• UCSI University Trust
    • Governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) and guided by the Trust Deed.
    • Chaired by a Chairman, who is a member of the Board of Trustees.
    • Managed by trust office staff who implements the decisions of the BOT.
  • Liaises with:
    • UCSI University Alumni.
    • UCSI University personnel/staff.
    • Donors.
    • External parties (eg. government departments, ministries, private sectors and individuals).
  • UCSI University Trust Donors could be:
    • UCSI University Alumni.
    • Companies & Private entities.
    • Charitable Funds or Foundations.
    • Government agencies.
    • Individuals.
  • Donations may be:
    • For a number of years.
    • A one-off donation.
    • In perpetuity.
  • Donations to UCSI University Trust can be in the form of:
    • Cash.
    • Properties.
    • Stocks.

Trust Structure

Governed by Trustees

Chairman: Dato’ (Dr.) Haji Karim Bin Haji Abdullah Omar
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Musa Mohamad
Dato’ Peter T. S. Ng
Academician Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff, FASc

Governed by Trustees

Shannen Choi (Head, UCSI University Trust)

History of the Trust

The UCSI University Trust or Yayasan Universiti UCSI was established on 21 October 2008, the brainchild of the Board of Trustees and key personnel of UCSI University. It is helmed by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohd Karim Hj. Abdullah Omar and members of the Board of Trustees comprising Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad, Chancellor of UCSI Unviersity, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Musa Mohamad, Chairman of the UCSI Council and Dato’ Peter T. S. Ng, Founder of UCSI University and Chairman of UCSI Group. 

Vision & Mission


We are a University Trust to continue in perpetuity the founder’s wish and legacy to provide and sustain quality education and research for present and future generations of students and researchers regardless of ethnicity, gender and belief.


Our mission is to raise and make available scholarships, financial assistance and grants to deserving students and researchers for their academic and research pursuits as well as community projects which aim at advancing society.


The Trust has the following objectives:

Main Objectives

    • To receive and administer funds for education, research and development.
    • To enhance the living conditions of needy individuals and communities in Malaysia, irrespective of race, religion and creed.
    • To provide educational opportunities for deserving individuals at the University or elsewhere.
    • To provide financial assistance to any other charitable causes as approved by the Trustees.

Secondary Objectives

    • To establish, maintain and administer scholarship funds.
    • To award scholarships, bursaries or maintenance allowance to needy and deserving pre-university students, undergraduates or postgraduate students as determined by the Trustees.
    • To provide financial assistance, educational and training materials for needy and deserving school-leavers to prepare them for their entry into the workforce, as well as to universities or any other educational establishments.
    • To promote research for public benefit in the fields of science, medicine, arts and humanities, and engineering.
    • To educate the public through public lectures, conferences, seminars, trainings and other educational activities.
    • To establish and maintain libraries, museums, art galleries, concert halls or other institutions or facilities for the advancement of art, music, culture and the preservation and exhibition of historical, scientific and artistic achievements.