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Raffles University Iskandar, Johor:
Approved by the Malaysian government, Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) is a multi-faculty, comprehensive, self-accrediting university in Malaysia. Currently operating from our temporary premises in Johor Bahru, RUI will develop a new state-of-the-art campus in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity Zone by 2013. RUI provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are taught in English including: design & arts, business, education, and social science specialisations. Design students from Malaysia and around the world can study our Master of Design degree program as well as a range of bachelor's degrees, including fashion design, interior design and graphic design.

About Raffles Education Corporation:

RUI's parent company is Raffles Education Corporation (REC), which is a premier creative design and business education provider in Asia Pacific. It has a network of 3 universities and 33 colleges in 30 cities across 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The network pools resources of all colleges to give students a truly international study experience. 

Undergraduate & Post-Graduate Design Degree Courses - Taught in English:
- Master of Design
- Bachelor of Fashion Design (Hons)
- Bachelor of Fashion Business (Hons)
- Bachelor of Product Design (Hons)
- Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons)
- Bachelor of Graphic Design (Hons)
- Bachelor of Multimedia Design (Hons)
- Bachelor of Jewellery Design (Hons)
- Foundation in Liberal Arts

Intakes are in January, April, June and August. All RUI courses are taught in English to prepares students for working in an international business environment. All of our programs have a compulsory internship (work experience placement) helping students prepare for the world of work.

Why Study with Raffles University Iskandar?


- International Qualifications and Recognition:
Raffles Education Corporation has been providing quality higher education since 1990. Fields include business, design, and science. The successful curricula have groomed many students into professional prodigies, award winners, and business leaders around Asia Pacific. Raffles University Iskandar will follow and incorporate REC's successful frameworks and provide quality education as a self-accrediting university approved by the Malaysian government.

- Industry Projects and Internships:
Students will build their knowledge and expertise with practical hands-on assignments and internships. This will enhance a professional or creative portfolio and thus employability. Many Raffles students around Asia Pacific landed jobs in reputable companies they interned in.

- Inter-College Transfer of Credits:
Looking for greater overseas exposure? Raffles allows students to seamlessly transfer credits among affiliate colleges in Asia Pacific. International qualifications can be gained by studying overseas in up to three different countries. Students can pursue their advanced diploma in Thailand, earn their bachelor's degree in Singapore, and finish their master's in Iskandar, Malaysia.

- Career Preparation:
Maximum preparation is provided for every student's field of specialty. An intensive and comprehensive curriculum prepares students for development of portfolios and professional skills. Having studied in an international environment also serves as an added bonus in their résumés. With this, students will be prepared for the realities of working and synchronizing with others within a Multi-National Corporation.

- International Lecturers:
At Raffles, only the best in their field are hired as lecturers. To enhance an international environment, lecturers come from all over the world from countries like: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Korea, Singapore, and Russia. With their wealth of industry experience, lecturers can impart techniques and knowledge that they have tried and tested themselves. Many students have become successful leaders and professionals through the guidance of Raffles lecturers.

- Scholarships:
Raffles University Iskandar offers full scholarships for students with excellent academic performance. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us to find out about eligibility

Studying Overseas in Iskandar, Malaysia:

Photo of University Design Courses in MalaysiaThe Iskandar region is a new development that will soon be home to many state-of-the-art buildings. These establishments will enhance the quality of working, living, playing, and investing in the area. Living in Iskandar is very similar to lifestyles found in other Malaysian cities. Accommodation, utility fees and transport are affordable. The food is a reflection of Malaysia’s multi-cultural society. And students can indulge in the best of Malaysia’s and Singapore’s tourism destinations during their free time.

Although living life overseas can be challenging, it will be exciting to be positioned in a world of growing and unexplored possibilities. Especially in Iskandar with its strategic location that gives easy access to Singapore and around Malaysia.

EduCity Zone:
The RUI campus will be located in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity zone. It is a state economy that is secure and growing – and speculated to have high potential in both economic and cultural development. This strategic location, combined with the successful history of REC's programs will position students for future success as world-class professionals in a promising and vibrant environment. At the moment, RUI’s temporary campus is in Menara Kotaraya.

The ongoing success of EduCity at Iskandar supports Malaysia’s vision of becoming a regional centre for excellence in tertiary education. Other than Malaysia’s affordable cost of living, its stable economy and geographically safe environment adds value to positioning the country as a preferred education destination.

EduCity at Iskandar will also act as a feeder of talent to support the various economic activities of Iskandar. Together with its education partners, Iskandar Investment will create a vibrant learning environment to groom future generations of leaders in Malaysia, Asia, and the world.

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Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-20 were from:

Manila, Philippines;   Lusaka, Zambia;   johor;   Addis ababa, Ethiopia;   Dubai, UAE;   LUSAKA, Zambia;   china hebei, UAE;   Johor, Malaysia;   Garoua, Cameroon;   Guangzhou, China;   and more.
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