Entry Requirements


Bachelor Degree 
A Level with minimum 2 good passes or other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government*.

O Level/IGCSE with minimum 3 Grade C(c) in the relevant subjects or other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government*.

O Level/IGCSE/equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government* with minimum 5 Grade C(c), which must include English Language and specific subjects required by the Bachelor Degree that would be progress to thereafter.

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

ii. The entry requirements must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.

iii. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not necessarily guarantee a place of admission. Admission to the University 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.

iv. Certain programmes may require applicants to have a minimum CGPA, higher English language proficiency requirements, undergo a Qualifying Test, submission of portfolio and/or an interview.

v. 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.

International students must meet any one of the following English Language tests recognised by TAR UMT as meeting the English Language requirement before they are accepted for admission to any of the TAR UMT programmes.

Recognised Tests

Bachelor Degree

Diploma/ Foundation

IELTS (Academic) Band 5.0 Band 4.0
TOEFL iBT 40 31
MUET Band 3.5 Band 3.0
Pearson Test of English 47 36
Cambridge English (Linguaskill) 154 140
Or any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of TAR UMT.


1.  Test results must be less than TWO years old.
2.  Some programmes may require higher English Language requirement, as per MQA programme standard/ professonal bodies.

Exemption from English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from the countries where the native/first language is English or where English is an official language may be exempted from the above stated TAR UMT English Language requirements.

Contact Us

Department of International Student Office (DISO)
Ground Floor, Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh Building, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

Tel : +6(03) 4145 0100/ 4145 0123
(Ext 3108/3655/3654/3308)
Mobile/ Whatsapp : +6(011) 1075 8573 (for messaging only)
E-mail :

Opening Hours:
8.30am to 5.30pm
(Monday - Friday, except for public holidays)

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