English Proficiency Requirements

A. LOCAL STUDENTS:

Malaysian students who enroll in UNITAR Foundation and Diploma programmes are required to take ALL English courses listed in their respective programme structures, beginning with English 1 (Diploma) and Listening and Speaking Skills (Foundation).

B. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

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

Level of Study IELTS TOEFL UEPT
Undergraduate (Foundation) Band 5.0 Score 550 Score 55

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.