UTAR is keeping abreast of the COVID-19 situation and has taken additional steps to minimise its potential impact on our students, employees, and other stakeholders. We understand that new changes have brought uncertainties to many students and parents on the admissions to the University. At UTAR, we put together some key FAQs to guide your application of admission to UTAR.
UTAR offers more than 110 programmes of study, including:
All UTAR programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and most of them have obtained full accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). UTAR also ensures the quality of its programmes through rigorous audits and discussions with Malaysian and international advisors, external examiners, industry leaders, and stringent certification and accreditation processes by more than 20 international and Malaysian professional bodies.
For more details, please refer to:
4. When is the next intake?
The next intake commences on
Foundation : 18 January 2021 / 31 May 2021
Undergraduate : 18 January 2021 / 7 June 2021
Postgraduate by Coursework/Mixed Mode 18 January 2021 / 17 May 2021
Postgraduate by Open throughout the year
5. How many semesters in a year?
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 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:
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.
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?
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 day (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.
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”.
Malaysian student: Yes, you can browse through financial aid website for more information.
International student: UTAR does not provide any financial assistance to international students at this moment.
Yes, you can apply through our UTAR Online Application Portal.
(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.