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ORIENTATION E-HANDBOOK - ORIENTATION May / June 2021 Intake - UTAR e-Orientation Website
ORIENTATION
May / June 2021 Intake

ORIENTATION
E-HANDBOOK
BROADENING HORIZONS, TRANSFORMING LIVES
ORIENTATION E-HANDBOOK - ORIENTATION May / June 2021 Intake - UTAR e-Orientation Website
CONTENTS

Page                                                                              Page
 3                        UTAR Emblem        Frequently Asked Questions            27
                                             Department of Student Affairs

 4                UTAR Vision, Mission,      Safety Reminders                      29
          Educational Goals and Goals        Department of Student Affairs

 5                         Introduction      Holistic Perspective                  30
                                             For UTARians

 6                           UTAR Song       Department of Soft Skills             31
                         The Shining Light   Competency
 7         Message from the President        UTAR CARE Programme                   33
                                             Department of Soft Skills
                                             Competency
 8           Message from the Student        Financial Assistance                  35
               Representative Council        Division of Examinations, Awards &
                         (2020/2021)         Scholarships

 9       UTAR Management Year 2021           Library                               41
                                             General Information

 12     Student Representative Council       Student Bill Payment Guidelines       43
                           (2020/2021)       Division of Finance

 14     Counselling and Guidance Unit        Department of Alumni Relations        44
            Department of Student Affairs    and Placement

 17          Sports and Recreation Unit      UTAR Alumni Association OF            45
            Department of Student Affairs    Malaysia
 18            Clubs and Societies Unit      University Campus                     46
            Department of Student Affairs    Location Map

 20               Student Services Unit      Useful Contact                        47
            Department of Student Affairs

 24              UTAR Student Mobility       Faculty / Centre / Division /         48
                          Programme          Department Contact Details
 25                Student Dress Code        UTAR Contact List                     50
            Department of Student Affairs

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EMBLEM

       The Emblem of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Blue, yellow and red, being the national colours reflect the
Malaysian identity of the institution.

The letter ‘A’ in auspicious red gives its prominence,
suggesting distinction and excellence in the education
provided by UTAR. Red also signals success, prosperity and
protection from negative forces.

The swing of the bold stroke signifies a ‘yes’, a mark of
enthusiastic approval and the right choice.

The cascade of six lines symbolizes the comprehensive
courses and wholesome components of education in UTAR.
These components are known as the Pillars of Education.

The seventh line, the tail of the backbone stroke, represents
an integrated, holistic and balanced approach in the
pursuit of learning, teaching and research. Together, the
holistic and the academic strength will propel UTAR into a
future filled with great promise and unlimited opportunities.

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INTRODUCTION

     “Malaysians have always placed great importance on
  education and it was through such drive and encourage-
                                                        ment
that enabled the realisation of a 33-year dream of the MCA
                        – the establishment of UTAR in 2002.”

        ~ UTAR Chancellor Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik ~

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a
not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established
under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private
Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly
reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the
country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception.
With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the
University’s enrolment has now reached more than 22,000 students with campuses
located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 69,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and
has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive
University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The
University currently offers more than 121 academic programmes from Foundation
Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business
and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management,
Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries
and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication
Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

For more information on UTAR, check out our website at www.utar.edu.my.

Website            Facebook             Instagram            LinkedIn              Twitter

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UTAR SONG

                               THE SHINING LIGHT
                                      COMPOSER / LYRICIST:
                                      DR NADYA SUPIAN

We can see the UTAR light shining down
To a world of love and peace
All the world is waiting for us now
We’ll take this step to make UTAR known           Beyond the stars we see the road ahead

And we’re standing proud                                     And there is wisdom inside of us

On higher ground                                     We’ll hold our heads up high and face
                                                                                     each day
We’ll be the ones who make the change                  Hold the UTAR light along our way
Shine our light in every way
Guide our spirit through the darkest days                          And we’re standing proud
                                                                           On higher ground
With what UTAR has given us
We’ll realise the best in us                       We’ll be the ones who make the change

And every step we take we’ll feel                                Shine our light in every way

UTAR...                                         Guide our spirit through the darkest days

                                                               With what UTAR has given us
                                                                    We’ll realise the best in us
                                                             And every step we take we’ll feel
                                                                                       UTAR...

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MESSAGE FROM UTAR PRESIDENT

I am pleased to welcome our new students to UTAR. As a University by the people, for the people, UTAR has
always been a University with a solid foundation, a strong sense of community spirit and a reputation for
academic and research excellence. With a scenic campus in Kampar and a purpose-built campus in Sungai
Long, UTAR has a growing regional presence and an expanding international profile with over 460
international partners, more than 100 external examiners and more than 120 industry advisors for our
academic programmes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed university learning to include online teaching and learning, and I
believe this itself is also educational because additional skills are required to follow online learning and
assessments. More concerted efforts have to be taken for time management while learning from home.
Nevertheless, you will get to experience university life over the next few years and to make new friends. I hope
that the experiences gained will add to your growing perspective of life, enhance your personality, and help
you gain valuable life lessons.

UTAR has been making impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a University providing affordable
quality education. The University has consistently attained awards for its efforts towards research, educational
excellence and community projects. UTAR retained its #501-600 ranking for the fourth time since 2018 in the
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. In addition, UTAR maintained its Times Higher
Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 with a ranking of #201–300 overall for the second year, and is also
ranked 74th (Top 100) out of the 966 institutions listed in the SDG 4: Quality Education table. UTAR is ranked
#157 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2021, and ranked #251-300 in the Quacquarelli
Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

With such recognition accorded to the University, I hope that the same spirit of achievement and success will
be shared by all students to adopt a positive attitude in learning and to strive for accomplishments that will
make you better persons. Learning is a pervasive life-long process and working hard to attain your goals is
essential for progress. The passion to explore, discover and acquire new knowledge should be the way to
remain competitive in the cyber age of the 21st century.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been following the Standard Operating Procedures and
the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education with proper physical distancing,
temperature monitoring and the wearing of face masks while on campus. This is the new norm for everyone
on campus and we look forward to your cooperation to ensure that the procedures for health and safety are
followed.

We welcome our new students and we look forward to your commitment and participation in your
programme of study. An exciting journey awaits you. Do your best to make it a memorable and successful
one.

Best wishes,

Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat
President
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

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MESSAGE FROM THE
                              STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
                                        (2020/2021)

                        KOH LING XIAN                                       NG KE LONG
                         CHAIRPERSON                                        CHAIRPERSON
                      (Sungai Long Campus)
                                                                            (Kampar Campus)

Dear freshmen,

No matter who you are and where you are from, here’s a warm welcome to Universiti Tunku Abdul
Rahman (UTAR). You are now a part of our family.

