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Guidelines for International Applicants
Below are some basic guidelines for international applicants of UiTM's Postgraduate Programmes.
  • All international applicants need to submit a letter of certification from thier Ministry of education verifying nationality and academic qualifications of candidate. Applications without the above document will not be processed.
  • For international students applying from within Malaysia, the certification letter can be obtained from the Embassy/Consulate/High Commision of the applicant's home country situated in Malaysia.
  • Academic transcripts and supporting documents must be certified true copies. Certification should be done by a senior public official from the applicant's country or from Malaysia.
  • All application forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, before the deadline stipulated.


Basic Entry Requirements
Academic Qualification
Master's Program
  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by University Senate and the Malaysian government.


PhD Program

  • 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]

Language Proficiency
Applicants must show proficiency in English as all programmes are conducted in English. International candidates applying for graduate programmes must have a TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of at least Band 5. These scores are to be submitted together with the application.
If necessary, applicants will be asked to go through an academic English Programme. This intensive pre-sessional programme is conducted from April to Maly for a nominal sum.

Other Requirements
Applicants must also
  • show proof of financial ability to pursue thier studies and live in malaysia for the duration of study. Aletter of fianncial 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 immigaration procedures.

[ More information on Immigaration requirements is available on http:/// ]

Most programmes have two intakes per calender year - in June and December. International students should submit thier application six months prior to intake.
Application Procedures
Graduate Studies, UiTM at the address below. Application forms can also be downloaded from our website:

Please enclose a self-addressed envelope of size 28cm x 40cm together with a Bank Draft of USD20 (being processing fee) made payable to BENDAHARI UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA.

Completed application forms must be returned to:

Campus Director
Center of Graduate Studies

Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak,
Jalan Meranek,
94300 Kota Samarahan,