The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) is a statutory body governed by the Ministry of Education. The main role of the MQA is to carry out the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) to ensure the quality of Malaysia's higher education.

MQA is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions providing higher education are evaluated by an external body to determine the quality and standards are met before accredited by the agency.

SETARA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions is a ranking exercise for Universities and Colleges in Malaysia based on the quality of teaching and learning at the level of six (bachelor degree) Malaysian Qualifications Framework (Malaysian Qualifications Framework MQF).

SETARA executes a rigorous assessment methodology to rate an education institution’s three core fuxnctions namely teaching, research and services these three categories have their own weightage so that their diversity as well as unique strengths and challenges specific to their niche are fairly represented.

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is a widely viewed university ranking worldwide.

Universities in Malaysia have been getting a lot of attention on the world university rankings lists. In fact, several colleges and institutions in Malaysia are highly - ranked and well-known all over the world. Some of the top-ranked universities worldwide are located in Malaysia and their law schools, business schools, engineering schools and medical schools continue to grab the attention of international students everywhere, thanks to their global reputation and popularity. These top universities are great places to attend for your Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D programmes as they offer the best courses on a global scale.