Universiti Teknologi Petronas 2021-22 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Universiti Teknologi Petronas (est.1997) is a private university formed by the Malaysian Government. It offers admissions across its two faculties- Engineering, and Science and Information Technology. Recently it has also introduced a few humanities- based courses in its curriculum. Out of the 7,116 current students at this coveted and top ranked university in Malaysia, about 11% are international students hailing from 35 different countries. It is ranked #70 in Asia by QS Top Universities.

    Students can choose from over 50 UG and PG programs at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. Proficiency in English, minimum CGPA of 2.0, and an IELTS score of 5.0 is essential while applying. The academic transcripts and certificates must be certified by an issuing institution or authorized government agency. Universiti Teknologi Petronas follows a semester system with three intake seasons- January, May and September. UG candidates for September intake can apply till July 31.


    Application Portal Online application
    Application Fee (non-refundable) 50 RM
    Payment mode Internet banking, cash deposit, electronic fund transfer, or telegraphic transfer
    Academic Calendar Semester-wise
    Intake seasons January, May and September
    UG/PG Ratio 1:4
    Financial Aid Scholarships, loans and grants
    English proficiency test IELTS or TOEFL
    Work experience Required for some courses
    Enquiry 1-300-22-8887 Or 1128985499

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas Admission Deadlines 2021 

    The application for admission to the courses provided by Universiti Teknologi Petronas is open for three intakes. Application deadlines for local and international students are different. International applicants must draft applications by the following dates.

    Intake seasons UG Deadlines PG Deadlines
    January September 30 (Closed) October 31 (Closed)- Coursework and Research
    May February 28 (Closed) February 28 (Closed) - Coursework
    July - April 30 (Closed)- Research
    September July 31 June 30 (Closed) - (Coursework)

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas International Student Admissions 

    About 11% of the total student populace at the university are international. International students have almost the same procedure of application as domestic counterparts. But, they have to prove their English proficiency in order to secure admission at Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

    Application Portal: University Online Application

    Application Fee (non-refundable): 50 RM

    Biasc Admission Requirements: Universiti Teknologi Petronas expects international applicants to submit some documents as proof along with their application form.

    • Passport (main page).
    • Passport size photo with white background (3.5cm x 5cm & jpeg/gif format).
    • Copy of all academic and other related certificates. It must be certified as a true copy by the institution issuing the document or any other authorized government agency.
    • Official translation in English is required if the transcript is in another language.
    • English Language proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Proof of payment of Processing Fee (Internet Banking/Cash Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer) – RM 50.00 (Non-refundable)

    Admission Process

    Applicants intending to successfully draft an application for admission at the university must follow the below-stated process-

    1. Log in to fill the application form and note the login details.
    2. Enter personal information, academic details, language proficiency and work experience.
    3. Choose three programs in the order of preference from the listed programs.
    4. Pay the fees and submit the form.
    5. You’ll receive a notification informing you about the form submission and it will have details like application reference number. An offer letter will arrive upon acceptance within days of drafting the application.

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    Country-Specific Requirements 

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas regards the following exams as entry requirements for students hailing from different countries for undergraduate admissions-

    Country Entry examination requirement
    Afghanistan Baccalaureate / Baccalaureate Certificate (Grade 12 Graduation Certificate) for bachelor degree
    Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate (SSC) for diploma or certificate courses; Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/ Intermediate Certificate for bachelor degree.
    India For bachelor’s degree, the Indian qualifications that act as entry requirement are as follows- Indian School Certificate (class XII); All India Senior School Certificate (by CBSE); Pre-Medical from Punjab University; Pre-University examination from Mahatma Gandhi University
    Maldives UCLES O level / Secondary School Certificate (SSC) for certificate or diploma programs; UCLES A level/ Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) for bachelor degree.
    Nepal Secondary Education Examination (SEE) for diploma or certificate programs; Higher Secondary Education Certificate (HSEC) for bachelor degree.

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    International students who wish to get a seat in Universiti Teknologi Petronas must provide English language proficiency by providing scores like TOEFL, IELTS etc. Minimum scores for the same are as compiled below

    Exam Scores
    TOEFL PBT 500
    TOEFL IBT 59
    TOEFL CBT 173
    IELTS 5.0

    Visa Process for International Students

    It is very important for international students to complete their visa application process to study in Malaysia. The detailed visa application process for admission to the university is provided below:

    Application for a student pass must be drafted by Universiti Teknologi Petronas to Education Malaysia Global Services. After applying for the student pass, apply for a single entry visa through the Malaysian embassy or High commission from one’s native country.

    The documents required to obtain a visa to study in Malaysia are as follows:

    1. Nomination letter from current university.
    2. Offer letter from the university.
    3. Copy of student matriculation card.
    4. Copy of passport pages.
    5. Passport size photo.
    6. Health declaration.
    7. Academic transcripts.
    8. English language proficiency proof.
    9. Resume/Curriculum Vitae.

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas Undergraduate Admissions

    Students can choose from 14 UG programs at Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Management, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering.

