1. How many times a student is allowed a conversion of candidature from full-time to part-time and vice-versa?
Conversions of status can be allowed only twice during a candidature period, with the approval of the Dean of the faculty. My candidature will lapse in about 4 months’ time.
2. To whom and where should I request for an extension?
An extension of candidature must be made to the Dean of the respective faculty at least 2 months prior to the expiration date of the candidature using form available at IPS and the completed form must then be submitted to the IPS.
3. Wish to terminate my candidature. Who should I inform?
Withdrawal from continuing your studies can be made to the Dean of IPS based on satisfactory and acceptable reasons.
4. Will my fees be refunded when I withdraw my candidature?
Tuition fees will be refunded to new students who withdraw within 14 days after the registration date. Personal Bond for international students who have completed his/her studies will be refunded via bank credit transfer. For refunds, students must show a proof of his/her account bank details whether a Malaysian account or home country account. No refund will be made to a third party account.
5. When my candidature lapses in July, do I need to re-register?
If your candidature lapses in July and provided that you have completed your research i.e. submitted 10 copies of your thesis, you still have to re-register to activate your status as a student until the viva is over. Should there be no progress as yet, you need to apply for an extension and re-register too or else you will be de-registered by IPS.
6. I wish to change my candidature from coursework to research. What shall I do?
You need to withdraw from the current programme and send in a fresh application for the new mode of study to IPS for consideration.
7. Am I allowed to change my candidature from research to coursework?
You are allowed on condition that you withdraw from the research programme and submit your coursework application for consideration when the advertisement for intake programmes is announced I wish to postpone my studies as my company will be sending me on an overseas assignment.
8. What is the procedure?
Approval for postponement of studies must be made to the Dean of your faculty with a copy of your company’s verification that you will be away. The application for postponement can be made using the Form which is available from IPS. This form should be endorsed by the Dean of the faculty and then submitted to IPS.
9. How do I reactivate my candidature after my postponement?
A student must reactivate his/her candidature within the first two weeks of the respective semester after his/her postponement period ends. If student failed to do so, his/her candidature may be terminated (subjected to faculty’s approval).