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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 Period

Minimum of 8 weeks period during January, May or September intake

Semester Deadline
January 30 October (of previous year)
May 28 February (every year)
September ​30 June (every year)

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

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 – Submitting supporting document

  1. Passport
  2. Nomination Letter
  3. Letter of Indemnity & Undertaking
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Academic Transcript
  6. English Proficiency Certificate
  7. Student Identity Card
  8. Passport Photo
  9. Confirmation Letter
  10. Pre-Arrival Medical Screening
  11. Student Pass Visa Fee
  12. Supervisor Request Form

Step 3 – Pre-Arrival Medical Screening & Student Pass Visa Application

Student is required to undergo a medical screening before departing to UTP

Step 4 – Payment for Visa Application

Approximate payment is USD 300.00*
*May varies depending on country origin, programme duration and type of insurance purchased. It is compulsory for every student entering Malaysia to be covered by a locally purchased medical health insurance scheme

Step 5 – Offer Letter

UTP will provide an offer letter once application has been approved

Step 6 – Post-Arrival Medical Screening

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

Payment Method

Amount: Approximate payment is USD 300.00*
Bank Account Beneficiary: EMGS Escrow Account 1
Bank Account Number: 5140 5766 2341 Bank Name: MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD (MAYBANK)Swift Code: MBBEMYKL
Bank Branch: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bank Address: Lot 1.01 Ampang Park Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*May varies depending on country origin, programme duration and type of insurance purchased. It is compulsory for every student entering Malaysia to be covered by a locally purchased medical health insurance scheme
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. EMGS provides convenient, fast and professional services to global students who choose Malaysia as a study destination.

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 less than 3 months prior to programme date is non-refundable

Additional Information
  1. Visa Processing Duration
    • Issuance of electronic visa approval letter (eVAL) would take about 2 – 3 months after students have submitted all required documents (including proof of payment).
    • Student is advice not to purchase flight ticket before getting his eVAL. Please take note that the Student Pass Visa application will only be submitted after all required documents are completed. Student may track their visa application progress via EMGS website or mobile app.

  2. Financial Support
    • UTP do not provide any financial support for incoming students but supervisor may use available research grant to provide monthly stipend to student. Please contact and discuss with your potential supervisor regarding on this.

  3. Accommodation
    • UTP will reserve a room on your behalf. ALL incoming students will be staying at twin-sharing, air-conditioned room. The room fee is MYR 455/monthly and subject to 6% GST. Payment can be made once you arrive on-campus.

  4. Document submission
    • Please ensure submission of the completed documentation and to allow at least 2 months in advance for Student Pass Visa application and for us to issue an offer letter.
Coordinator for Research Attachment Programme

Iffah Mehat
Call: (+6) 05 368 8397
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