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  • Locations: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computing, Electrical, Mechanical, Medical, Petroleum, Renewable Energy
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Main Campus – Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur Campus – Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

This brochure focuses on the main campus in Johor Bahru, which offers more engineering courses at the undergraduate level. For information on the Kuala Lampur campus, please visit the UTM KL website.

University Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

UTM International

UTM Exchange Student Guide

Language of Instruction



Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a leading innovation-driven entrepreneurial research university. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.

Our Strategic Thrusts
Contribute – to human capital development by providing quality education.
Provide – leadership & contribution through research & innovation.
Achieve – desirable image & branding that fulfills the requirements of stakeholders.
Contribute – to society through community engagement and outreach.

Our vision
To be recognized as a world-class centre of academia and technological excellence.

Our Mission
To be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation.


Study Level

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


Fall (Semester I), Spring (Semester II) or Academic Year

Summer Program - UTM Malaysian Tropical Educational Experience (UTM MyTREE)

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 the program website or contact the university directly.


Disciplines Available:
  • Biosciences & Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum & Renewable Energy Engineering

Additional application materials?

Students must also apply online.


Semester Dates

• Fall (Semester I): Early September to middle February
• Spring (Semester II): Middle February to end of June

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Please check the websites of the faculties listed on the Incoming Students webpage for course descriptions.

Workload per semester

Full-time students must register for a minimum of TWELVE (12). Students who wish to take more than EIGHTEEN (18) credits have to seek approval from the Dean of the Faculty and would not be allowed to take more than TWENTY-TWO (22) credits in a semester.

Grading System

Marks Grade Grade Points
90 - 100 A+ 4.00
80 - 89 A 4.00
75 - 79 A- 3.67
70 - 74 B+ 3.33
65 - 69 B 3.00
60 - 64 B- 2.67
55 - 59 C+ 2.33
45 - 49 C- 1.67
40 - 44 D+ 1.33
35 - 39 D 1.00
30 - 34 D- 0.67
00 - 29 E 0.00

Academic Transcripts

One transcript will be mailed to the Home 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?

You will be guaranteed  on-campus accommodation, offered upon request only. The rate for a room may vary by each College and room type, but the minimum rate is RM20/day (excluding the 6% Goods and Services Tax). Students will be placed to any room subject to approval and availability. The on-campus accommodation for postgraduate international students is very limited and available on the first-come first-served basis. Single students will have to stay in a twin-sharing room if single rooms are unavailable.

Exchange students may also opt to rent private apartments off-campus, located within 3 to 5 km radium from UTM. Contacts of off-campus housing will be given upon request.

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

Students are required to arrive in UTM 3 days before official orientation program starts.


Entry Visa

All inbound students MUST apply for a Single Entry Visa (SEV) from the Malaysian Embassy in their home country before entering this Malaysia. Applications for the SEV is done after we receive a Visa Approval Letter (VDR) from the Malaysian Immigration Department. Applications for the VDR letter should be made after receiving an offer from UTM. UTM will provide assistance with the visa application.

Students who will join the study abroad/student exchange program for LESS than 6 months MUST apply for Professional Visit Pass upon arrival in UTM.

Students who will join the study abroad/student exchange program for MORE than 6 months MUST apply for Student Pass upon arrival in UTM.

UTM will help students to apply for the Professional Visit Pass/Student Pass after their arrival.

For more information on the visa and pass application, please visit the visa application section of the inbound students webpage.


All students must have international health insurance before they leave their home university. The insurance should cover personal accident, inpatient treatment, repatriation, and death.


When should I arrive?

Students are required to arrive in UTM 3 days before official orientation program starts. If student arrives during our office hours (Sunday to Wednesday, from 8.00am to 5.00pm and Thursday, from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm), please go to UTM International for registration information as following address:
UTM International
Block S19, Jalan Lengkuk Kempas,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +607-55368445/36843
Fax: +607-5536847

If student arrives after office hours or on off-day (Friday and Saturday), UTM International will leave student’s room key at UTM Security Office with a welcoming note for student’s information on registration.

Is airport reception available?

There is no pick-up service available.

Is there any bank on campus?

Yes, please visit the UTM Banking Facilities website for a list of banks.


The UTM main campus is located in Johor Bahru and UTM's Kuala Lumpur campus is located in central Kuala Lumpur. So, the cost of living between both campuses might be different. A range between USD 500 - 800 per month is sufficient enough to pay for a hostel, meals and transportation in both cities. 

Please see the Inbound Student Information Sheet for information regarding approximate monthly living expenses.


Office responsible for international exchange students

UTM International
Block S19
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, MALAYSIA


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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.