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Widad University College

Who We Are

Widad University College founding principle as Private Higher Education Institution that has been approved and validated by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia as a modern and progressive institution. The opportunity for a child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country was the original value and purpose of Widad University College establishment. It's also why, from the very start, talented students of all backgrounds were given the chance to access further education through bursaries and scholarships.

In addition, Tan Sri Muhammad Ikmal Opat Abdullah, the Founder of Widad Education Sdn. Bhd. that owned Widad University College and Widad College; Pro Chancellor of Widad University College, has established Yayasan Royal Widad which offer hundreds of scholarships to support and encourage talented students, and a range of grants and bursaries to those who need a financial helping hand.

Our excellence in research and teaching makes Widad University College one of the top universities in Malaysia especially in Medicine and Allied Sciences fields and ranked SETARA 5 by The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Since our inception, we have believed in education for all and leadership that improves lives in all of the communities that we serve. We always find new ways of thinking and working together in a culture that adapts to change.

Widad University College and Widad College values every member of the institution for the contribution they can make to our collective success. We also value different and unique perspectives with the highest regard for academic freedom, collegiality, and robust and respectful debate by listening to and understanding the needs and aspirations of others.


Where We Are

Widad University College

In-term of geographical location, Widad University College and Widad College located at Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. Set around the largest city in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuantan is home to beautiful golden beaches, world-class reserve forest and marine park, delicious fresh food, and a calendar of exciting events and festivals.

Kuantan is:

  1. Beautiful
    Kuantan's natural beauty is world-renowned, from the stunning National Forest Park; Taman Negara Pahang and Marine Park; Tioman Island to our iconic beaches; Teluk Cempedak.
  2. Safe
    Moving away from home can be daunting, so it's important that you feel safe in your new home.
  3. Multicultural
    Kuantan is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city. This multiculturalism has shaped our food, shops, customs, hobbies and cultural scene.
  4. Welcoming
    Malaysia are known for being friendly, welcoming and hospitable. Thus, Malaysia will be such an amazing country for you to stay and get education.

What We Offer

Widad University College

We offer various programmes accordingly to institution:

  1. Widad University College
    • 3 post-graduate programmes: 1 PhD and 2 Master - Area of Specialization: Management and Business Administration
    • 31under-graduate programmes: 11 Bachelor, 18 Diploma and 2 Foundation - Area of Specialization: Medicine and Allied Sciences
  2. Widad College
    • 3 Public Universities’ Collaboration Programme: UiTM with 7 programme; UTM with 6 Programme and UPM with 1 programme - Area of Specialization: Management and Business Administration
    • 2 Home-grown Programmes - Area of Specialization: Industry Engagement Programme

Widad University College

Why Choose Us

Our Main Campus Improvement Program is transforming our infrastructure for current generation students and staff. Our campuses are evolving to meet the needs of 21st century students, researchers and educationist and provide cultural, recreational, sporting and retail spaces to the wider community.

Widad University College is ranked SETARA 5 by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. 3. 100% of our programme are fully accredited by Malaysia Qualification Agencies and related Board.

As a Widad University College and Widad College student, you can access opportunities and programs that enhance your employability skills, and give you direct access to industry.

Widad University College

Our Students Affair Department provides counselling services and students’ welfare; lead by prominent and experienced staffs.

Entrepreneurship Program that equip you with the skills needed to accelerate your idea, career or research.

Widad University College enables students to engage in interdisciplinary innovation activities and programs, equipping them with the skills needed to accelerate their ideas, career, or research.

Mentor Mentee system that supports entrepreneurship and innovation at Widad University College by providing opportunities for all students to learn about innovative processes and gain critical thinking and design skills required for thriving in the future workforce.

Our community and co-curricular opportunities create a diverse, supportive and vibrant student experiences.


International Centre for International Student

The International Centre is the point of contact for collaboration of International programmes. The Centre also oversees all International programmes. International Centre will also assist you in many ways including facilitating your admission, immigration, arrivals, life in Kuantan, Malaysia and helping you to learn your way around the Widad University College.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Business
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 7500 / Course
Duration: 1 Year / 3 Semesters
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Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 10000 / Course
Duration: 1 Year / 3 Semesters
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Diploma Level
3.
Diploma in Architecture
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Architecture
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 24000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Art & Design (Industrial)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Business Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Business Studies
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 17100 / Course
Duration: 2 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Coaching Science
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 21090 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Computer Sciences (Multimedia)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Creative Fashion Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19800 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Games Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 27000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Interactive Multimedia
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Islamic Banking
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Islamic Finance
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/4 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Mass Communication
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19800 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Diploma in Mass Communication & Media
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 17500 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Medical Assistant
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 39000 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 39000 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Nursing
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 42000 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Office Management & Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 17500 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Pharmacy
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 39000 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Property Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Quantity Surveying
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Restaurant Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Secretarial Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 2 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Sport Studies
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Technology Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Technology Management (Accountancy)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20700 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters
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Diploma in Tourism Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19000 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years
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Diploma in Tourism Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 16700 / Course
Duration: 2 1/2 Years / 7 Semesters
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Bachelor's Degree Level
34.
Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 42000 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Interactive Multimedia (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Islamic Finance (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 38150 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 300000 / Course
Duration: 5 Years / 10 Semesters
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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34650 / Course
Duration: 3 Years / 9 Semesters
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Masters Degree Level
45.
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 15520 / Course
Duration: FT: 3 yr -6 yr / PT: 4 yr- 8 yr
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Master of Business Administration
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 19900 / Course
Duration: FT: 1 ½ -3 yr (5 SEM) / PT: 2 yr 4 month -4 yr (7 SEM)
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Master of Science in Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 9700 / Course
Duration: FT: 2-4 Yr / PT: 3-6 Yr
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Contact Details

