About ATC

Our Story

Founded in 1987, Advance Tertiary College (ATC College) has established a tradition of excellence, blazing the trail with many graduates with distinction and world-class results.

Over the years, ATC College has become the largest private law school in the region. The Business School is renowned for its practical and market-driven courses. Another feather in the cap is the recognition by the Cambridge International Examination as a registered centre for A-Level examinations.

The state-of-the-art facilities and extra-curricular activities are geared towards developing essential leadership skills, such as effective communication, teamwork and collaboration, while instilling confidence and capability to handle real-world challenges. ATC graduates are highly sought-after in both local and international job sectors.

Vision & Mission

That Advance Tertiary College (ATC) Will Be Internationally Recognized As A Premier Law And Business School With A Global Perspective That Educates Leaders Who Will Fashion A More Humane And Just World.

The Core Mission Of ATC Is To Promote Learning In The Best Of Traditions. The College Offers Undergraduate, Graduate And Professional Students The Knowledge And Skills Needed To Succeed As Persons And Professionals, And The Values And Sensitivity Necessary To Be Men And Women Who Lead Others.

The College will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith in the core values of education. The college will draw from the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the various countries in which it has a presence enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

The College’s core values include a belief in and a commitment to advancing:

  • the freedom and the responsibility to pursue truth and follow evidence to its conclusion;
  • learning as a humanizing, social activity rather than a competitive exercise;
  • a common good that transcends the interests of particular individuals or groups; and reasoned discourse rather than coercion as the norm for decision making;
  • diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential components of a quality education in our global context;
  • excellence as the standard for teaching, scholarship, creative expression and service to the community;
  • social responsibility in fulfilling the College’s mission to create, communicate and apply knowledge to a world shared by all people and held in trust for future generations;
  • the moral dimension of every significant human choice: taking seriously how and who we choose to be in the world;
  • the full, integral development of each person and all persons, with the belief that no individual or group may rightfully prosper at the expense of others;
  • a culture of service that respects and promotes the dignity of every person.

Awards & Accolades

The Institution With The Largest Number Of “Best Students In The World” Awards.

  • The Institution with the Largest Number of “Best Students in the World” Awards 2010.
  • The ONLY Law degree School In The World To Have Produced 9 First Class Honours For The London LL.B
  • The ONLY Law School in Malaysia, Public or Private, To Ever Win The Prestigious LAWASIA International Moot Competition.
  • The ONLY Private Law School in MALAYSIA To Be Invited Into The Prestigious International Association of Law Schools.
  • The FIRST Law School in MALAYSIA To Be Fully Accredited By MQA For The London LL.B
  • The LARGEST Law School in This REGION With 3,321 Registered Students For The Academic Year 2009 – 2010.
  • One of six Institutions In The WORLD To Receive The University of London’s 150th Anniversary Award For Excellence.
Year Top Student Final Part I & II Total Score
1990 Ms Rekha Mahendran 490
1991 Ms Gurmit Kaur 479
1992 Ms Sharon Shamini Amen 499
1993 Mr Giridaran Santhirathesan 502
1994 Ms Ng Alina 499
1996 Ms Yong Pooi Yee 501
1997 Mr Jack Yow Pit Pin 506
1998 Mr Lau Kee Sern 484
1999 Ms Kok Su Ann 515 (First Class Honours)
2000 Ms Sheela Devi d/o Krishnan 498
2001 Mr Lee Kong Han 521 (First Class Honours)
2002 Ms Teh Guat Hong 531 (First Class Honours)
2003 Ms Teo Sue Anne 545 (First Class Honours)
2004 Ms Sanjeetha Sidhu
Ms Julia Shah Fiorovantiova
522 (First Class Honours)
519 (First Class Honours)
2005 Mr Donovan Cheah 504
2006 Mr Anilraj Verdamanikam 512
2007 Mr Tan You Leong 542 (First Class Honours)
2008 Ms Chong Jing En 517 (First Class Honours)
2009 Ms Jacinta Tan Szu Minn 508
2010 Ms Rebecca Yuvonne 551 (First Class Honours)
2011 Mr. Teo Eu John 505
2012 Mr. Ryan Lee King Hay 560 (First Class Honours)
2012 Ms. Crystal Lam Chin Kiu 525 (First Class Honours)
2013 Ms. Celia Ho Wai Kwan 508 (First Class Honours)
2013 Mr. Alan Chen Kam Lung 508 (First Class Honours)
2013 Mr. Daniel Chua Wei Chuen 499 (First Class Honours)
2014 Ms. Tan Peek Shia 500

In 1994, the External Programme and King’s College London introduced a scholarships which is awarded annually to an External LL.B student. Funding for the scholarship comes from the External Programme and the successful applicant enters King’s College, London to complete the second and third years of their LL.B degree.

