Some programmes have only 1 intake (e.g. MBBS) or 2 intakes (e.g. Nursing).
4. When is the next intake?
The next intake commences on
Undergraduate : 8 June 2021 / 27 September 2021 (for M.B.B.S.)
Postgraduate by Coursework/Mixed Mode: 17 May 2021
Postgraduate by Research) : Open throughout the year
3 trimesters in a year.
5. How many semesters in a year?
Please refer to the latest UTAR Academic Calendar for the trimester dates as well as the breakdown of academic activities (e.g. teaching weeks, study weeks, exam weeks and breaks).
6. How long is the break in between each trimester? Usually 2-3 weeks. Please refer to the latest UTAR Academic Calendar for the dates.
7. What is the general entry requirement?
Admission to UTAR is purely on meritocratic basis. You are expected to satisfy the academic qualification and English Language requirement set by the University.
Some programmes may have additional requirements such as submission of a drawing portfolio, and/or an interview before the University decides on the admission. Please refer to the specific programme entry requirement at:
8. I do not have any formal academic qualification, can I apply?
Malaysian applicants may apply for admission to UTAR through Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning, APEL(A). It provides an ‘alternative’ entry method to those who do not possess the requisite formal qualification to further their education to a higher level.
Interested applicant (must be 21 years and above) may apply for APEL(A) assessment through Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) website where successful applicants will be awarded the APEL(A) certificate by MQA for admission to higher educator providers in Malaysia.
9. I have some prior working experience and/or have attended other short courses relevant to the courses in your programme, can I apply for credit exemptions?
Yes, you can apply based on your relevant knowledge and skills acquired through non-formal work-related learning experience and informal training courses through APEL(C). This is the award of credits for the prior experiential learning towards a course in an accredited programme of higher education provider in Malaysia.
UTAR is the appointed APEL(C) Centre. For more details, please refer to APEL(C) FAQ.
10. Can I apply if I have a Diploma from other higher learning provider?
Yes, you will be considered for admission on a case-to-case basis for credit transfer (vertical transfer). Please submit your official application for admission together with the supporting documents as listed in Step 2 of How to Apply.
Application for admission
11. How can I apply?
Malaysian student: You can apply for the admission to Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes via UTAR Online Application Portal. For Postgraduate Programmes, please download the application form HERE.
International student: You can apply for the admission to Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes via UTAR Online Application Portal. For Postgraduate Programmes, please download the application form HERE. Alternatively, you can make your application through our appointed recruitment representatives (also known as agents) at your home country.
12. 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.
International student: You are advised to apply for admission 3 months in advance of a scheduled intake.
13. How can I know my application status?
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 6016-2233562 (Kampar Campus)/ 6018-2953100 (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 US$100.00 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.
14. Where can I get my offer letter and student bills to make payment?
15. What should I do if I wish to change programme/intake/campus during the application process?
Please send your official request by email to the Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation (DACE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Can I still submit my application to UTAR if my final exams (e.g. Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level/A Level, IB, etc) have been cancelled?
We will consider your application and provide you a conditional offer of admission if you are able to submit your latest school exam results at this moment, subject to fulfilling programme entry requirements. Please be reminded that you are still required to submit your official result to receive the formal offer of admission.
17. Can I apply if I have not received my diploma certificate due to the current pandemic situation?
You can apply as long as you have obtained the Senate letter from your College testifying that you have graduated. We will consider your application by giving a conditional offer subject to you obtaining the final certificate later after the intake.
18. Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants for admission?
If you encounter admission issues such as unable to certify the application supporting documents, we will facilitate the process at our best level.
19. Will the University make any changes to document submission criteria for admission?
The University understands that many communities may be experiencing movement restriction. Hence, you can submit the supporting documents as listed in the application form of admission without certification.
20. When should I submit the declaration form, health examination report and other documents as required for registration?
You can submit the required documents or forms when you are physically return to the campus as per MOHE guidelines and directive. If you return to campus, please give the documents to the Division of Admissions and Credit Evaluation (DACE).
21. How the classes will be conducted?
Students in the May 2021 Trimester have the choice of:
(a) Online teaching and learning, or
(b) Come to campus with blended learning, i.e. come to campus where some classes are physical (such as tutorials or labs) or some are online (such as lectures), subject to MOHE's further announcement/instruction for students to return to campus.
Further elaboration for the study mode can refer to HERE
For more details, please read our latest announcement for May 2021 Trimester HERE.
