faqs

General Information
Who are we?
Quest International University Perak (QIUP) is a private and comprehensive research-led University established 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 with equity participation by Perak State Government.
Where are we located?
The University is currently operating from an interim campus along and off Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun (Jalan Kampar) in Ipoh City. A permanent campus will be constructed in Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh very soon. At the interim campus, three (3) buildings accommodate the University's administration and academic facilities, of which one is exclusively for the Medical Faculty. All relevant laboratory and teaching facilities with state-of-the-art equipment are available at the interim campus for the conduct of the University's inaugural programmes.
Is QIUP an IPTS or IPTA?
QIUP is a private University (IPTS) with equity participation by Perak State Government.
Is QIUP a recognized University?
QIUP is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education under the Malaysian Private Educational Institutions Act 1996 with registration number KPT/JPT/DFT/US/A05.
Do you confer your own degrees or conduct twinning programmes with some other Universities?
Being a full-fledged University, QIUP awards its own degrees for all its courses.
Why should I study in QIUP?
  • 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.
Why is QIUP different from other institutions?
QIUP has their own distinctive areas:

  • Job Employability
    Being backed by a global conglomerate, QIUP understands the needs that is expected by the occupational world and customises its courses to address current needs.
  • Quality Assured
    Good blend of experienced senior and well respected academicians and a balance of local and overseas educators.
  • Conducive Learning Environment
    Ipoh provides the lifestyle opportunities and attractions that students expect in addition to the natural fauna and limestone that provides a more serene environment to live in.
  • Character Building
    Developing students inside and outside of classroom through co-curricular activities to instill feeling of community and promote service learning.
  • Affordable
    The fees charged for the programmes are affordable to the average Malaysian student and the cost of living in Ipoh is relatively lower than that of Klang Valley.
What are the amenities around QIUP?
QIUP is currently located in the centre of Ipoh City. Some of the amenities available near the campus are The Store hypermarket, Chinese temples, churches, various banks, restaurants and food outlets, Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal, Local Bus Terminal, Perak Community Specialist Hospital and Pekan Baru Police Station.

 

AMENITIES DISTANCE
The Store Hypermarket 1.4 km (2 mins)
CIMB Bank Same building
Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal 4.3 km (10 mins)
Local Bus Terminal 3.9 km (7 mins)
Perak Community Specialist Hospital 1.4 km (2 mins)
Pekan Baru Police Station 2.1 km (4 mins)
KTM Station 3.3 km (10 mins)
What are the modes of transport available for students to get to other places?
QIUP is easily accessible via public transportation such as buses and taxis. Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal and Local Bus Terminal are located within 2 to 3 km from the campus. The train station is about 10 mins. away.
What are the facilities currently available in the campus?
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
  • Amenities
  • 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
Which Universities are collaborating with QIUP?
Currently, the University has collaboration agreements with 2 Universities in India namely:
KLE University, Belgaum
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
This agreement allows for staff exchange, staff training, student internship and assistance for curriculum development. Efforts are underway to have articulation agreements with Universities in other countries including Australia, UK and US.
When are the intakes for 2018?
Please click here to find QIUP intake dates for 2018.
When is the closing date for each intake?
For each intake, following the registration, there will be "Student Orientation" activities for one week. Lectures will start after the Orientation Week and the closing date for the intake will be two weeks after commencement date.
What is the medium of instruction at QIUP?
The medium of instruction at QIUP is English.
What about the class sizes?
For the Foundation Programme, classes are designed to accommodate a maximum of 25 students to encourage active class participation and promote meaningful interactions between students and lecturers. Classes for Degree Programme can accommodate up to 60 students.
Who are your lecturers?
QIUP's lecturers are well qualified academics with recognized academic qualifications and experience. They comprise of locals and foreigners.
Are you open on weekends?
During non-intake periods, we are closed on weekends. However, during intake periods we are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 2.30pm (Local time)
What are your operational hours?
Our office opens from 8.30am - 5.30pm on weekdays and closed on weekends. Please note that we shall be open 7 days a week during intake periods.
Are internships arranged or made available while studying at QIUP?
Internships are a compulsory element in all our Degree Programme and the University will assist in arranging the internships.
Admissions
How can a student make an application?
To begin the admission process, kindly fill up and submit an Application Form to the University. To avoid delays, please ensure that all required information is provided. You may obtain an Application Form from the Student Recruitment Division at the University or apply online through our website www.qiup.edu.my.
Can I apply online?
Yes, please click on the link - https://tinyurl.com/yasnvg5z
When is the closing date for applications?
Applications take place throughout the year for the Foundation Programmes with three intakes in April, July and September. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they have their actual results. However, for the Degree Programmes there are only three intakes per year i.e. April/ May, June/July and September/ October.
Where could we get information about this intake and on admission matters?
Please contact our office at +605-2490500 or email us at enquiries@qiup.edu.my.
Are we supposed to pay the tuition fee on the day of registration itself?
Yes, you can or you may pay it earlier to ensure that your place is secured in the University.
What is the mode of payment for the tuition fees?
QIUP provides a variety of methods of payment such as cash, money order and postal order. Payment can be made to “Quest International University Perak” under CIMB Bank Account Number: 082500001953103.
How often do I need to pay the tuition fees and how much do I need to pay each time?
The tuition fees can be paid per semester/term and the amount will depend on your programme. (Please refer to Fee Schedule when you visit the University website or email us).
What if I intend to apply for credit transfer?
You can only apply for credit transfer upon admission. This should be dealt directly with the Faculty/Centre concerned. A briefing on credit transfer will be given by the Faculty/Centre during the Orientation Week.
What are the supporting documents that I need before I submit my application?
Malaysian Applicant

