europe as well as with organisations in Malaysia.

The premises are fully air-conditioned and operate under the surveillance of high technology Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). The facilities include the following:

Learning Facilities
  • Fully-equipped Science and Medical laboratories
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Labs
  • Well stocked Library
  • Lecture Rooms and Seminar Rooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Centre
  • Bookstore
Student Support Services
  • Student Affairs Division, Counselling Unit, International Students Office and Sports and Recreational Clubs
  • Student accommodation is provided at Alpine Village, Sunway City – transportation is provided to and from the campus

QIUP Hostel is the accommodation for students who yearn to experience living independently as a young adult in a secured condominium environment. Nestled in the plush greenery of Tambun hills, students will have the option of staying in a Single or Twin-sharing room, with 4 or 6 occupants to a unit.

QIUP Hostel is not just an accommodation but also a safe place for its students to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Besides 24-hour security surveillance, transportation is also provided to shuttle students between the residence and the city campus which is just a 15 minutes ride. There is no need to worry regarding access to the Internet as residents can remain connected via the common Wi-Fi room for their studies, discussions and research purposes.

All rooms and units are furnished with the necessary equipment for students to live comfortably. We also have installed a security check-in point outside each unit to ensure the QIUP appointed security personnel will make their rounds every hour to ensure safety.

Students can apply for the scholarships but the University reserves the right to decide on the scholarship.

Perak-born students can apply for the following State Government Loans:

  • Foundation in Science – RM5,000 per year
  • Foundation in Business – RM5,000 per year
  • Non-science based degree programme – RM6,000 per year
  • Science based programme – RM6,500 per year
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – RM15,000 per year

Malaysian students may apply for the government study loan, Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN), for their degree studies.

Students can apply for financial assistance from banks, EPF and other sponsoring bodies.

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