Admissions Requirement

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

Application Procedures

Online Application Procedure

  1. Fill in the On-Line Application Form
  2. Submit Online
  3. Pay the processing fee
  4. Submit the Documents

A complete application should consist of the following items:

  • A complete, signed application form; and
  • Certified true Copy of Transcripts / Higher School Certificate (HSC) / GCE 'A' Level or equivalent; or
  • Certified true Copy of GCE 'O' Level or equivalent; and
  • Recommendation Letter (at least one from the authority bodies); and
  • Applicant's Financial Statement and / or Undertaking Letter; or
  • Applicant's Undertaking or Sponsorship Letter from the Government (for MBBS, Dentistry & Pharmacy applicants)

All enclosed academic records and other supporting documents must be certified true copies.

 

INTAKES

CITIZENSHIP : NON-MALAYSIAN CITIZENSHIP : MALAYSIAN

SEPTEMBER

(Semester I)

 

OPENING DATE :  Throughout the year

CLOSING DATE  :  1ST JUNE

To apply through:

www.iium.edu.my/admissions/undergraduates

OPENING DATE : 1ST WEEK OF JANUARY

CLOSING DATE  : 1ST WEEK OF APRIL

To apply through UPU, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)

please refer to advertisement or visit upu.mohe.gov.my/web/

FEBRUARY

(Semester II)

OPENING DATE :  Throughout the year

CLOSING DATE  :  1ST  NOVEMBER

To apply through:

www.iium.edu.my/admissions/undergraduates

OPENING DATE :  1ST OCTOBER

CLOSING DATE  :  1ST  NOVEMBER

To apply through:

www.iium.edu.my/admissions/undergraduates

JUNE

(Semester III)

OPENING DATE : Throughout the year

CLOSING DATE  :  1ST MARCH

To apply through:

www.iium.edu.my/admissions/undergraduates

 

NO INTAKE

NOTES FOR FORMER IIUM CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES (CFS) STUDENTS: 

Kindly visit website: www.iium.edu.my/anr/students/prospective/ex-cfs or refer to the Department of Arts/Science, Centre for Foundation Studies for further information.

 

General Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications

General Requirements for Malaysians


The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM as follows:
 

  1. Minimum Requirements STPM / STAM / Diploma / Asasi UiTM / PASUM :

A Pass at the SPM level or equivalent with at least

  • A Credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or equivalent
  • A Credit in “Pendidikan Islam” / “Tasawwur Islam” / ”Pendidikan Al-Qur’an & As-Sunnah” / ”Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah” at the SPM level or equivalent;
  • A Credit in any three (3) subjects in SPM/equivalent.


and

A Diploma or any other Equivalent Qualification with a CGPA 3.00 recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University

or

A Pass at the STAM examination with at least Jayyid Jiddan:

or

A Pass at the STPM examination with a CGPA of 3.00 or at least:

  • Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in the General Paper;
  • Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in two [2] of other subject taken.


and

Obtained a required Band in the “Malaysian University English Test” (MUET) as specify by each programmes.

* The University reserves the right to change the above requirements at any time without prior notice.

International Qualifications

The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM are:

  1. At least three (3) principal passes (minimum grade D) in the General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced Level’ (GCE) ‘A’ Level Examination (UK Educational System) obtained in one sitting; OR
  2. Any other qualifications that are recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above

Specific Requirements

Former IIUM CFS

MINIMUM CGPA FOR CANDIDATES FROM CFS TO ENROL INTO KULLIYYAH
(Based on the courses taken)
(Endorsed by Senate IIUM no: 393/13)

Please click here

Malaysian Qualifications

The applicant must fulfill the general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM; click here (Effective from session 2016/2017).

The University reserves the right to change the above requirements at any time without prior notice.