We are the Student Representative Council (SRC). We will strive to aid your welfare and benefits in
various aspects of your university life. We are always available and open to hear your suggestions as
feedback for improvements so that we can forward to the University for consideration.

As a first year university student, you will begin to face new challenges and opportunities. Be resilient
when encountering adversities, and be courageous to seize the occasion. Additionally, a university
life is not just about academic development, you should always attempt to step up and grow out of
your comfort zone, armour yourself, establish new bonds and meet interesting people that will
create memories and legacies on campus.

There is a saying that, “university students are the conscience of society, and the eyes of the times.”
SRC urges all UTARians to pay attention to the current affairs happening around us. We, the SRC
believe that being university students, we should be more perceptive of people, places and issues
around us, and learn to think critically to create a voice for good changes when necessary.

Besides, we firmly believe that a university is also a place to shape future leaders and equip them
with the right knowledge and experience to be even better persons. Therefore, we hope that you
will have the courage and ability to think critically, judge fairly and make informed decisions in all
that you do so that you can become positive citizens of good changes in society and be good role
models for others.

Last but not least, we wish you all the best and have an amazing journey ahead in UTAR!

Best Regards,
Student Representative Council 2020/2021
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

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UTAR MANAGEMENT
                                                                    YEAR 2021

                                                            Prof. Ir. Dr. Ewe Hong Tat
                                                                      President

 Ir. Prof. Dr. Yow Ho Kwang         Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abd Rahman           Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Keong                    Ms. Yim Lin Heng
        Vice President                        Vice President                           Vice President                            Registrar
   Internationalisation and           R&D and Commercialisation                Student Development and                       Registrar’s Office
 Academic Development                                                                Alumni Relations

     Dr. Sia Bee Chuan                    Dr. Lee Lai Meng                        Dr. Au Yong Hui Nee                   Dr. David Tneh Cheng Eng
            Dean                                 Dean                                     Dean                                     Dean
Faculty of Accountancy and             Faculty of Arts and Social            Faculty of Business and Finance           Faculty of Creative Industries
       Management                               Science

   Dr. Yap Vooi Voon                     Prof. Ir. Dr. Goi Bok Min                Ts. Dr. Liew Soung Yue                    Emeritus Prof. Dr.
           Dean                                     Dean                                    Dean                           Cheong Soon Keng
Faculty of Engineering and                  Lee Kong Chian                      Faculty of Information and                        Dean
   Green Technology                    Faculty of Engineering and              Communication Technology                  Faculty of Medicine and
                                                   Science                                                                  Health Sciences

                         Dr. Lim Tuck Meng                      Dr. Chong Siou Wei              Ir. Prof. Dr. Rajkumar a/l Durairaj
                                Dean                                    Dean                                    Dean
                         Faculty of Science                Institute of Chinese Studies           Academic Quality Assurance
                                                                      Director
                                                                 Mencius Institute
                                                                 拉曼大學孟子學院
                                                                        Head
                                                          Min-nan Cultural Studies Unit

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UTAR MANAGEMENT
                                                               YEAR 2021

                  Ms. Melissa Stefanie Netto                   Ts. Tan Lee Siew                          Dr. Yong Thian Khok
                            Director                                Director                                    Director
                 Centre for Foundation Studies           Centre for Foundation Studies            Institute of Postgraduate Studies
                    Sungai Long Campus                        Kampar Campus                                  and Research

       Dr. Lai Soon Onn                   Ms. Marchie Lim Pin Sim                         Ms. Loh Lee Mooi                        Ms. Ang Suan Sim
            Director                               Director                                    Director                              Director
 Division of Community and              Division of Human Resource                       Division of Finance                          Library
  International Networking

     Dr. Tan Kee Kong                      Mr. Chai Kam Weng                   Puan Nik Zaitun binti Nik Salleh                Ms. Ong Soo Weon
   Sungai Long Campus                             Director                               Director                                     Director
   Administration Director            IT Infrastructure and Support              Division of Examinations,                    Division of Corporate
                                                  Centre                         Awards and Scholarships                    Communication and Public
                                                                                                                                     Relations

     Mr. Lee Choy Fong                      Mr. Teoh Boon Chiat                      Ms. Lim Guat Yen                            Ms. Loh Siaw Yien
           Director                               Director                                 Director                                   Director
   Division of Programme                Software Development and                  Centre for Corporate and                 Division of Quality Assurance
          Promotion                     Multimedia Services Centre                Community Development

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                                                             YEAR 2021

          Mr. Tan Enk Purn                Mr. Tan Kee Chuan             Ir. Dr. Lim Jee Hock                Mr. Lim Swea Jen
               Director                         Director                          Director             Head Department of Alumni
   Division of Strategy Planning,     Division of Admissions and      Centre for Extension Education    Relations and Placement
Performance Monitoring and Audit           Credit Evaluation                                              Head of Department
                                                                                                               Chancellery

    Ms. Loh Nyuk Leung                 Mr. Chiang Jeng Fong                Mr. Foo Wai Wai                  Mr. Ngan Mun Wai
           Head                                Head                             Head                              Head
Department of Student Affairs       Department of Student Affairs     Department of International        Department of International
   Sungai Long Campus                    Kampar Campus                    Student Services                   Student Services
                                                                        Sungai Long Campus                   Kampar Campus

      Ms. Fook Oi Yee                  Ms. Hee Chwen Yee              Encik Zainudin Bin Mustaffa         Mr. Wong Kean Loong
            Head                             Head                                Head                             Head
   Department of Soft Skills          Department of Soft Skills     Department of Safety & Security    Department of Safety & Security
       Competency                         Competency                    Sungai Long Campus                   Kampar Campus
    Sungai Long Campus                  Kampar Campus

    Mr. Chan Ngai Yeen              Ir. Abdul Majid Bin Mohd Gani         Mr. Foo Cher Siang                Mr. Yee Sook Heng
            Head                                 Head                            Head                              Head
   Department of Estates &              Department of Estates &     Department of General Services     Department of General Services
         Facilities                             Facilities              Sungai Long Campus                   Kampar Campus
    Sungai Long Campus                      Kampar Campus
                                            Project Manager
                                         (UTAR Hospital Project)

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STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
                             KAMPAR CAMPUS 2020/2021

