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HELP University
Universiti HELP
Former names
HELP University
MottoThe University of Achievers
ChancellorDatuk Dr Paul Chan Tuck Hoong
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Dr Andy Liew Teik Kooi
ELM Business School, No. 15, Jalan Sri Semantan 1, Off Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Campus Damansara Heights

HELP University ( Malay: Universiti HELP; formerly known as HELP Institute, and subsequently as HELP University College) is a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was founded on 1 April 1986 by its Chancellor, Paul Chan Tuck Hoong, and his wife, Chan-Low Kam Yoke.

HELP Institute was awarded the University College status in 2004 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia [1] and was awarded full university status in 2011. [2]

HELP is an acronym for Higher Education Learning Philosophy.

HELP Institute as it was formerly known was the first institution outside of the United Kingdom to offer the University of London External Programme's Diploma in Economics.

When HELP was first founded it offered programmes from the University of London External Programmes, and A-levels.

HELP University was the pioneer of twinning programmes, in which students can complete one or two years of the curriculum of the partner universities in Malaysia, then transfer to the overseas institution to complete their degrees.

HELP University in the past offered twinning programmes from the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Charles Sturt University, Australia, and the University of East London, United Kingdom.

It has partnerships with universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and in Europe.

HELP University is a member of the HELP Education Group. The HELP Education Group consists of HELP University, HELP Academy, HELP International School, Crescendo-HELP International School, and Tunku Putra-HELP International School.

HELP University, HELP Academy, and several of their subsidiaries share a common corporate logo featuring two hands: one extended in assistance, symbolizing a helping hand reaching out to support the other.


HELP University Subang 2.

HELP University has two campuses. One located in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, and the other in Subang Bestari, Shah Alam, Selangor.

HELP University's Subang 2 campus opened its doors in April 2016 and is the larger campus of the two. [3] The campus won the IFLA Asia Pacific Awards 2019, Honorable Mention; and the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA 2018, Honour, Landscape Design Award Professional Category. Both awards were won by Verona Landscape Architecture that designed the Subang 2 landscape. [4]

The Subang 2 campus which was designed by GDP Architect, also won the PAM Awards 2017, Education (Commendation). [5]

Faculties and Centres

HELP University has 6 academic faculties, a Graduate School, a Centre for Continuing Professional Development, and an Institute for Crime and Criminology. [6]


  • Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Education, and Languages
  • Faculty of Economics, Business, and Accounting
  • Faculty of University Foundation Studies
  • Faculty of Law and Government
  • Faculty of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty of Arts and Communication


On 24 November 2022, HELP University established and opened the first Centre for Neuropsychology in Malaysia. [7]

HELP Academy

HELP Academy, a sister company of HELP University provides programmes in collaboration with partner universities and organizations, comprises the following departments:

  1. A-Levels Department: This department offers both Pearson Edexcel A-Levels and Cambridge A-Levels.
  2. Management Department: The Management Department offers twinning programmes from the University of Derby, United Kingdom.

Notable alumni

Media and Entertainment


Awards & Rankings

Setara and My Quest

HELP University and HELP Academy were rated Berdaya Saing (Competitive) the highest category in the 2022 ratings by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. Institutions rated competitive have the capability to compete at a higher level. Institutions were evaluated and classified based on their excellence and meeting the evaluation criterias set by Malaysia's Higher Education Institutions ratings. [10]

QS rating and ranking

HELP University was the first university in Southeast Asia to be awarded 5 stars in 8 categories by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Star Rating System in April 2020. The 8 categories are Teaching, Internationalisation, Employability, Academic Development, Facilities, Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, and Programme Strength for its Masters in Business Administration (MBA). [11]

HELP University was ranked No1 among 650 universities in Asia for Outbound Student Exchange Programme by QS Rankings: Asia 2021. [12]

The university was rated between 401 and 450 in the Asian University Rankings 2021 by QS Rankings. [13]

Premier Digital Tech University (PDTU Status)

The university was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University (PDTU) status in 2019 by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a recognition given to Malaysia's leading digital tech focused tertiary institutions. [14] [15]

TalentBank National Graduate Employability Index

HELP University was rated 6 Stars for Human Resource Management, Language Studies, Education, Banking, Psychology, Mathematics and Statistics, Counselling and Law by Talentbank in the National Graduate Employability Index. [16]


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  2. ^ Services, WebWay E. "Profile HELP University - ELM Business School - Where To Study". Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ Services, WebWay E. "HELP University's new Subang 2 campus". Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Verona Design - Landscape Architecture". verona. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  5. ^ "HELP University (Phase 1) - GDP". 24 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  6. ^ "HELP University". Top Universities. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  7. ^ Zairill, Hazique. "Leading the way". Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Jane Teoh Crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2018".
  9. ^ "Sara prepared to go the distance despite few setbacks". The Star. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
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  11. ^ "HELP becomes a 5 Star university of achievers". Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Top for foreign exchange programmes". The Star. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  13. ^ "HELP University". Top Universities. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  14. ^ "MDEC". MDEC. 26 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Three additions to the Premier Digital Tech Institutions lineup". Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Highly Employable Courses in Malaysia – National Graduate Employability Index". Retrieved 10 October 2023.

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