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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Address: Jalan Universiti, 80990 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Description Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

  • Established: 1975
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Rating: 402
  • Language of instruction: Malay, English.

University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) was founded in 1975 and is the highest public educational institution in Malaysia. The leading areas of university preparation are art and humanities, technologists and engineering, management and social sciences.

UTM is part of the following associations:

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1 year.

The UTM Foundation program offers students an alternative choice of pre-university education in addition to obtaining a certificate of maturity, a certificate of the Malaysian High School (STPM) and other foundation programs recognized by the Government of Malaysia.

Students are provided with basic knowledge in the fields of engineering, science and social sciences, preparing them for the next educational level in UTM.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4-6 years.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Biomedicine
  • Accounting
  • Graphic and multimedia software
  • Mechanical materials
  • Maritime architecture and marine design
  • Industrial physics
  • Software development
  • Networks and Security
  • Chemical Technology
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics, etc.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1.5-4 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Business analytics
  • Biotechnology
  • Hydraulics and hydrology
  • Engineering math
  • Information Support
  • Computers and Microelectronics
  • Forensics
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Pedagogical psychology
  • Human capital development
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Environmental Management, etc.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-8 years.

PhD is a research qualification designed for students pursuing an academic or research career. The degree is awarded on the basis of the submission of a dissertation, demonstrating the applicant’s ability to conduct research, and proving that the candidate, having demonstrated originality and independence, made a significant contribution to knowledge in a particular scientific field.

UTM offers doctoral programs in the following areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Hydrography
  • Oil engineering
  • Pedagogical psychology
  • Polymer engineering
  • Policy research
  • Software engineering
  • Guidance and counseling in the field of education, etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

UTM provides campus accommodation for more than 12,000 students. In addition, the university offers family dormitories (301 places) for students with spouses and children.

  • Cost of living = 300MYR-1100MYR / month.


  • According to world ratings, UTM is in the top 5% of educational institutions on the planet and in the top 400 in terms of education quality
  • The university takes 3rd place among the best universities in the country
  • According to QS World 2019, UTM is in the top 10 educational institutions in Southeast Asia
  • University recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia (MOSTI)
  • The educational institution offers international exchange programs and scholarship programs
  • A large number of foreign experts teach at UTM.

Equipment Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

The university is located in the south of the Malay Peninsula in the capital of the Johor Sultanate - Johor Bahru. UTM logistics includes:

  • Training rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Meeting room and seminar room
  • Audio visual room
  • Information and Construction Center
  • Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO)
  • Plotter center
  • The library
  • Institute for High Voltage and High Current (IVAT)
  • Wind tunnel
  • Laboratories by:
  1. Wireless Industrial Emissions (WIE)
  2. Long Term Development (LTE)
  3. Antenna measurement (anechoic chamber)
  4. Landscape
  5. Construction
  6. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
  7. Ecology and others.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Johor Bahru = $ 385 -597 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the UTM you need:

  • Request
  • Education Documents
  • Certificate of English Proficiency TOEFL / IELTS
  • Research proposal (master's, doctoral)
  • Letter from the sponsor (if necessary)
  • Confirmation of work experience (if necessary)
  • Copy of the first page of the passport
  • The photo.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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