Chairperson             : Ng Ke Long            Auditor    : Lian Zhi Yee
Vice Chairperson        : Vivian Su Zhi Chi     Auditor    : Sooi Wen Yua
Secretary               : Kan Purple
Treasurer               : Vanisha Vadivel
Faculty Representative : Lee Jia Chie           Faculty Representative : Suganya A/P
(FAS)                                           (FSC)                   Bala Subramaniam
Faculty Representative : Lau Pea Chun           Faculty Representative : Sivamegen A/L
(FBF)                                           (FEGT)                   Sivam
Faculty Representative : Tan Jing Jie           Faculty Representative : Jonathan Pang
(FICT)                                          (ICS)                    Le Tian

International Student Representative : Chen Jiayi

Campus Wide Representatives:
Amrit Singh Balleh                              Lai Jun Khai
Eric Sew Ching Onn                              Loh Yan Qing
Huan Jun Wei

   utarsrc.kpr@gmail.com                 SRC UTAR Kampar

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                             SUNGAI LONG CAMPUS 2020/2021

Chairperson            : Koh Ling Xian         Auditor      : Jack Eng Jian Yee
Vice Chairperson       : Yong Jian Ann         Auditor      : Liow Ke Qian
Secretary              : Yap Jun Yan
Treasurer              : Choo Yung Kang
Faculty Representative : Chow Leong Sin        Faculty Representative : Hoong De Shan
(LKC FES)                                      (FAM)
Faculty Representative : Vanessa Ng Kah        Faculty Representative : Chiew Jie Xiang
(FCI)                    Shien                 (FMHS)

International Student Representative : Bryant Liemanto Sanjaya

Campus Wide Representatives:
Chin Kah Shen                                  Tang Jieyee
Chin Pei Yee                                   Wong Li Ye
Joey Pay Jie Yi
    SRC UTAR Sungai Long                                          srcsl.2021@gmail.com

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COUNSELLING AND GUIDANCE UNIT
                                  DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

OBJECTIVE

The Counselling and Guidance Unit aims to promote psychological and emotional growth by
empowering and equipping students through our counselling services:

     Personal Growth Series                   Academic Excellence Series                   Career Development
                                                                                                  Series

Self-concept, Self-acceptance, Self-               Academic goal setting                     Career exploration
      esteem, Self-confidence

  Family/ Interpersonal relationship        Attitudes that contribute to lifelong      Career planning and goal setting
                                                          learning

     Emotional/ Life Adjustment                         Learning style                       Career preparation

  Mental Health/ Crisis and Trauma            Study skills for improving learning

       Personal issues/ Others

SERVICES PROVIDED
  Category            Type                                               Description

                                       We provide caring and confidential counselling on a one-on-one basis.
                   Individual           Students with career, academic and personal issues are welcome to
                                                walk-in or make appointment to see our counsellors.
Counselling
                                         We offer group counselling to small groups of students. The group
                      Group             members recognise and understand the issues, and overcome their
                                                problems through discussion and mutual support.

                                       The peer Helping Programme is designed to provide students with basic
                  Peer Helping          counselling skills. The purpose is to equip and empower UTAR students,
                  Programme            to provide a listening-ear and pastoral care to their fellow students and
                                                  the community through mutual-help relationship.
Programme
                                            The Peer Mentoring Programme is a “Senior Guiding Junior”
                                       programme which serves as a connecting bridge between seniors and
                     Peer
                                       university’s freshmen. The senior provide guidance to the freshmen by
                   Mentoring               sharing their valuable experience in adapting to campus life.
                  Programme
                                                               PMP Kampar: cgukpr@utar.edu.my
                                                              PMP Sungai Long: cgusl@utar.edu.my

                                        Wellness campaigns are specially tailored to raise awareness among
                    Wellness             students in psychological well-being. There are interactive booths
Campaign                                 activities and series of talks to facilitate the student for meaningful
                   Campaign              learning in strengthen their emotional resiliency and psychological
                                                                      development.

               Career       This workshop is typically provided for students who are indecisive in
                              their choice of field of study career. The workshop helps them to
Workshop      Guidance
                           discover their interest, ability and personality in order to determine the
              Workshop                       fields best suited to their personality.
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Category       Type                                        Description

                             The workshop will revolve around understanding more about yourself,
            Personality
                            understanding what to research on and the process of decision making,
            and Career
                              as well as the first step towards finding a job for graduating students.

                                Learning is a change in a person that comes about as a result of
                                experience. Learning takes place constantly, every day of lives.
           Learning and
                              Learning and Study Skills Workshop aims to expose the knowledge of
            Study Skills
                            human learning patterns and behaviours, and equip students to acquire
                                                       new learning habits.

                                The EQ Workshop is conducted by using the LEONARD Personality
                             Inventory (LPI) to profile students’ personality with the aim to help them
                EQ
                            to understand their own behaviours as well as others’, besides fostering a
                                                    better teamwork with others.

              Stress            Coming to the changing on new university environment, stress is
           Management       unavoidable, through this workshop, student will be able to understand
               and           stress and learn how to manage stress more effectively. We will learn
            Relaxation         ways to manage stress through cognitive and relation techniques.

Workshop
                              This is a self awareness and development workshop designed for the
                            student to find out their personality and how it helps in communication,
            Personality
                              problem solving, leadership skills, and for further individual and team
                                                          development.

                            Expressive art incorporate elements of movement, art, music, sound and
                              writing to facilitate psychological, physical and spiritual wellness. By
                              engaging in the art making activity, students participate in their own
           Expressive Art
                              personal growth and healing. Expressive Art Therapy is an alternative
                            path for self exploration and communication that allow students to be
                                                     in touch with their inner self.

                               The Journey to Intimacy programme is designed to help University
            Journey to      students who are single or in relationships to explore and learn about the
             Intimacy       meaning of love. It can also benefit students in enhancing their intimate
                                       relationship and develop conflict resolution skills.

                               Movies reflect human characteristics, emotion and thinking in an
              Movie         expressively artistic way. The Movie Review session is aimed to sharpen
              Review          students’ observation skills and to deepen their insight towards the
                                                   diversity of human behaviour.

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COUNSELLING AND GUIDANCE UNIT
                               DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                        TIPS FOR ADJUSTING TO UNIVERSITY LIFE

                                                                              SAFETY
  √    Careful Budgeting
  √    Constructive self-talk                              Try to walk with a group of people, avoid
           Battling Perfectionism.                             walking alone.
           Participate in on-campus activities.            Vary your route of travelling.
           Good friendships aren’t made over               Only carry essential card & small amount
           night.                                              of money.
  √    Managing Your Time                                  Don’t ask others to help you to withdraw
       (Prioritising, Scheduling, Implementing)                money from the ATM.
  √    Maintaining effective health buffer                 Be alert when stranger approaches you
      (Exercise, nutrition, sleep and health                   for direction/ information.
      pleasure)                                            If a bag snatcher snatches your bags—do
  √    Don't expect your roommate to be your                   not resist. It is better to lose your bag
       best friend                                             than your life.
  √    Homesickness is a temporary feeling for             If you suspected you are being followed,
       most students. Give yourself some time to               keep looking behind you, so that the
       adjust to your new surroundings                         person knows you can’t be surprised.
  √    You may benefit from talking to a                   If you are catching a bus, try to check the
       counsellor with professional training in                schedule earlier, so that you will not
       helping students in adjusting to the                    be waiting at the bus stop for long
       university environment.                                 time.

