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INCEIF University

INCEIF University

INCEIF University


What is INCEIF?

INCEIF University was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) in 2005 and has been mandated to develop and nurture talent and experts in the Islamic financial services industry. Known to be the only university in the world dedicated to Islamic finance, it aims to be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance through providing excellent teaching, research and thought leadership – bridging both academia and industry.

Since welcoming its first cohort of students in June 2006, INCEIF have evolved into a premier higher education institution. From the early days of offering a single online professional qualification, the university has expanded its offerings to include 3 PhD programmes, 5 Masters programmes, 2 professional programmes as well as industry-focused applied research, consulting and advisory services.

Today, there are 2,166 INCEIF alumni from over 83 countries around the world. Some are already making meaningful contributions to the advancement of Islamic finance at all levels be it product development, policy framework and implementation, regulation and enforcement, and innovation. INCEIF University’s move to its new and bigger campus is in line with its long-term strategic plan to accommodate an expanded community as the university stays on course to be the knowledge and thought leader in Islamic finance. INCEIF understands that a university is not only a place to pursue the quest for knowledge and skills; it is also a place to nurture the personality of its graduates.

So Why Choose INCEIF?

INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), is a leading university in Islamic finance and is recognized globally for its excellence in education, research, and training. Here are some reasons why studying at INCEIF might be a good option for you:

  1. Specialization in Islamic Finance: INCEIF is the only university in the world that exclusively focuses on Islamic finance education. This makes INCEIF an ideal place for students who want to specialize in this field and gain expertise in Islamic finance.

  1. Experienced Faculty: The faculty members at INCEIF are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields. They are experts in Islamic finance and have extensive experience working in the industry. They bring real-world knowledge and expertise to the classroom, providing students with a unique learning experience.

  1. International Recognition: INCEIF is internationally recognized as a leading institution in Islamic finance education. Its programs are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognized by international bodies such as the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB).

  1. Industry Connections: INCEIF has strong connections with the Islamic finance industry, both locally and globally. This provides students with opportunities to engage with industry professionals, gain practical knowledge, and build their professional networks.

  1. Modern Campus Facilities: INCEIF's state-of-the-art campus is equipped with modern facilities, including a library, computer labs, lecture halls, and a prayer hall. The campus is also located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, providing students with easy access to the city's amenities.

Overall, studying at INCEIF can provide you with a unique educational experience and help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in Islamic finance.


· 2020, 4-Star Recognition MyRA, implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE), is used, to measure among others the research and innovation capabilities of universities.

·2019, Very Competitive (5-Star) for 2019 by MOHE’s Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for University and University College Excellence or SETARA for short. SETARA measures the quality of all private and public universities and university colleges, including foreign branch campuses.

·2018, AACSB Accredited* (*INCEIF is the only postgraduate university focusing in Islamic finance with the AACSB accreditation which places INCEIF programmes in the top 5% of business programmes around the world)

·2021, International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), INCEIF’s research management centre, awarded the "Best Research House" by Hong Kong-based The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance

·2021, ISRA Consulting voted as the Best Islamic Consulting Firm for the third year in a row in an international poll conducted by leading Islamic finance news portal, Islamic Finance News

·2021, ISRA Consulting awarded the "Best Consulting Service" by Hong Kong-based The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2021, another triple year record


  • Kuala Lumpur

    Lorong Universiti A , , 59100 , Kuala Lumpur