International Qualifications

Applicants must also have the following subjects taken at the above mentioned examinations ('A' level, IB or any other equivalent certificates):

  1. Strong in Mathematics (for applicants to the undergraduate programme in all programmes offered except for Bachelor of Arabic).
  2. Strong in two other subjects in the intended field of study.
  3. Note:-
    • The University will determine the merit and suitability of the applicant's academic grades received from home country.
    • The University reserve the right to determine an alternative relevant subject to Mathematics in the case that he applicant has not taken the subject in his/her examinations.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants for the MBBS and Pharmacy programme must also have at least three principal passes in the GCE 'A' Level examination or equivalents in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics. At the moment the University may consider applicants for MBBS with a full scholarship from their own governments.

Applicants to the undergraduate programme in Engineering must also have three principal passes including two (2) in Mathematics and Physics. The third subject may be chosen from other Science subjects which may include Additional mathematics, Chemistry or Biology.

Please refer the following attachment for further reference:

Entry Requirement

The University reserves the right to change the above requirements at any time without prior notice.

Specific for International Qualifications

The specific qualifications by the respective country is as follows:

Qualifications For Bridging Programme

NO.

COUNTRY

  QUALIFICATIONS

01.

 Afghanistan

» Baccalauria/Baccalaureate Cert 

02.

 Albania

» Certificate of Maturity
» Secondary School Leaving Certificate

03.

Angola

» Habilitacao Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

04.

Argentina

» Titulo de Bachillerato

05.

Armenia

» Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat)

06.

Azerbaijan

» Secondary School Leaving Certificate Svidetel’stv/o Srednem Obrazovanii

07.

Bahrain

» Secondary School Leaving Certificate /Tawjahiya

08.

Bangladesh

» Higher Secondary School Certificate
» Alim from Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board

09.

Belarus

» Certificate of General Secondary Education

10.

Benin

» Baccalaureat

11.

Botswana

» Cambridge Overseas School Certicicate 1st & 2nd Division

12.

Brazil

» Vestibular/ ENEM/ PAS

13.

Bulgaria

» Secondary School Leaving Qualifications
» (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education/Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie)

14.

Burkina Faso

» Baccalaureat/Diplome de bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre

15.

Burundi

» Diplome des Humanites Completes

16.

Cambodia

» The Diploma of Upper Secondary Education/ Baccalaureat

17.

Cameroon

» Baccalaureat

18.

Colombia

» Bachillerato (Diploma de Bachiller)

19.

Congo

» Baccalaureat

20.

Central African Republic

» Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre

21.

Chad

» Baccalaureat

22.

China

» Senior High School Diploma/ Chinese University Entrance Examinations

23.

D R Congo

» Diplome d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long

24.

Egypt

» General Secondary School Certificate

25.

El Salvador

» Bachiller/Bachillerato (academic)

26.

Eritrea

» Eritrean School Education Certificate Examination (ESECE)

27.

Ethiopia

» Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE)

28.

Gambia

» Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate from WAEC

29.

Ghana

» Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)

30.

Haiti

» Baccalaureat II

31.

Indonesia

» Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar (STTB)
» Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)

32.

Iraq

» Certificate of Preparatory Education/Six Form Baccalaureat

33.

Japan

» Unified First Stage Examination

34.

Jordan

» Certificate of General Secondary Education

35.

Kazakhstan

» Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)

36.

Kenya

» Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

37.

Kuwait

» Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate)

38.

Kyrgyzstan

» Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

39.

Laos

» Baccalaureat

40.

Lebanon

» Baccalaureat General

41.

Lesotho

» Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

42.

Liberia

» Senior High School Certificate

43.

Libya

» Secondary Education Certificate

44.

Lithuania

» Secondary School Maturity Certificate/ Brandos Atestatas
» (Certificate of Maturity) (from a Gymnasium or Secondary School)

45.

Malawi

» Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)

46.

Mali

» Baccalaureat

47.

Mauritania

» Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Baccalaureat)

48.

Mongolia

» Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate)

49.

Morocco

» Diplome du Baccalaureat

50.

Mozambique

» Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

51.

Myanmar

» Basic Education High School Examination/ Matriculation

52.

Namibia

» HIGCSE (Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

53.

Nepal

» Higher Secondary School Certificate

54.

Nigeria

» West African Examination Council (WAEC)

55.