For further information, please contact:
                                                How to overcome with challenges:

                                                    FACE IT
                                                                         We need to overcome
                                                   ACCEPT IT
                                                                          difficulties; not to be
                                                DEAL WITH IT              overcome by them.
       Hotline (+6016) 210-0864

                                                   LET IT GO

                                           EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HOTLINE               TEL NO.

                                            Befrienders                           03-7956 8144 / 8145
                                            Mitraline
       Hotline (+6016) 210-0862            - Sunday - Friday: 8.00pm - 10.00pm 03-7981 5300 / 5301
                                            For counselling appointment       03-7865 3782
                                            Lifeline
                                           Monday - Friday: 7.00pm - 10.00pm; 03-4265 7995
                                           Saturday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

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SPORTS AND RECREATION UNIT
                                    DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

 UTAR emphasises the “nurturing and holistic development of the individual towards nation
 building”. In line with this, UTAR encourages students to participate in extra curricular activities
 with the objectives of:
    Promoting awareness and appreciation of a broad range of interest and activities
    Developing leadership skills
    Developing team work
    Developing discipline and responsibility
    Providing a platform for students with common interests to network and to enhance their
     ability and talents
 Students are encouraged to extend their learning opportunities beyond the lecture room and to
 take advantages of extra-curricular and sports activities available to improve their social,
 communication and leadership skills. Students are encouraged to attend regular talks, seminars
 and workshops conducted by successful industry professionals, entrepreneurs and academic
 from local and foreign institutions of higher learning to get a first-hand account of their
 experiences and knowledge.

 SPORTS & RECREATION UNIT (SRU)
 SRU strives to organise sports and recreational activities for the students. It also provides assistance to students
 on the booking of sports facilities and consultation on sports activities. Students get to play and involve
 themselves in organising annual friendly games / competitions which include the Sports Festival, Sports
 Carnival, Clash of UTARians and Trekathon. The University also receives external invitations from other colleges,
 universities and the Sports Division of the Ministry of Education (which include MASISWA & SUKIPT Games). We
 are always scouting for talented students who are state or national players to represent UTAR. Our most active
 sports include Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Table Tennis, Futsal, Soccer, Swimming, Bowling, Tug-
 of-War, Taekwondo/Karate, Wushu, Hapkido, Dodgeball, Frisbee and Track & Field events.

 It is important to fill-up the talent survey form and submit it to the Department of Student Affairs
 (DSA) so that your talents can be discovered by the University. Sport facilities are also available for use by UTAR
 students and staff at reasonable rates or free of charge. Various recreation equipment and games such as
 Boggle, Carom, Chinese Chess, International Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly and Table-Tennis can be borrowed
 for free from the Gym.

              Please visit

      http://www.utar.edu.my

 Home > Students > Student Affairs >
 Sports and Recreation Unit for more
information and the latest Gym and
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       Sports Facility schedules
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STUDENT SERVICES UNIT
                                       DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                                          ACCOMODATION LISTINGS
The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) has compiled a list of accommodation options within the vicinity of the
campuses. This includes single and double-story houses, flats, apartments and condominiums. DSA staff will assist
the students in obtaining the above mentioned accommodation list upon request.

 Please scan for more details :

                       Sungai Long Campus                                     Kampar Campus

                      https://dsa.sl.utar.edu.my/                        https://dsa.kpr.utar.edu.my/
                        Accommodation.php                                Accommodation-Listing.php

                                       Advertise in the Accommodation List
    If you would like to advertise in our accommodation list (the service is provided free of charge), please fill in
  the form together with your photocopy of IC and submit the items to the Department of Student Affairs via the
                                               methods listed below:

         Submit the form at the Department of Student Affairs Office Ground floor, KB Block, UTAR Sungai Long Campus
                                                              OR

                                              Email to dsa@utar.edu.my

                                              Cafeteria & Push Cart

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STUDENT SERVICES UNIT
                  DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                        Locker Rental Service

                                                Registration for lockers may be
                                                 made at DSA, renewed every
                                                 trimester
                                                Payment for deposit and rental
                                                 can be made at the Division of
                                                 Finance
                                                Please approach DSA – Student
                                                 Services Unit for full terms and
                                                 conditions of locker usage

   Sungai Long Campus                            Kampar Campus

   https://dsa.sl.utar.edu.my/              https://dsa.kpr.utar.edu.my/
       Locker_Rental.php                      booth-locker-rental.php

        Transportation                             Transportation
           Services                                   Services
       KAMPAR CAMPUS                             SG LONG CAMPUS

Please scan for more details :           Please scan for more details :

  https://dsa.kpr.utar.edu.my/               https://dsa.sl.utar.edu.my/
  Transportation-Services.php               Transportation-Services.php

    Remarks : For your information the bus fare is at RM0.80 per trip.

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STUDENT SERVICES UNIT
                                   DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                      Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy
                             Please scan the QR code for more information:

                        Kampar Campus                              Sg Long Campus
The Group Personal Accident (GPA) insurance policy covers all registered local students of UTAR (the insured persons)
in both Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus.

The scope of cover of this insurance is against accidents due to violent, external and visible means round the clock
anywhere in the world resulting in death or permanent disablement with the coverage as follows:

  22 ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021
STUDENT SERVICES UNIT
                                     DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                                  UTAR VEHICLE STICKER
                                            Rules and Regulations

              Illegal selling/buying AND Misused of UTAR vehicle stickers

Only vehicles with valid UTAR vehicle sticker or other relevant permit/pass are allowed to enter and/or park
inside the Campus.

UTAR vehicle stickers are to be used by the designated vehicles only and cannot be assigned to other vehicles
["Not Transferable"] .

Selling of the stickers and/or buying the stickers from other sources such as Facebook or third parties
are illegal and it is a serious offence. UTAR is now taking serious action against those found guilty of this
offence.

Students who are involved in selling or buying the stickers or allowed the stickers to be used by other vehicles
will be charged, among others, under Section 6(2) of Student Code of Conduct ["the Code"] which states that:
-

"A student shall not violate any provision of any written law, whether within or outside the campus."

