Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ)

Mantin, Negeri Sembilan
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools Pre-University Special Education Needs
Cambridge IGCSE British International Primary Curriculum A Levels
AQA, Edexcel, IELTS, SAT and AQA’s Extended Project Qualification
Preschool to A Levels (Ages 3 to 19)
September to July
08:00 - 15:00

About Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ)

Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar is one of the region’s premier international schools for students aged 3 to 19 years. KTJ provides boarding from the age of 11 and enjoys a diverse student population from 24 different countries across Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. With a proven track record of 30 years, KTJ has established itself as one of the leading British-style co-educational boarding schools in Malaysia with over 1,000 students. 


At KTJ, students are nurtured by the values and traditions of our British independent school education, which we infuse with the vitality of Malaysian and Southeast Asian culture. We ensure that our students are ready to thrive in the fast-paced and rapidly-changing world outside the school gates. Stepping through our doors, students enter a unique environment where they can grow, develop and thrive. Our teachers are vastly experienced in delivering the British curriculum and in shepherding students onto success in the next stages of their lives.   


We genuinely believe in educating the whole person and so KTJ students have the opportunity to develop every aspect of themselves. Outside of the classroom there is an extensive range of sports and extra-curricular activities, in addition to the chances to build character through leadership, community service, careers guidance, and much, much more. We love to see horizons broadened, perceptions challenged and new interests and aspirations sparked. 


At KTJ, we take every opportunity to ensure students are instilled with a strong set of values. Central to this are the school values of integrity, empathy and mutual respect. We pride ourselves in producing ambitious, well-rounded and considerate global citizens. Our students have every opportunity to develop independence and self-confidence, ensuring readiness for their journey onto further academic study, higher education and the world beyond.


Make it your future! 

Preschool Education

8:30 – 14:00

KTJ’s Early Years classes consist of Nursery and Reception for children aged three to five and follow the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IEYC  provides limitless opportunities for each student to flourish in all aspects of their development and empowers the children to be the best they can be, whilst embracing the diversity of our school community. Through the IEYC, our students will focus on seven areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development (including physical education and swimming); Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy , Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design (including music)


Pre-University Education

KTJ offers a wide A Level programme from Cambridge International
Examinations, Edexcel and AQA.

- Accounting
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Extended Project Qualification
- Geography
- History
- Literature in English
- Mathematics
- Further Mathematics
- Physics
- IELTS preparatory classes that develop all four English macro-skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), with special emphasis on writing, and that also explore a wide range of exam techniques.
- An SAT course to help students prepare effectively for the Reading and Writing sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) used for university admission in the United States.

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) Fees Structure





RM86,700 (incl. boarding fees)

RM35,700 (boarding compulsory for Sixth Form students)



From RM5,200

Sixth Form Academic Scholarship (A Level) 

25% - 75% reduction on Tuition Fees

August entry - 1 April in the year of entry

January entry - 1 November in the year prior to entry


Music Scholarship (Form 3, 4 & 6)

25% - 75% reduction on Tuition Fees

August entry - 1 March in the year of entry.


Golf and Squash Scholarship (All students)

25% - 75% reduction on Tuition Fees

Applications will be considered at any time from suitably qualified candidates.


Link: https://www.ktj.edu.my/404/admissions/scholarships

Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Swimming pool
Sports field
Running track
Tennis court
Basketball court
Badminton court
IT resource center
Science laboratory
Audio/visual room
Theatre facilities
Art room
Music room
Design and technology workshops and Art Studio, Music studios, Sixth Form Centre, Purpose-built primary campus, Climbing Wall, Cricket field, Dance studio, Netball courts, Outdoor football pitch, Field hockey pitch, Play areas for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, Squash courts, Café Diem, Junior Day House, Boarding houses, Bedrooms, Communal spaces, Health Centre, Solar panels, Recycling bins, Eco project areas

Extracurricular Activities

Early Years and Primary ECAs: 

Sports - Yoga,  Zumba, tee ball, football, athletics, basketball skills, touch rugby, swimming, water play, gymnastics and dance

Academic and hobbies - calligraphy, arts & crafts, salt dough, sustainability club, origami, rock band, Bahasa Malay, Tamil, French, Mandarin, ICT coding, film club, painting, sign language, cross stitch, mental maths, drama and creativity club.