    Where to Apply: Online portal

    Application Fee (non-refundable): 50 RM

    Admission Requirements: Undergraduate applications at Universiti Teknologi Petronas have the following listed documents for application process-

    • Identity card/MyKad
    • Results for STPM or A-level or International Baccalaureate or diploma or foundation or matriculation or other equivalent qualifications.
    • Result for SPM.
    • Result for English proficiency (SPM/IELTS/MUET).
    • Proof of payment processing.
    • Parents or guardians salary slip.

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas Graduate Admissions 

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas offers 40 graduate programs in Corrosion Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Applied Computing, Petroleum Engineering, MBA in Energy Management, and Electronic System Engineering are some commonly chosen programs at the university.

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    Some popular graduate programs at the university are as follows-

    Requirements MBA in Energy Management M.Sc. in Applied Computing M.Sc. in Process Integration M.Sc. in Petroleum Science M.Sc. in Drilling Engineering
    Application Fee 50 RM 50 RM 50 RM 50 RM 50 RM
    Course duration (full-time) 20-36 months 12-36 months 12-36 months 12-36 months 18-36 months
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    IELTS/TOEFL Required TOEFL- 550 IELTS- 6.0 Required Required Required
    Work experience - Recommended 5 years work experience can waive off the CGPA requirement 5 years work experience can waive off the CGPA requirement Dissertation project requirement
    Required CGPA 3.0 2.50 2.50 2.50 3.0

    Universiti Teknologi Petronas follows a twofold norm for admitting students. In this, the admission committee evaluates the previous academic performance of the students as well as the English language proficiency. If these two requirements are satisfied, the applicant is accepted and offered a seat at the university. To get admitted, the applications must be submitted well in time.

    For a one time visa, students have to first apply for a student pass, following which they can apply for a visa at the nearest Malaysian embassy or High Commission. Before applying for Universiti Teknologi Petronas admissions, applicants must note that they submit the supporting documents only through the online mode and not by post. Students need to wait for a duration of 1-2 months for the admission results to arrive after completing the application.


    Ques. Where could we get information about intake and on other admission matters?

    Ans. Information on admission matters and programmes offered are available at UTP website. For further inquiry, please contact the UCS portal given on the official website.

    Ques. What are the entry qualifications for admission into UTP?

    Ans. Kindly refer to the Entry Requirement section for undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes on the official website.

    Ques. What is the method of application?

    Ans. Application must be made through the on-line application portal once it is open.

    Ques. When is the opening date of application?

    Ans. The exact date of online application (opening and closing date) will be announced at UTP website once the application portal is open/available.

    Ques. I have submitted my application. What is the next process?

    Ans. Application must be made on-line (closing date for online application for each intake session will be notified in the UTP website/application portal).

    Your application will only be processed when:

    • The on-line application has been submitted (Note: A reference number will be generated and will appear in the pop-up message upon each successful submission)
    • You are then to check your application status via the UTP website within dates as stipulated in the application portal.

    (Note: Please remember your email address and your password used for the on-line application as they are required for future logins - checking of application status etc.)

    Ques. How long does it take to complete a programme at UTP?

    Ans. It takes 3-4 years to complete an undergraduate degree and 2 years on an average to complete a postgraduate degree at UTP.

    Ques. The medium of instruction in my previous university was in English. Do I need to submit the English proficiency certificate?

    Ans. Yes, English proficiency certificate (IELTS/TOEFL) is COMPULSORY for ALL students (whether the medium of instruction in the previous institution is in English except for those who graduated from English speaking countries' and UTP graduates).

    Ques. Do I need to submit a GRE score?

    Ans. The GRE test score is not compulsory; it can be a supporting document to your application.

    Ques. Do I need to submit all the documents by post?

    Ans. NO, all required documents need to be uploaded during filling in the online application form.

    Ques. Where could I get information about UTP and on admission matters?

    Ans. Information on admission matters and programmes offered are available at For further inquiry, please refer below:

    • Madam Siti Noor Arfah Binti Umar (Postgraduate (International) : or +605 368 8346
    • Miss Nur Syafiqah Binti Mohd Sharin: or +605 368 8156

    Ques. What’s the minimum CGPA requirement for M.Sc. in Petroleum Science at Universiti Teknologi Petronas?

    Ans. A minimum of 2.50 CGPA is mandatory for admission in Petroleum Science course at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. However, it’s waived off if an applicant has a work experience of five years.

    Ques. What’s the mode for application fee payment at Universiti Teknologi Petronas?

    Ans. Internet banking, cash deposit, electronic fund transfer, or telegraphic transfer can be used for fee payment at Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

    Ques. Is there any additional entry requirement for M.Sc. in Drilling Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Petronas?

    Ans. Yes. One must satisfy the dissertation project requirement for admission in the aforesaid course at Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

    Ques. What’s the format in which the passport picture must be uploaded at Universiti Teknologi Petronas?

    Ans. Use either jpeg or gif format for uploading passport pictures at Universiti Teknologi Petronas.


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