Student who are involved in amending or falsifying the stickers will be charged under Section 25.5 of Student
Code of Conduct which states that :-

"Making, possessing, or using any falsified, torn or defaced University document or record; altering any
University document or record, University vehicle sticker etc. is an offence."

Should the student found guilty, the student may be subjected to suspension of study.

                 FAKE VEHICLE STICKERS AND FAKE MEDICAL CHITS (M.C.)
The University takes serious view on the issue of fake vehicle stickers and fake medical chits.
With IMMEDIATE EFFECT, students who are found guilty:
(a)     of involving in the selling of fake vehicle stickers / fake medical chits will be TERMINATED from their studies
(b)     of involving in the buying of fake stickers / fake medical chits will be SUSPENDED from their studies (the
        period of suspension will be determined at the relevant Disciplinary Committee)

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Outbound Student Mobility https://studentmobility.utar.edu.my/
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24 ORIENTATION        MAY 2021
               MAY / JUNE 2021
STUDENT DRESS CODE
                                 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

UTAR students shall be decently or appropriately attired while attending Lecture, Tutorial, Examination, Class,
Workshop or while involving or attending any activities either inside or outside the campus while present in any
part of the campus.

Students who do not dress appropriately will be barred from entering the University premises WITH IMMEDIATE
EFFECT. Repeated offences will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

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STUDENT DRESS CODE
                                      DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

                       General Guidelines for Student Dress Code

A. Clothing                                                    3. Pants, Slacks and Skirts
   1. Clothing MUST NOT be:                                       i. NO shorts and NO ¾ pants.
      i. Ripped, torn, or contains noticeable holes.              ii. NO mini-skirts and NO tight skirts.
      ii. Soiled, stained, odorous or wet.                        iii. Dress and skirts length should NOT be shorter
      iii. Excessively short, tight, or revealing.                     than 2 inches above knees.
                                                                  iv. NO torn attire.
  2. Shirts                                                       v. Pants/ Jeans should be ankle length.
     i. NO tubes, halter tops.
     ii. Spaghetti straps and shoulder straps should be      B. Footwear
          at least 2 inches wide.                                 i. NO flip flops, NO Japanese slippers as well as
     iii. NO T-shirts/ shirts with offensive words, terms,            NO house slippers.
          logos, pictures, cartoons or slogans.                   ii. Sandals/Shoes WITH STRAPS are allowed.
     iv. Necklines should NOT be more than one palm
          width below the collar bone.                       C. Review and Revision
     v. Navel, midriff and back should NOT be exposed.            The University reserves the right to rescind and/or
                                                                  amend the student’s dress code at any time.

   For Sports Activities
   (Effective from Mon - Fri 6pm - 9pm / Weekend)
   (a) Proper sports attire ( T-shirts, Shorts/track bottom) should be worn.
   (b) Students should follow normal dress code while attending academic activities (lecture, tutorial, practical,
   test, examination, library, teaching laboratory).

  26 ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
                                    DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

1. How do I get my Permanent Student ID Card when students are allowed to go back to campus?
   Please      refer     the      latest   collection      schedule     a nd    venue announced               at:
   ITISC website: https://itisc.utar.edu.my/Collection-of-Student-ID-Card.php .

2. How to replace my Permanent Student ID Card?
    Replacement due to expiry/damage/lost/etc. is subject to the charges scheme imposed by the
    University. Payment (with supporting document eg. police report, if applicable) can only be made at the
    counter of DFN (Division of Finance).

   With the payment receipt, the replacement card can be made and collected on the spot at:
         Kampar Campus: Room A170 (1st floor of Heritage Building)
         Sungai Long Campus: Room KB1009 (10th floor of KB Block)

3. What should I do if I lost my belongings?
   Please proceed to the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) to report your lost item. If it is found, you
   will be contacted accordingly.

4. I would like to go to the gym for workout. What should I do?
   The gym is usually open i.e. from 10am to 8pm on Monday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm on Friday and 10am
   to 2pm on Saturday for Sungai Long Campus; from 10.40am to 7.15pm on Monday to Friday and 8am to
   5pm on Saturday for Kampar Campus, with one day is dedicated as Ladies Day at both campuses, etc.

  Please submit the gym coupon with your ID to the gym counter to register and to gain locker
  access. Each coupon can be purchased for RM2.00 per session (2 hours) from the Division of Finance.
  Proper workout attire is required (Jeans, open-toed shoes, dress shoes, boots, slippers, sandals or bear feet
  are not allowed).

  The gym operation in Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus is subject to the latest SOP by the
  authorities. So, before you head to the gym, please contact the SRU Officer at Department of Student
  Affairs or email to dsa@utar.edu.my .

5. How do I obtain counseling services?
   Please approach DSA from 8.30am to 5.30pm to make an appointment with your respective counsellor in
   advance through online application. The application can be reached through an online appointment
   application form. Counseling services are free of charge and available to all students who seek for better
   self-understanding and life adjustment. You can be doing fine in university and still obtain counseling
   services for greater personal growth and understanding.
   The Counseling Unit also organises activities, training and workshops for community awareness,
   interpersonal skills and personal development from time to time.

  Sungai Long Campus
  Email: cgusl@utar.edu.my
  Facebook page: UTAR Counselling and Guidance Unit, Sungai Long Campus
  Online registration link:- https://bit.ly/cguslonline (Sungai Long Campus)

  Kampar Campus:-
  Email: cgukpr@utar.edu.my
  Facebook page: UTAR Counselling & Guidance Unit, Kampar Campus
  Online registration link:- https://bit.ly/cgukpronline (Kampar campus)

  *(For Counselling session only)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
                          DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

  6. How do I join as a member of a club or society?
     Most Clubs and Societies Recruitment Drives are conducted during the first month of every
     new trimester, registration is at RM10.00 per club/society. Renewal of membership is required
     for those who are advance their programme in the University, i.e. from Foundation Studies to
     Bachelor’s Degree.

    Most club/societies accept new members during the Recruitment Drive every trimester
    (usually Week 2). This would be the best time to check out all the active societies on campus.
    There is no limit on how many clubs/societies you join as long as you can manage.

  IMPORTANT: Your membership should appear in the UTAR Student Portal after registration.
  Please check your status and report to DSA immediately shall there be unnecessary delays,.

  7. How do I join activities/events on campus?
     Most activities/events are hosted either by the University (Academic Faculty, Department/
     Centre) or a student body (Club/society, Student Representative Council, Final Year Project).
     Upcoming events are usually publicized on notice boards, mail master, student portal
     announcement and the UTAR website. Please refer to the person-in-charge or organizer to
     identify where to register or obtain more information on an event if interested.

