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39 Top PhDs in Malaysia 2021/2022

There are a range of choices of universities and programs for earning a PhD in Malaysia, as the country has grown to be an attractive destination for international students. There are a number of universities that focus on science and technology, among other subjects, and have high quality research programs. Another benefit is that earning a PhD in Malaysia can be a fraction of the price compared… Read more

There are a range of choices of universities and programs for earning a PhD in Malaysia, as the country has grown to be an attractive destination for international students. There are a number of universities that focus on science and technology, among other subjects, and have high quality research programs. Another benefit is that earning a PhD in Malaysia can be a fraction of the price compared to universities in Europe and the US. Students can also benefit from the international presence as well as the local Asian culture, offering an exciting environment for pursuing a PhD.

Program requirements vary, however, like most PhD programs, a PhD in Malaysia requires extensive research in the field of study that leads to the writing for a dissertation or thesis, and then defense of the dissertation or thesis in front of a panel of experts.

If you are looking for an exciting destination for advancing your education and career, then you may want to consider a PhD in Malaysia. Scroll through the options below and find out!

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IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new ... +

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Ph.D. programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), UUM College of Business is a full research program in which students are assessed based on th ... +

The Ph.D. programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), UUM College of Business is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 14 semesters
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

INCEIF has set the benchmark for excellence in industry research. Our renowned scholars and seasoned industry leaders strive to create a nurturing environment where exceptiona ... +

INCEIF has set the benchmark for excellence in industry research. Our renowned scholars and seasoned industry leaders strive to create a nurturing environment where exceptional minds can flourish, driving progress and development in the realm of Islamic finance. PhD in Islamic Finance by Coursework and Dissertation is an intensive programme designed for students who require exposure to coursework before pursuing research in Islamic finance. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

This research-driven program aims to further develop your current research skills in one of a number of key areas of biology. Working with your supervisors, you will be expose ... +

This research-driven program aims to further develop your current research skills in one of a number of key areas of biology. Working with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activities including critical analysis of literature, identifying an area of contribution, gathering information, and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations. Tutorials will be conducted in an exclusive, one-to-one manner and supervisors will be on hand to support you throughout the duration of the program. Prior to enrolment, prospective candidates will have to consult Sunway’s qualified and experienced supervisors to ascertain the area of research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Why our APU Ph.D. by research program? You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors; a Wide range of the latest research areas in the fields of computing.

Why our APU Ph.D. by research program? You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors; a Wide range of the latest research areas in the fields of computing. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
05 Oct 2021
Online
 
Taylor’s University
Subang Jaya, Malaysia

The Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) is a research programme aimed at those who wish to be excited of innovation and/or discovery in a changing global landscape. This p ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) is a research programme aimed at those who wish to be excited of innovation and/or discovery in a changing global landscape. This programme facilitates graduate students to have a strong grounding on algorithmic foundations of computing, endeavor scientific research in a variety of fields in Computer Science or IT, preparing them in applying computational thinking to a diversity of applications in Computer Science and beyond that may cut-across disciplines. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has ... +

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
English
Campus
 
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Kajang, Malaysia

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide an opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthe ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide an opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthesis, and research in the challenging Built Environment sector. This programme is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new ... +

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and con ... +

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Computer Science Ph.D. programme prepares students in the highest level of theory and practice of Computer Science, aiding with the development of research and instruction ... +

The Computer Science Ph.D. programme prepares students in the highest level of theory and practice of Computer Science, aiding with the development of research and instruction skills for positions in academia, industry and other sectors. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This programme is open to working professionals from both the public and private sector. Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to share their ideas and expectation ... +

This programme is open to working professionals from both the public and private sector. Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to share their ideas and expectation with our faculty members during the selection interview where we hope to assess the broader picture of a candidate’s suitability for the programme and university. It provides a seamless immersion between the industry and the academia which then benefits the Islamic Finance industry as a whole -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Ph.D. in Islamic Finance program is an innovative, multidisciplinary, and research-based doctoral program that imparts the required analytical and investigative skills to ... +

The Ph.D. in Islamic Finance program is an innovative, multidisciplinary, and research-based doctoral program that imparts the required analytical and investigative skills to further expand your theoretical knowledge. Moreover, the programs enable you to acquire a comprehensive understanding of Islamic finance and enhance the ability to analyze and interpret developments in the rapidly growing Islamic financial services market. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Jan 2022
31 Oct 2021
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve. This qualification sets you apart as having developed an exhaustive understandin ... +

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve. This qualification sets you apart as having developed an exhaustive understanding of your selected focus area in the discipline of business studies, placing you at the forefront of your chosen field of research. Our Ph.D. in Business provides you with opportunities to undertake extensive investigation within your chosen business field and you are encouraged to develop new ideas or employ well-thought-out methodologies to produce noteworthy theoretical and practical contributions. You will utilize the best-suited research design to explore and/or test informed ideas. The outcome of your research extends the frontiers of knowledge and you will disseminate the scholarly findings to peers and practitioners, through academic and professional networks, conferences/seminars, and even publications. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Computing at Sunway University will be leaders and innovators in the fields of computing, information and communications technology. ... +

Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Computing at Sunway University will be leaders and innovators in the fields of computing, information and communications technology. This research-driven program aims to further develop your research skills in one of a number of crucial areas of computing. Working closely with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activity including critical analysis of literature, identifying areas of contribution, compiling information, and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus