General Information on Application

To be considered into a programme of study, applicants must possess the minimum entry requirements and meet the conditions of entry for the programmes.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not necessarily guarantee a place of admission. Admission to the University College would depend on the applicant’s academic standing, programme selection and competition amongst applicants. Selection for admission to any programme/campus is at the sole discretion of the University College.

Certain programmes may require applicants to have a minimum CGPA, MUET, undergo a Qualifying Test or submit a portfolio.

Applicants must not have been involved in any disciplinary cases. Ex-students who were required to leave the programme due to disciplinary action may NOT be re-admitted into the University College.

Credit transfer may be considered at the point of application except for applicants who failed their earlier programme at the previous institution. Transfer of credits (where applicable) will only be awarded for previously attempted programmes that earned good grades and having comparable contents to the programme at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

Certified true copies of the Certificate Award/completion letter, official transcripts/semester(s) examination results, programme structure, syllabi/course outline and all relevant information and materials related to the post SPM/STPM/A Level/UEC/equivalent studies must be uploaded at the point of application failing which the application will be processed for normal application without consideration for credit transfer.

Credit transfer will be considered at the point of application into the programme with a charge of RM100 for credit transfer granted for each course.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is a systematic process that involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study and/or award of credits.

APEL provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their studies in Higher Education Institution (HEIs). In general, knowledge obtained through formal education and working experience will be both assessed in APEL’s assessment.

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Application for Admission with APEL Certificate

Applicants would need to obtain a written document or APEL certificate from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) comprising the applicants’ details inclusive of academic qualification and working experience to the equivalent MQF level for admission purposes.

Applicants with relevant working experience and with APEL certificate awarded by MQA may be considered for admission into TAR UC programmes on a case-by-case basis. Selection for admission is at the sole discretion of the University College.

Applicants with medical conditions (e.g. SLE, epilepsy, etc) or other physical disabilities are advised to consider their choice of programme carefully. Such applicants are required to submit a medical report/letter in their application for admission and may be interviewed by the Faculty/Centre. In the interest of general safety, the University College reserves the right to consider applicants with medical conditions for admission to an alternative programme/campus.

Admission is based upon the authenticity of documents submitted and information contained in the application. Discovery of false information or omission of relevant information subsequent to the offer of admission will lead to the immediate dismissal at any point of time during the student’s programme of study. Such dismissal shall result in forfeiture of all fees paid and academic credit earned. Upon dismissal, students would NOT be able to gain re-admission into the University College.

Offer of admission is based on the applicants' academic merit, order of choice of programmes and availability of programme vacancies.

Students must note that upon registering as students of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College through payment of fees, they are to abide and comply with all the rules and regulations of the University College. These include payment of fees, attendance at classes, attendance at examinations and observing rules. It is the responsibility of students to familiarise themselves with these rules and regulations and to understand that any breach of the same may lead to disciplinary action.

The University College does not accept responsibility or liability for any damage to students' property, the transfer of computer viruses to students’ equipment or personal injury to students caused by the misuse or unauthorised use of University College equipment or due to students not taking due care whilst on University College premises or engaging in University College activities.

The University College reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of programmes or to discontinue or not to conduct the programmes, if such action is deemed necessary by the University College.