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English Requirements

(These requirements apply to international students only)

Foundaton and Diploma Programmes
  • Foundation & All Diplomas : IELTS 4.0/ CEFR A2 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (397) OR TOEFL IBT (30-31) OR CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/ CEFR B2 OR CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency/ CEFR C1 OR PTE (Pearson Test of English) (30) OR MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 2).

  • Diploma in Business with Information Technology - IELTS 5.0/ CEFR B1 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (410-413) OR TOEFL 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).


All Bachelors (Hons) Degree Programmes
  • General Degree Requirements - IELTS : 6.0 - TOEFL : 550 (PBT), Perarson PTE - 51-58 or equiavlent
  • For Visa Application and entry to Main Degree Programme; following is the minimum requirements for all Degree Programmes:
  • IELTS 5.0/ CEFR B1 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (410-413) OR TOEFL 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).

  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies

  • Bachelor in Banking & Finance (Hons)

  • BA (Hons) in Media Marketing

  • IELTS 5.5 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (550) OR TOEFL IBT (46-59) OR PTE (Pearson Test of English) (43-50) OR MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3).

PHD & Masters Degree Programmes

  • Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above.
  • For Visa Application and entry to Masters Programme; following is the minimum requirements for all Degree Programmes:

  • IELTS 5.0/ CEFR B1 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (410-413) OR TOEFL 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).
  • All PHD Programmes, Masters in Technology Management & MBA
  • IELTS 6.5 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (563) OR TOEFL IBT (79-93) OR PTE (Pearson Test of English) (59-64) OR MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 4).
  • MPHIL in Engineering & MPHIL in Management
    IELTS 6.0 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (550) OR TOEFL IBT (60-78) OR PTE (Pearson Test of English) (51-58) OR MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 4).