Centre for International Relations (CIR)

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Welcome to Centre for International Relations (CIR).

The UCTS CIR is responsible for managing all internationalisation activities of UCTS including the management of international students from recruitment to graduation. The UCTS CIR shall also provide support services to international students during their stay at UCTS.

An international student is defined as a student:

  • Citizenship is NOT Malaysian
  • NOT a permanent resident in Malaysia
  • Who is entering Malaysia on a student visa permit solely and purely for the purpose of pursuing his or her education

The UCTS CIR will also provide a number of dedicated services designed to help international students with the transition to University life and beyond. The UCTS CIR is responsible to ensure that an international student application to study at UCTS is processed by the relevant School and if successful, an offer letter is to be issued by the Academic Registrar Office via the International Office.

The UCTS CIR will function as a one stop centre for all international students applying for entry into UCTS. The support provided also includes student visa arrangement, medical insurance, student welfare, counselling service and also other matters related to international affairs.

The other major function of the UCTS CIR is to assist international students with advice and information with regards to Malaysia’s immigration procedures and Student Visa application to study here. The UCTS CIR also provides further advice and assistance to assist international students to adjust themselves to a new living environment in Sarawak & Sibu in particular.

Other main functions of the UCTS CIR are to perform activities that promote and support the university’s internationalisation policies.

  • To implement and administer the university’s international students recruitment strategies and policies

  • To plan, implement and monitor the support services for the international students with high quality standard and satisfaction

  • To plan the university’s international marketing and promotional strategies to sustain its image in the international market

  • To comply with all the regulations in the extent of the international students operations required by Ministry of Education Malaysia

  • To develop strategies on building and maintaining good rapport with all the international students and relevant collaboration counterparts

  • To coordinate all the international collaborations and all mobility programs.

UCTS welcomes students from all around the world.  We offer guidance throughout their stay in Sibu, Sarawak ensuring students experience exceptional learning environment, and rich cultural diversity while at the same time preparing them to be highly employable graduates through our strong industry links.

To check entry requirements using an overseas qualification, kindly email internationaloffice@ucts.edu.my

Overall Application Process


1. Get ready these documents

  • Previous academic transcripts/results
  • English proficiency test results (e.g. IELTS)
  • Passport sized photos with white background
  • Copy of Identity Card (translated & original copy)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (translated & original copy)
  • Copy of passport with minimum 1 year validity (including front and used pages)
  • Course syllabus (for Diploma holders only)

* All documents that are not in English must be certified and translated by the notary

 2.Download and complete the application form

The forms can be downloaded here.

3. Email the completed application form together with the required documents

Double check all the documents before submission. Email the completed application forms and all the required documents to internationaloffice@ucts.edu.my.

4. Receive your offer letter via email

UCTS Centre for International Relations (CIR) will notify and email the applicant regarding the admission decision.

Read through all the information in the offer pack carefully.  UCTS Centre for International Relations (CIR) will assist in the application of Student Pass/Visa.

1. Complete the following offer pack:

a. Acceptance Letter
b. International Students Medical Examination Form
c. Personal Financial Information Form
d. Family Information Form
e. Airport Pick-up Form
f. Hostel Application Form
g.Refund Policy Form
h.Student Declaration Form of International Student Handbook

2. Email & courier the completed documents listed in (1) above

Double check all documents before submission.  Courier the completed offer pack together with the original application form and the required documents to the following address:

Centre for International Relations (CIR)
University College of Technology Sarawak
No. 1, Jalan Universiti
96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: +60 84-367300
Fax: +60 84-367301

Scan a copy of all the documents before courier for your own record and safekeeping in case we do not receive your courier.

3. Getting Student Visa

Sarawak has different immigration policies that need to be complied with on top of the Malaysian immigration policies.
a. UCTS Centre for International Relations will proceed to apply for Student Pass after receiving the offer acceptance documents (lead time – 8 weeks).
b. Once the Student Pass is approved by the Sarawak State Immigration Department, UCTS Centre for International Relations will email and courier the Visa Approval Letter to the applicant.
c. Applicant can then use the VAL to apply for a Single Entry Visa at the designated Malaysian Embassy.
d. The applicant can arrange to travel to Malaysia once received the Single Entry Visa
f. UCTS Centre for International Relations will bring the application to Sibu Immigration Office to obtain the multiple entry Student Pass after arriving to UCTS

Foundation Programmes Tuition Fees Duration (Years)Fees Per Year (RM)*
Foundation in Science 13,000.00
Foundation in Arts