  8. Can I receive parcels/mails on campus?
     You may address deliveries (personal/online shopping) under your own name to the E-
     Commerce Delivery Centre located at North Lobby, KA Block (SL Campus) and KMG1,
     Student Pavilion II (KPR Campus).

    Please register an account at https://dcc.utar.edu.my/e-commerce-delivery-centre/. Each
    parcel received will be subject to a service charge of RM0.50, and you will receive an email
    notification if you have any deliveries arriving at the centre.

  9. How do I get information/provide feedback/report problems?
     Each campus has an elected Student Representative Council (SRC) that functions to serve
     the community. You may ask questions/provide feedback via the SRC (refer to the
     respective portfolios on their contacts). For general enquiries/concerns, you may approach
     DSA (we will redirect to the appropriate office/department) or your respective Faculty
     General Office (FGO) for academic matters (i.e. timetables, add/drop/transfer, leave of
     absence).

    Alternatively, you may also provide feedback via your Student Portal (please state category/
    details accurately) where the management will respond to you accordingly.

28 ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021
SAFETY REMINDERS
                            DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

 Unauthorized Soliciting
        Be wary of any stranger trying to offer you any product/services/advice of any kind.
        Such individuals are likely to be operating illegally without any authorization from any
         legal body. You have the right to demand for their credentials and report their
         presence to the security guards (on campus) or to the Student Representative
         Council (SRC).
        It is strongly recommended to ignore such individuals and walk away. You are
         personally responsible for any dealings with them at your own risk.

 Personal Valuables
        Always keep your valuables attended to (i.e. Phone/Wallet) as they are your personal
         responsibility.
        The University shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings
         inside or outside the campus.

 Personal Safety
        Always be wary of your surroundings when walking/travelling outside campus.
        Be especially careful of dark alleys or areas and avoid walking alone especially at
         night.
        If you observe any suspicious individual in the vicinity, please report them to our
         security guards or the Student Representative Council (SRC).

 Accommodation
        Accommodation agreements are bound solely between the tenant and landlord.
         The University may provide advice, but shall not be legally involved in any tenancy
         arrangement for students.
        Do not rent a room/unit without obtaining a signed and stamped Tenancy
         Agreement with receipts for any form of payment to the agent/landlord.
        Always inspect your room/unit personally before accepting or paying any deposit.
        Be wary of units with additional/extra partitions/rooms. Such partitions are usually
         installed illegally to increase the number of tenants, but can be a serious fire hazard
         and may be unsuitable/congested for living in. You may report any unauthorized
         partitioning to the local city council.

If in doubt, please contact the Student Representative Council (SRC), Department of
Student Affairs (DSA) for general matters or the Department of Safety & Security (DSS)
     for safety/security/emergencies to get assistance/report suspicious behavior.

   Emergency contacts are available on the back cover of this booklet.

                                                         ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021       29
HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE FOR UTARIANS

      Fostering inclusivity to develop interpersonal and social skills        Building a well-balanced lifestyle
                                                                               through sports and recreational
                                                                                          activities

Department of Soft Skills Competency (DSSC)
offers short programmes to equip students with the
necessary soft skills and life skills to enhance their
competitive edge in the job market and excel in life.

                   Attaining academic excellence, problem solving and        DSA Sports and Recreation
                                    analytical skills                        Unit
                                                                             provides recreational
                                                                             activities and organises
                                                                             competitive sports
                                                                             activities.

Handling life’s challenges, building

                                             HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE
    strong relationships, and
   recovering from setbacks

                                                                 FOR
                                                            UTAR STUDENTS

DSA Counselling and                              Raising awareness and promote sustainable ways through
Guidance Unit                                                 better environmental practices
encourages personal,
emotional and career
development via
counselling services and
self-development
programmes.
                                       Department of Student Affairs
                                       also organises green campaign and other environmental
                                       activities.

         To lead, inspire and influence others
                                                            DSA Clubs and Societies Unit
                                                            helps to develop teamwork and
                                                            leadership skills among the students while
                                                            promoting awareness in a broad range
                                                            of interest and activities.
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DEPARTMENT OF SOFT SKILLS COMPETENCY

The Department of Soft Skills Competency (DSSC) offers short programmes to equip students with the
necessary soft skills and life skills to enhance their competitive edge in the job market and to excel in life. It
also coordinates the University's compulsory unit on co-curricular.

With its vision of providing holistic education, the University looks beyond developing students academically by
providing them with other skills that enhance their contributions to the workplace and society.

Soft skills are essential skills in the workplace. Students with excellent soft skills can fit into most environments
because they are adaptable, committed and persevering, and display the right attitude. Such qualities cut
across all disciplines. In order to perform well and advance in one's career, one needs to have high levels of
soft skills in dealing with people. In short, technical skills need to be complemented with soft skills.

Soft skills take years to develop. Students are therefore encouraged to start developing their soft skills while
pursuing their academic study. DSSC engages experienced trainers and also collaborates with organisation in
public and private sectors to conduct the following key areas of soft skills and life skills programmes for
students:
                I.     Communication and Language Skills
                II.    Cognitive Skills
                III.   Complex Problem Solving
                IV.    Critical Thinking
                V.     Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Teamwork Skills
                VI.    Moral and Professional Ethics
                VII.   Leadership Skills
                VIII. Lifelong Learning & Information Management
                IX.    Entrepreneurship Skills
                X.     Digital Literacy

DSSC also organises a wide range of activities such as Speakers' Corner, UTAR New Village Community Project,
and Overseas Study Tours and Student Exchange Programmes.

With effect from January 2009, UTAR has introduced the UTAR SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (USSDC),
a certification system to recognise students' achievements and efforts to improve themselves in the above
areas of soft skills and life skills.

                                   For more information, please visit:

                                       https:// softskill.utar.edu.my/

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UTAR SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
                                        (USSDC)
                           DEPARTMENT OF SOFT SKILLS COMPETENCY

32 ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021
UTAR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME
                                        (UTAR CARE PROGRAMME)
                                     DEPARTMENT OF SOFT SKILLS COMPETENCY

UTAR Community and Voluntary Engagement Programme (UTAR CARE Programme) was introduced in
January 2021 onwards as an effort to cultivate and recognise students’ contribution and efforts in community
and voluntary projects.

The UTAR CARE transcript will record students’ contribution in community / volunteering projects within their
study period in UTAR (from Foundation Studies to Postgraduate Studies), which includes University Social
Responsibility (USR) projects, Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP), Student-initiated Community Project and
Voluntary Services to the university.

The new system is expected to increase the participation of students in Community Outreach Project/
Voluntary Work. With the 5 tiers in the new grading system, the students will have targets and motivation to
earn service hours to reach the highest tier (Tier 5) before their completion of study.

