Centre for International Relations (CIR)

About

CIR is responsible for managing all internationalisation activities of UCTS including the management of international students from recruitment to graduation. CIR provides services designed to help international students with the transition to University life and beyond. CIR functions as a one stop centre for all international students applying for entry into UCTS. The support provided includes but not limited to student visa arrangement, medical insurance, student welfare, counselling service and other matters related to international affairs. Other main function of CIR is to promote and support the University’s internationalisation policies. 

The key responsibilities of CIR are summarised as follows:
  • To implement and administer the University’s international student recruitment strategies and policies
  • To plan, implement and monitor the support services for international students
  • 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 student operations required by the 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 programmes

People

Director of CIR
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wong Sing Sing

Email: drwong@ucts.edu.my
Direct line: +60 84 367328
Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (Quantity Surveying), USM
Master of Science (Project Management), USM
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Housing, Building & Planning, USM

Executive
Esther Siong Wan Jun

Email: esthersiong@ucts.edu.my
Direct line: +60 84 367327
Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (Hons), Swinburne

Study with UCTS

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

Admission

International students are required to submit complete application at least 3 months before intake in order to have ample time for visa application. 

INTAKES

Foundation programme – May & September
Undergraduate programme – February, July & September
Postgraduate programme (by research) – March, June, September & December
Postgraduate programme (by coursework) – February & September

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

All teaching at UCTS is carried out in English with the exception of some language-specific teaching. Therefore all international students are required to have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English. For Foundation and Undergraduate programmes, a minimum of IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) is required except for Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Digital Media which requires IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent), and Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing and Bachelor of Technology Management (Honours) which require IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent). For Postgraduate programmes, below are the English requirements:

Note: Exemption is given to those whose country of origin uses English as the official language, or the previous school/institution uses English as the only medium of instruction. The requirements listed above are subject to change as approved by the University Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).

English Competency Equivalence Based on CERF

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TUITION FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Note: The indicative tuition fees shown here applies to international students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. All fees are subject to review and may be adjusted.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Collaborations

UCTS collaborates with various internationally recognised Higher Education Institutions in order to expand our international networks, providing more opportunities for academic and cultural exchange. Below are UCTS partner institutions:

Murdoch University

University of Namur (UN)

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)

University of Economic – Varna

Institute of Public Safety Research Tsinghua University

North China University of Water Resources & Electric Power (NCWU)

Wuyi University

Guangdong AIB Polytechnic (GDAIB)

Kunming University of Science & Technology

Yunnan Agricultural University

Hunan Modern Logistics College

Tallinn University

Universitas Tanjungpura (UNTAN)

Universitas Islam Bandung (UNISBA)

University Pendidikan Nasional

Widyatama University

Politeknik Negeri Pontianak (POLNEP)

Politeknik Negeri Samarinda (POLNES)

Pai Chai University (PCU)

University of Sialkot

Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU)


Feng Jia University (FCU)


National Kaohsiung University of Science & Technology (NKUST)


University of Taipei (UT)

Chiang Mai University (CMU)

University of Birmingham


University of Essex


University of Hertfordshire

Cornell University

Study Abroad Programme

TRANSFER DEGREE PROGRAMME

UCTS offers Transfer Degree Programme with four foreign universities. It is basically an inter-university arrangement whereby two or more universities agree to recognise part of the courses so that when the students proceed to transfer to the partner university they do not have to repeat the courses. They can get those credits recognised and transferred so that they can complete their study with a degree from our partner universities. 

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. When you choose University of Birmingham, you are choosing to study at an outstanding university, renowned for changing lives and transforming society. You will be getting the full UK MEng degree from the University of Birmingham by finishing the last two years  of your degree in Birmingham.

University of Birmingham is ranked 81st in the QS World Rankings 2020 and 13th in the UK The Times and The Sunday Times (2020). It has over 8,700 international students from over 150 countries. One of the largest international student communities in the UK.

Programmes:
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Requirements:
Minimum UCTS CGPA 3.0
IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 band score)/TOEFL 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading and Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing/PTE 51 in all four skills/SPM 1119 English Grade C

Cost Estimation (British Pound):
Tuition Fees – £23,400 per year (2020-21 academic year fee)
                     – 20% tuition fee scholarship offered to all UCTS students, in both years of study
Accommodation – University accommodation from under £100 per week
                           – Off campus accommodation available in the City of Birmingham

Pathway:
2 years UCTS + 2 years UoB

University of Essex is a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, in not just encourages, it is expected. Essex’s students are members of a unique transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

University of Essex is in the Top 30 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, Top 25 for research quality in the Good University Guide, and Top 15 for the sixth year running in The National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction.

Requirements:
Minimum CGPA 3.0 (current semester)
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 5.5 each band)

Cost Estimation (British Pound):
Tuition Fees – £16,860 per year
Accommodation – 
£81 to £200 per week
Others – 
£120 to £150

Pathway:

*Those enrol into the Study Abroad programme are not eligible for Global Partner Scholarship.

Taught Undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) Essex Global Partner Scholarship worth up to £2,000
Unlimited undergraduate scholarships for UCTS students. Put Essex as your firm choice on UCAS by 19 July 2021. 
– 
£2,000 maximum for entry in the second year of study
– 
£1,500 maximum for entry into the third year of study
Notes: Terms & conditions apply

At University of Canterbury (UC), you will gain a lot more than just intellectual skills and professional knowledge. You will become involved with the community, you will gain a new cultural awareness, you will be highly employable, innovative and globally connected.

