Information for Applicants


Application guide for


Below are some basic guidelines for international applicants of UiTM's Postgraduate Programmes:

1- Academic Qualification

  • Master's Programme
    • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • PhD Programme
    • Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]

2- English Language Proficiency

Applicant must show proficiency in English as all programmes are conducted in English. 

English entry requirement for an international student is as follows:

Full admission will be granted to applicant who fullfil this criteria:

1. TOEFL certificate with a score of at least

⦁ 550 for (PBT: Paper Based Test), or

⦁ 213 (CBT: Computer Based Test), or

⦁ 80 (IBT: Internet Based Test)


⦁ IELTS Certificate with Band 6.0 or above


⦁ MUET Band 4.0


2. Applicant who do not meet the English proficiency requirements is required to attend and pass the SIX (6) months English Proficiency Class (EPC) prior enrollment to the program.

At the end of the EPC, candidate is required to sit for IELTS/TOEFL/MUET examination with the score as below:

i. IELTS certificate with Band 6.0 or 

ii. TOEFL certificate with a score  at least 550 for (paper based), or 213 (computer based), or 80  (IBT) or 

iii. MUET Band 4.0


3. International applicants following courses and/or writing thesis/dissertation in languages other than English;

i. IELTS 4.0 or

ii. TOEFL certificate with a score  at least 400 for (PBT: Paper Based Test), or  97 (CBT: Computer iii. Based Test), or 32  (IBT: Internet Based Test) or MUET Band 3


4. Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). 


5. Exemption from UiTM English Language Requirement if candidate:

Criteria 1:

i. have obtained Bachelor / Master or other relevant degree from Malaysian recognized institution whereby all courses are fully conducted in English or;

ii. a native of an English speaking countries or;  

iii. graduated from any higher learning institution which uses the English Language as the medium of instruction. 

3- Other Requirements

Applicants must also :

  • show proof of financial ability to pursue thier studies and live in Malaysia for the duration of study. A letter of financial guarantee/sponshorship or the most recent financial statement from applicant's bank is sufficent.
  • clear the medical check-up by the University's health authorities;
  • have international passports with at least two years validity and meet all immigration procedures.
    [ More information on Immigration requirements is available on ]


4- Intake


There are two intakes per academic calendar year - in March and September. However, application for *research programme is open throughout the year.


5- Fees


  • All fees, charges and accounts will be payable in advance as determined by UiTM from time to time. Students will not be permitted to commence or continue their studies at the beginning of any semester until all outstanding fees, charges or accounts are paid.
  • Fees are correct as at the time of printing. UiTM reserves the right to vary its fees at any time.


6- Registration


  • New postgraduate students are required to register on the official registration day. A fee of RM250 will be imposed for late registration with RM10 increment for subsequent days after that.
  • The offer of study will automatically be terminated if you do not register within 14 days from the official registration date.


7- Visa Conditions


  • International Students are not permitted to study on a part time basis.
  • International students are required to pay RM150.00 as the fee for a student visa.
  • UiTM is obliged to report to the relevant authorities any student who has failed to comply with the University’s requirements. Such a student may be asked by the relevant authorities to leave the country.

8- Refund Policy

  • Upon a student’s acceptance of a place offered by UiTM, a binding contract is deemed to have been created between the student and UiTM.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from the university within 28 days of the official registration, will receive a refund of 80% from the original study fees. No refund will be given after that period.
  • Notification of cancellation/withdrawal from a course of study must be made by using Withdrawal of Study Form.
  • Students terminated by UiTM will not be entitled to any refund of fees.
  • UiTM reserves the discretion not to offer a course previously made available. Where a student is unable to enroll in a similar course at UiTM and the enrolment is cancelled then all fees paid will be refunded with the exception of a RM400 administration fee.

9- Deferment

  • A New Student are allowed to defer the registration to the following semester. This can be done only once. Application for deferment of registration can be made by filling the ‘Application for Deferment of Registration’ form which is to be submitted together with a processing fee of RM50.00.

10- Medical Insurance

  • As of July 2009 intake, all international students are required to have a medical insurance policy to cover their medical costs while studying in Malaysia. International students may opt to subscribe the medical insurance policy from an appointed agent by the university upon registration. Without a medical insurance policy, the student visa will not be issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

11- Other Conditions

  • The student is expected to attend all classes and undertake all tests and examinations within a course and abide by all rules and regulations of the university that are in force at any time.

12- How To Apply

  • Coursework (Click Here)

    • *Application for March 2021 Intake is Open

  • Research (Click Here)

    • * Research Programme is Open throughout the Year