Objectives:
New System
 UTAR CARE Programme represents a new system that recognize students’ achievement toward
   community engagement.
Developing interpersonal skills
 Undergraduates who have a high level of involvement in community service would show positive
   changes in behavior, values, aspirations and career preparation. From the social aspect, they also learn
   empathy, positive attitude and higher level of internalized moral standards. Volunteering also gives
   students the opportunity to practice crucial skills to better prepare them for the future workplace, such as
   teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task manage- ment and organization skills.
Real World Learning
   Students are given opportunities to experience out-of-the-classroom learning, where they are exposed to
    the current issues faced by the communities in the real world.
Expanding Network
   Students are also given a platform to expand their network with various parties such as the local
    communities, local authorities, NGOs, government agencies and even industry players.
Enhancing Employability
   Many companies have a strong social responsibility core and showing one’s charitable side displays a
    good cultural fit. Candidates who volunteer stand out in a positive way because their passion and
    involvement with community is evident. Volunteering can add depth to a candidate’s experience and
    help one to stand out.
Grading system

   * In order to obtain a 5‐star rating, students must join at least 1 community activity from each category of
        SDGs below:
   I.        People, Dignity, Justice (SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
   II.       Planet (SDGs 6, 12, 13, 14, 15)
   III.      Prosperity (SDGs 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
   IV.       Peace, Partnership (SDGs 16,17)
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UTAR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME
                                           (UTAR CARE PROGRAMME)
                                         DEPARTMENT OF SOFT SKILLS COMPETENCY

REGISTRATION FOR UTAR CARE PROGRAMME
STEP 1: Visit https://www.utar.edu.my/              STEP2: Key in User ID & Password
Log in to UTAR Portal

STEP 3: Select UTAR Care under Info Menu            STEP 4: Please read the details of UTAR Care and click
                                                               “Registration of UTAR CARE”

STEP 5: Check personal’s details and read the terms   STEP 6: Check your personal particulars before click “UPDATE”
and conditions of UTAR CARE, then click on all boxes
to accept the terms and conditions and click “Register”

  34 ORIENTATION MAY / JUNE 2021
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
                    DIVISION OF EXAMINATIONS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

UTAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TOP ACHIEVERS
UTAR Degree Programme
   Name of
                                                          Eligibility Criteria                                         Awards
   Awards
                   * STPM 4A’s; or
                   * A Level: 4A’s; or
                   * UEC: 8 A’s or
                   * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects; or
Full Tuition Fee                                                                                                     100% tuition
                   * South Australian Matriculation/ equivalent ATAR> 95; or
 Scholarship                                                                                                         fees waiver
                   * International Baccalaureate (IB): 7 points for every subject of 6 subjects (not
                      including bonus point); or
                   * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.9000 and above; or                          All results
                   * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.9000 and above           must be
                                                                                                       obtained
                   * STPM 3A’s; or                                                                      in one
                   * A Level: 3A’s; or                                                                  sitting.
                   * UEC: 7A’s or
                   * Canadian Pre-University: 90% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects; or
Half Tuition Fee                                                                                                      50% tuition
                   * South Australian Matriculation/ equivalent: ATAR> 90; or
 Scholarship                                                                                                         fees waiver
                   * International Baccalaureate (IB): 7 points for every subject of 5 subjects (not
                      including bonus point); or
                   * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.8000 to 3.8999
                   * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.8000 to 3.8999
UTAR Medical and Health Sciences Programmes      —   MBBS
   Name of
                                                          Eligibility Criteria                                         Awards
   Awards
                 * STPM 4A’s; or
                 * A Level: 4A’s; or
                 * UEC: 8A’s or
                 * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects; or
                 * South Australian Matriculation/ equivalent: ATAR> 95; or
                 * International Baccalaureate (IB): 7 points for every subject of 6 subjects (not     All results
                   including bonus point); or                                                          must be
15% Tuition Fee                                                                                                       15% tuition
                 * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.9000 and above                                obtained
  Scholarship                                                                                                        fees waiver
                 * English Language Proficiency: MUET band score of 4 or better, or IELTS average       in one
                   band score of 6.5 or better                                                          sitting.
                 * Combined annual income of the applicant/applicant’s spouse/applicant’s
                   parents should not exceed RM50,000
                 * Interview: Applicants will be interviewed by UTAR Student Scholarships and Loans
                   Committee. Decision of the Committee is final
                 * Maximum of three (3) scholarships are to be offered
UTAR Medical and Health Sciences Programmes — Other than MBBS
   Name of
                                                          Eligibility Criteria                                         Awards
   Awards
                   * STPM 4A’s; or
                   * A Level: 4A’s; or
                   * UEC: 8A’s or
                   * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects; or
50% Tuition Fee                                                                                                       50% tuition
                   * South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/ equivalent: ,ATAR> 95; or
  Scholarship                                                                                                        fees waiver
                   * International Baccalaureate (IB): 7 points for every subject of 6 subjects (not
                      including bonus point); or
                                                                                                       All results
                   * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.9000 and above; or
                                                                                                       must be
                   * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.9000 and above
                                                                                                       obtained
                   * STPM 3A’s; or                                                                      in one
                   * A Level: 3A’s; or                                                                  sitting.
                   * UEC: 7A’s or
                   * Canadian Pre-University: 90% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects; or
25% Tuition Fee                                                                                                       25% tuition
                   * South Australian Matriculation/ equivalent: ATAR> 90; or
  Scholarship                                                                                                        fees waiver
                   * International Baccalaureate (IB): 7 points for every subject of 5 subjects (not
                      including bonus point); or
                   * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.8000 to 3.8999
                   * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.8000 to 3.8999

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
                          DIVISION OF EXAMINATIONS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

