Application Pack for International Students 
    (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  1. International students who would like to apply for the undergraduate programs should consult the Marketing Department for details of the programs.
  2. International students who would like to apply for the postgraduates programs should consult the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) or the website for the appropriate institutes.
  3. Undergraduate Admissions is open throughout the year. There are three intakes per year, in January, June/July and September
 Application Process
STEP 1 : Application Forms

 1.    Log on to International Online Application
 2.    Choose New Application
 3.    Complete all required information
 4.    Choose your program
 5.    Upload all documents via online (please use jpg or PDF files only)
 6.    Submit complete information with relevant documents before closing date via online application

STEP 2 : Complete Forms & Documents

Complete the form and attach the following documents :

A. Apply from country of origin (New student)

  1. Processing fee of RM100.00, payable to "Universiti Teknikal Mara Sdn. Bhd." CIMB Bank account no. 14081204891058. Swift Code : CIBBMYKL
  2. Academic certificates: High School Certificate / ‘O' Level Certificate or A' Level Certificate or Certificate / Diploma - certificates with transcript / result slip of every semester. (Note: If academic records are in language other than English, an approved translated version must be provided). All certificates must be attested by the Ministry of Higher Education/Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Malaysian Embassy/Consulate.
  3. Copies of Passport (4 copies), all pages including blank pages. (Please make 2 pages in full A4 size). The passport validity must be more than 2 years from the registration day.
  4. Color Photograph – 8 pcs.(3.5 cm X 5.0 cm – passport size) with blue background and name written on reverse.
  5. TOEFL or IELTS Certificate
  6. No Objection Certificate (NOC)- only applicable for Sub Sahara Countries (Please use UniKL format) - FORM ATTACHED
  7. Eligibility Letter – only for Nigerian passport holder
  8. Declaration Letter – if applicable - discrepancy of name on passport & academic transcripts; to be issued by home country Ministry of Education OR by home country Embassy/Consulate.

B.  Apply in Malaysia (Transfer student)

All above documents and request for the following documents from recent college/university :

  1. Release Letter with Attendance report
  2. Academic Transcript or Certificate of Completion (certified true copies)
  3. Student Pass cancellation

Please be reminded that :
If student pass VISA is NOT yet EXPIRED :
- The previous student pass need to be shorten or cancelled and obtain the SPECIAL

PASS from the previous university or college
If student pass VISA is EXPIRED :
- Student pass cancelation letter from previous university/college with the verification from the Immigration Department.

STEP 3 : Submission of Application

Submit all documents by courier to : (you have to submit the above documents after completing the online application, the application only will be processed after receiving the completed documents ) :

Marketing & Student Recruitment Division 
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
3th Floor,1016 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 2175 4000
Fax : +603 2175 4446

STEP 4 : Offer Letter 

Upon receiving the application via online with the application fee and complete documents, UniKL will issue an Offer Letter if the International Student fulfilled the admission requirements and/or pass the interview session. There are two types of offer letters:

  1. FULL OFFER is for students who fulfill the academic qualifications and have valid English Proficiency Certificate either TOEFL with a minimum score of 500 and/or IELTS with a minimum band of 5.5.
  2. CONDITIONAL OFFER is for students who fulfill the academic qualifications and are required to sit for the English Placement Test (EPT). If the student does not pass the EPT, he/she needs to enroll in UniKL English Preparatory Program (EPP) before commencing normal academic program. UniKL will only conduct the EPP if there are at least 10 students registered in the course; otherwise the student should enroll in a similar program at another college or institution.

Students, who are unable to sit for the TOEFL/IELTS test or have not achieved the required standard in either test, will be required to sit for the English Placement Test (EPT). Those who pass the EPT will continue straight into the diploma/degree programme offered by the university , while those who have not achieved the required standard will have to undergo a 6 months English Preparatory Programme (EPP).

STEP 5 : Accepting the Offer  

International Office will email you the Acceptance Form. To accept the offer, please send the following to UniKL International Office (UIO) :

  1. Acceptance Form
  2. Immigration Processing Fees :
New student pass Processing Fee
Insurance (1 year)
Medical Health Report
Student Pass
Multiple Entry Visa
* 0 – 50.00

*Please refer to the country visa rate

All payment should be made by Bank Draft or Telegraphic Transfer to " Universiti Teknikal MARA Sdn. Bhd." CIMB Bank Account no : 1408 1204891 058 .Swift Code: CIBBMYKL.

