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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  

What are the entry qualifications for admission into Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS?

Master By Research
Engineering Candidates must hold a BSc Degree with minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00, 62.5% or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university
Science / Management / Social Science & HumanitiesCandidates must hold a BSc Degree with minimum CGPA 2.75/4.00, 68.75% or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university
Information Technology / Information SystemsCandidates must hold a BSc Degree with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00, 75% or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university
With relevant experienceCandidates must hold a BSc Degree or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and have a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
PhD by Research
Fresh Graduate Candidates must hold a MSc Degree in the relevant field from a recognized university
Fresh Graduate from MSc by Coursework Candidates must hold a MSc Degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00, 62.5% or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university

 

How long does it take to complete a programme at UTP?

ProgrammeTypeDuration of Candidacy
Master By ResearchFull Time Minimum - 12 months ; Maximum - 36 months
Part Time Minimum - 24 months ; Maximum - 72 months
Master By Coursewor kFull Time Minimum - 12 months ; Maximum - 36 months
Part Time Minimum - 12 months ; Maximum - 48 months
PhD By ResearchFull Time Minimum - 24 months ; Maximum - 60 months
Part Time Minimum - 36 months ; Maximum - 90 months

 

How do I submit my application?
All application must be made through our on-line application portal, which will be linked to UTP website's home page according intakes offered.   https://admissionpg.utp.edu.my/

 

When is the closing date of application?  

 Semester/IntakeClosing DateRegistration Date
Application For Admission
InternationalMalaysian

 January 2022

(Research/Coursework)

30 November 2021
31 December 2021
3 January 2022

May 2022

(Coursework Only)

-TBD-
-TBD--TBD-

July 2022

(Research Only)

-TBD--TBD--TBD-

September 2022

(Coursework only)

-TBD--TBD-
-TBD-

Note: Important dates as mentioned above are subject to changes without prior notice. 

 

The medium of instruction in my previous university is in English. Do I need to submit the English proficiency certificate?
Yes, English proficiency certificate (IELTS/TOEFL) is COMPULSORY for ALL students (whether the medium of instruction in previous institution is in English except for those who graduated from English speaking countries'  and UTP graduates).

 

Do I need to submit GRE score?
The GRE test score is not compulsory; it can be a supporting document to your application.



What is the minimum qualification for English requirement?

Candidates are required to show proficiency in written and spoken English by providing an English proficiency certificate which must be valid to be used with minimum of 2 years from the examination date and the minimum score as below:

o          Engineering programs : minimum score of IELTS – 5.0, TOEFL – 500

o          Management / Science /Social Science & Humanities programs : minimum score of IELTS – 6.0, TOEFL – 550

o          Information Technology / Information Systems programs : minimum score of IELTS – 6.0, TOEFL – 550 

 

However, this requirement is waived if candidate;

  • have obtained Bachelor / Master or other relevant degree from Malaysian recognized institution whereby all courses are fully conducted in English or;
  • a native of an English speaking countries or;
  • graduated from English speaking countries institutions

 

Do I need to submit all the documents by post?
NO, all required documents need to be uploaded during filling in the online application form.

 

When can I check the status of my application?
The admission process will take about 3-6 weeks after the submission of COMPLETE application documents. You can check on the status of your application in the "History" tab at https://admissionpg.utp.edu.my . If there are any documents still pending, you will receive an update via email from us.

Verification – Applications and documents being verified by Admission

Selection – Application being vetted by Program Co-ordinator / Program Manager

Review – Application being reviewed by Department Chair

Endorsement – Application being endorsed by Dean of Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS)

Approval – Application getting final approval by Registrar

Completion – Application process complete. Offer letter to be issued.

 

How much money do I need to prepare for payment?
Upon issuance of offer letter, students are given 4 weeks to make the registration fee payment. Please refer to the email and PG Terms and Condition document provided in your offer package for full details. Students are advised to read thoroughly all the term and conditions you are agreeing to by accepting the offer for postgraduate studies.  

You need to pay the full amount of total fee upfront when you accept the offer. There is no partial payment option for all fees.


PARTICULARSLOCALINTERNATIONAL
Personal Bond -RM3,000
*Commitment Fee RM500RM800
Registration FeeRM500RM1,400
NOC Fee (For Sudanese ONLY)-(if applicable)
TOTALRM 1,000RM5,200

 

How can I apply for financial assistance?

Financial Assistance is available for Postgraduate by Research Mode only. To apply for financial assistance scheme, applicants are required to get confirmation and approval from their respective supervisor prior to submission of application. Please refer below for the financial assistance available:

 

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA)

 

Covers tuition fees which includes semester tuition fee and Research Methodology course fee (first attempt only). The registration fee during admission, accommodation, transportation, viva voce examination fee and annual university resource fee are not covered under this scheme and shall be borne by the recipient. GA recipients for Master Programme, will be given a stipend allowance of RM 1,300.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Thousand Three Hundred Only) per month while for PhD Programme, will receive a stipend allowance of RM 1,600.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Thousand Six Hundred Only) per month.

 

Graduate Research Assistantship Scheme (GRA)

 

Covers tuition fees which includes semester tuition fee and Research Methodology course fee (first attempt only). The registration fee during admission, accommodation, transportation, viva voce examination fee and annual university resource fee are not covered under this scheme and shall be borne by the recipient. Monthly allowance for GRA recipients is determined by the supervisors.

 

Tuition Fee Assistantship Scheme (TFA)

 

Covers tuition fees which includes semester tuition fee and Research Methodology course fee (first attempt only). The registration fee during admission, accommodation, transportation, viva voce examination fee and annual university resource fee are not covered under this scheme and shall be borne by the recipient. No monthly allowances given to TFA recipients.

 

Is in-campus accommodation available? 
It is available for one (1) semester only and subject to availability. 

 

How do I apply for my Student Visa?  

Visa application must be done by students directly from EMGS at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my/ :

1.      Student to create own profile on EMGS (payment to be done directly to EMGS by student) and to send screenshot of complete application to admission.

2.      Student to make registration fee payment and provide the receipt to utpacceptance.pg@utp.edu.my.

3.      UTP to approve student's application in the STAR system.

4.      Student to monitor own application on EMGS website and to inform admission if there is necessary action need from institution.

5.      VAL issued by EMGS upon completion. Students to print out offer letter, VAL and passport to Malaysian Embassy in own country for SEV.

6.      After the SEV been issued, student is required to make arrangements to come to Malaysia and notify us details of your travel arrangements.

7.      Immediately upon arrival in Malaysia student required to travel straight to UTP and report to Admission and Records Department, Registry Block F, UTP for briefing and to proceed to ISMU to submit passport.

8.      Students to proceed to do medical check-up at EMGS panel clinics. Result of medical check-up will be automatically updated on the EMGS website.

9.      Students are allowed to register ONLY after student pass sticker is received.

 

Where could I get information about UTP and on admission matters?

Information on admission matters and programmes offered are available at www.utp.edu.my. For further inquiry, please refer below:

 

Madam Nurfarahin Binti Muhammad Suffi (Postgraduate Local)

nurfarahin.msuffi@utp.edu.my (+605 368 8064)


Madam Intan Zairina Binti Kamaruddin (Postgraduate Local)

intanzairina.kamaruddi@utp.edu.my (+605 368 8353)



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