Entry Qualification

For Doctor of Philosophy admission, a student must have a Master’s degree by research or Master’s degree by coursework with CGPA of at least 3.00. In case, student does not meet this CGPA, the student must meet the following conditions as shown in Table 1.

2.75 - 2.99
Professional Experience in related field – 2 years OR TWO (2) Academic publications (Journals, not proceeding) in the field applied for.Other recognized qualifications are equivalent to that of the work of Malaysian Government and approved by the UC Bestari Senate.

Entry Requirement for Doctoral Degree

No direct entry from Bachelor Degree Level to Doctoral Degree Level. Students with Bachelor Degree who are registered for master’s degree may apply to convert their candidacy to the Doctoral Degree Program within one (1) year after master’s degree registration.


Application must be submitted to the Centre of Postgraduate Studies before the set up due date (application is open throughout the year for Ph.D. students)

Admission Offer

Full Offer

Applicants who meet all of the requirements may be offered a full admission offer.

Direct Offer

Applicants who satisfy the criteria needed below may be offered a direct offer from the Centre of Postgraduate Studies

Conditional Offer

Applicant will be given a conditioned offer IF and only if the applicant fulfils all of the criteria needed by the Centre of Postgraduate Studies. However, a full complete offer is compulsory for registration.

Offer for Non-Graduate Students

The offer may be given under specialised regulations for domestic or International exchange students by the Centre of Postgraduate Studies.Postgraduate Application Process (Attachment)

Delayed Admission​

a) Applicants who have been offered for study may delay their admissions by informing the Centre of Postgraduate Studies.Admission cannot be delayed for more than one semester. For a delay more than one semester, a new offer needs to be made. However, candidates are allowed to appeal for extended delay of admission.

Language And Prerequisite

All international students must at least meet one of the following requirements:

i. Students must have IELTS Band 5.0/CEFR B1 or Paper Based Test (PBT) 410-413, TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) 34 or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/ CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency)/CEFR C1 or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test (Band 3). The certification should not be more than 2 years from the date test taken and registration of candidature. TOEFL ITP is not accepted.

Students from countries, the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in which English is their native language. However, students from these countries must submit evidence of support.

International students with Bachelor and Master degrees from Malaysian universities, English requirement are not needed.

Academic Calendar (Attachment)

Processing Fee

Local / Foreigner

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