The Universiti Utara Malaysia was established on 16 February 1984 under the Universiti Utara Malaysia 1984 Order. The university was corporatised on 23 April 1998.
The main campus is on a 1,061 hectare site in Sintok, Kedah. The campus is 48 km north of Alor Setar and 10 km south of the Bukit Kayu Hitam and are near the Malaysia-Thailand border. Other towns near UUM are Jitra and Changlun.
Due to its vast land area, the university has used 107 hectares of forest to develop facilities open for use by outsiders. Thus the campus has evolved into an open campus where outsiders and tourists visit. Among the facilities are a picnic area, a nine-hole golf course, a go-kart circuit, a shooting and archery range, and an equestrian site.
English Language Requirements
International students should meet any one of the following English requirements set by the university before they are accepted for admission to the UUM Main Campus.
International Undergraduate students must obtain:
59 in the TOEFL Internet based Test; or
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or
Band 2 in MUET (Brunei and Indonesia) Band 3 in MUET (other countries)
If students do not meet any of the above English requirements, they must sit for the Intensive English class as a preparatory course, which will be conducted by the Professional Development Unit (PDU) of School of Languages, Civilization and Philosophy (SLCP) and subsequently get the minimum band required in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
If students fail to get the minimum score, they must register and repeat the Intensive English course before retaking the MUET test. Following the new ruling by the Malaysian Immigration Department effective from 1 January 2014, students must fulfil the English requirement for admission into their respective program within the validity period of the student visa which is one (1) year.
Failure to meet the entry requirements will result in termination of study.
Intensive English Course will be offered three (3) times a year, which will be in the month of September, February and June. Students are required to register and follow the Intensive English Course before sitting for the MUET test.
All information related to this institution has been extracted from the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) - Sintok Campus website, accessible at http://www.uum.edu.my. The data provided here is true until its extraction on 2 May 2020. Hence, all information here is subject to change without notice as per the institution's policy. For the latest update, please visit the institution website.