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Online Application & Submission

Several application alternatives are available to students interested in applying for undergraduate and postgraduate admission to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Please choose the one that best fits your situation.


Bachelor Degree Programmes (Full-time)

Bachelor Degree Programmes (Evening & 
Weekend Classes)

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Postgraduate Programmes (Master's & PhD)

Supporting documents for Application (Foundation and Bachelor Degree Programmes):

  1. Certified true copy  of actual SPM / Other equivalent results
  2. Certified true copy of actual STPM / A-level / SAM / CPU / UEC / Other equivalent results
  3. Certified true copy of School Leaving Certificate
  4. Certified true copy of Identity Card
  5. Certified true copy of MUET (compulsory for STPM holders)
If using other qualification(s), for example Diploma/Advance diploma from College/Institution/Polytechnic:

  1. Certified true copy of Certificate of Awards.
  2. Official Academic transcript
  3. Programme structure & syllabi
  4. Official letter from Private College / Institution of Higher Learning on the standard Minimum / Accreditation from the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
  5. All relevant information & materials related to your previous studies from SPM onward.
Application submitted without the above documents will be processed for normal admission without any consideration for credit transfer.

English Language Requirements

All Local & International students are required to meet academic entry requirements as well as a standard of English Language proficiency in order to study in UTAR.

*Starting from 1 January 2018, international students who wish to enrol into the Foundation & Bachelor's degree programmes shall possess English langauge score in one of the following test: 
Recognised Tests Foundation
 Foundation (International)  Bacherlor's
International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) 4.0 5.0 5.0   4.05.0
Paper - based TOEFL   397410410   397410
Internet - based Testing (iBT) - new TOEFL 303434   3034
SPM / O - level English Language CreditCreditB      N.A.
MUET Band2Band 3Band 4   Band 2Band 3
UEC English Language Grade BGrade BGrade B      N.A.
English 1119CreditCreditCredit      N.A.
Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)            N.A.    160160
Cambridge English: Proficiency(CPE)            N.A.    180180
Pearson Test of English (PTE)            N.A.    3036
Common Europen Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)    A2B1B2   A2   B1
*N.A. = Non-applicable
Note: All applicants must have one of the above English Language qualifications or any other English Language qualification as approved by Senate.

Additional Information: English Language Requirement (International student)

Some Bachelor's degree programmes may require higher English Language test scores as set by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). These programmes are:

Programmes English Language Requirement
Business ProgrammesIELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550/equivalent
(IELTS 6.0/equivalent for Finance)
Computing ProgrammesIELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550/equivalent
Journalism/Public RelationsIELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550/equivalent
English Language/English EducationIELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550/equivalent
Biomedical Science/Chinese Medicine/PhysiotherapyIELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550/equivalent
Nursing IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 515/equivalent
MBBSIELTS 6.5/TOEFL 580/equivalent   

Condition offers will be issued to students who have fulfilled the academic entry requirements but do not have or achieve one of the above English Language test scores as required. Under such condition, the students will undergo the UTAR English Enhancement Programme (EEP) and sign up for the IELTS through UTAR. The students must pass the IELTS with required score within 1 year, before they can commence their Foundation/ Bachelor's degree programmes.

English Language Requirement (Postgraduate Studies for Local & International student)

Students who wish to apply for the Master's and PhD programmes, in addition to the academic requirements a candidate is also required to possess an English Language certification as stated in the below table:  

Programmes English Language Requirement
Business ProgrammesIELTS 6.0/equivalent 
IELTS 5.0/ TOEFL 500/equivalent
ComputingIELTS 6.0/equivalent
Media & Communication StudiesIELTS 6.0

Notwithstanding the above, English language requirement for programmes not stated in the above table, candidate is required to possess any one of the following:

English Language RequirementMinimum overall score
TOEFL (paper based) 410-413   
TOEFL (internet based)34 
IELTS5.0  / a minimum of B1 level in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Cambridge English Advance (CAE)160 / a minimum of B2 level in CEFR
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)   180 / a minimum of C1 level in CEFR
Person Test of English (PTE)36   
MUETBand 3   

An international student who do not fulfill the English Language requirement will be considered for conditional offers. They need to enrol in the UTAR English Enhancement Programme (EEP) first and pass the IELTS/TOEFL/MUET test with the required score within 12 months after arriving Malaysia.

Additional supporting documents: Those intend to pursue postgraduates studies with UTAR should provide a letter from former institution's Registrar stating that English was the sole medium of instruction for the Bacherlor's or Master's degree programmes studied previously.  

Chinese Language  Requirement (only applicable for Chinese Studies programmes)

In addition to the academic requirements and English requirement*, an applicant is also required to possess any one of the following:

(a) a credit in SPM Chinese Language;
(b) a credit in "O" level Chinese Language;
(c) a credit in UEC Chinese Language Examination;
(d) a pass in STPM Chinese Language;
(e) minimum grade A (Level 8) in Chinese Proficiency Test: HSK (The Intermediate Certificate);
(f) minimum level 5 in Test Of Proficiency- Huayu: TOP (Advanced level);
(g) Level 5 (minimum 210 marks, maximum 300 out of 300 marks) in China's Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (NewHSK)/ New Chinese Proficiency Test (from 2010 onwards);
(h) Level 5 in Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) (from 2013 onwards);

If the applicant has obtained the Bachelor's or Master's degree with Chinese as the sole medium of instruction, please provide the letter from the institution's Registrar as support document.

*English language requirement only applicable for International applicant.