English Language Requirements

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  • International students should meet any one of the following English requirements set by the university before they are accepted for admission in the UUM Main Campus or in the UUM KL Campus or in other off-campus study programmes.
     Students must obtain:
    550 in the TOEFL Paper Based Test; or
    80 in the TOEFL Internet Based Test; or
     2.  Students must obtain not less than 6.0 in the IELTS; or
     3.  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, Philipines, 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);
     4  A degree from any Public University in Malaysia with English as a language of instruction.
    If students do not meet any of the above English requirements, they must sit for the 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.
  • The English Language Placement Test (ELPT) is administered by the University Language Centre to all international students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who register as UUM students. The test is intended to gauge the language competence of international students who do not have any IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum qualifications as required by the University. In the case of the undergraduate students, the ELPT is used to place them at the appropriate levels of the University English proficiency courses during their studies here. For the postgraduate students, the results of the ELPT are used to gauge the level of English language proficiency before they are allowed to undertake the postgraduate courses taught in English.

    The ELPT consists of four components; reading comprehension, grammar, listening, writing and speaking. The test takes approximately 3 hours and must be completed on the same day. The entire test takes approximately 3 hours and must be completed on the same day.
    Students who performed poorly in the ELPT are required to follow the Intensive English course as a prerequisite before proceeding with their undergraduate/ postgraduate degree programmes.

    If students fail the ELPT, they must attend the Intensive English Course for International Students for at least one semester and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses.

    Band and Courses To Be Taken
    English Language Proficiency Pathway
    Rules and Regulation

  • The Intensive English Course for International Students is a course designed specially for international students who have not demonstrated an acceptable level of English proficiency upon entrance into the University. This course is compulsory for who have failed the English Language Placement Test (ELPT).

    Students who pursue a programme by full research by full research but who are required to attend the Intensive English Course (because they have failed the ELPT) will be allowed to continue with their programme as usual. This means that they can, for example, meet their supervisor(s) for consultation, attend colloquium and courses as required.

    Students are allowed to take the Intensive English Course up to two semesters only. They will be terminated form the university if they fail the course for two consecutive semesters.

    Results of Intensive English Course 

    The results of the Intensive English Course will be announced officially by the University Language Centre to all Colleges and to all students via the UUM Portal.


    Intensive English Language Course for International Students  RM 2880.00 per student per semester

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