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GRADUATE ACADEMIC RULES RESEARCH MODE

Approval of the 190th Senate Meeting No. 5/2023 dated April 30, 2023 (Amendment)

 

2.0       GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

2.1       Prospective graduate students must meet the following requirements in order to get admission:

2.1.1    The following are the general requirements for admission to the master's programme research mode:

(i)         Bachelor's degree in a related field or fields with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.00 OR equivalent that is recognised by the Senate; or

(ii)        A bachelor's degree in a related field or fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 AND not reaching a CGPA of 2.75/4.00 can be accepted subject to strict internal evaluation; or

(iii)       A bachelor's degree in a related field or fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 AND not reaching a CGPA of 2.50/4.00 can be accepted subject to a minimum of FIVE (5) years of work experience in a related field and rigorous internal evaluation; or

(iv)       Candidates who do not have qualifications or work experience in related fields must follow the prerequisite courses set by UniSZA and meet the minimum CGPA as in Items (i) to (iii); or

(v)        Other qualifications recognised by the Senate.

  

2.2       Along with the special entry requirements established by the faculty or institution in accordance with the field of study, these general admission requirements must be read in conjunction with the admission requirements established by the standard programme offered by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

 

2.3       International students who wish to pursue graduate level studies must comply with the English language competency requirements. English competency equivalence score table as follows:

English Competency Test

Name of Component

CEFR Low B1

CEFR Mid B1

CEFR High B1

CEFR Low B2

CEFR Mid B2

CEFR High B2

MUET

MUET

B3.0

B3.5

B4.0

B4.5

IELTS

IELTS

4.0

4.5

5.0

5.5

6.0

6.5

TOEFL

TOEFL iBT

30 - 31

33

40

46

60

79

TOEFL Essentials (Online)

5

6.5

7.5

8

8.5

9.5

PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH

PTE Academic/ PTE Academic (Online)

36

43

47

51

59

63

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS AND TESTS

(i) B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

140

147

154

160

169

176

(ii) Linguaskill Online

(iii) Occupational English Test (OET) (Conventional/Online)

-

-

-

200

250

300

ELS

Certified Intensive English Programme Level (CIEP Level)

106

107

108

109

            *Refer to letter: JPT(A)1000/016/018/07Jld.17(12) dated 6 March 2023

 

2.4       Exceptions to English language competency requirements for international students are as follows:

2.4.1    International students from countries that use English as an official language; OR

2.4.2    International students using academic qualifications from institutions that use English as the medium of instruction entirely; OR

2.4.3    International students who have obtained a degree from a higher education institution in Malaysia; OR

2.4.4    International students who will write a thesis in Malay or Arabic.

 

2.5       Countries or regions that use English as an official language are South Africa, United States, Anguila, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar , Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Canada, Kenya, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Christmas Island , Norfolk Island, Republic of Ireland, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, American Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Sudan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

2.5       Cumulative Grade Point Average Equivalence (CGPA) for admission requirements is as follows:

 

CGPA 4.0

CGPA 5.0

Average Score

Class

Class in Arabic

3.67 and above

4.58 and above

85 - 100

First

Mumtaz

3.00 – 3.66

3.75 – 4.57

76 – 84

Second Upper

Jayyid Jiddan

2.75 – 2.99

3.43 – 3.74

69 – 75

Second Lower

Jayyid

2.50 – 2.74

3.12 – 3.42

68

Second Lower

Jayyid

2.00 – 2.49

2.50 – 3.11

60 - 67

Pass

Maqbul

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