English Proficiency Requirements

A. LOCAL STUDENTS:

The English Language Entry Requirement for Malaysian students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

For PhD Programmes:

  • A minimum of credit in English SPM level; or
  • Pass a Master Degree from an institution which applies English as the medium of instruction recognised by the Malaysian Government, or
  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C

For M.Ed TESL:

  • A minimum of credit in English at SPM level, or,
  • A minimum score of Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET), or,
  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C

Note:

Internal Assessment : An oral test in the form of interview which will be conducted by a panel of interviewers consisting of two members from each Faculty and a representative from English Language department or any other related department

B. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The English Language Entry Requirements for International Students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

Level of Study IELTS TOEFL UEPT
Master Band 6.0 Score 550 Score 65
PhD Band 6.5 Score 550 Score68

Note:

  1. IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  2. TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  3. UEPT: UNITAR English Placement Test

Validity period of the IELTS or TOEFL qualification is TWO (2) years from the date of award. UNITAR does not accept any other English proficiency qualification or certificate except for the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications.

International Students who do not possess either the IELTS or TOEFL qualification (or do not have the required score band) will be required to sit for the UNITAR-administered English Placement Test (UEPT).

International Students who acquire the required score band of English based on the UEPT will be able to proceed to register for their Faculty courses.

International Students who acquire a lower score band of English based on the UEPT will be placed in the appropriate level of proficiency and are required to complete and pass an Intensive English Programme (IEP) before registering for their Faculty courses.