FACULTY OF ACCOUNTANCY, UITM SHAH ALAM

 

Guidelines for International Applicants

 

Below are some basic guidelines for international applicants of UiTM's Postgraduate Programmes.

  • Information on "Study in Malaysia" is available on the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia website: http://arab.studymalaysia.com/
  • All international applicants need to submit a letter of certification from thier Ministry of Education verifying nationality and academic qualifications of candidate.
  • Applications without the above document will not be processed.
  • For international students applying from within Malaysia, the certification letter can be obtained from the Embassy/Consulate/High Commision of the applicant's home country situated in Malaysia.
  • Academic transcripts and supporting documents must be certified true copies.
  • Certification should be done by a senior public official from the applicant's country or from Malaysia.
  • All application forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, before the deadline stipulated.

Academic Qualification

  • Master's Program - Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • PhD Program - Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]

Language Proficiency 
Applicants must show proficiency in English as all programmes are conducted in English. International candidates applying for graduate programmes must have a TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of at least Band 6.0. These scores are to be submitted together with the application. If necessary, applicants will be asked to go through an academic English Programme. This intensive pre-sessional programme is conducted from April to May for a nominal sum. 

Other Requirements 
Applicants must also :

  • show proof of financial ability to pursue thier studies and live in malaysia for the duration of study. A letter of financial guarantee/sponshorship or the most recent financial statement from applicant's bank is sufficent.
  • clear the medical check-up by the University's health authorities;
  • have international passports with at least two years validity and meet all immigration procedures.
    [ More information on Immigration requirements is available on http:///www.imi.gov.my ]

Intake 
Most programmes have two intakes per calender year - in June and December. International students should submit their application six months prior to intake. 

How To Apply 
Applications are available online.

Fees

  • All fees, charges and accounts will be payable in advance as determined by UiTM from time to time. Students will not be permitted to commence or continue their studies at the beginning of any semester until all outstanding fees, charges or accounts are paid.
  • Fees are correct as at the time of printing. UiTM reservesthe right to vary its fees at any time.

Registration

  • New postgraduate students are required to register on the official registration day. A fee of RM250 will be imposed for late registration with RM10 increment for subsequent days after that.
  • The offer of study will automatically be terminated if you do not register within 14 days from the official registration date.

English Language Proficiency
All international applicants from non-English speaking countries applying for postgraduate studies in UiTM are required to show proof of English language proficiency as follows:

  • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    o 550 for (paper based), or
    o 213 (computer based), or
    o 79-80 (IBT), or
  • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

*Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.

Visa Conditions

  • International Students are not permitted to study on a parttime basis.
  • International students are required to pay RM150.00 as the fee for a student visa.
  • UiTM is obliged to report to the relevant authorities any student who has failed to comply with the University’s requirements. Such a student may be asked by the relevant authorities to leave the country.

Refund Policy

  • Upon a student’s acceptance of a place offered by UiTM, a binding contract is deemed to have been created between the student and UiTM.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from the university within 28 days of the official registration, will receive a refund of 80% from the original study fees. No refund will be given after that period.
  • Notification of cancellation/withdrawal from unit/s, withdrawal or deferral from a course of study must be made in writing to UiTM.
  • Students terminated by UiTM will not be entitled to any refund of fees.
  • UiTM reserves the discretion not to offer a course previously made available. Where a student is unable to enroll in a similar course at UiTM and the enrolment is cancelled then all fees paid will be refunded with the exception of a RM400 administration fee.

Deferment
You are allowed to defer your admission to the following semester. This can be done only once. Application for deferment of study can be made by filling the ‘Application for Deferment of Study’ form which is to be submitted together with a processing fee of RM50.00.

Leave of Absence
If a student wishes to take a leave of absence from his course after enrolment and within the first four weeks of course commencement, UiTM will transfer any fees paid to the next semester. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy applies from the date UiTM received advice regarding the leave of absence. If the student applies for leave of absence from the fifth week of the semester, his place will be held, but all fees paid for that semester will be forfeited.

Medical Insurance
As of July 2009 intake, all international students are required to have a medical insurance policy to cover their medical costs while studying in Malaysia. International students may opt to subscribe the medical insurance policy from an appointed agent by the university upon registration. Without a medical insurance policy, the student visa will not be issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Other Conditions
The student is expected to attend all classes and undertake all tests and examinations within a course and abide by all rules and regulations of the university that are in force at any time.

Payment Procedures

  • PRIVATE SPONSORED STUDENTS :
    Please forward your payment to the Bursar of UiTM according to the standard procedure stated in your offer letter as soon as you receive results of placement test. You will be required to present proof of payment to the Coordinator of FEC before you begin your English Course.
  • GOVERNMENT SPONSORED STUDENTS :
    Please provide a copy of financial affidavit (letter of guarantee) from your sponsor to be submitted to Coordinator of FEC before you begin your English Course. The letter must be certified by the University International Centre and will be used as proof of being sponsored by a responsible party.
  • OTHERS
    Please forward your payment to the Bursar of UiTM according to the standard procedure stated in your offer letter as soon as you receive results of placement test. You will be required to present proof of payment to the Coordinator of FEC before you begin your English Course.

    Payment can be made by EFT transfer to the following 
    account no :-
    AFFIN BANK 105140002805
    Swift code PHBMMYKL

    The advise slip from the bank should be sent/fax/scanned and 
    e-mail to:-
    Raja Ta'ayah Raja Musa
    International Students Bursary Division
    Unit Kewangan Zon 16
    UiTM Shah Alam
    FAX No. 03-55442042

NOTE: AS A STANDARD PROCEDURE, IF A STUDENT DECIDES TO LEAVE FEC DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE REASONS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS, 75% OF THE TOTAL FEE WILL BE REIMBURSED TO THE STUDENT AT THE END OF THE 8TH WEEK. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO REIMBURSEMENT IF A STUDENT DECIDES TO LEAVE AFTER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS. THE SAME PRINCIPLE APPLIES TO SPONSORED STUDENTS WHEREBY PAYMENT WILL BE CLAIMED FROM THE SPONSORED BODY (25%) IF A STUDENT DECIDES TO LEAVE WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS AND THE TOTAL FEE WILL BE CLAIMED FROM THE SPONSORED BODY IF THE STUDENT DECIDES TO LEAVE AFTER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT THE PROGRAM RUNS SMOOTHLY AND EFFICIENTLY THROUGHOUT
THE WHOLE SEMESTER.