University Teknologi MARA is the largest public university in Malaysia with 13 branch campuses and 35 satellite campuses across Malaysia. The University has around 190,000 students in total with 17,000 academic and non-academic staff supporting them.
There are more than 30 major programs and around 158 master’s program and 49 Ph.D. programs are offered at the postgraduate level. The application process for Universiti Teknologi MARA admissions is quite simple and has four broad steps:
|Admission Requirements for International Students||Online portal|
|Processing fee||USD 50|
|Mode of payment||Bank transfer/ Internet banking or Telegraph transfer|
|Intake Months||September/ March|
The university calendar is designed semester-wise with intake seasons in March and September for the coursework and mixed programs. The last dates for applying are as follows:
|Course type||September intake||March intake|
|Coursework||30 May||30 November|
|Research||Rolling continuously throughout the year|
The options available are distinguished as coursework or research. The study areas provide 30 major programs with the division as science and technology, business and management and social sciences and humanities.
Where to Apply: Online portal for international applicants
Processing Fee: USD50 for international applicants not residing in Malaysia or RM150 for international applicants residing within Malaysia must be submitted either through Bank transfer/ Internet banking or telegraph transfer.
Admission requirements: There are various program-specific requirements for applying to the university which is given below:
Finally, the applicant must prepare a checklist of all the above documents. Scanned copies of all these must be sent by post to the address provided on the checklist.
International applicants who don’t have English as their native language must provide proof of proficiency in the English language by submitting scores of either the TOEFL or IELTS.
|Test||Minimum Required Score|
Furthermore, if an applicant fails to meet these requirements but has at least scored IELTS Band 4 or TOEFL 450 (paper based), 133 (computer based) or 40 (internet based) is still eligible to apply if he/she completes 2-month Intensive English course offered by the University.
Also, this course is available for those students who are unable to produce an English language certificate within 6 months of enrollment.
The international students have to get a study visa for Malaysia to complete a program in the university because part-time study is not permitted. To acquire a student visa, the applicant must pay RM 150.00.
The University Teknologi MARA offers a variety of programs to the students. Before making an application for graduate programs, international applicants must get the transcripts and other essential documents certified by a senior public official of their home country.
Completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent to the Institute of Graduate Studies.
Here are the basic admission requirements for a handful of graduate programs that are opted by a maximum number of students.
Application Portal: Graduate online portal of the university.
Application Fee: USD 50
Admission Requirements: The basic admission requirements for all graduate programs are the same as the following:
After submitting the applications for the respective courses, an applicant must keep a track of the application status by providing the IC No., or passport no. Applicants are notified about the admission result within 3-4 weeks of making the application.