UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR - ADMISSION

Shah Alam, SelangorLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1956Established Year
  54418Enrollment

Universiti Teknologi MARA Admissions 2020-2021, Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

Updated By : SUPRIYA SARKAR

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:

  • Firstly, applicants must fill the online application form
  • Applicants must mail all the necessary documents. 
  • Application is evaluated by the University after which the admission results are declared.
  • This must be followed by physical verification of original documents by the faculty.

Highlights

Admission Requirements for International StudentsOnline portal
Processing feeUSD 50
Mode of paymentBank transfer/ Internet banking or Telegraph transfer
Academic CalendarSemester-wise
Intake MonthsSeptember/ March
Financial AidBursaries

Universiti Teknologi MARA Admission Deadline

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 typeSeptember intakeMarch intake
Coursework30 May30 November
ResearchRolling continuously throughout the year

Universiti Teknologi MARA Undergraduate Admissions

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:

  • Academic qualifications – The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree with honors in the relevant field which is completed from a university recognized by the Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • Other requirements – This includes a proof of the financial ability showing that the applicant has sufficient funds to study and live in Malaysia which must be supported with a letter of sponsorship/ guarantee and financial statement of the applicant’s bank.
  • Medical report – The University’s health authorities conduct a medical check-up of the applicant which must be cleared for successful admission.
  • Passport – The applicant must be having an international passport with a minimum of 2 years validity and complete procedures related to immigration.
  • English proficiency test results must be submitted to check whether the applicant is eligible for full admission or will have to undergo a course before commencement of the program.
  • Certified true copy of transcript and academic certificate must also be attached.

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.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

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.

TestMinimum Required Score
TOEFL550(pBT);
213(cBT) or
80 (iBT)
IELTSBand 6.0

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.

Visa Process for International Students

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. 

Universiti Teknologi MARA Master’s Admissions

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
  • copy of the original certificate of degree
  • a true copy of academic transcripts
  • Research proposal for applicants applying by research

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.

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