Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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About UCTS

Q.  Is UCTS a public or private university?
A.  UCTS is a private university registered with the Ministry of Higher Education under the IPTS Act 555.

Q.  Who is the owner of UCTS?
A.   UCTS is fully owned by the Sarawak State Government through the State Financial Secretary Incorporated.

Academic Programmes

Q.  What are the programmes offered at UCTS?
A.   Click here for the list of programmes offered.

Q.  What are the academic qualifications required to be admitted into a particular programme?
A.   Academic qualifications vary by programme.  Hence, click on the link of the particular programme of your interest and look up for the required academic qualifications.

Q.  Are UCTS’ programmes recognised?
A.  All UCTS’ programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Q.  I am a Diploma holder. Will I be granted credit transfer from my previous study?
A.  Candidates with a related / relevant and recognised Diploma qualification can apply for credit transfer up to 30% of the degree programme’s total credits.  Credit transfer can be given for subject where candidates have obtained Grade C, have about 80% syllabus similarity and have same credit value.

Full-Time Programmes

Q.  How do I apply for UCTS full-time programmes?
A.  For Foundation Programmes, click here.
A.  For Undergraduate Programmes, click here.
A.  For Postgraduate Programmes, click here.

Part-Time Programmes

Q.  Does UCTS offer part-time programmes?
A.   Currently UCTS only offers the MBA Programme which is delivered during weekends/evenings (part-time mode).  Master and PhD programmes by research mode can also be undertaken on part-time basis.

Q.  Does UCTS offer part-time degree programmes?
A.  UCTS does not offer part-time degree programmes.

Tuition Fees & Rebates

Q.  What are the tuition fees for the programmes?
A.  Tuition fees vary by programme.  Click here for an overview of tuition fees.

Q. When am I supposed to pay for the tuition fees?
A.  Tuition fees are payable at the point of semester registration and based on the number of credits taken for the semester. 

Q.  Can the tuition fees be paid by instalment?
A.  Yes, tuition fees can be paid by instalment subject to conditions.

Q.  I want to do Foundation Programme. How much do I have to pay for the 1st semester?
A.  The University offers scholarship to pay for the tuition fees of the Foundation Programmes.  To be eligible for the Foundation Programmes scholarship, the student must obtain minimum 2A’s, 2B’s and 1C in their SPM examination. There are conditions attached for the Foundation Programmes scholarship.

If a student has to pay for the Foundation Programme fees, the amount for Semester 1 is as follows:

Tuition Fees: RM 4,000
Registration Fees: RM 1,100
Total Amount = RM 5,100

Q.  Do I have to pay for any registration fees?
A.   Yes, there are two categories of registration fees as follows:

(a) One-off Registration Fees (payable once during first registration).  The amount is RM 350 to cover for orientation, university official uniform and student ID card.  There is also a security deposit amount of RM 400.  The deposit is refundable when a student leaves the university but subject to terms and conditions.

(b) Recurring Registration Fees. The recurring fees are payable for every semester amounting to RM 350 to cover for student insurance, student activities, resources and general administration.

The total registration fees payable for Category (a) is thus RM 350 + RM 400 + RM 350 = RM 1,100.

The total registration fees payable for Category (b) and following semesters is RM 350.

The above-mentioned amount is subject to review/change.

Q. Does UCTS still offer rebate on tuition fees for 2017 intake?
A.  Effective January 2017, there is no more tuition fees rebate for new intakes.

Sponsorships / Scholarships

Q.  Does UCTS provide any sponsorship?
A.   Yes.  Click here for information on sponsorships available.

Q. I want to apply for PTPTN. Will the University assist me in the application?
A.  Yes, our Student Development & Services Department (SDSD) will assist students to apply for PTPTN loan.

Students Accommodations

Q.  Does UCTS have university accommodation for students and what is the cost?
A.  Yes, UCTS has university accommodation for registered students but priorities shall be given to outstation students.
A.  Click here for information on student accommodation.

Note:  If you still have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.