Jesselton University College Accreditation & Recognition

At Jesselton University College, we offer high-quality education and nurture the most competent graduates in the industry. We are internationally accredited, and our activities are constantly being reviewed by prestigious accreditation bodies. Over the course of our 20-year history, Jesselton University College has developed innovative higher education programs to deliver the highest quality education possible.

Accrediting Bodies

Jesselton University College has successfully fulfilled the high-quality criteria of the following accreditation bodies:

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) was established under Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. The main role of the MQA is to implement the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) for quality assurance of higher education and as reference point for the criteria and standards for national qualifications.

All academic programmes offering in Jesselton University College has been accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities
The University is a Full Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Jesselton University College membership in ACU will also highlight the University’s commitment to a steadfast in social responsibility, international development, and inter-university collaboration.

Chartered Association of Continuing Education (CACE)
The Chartered Association of Continuing Education (CACE) is a not-for-profit professional body established under the Societies Ordinance of the Hong Kong SAR Government for institutions who focus on continuing education and lifelong learning. CACE also offers continuing education programmes through its associate training institution, the Chartered Management School of Distance Learning (CMSDL). CMSDL was registered under Education Ordinance (Cap. 279) of The Hong Kong Education Department No. 543942) since 2001.

The Association has a growing global presence with institutions and members employed in all sectors of continuing education, including professional education, higher education, technical and vocational education and training.

Jesselton University College is in adaptation to the quality standard of CACE's Quality Management System (QMS) since the year 2020. The fields that this external quality management system cover are Management, Education Teaching and Learning, Research, and Finance. Multiple external audits by CACE had run their courses in JUC to ensure we adhere best practices to serve our students and stakeholders in highest regards.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Jesselton University College is a member institution of ACBSP. Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Recognition - CHEA recognized scope of accreditation: ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. (2011) The CHEA Board of Directors determined that ACBSP demonstrated that it meets the standards, and that its accreditation process is consistent with the quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established and should receive recognition for a period of up to ten years.

American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA)
Jesselton University College is a member institution of AHEA. American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) is founded with the mission to drive equity in higher education by connecting the global community through collaboration and shared learning experiences.

Through AHEA's partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, the organization contributes to the development of global citizens through internationalized education, lifelong learning, and universal credentialing. AHEA has partnered with Tower Education Technologies to develop new solutions for higher education. We believe that technology should improve teaching and learning, not just manage student records. It should support skills development and graduate employment, not just degree attainment. Ultimately, it's EdTech's responsibility to help us adapt to the 21st century by engaging with one another as global citizens.

Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC)
Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC) is an internationally renowned quality standard for schools, colleges, universities and online learning providers. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

ASIC understand the needs and challenges of global training. Their knowledge of the dynamics of learning in different countries and cultures and their expertise in online education made them the best choice for many forward-looking and progressive institutions such as Jesselton University College in Sabah.

Jesselton University College is institutional accredited by ASIC. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. We have earned commendable grades in:

  • Premises and Health & Safety
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement
  • Student Welfare

Department of Skills Development (JPK)
The Department of Skills Development (JPK), formerly known as the National Vocational Training Council (MLVK) is a Department under the Ministry of Human Resources which was established on 2 May 1989 through the restructuring of the National Training and Certification Craft Board (LLPPKK) established in 1971 The name MLVK was changed to JPK after the National Skills Development Act 2006 (Act 652) came into force on 1st September 2006.

All Malaysian Skills Certificate (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) (SKM) programmes offering in Jesselton University College are approved by JPK as a Certified Training Provider.

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)
National Higher Education Fund Corporation, abbreviated PTPTN (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional) is one of the funding agencies under the Ministry of Higher Education. PTPTN was established under the National Higher Education Fund Corporation Act 1997 (Act 566) which came into effect on 1 July 1997 and commenced operations on 1 November 1997.

The establishment of PTPTN is part of the Government's efforts in ensuring that no student is left behind to continue their education at Institutions of Higher Learning (IPT) due to financial problems. In fulfilling this desire, PTPTN has been given the responsibility to assist students entering HEIs by providing education funds in the form of education loans and other financial assistance. So far, PTPTN has provided a loan scheme known as the Education Loan Scheme (SPP), while the financial assistance is in the form of advances or called Loan Advances (WPP).

All academic programmes at Jesselton University College are eligible for all Malaysian students to apply for financial aids while pursuing their higher education.

Perbadanan Tabung Perbangunan Kemahiran (PTPK)
Skills Development Fund Corporation, abbreviated PTPK (Perbadanan Tabung Perbangunan Kemahiran) is a leader in funding Technical / Vocational Education and Training or TVET programmes in Malaysia. There are more than 400,000 borrowers who have benefited from PTPK financing with a total of not less than RM4 billion since the establishment of the Skills Development Fund in 2001.

To elevate TVET as a premier field of skills education, PTPK has been entrusted in ensuring funding in the form of loans and grants for various skills in public and private TVET institutions. The implementation of programs that meet the needs of the national labor market with the strategic cooperation of our stakeholders. All these skills training programs are implemented systematically and with high integrity.

All Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) programmes at Jesselton University College eligible local Malaysian students to seek for this financial funding to pursue their further study.