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English Language Requirement

 

International applicants must fulfill one of the options below:

IELTS/TOEFL  Score UTM English Language Requirements 
IELTS ≥ Band 6.0; or
TOEFL ≥ 550; or
TOEFL (IBT) ≥ 79
Students can enroll directly to Faculty programs
IELTS = Band 5.5; or
525 ≤ TOEFL < 550; or
69 ≤ TOEFL IBT < 79; and
English Course Certificate
Students can enroll directly to Faculty programs
IELTS = Band 5.5; or
525 ≤ TOEFL < 550; or
69 ≤ TOEFL IBT < 79; or
ELS CIEP Level 107 (*New)
Students are required to attend and pass an English for Postgraduate Program (EPG) conducted by Language Academy in UTM before enrolling in Faculty programs
IELTS ≤ Band 5.0
500 ≤ TOEFL < 525
59 ≤ TOEFL IBT < 69
Students are required to attend Certified Intensive English Program (CIEP) conducted by ELS Language Center and pass level 107 or higher

Note:

  • Students must have a valid two-year TOEFL certificate with PBT score of 600 or above (IBT/CBT equivalent) or IELTS Band 7 or CIEP equivalent as a pre-requisite for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program.
  • Applicants who do not meet the English proficiency requirements of their chosen program at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) can improve their English at ELS Language Centers in Malaysia. UTM accepts ELS English Certificate (level 107) as an ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. Students who choose to attend ELS must pass the required English Course(s) at ELS before starting their programs in UTM. (Refer also to a list of countries given exemptions)
  • For more information about ELS (CIEP) & UTM admission requirements, click www.els.edu.my/utmadmission 

 

Exempted Countries

Candidates that did their Bachelor or Master or PhD from the following countries are exempted from the UTM English language requirements.  The countries are as follows:

Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bangladesh Bermuda
British Virgin Island Bahamas Barbados Canada Cayman Island
Christmas Island Cook Island Falkland Islands Fiji Guernsey
Guam Gibraltar Grenada Guyana Ghana
Hong Kong India Isle of Man Ireland Liberia
Jersey Jamaica Kiribati Kenya Montserrat
Malawi Malta Marshall Islands Mauritius Niue
Micronesia Namibia Nauru New Zealand Philippines
Nigeria Norfolk Island Papua New Guinea Pakistan Saint Kitts and Nevis
Puerto Rico Palau Rwanda Singapore Seychelles
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Helena Samoa Swaziland
Sierra Leone Solomon Island South Africa Sudan Uganda
Tanzania Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Turks and Caicos Island United Kingdom
US Virgin Islands United States of America Zambia  Zimbabwe  –

 


Special Exemption

Candidates from Indonesia, Brunei and other nations that use Malay as the medium of communication are exempted from the UTM English language requirements based on the following conditions:

  • The candidate intends to register for an M.Phil or a Ph.D. program by research.
  • The candidate declares that the thesis will be written in Malay and approved by the supervisor

Candidates for Faculty of Islamic Civilization program can use Bahasa Arab/Arabic as to write their thesis based on the following conditions:

  • The candidate intends to register for a M.Phil. or Ph.D. program by research
  • The candidate declares that the thesis/dissertation will be written in Arabic and approved by the supervisor

 

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