University of Malaya
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Other names: University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's or specialized degree (3-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper ranges of class II lower.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree, degree classification and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1959. Became independent national university in 1962. The top institution in Malaysia. Usual entrance requirements are the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) (11 years of education) or the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) (12 years of education).
Honours degrees can be conferred in class I, class II upper division, class II lower division, or class III. If insufficient for honours can be awarded as pass. Honours classification based on last 2 years' performance.
Course grades reported on yearly basis. Pass grades include A+, A, B1, B2, C1, C2, D. Failed grades include E1, E2, F1, F2. Yearly examination results also given.
Languages of instruction: Bahasa Malaysia, Arabic, English.
Master's: 1-2 years after specified first degree; degrees not classified.
Ph.D.: 2 years after master's degree; by research, thesis and examination. Degrees not classified.
Last updated: May 09, 2005