How to Apply

Students who wish to apply to UNITAR may consult our education counsellors and apply online based on the following intakes:

Academic Calendar 2021/2022
APRIL 2021
28th Feb
2 months30th May &
30th Jun
2 months30th Sept &
30th Oct
2 months
INTAKE PERIOD23rd Oct – 22nd Jan3 months8th Feb – 23rd Apr2 1/2 months26th Jul – 10th Sept1 1/2 months
10th Jan
2 days3rd Apr –
4th Apr
2 days21st Aug –
22nd Aug
2 days
15th Jan
5 days5th Apr –
9th Apr
5 days23rd Aug –
27th Aug
5 days
LECTURES18th Jan –
12th Mar
7 weeks12th Apr –
23rd Jul
14 weeks1st Sep –
10th Dec
14 weeks
21st Feb
1 week10th May –
16th May
1 week1st Nov –
7th Nov
1 week
21st Mar
1 week26th Jul –
8th Aug
2 weeks12th Dec –
22nd Dec
1 1/2 weeks
11th Apr
3 weeks9th Aug –
31st Aug
3 weeks23rd Dec –
1th Jan
3 1/2 weeks

The Online Application is open throughout the year. Candidates may apply for the programme of their choice by clicking on the Apply Now button. Please fill up the required information and press the Submit button. We will contact and guide you through the application process.

If you possess other equivalent qualification(s) such as a Foundation or Diploma from another University/College/Institution/Polytechnic, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • A certified true copy of Certificate of Completion(s).
  • A certified true copy of Academic Transcript(s).
  • All relevant information and materials related to your previous studies from SPM onward.

Online Application: 

Walk-in Application:

Malaysian Students

English Proficiency Requirements for Malaysian Students

UNITAR Bachelor programmes

Malaysian students who enroll in UNITAR Bachelor programmes must fulfill the following English proficiency requirements:

  • Students who have a distinction in English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are not required to take additional English courses.
  • Students who have credit in English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to take additional English courses (refer to the table below for placement purposes).
  • Students who do not have a credit in English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to take the English Enhancement Programme before registering for their Faculty courses (an internal assessment could be arranged with the HOD Language and General Studies).
  • Students from a different institution are required to apply for exemption if they studied any English courses (students are encouraged to attach the syllabus of the courses they have taken in the previous institution).
B (4B), C+ (5C)BAND 2ENGLISH 2
7D, 8E, 9GEnglish Enhancement Programme

Foundation and Diploma Programmes

Malaysian students who have enrolled into UNITAR Foundation and Diploma programmes are required to take ALL English courses listed in their respective programme structures, beginning with English 1 (Diploma) and Listening and Speaking Skills (Foundation).

Required Documents for Registration


  • Pre-printed Registration Form.
  • Original results of SPM, STPM or A Levels or Certificate or Diploma, academic transcripts and documents of other academic qualifications.
  • Original and photocopy of your MyKad.
  • Original and Certified true copy of MUET result (if any)
  • Minimum fee payment of RM520. Payments are to be made by Cash/Credit Card/CIMB Clicks/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order Money Order, made payable to “UNITAR CAPITAL SDN BHD”
  • 3 passport-sized photographs


  • Pre-printed Registration Form
  • Original results of SPM, Bachelor degree scroll or Master scroll, academic transcripts and documents of other academic qualifications
  • Original and photocopy of your MyKad
  • Original and Certified true copy of MUET result (if any)
  • Minimum fee payment of RM520. Payments are to be made by Cash/Credit Card/CIMB Clicks/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order Money Order, made payable to “UNITAR CAPITAL SDN BHD”
  • 3 passport-sized photographs

International Students

Application & Admissions

UNITAR International University (UNITAR) application for admission is open throughout the year. Semester intakes are in January, June and October.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Sales Department (SD)
UNITAR International University (UNITAR)
3-01A, Level 2, Tierra Crest
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7627 7200
Fax: +603 7627 7447

Payment Mode for Registration Fee

Before coming to Malaysia, All International students must settle the required registration fee and processing by:

  • Payment from overseas can be made at
  • Bank Draft, or
  • Credit Card

To expedite communication of proof of payment, it is important that students email copies of the bank-in slips, or Bank Draft together with details of the student’s name, nationality, passport number, contact number, email address, and programme offered by the University, to

Visa Application

General Guidelines

International Students are required to produce an Approval Letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia on entering the country and possess a valid Student Pass and/or Student Visa while studying in Malaysia. The International Students Office will assist new International Students in obtaining the Approval Letter and Student Pass and/or Student Visa.

ISO will ensure that students fulfil the entry requirements of the University in order to obtain the University acceptance/offer letter. Students must fully understand the terms of payment to the University and the immigration procedures of Malaysia.

