Our Story


Advance Tertiary College (ATC College) was formed in 1987 to provide local educational opportunities for school leavers and working adults. Our aim is to provide students with access to tertiary and professional education that is affordable yet maintaining the highest level of academic standards.

In the last decade, ATC has become the largest private law school in this region with two campuses in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang), one in Singapore and a joint venture partnership in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Its Business School has also grown to offer a variety of certificate and diploma programmes that are contemporary and market-driven. ATC has also been running it’s A-Level courses through School of Pre-Tertiary and Professional Studies. This school has been recognized by the Cambridge International Examination as a registered centre for A-Level examinations.

ATC’s growth in the last two decades is credited to its strong commitment to academic excellence. This is seen in our adoption of cutting edge teaching–learning methodologies which includes the provision of research facilities that are student-centric and geared towards enhancing academic performance.

Our students’ world class results on the University of London external programme every year is testament to this fact. With more than 10,000 graduates who are currently involved in legal practice, the corporate sector, media and banking industries, the ATC graduate is highly employable in both local and international job sectors.

ATC’s success lies in the progressive paradigm of our people who make up this remarkable institution. It is their unwavering dedication and philosophy of continuous improvement that has contributed to our excellent reputation, both locally and internationally.

At ATC, we appreciate the importance of holistic education. We take pride in offering a diverse range of extra-curricular activities. This is an opportunity for our students to explore and develop their talent. We have also excelled in this scene whereby ATC has set the standard for mooting and debating. ATC emerged champions in the 4th LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.