Entry Requirements

The entrance requirements into IKMAS graduate programmes are as follows:

Master’s Degree

Candidates applying for admission into the Master’s program must have:

a) Bachelor’s degree awarded by UKM or equivalent degree awarded by an institution of higher learning recognized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 OR
b) Bachelor’s degree with CGPA less than 2.75 but not lower than 2.50 can be considered, subject to work-experience of not less than five years in the relevant field.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

For foreign students, the English Language requirement is as follows:

IELTS 6; or
TOEFL iBT 80; or
TOEFL PBT 550

Foreign students with postgraduate degree from any faculty or institute in UKM may be exempted from this requirement, subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee of IKMAS.

Bahasa Melayu Proficiency Requirement.

Foreign students are required to take two four-unit Bahasa Melayu language courses as stipulated by the University. Exemption may be given to candidates who have taken Bahasa Melayu courses conducted by institutions recognized by the Senate of the University.

Doctoral Degree

Candidate applying for admission into the doctorate/doctoral program must have a Master’s degree awarded by UKM or an equivalent degree awarded by an institution of higher learning recognized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

IKMAS does not consider any application for direct admission into the doctorate/doctoral program from the Bachelor’s degree.
Candidates registered in the Master’s programme with a minimum CGPA of 3.67 for the Bachelor’s degree may apply to change registration status to the doctorate program, subject to the terms below:

a) Candidate must demonstrate competency and ability to conduct research at the doctorate/doctoral       level in a special evaluation stipulated by the institute in accordance with Peraturan-Peraturan UKM (Pengajian Siswazah) 2011, pages 50- 51.
b) The application for this change in registration statues must be done by the third semester into the Master’s programme.
c) Approved by the University’s Senate.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

For foreign students, the English Language requirement is as follows:

IELTS 6; or
TOEFL iBT 80; or
TOEFL PBT 550

Bahasa Melayu Proficiency Requirement.

Foreign students are required to take two four-unit Bahasa Melayu language courses as stipulated by the University. Exemption may be given to candidates who have taken Bahasa Melayu courses conducted by institutions recognized by the Senate of the University.