About Us

Jesselton University College is a leading private higher education institution in Sabah. We strives to focus on creating educational and career opportunities for people by means of which students may obtain higher education in various fields. Over the years, the university college focused on flexible and interdisciplinary training and educational systems.

Established since 1988 under Sabah The Education Ordinance, 1961 (Ordinance No. 9 of 1961) and re-register as Institut Prima Bestari when Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 enacted. The institution has demonstrated outstanding and proven track record such as achieving 5-star rating by Ministry of Higher Education for consecutive years. As a commendation to its commitment and quality towards higher education, the Ministry of Higher Education has granted the degree granting University College status to the institution in 2021.

Being one of the leading private education institution, Jesselton University College has a long standing recognition from the local authorities. Programmes of Jesselton University College are recognized and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Department of Skills Development (JPK), and Ministry of Human Resource (HRDCorp). Jesselton University College is licensed training provider panel for the Human Resources Development Corporation (HRDCorp), The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Ministry of Tourism Management (MOTAC), and Department of Skills Development (JPK). 

With its root planted deep into the land of Sabah, Jesselton University College is spreading its branches further into the global horizon as such is to embark on the journey to seek recognition and accreditations in a global scale. In 2020, Jesselton University College has received its first international accreditation from Accreditation Service for International Colleges, UK (ASIC), in the areas of Quality, Student Welfare, and Premise & Health Safety. Subsequently, JUC was appointed by OTHM Qualification, UK, as an approved learning centre. Throughout the years of its global expansion, Jesselton University College accomplished as an institution member of Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) and Chartered Association of Continuing Education (CACE).


Vision & Mission 


To be an international centre of educational excellence and preferred provider of quality education


  • To provide quality training and knowledge of choice and valuable experience for the all-round development of competent, proactive, intellectually critical individuals
  • To prepare students to excel physically and mentally in their desired skills occupation
  • To provide our students learning experiences that will enrich them for life
  • To train entrepreneur and market leaders