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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat Kampar View map
Malaysia
#801-1000
Private
Medium
17,181
1,147
235

Overview

COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab


Established in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a leading university in Malaysia with two campuses in the Kampar district of Perak and Kajang, Selangor (around 20km from Kuala Lumpur).

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman offers over 60 undergraduate degree programs, 31 master’s degree programs, and 12 Doctorate programs in disciplines such as business, engineering, mathematics, creative industries and design, social sciences, education, medicine and Chinese studies. All degree programs are taught in English with the exception of the Chinese Studies programs. Students also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as an elective course in their undergraduate degree.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman goes beyond imparting technical knowledge. It encourages students to enhance their soft skill competencies through various extracurricular activities such as soft skills development, student entrepreneurship, sports and character-building events.
It’s also an ideal university for students who are looking for international exposure, experience and friendship. Malaysia is a unique country with a rich diversity in culture where people interact with cultures from the West, Chinese, Islam, Indian and Asians. Given this advantage, UTAR incorporates such multi-cultural dimensions into all aspects of its learning, teaching, research and collaboration.

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Kampar campus is home to:

•    Faculty of Arts and Social Science
•    Faculty of Business and Finance
•    Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology
•    Faculty of Information and Communication
•    Faculty of Science
•    Centre for Foundation Studies
•    Centre for Extension Education
•    Institute of Chinese Studies


And the Sungai Long campus is where you can find:

•    Faculty of Accountancy and Management
•    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
•    Faculty of Creative Industries
•    Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science
•    Institute of Chinese Studies  
•    Centre for Foundation Studies
•    Center for Extension Education
•    Institute of Management and Leadership Development
•    Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research


Both campuses are equipped with the latest facilities for students’ academic and personal development. Facilities include:


•    +3,000 computers
•    +120 types of software
•    24/7 wireless internet
•    Two libraries
•    +120 laboratories and workshops
•    24/7 access to Web-based Learning Environment (WBLE)
•    16 UTAR campus transport buses
•    Gymnasium and sports complex
•    Wellness centre 
•    University bookstore 
•    Places of worship
•    E-commerce delivery center
•    Unovate Centre for start-ups


Support services for students also include:

•    Counselling and wellbeing
•    New international student support
•    Accommodation and housing search support
•    Campus safety and security
•    Alumni relations and engagement
•    Careers services
•    Academic advisory support system
•    Research consultancy and commercialization
•    Student mobility program one-stop center
•    Soft skill development programs


Approximately 22,000 students at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman represent 44 nationalities around the world.

Campus life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is an exciting and diverse experience with 44 nationalities represented out of 22,000 students. To get the most out of student life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, students have the opportunity to take part in almost 80 student clubs and societies, including performing and creative arts, sports and recreation, voluntary and self-defence.
Together with these clubs and societies, the university also organises many recreational and social events such as treasure hunts, trekking, competitions, debates, dances, performances, choir, cultural events, prom nights, festival/reunion parties, annual balls and more!

A Sports Carnival with a range of sporting activities is also arranged every year by the university. Students will have the opportunities to participate in inter-faculty games, intra-university races, the Sports Exchange Program, Clash of the UTARians and many more.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman endeavours to cultivate community spirit among its students by encouraging them to take part in volunteer services for the community. Such activities include cultural activities, health campaigns, English and IT tuitions, waste recycling campaigns, school safety projects, school motivational camps, school as well as village beautification projects.

Student accommodation
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman works with reliable hostel management companies to help arrange suitable private accommodation for all students.

Admissions
If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, you will need to have achieved the following, depending on which course you are wishing to apply for.

Foundation: O-Level with 5 credits in the relevant subjects or its equivalent qualification

Undergraduate degree: A-Level with 2-3 passes in the relevant subjects, or high school leaving examination equivalent with 5 passes

Master’s: Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with CGPA of 2.500 and above

PhD: Master’s degree from a recognised university and show evidence of adequate related research or work experience


Scholarships and special funding
Limited scholarships will be considered for disadvantaged students from ASEAN countries in order to help them pursue their academic degree at the university.