Oman

» General Secondary School Leaving Certificate

56.

Pakistan

» Higher Secondary School Certificate

57.

Palestine

» General Secondary Certificate

58.

Papua New Guinea

» Higher School Certificate - Grade 12 only

59.

Philippines

» High School Diploma

60.

Qatar

» General Secondary Certificate

61.

Russian Federation

» Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education

62.

Saudi Arabia

» General Secondary Certificate

63.

Solomon Islands

» Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate

64.

Somalia

» Secondary School Leaving Certificate

65.

Sudan

» Sudan School Certificate

66.

Syria

» General Secondary Certificate (Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cAmma/ baccalaureat)
» Religious Secondary Certificate (al-shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cThanawiyya al sharciyya)

67.

Taiwan

» Senior High School Leaving Certificate

68.

Thailand

» Maw 6

69.

Turkey

» Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma)

70.

Ukraine

» Ateastat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Osvitu

71.

United Arab Emirates

» General Secondary School Certificate/ Tawjihiyya

72.

Uzbekistan

» Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education (O’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risida Shahodatnoma)

73.

Vietnam

» Secondary School Graduation

74.

West Bank and Gaza

» Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)

75.

Yemen

» Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)

76.

Zambia

» Zambia School Certificate

Bridging Course by Kulliyyah

 

Kulliyyah

 

Kulliyyah Code

 

Kulliyyah Description

                    

Courses to be offered

 

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

BICT

 

 

Bridging Information & Communication Technology

 

Mathematics, Basic programming, Basic Computing Skills, Internet Applications

 

 

ENGINEERING

 

BENGIN

 

 

Bridging Engineering

 

Maths, Physic, Chemistry, Basic Programming, Basic Computing Skills

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

 

BARCH

 

 

 

 

 

BALA

 

 

 

BAAD

 

 

BURP

 

 

BAQS

 

 

Bridging Architecture

 

 

 

 

Bridging Landscape Architecture

 

Bridging Applied Arts & Design

 

Bridging Urban & Regional Planning

 

Bridging Quantity Surveying

 

Basic Computing Skills, Graphic Communication (except QS Students), Intro to Built Environment, Mathematics

 

 

Same as above

 

 

Same as above

 

 

Same as above

 

 

Basic Computing Skills, Intro to Built Environment, Mathematics

 

 

MEDICINE

 

BMEDIC

 

 

Bridging Medicine

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

 

 

PHARMACY

 

BPHARM

 

Bridging Pharmacy

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

 

NURSING

 

BNURSING

 

Bridging Nursing

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

 

DENTISTRY

 

BDENT

 

 

Bridging Dentistry

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

SCIENCE

BBSBT

 

 

BBSMS

 

Bridging Biotechnology

 

Bridging Mathematical Science

 

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

BBSBM

 

 

BRDI

 

 

BAUD

 

BDIET

 

BOPT

 

Bridging BioMedical Science

 

Bridging Radiography

 

 

Bridging Audiology

 

Bridging Dietetics

 

Bridging Optometry

 

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Computing Skills

 

Non Bridging Programme

COUNTRY

  QUALIFICATIONS

Algeria » Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement Secondaire

Antigua & Barbuda

» Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

Australia

» Capital Territory = Australian capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
» New South Wales=Higher School Certificate
» Nothern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
» Queensland Senior Certificate
» South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE)
» Tasmania Certificate of Education (TCE)
» Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
» Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE)

Austria

» Reifeprufung/ Matura from Allgemeinbildende Hohere Schulen

Bahamas

» General Certificate of Education (A Level)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

» Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Brunei

» Cambridge GCE A Level

Canada

» Compplete Grade 12 / Division IV (Secondary School Diploma)
» Diplome d'EtudesSecondaires (DES) (Secondary School Diploma)
» Ontario Academic Courses (OACs)
» High School Completion Certificate (New Scotia)
» General High School Diploma (Alberta / North West Territories)
» Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (British Colombia / Yukon Territory)
» High School Graduation Diploma (New Brunswick)

Croatia

» School Leaving Certificate

Czech Republic

» School Leaving Certificate (Maturita)

