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FAQ on Postgraduate Programs

What are postgraduate program offered in FEM?

FEM offers various postgraduate programs Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, Master of Economics, Master of Islamic Economics, Master of Accounting, Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation , Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, and Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting.

For MBA or other business programme are offer by UKM-Graduates School of Business. Please visit their website.

When will the application for postgraduates programme?

Application for coursework and mix mode are open for register online twice a year;

  • in October till November -for the admission February of next year
  • in April till May -for the Admission in September)

Application for research mode is open through out the year.

All aplication must be submit online through the website www.ukm.my/guest

Who are my potential supervisors for postgraduates programme?

Please visit and search this website http://www.experts.scival.com/ukm/ . We have more than 100 potential supervisors and experience lecturers.

How many intakes per year for postgraduate program in UKM?

Course work modeOpen twice a year
February intake – begin in October/November
September intake – begin in April/Mei
Course work and research/ Mixed
Research modeOpen throughout the year

How to apply?

All applications shall be made via our Graduate Admission Application System: guest.ukm.my

Can I apply manually?

No, all applications must be online via guest.ukm.my.

Can I apply more than one (1) program at one time?

No, you are allowed to apply only one (1) program at a time.

Can I apply more than one (1) time in the same semester?

No. Application is only allowed once in the same semester.

Do I need to send a copy of my application upon completion online?

No need. Application is via online only and there is no documents need to be sent by post.

If I plan to register by research mode, do I need to get a supervisor prior to my application?

No need. The selection committee at the faculty/institute will assign the supervisor if you are selected.
However, you may propose your supervisor in your application.

If I plan to register by research mode, do I need to submit a proposal during application?

For an application for research mode program, you are required to submit a proposal.

Does UKM offer full time and part time study?

Malaysian applicantsFull time or part time
International applicantsFull time only

I am an international applicant, may I know how to apply for student visa?

Please contact Office of International Relations. See http://www.ukm.my/pha.

How much is the processing fees and how should make the payment?

Local applicantRM30 only
International applicantsRM100 or USD30

All payment is made via online (credit card/debit/online banking) in our Graduate Admission Application System: guest.ukm.my

I have submitted my application, when will I know the result?

A complete application will be brought to the selection committee at the faculty/institute. The result will be announced in guest as follows:

SuccessfulApplication is successful
RejectedApplication is unsuccessful
KIVYour application is still under consideration (due to insufficient information/ the selection committee awaiting for further verification, etc.)

I have applied such a long time but until now the status is KIV, what should I do?

You are advised to contact the respective Faculty/Institute about your application status. Information about the Faculty/Institute are as follows:

Where can I get the list of the programs offered?

If I am a first class Degree holder, can I directly apply for PhD Program?

No. You are required to register as Master’s student first and apply for conversion in the second semester of your study subject to the approval of your supervisor and committee at your faculty/institute.

If I am a final semester student now (in Bachelor Degree or Master Degree), am I eligible to apply for Master or PhD program, even though I am yet completing my current study?

You may apply by submitting your latest examination result and a letter of verification from your current institution mentioning that you are now in the final semester.

Can the student change their forms of registration from full time to part time or vice versa?

Yes, they may change subject to the approval from their respective faculty/institute. However, it is allowed to change only once only throughout the study.

Is there any English language requirement such as IELTS or TOEFL prior to entering any Master or PhD program in UKM?

English language requirement is compulsory for all international applicants.

If I register as part time student, when will be the classes? Is it after office hour or during weekend?

Class arrangement and schedule will be determined by the respective faculty/institute.

How is the tuition fees charged in UKM? Is it by per credit hour or in package per semester?

Tuition fees for all programs is charged in package per semester.

If I once registered as UKM student and was terminated due to fail in examination, am I eligible to re- apply in UKM?

Yes, you may re-apply provided that not to the same program.

If I once registered as UKM student and terminated due to failure to register or had withdrawn myself from the study program, am I eligible to re-apply?

Yes, you may re-apply.