Postgraduate Study - PhD Degree in Malaysia
Previous Next

There is a range of choices of universities and programs for earning a PhD in Malaysia, as the country has grown to be an attractive destination for international students. There are a number of universities that focus on science and technology, among other subjects, and have high quality research programs. Another benefit is that earning a PhD in Malaysia can be a fraction of the price compared to universities in Europe and the US

General requirements for PhD Degree in Malaysia
  • Browse the availability of your research field at the desired university.
  • Provide at least two recommendation letters
  • Write a personal statement.
  • Submit your research proposal.
  • Provide your updated C.V. (if required)
  • Provide a copy of your passport
  • Provide experience letters (if required)
Academic requirements for PhD Degree in Malaysia
  • Provide your Bachelor?s certificate and academic transcripts
  • Provide your Master?s certificates and academic transcripts in addition to thesis (if applicable).
  • Sit an English proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE) and provide your score sheet once released. Below are the standard minimum IELTS scores required by most universities in Malaysia:
Program Minimum Required IELTS Overall Score Minimum Accepted IELTS Overall Score
PhD 6.5 5.5 (Pre-sessional English to be arranged)
*Please note that some majors such as pharmacy and linguistics may require an IELTS overall score of 7.0
Tuition Fees

The average yearly tuition fee of a PhD degree in the Malaysia is $8,000 - $10,000