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PhD-Social Sciences & Humanities


  • Intake for the course work mode and mixed mode programmes are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next year February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake). Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.

    Doctor of Philosophy Mode / Registration
    Communication Mode of Study: Research Only
    Anthropology and Sociology Mode of Study: Research Only
    Geography Mode of Study: Research Only
    Development Science Mode of Study: Research Only
    History Mode of Study: Research Only
    Political Science Mode of Study: Research Only
    Strategy and Security Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Psychology Mode of Study: Research Only
    Social Work Mode of Study: Research Only
    Malay Language Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Malay Literature Mode of Study: Research Only
    Management of Performing Arts Mode of Study: Research Only
    English Language Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Postcolonial Literature in English Language Mode of Study: Research Only
    Linguistics Mode of Study: Research Only
    Environmental Management Mode of Study: Research Only
    Human Development Mode of Study: Research Only
  • Local Students Registration (A) Tuition Fees (B) 1st Semester (A + B) Subsequent Semesters Total Fees
    Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs
    Full Time 1,755 1,995 3,750 2,740 17,450 ( min sem. : 6 )
    Part Time 1,410 1,535 2,945 2,060 17,365 ( min sem. : 8 )

    Full Time : Registration (1,010) + Service & Activity (745)
    Part Time : Registration (885) + Service & Activity (525)

    International Students Registration (A) Tuition Fees (B) 1st Semester (A + B) Subsequent Semesters Total Fees
    Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs
    Full Time 2,695 4,485 7,180 5,470 34,530 ( min sem. : 6 )
    Part Time 2,300 3,100 5,400 3,815 32,105 ( min sem. : 8 )

    Full Time : Registration (1,710) + Service & Activity (985)
    The fees is not include Personal Bond and Visa Reference (VDR)
  • 1. Candidates have to apply online via: guest.ukm.my

    2. Intake for Coursework and mixed mode are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake).

    3. Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.

    4. Application fee of RM30.00 (for Malaysian application), USD30.00 or MYR100.00 (international applicants) have to pay online as instructed in online application system:

    guest.ukm.my


    STUDY OPTIONS
    There are several study options under postgraduate study programme:

    1. Research
    2. Coursework
    3. Coursework and research
    4. Coursework and practical or clinical with case study and/or research

  • Requirements for admission to the Masters Degree programme:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    2. Degree in Medical or Dentistry from the University or any higher learning institution or an equivalent degree thereto from any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    3. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

    4. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).


    A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

    1. Masters Degree from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Masters Degree or having other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

    3. A candidate who is currently attending a full time Masters programme under paragraph 6(1) (a) in the University and is certified by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee/Centre for Graduate Management to convert his status to a Doctorate programme with the approval of Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Institute; or

    4. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent results from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    5. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

    6. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).

    **Additional info for entry requirements

    • A Master degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by Government of Malaysia with minimum 3.0 CGPA ; or
    • Other qualification equivalent to a Master’s degree (in a relevant field) with other relevant experience in a related field recognized by the SENATE of UKM;
    • A research proposal in the intended field of study.


    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

    An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follows:

    1. Obtained TOEFL (550) or IELTS (6) results which fulfill the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or

    2. For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.

    For an international candidate who will be writing his thesis/dissertation in the Malay/Arabic languages, he may be exempted from the requirements stated in paragraph (1)(a), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

    An international candidate who has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate may be exempted from the requirements stated in paragraph (1)(a), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Placement Test (EPPT) and if he fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, he is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

    The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who is originally from a country where the English Language is the official language or has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses the English Language as the medium of instruction.

  • VDR Fees One Year Two Years (Indonesian Only)
    Processing Fee 1,060 1,209
    i-card 53 106
    Pass / Sticker 60 120
    Multiple Entry Visa 50 100
    Total : 1,223 Total : 1,535

    Personal Bond
    RM 2000
    Canada USA Colombia Angola Equatorial Guinea Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Ethiopia Republic Congo Republic Democratic Congo Cote D'Ivoire Eritrea Guinea-Bissau Ghana Liberia Mali Mozambique Nigeria Rwanda Western Sahara Djibouti
    RM 1500
    Saudi Arabia Africa Australia British C.I Brunei China Europe Iran Iraq Portugal C.I Taiwan Tunisia Vietnam
    RM 1000
    Japan South Korea Macao Hong Kong
    RM 750
    Bangladesh Phillipines India Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka
    RM 500
    Indonesia
    RM 300
    Thailand
    RM 200
    Singapore
  • Marketing Officer

    Jane Kalang
    Tel: +603-89215145
    Email: jane@ukm.edu.my

    Cik Othman Abdullah
    Tel: +603-89215926 
    Email: mann@ukm.edu.my

    Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Tel: +603-89215145
    Fax: +603-89252836
    Web: www.ukm.my/fssk

    Centre for Academic Management
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
    Malaysia
    Tel : +603-8911 8389 / 8468
    Fax: +603-8911 8470
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