Undergraduate Programmes Tuition Fees Duration (Years)Fees Per Year (RM)*
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)423,045.00
Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)


Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)321,100.00
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing


Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)


Bachelor of Technology Management (Hons)


Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)3.520,651.43
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture



Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)


Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Honours)


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Digital Media


Postgraduate Programmes Tuition FeesDuration (Years)Total Fees  (RM)*
Master of Architecture2±43,330.00
Master of Business Administration1.5±30,000.00
Master of of Project Management1.5±30,000.00
Master of Science in Business Management 2±18,000.00
Master of Engineering



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Sciences



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management



*NoteActual fees per year will be based on credits taken by students. Figures shown above (estimation only) are based on Currency Exchange Rate:  USD1 ≈ RM4.

UCTS students on a 10-day study tour to Guangzhou China

Date: 12th – 21st September, 2017

Led by two lecturers (Koh Chen Chung and Hwong Chia Shing), eight students of Food Technology Programme embarked on a ten-day study tour to Guangzhou, China. The study tour was jointly organised by UCTS and the Sarawak China Graduates Alumni Association.

The Faculty of Tropical Crops of Guangdong AIB Polytechnic (GDAIB) of Guangzhou was responsible for the thoughtful planning of the study tour arranging visits to a total of ten food manufacturing companies (namely Zhujiang Biscuits Food Industry, Jiujiang Brewery, Guangzhou Yakult, Wilmar International, Guangdong Bosun Health Food, Eagle-Coin Enterprises, Guangdong Meiweixian Seasonings, Zhongshan Juxiangyuan Food, Guangdong Yantang Milk and the Yingde Shang Mingxuan Tea) as well as renowned institutions of higher learning (namely Faculty of Food Science and Engineering of South China University of Technology, and the Innovation Centre of Guangdong University of Technology). Besides learning, students fully utilised their spare time visiting a number of tourist attractions in Guangzhou and nearby cities.


  • To broaden the students’ horizons and provide them with a unique learning opportunity

  • To promote international students exchange program between China and Sarawak

  • To enhance academic standard of the Food Technology Programme

International Seminar and Joint Tourism Marketing Course in Indonesia

Date: 24th July – 31st July, 2017

Venue: Politeknik Negeri Samarinda (POLNES) East Kalimatan, Indonesia

Four of our Bachelor Of Accountancy programme students (Lim Chong Leong, Wong Ing Chi, Tang Tsiao Hui and Alison Cheng Chin Ling) participated in the International Seminar and Joint Tourism Marketing Summer Course and Community Engagement in POLNES, East Kalimatan Indonesia for a duration of eight days. Two of our academic staff (Assoc Prof Dr. Ramli and Dr. Winnie) went with them for the signing of MOU between UCTS and POLNES. Besides UCTS’ students, five students from Nanjing Institute of Railway Technology (NIRT) China and twelve students from POLNES Indonesia also participated in the course.

Associate Professor Dr. Wong Sing Sing
Position:  Director, Centre for International Relations (CIR)
Extension:  328
Email:  drwong
Qualifications:  Doctor of Philosophy (Quantity Surveying), USM
Master of Science (Project Management), USM
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning, USM

Esther Siong Wan Jun
Position:  Marketing Executive
Extension:   327
Fax:  +(6) 084-367301
Email:  esthersiong
Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (Hons), Swinburne

Note: For staff email address, please add @ucts.edu.my after email name

Quality Assurance (CQA)


Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA) was formed in 2013 under the supervision of the first Director, Professor Datin Dr. Napsiah Ismail to oversee, manage, facilitate, monitor and report on the development of academic programmes and enhance the roles of supporting departments towards ensuring high quality delivery of education in UCTS. In 2019, Assoc Professor Dr. Rabuan took over the directorship of CQA and continued with the tradition. Centre for Quality Assurance is committed to ensure continuous quality improvement and high quality of teaching and learning through its vision, mission and principles

UCTS academic programmes have been developed in close collaboration with the industries and based on industrial needs. Initially, UCTS started with four schools and offered only six academic programmes, two at foundation levels and four at undergraduate levels. These are Foundations in Art and Foundation in Science under the School of Foundation Studies. The School of Business and Management offered Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accountancy, while the School of Engineering and Technology offered Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronic and Civil Engineering. The School of Built Environment initially only offered Bachelor of Quantity Surveying.

In 2014, more Bachelor programmes were offered including Architecture, Network Computing, Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In 2015, Electrical Engineering and Food Technology were offered. A new Bachelor programme, Wood Products Processing was offered starting September 2018. 

