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 | Exchange Student Info & Guide
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.
To be recognized as a world-class centre of academia and technological excellence.
To be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Language of Instruction
English Proficiency Requirements
If English is not the first language of teaching at the home university, students are required to have a good English proficiency in Speaking and Writing as verified by the International Office of the home university.
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall (Semester I): early September to mid-February
- Spring (Semester II): mid-February to end of June
- Biosciences & Medical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum & Renewable Energy Engineering
Course Descriptions | Programmes Offered
Students must register for courses from one host faculty only.
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.
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to UTM must also complete UTM's online application.
Please attach the following documents upon applying for the program:
- Passport-sized photo (blue background)
- Recommendation letter from student's Academic Advisor/home institution supporting their application
- A status letter from student’s home institution with this format of status letter.
- An up-to date certified academic transcript (in English translation)
- Study plan essay
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
- Optional for Global E3 Application. Letter of recommendation may be required by host university as part of the host university application process.
For the Fall (Semester I), the offer letter will be issued at the end of May. For the Spring (Semester 2), the offer letter will be issued at the end of October.
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.
Estimated Cost of Living
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 and the Program Fees sheet of the Student Exchange website (Information Sheet section) for information regarding approximate monthly living expenses.
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, MALAYSIA