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UKM International Degree Programme (IDP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 05, 2018, 02:45 am

No sooner than UKM announcing the opening their International Degree Programme did the questions regarding the programme come flooding in. With so many having queries on the same things, here are the answers to the frequently asked questions regarding the UKM International Degree Programme.


What is the UKM – IDP Programme?

Initially, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) – International Degree Programme (IDP) programme was introduced for international students exclusively. However, due to the overwhelming response from local students and parents, the UKM-IDP programme was also opened to local students as well from 2017 onwards.


How many courses are offered under the UKM – IDP banner?

The UKM – IDP Programme consists of 55 courses overall. You may have a look at the full list below:


What are the entry requirements like? Are they similar to the ones listed during UPU?

Entry requirements for courses in the UKM IDP programme are lower when compared to UPU. If you’re looking for the entry requirements for all programmes, please click here.  


Who is eligible to apply?

Students who intend to proceed to a degree, with qualifications such as STPM, Matrikulasi, STAM, Foundation, Asasi, A-Level, International Baccalaureate may check the respective requirements based on programmes by clicking here.


How much does this programme cost? Is it the same as UPU?

The tuition for UKM-IDP courses are higher than UPU, and similar to private university fees, with the added advantage of joining an exchange programme for 1 moth at countries like Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Mexico, Germany and the USA. To view the full list of fees, please click here.


I have applied but haven’t received a response. Why is this?

Once an applicant sends an application in, they will receive an email to confirm the submission of said application. After this, designated counsellors will call these students to verify their application. Due to the overwhelming number of applications, those who have applied first will be called first. As such, you are advised to be patient.


Is there a limit to the number of applicants UKM will accept?

Yes, UKM will only accept a set number of students into their UKM-IDP programme.


If I apply for the UKM-IDP programme, will it affect my UPU application?

No, it will not. Both applications are processed via different systems, and will not affect one another.


Will students who are accepted via the UKM IDP programme study in the same class as UPU students?

Yes, they will.


Is accommodation prepared for students under the UKM-IDP programme?

Yes, it is.


What is the closing date of the UKM IDP programme?

There is no fixed closing date as of yet. However, it is estimated that it will be in September, so do get your application in while you still can.


When will results be announced?

UKM started calling successful candidates from August 16th. Due to the sheer number of applicants, it may take time for an applicant’s form to be processed. Those who applied earlier will receive their results earlier, either via a call or e-mail.Still have a question that you didn’t come across in the article? Do post it on our Q&A page by clicking here. All the best to all applicants!

To apply to any of UKM's International Bachelor Degree Programmes, please click here.

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