The scholarship student is offered to the applicant who achieves the highest marks on the Intermediate examinations for the first time and the successful student is awarded as scholarship of £16,000 per annum.

Out of the 15 times that the scholarship has been awarded since 1995, ATC students have obtained it 12 times.

Year AwardedStudent Name
1995Jaya Geetha Nagendran
1995Jaya Geetha Nagendran
1997Amirtha Rajesh Ganesan
1998Melvinder Singh s/o Jagindar Singh
1999Sri Sarguna Raj
2000Tiffany Heah Li Yew
2001Nurul Munnah binti Ahmad Kamarulzaman
2002Ding Li Nah
2003Victoria Loi Tien Fen
2004Rhubini Nataraja
2005Ann Khong Hui Li
2007Rani Preatarshini Subassandran
2010Joey Teh Shyang Shiuan
2012Navini Rajikumara
2013Vivian Oh
2014Jeevitha Thurai
2015Daphne Sit Wei Jing

Partners & International Recognition

Part Of ATC’s Strengths Lies In The Fact That It Is Able To Cross Boundaries By Offering Programmes That Are Recognised And / Or Accredited Internationally.

This allows students completing programmes at ATC with the option of pursuing higher education not only at ATC but in the United Kingdom and Australia as well.

ATC’s strongest link lies with the University of London International Programmes, for which ATC is an Affiliate Centre in the areas of Law and Business.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, (formerly known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic) assumed full university status in 1994.

It is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a site of approximately 93,500 square metres adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel. The University is the largest UGC-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students. A wide range of courses which directly meets industrial, commercial and community needs are offered. In addition to meeting Hong Kong’s manpower requirements, PolyU also makes significant contributions towards the territory’s success by providing the public and private sectors with its expanding range of consultancy, professional training, and applied research services. Through these activities, the University maintains a strong partnership with business and industrial sectors.

Over the years, more than 250,000 young men and women have graduated from PolyU and its predecessors – the Hong Kong Polytechnic, the Hong Kong Technical College, and the Government Trade School. The graduates have found their places in various sectors of the society, dedicating their knowledge and expertise to the building and development of Hong Kong’s thriving economy.

The School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) , offers top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes and credit-bearing courses through its structured “Credit Accumulation Mechanism”. SPEED also provides many short courses for professional development and joint programmes leading to overseas awards.

ATC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SPEED to conduct the University of London’s Bachelor of Law degree with them. ATC is responsible for the provision of all academic support for the programme and on average, there are approximately 2000 students enrolled on this programme in Hong Kong every year.

For more information on SPEED, please click here

University of London

The University of London is unlike many other universities. It consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities. The Member Institutions are considered universities in their own right; they set their own entrance criteria for their courses and they offer their own services to students. ATC’s Certificate in Business Studies is accepted by UOL for their BSc degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences.


IUKL being the foremost infrastructure university in Malaysia, which emphasizes the integration of both hard and soft aspects of infrastructure, aspire to produce technopreneurs and skilled manpower with outstanding communication, technological and managerial skills. The strength of Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur today stems from its rich history. For more than 15 years, IUKL has been providing quality education and excellent professional services in various fields of infrastructure.


York St John is the oldest higher education institution in York and has been at the forefront of Teaching and Education for over 175 years. York St John University offers you the opportunity to study for a high quality degree in the heart of the beautiful city of York. We offer our students and staff personal opportunities to learn and grow – both academically and individually – and this is facilitated by the high levels of student-staff interaction within our community. We pride ourselves in identifying and developing potential in all our students and staff. Upon completion of ATC’s Diploma in Management or Diploma in Marketing, students can opt to continue their Degree program at York St John University

university of the west of england

At UWE Bristol, we use our experience to provide high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth. The University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom is marking its longstanding partnership with Universities and Colleges in South East (SE) Asia with a tour of Malaysia and Vietnam, ATC being one of them. Upon completion of ATC’s Diploma in Management or Diploma in Marketing, students can opt to continue their Degree program at UWE.