UTAR FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
   Name of
                                                                        Eligibility Criteria                                                       Awards
   Awards
 Full Tuition Fee                                                                                                                                 100% tuition
                      SPM 8A’s (only A+ & A) / O-Level 8A’s / equivalent and above
  Scholarship                                                                                                                                     fees waiver
 50% Tuition Fee                                                                                                                                   50% tuition
                      SPM 8A’s (A+,A & A-) / O-Level 7A’s / equivalent
   Scholarship                                                                                                                                    fees waiver
                                                                                                                               All results must
 25% Tuition Fee                                                                                                                be obtained        25% tuition
                      SPM 7A’s / O-Level 6A’s / equivalent
   Scholarship                                                                                                                 in one sitting.    fees waiver
 20% Tuition Fee                                                                                                                                   20% tuition
                      SPM 6A’s / O-Level 5A’s / equivalent
   Scholarship                                                                                                                                    fees waiver
 15% Tuition Fee                                                                                                                                   15% tuition
                      SPM 5A’s / O-Level 4A’s / equivalent
   Scholarship                                                                                                                                    fees waiver
UTAR SPORT & TALENT SCHOLARSHIP
  Name of Awards                                                                       Eligibility Criteria
                                 Must excel in particular sport i.e. represented state in MSSM, SUKMA or other national competitions, or the nation in the
       UTAR Sport                international competitions sanctioned by the OCM, NSC, National Sports Federation or other recognized national sports
       Scholarship               authority anytime within the last 2 years of application. The 2-year education is calculated backward from 1 January of the
                                 application year. Ex-National players with outstanding results are also eligible.
                                 Categories of Talent:
                                 * Music (Vocal, Instruments, Composition)
       UTAR Talent
                                 * Theatre (Dance, Drama, Directing, Choreography)
       Scholarship
                                 * Art (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Design, Calligraphy, Photography)
                                 * Writing (Creative Writing, Script Writing, Journalism)
UTAR MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP
         Name of Awards                                                                        Eligibility Criteria
   UTAR - The Star Education Fund             * STPM/ A-Levels or equivalent: 3As, or
                                              * UEC or equivalent: 8As, or
                                              * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects, or
         UTAR - Sin Chew Daily
           Education Fund                     * South Australian Matriculation: A’s for all subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects
                                              * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.9000 and above
         Name of Awards                                                                        Eligibility Criteria
                                              * For Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Chinese Studies students only
                                              * STPM/ A-Levels or equivalent: 4As, or
                                              * UEC or equivalent: 9As, or
      Datuk Sim Mow Yu—UTAR
                                              * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects, or
          Scholarship Fund
                                              * South Australian Matriculation: A's for all subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects, or
                                              * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.8000 and above, or
                                              * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.8000 and above

                                              Selected UTAR Degree Programmes (For details, please refer to https://deas.utar.edu.my/)
                                               * STPM/ A-Levels or equivalent: 4As, or
                                              * UEC or equivalent: 9As, or
                                              * Canadian Pre-University: 95% for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects, or
                                              * South Australian Matriculation: As for all subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects, or
   Tan Sri (Dr) Lim Goh Tong—UTAR             * Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Diploma: CGPA of 3.8000 and above, or
            Scholarship Fund                  * UTAR Foundation Programmes: CGPA of 3.8000 and above

                                              UTAR Foundation Programmes
                                               * SPM 9As & above—100% tuition fees waiver
                                              * SPM 8As—75% tuition fees waiver
                                              * SPM 7As—50% tuition fees waiver

                                              * UEC: minimum of 5Bs in relevant subjects
                                              * Citizen of Malaysia
                                              * Good personality and leadership qualities
                                              * Good extra-curricular activities
        UTAR—UEC Scholarship                  * Obtained admission to UTAR Bachelor’s degree programme except for programmes at Faculty of Medicine
                                                 and Health Sciences
                                              * Not being bonded or receiving any form of financial assistance from any other organisation
                                              * Students from family with lower income will be given preference
                                              * Must be recommended by the Headmaster/Principal of the school

                                               i. Citizen of Malaysia
                                               ii. Newly registered Year 1 student of MBBS programme
                                              iii. Graduate of Foon Yew High School in Johor Bahru and Kulai campuses.
                                              iv. Best result submitted for admission. In case of tie, the Scholarship and Loan Committee, UTAR will then look
                                              at secondary school’s extra-curricular activities to justify eligibility
      Mr. Ng Chin Kiat S.M.J                     v.      Minimum 8 A’s in UEC result
           Scholarship                        vi. Student from family with total monthly income RM10,000 and below will be given preference
                                              vii.     English Language Requirement :
                                              viii. MUET Band 4 or IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 580
                                              ix. Successful candidate will be awarded the scholarship amount RM10,000 in one payment basis.
                                                 x. Successful candidate is required to sign an agreement with the University, one guarantor required for the
                                              said purposes.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
                DIVISION OF EXAMINATIONS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP
     Award                                              Eligibility Criteria

                   * For Foundation programmes only
                   * Citizen of Malaysia
    Choice
                   * Have completed SPM with 5 credits
  Foundation
                   * Has obtained admission to UTAR
Scholarship for
                   * Has not been bonded or received any form of financial assistance from any other
Needy Students
                     organisations
                   * Household income that is less than RM3,000 per month

                   * Must be a Malaysian citizen (17 – 23 years old)
                   * From underprivileged family from a household who earns a gross income of not more
                     than RM5,000 per month
                   * SPM / O Level / Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) / STPM / A Level
                   * Students who obtained admission to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in pursuing
 UTAR JinBodhi
                     full time Foundation or Bachelor programme
    Bursary
                   * Full fees charged for the Foundation or Bachelor programme (up to max RM10,000 per
                     annum)
                   * During the programme of study, the education subsidy recipient is not allowed to
                     receive any
                    scholarship, bursary, award of a monetary nature without prior written consent of UTAR

                   * Malaysian citizen
                   * Outstanding academic results in SPM and STPM or equivalent
    MREPC
                   * Secured placement or currently pursuing undergraduate study programme (Year 1 or 2)
  Scholarship
                     at IPTA/IPTS
                   * Not be in receipt of any other scholarship, financial aid or award

                   * Malaysian Citizen
                   * Minimum 7As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or 5As in Unified Examination Certificate
                     (UEC) 3)
                   * Minimum 2As in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); or 2As in GCE A-Level
                   * Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 in Matriculation/Foundation
                     Studies
 OCBC Public       * Minimum CGPA of 3.50 for existing first year undergraduates
 Scholarship       * Holds leadership positions in extra-curricular activities, societies and clubs in school/
                     university
                   * Possesses a dynamic personality with excellent communication and critical thinking
                     skills
                   * Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship or award from any other organisations
                     and/or institutions
                   * Family household income of below RM5,000 monthly

                   * Minimum 3As & 1B in STPM, CGPA 3.50 and above at Matriculation/Diploma or minimum
 Lion-Parkson         5As in UEC
 Foundation        * Excel in sports and extra-curricular activities
  Scholarship      * Applicants must not be bonded or receiving any form of financial aid or award from
                      other educational institutions or organisations

                   * Must be Malaysian Citizen
                   * Must be admitted or to be admitted for a degree programme in UTAR
 Loo Geok Eng
                   * Must be prepared to be bonded for 3 years after completing the selected programme
  Foundation
                   in UTAR with companies within Kim Loong Resources Berhad Group
  Scholarship
                   * Applicants can be from any year of degree programme in UTAR
                   * Must provide all the details contained in the application form

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