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    Universiti Utara Malaysia - [UUM], Changlun, Kedah - Admission

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    Universiti Utara Malaysia Admission 2021-2022 , Requirements, Deadlines & Application Process

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    Established in 1984, Universiti Utara Malaysia is a well-known institution in Changlun, Kedah. It is a public university with prestigious accreditation from AACSB, CIMA, ICAS, etc. The University has made its mark in the top universities worldwide. It has an acceptance rate of 40-50%. The University has a total enrollment of more than 20,000 students. It offers foundation, undergraduate, graduate and distance education programs. The institution provides more than 50 programs to the students in the field of Accounting, Marketing, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism etc.

    The following points must be kept in mind while applying to Universiti Utara Malaysia:

    • There are 3 semester intakes offered by the university.
    • International applicants must apply at least 3 months prior to the application deadlines/
    • The University accepts applications through its application portal.
    • International applicants must either fulfill the English language requirements or attend the Academic English Language Enhancement.
    • Financial aid is provided to international studentsin the form of Malaysia International Scholarships.

    Highlights

    Application Portal apply
    Application Fee Domestic - MYR 100 ASEAN - MYR 125 Non ASEAN - MYR 175
    Acceptance Rate 40-50%
    Mode of Payment Credit card/ FPX/ Bank transfer/ Telegraph transfer
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Fall, Winter, Summer
    Financial Aid Work-study, loans, grants and scholarship

    Universiti Utara Malaysia Admission Deadlines

    Applications for admission to Universiti Utara Malaysia are accepted for the September and February intake. The application deadlines are as follows:

    Applicant Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
    Undergraduate applicant May 30 October 30 -
    Postgraduate applicant May 30 October 31 February 28

    *International applicants must apply at least three months before the deadline.

    Universiti Utara Malaysia International Student Admissions

    Universiti Utara Malaysia welcomes applications from students all around the world. International students must possess a certificate showing successful completion of high school, which must be valid up to 5 years from the issuing date. Additionally, fulfilling English language requirements is mandatory for admission consideration.

    Application Portal: International Application for Admission

    Application Fee: 125 MYR (for applicant from ASEAN Country); or

    175 MYR (for applicant from Non ASEAN Country)

    Basic Admission Requirements: International students must fulfill the following requirements for admission to Universiti Utara Malaysia:

    • Senior Secondary School/ Senior High School/ other certificates from the government schools showing at least 11 - 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary level (certificate validation is upto 5 years from the year of Higher secondary)
    • Fulfill the English language proficiency requirements; or a certificate from any country with English language education system.
    • A credit pass in Mathematics or equivalent and English
    • Applicant must be between 18 to 25 years
    • Interview/ Entrance test (may be required)

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    International applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy English language proficiency requirements. The following requirements are for direct entry without Academic English Language Enhancement:

    Test Minimum Requirements (Undergraduate) Minimum Requirements (Graduate)
    IELTS 5.5 6.0
    TOEFL 500 PBT 550 PBT/ 80 IBT
    MUET - 4.0
    PTE - Academic - 50
    Cambridge English Test - 169

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students who are accepted into the Universiti Utara Malaysia require the Visa Approval Letter issued by the Immigration Department to study in Malaysia.

    • The following documents must be submitted to apply for a VAL:
      • Offer Letter
      • Photo with white background
      • Academic certificates and transcripts
      • Letter of Eligibility/ No Objection Certificate
      • Health Status Declaration Form
      • Copy of passport
    • Students are required to apply online for VAL through Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).
    • After receiving the VAL, students are required to apply for a single-entry visa (SEV) at Malaysia Embassy and make arrangements to travel to Malaysia.

    Universiti Utara Malaysia Undergraduate Admissions

    Universiti Utara Malaysia provides more than 25 undergraduate courses to international students in the field of Banking, Accounting, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Technology and Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance etc. An applicant must be between 18 to 25 years of age before the application deadline.

    Where to Apply: Online Application

    Application Fee: 100 MYR (for local applicant); or

    125 MYR (for applicant from ASEAN Country); or

    175 MYR (for applicant from Non ASEAN Country)

    Admission Requirements: The requirements for admission to undergraduate programs are as follows:

    • Senior Secondary School/ Senior High School/ other certificates from the government schools with 11 - 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary level (certificates are valid upto 5 years from the year of completion of higher secondary)
    • Proof of English language proficiency or a certificate from any country with English language education system.

    Local applicants must submit the following documents:

    • Full academic transcripts with copy of school leaving certificate
    • Birth certificate of the applicant
    • Copy of candidate’s identity card
    • Copy of Malay/ Mathematics results
    • Copy of STPM/ SPM/ Diploma/ MUET certificate
    • Proof of recognition of MQA and MQR

    Universiti Utara Malaysia Graduate Admissions

    Universiti Utara Malaysia offers more than 30 postgraduate courses to the students in the field of Accounting, Communication, Law, Management, Psychology, Marketing, Mathematics, Sociology, Economics etc. The admission guidelines for all graduate applicants is similar which makes the application process quite simple.

    Where to Apply: Postgraduate Application

    Application Fee: 100 MYR (for local applicant); or

    125 MYR (for applicant from ASEAN Country); or

    175 MYR (for applicant from Non ASEAN Country)

    Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for all graduate programs are as follows:

    • Completed Bachelor of Education or Diploma in Education or Certificate of Education
    • Proof of English language proficiency

    Additional requirements for admission to graduate programs are:

    • Research proposal (for programme by Research)
    • Masters - 1,000 to 1,500 words
    • PhD - 1,500 to 2,000 words
    • Interview (for Ph. D applicants)
    • Letter of Undertaking (for sponsored applicant)
    • For self sponsored - proof of funds is required:
      • Masters applicant - minimum balance of 5,000 USD in own account
      • Doctoral applicant - minimum balance of 10,000 USD in own account

    Universiti Utara Malaysia has quite a clear and well-defined admission process. The University has a selective admission process and therefore meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission. International students must submit proof of English language proficiency and those students who do not meet requirements have to attend the Academic English Language Enhancement. Once a new account is registered, students can log into their accounts and resume the existing application or check the status of submitted applications.

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