For more information regarding the entry requirements and how to apply, please click here.


COVID-19 Information:  

Q: What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 
A: At this time, campus open days have been replaced with Cyber Open Day. It entails live chat with education consultants, online career test, virtual campus tour, free webinars and online booth display by discipline areas and key service units. More details at http://bit.ly/3d4Km0W

We have set up more dedicated education counselling hotlines for programme and admission enquiries at https://study.utar.edu.my/Education_Counselling.php or email [email protected] 

Q: How can applicants contact the university about their application? 
A: The Admission Office will post the status of admission application at http://www2.utar.edu.my/admStatus/login.jsp as well as notify applicants via email within 7 working days after the receipt of duly completed application. 

Q: How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled? 
A: Applicants will still be considered and need to submit their final result.


Q: What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
A: International applicants who do not have the international English-language test result can still apply for admission. Such applicants will be considered for Conditional Offers, whereby they enrol into the UTAR English Enhancement Programme (EEP) before enrolling for the main programme of studies. During the EEP time, they can sit for IELTS/TOEFL/equivalent and obtain the required test scores within 12 months from the date of entry into Malaysia. 

Q: How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
A: The Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), one-stop centre for processing visa applications in Malaysia, is closed for operation during the Movement Control Order in Malaysia (from 18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020).

Therefore, all visa application processes with EMGS will not begin until after 14 April 2020, subject to the latest announcement of Malaysian government and EMGS.

Q: Is the university still accepting applications? 
A: Yes, we are accepting international student applications for the October 2020 intake via UTAR International Online Application Portal (http://my2.utar.my/iadmission/login.jsp)

Q: Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?  
A: No restriction on international applicants. Should any of them face issues such as not being able to provide certified documents to support their applications, we will facilitate/accommodate at best we can.  

Q: How are applications for university accommodation being handled? 
A: UTAR does not have any in-campus hostels. We work with reliable hostel management companies in arranging decent, safe accommodation for all our international students. Any booking will be done within a month before the arrival of the international students.

Q: Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)? 
A: No change in entry requirements, except we understand that many communities are experiencing school closures or restricted activities. The applicants can submit the supporting documents as listed in their application form of admission, without a need to get them certified at this time. Applicants will only show their original educational certificates for our verification when they physically report for studies at UTAR.



If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, you will need to have achieved the following, depending on which course you are wishing to apply for.
Foundation: O-Level with 5 credits in the relevant subjects or its equivalent qualification
Undergraduate degree: A-Level with 2-3 passes in the relevant subjects, or high school leaving examination equivalent with 5 passes
Master’s: Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with CGPA of 2.500 and above
PhD: Master’s degree from a recognised university and show evidence of adequate related research or work experience


Scholarships and special funding
Limited scholarships will be considered for disadvantaged students from ASEAN countries in order to help them pursue their academic degree at the university.
For more information regarding the entry requirements and how to apply, please click here.
 


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is committed to ensuring students are set up for the best possible start in working life after graduation. Six months after graduating, approximately 95-97 percent of graduates are in full-time employment.

The Department of Alumni Relations and Placement (DARP) helps foster close relationships with alumni, create opportunities for alumni to network, exchange information and receive updates on news and events from the university.

It also offers guidance and support with job placements for final year students and graduates with events such as:
•    Career Day
•    Career Talk
•    Virtual Career Fair
•    M100 Challenge
•    Managing UTAR Career Portal
•    Career Workshop
•    Career Counseling

On-the-job learning has also become a vital part of the undergraduate experience at UTAR. The university has made industrial training compulsory for all undergraduate students in order for them to gain practical skills and establish valuable industry contacts to help give them the confidence when it comes to the world of work after graduating.



Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Centre for Foundation Studies

Institute of Chinese Studies

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 17,181

3%
97%

International students - 235

73%
27%

Total faculty staff - 1,147

85
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Total students - 17,181

3%
97%

International students - 235

73%
27%

Total faculty staff - 1,147

1062
85
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