English Language Requirements

If English is not your native language and you are attending a school where English is not the language of instruction, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic)

Applicants who do not meet the English proficiency requirements of their chosen programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) can  improve their English at Intensive English Programme (IEP) at Language Academy, UTM or CIEP at ELS Language Centers in Malaysia. Students  who choose to attend IEP (Language Academy, UTM) must attain IELTS 5.5 while who choose to attend ELS and must  pass Level 107 before starting their programmes in UTM (Maximum duration 2 Semester)

Undergraduate

Applicant must fulfill one of the options below :

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

The minimum scores of 500 (PBT TOEFL) or 59 (IBT TOEFL)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 

A minimum overall score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic)

Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)

The minimum scale of B2 in CEFR

ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

Completion of  Level 107 or higher

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

The minimum MUET Band 4 or higher

Postgraduate

Applicant must fulfill one of the options below :

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The minimum scores of 550 or TOEFL IBT 79 Student can enroll at faculty
The scores of 525 and above but less than 550 (PBT TOEFL) or 69 and above but less than 79 (IBT TOEFL) with English Course Certificate (equivalent to 120 hrs of Intermediate English) Student can enroll at faculty
The scores of 525 and above but less than 550 (PBT TOEFL) or 69 and above but less than 79 (IBT TOEFL) Students can enroll at Faculty and simultaneously attend and pass  English for Postgraduate Programme (EPG) conducted by Language Academy in UTM
The scores of less than 525 (TOEFL PBT) or 69 (TOEFL IBT)

Students are required to attend either:

1.Intensive English Programme(IEP) conducted by Language Academy (LA), UTM and pass IELTS with  a minimum of 5.5  OR

2.Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) conducted by ELS Language Center and pass level 107 or higher

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The minimum scores of  6.0 Student can enroll at faculty
The minimum scores of  5.5 with English Course Certificate (equivalent to 120 hrs of Intermediate English) Student can enroll at faculty
The minimum scores of  5.5 Students can enroll at Faculty and simultaneously attend and pass  English for Postgraduate Programme (EPG) conducted by Language Academy in UTM
The scores less than 5.5

Students are required to attend either:

1.Intensive English Programme(IEP) conducted by Language Academy (LA), UTM and pass IELTS with  a minimum of 5.5  OR

2.Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) conducted by ELS Language Center and pass level 107 or higher

ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

Completion of ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 107 or higher Students can enroll at Faculty and simultaneously attend and pass  English for Postgraduate Programme (EPG) conducted by Language Academy in UTM

Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)

The minimum scale of B2 Student can enroll at faculty

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) programme

Exempted Countries

Candidate who had completed their High School or Bachelor or Master or PhD from the following countries are exempted from the UTM English language requirements. The countries are as follows.

OTHER EXEMPTION FOR UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Candidates from Indonesia, Brunei and South Thailand (eg: Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, Songkla, Satun and others provinces whose major population is made up of Malays) are exempted from the UTM English language requirements based on the following conditions:

a) Students are required to attend an IELTS/TOEFL Preparation Course conducted by Language Academy in UTM;

b) Students must fulfill the minimum English language requirement (IELTS/TOEFL) within 4 semesters of study; and 

c) Students must submit a copy of IELTS/TOEFL certificate to Admission Office within 4 semesters of study.

Candidates from International Schools, A-Level and International Baccalaureate qualifications are exempted from the UTM English language requirement.

OTHER EXEMPTION FOR POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

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

  • The candidate intends to register for an MPhil or a PhD programme by research.
  • The candidate declares that the thesis/dissertation will be written in Malay and approved by the supervisor

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

  • The candidate intends to register for a MPhil or PhD programme by research
  • The candidate declares that the thesis/dissertation will be written in Arabic and approved by the supervisor
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