Raffles University Iskandar

College Overview

Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) is a full-fledged, practice-focused university to be strategically located soon in the growing economic zone of Iskandar in Southern Malaysia. The university aims to be a leader to turn out work-ready and globally competent graduates for today’s competitive world. RUI is a comprehensive university approved by the Malaysian government. It is designed to offer a wide range of academic programmes with intensive hands-on curriculum and employer-based internships, giving its graduates an edge over other fresh graduates in the competitive job market. Students are not only attuned to the practical needs of the industry, but also fostered in creative thinking to prepare them for future success.

Courses Diploma Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree
Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Multimedia Design
Visual Communication
Business Administration
Business Studies
Supply Chain Management
Master of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Foundation in Liberal Arts

  • Minimum 5 SPM / 5 ‘O’ Level credits, or 3 UEC Credits or international High School Equivalent

*For SPM, a pass in Bahasa Malaysia is required.

Diploma In Interior Design/Diploma in Visual Communications/Diploma in Business Studies

  • Minimum SPM/ O Level with three credits; or UEC minimum grade B in three subjects
  • Other recognized equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government.
  • For Design programme – Pass Portfolio Assessment and Interview conducted by RUI

Bachelor of Design/Commerce

  • Bachelor degree programmes (3-4 years): 2 STPM passes and CGPA of 2.0; or 2 GCE A-levels passes; or 5 UEC credits or international equivalent.
  • Recognised diploma/certificate/advanced diploma in relevant fields. Credit exemptions will be given up to the maximum allowed based on past results.*

For Postgraduate Degrees
Master of Design/Commerce/Education

  • Master of Business Administration: A Bachelor Degree from a recognized University or College and a minimum of 2 years of Full-Time working experience in a managerial, supervisory or executive position.
  • Master of Design: Bachelor of Design or Bachelor Degree in Arts or Design from a recognised institution and submission of a design portfolio.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree; or
  • Any non-relevant undergraduate degree with at least 3 years of relevant professional/practical experience and a design portfolio/résumé where applicable.*

*Special entry to the programme is at the discretion of the Academic Board. Applicants who do not meet the specific requirements have to undergo a foundation course at RUI.

English Requirements
For Undergraduate Degrees

  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years; or
  • TOEFL – Minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years; or
  • Completion of other ESL programmes; or
  • International Equivalent.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be required to sit for RUI’s English Placement Test.

For Postgraduate Degrees

  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5, taken during the last two years; or
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 573 (Paper-based) or 90 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years; or
  • Letter from previous institution certifying that English is the medium of instruction for entire course

Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) FAQ

Do I have to submit my portfolio to enter any of the design programmes?

You will not be required to submit your portfolio submission unless you are applying directly for a degree or requesting for credit transfer.

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Can I apply to study using my SPM forecast results?

You can apply using your SPM forecast results but you will only receive a conditional offer letter which is subject to your actual SPM results.

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Do I submit my application personally? Or can I submit online?

You can send us an online enquiry via info@raffles-education-network.com and our Education Consultant will assist you with your online application.

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What is the minimum entry requirement for degree courses?

You would need to at least obtain a Raffles University Iskandar Foundation, or Malaysian STPM with a minimum CGPA 2.0 in 2 principal subjects, or GCE A Levels with minimum 2 passes in two subjects, Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a CGPA of 2.0, or any other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government.

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How many credits in SPM do I need to enrol to study?

You would need to obtain a minimum of 5 credits to apply for our Foundation programme (this includes both passes in BM and Sejarah).

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What is the English requirement?

Foundation studies
Minimum B grade in SPM/IELTS 5.0/Raffles Iskandar ELP

Minimum IELTS 3.0/SPM English C/1119 English grade D/UEC English B6/RUI Foundation English Language Programme

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum High School in English/IELTS 6.0/MUET Band 4/UEC English B4/1119 English Grade C/Complete Raffles University of Iskandar Foundation or ELP Programme/MUET Band 4/UEC English B4/1119 English Grade C/Complete RUI Foundation or ELP programme

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree Completion in English and IELTS 6.0

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Is there accommodation in the campus?

We do not have a hostel located at our campus; however we are able to assist in finding a suitable accommodation for you.

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When is the best time to look for accommodation?

The best time would be at least two to three months before your class commencement.

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How much is the accommodation cost in Johor?

It will range from RM 500 – RM 800 depending on your preferred location.

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How much is the estimated cost of meals per month?

It will range from RM 700 – Rm 900 depending on your dining preference.

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How much is the cost of transportation per month?

It will range from RM 100 – RM 200 per month depending on your transportation preference.

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How does RUI help me to secure a job after graduation?

CPD (Centre of Professional Development) is owned and managed by Raffles Education Corporation. It provides a seamless interface between students and the industries at all levels of studies. Graduates can expect top exposure for advertised positions; in addition, our industry partners have wider geographical reach and access to various specialized prospects.

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What kind of services does the CPD provide for me?

CPD provides services such as career placement, industrial attachment, collaborative industry projects, career consultation and industry competitor information.

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Will the school help me to look for a company for industrial attachment or I have to do it myself?

CPD will recommend industry partners for students to embark on their industrial attachment.

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Can I do my attachment in my home country?

You can return to your home country for attachment; however this will be subject to your lecturer’s approval.

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