ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
International candidates should:
1. Score in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) not less than:
500 in the TOEFL Paper Based Test; or
173 in the TOEFL Computer Based Test; or
59 in the TOEFL Internet Based Test
2. Score not less than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
International candidates by coursework who they do not meet any of the above English requirements, should sit for the English Language Placement Test (ELPT) (refer below), which will be conducted by UUM, and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses
If the candidates fail the ELPT, they must attend the Intensive English Course for International Students (refer below) for at least one semester and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses.
English Language Placement Test (ELPT)
The English Language Placement Test (ELPT) is a test designed to assess the English language proficiency of international students. The ELPT is compulsory for all international students who do not meet the English language requirement set by the university.
International students must show the following documents before they are allowed to sit for the ELPT:
- proof of registration by showing the original letter of offer
- international passport or smart card as identification.
Students who fail to sit the ELPT on the date specified by the University shall take the Intensive English Course for International Students instead.
Intensive English Course for International Students
The Intensive English Course for International Students is a course designed specially for international candidates who have not demonstrated an acceptable level of English proficiency. This course is compulsory for the following candidates:
- those who have failed the English Language Placement Test (ELPT);
- those who have failed the ELPT but later produce their acceptable IELTS/TOEFL score that has been obtained after the date of ELPT;
- those who fail to sit for the ELPT at the specified date.
Students are allowed to take the Intensive English Course up to two semesters only. They will be terminated from the university if they fail the course for two consecutive semesters.
It is compulsory for students pursuing programme by coursework to take the ELPT/Intensive English Course for International Students within the first semester of their candidature. They will not be allowed to register any courses unless they have passed the ELPT/ Intensive English for International Course;
A Pass grade in the ELPT/Intensive English Course for International Students is a requirement for graduation.
POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
All International candidates should meet any one of the following English Language requirements set by the University before they are accepted for admission.
i) Students must obtain;
550 in the TOEFL Paper Based Test; or
80 in the TOEFL Internet Based Test;
ii) Must obtain not less than 6.0 in the IELTS;
iii) Obtain a degree from any Countries with English Language Education System
(i.e. Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Island, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe);
iv). A degree from any Public University in Malaysia with English as a language of instruction.
Students who do not meet any of the above English Language requirements must sit for the English Language Placement Test (ELPT), which will be conducted by the UUM Language Centre, and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses or continue with their programmes of study.
(Note: The ELPT is applicable to international students of College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Law, Government, and International Studies only. International students of College of Business/OYA Graduate School of Business have to produce IELTS/TOEFL score).
If students fail the ELPT, they must attend the Intensive English Language Course for International Students for at least one semester and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses.