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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 FAQ 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 : 14 June 2021*
Undergraduate : 8 June 2021 / 27 September 2021 (for M.B.B.S.)
Postgraduate by Coursework/Mixed Mode 17 May 2021
Postgraduate by Open throughout the year
*Please take note that for Foundation Programmes, the new commencement date of the June 2021 Trimester is 14 June 2021. Application of admission is in progress.
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.
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. You can apply the October 2021 intake now!
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.
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 or refer to/download the UTAR Scholarships and Financial Aid Booklet. Please also refer to Financing your Foundation Studies at UTAR (for SPM students) and 高中统考生可申请的拉曼大学奖助学家 (for UEC students).
International student: We are sorry that 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?
There are many ways to contact our programme advisors. You can click on the right bottom icon to chat with us.
38. Can I visit UTAR campus to enquiry programme and apply for admission?
With increased physical distancing measures and the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia until 7 June 2021, we advised students and parents to reach us virtually via video chat and live chat or call/WhatsApp to our hotlines.
For those students and parents who are residing in the same district in where our campus located in, you may call us to make an appointment to meet with our programme advisors. Please call 016-2233557 (UTAR Sg. Long Campus @ Hulu Langat District) or 011-10624335 (UTAR Kampar Campus @ Kampar District).
39. Can I request a letter from UTAR for me to apply for cross state/district travelling?
No, we will not issue this letter as the cross state/district travelling is not permitted by the Government. All appointments must strictly follow and comply with the latest SOP issued by National Security Council (NSC), Malaysia: https://www.mkn.gov.my/web/ms/sop-pkp/.