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​​Research Attachment Programme

Programme Details

Research Attachment Programme offers students an opportunity to experience cutting-edge research centres available at UTP. Our state-of the-art research and development facilities make UTP an excellent choice.
 

As a research student, you will:

  • Embark your journey minimum of 8 weeks or more in UTP research centres
  • Experience a global research-based internship with leading and prominent researchers.
  • Supervised and led by prominent researchers and work in any of the cutting-edge research areas available at UTP.
  • Have access to excellent research facilities (i.e. laboratories, equipment, software, etc.)

All participants will receive a transcript upon completion of the programme.

 

Programme Eligibility

  • Open for all full time undergraduate or postgraduate student in their Home University with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
  • Fulfill English requirements (for non-English speaking countries):

i. A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 OR

ii. A minimum TOEFL PBT score 500 OR

iii. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 59 OR

iv. A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 173 OR   

  • Financially stable and afford to support the whole cost incurred during the programme
  • Nominated by Home University
  • Excellent co-curricular and good disciplinary record
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Programme Period

APPLICATION CALENDAR:
RESEARCH ATTACHMENT PROGRAMME 2023
Semester​Intake​Application Open​Application Close​Arrival (onward/>)

​January 2023

​Group 1 : Jan​1 Sep 2022​3 Oct 2022​> Jan 2023

​Group 2 : Mac​1 Nov 2022​1 Dec 2022​> Mac 2023
May 2023​Group ​1 : May1 Jan 2023​1 Feb 2023​> May 2023
Group ​2 : Jul​1 Mac 20233 Apr 2023​> July 2023
September 2023​Group 1 : Sep​2 May 2023​1 Jun 2023> Sep 2023
​Group 2 : Nov ​3 July 2023​1 Aug 2023​> Nov 2023

 

Application Process

STEP 1 – APPLYING THROUGH YOUR HOME UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

Application can be made through Home University's International Office or Mobility Coordinator and details shall be provided via email.


STEP 2 – SUPERVISOR

Find and secure placement with potential supervisor/ research centers​:


STEP 3 – SUBMIT APPLICATION

Submit all the required document for admission and Student Pass Visa application.

  1. Passport
  2. Nomination Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Academic Transcript
  5. English Proficiency Certificate
  6. Student Matric Card
  7. Passport Photo – Get photo verification via this link: EMGS Online Photo Checker & Guidelines
  8. Confirmation Letter
  9. EMGS Health Declaration Form
  10. Supervisor Acceptance Form
  11. Certificate/proof of document for COVID-19 vaccine (compulsory: minimum 2 doses or above)

Refer to Document Checklist & Guidelines and Sample of Required Document.


Please be informed that the application for Student Pass Visa will only be submitted to EMGS after the submission of required documents are completed by the student. The issuance of electronic Visa Approval Letter (VAL) might take 1 to 3 months after student  submitted the complete documents including the proof of payment.


After receiving VAL, to enter Malaysia student shall obtain a Single Entry Visa (SEV) from the nearest Malaysian Commission and the issuance process is depending on the respected office operation. Therefore, please do not purchase flight ticket before obtaining the Visa Approval Letter (VAL).


STEP 4 – UTP RAP OFFER LETTER

UTP will review above documents and issue an offer letter to qualified applicant. Student shall choose the required medical insurance package and confirm acceptance.

Every student entering Malaysia using Student Pass Visa will be covered by a medical health insurance scheme under the applied Visa.


STEP 5 – VISA & PROGRAMME FEE

​​ESTI​MATED COST (2 MONTHS) ​ ​​​
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Programme Fee

  • Accommodation (twin sharing room)
  • Post arrival Immigration's Visa processing fee
  • Access to campus facilities & internet.

RM2,620.0​0

RM2,190.00

Visa/ Student Mobility Pass Fee

  • Cost may vary based on the selection of health insurance.
  • Manage by Education Malaysia Global S​ervices (EMGS) & Malaysia Immigration

RM1,423.00

​RM1,423.00​​


Student to pay programme fee to UTP and pre-arrival student pass Visa fee to Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

The cost may varies depending on duration of stay, type of accommodation and the preferred ​medical insurance package.


 *Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated under the laws of Malaysia and wholly owned by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to pocess the student's Visa application. 


STEP 6 – APPROVAL FOR STUDENT PASS VISA APPLICATION

UTP will assist student in applying the student pass through EMGS. The student's documents will be reviewed twice then will be submitted to Immigration Malaysia to obtain the Visa Approval Letter (VAL).


STEP 7 – SINGLE ENTRY VISA

T​he student need to bring VAL to the nearest Malaysia Embassy Office/ Consulate to obtain Single Entry Visa (SEV) to get approval to enter Malaysia (depends on nationality).

 

STEP 8 - VACCINATION & CONFIRMATION FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION QUARANTINE

Please b​e informed, UTP only accept student that have received minimum 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

It is advisable for student to conduct the RTK Antigen Test before travel and shall refrain from depart or attending program if applicant: 

  • Diagnosed as suspected or confirmed COVID -19 and have not completed treatment 
  • In contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases within the last 14 days 
  • Having any Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc. 

Upon arrival, applicant shall undergo RTK Antigen Test that verified by medical practitioner at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (estimated cost: RM80 to RM180). The result shall be submitted to UTP and only those who clear from any infection will be allowed to enter UTP campus. In the situation 

STEP 9​ – CONFIRMATION OF TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Student to confirm travel arrangement, flight ticket details 2 weeks before departure to book UTP hostel room and transportation to UTP.


Any plan for extension of stay or changes of travel itinerary shall be informed before departure.  ​


STEP 10 - POST-ARRIVAL MEDICAL SCREENING

Student is required to undergo a medical screening at EMGS nominated clinic within 7 days of arrival date.


STEP 11​ – CONFIRMATION & CONVERSION OF STUDENT PASS VISA/MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA

Student to submit passport to UTP Student Mobility Office after pass the health screening.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you wish to cancel your participation, please email directly to coordinator your personal details such as Full Name, Home University, Passport Number, Telephone Number and state your valid reason(s).

Any cancellation without valid reason & less than 1 month prior to programme date is non-refundable

 

Coordinator for Research Attachment Programme

Iffah Mehat
Call: (+6) 05 368 8397
Email: iffah.mehat@utp.edu.my

 

Khairul Anam Che Mat

Call: (+6) 05 368 8398

Email : khairulanam.chemat@utp.edu.my