About Institut Sinaran


INSTITUT SINARAN is owned by the Kota Kinabalu Hakka Association (Community-based Association serving the local community with the provision of Private Secondary School ad Tertiary Education where infrastructure are funded through individual donors,  Alumni contributions and state ministries allocations.


Established in 1987, Institut Sinaran was first coined as Sabah Tshung Tsin Pre-University Centre as a means of providing affordable, internationally recognized Pre-U qualifications locally. It was then upgraded to an institute on July 14, 2002. We are presently the biggest Cambridge GCE A-Level Centre in East Malaysia.

In 2006, we started our own Diploma in Commerce, fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), with credit transfer to many universities locally and abroad allowing direct entry into second year of business related degree programmes.

2008 was another milestone as we were approved as the first South Australian Matriculation (SAM) centre in East Malaysia. The combination of school based assessments for assignments and the external exams, provided a more holistic approach to assess students' abilities and to prepare them well for rigorous studies in university.

Institut Sinaran which was formerly situated along Jalan Damai moved to a beautiful new campus at KM 10 between Tuaran Bypass and Jalan Sulaman in January 4, 2010.


The new campus is strategically situated near University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and 1Borneo Hypermall in Kota Kinabalu. 

The pleasant, peaceful and well laid out campus ground provides a conducive learning environment. The well-equipped science and computer laboratories, well-stocked library, comfortable and air-conditioned lecture rooms as well as halls are complemented by experienced, qualified and dedicated teaching staff. These attributes contribute towards making learning in the Institute a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Our exceptional image and reputation as a provider of quality and holistic education is further enhanced by our commitment towards the growth and development of our students through the programmes and institute's activities. We nurture our students to be future leaders and to reach higher.

The academic outcomes are outstanding

AS Level November 2018 

Overall passing rate

of 95.6 percent

55.9 percent  scored 'a'

in one subject

A2 Level November 2018 

Overall passing rate

of 94.7 percent

39.5 percent  scored 'A'

in one subject

CIE A-Level Achievements

(Top World / Top Malaysia) over the last 3 years

In 2019, Six (6) Yayasan Sabah (State of Sabah Foundation) Scholarship Holders pursue their 

CIE A-Levels here

Institut Sinaran graduates go on to the best Universities around the world:

They do so because of our endeavours to prepare graduates to face the IR4. Steps have been taken so that our students are more equipped at problem solving, more able to cope with their university degree and feel better, as they are trained in a variety of skills.

The Quality of


Leadership and



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