Entry Qualifications & English Language Requirements


Entry with Standard Qualifications

UTAR welcomes applicants with any of the following qualifications for entry to Bachelor's Honours Degree Programme:

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)


Further details on the specific minimum entry requirements for particular programmes can be found in UTAR Website.


Entry with Other Qualifications

Applicants with qualifications other than those described above, for example, a Diploma from a college/institution/polytechnic may also apply for admission to UTAR programmes.

Credit Transfer
Such applications will be considered on a case-to-case basis and successful applicants may be given entry with credit transfer.

All applications for credit transfer must be made together with the application for admission. Certified copies of the official transcripts, course structure, syllabi, samples of past examination papers and all other relevant information and materials related to the previous studies must be enclosed with the application. Applications submitted without the above documents will be processed for normal admission without any consideration for credit transfer.


Entry with SPM/SPMV Qualification

Students with Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV) qualification are also encouraged to apply for entry to the one-year UTAR Foundation programmes. Upon successful completion of the Foundation programmes, students are eligible to pursue Year 1 of the corresponding UTAR Honours Degree programmes.

For more information on the UTAR Foundation programmes on the specific minimum entry requirements, kindly log on to the UTAR Website. 


Other Entry Requirements

The University may impose any one or more of the following as additional entry requirements for admission :-

where deemed appropriate, a candidate will be required to sit for such additional examinations/tests for the University's evaluation purposes; where entry is offered by the University, a candidate shall be required to show proof of satisfactory health condition; and a candidate shall fulfill such other terms and conditions which the University may from time to time impose. 


English Language Requirements

You need to be proficient in the English language, which is the medium of instruction and examination at the University. Most programmes would normally require a credit/relevant score in English Language in one of the following examinations:


Table 1: Matrix for English Language Equivalency (Minimum Score)

Recognized Tests
Foundation
Undergraduate
Post-graduate
Paper-based TOEFL
500
550
580
Computer-based TOEFL
173
213, TWE 5.0
237
Internet-based Testing (iBT) - new TOEFL
61
79
92
International English Language Testing System ( IELTS )
5.0
5.5
6.5
Certificate of Proficiency in English ( CPE )
Grade of C
Grade of C
Grade of B
Certificate in Advanced English ( CAE )
Grade of C
Grade of A
n/a
English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
945
965
980
Scholastic Assessment Test ( SAT ) (Critical Reading )
400
430
500
American College Testing Assessment ( ACT )
20
21
22
SPM English Language / O-level English Language
Credit
Credit
B
MUET
Band 3
Band 3
Band 4
UEC English Language
Grade B
Grade B
n/a
English 1119
Credit
Credit
Credit


* subject to the course applied and changes in Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) regulations

Please refer to the English Language Requirement of the particular programmes for more details.