Language Requirement

English Language (applicable to all programme)

In addition to the academic requirements a candidate is also required to possess an English Language certification as stated in the table below.

Programmes English Language Requirement
Business Programmes -IELTS 6.0/equivalent
[TOEFL:500/ IELTS: 5.0 /equivalent for MBA/MBA(CG)/ MBA(BM)]
Engineering Programmes -TOEFL:500 / IELTS :5.0 /equivalent
Computing Programmes -IELTS: 6.0 /equivalent
Media and Communication Studies Programmes -TOEFL: 600/ IELTS: 6.0 /equivalent

Notwithstanding the above, English language requirement for programmes not stated in the above table, a candidate is required to possess any one of the following:

(a) a minimum overall score of 410 - 413 in TOEFL (paper-based) or 34 in TOEFL (internet-based testing);
(b) a minimum overall band score of 5.0 in IELTS / a minimum of B1 level in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) ;
(c) a minimum overall score of 160 in Cambridge English Advance (CAE) / a minimum of B2 level in CEFR;
(d) a minimum overall score of 180 in Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) / a minimum of C1 level in CEFR;
(e) a minimum overall score of 36 in Pearson Test of English (PTE)
(f) a minimum overall band score of 3 in MUET;

An International applicant who does not fulfil the English Language requirement will be considered for Conditional Offers, whereby the applicant will undergo a Preparatory Course. Applicant should then register and sits for either IELTS, TOEFL or MUET and achieve the score as per programme standard/ UTAR English requirement within 12 months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

If the applicant has obtained the Bachelor's or Master’s degree with English as the sole medium of instruction, please provide the letter from the institution's Registrar as supporting document.

Senate may, upon the recommendation of the Faculty, exempt a candidate from the English Language requirement if the candidate had obtained the Bachelor's or Master's degree using English as the sole medium of instruction or as one of the media of instruction.

Chinese Language (Only applicable for Chinese Studies programmes)

In addition to the academic requirements and English requirement*, an applicant is also required to possess any one of the following:

(a) a credit in SPM Chinese Language;
(b) a credit in “O” level Chinese Language;
(c) a credit in UEC Chinese Language Examination;
(d) a pass in STPM Chinese Language;
(e) minimum grade A (Level 8) in Chinese Proficiency Test: HSK (The Intermediate Certificate);
(f) minimum level 5 in Test Of Proficiency- Huayu: TOP (Advanced level);
(g) Level 5 (minimum 210 marks, maximum 300 out of 300 marks) in China’s New Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (New HSK)/ New Chinese Proficiency Test (from 2010 onwards);
(h) Level 5 in Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) (from 2013 onwards);

If the applicant has obtained the Bachelor's or Master’s degree with Chinese as the sole medium of instruction, please provide the letter from the institution's Registrar as supporting document

*English language requirement only applicable for International applicant

 

The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice. The above information serve as a guideline, readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research.

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