The School of Postgraduate Studies was formed in 2016, marking a huge milestone for UCTS, whereby five postgraduate programmes were introduced, two at PhD level by research and two at Master level by research, of which both are under Business Management and Engineering. Master in Business Management was offered through coursework in 2016. In 2018, two more Master by coursework were offered – Master of Project Management and Master of Architecture. In 2019, two more Research programmes were offered – Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Sciences.

Welcome to UCTS CQA website! Greetings from UCTS, Sibu, Sarawak. Although UCTS is only six years old, we are fully committed to deliver a high quality teaching and learning, as well as fulfilling the university’s tag line in providing “Education at Its Best”! CQA is committed to materialise the new UCTS Goals, of which four of the goals are directly related to CQA as below:

  • To be the preferred university of choice by students, academics, researchers and industry in Sarawak and the region
  • To achieve Excellent University Status (Tier 3) in SETARA Rating by 2023
  • To provide a conducive working and learning environment for the students and staff
  • To promote high student engagements

In addition to that, three of the new Strategic Thrusts are also related to CQA’s main core business:

  • Student Development and Alumni
  • Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Preferred University

We strive to support the schools and academic staff to transform teaching and learning through creativity and innovation, making learning a “fun” and fruitful activities for both academic staff and students. One main important function of CQA is to ensure high quality of teaching and learning, which is in line with the 21st Century new pedagogical approach and emphasising the use of the latest state of the arts technology, in teaching and learning. To achieve this, we have ensured that learning space and environment have good ambience and relevant to current needs in teaching and learning. CQA also conducts internal audits to ensure programmes are ready for external accreditation process, and contents as well for the purpose of continuous quality improvement.

Although CQA is only manned with three personals, we are working hard to provide administrative, guidance and support for quality assurance to the schools and other supporting departments. CQA in close collaboration with the Human Capital Department, also provides pedagogy courses for new academic staff to ensure that common aspirations are shared by all with regards to cultivating “excellent practice” in teaching and learning. In the coming future, CQA will implement and monitor ISO 9001 certification for UCTS. Facing new tasks and challenges are positive signs of expansion, growth and improvement. The key to a successful institution is the willingness to change and adapt, and most of all putting quality as the priority. The most important goal of CQA is to instil institutional and public confidence in UCTS academic standards and I am extremely honoured to be part of the continuous efforts to elevate UCTS at the highest level in teaching and learning.

“Striving towards Education at its Best!”

AP Dr. Rabuan Bin Mantine
Director, Centre for Quality Assurance

Currently UCTS offers 22 programmes under six schools and three new programmes are still pending either MQA Provisional Accreditation or MOHE’s License approval. The six schools and programmes currently offered and will be offered are as follows:



School of Foundation Studies

Foundation in Sciences

Foundation in Arts

School of Business and Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons)

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing

Bachelor of Technology Management (Honours)

School of Build Environment

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture

School of Computing and Creative Media

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Network Computing

Bachelor of Computer Sciences (Hons) in Software Engineering

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Future Programmes

Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Creative Digital Media

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design

School of Engineering and Technology

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Wood Products Processing

School of Postgraduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Science

Master of Engineering (Research Mode)

Master of Science in Business Management (Research Mode)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Project Management

Master of Architecture

Master of Science in Applied Sciences (Research Mode)

Currently 13 programmes have been fully accredited, one programme is still awaiting for full accreditation, and the rests are still under provisional accreditation.

UCTS is also currently collaborating with five universities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia to offer Articulation Degree Programme.

Teaching Assessment

Teaching Assessment is conducted at every end of each semester in order to get feedbacks from the students on the effectiveness of teaching and learning for the purpose of:

  1. Monitoring the academic staff based on the set criteria
  2. Improving the quality of courses and teaching skills of academic staff
  3. Grooming and sustaining the academic staff to be capable and competent
  4. Providing avenue for students’ feedbacks and identify necessary actions taken based on empirical data

Curriculum Review

Curriculum Review is carried out at every end of each semester and conducted within ten days after the final results have been approved by the Senate. It is done based on reviews of qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data include Course Coordinator’s reflections of the course’s content and flow, comments from the External Examiner(s), comments from the Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP), comments during Student Dialogue or other qualitative data relevant or related to the course. Quantitative data includes Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) attainment and student workloads in relation to the Student Learning Time (SLT). Curriculum Review Meetings are chaired by the Head of Programme and a report will suggest any necessary amendments of individual course’s learning outcomes, syllabus, and assessment strategy as well as teaching methodology.

