Department of International Student Services
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Globalisation brings with it various opportunities and benefits particularly in the arenas of knowledge, education and research. In light of these opportunities, UTAR aims to position itself among the reputable institutions of higher learning in the region.

Services and Support

UTAR welcomes international students from all over the world to join us in our pursuit of knowledge and excellence through our range of Foundation, Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programmes. UTAR provides international students with a unique multicultural environment to enhance their intercultural and social skills and to prepare them for careers in the globalised world of the 21st century.

Students interested in studying at UTAR should contact the Division of Programme Promotion (DPP) to find out more about the University, programmes available, application procedures and other relevant information. Upon an offer of admission to the University, the Department of International Student Services (DISS) assists international students in obtaining the relevant approvals from the Malaysian authorities. International students are advised to find out as much information about Malaysia as possible if they are coming to Malaysia for the first time.

International students are advised to arrive in Malaysia at least one week before the start of the semester. DISS provides 'meet and greet' service to new international students at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Students are advised to inform the DISS office of their flight itinerary at least one week prior to their arrival in Malaysia .

DISS also assists international students in finding suitable accommodation in the vicinity of UTAR campuses. For students' convenience, the University provides bus shuttle services at a nominal charge to bring them to various locations in the vicinity of the four campuses.

International students are advised to attend the orientation sessions held prior to the start of the semester to familiarise themselves with the local places, culture, customs, and practices.

With its diverse multicultural setting, Malaysia is not only a favourite international tourism destination but also a centre of educational excellence. Its long and established history in tertiary education and its relatively lower cost of living promise students not only an affordable but also a world-class quality education.