Application & Entry Requirements

APPLICATION
Candidates have to apply online via http://guest.ukm.my.
Application fees of RM30.00 (for Malaysian application), USD30.00 or MYR100 (for international applicants) must be via online payment as provided in the Guest System.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International candidates for all graduate programmes are required to demonstrate prociency in English with a minimum score of 7.0 (IELTS), 550 (TOEFL) or Band 4 (UKM English Prociency Test).

Masters in Systems Biology

  1. Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computational Sciences, Mathematical Sciences or Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other institutions of higher learning that are recognised by the Senate of UKM; Or
  2. Other quali­cations that are equivalent to the Bachelors degree or other quali­cations or working experience that are recognised by the Senate of UKM.

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. Masters degree in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computational Sciences, Mathematical Sciences or Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other institutions of higher learning that are recognised by the Senate of UKM; Or
  2. Other quali­cations that are equivalent to the Bachelors degree or other quali­cations or working experience that are recognised by the Senate of UKM; Or
  3. Bachelors degree with Honours in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computational Sciences, Mathematical Sciences or Engineering with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.67 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other institutions of higher learning that are recognised by the Senate of UKM.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follow:

  1. Obtained TOEFL or IELTS results which fulfill the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme;or
  2. For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.

For an international candidate who will be writing his thesis/dissertation in the Malay/Arabic languages, he may be exempted from the requirements stated in paragraph (1)(a), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

An international candidate who has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate may be exempted from the requirements stated in paragraph (1)(a), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, he is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

The Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who is originally from a country where the English Language is the official language or has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses the English Language as the medium of instruction.