*The Offer Letter will be issued upon verification of certified true copies of the following documents:

Once your acceptance to UNITAR is confirmed, you are required to obtain a “Student Visa” for the whole duration of your study in this University. You will need to submit the following documents for the purpose of processing your Student Visa:

  • 2 photocopies of UNITAR’s offer letter
  • 4 copies of your recent passport sized photographs with WHITE background
  • 2 photocopies of your passport (with more than 18 months validity)
  • Certified copies of your academic qualifications with certified translated copy in English (if applicable)
  • A certified copy of evidence of your English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Payment

New Student Pass Application

Visa Approval Letter (VAL)

International Office will submit the completed documents to EMGS for VAL application. The processing time for VAL may require approximately 6-8 weeks. International Office will notify the student once the VAL is approved by EMGS.

Students must obtain a Single Entry Visa (SEV) from the nearest Malaysian Embassy except those who are from countries that are exempted from SEVs. Upon receiving your entry visa, you are to provide the University seven (7) working days prior to departing from your country, the following information:

  • Date of Arrival
  • Time of Arrival
  • Flight name and number
  • Airport name i.e Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or KLIA2 in Sepang

Representatives of the University will meet you at the airport to assist you in processing your entry visa at the Immigration checkpoint. Please submit your passport to the International Student Office to obtain your student visa sticker as soon as possible, after you have done your medical check-up in Malaysia.

Arrival Guidelines

Step 1: Pre Arrival

  • Students must settle the required advance payment (registration and accommodation) and ensure the arrival date is within the timeline set by the International Office.
  • Kindly seek advice from the International Office if students are unable to make travel arrangements within the timeline set by the international Office prior to flight confirmation to avoid any additional charges.
  • Students must email the Airport Arrival Form seven (7) days before arrival with the proof of flight ticket.
  • Students are reminded that the airport Immigration MAY NOT release students without a UNITAR representative present. Therefore, Airport Arrival notification is important.
  • UNITAR will not bear any responsibility if the above instructions are not adhered to by the students.

Pre Arrival Checklist

1. Important documents to bring along:

  • Passport
  • Flight ticket
  • Driver’s License (optional)
  • Acceptance letter and Immigration Approval letter
  • Original Academic
  • Qualification transcript in English (compulsory)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, comb, deodorant, etc)
  • Bed linen (sheet and pillow case) – 1 set
  • Adapter plugs (220 – 240 volts / 50 cycle AC system)
  • Basic stationery
  • Receipts / proof of payments
  • Important phone numbers

*It is wise to keep clear photocopies of important documents (e.g. Offer and Acceptance Letters, Academic certificates, Qualifications, receipts, passport, ID cards, etc

2. Finance:

  • Have sufficient Malaysian Ringgit on hand upon arrival to ensure that you do not face financial problems during the transition period before you settle in.
  • A credit card will be handy. It is advisable that money should be brought into Malaysia in travellers cheques for safety. Ideally it should cover at least the first month’s expenses. Three (3) months will be best. It should cover your daily expenses such as food and important items like accommodation costs, books and stationery.

Step 2: Arrival

  • Kindly proceed to the Student Waiting Area upon arrival as the Malaysian Immigration Department requires higher education institution staff to release the student from the airport.
  • Students are reminded that the airport Immigration MAY NOT release students without a UNITAR representative present.
  • If possible, students are advised to purchase a Malaysia SIM Card and call the UNITAR representative upon arrival.
  • The UNITAR representative will carry a UNITAR sign and wear a UNITAR T-shirt.
  • Students will be sent to the UNITAR Residence (if requested) or transportation will be provided to the University upon Immigration release.

Arrival Checklist

Once you have arrived, you need to:

  • Contact your family to let them know that you have arrived safely
  • Obtain/activate a local mobile phone service
  • Explore public transportation options
  • Find your local hypermarket, restaurant, pharmacy and shopping mall

Step 3: Post – Arrival
Medical Check up:

  • Students must report to the UNITAR International Office on the next business day for a medical check-up.
  • The International Office staff will transport students to the designated clinic for a medical check-up.
  • The International Office will contact students for registration once the medical check-up status is updated in the EMGS portal.


  • Students must bring along their original transcript and original visa approval letter for registration.
  • Students with IELTS/TOEFL may proceed with their registered programme and those without IELTS/TOEFL are required to take the UNITAR English Placement Test.
  • Students are advised to collect the Student Confirmation Letter from UNITAR to open a bank account upon registration.

Passport Submission:

  • Students are required to submit their passports immediately for Student Sticker endorsement once they have completed the process of opening a bank account.
  • Students are advised not to make any travel plans out of Malaysia during this time.
  • Failure to hand-in their passports for endorsement means students have overstayed and might be classified as illegal immigrants by the Malaysian Immigration Department.