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The North Borneo University College is the first private university established in State of Sabah. Established under Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996, recognised by Ministry of Education Malaysia and full member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK). NBUC is a nationally accredited university with a distinguished historical name of North Borneo in acknowledgement to the history and diversity in ethnicity, culture and language for the State of Sabah. The State of North Borneo was made a British protectorate in 1888.

The University established since 2006 and rebranded to North Borneo University College in March 2015, as the first private university college in Sabah that offering postgraduate programme up to doctoral level. North Borneo University College situated in Kota Kinabalu offers lots of opportunities to explore the beauty and uniqueness of Sabah to international students. The campus equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as Drone Technology, Ground Penetrating Radar, Forensic Lab, Armedeus Lab and e-library to stay ahead with Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5.0.


Possible Education and Industry Transformation


To Make It Easy To Synergise Education and Business

7 Values: I.P.T.A.C.E.I

I. Integrity

II. Professionalism

III. Tolerant

IV. Adaptable

V. Cohesive


VII. Impactful


  • We are committed to providing excellent services to you as our student and endeavour to exceed all your expectations.
  • We care and are concerned about you and put your needs first by providing a positive and supportive environment for you to achieve your goals.
  • We listen to you, and your feedback on your academic performance is a fundamental element of the NBUC approach to teaching and learning.
  • We highly rate innovation and we are therefore always looking to find new ways to do things better.
  • We are open and honest and have an open-door policy to create a receptive environment where you can develop, contribute and prosper.
  • Our people are committed to enhancing their personal and professional development which will ensure you have a great experience with North Borneo University College.

Institutions Collaboration and Partners

  • London Examinations Board, UK
  • Global Business School College, Japan
  • Geomatika University College, Malaysia
  • Princeton International Education Group, Singapore

Academic Governance

Independence of Academic Board

Our North Borneo University College governance structure protects and assures the integrity of academic decision making. The Academic Board is independent and tasked with a clear remit for academic development and quality assurance.

Purpose of the Academic Board

The Academic Board has ultimate responsibility for the standards and quality of our educational provision at NBUC. The Vice-Chancellor will exercise academic leadership and coordinate academic activities, and the Deans shall be responsible for monitoring standards and quality at qualification level. The Academic Board is ultimately responsible for all assessments relating to our qualifications through the Board of Examiners.

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