All UTAR programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), and almost all have Full Accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). MQA has also granted UTAR Self-Accreditation Status in 21 February 2017. This status enables UTAR to carry out self accreditation procedures for non-professional programmes in accordance with MQA accreditation requirements.
UTAR has worked with Malaysian and international advisors, external examiners, industry leaders, and stringent certification and accreditation processes by over 20 international and Malaysian professional bodies to ensure the quality of its programmes.
The MQA Accreditation Certificates for UTAR programmes can be found at MOHE/MQA Approvals and Accreditation of UTAR Programmes.
The accreditation/recognition from professional bodies can be found at Professional Recognition of UTAR Programmes.
3. When is the next intake?
The next intake commences on
Foundation : 30 January 2023
Undergraduate : 30 January 2023 (Except for M.B.B.S. on October 2023)
Postgraduate by Coursework/Mixed Mode 16 January 2023 (Except for Master of Architecture on June 2023)
Postgraduate by Research Open throughout the year
4. How many semesters in a year?
Malaysian student: You can apply for the admission online at:
Foundation or Undergraduate Programmes via UTAR Online Application Portal
Postgraduate programmes via UTAR Postgraduate Online Application Portal
Malaysian students from Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan can apply by contacting our appointed recruitment representative, EduQuest Education Services, in Kota Kinabalu (012-862 3844), Sandakan (016-446 6230), Tawau (012-885 5238) or Kuching (013-820 0230).
International student: You can apply for the admission online at:
Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes via UTAR International Online Application Portal
Postgraduate Programmes via UTAR Postgraduate Online Application Portal
Alternatively, you can make your application through UTAR Student Recruitment Representative (ISRR) at your home country.
Admission to UTAR is solely based on merit. You are expected to satisfy the academic qualification and English Language requirement set by the University.
Some may have additional requirements such as submission of a drawing portfolio, and/or an interview before the University decides on the admission. Please see the specific programme entry requirements at:
8. When is the deadline for applicants?
Malaysian student: You are advised to apply for admission as early as possible before the scheduled intake after you have carefully considered your choice as places for some programmes are limited. Currently, we have application deadline for M.B.B.S. degree programme.
International student: You are advised to apply for admission 3 months in advance of a scheduled intake.
Malaysian student: Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation (DACE) will notify your application status by SMS within 7 working days after the receipt of duly completed application with the payment of RM60.00 and for straightforward case only. At the same time, we will update your application status at UTAR website under Admission Status Enquiry.
If you do not receive any update from us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6016-2233 562 (Kampar Campus)/6018-295 3100 (Sungai Long Campus).
International student: Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation (DACE) will notify your application status by email within 10 working days after the receipt of duly completed application with payment of USD100.00/RM400.00 and for straightforward case only. We will update your application status at UTAR website under Admission Status Enquiry. If you do not receive any update from us, please email us at email@example.com.
If you have online or mobile banking facility at your bank in Malaysia, you can pay your student bill through . Please enter the Biller Code and Reference Number (Ref-1) stated on your student bill form your Current, Savings or Credit Card account.
If you have Public Bank’s internet banking service, please log on to www.pbebank.com.my for instruction and payment. Please click ‘Payment’, then ‘Bill Payment’ and select ‘UTAR-Bill Payment’ from the ‘Corporate Code’ drop-down menu. Enter the information printed on the physical UTAR Student Bill under ‘Bank Ref (1)’ and ‘Bank Ref (2)’ headings in the ‘Bank Reference 1’ and ‘Bank Reference 2’ fields respectively. You will be able to view more details of your student bill and to proceed for payment.
Please take note that the bank takes 2 working days (including transaction day) to process the payment. A service fee will be charged by the Bank.
If you withdraw from your of study before the commencement date of the , there will be a 70% refund of tuition fees and full refund of Caution Money and Bond Deposit for international students.
If you have paid and registered on and after the commencement date of programme, there is no refund of all fees, except full refund of Caution Money - and Bond Deposit for international students - upon withdrawal from your programme.
The University will process the refund of the related fees to you only if we have received your completed “Notification of Withdraw from the University”.
All international student must return to campus by Week 1 of respective programmes.
Please contact the Department of International Student Services (DISS) if you need further information.
International students who are fully vaccinated in following categories are allowed entry into Malaysia:
a) All existing and new international students except those who come from countries listed in the banned list (please refer: https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/semasa-kkm/); and
Medical Screening Requirements
All international applicants must submit a complete set of the Health Declaration Form to apply for a student visa in Malaysia.
All international students are required to attend a medical screening at the registered Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) Panel Clinics in Malaysia within 7 working days of their arrival date.
If international students are diagnosed with any condition that deems them UNFIT for studies, they must bear the cost of leaving Malaysia, comply with the immigration requirements on the entry pass and exit Malaysia before the pass expires, or any deadline provided to them, whichever is earlier.
If international students are diagnosed with a condition that does not require removal from Malaysia but does require medical treatment and they choose to remain in Malaysia to continue their studies, they are responsible for all costs related to the medical management of their medical condition, whether directly or indirectly.
Please refer to the Health Criteria for Entry of International Student HERE
b) International students participating in Mobility and Edutourism programmes.
You are required to consult with UTAR Department of International Student Services (DISS) before purchasing air tickets. The preferred arrival time in Malaysia is either morning or afternoon during working days. You shall email a copy of the flight itinerary to UTAR DISS at least 10 days prior to arrival in Malaysia, in order for UTAR DISS to arrange airport pickup and immigration clearance at the international airport.
Please inform UTAR DISS if there are any changes to the flight schedule. Due to the pandemic and the current situation, the entrance to Malaysia may vary depending on the situation, please contact UTAR DISS for more information.