Secondary & Sixth Form ECAs:

Sports - Wall climbing, netball, squash, ultimate frisbee, badminton, basketball, tennis, swimming, football, hockey, athletics, fencing, volleyball, track & field and Taekwondo 

Academic - Law applications, Science Bridge Academy, Model United Nations, Debate Union, preparation for competitive universities, Medics, STEM, science practical skills and investigations, conversational Spanish and Tech Club

Community service and support - LEO Club, Interact, PTPI, The Nature Society, Environmental Sustainability Club, Peer-to-Peer Support, international intercultural Club, Christian society and Islamic society

Hobbies - Korean Drama, cartography and map making, anime, social media club, all aboard-board games and cryptic crossword club

Arts and Humanities - Paint by numbers, rock band, street dance, school play, drama and  guitar ensemble

Additional Information

At KTJ the wellbeing of your child is of paramount importance to us. We function as a family here, and use the notion of family ties coupled with a Student Support Team to help our students thrive and flourish at school. We also have a Medical Centre on campus to see to our students medical and health needs.


Key Points:

  • Safeguarding the KTJ community is everyone’s responsibility - we take care and look out for each other daily;
  • KTJ has a Safeguarding Policy with regards to online learning - you can view it here;
  • Our on-site Health Centre is available around the clock. 
  • It is helmed by a doctor and 2 nurses with 16 beds for overnight stays and an isolation room.


Pastoral Care

At KTJ we strive to ensure that our students’ academic and pastoral needs are well taken care of. KTJ students, parents and staff are part of a big family that supports the learning and growth of our students. This sense of a ‘family at school’ is important for our boarders who are living away from home. 


Student Support Services

At KTJ we provide a holistic approach to student wellbeing so they can have a rich and fulfilling experience while studying here with us. Student Support Services provide the following to advise and assist students:


English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support 

Language support is provided for students who:

  • Do not speak English as a first language; 
  • Need extra English Language support to participate actively and confidently in and out of class.

Support is provided through taught group classes, in-class subject support and, when necessary, one-to-one classes 


EAL in the Sixth Form

KTJ offers English Language preparatory courses for two external examinations, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the reading and writing sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The IELTS is an English Language qualification that students use when they apply for a place at Universities while the SAT is an aptitude test that is used for university admissions throughout the United States. The IELTS Preparation and the SAT Preparation Courses focus on helping students master the relevant language and test taking skills required for each assessment.


Learning Support 

Students with special learning requirements receive help from our Learning Support Team. We believe that with appropriate assistance, all students learn best when they are integrated in the classroom. Thus, support for our students with learning needs is planned collaboratively with classroom teachers and carried out predominantly in the classroom. Our team attends professional development sessions regularly to keep abreast of key strategies to use when working with students with learning needs.



At KTJ the mental health and emotional welfare of our students are a priority for us. We have two professionally trained counsellors on campus to help our students work through problems they may have. Students are encouraged to make use of this service as no worry is too small or insignificant to be shared.


Pastoral Care


Every student at KTJ has a designated mentor. The mentor is a teacher who assists the student to develop in line with our holistic education ethos. The mentor delivers Personal, Social and Health Education to their own small group of students. They assist their students to develop life-long skills. They monitor students’ academic progress and work with students to develop individual learning plans. They assist students in career aspirations. 


Each new student at KTJ is buddied up with a student of the same year group who has been here for some time. This facilitates friendship and quicker settling in. The buddies help new students to navigate their way through this beautiful and large campus. 

House Staff

At KTJ, the main person responsible for your child’s welfare is the Houseparent, a trained and well experienced, academic member of staff. They are supported by house tutors and matrons, and work alongside the Head of Secondary (Pastoral) The main objective of our Houseparent is to support the emotional, social, and general wellbeing of our boarders. They are usually the first point of contact for students and parents with any questions or concerns.


Student Council 

The KTJ Student Council represents all KTJ students and communicates their ideas on enhancements within the school to School Leadership. The Council also plays an active role in implementation of agreed changes.

The Primary School Student Council is mentored and co-ordinated by The Head of Primary School while the Secondary School Student Council meets with the  Head of Secondary (Pastoral) to discuss students’ suggestions and put in place agreed changes.