Exit Survey

Exit Survey is conducted after the graduation of every cohort of a programme, depending on the duration of the programme, commonly after 3 or 4 years. The respondents for this survey are the graduates. The purpose of the Exit Survey is to identify students’ views of the programme and their assessments and ratings of the overall achievement of the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs). Findings from the survey will be analysed and Head of Programmes (HOPs) are responsible to take necessary actions based on the findings.


AP Dr. Rabuan Bin Mantine
Position: Director
Extension: 360
Email: rabuan 
Qualifications: PhD in Finance (UNIMAS), Master of Business Administration (OHIO), Adv. Diploma in Accountancy (UiTM), Chartered Accountancy (M)

Nurul Afiqah Binti Ibrahim
Position: Administrative Assistant
Extension: 370
Email: nurul.afiqah
Qualifications: Bachelor in International Marketing (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)

Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)




UCTS’ CEPD was established in September 2015 with the aim to offer continuing education and professional programmes to the public, industry, alumni, staff and students of UCTS.




CEPD in its capacity

  • To provide professional training programs / short-courses in collaboration with internal expertise and external training providers
  • To organise competency programs and professional courses / certifications for graduates to be more competent and marketable

If you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us as below:

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Ramli bin Haji.Rashidi, KMN, PBS
Director, Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)
Tel (DL):  084-367537
Fax:  084-367301
Email:  ramli.rashidi@ucts.edu.my




Download Fundamental BIM form

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

1. GARY LOH CHEE WYAI (084-367503) / gary@ucts.edu.my

2. EDWIN BIN MISING UDUP (084-367538) / edwin@ucts.edu.my

3. KHAIRUNNISA BT MOHAMAD YUNUS (084-367539) / khairunnisa.yunus@ucts.edu.my

ACCA on the Accelerate Programme

About ACCA course

Download ACCA Registration Form

Letter of Understanding (LoU) signing with Electrical Association of Sarawak & Sabah (EASS)

Date:  17th July, 2016

Venue:  Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Delegates From

  • UCTS:  Prof. Dato’ Dr.Sabarudin Mohd, Mr Kee Keh Ki (Senior Lecturer)

  • EIU:  En. Fauzi Shahab (Director of Electrical Inspectorate Unit)

  • EASS:  Mr Hii Hua Chuon (Chairman), Mr Young Leh Huang (secretary)

Objectives of the LoU signing

  • To develop collaboration in technical education and competency training programmes

  • To promote Wireman and Chargeman programs to the public and members of Electrical Association of Sarawak and Sabah (EASS)

  • To produce skilled and competent workers for SCORE project

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between UCTS and Mahagamy Consultancy & Advisory Sdn Bhd

Date: 8th August, 2016

Objectives of the MoU signing

  • To develop cooperation in the field of education and training programmes between the two parties

  • To collaborate in the human capital development related to the education and training industry

Meeting for the Implementation and Certification of the Wireman & Chargeman Program

Date: 16 March, 2016

This meeting was held with ADTEC Bintulu and Electrical Association of Sarawak & Sabah.  It was chaired by the Director of UCTS’ CEPD, Assoc Prof Dr. Ramli Rashidi together with Mr. Kee Keh Kim (UCTS), En. Mat Setia bin Mohd Raji (Director of ADTEC Bintulu) , En. Douglas ak Narawi (EIU Officer) and Mr. Hii Hua Chuon (Chairman of Electrical Association of Sarawak & Sabah).

CEPD collaborated with EIU (Kementerian Kemudahan Awam), ADTEC Bintulu, and Electrical Association of Sarawak & Sabah in the implementation and certification of  Wireman and Chargeman program.

33 attend Wireman G2 programme at UCTS

Date: 8 May 2017

Assoc Prof Ts Dr. Ramli Rashidi, KMN, PBS
Position:  Director, CEPD & Assoc, Prof SET 
Extension:  537
Email:  ramli.rashidi
Qualifications: PhD TEVT (Bremen/UTHM), MSc HRD (UPM), B.Eng E&E (Brighton)

Ts. Gary Loh Chee Wyai
Position:  Deputy Director of CEPD, 
Head of Research, Advanced Centre on Sustainable Socio-Economic Development & Senior Lecturer, SCM
Extension:  477
Email:  gary
Qualifications: Master of Science in Computer Science, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Edwin bin Mising Udup
Position:  Administrative Assistant
Extension:  538
Email:  edwin
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Leadership, Diploma in Sport Management

Khairunnisa binti Mohamad Yunus
Position:  Administrative Assistant
Extension:  539
Email: khairunnisa.yunus
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Hons) Art Management