20. My offer letter says I need to provide verification of my results. What does this mean?
We will often request officially verified copies of your qualifications, either as part of your offer or to verify previous studies which you have stated on your application form. We require photocopies to be validated by a recognised authority. Photocopies of your certificates/results slips must meet the following four conditions:
- Each page must be originally signed by your head department/faculty/registrar or other top authority from your school, or by a British Council official. Please note that we can only accept handwritten signatures.
- The signatory must also print their name.
- The signatory must also include their job title.
- Each page must also contain the original school or British Council stamp (not photocopied).
21. What happen if I miss the condition of my offer?
If you don’t accept the offer by the deadline, your offer will lapse and you must re-apply for admission.
22. My offer letter says I need to provide academic references. What does this mean?
An academic referee is an academic who knows you and your work who writes a letter of reference and recommendation for you. Usually it’s one of your lecturers from a previous university/school.
23. What is the difference between taught courses and research courses?
Taught courses usually consist of a number of modules and units, which are assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment and exams. There will be a set amount of contact time with the course providers, which will take the form of seminars, tutorials, lectures and one to one contact with a member of the department. The final assessment for a Master degree is often based on the submission of a dissertation.
Research degrees are usually assessed entirely by a piece of individual research and an oral defence of the work in front of an examining board. They can generally be divided into Master degree and Doctorates. The research Master degree for example usually lasts for two years and requires the student to produce research papers. For both Master by research and Doctorate, your supervisor is responsible for guiding the direction of your research, and for ensuring that you are on schedule.
24. What grades do I need to gain entry into a Master program?
For Master degree studies by research, a student must possess a Bachelor’s
Degree (Honours) with CPA of at least 2.75/4.00.
For Master Degree Program by Coursework, a student must possess a Bachelor’s degree with minimum CPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the University Senate.
25. How and when should I apply? Is there a deadline?
You may fill up the online application form from the website and upload all the required documents online.
For taught courses and mixed mode (taught course and research) program for the September intake, you can start applying from January until June, while for the February intake you can start applying from July to November. For full research program, application is open throughout the year.
26. How do I request references from my referees?
You should always notify someone that you have put them forward as a reference for an application to anything. To get a referee, all you have to do is ask for their permission and their contact details. When someone agrees to be your referee, it means that they'll let you pass on their contact details for your application. They should be ready and willing to answer a phone call or email to provide information that complements your studies application.
You may refer these requirements as your guide:
- They must have known you for a substantial period of time (at least 2 years)
- They must have known you as part of a professional or educational relationship
- They themselves must be a professional of some kind, such as a doctor or policeman
- They must have citizenship in the country.
27. Do I need to send in the transcript from all my universities – or just my last one?
One (1) academic transcript (and English translation, if required) from each institution you attended should be uploaded on one of the "Transcript Upload" pages as part of your online application. The baccalaureate or equivalent transcript should clearly indicate conferral of your undergraduate degree. If you are currently completing your baccalaureate, you should upload a transcript showing your academic record through your most current term of study.
The transcript you scan and upload must be a document that was produced by the registrar. The documents must include one or more of the following features: the registrar's signature, the registrar's seal, an institutional watermark, or it must be printed on official institutional paper.
If uploaded, you should NOT send official copies of your transcripts to us at this time. If you are offered admission, you will be required to provide official transcripts during the registration.
28. What are transcripts?
A transcript is an official copy of a student's academic record. It records all courses successfully and unsuccessfully completed and all courses that were withdrawn after the registration deadline. You should use an Official Transcript if you need to provide evidence of your academic record to another educational institution, for employment or to apply for scholarships or bursaries.
29. What do I do if I have a complaint about the admission process?
30. I have been told that the program is full and cannot consider my application. Is this a rejection?
The approval of programs is directly from the faculty. You may contact the faculty to get the confirmation of status. If you are not successful in gaining a place in your preferred course, you will be asked to provide a new application for admission with updated information.
31. How do I know that my application has successfully been submitted?
Once you submit your complete online application, you will receive an email confirming your submission.
32. How long is the validity of offer letter?
The offer letter will be valid for 1 year or 12 months effective from the date offered. You also may refer the date of registration on your offer letter. The offer will be revoked if the student failed to register without any plausible reason accepted by the University.
33. I am facing a login error in my student portal. I have tried all the suggested options but it still appears. What should I do?
Try to access the portal by using Mozilla browser. If you’re still facing a login error, please send us an enquiry including your full name and ID number. We will double-check and inform you on the further steps.
34. Can I visit Universiti Malaysia Pahang before applying?
Yes. Please send us an enquiry so we can arrange an appointment with our representative.
35. How many credit hours will be in my program?
The number depends on the program (only for coursework). Generally, for postgraduate, it is minimum of 40 credit hours. You may refer to our list of coursework programs or please send us an enquiry for more details.
36. Who can I contact if I have questions about my application?
- If you applied through our website using the online registration system, send us an online enquiry.
- Or you can directly contact with the university’s postgraduate admission unit. Please call them at +609-5493198 (UTC+08:00 Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM).
37. How do I start looking for a supervisor for postgraduate program by research?
Try to look up for prospective supervisors in the Research fields or Expert areas, under the "Expert Directory". The sub-menus are a list of Faculty or Schools. Select the relevant faculty. This will give you a list of prospective supervisors. Find on the name or search for expertise that you are looking for. Then contact with the supervisor and once the potential supervisor agrees to supervise your research project, you can proceed to prepare application documents for submission.
38. Is there any age restriction to apply for the postgraduate program?
There is no age limitation to apply for our postgraduate programs. Our existing range of postgraduate programs offers a wealth of possibilities for those interested in finding a program that will closely match their individual needs.
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