Widad University College

Address:
BIM Point
Bandar Indera Mahkota
25200 Kuantan
Pahang

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: +609 5737777
Fax: +609 5738899
Website: https://widad.edu.my/

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    The financial assistance is provided by the Royal Widad Foundation (RWF) to promising students from low-income families to pursue their dreams of obtaining tertiary education. The award of this financial aid is at the discretion of the Foundation and...
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Key Personnel

YBhg. Brigadier General (R) Professor Dato' Ts Dr. Hj. Shohaimi Abdullah

Vice Chancellor , Widad University College

Brig Gen (Retired) Prof Dato’ Ts Dr. Shohaimi bin Abdullah was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (“EME”) Corps of the Malaysian Army after completing his Army Cadetship in 1982.

Among the prominent posts that he has held during his service in the Army were; the Commandant of Institute of Engineering of the Army, the Director of the Corp of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, The Director of Equipment Procurement at the Army Headquarters and the Head of the Electrical Mechanical Engineers Group at the Army Logistic Headquarters taking charge of the maintenance of the Malaysian Army fleet of equipment.

Prof Shohaimi was called to provide his service at the National Defence University Malaysia (“UPNM”) in August 2008 as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering. He shines in his new post with numerous research projects especially in the field of defence technology. He has published numerous research papers in high index journals in the area of defence engineering. Prof Shohaimi was promoted to the grade of a full Professor on January 2012. He was also appointed to head the UPNM Institute of Executive Studies (“NIEEd”), a business branch of the UPNM, with the title of Assistant Vice Chancellor, to provide for executive courses for military officers and rank and files. Prof Shohaimi was later appointed as the Dean of the Centre of Post Graduate Studies prior to leaving UPNM in 2016.

While in UPNM and after leaving the institution, Prof Shohaimi has served various other higher education institutions as follow:

  1. Vice Chancellor, WIDAD University College from June 2018 – current. b. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Quality Assurance), SEGi University, Kuala Lumpur – June 2016 to June 2018
  2. Chief Executive, International College of Automotive Malaysia, Pekan Pahang from 2012 to 2014. (on attachment from UPNM to upgrade the college to a full university status, later the DRB Hicom University Malaysia - DHUAM)

Prof Shohaimi has provided an excellent academic leadership to WIDAD University College, instrumental in improving the ranking in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA) to FIVE STAR (VERY COMPETITIVE) for the assessment year 2018/2019, two rankings higher from the previous THREE STAR (GOOD) for 2016/2017 assessment.

Student Testimonials

Muhammad Aqil Mirza Bin Rosli

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Course Duration: 5 Years
Period of Study: 2019-2024
Year enrolled: 2019

For me, studying at Widad Univesity College is one of the best memories that I will cherish. The environment is conducive l, the staffs are nice, and the lecturers are friendly and very helpful. The lecturers at Widad University College have vast knowledge and they are very generous in imparting their knowledge and skills to the student. Our lecturers are kind and very passionate when teaching us. They are very approachable regardless of time. My experience studying here is very pleasant. Although my course is a difficult, it was made easier by the help of the lecturers. Surely, Widad University College is a good place to further one's study.


Tengku Henlysyafeena Fazira bt Tengku Abdullah

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Course Duration: 3 ½ Years
Period of Study: 2019-2022 (7 Semester)
Year enrolled: 2019

I am currently doing my final year in Widad University College with lot of interesting and valuable experiences along my bachelor journey. Widad University College such a nice place to gain a new learning experiences since it provides more opportunity, latest facilities and a very supportive lecturers in order to achieve the study goals. If you’re curious? Let’s join and be a part of us. Big Thanks for the opportunity given and do proud to be a part of Widad University College especially as Psychology student’s.


Abdullah Hujainah

Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

Country of Origin: Yemen
Course Duration: 3 ½ Years
Period of Study: 1 ½ Years
Year enrolled: 2020

My experience at Widad has been amazing. The lecturers are great and they really make you excited to learn something new everyday. Other than that, they also make me feel at home and being from a different country, that really means a lot to me. It makes it so much easier to learn and enjoy each of my classes.


Mohamed Mossad Abdelhak Shaban

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Country of Origin: Egypt
Course Duration: 5 Years
Period of Study: 2 Years
Year enrolled: 2019

Widad University College was appealing to me because of the learning structure and the opportunitiesthat I knew it would give me when I decided to study in Malaysia. Moreover, Widad gave me more than just that, as well as a fantastic well-rounded medical education, which provided me an amazing community and environment for someone to grow. I learn a variety of social skills, all of which helped me to get to where I am today and helped me to reach my goals in the future.

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