Student Visa (For International Students)
22. What should I do after I have received the offer of admission and student bill? In order to register as a UTAR student, you need to accept the offer of admission by paying the fees in full amount as stipulated on the student bill on or before the due date. Once your fee payment has been successfully received by the University, the Department of International Student Services (DISS) will apply for student visa through the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) in Malaysia.
23. Can I change my programme of study? We advise you to consider your choice of programme carefully before submitting your application of admission. You should avoid changing your programme once you have accepted the offer and for us to apply for your e-Student Approval Letter (eVAL). Should you decided to change, you are required to re-apply for a new Student Pass and pay all the relevant EMGS and immigration charges again. Please contact the Department of International Student Services should you have decided to change your programme of study at email@example.com.
24. How long it takes to get my eVAL?
Usually 3 weeks in normal circumstance.
25. Can I enter to Malaysia during this pandemic situation?
Yes, you can enter to Malaysia but you need to obtain the travel approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department first. To obtain the approval, please read through the travel notice carefully and submit your travel authorisation application HERE.
26. How should I make the payment on student bill?
You can pay your fees through JomPay
or Public Bank’s Internet Banking
, without you physically going to the bank, post office or at the Division of Finance in UTAR. You are not required to send the receipt to us once payment is done.
You can pay your fees from your home country in your local currency and by credit card through Flywire
. Please login to utartuition.flywire.com
, select 'Student Bill Payment - New Student' and follow the instructions to complete the payment process. Flywire may take at least 3 working days
from the delivered date to process the payment. Please email your payment recipient to firstname.lastname@example.org
once payment is done.
27. How to use Jompay to pay my student bill?
If you have online or mobile banking facility at your bank in Malaysia, you can pay your student bill through JomPay. Please enter the JomPay Biller Code and Reference Number (Ref-1) stated on your student bill form your Current, Savings or Credit Card account.
Please take note that the bank takes 3 working days (including transaction day) to process the payment. No service fee will be charged by the bank.
28. How about payment through Public Bank's Internet Banking Service?
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 day (including transaction day) to process the payment. A service fee will be charged by the Bank.
29. If I have missed the deadline for the payment of fees. Can I still pay?
You can send in your appeal for late registration to email@example.com. The outcome of the appeals depends upon the availability of places.
30. Can I get my fees refunded if I wish to withdraw from UTAR?
If you withdraw from your programme of study before the commencement date of the programme, there will be a 70% refund of tuition fees and full refund of Caution Money.
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 also 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”.
Fee Instalment (For Malaysian Students - May 2021 intake only)
31. Can I pay my student bill by instalment?
Yes, we provide Fee Instalment Plan to all new Malaysian students for the January 2021 intake for first trimester only. This applies for the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for both full-time and part-time studies. It will be provided automatically upon offer of admission.
32. How does the fees instalment plan work?
There are 4 bills attached with your offer letter. The 1st bill is Full Payment Student Bill that allows you to opt for Full Payment Plan - pay in full amount within the payment due date stated on the bill, AND the 2nd-4th bills are 3 Instalment Payment Student Bills that allow you to opt for Instalment Payment Plan and pay within the payment due date stated on each bill:
1st tranche - RM1,209.00 for all programmes except RM2,109 for Chinese Medicine. Payment due date is stated on your student bill.
2nd tranche - 50% of Tuition Fees (payment due date: Week 6 of study)
3rd tranche - 50% of Tuition Fees (payment due date: Week 10 of study)
Further elaboration in fee instalment for each categories, kindly refer to HERE
Note: If you opt to pay by using the Instalment Payment Student Bills, please discard the Full Payment Student Bill or vice versa.
33. Am I eligible for the fees instalment plan if I am awarded a 100% UTAR Scholarship for Top Achievers?
The fee instalment plan is not applicable to 100% scholarship recipients.
Financial Assistance (For Malaysian Students Only)
34. Does UTAR provide any financial assistance?
Malaysian student: Yes, you can browse through our financial aid website for more information.
International student: UTAR does not provide any financial assistance to international students at this moment.
35. Can I apply for admission and student loan at the same time?
36. Can I apply for admission and UTAR scholarship at the same time?
(a) For UTAR Scholarship for Top Achievers, you will be given the scholarship automatically offered should your actual result fulfils one of the award criteria during your application of admission process.
(b) For other UTAR scholarships, you can apply the scholarship and admission concurrently.
37. How can I contact the University for programme enquiries?
38. Can I visit UTAR campus to enquiry programme and apply for admission?
Owing to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Malaysia from 9 November 2020 to 6 December 2020, the University is closed for any incoming visitors. However, you may still contact us by real-live chatting with us, calling our hotlines or emailing us.
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