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Our journey as Kolej Swasta Bandar Utama (KSBU) began in 1990 in 6 units of 4-storey shop-lots in Damansara Uptown, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya while waiting for the completion of our purpose-built permanent campus in Bandar Utama, a new and successful mixed development township in Petaling Jaya. After relocating to our permanent campus KBU changed its name to KBU International College. In 2015 we were elevated to university college and renamed First City University College (First City UC).


Our permanent campus is designed to ensure a conducive learning and teaching environment, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Emphasizing that education is not just about studying we have included both outdoor and indoor recreational facilities at the campus such as a football field, futsal, badminton, and basketball courts, table tennis tables, and a dance studio. We also provide air-conditioned student accommodation with en-suite bathrooms which can accommodate more than 800 students within and across the road from the campus. First City UC’s students will have a holistic and wholesome experience of campus life in preparing for their future career.


For almost 30 years, First City UC has been leading the way in providing affordable, quality and industry-relevant education for Malaysian and International students. First City UC offers a wide range of programmes that meet the stringent requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on the quality and delivery of programmes. First City UC also collaborates with reputable foreign universities. Such collaboration is important for benchmarking First City UC’s standards and quality at an international level.

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Why First City University?


First City UC has designed a broad range of courses which are industry relevant to ensure graduate employability. Our students’ education and training at First City UC are strengthened by the following:

  • Our laboratories, workshops, and IT Centre with state-of-the-art equipment and software

  • Our links and collaborations with Industry and Professional Bodies for student internship placements


Our quality education is attested by collaboration with the following foreign education institutions:-


With a student population of 35,000, it is one of the largest universities in East England with multiple awards to its name.


With a rich history of over 85 years in the field of tertiary education, this institution has had students from 100 nations passing through its doors.


This institution is ranked 14th in the world in 2018 by QS World University Rankings for Hospitality & Leisure Management.


First City UC is located in an eco-friendly campus, supported by the following:


  • A variety of trees and vegetation providing shaded areas for relaxation

  • Green buildings with lush indoor soft-scaped areas, naturally lit and ventilated corridors and generous common areas for relaxation and interaction

  • Rainwater harvested for air-conditioners, irrigation system for plants and general cleaning

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