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UTP Virtual Research Attachment Programme (V-RAP)


This Virtual Research Attachment Programme (V-RAP) offers students an opportunity to experience online research on-the-job training without having to leave own country.

  • The student will be working on computer-based research task.
  • UTP researchers will train, supervise, and share research materials to assist student gain valuable skill and research experience.
  • The minimum attachment duration is 2 months up to 12 months (can be customized based on project needs or home university requirement).
  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate from existing partners or non-partner university.

What do I need to know to be part of this programme?

Programme Objective

• To become a platform for student to develop your research and virtual working skill, align with current global trend.

• To assist undergraduate student to earn academic credits to complete your internship.

• To assist postgraduate student to complete your thesis with the help and guidance from professional researchers.

• To become a steppingstone for you to further your study in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Programme Eligibility

• Open for all full time undergraduate or postgraduate student in their Home University with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.

• Nominated by Home University.

• 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.

Application Calendar

V-RAP application is open twice for each intake. Below are the important dates:

​Intake ​ Application Open​ ​Application Close ​Start Date
​January 2021 ​​1st : January​2 November 20201 December 2020​4 January 2021​
2nd : March​1 January 2021​1 February 2021​​1 March 2021
​May 2021 ​ ​1st : May ​1 March 2021 1 April ​2021 ​3 May 2021
​2nd : July ​3 May 2021 1 June 2021

​1 July 2021

​September 2021​ ​1st: September ​1 July 2021

2 August 2021

​1 September 2021

​2nd: November ​1 September 2021

1 October 2021

​1 November 2021


Application Process

STEP 1 - Find Supervisor

Seek for potential Supervisor that match with your research topic.

STEP 2 – Apply

Apply here and Upload all the required document as follows:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Academic transcript

3. Nomination letter

4. Confirmation letter

5. English Proficiency Certificate

6. Research proposal (if required by Supervisor)

STEP 3 – Offer letter

UTP will review the application documents and student will obtain offer letter after UTP receive the confirmation of acceptance from the selected Supervisor. Next, student must confirm your acceptance by filling up the Student Acceptance Form and upload together your passport photo and copy of passport/identity card before you submit.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your participation, please email directly to coordinator your personal details such as Full Name, registration number and state your valid reason(s). You shall communicate about your cancellation request at least 2 weeks before programme start.

Coordinator for Virtual Research Attachment Programme

Noor Iffah Mehat

Call: (+60)5 368 8397



Khairul Anam Che Mat

Call: (+60)5 368 8398