The UTAR Postdoctoral Research Scheme comprises of two categories:

  • UTAR Postdoctoral Research Scheme (hereafter referred as UTAR PRS)
  • UTAR-Industry Postdoctoral Programme (hereafter referred as UTAR IPP)
For non-Malaysians (currently must be working at his/her home country), the conditions of attachment are subject to the prevailing rules, regulations and conditions enforced by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

How to Apply
Please send your completed documents (via email) to Ms. Shahida (;

1. Application Form; and
2. Two (2) referee form with supporting documents;
3. Attachment A (for International Applications only) 

Application Procedure
1. Application is open throughout the year.
2. Invitation to apply may be advertised at the discretion of the Director of Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR).
3. Applications must be made through the stipulated form.

Applicant Eligibility
1. Must possess a PhD degree relevant to the areas of interest of the University.
2. The conferment of their PhD shall not be more than three (3) years prior to the application submission date.
Have experience in carrying out research and have published in reviewed journals at either the national or international level. 

Other Forms/Guideline for PRS holder (only accessible to UTAR staff/students)

Click here to view the list of research centres in UTAR.