  • Four (4) Passport-Sized Photographs
  • Certified True Copy of Identity Card
  • Certified True Copy of all Academic Qualification certificates e.g. SPM / O Level / STPM / A Level / CIMP / SAM / Others
  • RM100 Application Fee (Non-refundable) for Malaysian Students & RM300 for MBBS

International Applicant

  • Eight (8) Passport-Sized Photographs (white background)
  • Two (2) Certified True Copy of Passport (all pages including empty pages) (validity of passport must at least one (1) year)
  • Certified True Copy of all Academic Qualification certificates e.g. SPM / O Level / STPM / A Level / CIMP / SAM / Others
  • Certified Medical Health Examination Report Form
  • No Objection Certificate (for student from Sub-Sahara countries only)
  • Letter of Attestation Declaration from a Commissioner for Oaths/Embassy official in support of any discrepancy in name or date of birth on the passport and academic transcript
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) of RM300.00 & RM500.00 for MBBS via Telegraphic Transfer (TT):
    Payee Name: Quest International University Perak (QIUP)
    Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad
    Account Number: 8601255202
    Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
    Note: Please write applicant’s name on the bank’s transaction slip and send it with the Application Form to QIUP
Who can certify the above documents?
The above documents can be certified by the School Principal, Division A Government Officers or a Commissioner of Oaths.
Accommodation
Does QIUP provide hostel accommodation for students? If yes, where are the hostels located?
Yes. QIUP does provide hostel accommodation at Alpine Village, Sunway City located about 10 km from the University.
How much is the rental of the accommodation?
Hostel & Transportation Charges Single Room (RM) Shared Room (RM)
Room Deposit (Refundable) 400.00 300.00
Key Deposit (Refundable) 30.00 30.00
Room / mth 400.00 300.00
Transportation (Bus) / mth 110.00 110.00

*Refundable (subject to terms and conditions)

How far is the accommodation from the QIUP?
The accommodation is just about 10 kilometres away from the campus. It may take about 20 minutes by car.
What are the facilities in the hostels?

Alpine Village Apartment is located at Sunway City, Ipoh. Sunway City Ipoh is the single, largest integrated township in Perak spanning 1,400 acres. The gated residential enclave offers a quality living experience for students and is in close proximity to Giant Hypermarket and The Lost World of Tambun Water Park.

 

Item Facilities
Room Single-sized bed
Study table & chair
Wardrobe
Unit Shower heater
Dining table set
Refrigerator
General WiFi
Residents’ Park with children’s playground and pavilion
Resort-Like Facade
Low Density
Gated Community (24-hour security)
Swimming Pool
Multi-Purpose Court
Free Car Park Bay
Lifts
Integrated township facilities like Giant
Hypermarket and Lost World of Tambun Theme Park
Is the security of the hostel at optimum standards?
Yes, there is a security post at the hostel's entrance with security guards strictly monitoring strictly movements of vehicles in and out of the area. There is also a hostel warden to monitor the movement of students in the hostel and QIUP has also stationed its own guards to assist the warden to monitor all the hostel units.
Can the parents, friends, or relatives visit the students?
Yes, they can, upon registering as visitors at the security post and with permission of the security guards. But visitors are strictly forbidden to enter residential blocks of the opposite sexes. Arrangements have been made at the main lobby / wi-fi room for parents to meet their children.
Can the students cook in their hostels?
Yes, some light cooking is allowed.
Can I choose my housemates?
Yes. You may submit your request for the hostel management’s consideration.
What is the cost of living at Ipoh city?
Depending on personal lifestyles, the cost of living in Ipoh City ranges from RM300 - RM400 (excluding accommodation) per month.