STEP 6 : Visa Approval Letter VAL 

When the student accept the offer and pay the immigration processing fees to UniKL and the university has received the required fees, i.e have been credited into UniKL bank Account via telegraphic Transfer or bank Draft, UniKL International Office will apply for the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) from the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

STEP 7 : Visa Approval Letter VAL 

The process for the VAL will take approximately 3-4 weeks and the students will be notified accordingly. Once the VAL has been approved, students are required to pay for the registration and tuition fees. UniKL International Office will courier the Original Visa Approval Letter (VAL) and the Original offer Letter to student after the payment has been credited into UniKL bank Account via telegraphic Transfer .

STEP 8 : Visa Approval Letter VAL 

Upon receiving the Visa Approval Letter, student are required to go to the nearest Malaysian Embassy or High Commission to obtain an entry visa before entering Malaysia. It is advisable that you obtain your Visa Approval Letter before entering to study in Malaysia to avoid any issues or problems coming to study in Malaysia.

 Pre Arrival Procedure

The International students need to provide the information to UniKL International Office (UIO) by completing the Airport Pick up Form at least 10 days before departure . The information required are as follows :
  1. Date & time of Departure
  2. Date & time of Arrival (Malaysia Time)
  3. Flight name and number
  4. Airport – KLIA or LCCT

Please email the form to Mr. Mohamad Norhaida Abd Rahman ( for further action and confirmation from the office. Student also may contact the UIO staff at +6032175 4000.

Students are advised to bring along the original passport with at least 2 year validity and the Original Visa Approval Letter, Valid Entry Visa and the Offer Letter. Student will be required to complete the Malaysia Disembarkation Card which will be distributed by the airline crew or at the airport.

Students also are advised to carry about RM1000 – RM1500 in cash for early expenses in Malaysia.

Please be reminded that UniKL will not be held responsible for any consequences if the above instructions are not complied with. Priority for airport pickup is for registered students. Accompanying persons need to arrange for their own transportation.


A UniKL representative will await students arriving at KLIA or LCCT , at the Immigration Counter. The UniKL representative will hold a printed paper with the student's name and flight details. The student will be guided to the Immigrations Counter for clearance. The student needs to be ready with the following documents:

  • • Passport.
  • • Original Copy of Visa Approval Letter
  • • Valid Entry Visa.

The Immigration Officer will not release students without the presence of a UniKL representative to identify and acknowledge the student.

 Post-Arrival Procedure

The student must report to the UniKL International Student Service, located at the 3rd floor, and will be given the following form :

  1. Insurance Form
  2. Medical Health Report Form

Students need to submit the passport and VISA Processing Fee (if any) to the UniKL International Office (UIO) according to the schedule given them. The UIO will provide students a certified true copy of their passport for safekeeping pending the Student Pass endorsement with the Malaysian Immigrations Department. Students may refer to the notice board at the UniKL International Office located on the 3rd floor, UniKL , Kuala Lumpur for collection of their passports.

Important note:

  • • Students MUST submit their passport for Student Pass extension / renewal two (2) months before their Student Pass expires. Failure to do so will incur a penalty of RM300.00 per case.
  • • Students are responsible to ensure that their Student Pass and Entry Visa are VALID before leaving the country.


All students must undergo for the Medical Health Report/Check up at the panel clinic within 7 days upon arrival in Malaysia which will be determined by the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). The report will be released within 3-4 days and the students must be in good health. If the students are not in good health and have been advised by the doctor not to register, they have to return to home country immediately.


Students who do not meet UniKL's English requirement, will have to sit for the English Placement Test (EPT) . The test will be held at the UniKLs' Center for Foundation Studies. The EPT results will be released within 3 days by the UniKL International Office.


If student pass the EPT, students need to register at the Campus or Institutes . If the student does not pass the EPT, he/she needs to enroll in UniKL English Preparatory Program (EPP) before commencing normal academic program. UniKL will only conduct the EPP if there are at least 10 students registered in the course; otherwise the student should enroll in a similar program at another college or institution.


The registration at the respective campus will be arranged by the UniKL International Office after the students have completed the registration and visa process.


After the registration at the campus or institute, all students need to attend the Induction & Orientation Program at the respective campus.