Djibouti

» Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

France

» Baccalaureat

Fiji

» Entry via Foundation (1 year course)

Gabon

» Baccalaureat

Ivory Coast

» Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre
» Baccalaureat

Germany

» Hochschulen (classical univ): Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)
» Fachgebundene Hochschulreife

Guyana

» Caribbean Advanced Profiency Exam (CAPE)

Guinea

» Baccalaureat Unique

Hong Kong

» Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate (HKALE)

Hungary

» Erettsegi/ Matura

India

» Higher Secondary School Certificates :
» Indian School Certificate (ISC);
» Intermediate Certificate;
» Higher School Certificate
» Higher Secondary Certificate;
» All India Senior School Certificae
» Pre-Univ course-completion of Standard XII

Iran

» Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe)

Italy

» Esame di Stato (from 1999)

Jamaica

» GCE A Level
» Caribbean Advanced Profiency Examination (CAPE)

Kazakhstan

» Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Educaion

Macedonia

» Secondary School Leaving Diploma (obtained since 1980)

Maldives

» UCLES A level
» Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)

Mauritius

» Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
» GCE A level

Madagascar

» Baccalaureat

Montenegro » Secondary School Leaving Diploma (obtained since 1980)

Netherlands

» Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

New Zealand

» University Entrance Certificate with National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 3 (80 credits) with Merits/Excellences in subjects to be studied at HE Institution expressed on the Record of Learning).

Niger

» Baccalaureat
» Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre

Nigeria

» West African Examination Council
» University Matriculation Examination (UME)

Romania

» Diploma de Bacalaureat

Rwanda

» Baccalaureat
» Diplome de Bachelier

Serbia

» Secondary School Leaving Diploma (obtained since 1980)

Sierra Leone

» West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC)
» Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certiicate (COHSC)
» GCE A level

Singapore

» Cambridge GCE A level

Slovenia

» Secondary School Leaving Diploma (obtained since 1980)

South Africa

» Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) and at least BBBCC at higher grade)

Spain » Titulo de Bachiller

Sri Lanka

» Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level)

Sweden

» Avgangsbetyg/ Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola
» (previously Student examination) (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Tanzania

» National Form VI Examination
» Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)

Trinidad and Tobago

» Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
» GCE A level

Tajikistan

» Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education

Togo

» Baccalaureat

Tunisia

» Baccalaureat

Turkmenistan

» Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education

Uganda

» Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

United States of America

» High School Graduation Diploma
» Advanced Placement Examination

Vanuatu

» New Zealand University Entrance and Bursary Examination

Zimbabwe

» Cambridge Higher School Certificate
» CGE A level

Language Requirements

English and Arabic are the two primary languages used for instruction in the University, depending on the specific programme of study.

Applicants wishing to pursue their studies in programmes with English as medium of instruction must present a score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Band 6.0 the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) with a minimum Band of 5.5 for each of the Skills - Writing, Reading, Listening/ Speaking (WRLS).

It is compulsory for those who apply for Bachelor of English Language and Literature to obtain Band 6.5 the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) with a minimum Band of 6.0 for each of the Skills - Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking (WRLS).

Alternatively, they may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) and obtain a minimum of 6.0 points with a minimum Band of 5.5 for each skill - Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking to fulfill the English language requirement.

Applicants interested in programmes with Arabic as a medium of instruction must achieve an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the above tests may take up language proficiency courses at the University to fulfill the admission requirements.

Other Requirements

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the University.

Applicants should note that normally there are more applications than places available at the University. The fulfillment of the minimum entrance requirements alone does not guarantee admission into the University.

Enrolment of New Students

All new students are required to enroll at least one week before the classes start. Failure to matriculate in the specified period may result in the revocation of the offer of admission by the University.

Students who have been issued an offer of admission may apply to defer their studies for a maximum of one academic year. The period of deferment will not be included in the total duration of their studies.

Notice on Registration Matter

Immigration Services (for International Students)

"Student Pass" may be obtained if completed form is received at least 2 months before the next registration period. More »

Dress Code