Study Abroad/ Student Exchange Program

What is What is Study Abroad/ Student Exchange Program?

Study Abroad/ Student Exchange program is a program which will allow you to spend one or two semesters at universities abroad and take courses in a regular semester with credit transfer opportunity. Students are encouraged to study at universities partners to all over the world.

What are the differences between a Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program?

Most students who choose to undertake a Student Exchange program will do so on an Exchange-basis, i.e. students study overseas at one of UTM’s many partner universities for one or two semesters. There is, however, also the option of doing a Study Abroad-basis, meaning students study overseas at a non-partner university of their choice. Further differences between the two options are explained below:

Study Abroad program
Student Exchange program

Application Requirements and Eligibility

  1. Registered as an active student at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  2. Must complete two semesters of study in UTM (one year) and must NOT in the last semester of study in UTM
  3. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  4. Possess a good command of the English Language
  5. Have a good health condition
  6. Be physically present in UTM at the time of application
  7. Must agree to enroll at the host institution as described in the program plan
  8. Must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the host institution or placement provider.
  9. Should demonstrate empathy and understanding of cultural difference
  10. Should demonstrate excellent personal skills.
  11. Agree to be responsible for the costs incurred.  The students may seek other sources of sponsors including that provided by UTM to subsidize some expenses including travel, accommodation and insurance.

Application Procedures

Application for Program with Funding
Application for Program without Funding
Important notes

Financial Support from UTM

Important notes

List of Consortiums and External Funding Opportunites

ASEAN International Mobility for student (AIMS)
AMERTA Program
Global Education: Exchanges for Engineers and Entrepreneurs (Ge4)
SHARE Scholarship

Study Abroad/ Student Exchange Opportunities

Czech Republic

Other Opportunities

Student may also seek to join any study abroad/ student exchange program at UTM partner universities from all over the world as below:

Important Information

Need more assistance?

Set your appointment and meet us to get more information:

Every Monday : 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Every Tuesday : 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Location :
UTM International
Block S19, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor

Important Notes

  • Discuss with students’ academic advisor/deputy dean (academic)/dean of the faculty regarding academic matters and subjects selection at host university and receive the acceptance letter from host university before applying to UTM International office
  • Inform parents /guardian about participation in the study abroad/ student exchange program
  • Pay tuition fees at home university (UTM) before departing to host university
  • Student who plan to do the student exchange program to non-partner universities are required to apply at host university by themselves but the approval from UTM for going abroad is COMPULSORY.  Please complete and submit Study Abroad Application Form to UTM International

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