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ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

1. FULL ADMISSION: For applicants with one of the following:-

  1. 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or
  2. Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training) ; or
  3. 79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or
  4. Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or
  5. Band 4.0 for IELTS (Academic Training) or 400 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version) only for Malay Language Studies, Arabic, Chinese Literature programme or any other programmes that allow a thesis to be written in the language of instruction.
  6. Applicant who has graduated from Public or Private Institute  in Malaysia which is recognized by MQA; or
  7. Applicant who has undergone their Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from Institute of Higher Learning in Native English Speaking Countries; or
  8. Applicant from any of the following native English Speaking Country and Commonwealth countries:

    • Australia
    • Bangladesh
    • Canada
    • Fiji
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Liberia
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mauritius
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Puerto Rico
    • Philippine
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Swaziland
    • Sudan
    • South Africa
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • United States of America
    • United Kingdom

Note:
TOEFL ITP is not acceptable.

The validity period of TOEFL (Academic Version)/IELTS (Academic Version) should not be more than five (5) years.

 2.  PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: Applicant who meet one of the following:-

  1. 500-549 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version);  or
  2. 61 for TOEFL Internet – based; or
  3. Band 5.5 for IELTS (Academic Training); or
  4. Level 107 and 108 of CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or
  5. Level 108 and 109 of Placement Test result at ELS Language Centre

And must register and pass the Postgraduate Intensive English 2 Programme (PIE 2) offered by the Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence (CALC) UPM.

The fee structure for PIE 2 is shown below for all programmes. 

Code

Title

Credit Hours

PIE 2410

Academic Reading And Comprehension

3

PIE 2411

Public Speaking And Presentation Skills

3

PIE 2412

  Academic Writing Skills

3

PIE 2413

  Grammar For Writing

3

TOTAL FEE

To be confirmed later

   

3. EXEMPTION: Applicant who meet one of the following may be exempted from English Language Requirement:-

  1. Master
    • Applicant who has undergone his Bachelor’s degree in English Language is subject to recommendation by advisor/supervisor/programme coordinator. Please furnish all the following documents to your advisor/supervisor /programme coordinator along with the application form:
      1. Letter of support from university (Bachelor’s degree); and
      2. Certification letter from Ministry of Higher Education/Cultural Attaché.
  1. PhD
    • Applicant who has undergone his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in English Language is subject to recommendation by advisor/supervisor /programme coordinator. Please furnish all the following documents to your advisor/supervisor /programme coordinator along with the application form:
      1. Letter of support from university (Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree); and
      2. Certification letter from Ministry of Higher Education/Cultural Attaché.

 4.  NON-GRADUATING

  1. Face difficulties in taking either the TOEFL or IELTS test in own country, may apply to join our Non-Graduating Programme for a period of 6 months (one semester) or not more than two semester and within the validity of admission offer letter.
  2. It is important to note that during the Non-Graduating Programme period, you are not allowed to register any academic courses apart from English Courses.
  3. Fees for the Non-Graduating Programme (to be paid at the School of Graduate Studies upon registration) are as follows:-


Registration fee


RM1,200.00

     

  1. English Courses:

  1. POSTGRADUATE INTERNSIVE ENGLISH (PIE) 1

    Applicant who meet one of the following score can register PIE 1:-

  • 450-499 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version);  or
  • 61 and below for TOEFL Internet – based; or
  • Band 5.0 for IELTS (Academic Training);or
  • Level 105 & 106 of CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or
  • Level 107 of Placement Test result at ELS Language Centre

NOTE: PIE 1 will proceed if there are more than 15 students. If there are less than 15 students, you are advised to register with the ELS Centre UPM for the Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP). You may proceed to PIE 2 once complete PIE successfully.

The fee structure for PIE 1 is shown below for all programmes. 

Code

Title

Credit Hours

PIE1410

Academic Reading And Vocabulary     

3

PIE1411

  Speaking Skills

3

PIE1412

  Basic Writing Skills

3

PIE1413

  Basic Grammar

3

TOTAL FEE

To be confirmed later

 

Please click here for more details.

UPM Education & Training (UPM-ET)
Block D, UPM-MTDC Technology Centre
University Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor
Tel: +603-8959 3408 (ext.120)

  1. CERTIFIED INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMME (CIEP)

Applicant who have not taken either TOEFL or IELTS test in own country, you are advised to sit for a placement test to determine your level of English proficiency. Please contact ELS Language Centre for the placement test details and schedule. [https://www.els.edu.my/centres-location/upm/]

The Placement Test is RM250.00 and is to be paid at ELS Language Centre.

Placement Test indication:

  • A score of 110 will allow you to register directly into the Master/PhD programme as offered.
  • A score of 108 and 109 will all allow you to register directly into the Master/PhD programme as offered and must complete PIE 2 successfully during the first semester.
  • If you obtain a score of level 107, you can register as Non-Graduating student and join PIE 1.
  • If you obtain a score of 106 and below, you may enrol in the Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP). Click here for details and fee of CIEP.

 ELS Language Centre @ UPM
 Ground Floor
 Block A, Putra 10.6, North Campus
 Universiti Putra Malaysia
 43400 UPM Serdang 
 Tel: +603-8938 1355
 website: https://www.els.edu.my/centres-location/upm/

 

 

 

Updated:: 09/10/2018 [azimin]

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