UC is in the world’s top 1% of universities and has a strong reputation for high-quality degrees, research-active teaching staff, and world-class facilities. In 2019, UC was ranked 227th in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020). UC is also the first Aotearoa New Zealand university to receive the prestigious QS 5-star rating for internationally renowned research and teaching. UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga holds ‘Triple-Crown’ accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB, putting it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Programmes:
Business Administration
Marketing
Accountancy

Requirements:
Minimum CGPA 2.0 (current semester)
IELTS 6.0 overall (with min. 5.5 in each band)/SPM 1119 English with Grade 4B

Cost Estimation (NZ Dollar):
Tuition Fees – NZ$30,625 per year
Accommodation – NZ$169 to NZ$473 per weel
Others – NZ$180 per week

Pathway:
1.5 years UCTS + 1.5 years UC

Scholarship:
Dean’s Award – Students who start at UC through the UCTS TO UC pathways in 2020 with CGPA of 3.5/4 in their UCTS programme will receive a Dean’s Award valued up to NZ$3,050 towards the first year of their studies

Located in Perth, Western Australia, Murdoch University started as a free-thinking university, and now has become the global centre for learning, teaching, research and industry. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, Murdoch University is proud to be recognised for the impact that their free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.

Murdoch University is ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world. It reaches world-class standard or above in 85% of research disciplines. Murdoch University is also named one of the top universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. It has 5-star rating for graduate starting salaries and educational experience in the Good Universities Guide, 2018.

Programme:
Marketing
Computer Science

Requirements:
Minimum CGPA 2.0 (current semester)
IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 6.0)

Cost Estimation (Australian Dollar):
Tuition Fees – $28,560 per year
Accommodation – $157 to $390 per week
Note: You should budget approximately $500 per week for your living expenses in Perth

Pathway:
2 years UCTS + 1 year Murdoch
2 years UCTS + 1.5 years Murdoch

Scholarship:
International Welcome Scholarships 2020-2024 worth up to $12,000. Terms and conditions apply.

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

Student exchange programme gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study in a different country and environment for 1-2 semesters at a UCTS partner university. You will be able to experience a different culture through educational and cultural exchange. Certain credits earned at host university can be transferred back so that you do not have to repeat the same subject again.

The exchange intakes are usually in February and September. You will be financing your own expenses in terms of student visa, accommodation abroad, food, transportation, medical checkup and medical insurance. Tuition fee and registration fee will be paid to UCTS as usual. Below are the partner universities you can exchange to:

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Wuyi University

Kunming University of Science & Technology (KUST)

 

Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU)

National Kaohsiung University of Science & Technology (NKUST)

University of Taipei (UT)

Testimonials

Lim Ren Yi – BRUNEI
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

The main reason I chose to study in UCTS is because of its reasonable tuition fees. The learning experience provided to me has prepared me well for my future career. To be able to study in UCTS is really an amazing experience. The lecturer and staff are friendly and helpful. Joining the clubs here brought me a lot of new friends. All of them made me feel at ease in this unfamiliar place. The living expenses here are also not that high. I am really grateful to be here and never regret coming to UCTS.

Liu Xuying – CHINA
Foundation in Arts

I am very happy to come to study in UCTS. I come to a new environment to experience different culture and educational ideas so that I can understand the outside world further. In the process of learning, the lecturers’ careful explanation and students’ best efforts to help, let me feel at ease. Finally, the biggest difference in education is teamwork. I know how to communicate better and solve problem more independently.

Ibnu Syauqhi – INDONESIA
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

Studying a degree as an international student is not an easy matter. In addition to the moral burden that we must be able to carry the nation’s good name and contribute positively to the Indonesian nation, we must also be able to adapt to a new environment that requires a high level of adaptation. Not to mention we must immediately be able to adapt to various subjects and learning patterns as students. UCTS has adequate facilities and the environment here is very nice, fresh air, a calm and clean environment is perfect for students who want to continue their goals at UCTS. I hope this will be an adventure for me and I am very grateful to be able to continue my studies at UCTS.

Dumisani Bashukene Ziyaya Chatata – MALAWI
Foundation in Science

I took an odd route by choosing to study at UCTS. A normal African student would prefer to go to schools in a big city like KL, but that is not the case with me. I fell in love with this school’s ability to stand out from the rest the first minute I saw it. Thus far I can already tell that I am going to learn a lot from the amazing lecturers I have, and of course my fellow coursemates as well. UCTS has exceeded all my expectations and I am proud to call myself a UCTS student.

Tsai Chi-An – TAIWAN 
(CJCU Exchange Student)
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing

I am an exchange student from Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan. To be honest, when I was attending the first class, it was hard to understand what the lecturers and classmates were talking about and the way they deal things. It was difficult at first because of the different language and accent. However, people here are easy-going and very friendly. They will take you to visit different places and invite you to attend various activities. If you want to escape from the hectic city you will enjoy Sibu.

Adrian Salalu – BRUNEI
(UBD Exchange Student)
Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)

I am an exchange student from Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Before I experienced studying there, I had expected studying in Malaysia to be challenging in terms of more active participation in class. I expected more vigorous coursework and subject matters than I would be able to tackle. I had also anticipated difficulty in conversing with my classmates and lecturers besides adjusting to studying there. However, to my surprise, although it was more challenging than I thought, it was also fun and interesting and I gained confidence through my participation in class and actively sought out my lecturers and coursemates on study matters which helped me gain further understanding on the subject.

Contact

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Centre for International Relations (CIR)
University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS)
No. 1, Jalan Universiti, 96000 Sibu
Sarawak, Malaysia

T: +60 84 367 300 ext. 327/328
F: +60 84 367 301
WhatsApp | Wechat: +60 13 863 6626
Email: internationaloffice@ucts.edu.my

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM (GMT +8)
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

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