KDU Penang University College began as a branch campus of KDU in Penang and welcomed its first batch of students back in 1991. Since then it has established itself as one of the popular private higher learning institution in the northern peninsular region, and in 2015, KDU Penang was awarded the "University College" status. KDU Penang University College boasts an international student alumni from 60 countries around the world and offers a range of globally recognised academic programmes. All its programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and are internationally affiliated with top universities around the globe such as University of Lincoln and Northumbria University from the United Kingdom and the International Management Institute Switzerland (IMI).KDU Penang was conferred an all-round 6-star College status by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) MyQuest Audit 2014/2015. Students get to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities which include industry-standard 5 star kitchens, a Recording Studio, Media Command Centre, Art Gallery and Design Studios, VLSI engineering labs, Games and Multimedia Computing Design Labs, Business Boardrooms and Lounge, Mock Hotel Suites, Mixology lab and many more.