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Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Bandar Seri Iskandar, Malaysia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year,
The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Petroleum
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, MALAYSIA

University Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Center of Student Internship, Mobility & Adjunct Lectureship

Language of Instruction



Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the Malaysian government to set up a university.

The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acre) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia.

The University community comprises of students and staff from various countries and is located in a beautifully landscaped setting, amidst the new township of Seri Iskandar. Its peaceful environment, wide open spaces and abundant lakes make these serene surroundings an ideal place to study.

At University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) our goal is to produce leaders of the future, graduates who are not only brain-smart but well rounded, wholesome individuals who will contribute towards making the world a better place.

And so at UTP we guide you to become technically competent, to think critically, to communicate and relate with people and the world around you. We lead you to become solution oriented individuals with good business sense, a positive can-do attitude and practical know-how in various aspects.

As a university specializing in engineering and technology programmes, strongly supported by Research and Development, UTP works hand-in-glove with industry players to ensure that we would and lead our graduates to become relevant to industry. In turn, our students are exposed to real-world environments, situations and needs. 

Ours is a melting pot of cultures and lifestyles as we group together students from the world over. And we believe that education should cross borders as the world becomes a global village of citizens working for a better tomorrow.

We welcome you to join us for a new learning adventure, to expand your horizons through a different educational experience here in Malaysia with us.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors : Accepted


Fall (known as September Semester), Spring (known as January Semester) or Academic Year

Summer Program - UTP Summer/Intensive Learning Programme

This summer program is available to Global E3 students as a fee-paying program and is not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 program. For more information, please visit the summer program information sheet or contact the university directly.


Disciplines Available:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Information Sciences
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Geosciences & Petroleum Engineering

Additional application materials?

Students must also apply online:

  1. UTP Abroad Exchange Form
  2. Health Examination Report

When will students receive their acceptance package?

At least one month before departure


Semester Dates

• Fall (known as September Semester): end of September to early January
• Spring (known as January Semester): middle  January to early May
• Summer (known as May Semester): middle May to early September

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

UTP Undergraduates Students’ Handbook

Workload per semester

All full time students must register a minimum of 12 credit hours in a particular semester. Normally student will take between 15 – 18 credit hours per semester. However, this ruling may be waived for graduating students who are in their final semester.

Grading System

Grade Meaning Grade Points
A High Distinction 4.00
A- Distinction 3.75
B+ Good Credit 3.50
B Credit 3.00
C+ Good Pass 2.50
C Pass 2.00
D+ Marginal 1.50
D Unsatisfactory 1.00
F Fail 0.00

Academic Transcripts

One transcript will be mailed to Host University’s Exchange Program Advisor approximately one month after the end of the exchange period. There will be a charge for additional transcript copies.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

Yes. All residential village rooms are twin sharing rooms.

When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?



Entry Visa

A student pass is required.  Application is done through our International Student Unit, Student Support Services two months before arrival.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

Incoming students are required to submit the Health Examination Report Form which is required for Student Pass application. All incoming students must subscribe to health insurance policy long enough to cover the duration of stay.


When should I arrive?

  • Mid-September for September Semester
  • Early-January for January Semester
  • Early May for May Semester

Is airport reception available?

Our officer shall make the arrangement to pick up the incoming students at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) but subject to early arrangement. Alternatively, the KLIA Airport Limo Services shall bring the students directly to the campus. Student can also board on train service to the nearest train station (Batu Gajah) from KLIA.

Is there any bank on campus?

Banks are located outside the campus (estimated 5 minutes ride by car). However, ATMs are available in the campus.


There are 14 cafeterias operating at strategic locations in the campus – i.e. near student villages, student centre and lecture halls. There are few cafeterias serving western foods. Food prices are being closely monitored by the management and are affordable to the students. Students are not allowed to cook in the hostel rooms. Alternatively, there are pantry areas that can be utilized. We suggest that incoming students to allocate USD200-250 per month for their meal.
Hostel rental rate is RM 40 per week
Local transportation
Public transportation like buses and taxis are available outside the campus to the nearest town like Batu Gajah (20 mins.), Sitiawan (45 mins.), Ipoh City (45 mins). Train services to Kuala Lumpur are available from Batu Gajah town (2 ½ hours with Electric Train Service).
Personal & Academic Expenses
Living Allowance: approx. RM 500/month
Books: approx. RM 800/year
Stationary: approx. RM 150/year

Note: Personal expenses varies with individual students. Alternatively, books are available at the Information Resource Centre (university library).


Office responsible for international exchange students

31750 TRONOH
D/L : 605-3688380, 605-3688388, 605-3688396
FAX : 605-3688386

Student Industrial Internship Unit



Bandar Seri Iskandar where the university is located situated 40km south-west of Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state and 50km north east of Lumut, site of the nations’s well-known naval base. Bandar Seri Iskandar features the best of both worlds – modern development and natural environment. Bandar Seri Iskandar is currently being developed as the education hub of Perak.

Ipoh is the capital of the state of Perak. It is approximately 200 km (125 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia's main cities due to the booming tin mining industry around the turn of the 19th century. During the British colonial era, Ipoh was Malaysia's second city for administration purposes. There are several notable buildings from the British Colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall.

Ipoh features a tropical rainforest climate. Similar to many other cities with this climate, temperatures show little variation throughout the course of the year. The city's average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. Ipoh sees plentiful precipitation throughout the year, averaging 2340 mm of rain per year. It's wettest month is November where on average 320 mm of rain is seen per year. Ipoh's driest month is February which sees 70 mm of rain fall on average.

Perak Darul Ridzuan is the state of ageless architectural splendors, island resorts, virgin tropical forests, national recreational park and a wealth of specialized museums, the state offers a little something special for everyone.

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