Study Mode FAQ for January 2022 Intake

Last update on 8 February 2022 

1. When my classes start?

ProgrammeStart Date 
Foundation 24 January 2022 
Undergraduate (Except for MBBS)24 January 2022
Postgraduate (Except for Master of Architecture)17 January 2022
Master of Architecture 24 January 2022   

2. When is my orientation?

For January 2022 intake

The orientation programmes will be conducted in online mode.
Freshmen to attend this programme fully online by accessing the UTAR e-Orientation website HERE for the essential materials and live streaming of the main orientation programmes. 

If you need any assistance, please email to Department of Student Affairs at or call hotlines: 016-2100864 (Kampar campus) or 016-2100862 (Sg. Long Campus) 

3. What is the study mode?

The study mode consisting of a combination of physical and online teaching and learning (OTL) classes shall be conducted in the coming trimester.

Latest announcement for academic study arrangement for January 2022 HERE

4. Which classes are done physically or online?

i. All lecture classes will be conducted ONLINE only, except for courses with professional body’s requirements to have physical lecture classes.

ii. For Practical and Tutorial classes shall be conducted in physical mode starting 14 February 2022, except for courses with professional body’s requirements to have physical classes at the beginning of the trimester. However, in view of the current COVID-19 situation, for students who are unable to attend physical classes with valid reasons, the hybrid mode* shall be conducted where students can apply to join the physical classes virtually through this mode. For such cases, students who opt for the hybrid mode classes MUST APPLY to attend this hybrid mode to your respective Dean / Director soonest, preferably within TWO (2) working days before class commencement.

Please also note that if the COVID-19 situation improves in the future, students who opt for hybrid mode are expected to re-join the physical classes.

For professional courses in M.B.B.S., Nursing, Physiotherapy, Guidance and Counselling, and Architecture programmes, all practical and tutorial classes shall be conducted via physical mode.

*Hybrid mode refers to a learning environment where some students are attending physical class with the lecturer in class, while other students are joining the same class virtually through MS Teams simultaneously.

Please find your faculty contact HERE 

5. Vaccination status 

For students returning to campus for January 2022 Trimester, it is mandatory for all returning students to have completed the full vaccination process required. For students who have not completed the full vaccination process, please refer to your respective Faculty / Institute / Centre for further advice as per requirement of MOHE.

All students are required to update their latest vaccination status in the Student Portal (via the hyperlink on the pop-up reminder, or clicking at the Vaccination Status button/icon in the Highlight panel). 

6. Which are the groups of students can return to campus due to the need to fulfil special requirements (“pelajar yang berkeperluan”)? 

(a) Students who have registered for courses that require access to laboratory/practical training/clinical work/studio/special equipment or with special requirement from the professional bodies /faculties, OR

(b) Students who need to use campus facilities for more conducive online learning experience such as to have access to learning space, library and internet access, OR

(c) Students who sit for MUET/International/External/Professional Examination, OR

(d) Students who have special needs (OKU), OR

(e) According to the Malaysian Immigration Department's circular, international students from an additional 21 countries, in addition to the initial four (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan), are restricted from applying for New student applications at an IPS. The restriction is subject to change based on the Malaysian Government's decision.

7. How will the examination be conducted?

For academic courses with the Final Examination component, the Final Examination and Replacement Final Examination (if any) shall be conducted in physical mode on campus, by adhering to MOHE instructions on the safety and health SOPs and subject to the latest COVID-19 situation.

For students who are unable to sit for the physical Final Examination, due to unavoided circumstances, you must apply to your respective Faculty / Institute Dean or Centre Director with the relevant justification(s) for approval and further arrangement of Replacement Examination.

8. Where can I get the latest guidelines for students returning to campus?

For students who are returning to campus, please follow the latest guidelines as posted at COVID-19 News and Announcements website to facilitate smooth and safe return to campus. Your safety and well-being is important to us!


The conduct of all essential physical hands-on classes and activities in the campuses or the use of campus infrastructures and facilities, will follow all the health and safety SOPs as per MOHE and the relevant authorities, as well as the physical distancing SOPs issued by the University. 

Any changes/updates to the above arrangements will be announced from time to time, in accordance to the latest directives from MOHE, professional bodies and relevant authorities. 

Please refer to COVID-19 News and Announcements website from time to time to keep yourself updated.