POSTGRADUATE BY RESEARCH

Taylor's Postgraduate Research Programme faciliatate our students to develop in-deep knowledge and experience within field of study by completing a major research project under the supervision of an academic.

CHECK QUALIFICATIONS

You may check the entry requirements of the programme that you wish to apply here:

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science with CGPA ≥ 2.75 with research project component in related field or 2 years working experience in Science related industry OR

  • Bachelor's degree with 2.50<CGPA<2.75, candidates will be subject to rigorous internal assessment OR

  • All Bachelor's degree with a 2.00 ≤ CGPA < 2.50, recognized by the Malaysian or National Government, AND a minimum of 5 years related working experience OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of the above condition would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MQF) of computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to computing, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 OR

  • A Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MQF) of computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to computing, with CGPA below 3.00 but above 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process OR

  • Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MQF) of computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to computing, with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted.

  • *Candidates without Computing Degree, prerequisite modules in computing will be offered to adequately prepare them.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Science or Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.75 OR

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Science or Technology with 2.50<CGPA<2.75 will be subject to rigorous internal assessment OR

  • All Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Science or Technology with a 2.00≤ CGPA <2.50, recognized by the Malaysian or National Government, AND a minimum of 5 years related work experience OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate. AND

  • Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TOURISM)

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree with CGPA ≥ 2.75 in relevant field OR

  • Bachelor's degree with 2.50<CGPA<2.75 will be subject to rigorous internal assessment OR

  • All Bachelor's degree with a 2.00 ≤ CGPA < 2.50, recognized by the Malaysian or National Government, AND a minimum of 5 years related working experience OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF DESIGN

Entry Requirement

  • A Recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design or a relevant field or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.67 OR

  • A Recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design or a relevant field or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 with three years of working experience in an Art and Design field OR

  • Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution AND

  • Candidates are required to submit proposed study plan AND

  • A Pass in an interview

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF EDUCATION

Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, as accepted by the HEP’s Senate OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in a relevant field.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (PHARMACY)

Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 as accepted by the Senate OR

  • A Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy with CGPA above 2.50 but less than 2.75 can be accepted subjected to a minimum of 2 years working experience in relevant field OR

  • Candidate must be Registered Pharmacist to pursue research in clinical subjects OR

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 paper based or 213 for computer-based (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination. 
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES)

Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy / relevant science discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 as accepted by the Senate OR

  • A Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy y / relevant science discipline with CGPA minimum 2.50 but less than 2.75 can be accepted subjected to a minimum of 2 years working experience in relevant field

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 paper based or 213 for computer-based (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL SCIENCE

Entry Requirement

  • The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Level 6, Malaysian Qualification Framework, MQF) with minimum CGPA of 2.75 (or its equivalent) OR

  • The Bachelor of Science with Hons (Level 6, MQF) in relevant field with CGPA of not less than 2.75 (or its equivalent) OR

  • The Bachelor of Science with Hons (Level 6, MQF) in relevant field with CGPA between 2.50 and 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment (or its equivalent) OR

  • The Bachelor of Science with Hons (Level 6, MQF) in relevant field with CGPA of less than 2.50 and a minimum of 5 years working experience in the related field OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification approved byTaylor's University Senate AND

  • Evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the Degree programme of study AND

  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidates's programme of study of suitability of candidacy in a selection interview by the Faculty members

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 paper based or 213 for computer-based (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) PROGRAMMES
PHD (ARCHITECTURE)

Entry Requirement

  • A Master's Degree (Malaysian Qualification Framework, Level 6) or equivalent (accepted by HEP) in Architecture or related field. Applications are admitted who meet the course requirements and whose research interests match those of an available member of the doctoral faculty. 

  • Candidates are required to submit a statement of purpose of their motivation for engaging in this programme of study. Qualified applicants may be invited to interview with a member of the doctoral faculty.

  • International students must have proof of good proficiency in verbal and written English: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or its equivalent. The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.  
PHD (SCIENCE)

Entry Requirement

  • Masters in the related discipline OR

  • Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (BUSINESS)

Entry Requirement

  • Masters in the related discipline OR

  • Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score)
PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Entry Requirement

  • A Master's Degree (Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF Level 7) in computing or related to computing or any other equivalent qualification from any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate AND
     

  • Candidates must have completed at least 1 of their earlier Degrees (Master's or Bachelor's) in computing or related to computing AND

  • Fulfill English language requirements

  • For International students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD IN DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirement

  • A Recognised Master’s Degree preferably in Art and Design or a relevant field OR
      

  • Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution AND

  • Candidates are required to submit a research proposal AND

  • A Pass in an interview.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD IN ENGINEERING

Entry Requirement

  • Masters in the related discipline OR

  • Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of the above condition would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (EDUCATION)

Entry Requirement

  • Masters in the related discipline OR

  • Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of the condition above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score) The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (FOOD STUDIES)

Entry Requirement

  • Masters degree (Level 7, MQF) or its equivalent as accepted by the Taylor's University Senate 

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 50 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (HOSPITALITY & TOURISM)

Entry Requirement

  • Masters in the related discipline OR 

  • Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate AND

  • Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES)

Entry Requirement

  • A Master's Degree (Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF Level 7) recognised by the University Senate OR
      

  • Any other equivalent qualification (Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF Level 7) recognised by the University Senate

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 600 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (LAW)

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MQF) in Law or Shariah and a Master's Degree (Level 7, MQF) or its equivalent as accepted by the Huigher Education Provider (HEP) Senate
      
  • For postgraduate studies, international students are required to have a score of 550 for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 100 for online TOEFL test or a score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent.

    The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination 
PHD (PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES)

Entry Requirement

  • Master degree in Pharmacy / relevant science discipline OR

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree with CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and achieve outstanding performance in research and conversion assessment with Senate approval OR

  • Any other equivalent qualifications which is recognized by the Malaysian Government
      
  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 paper based or 213 for computer-based (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score) The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.
PHD (MEDICAL SCIENCE)

Entry Requirement

  • The Master's degree (Level 7, MQF) in relevant field OR

  • The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (or its equivalent) / Bachelor of Dentistry (Level 6, MQF) and evidence of postgraduate specialist which is equivalent to Master's Degree (Level 7, MQF) OR

  • Any other equivalent qualification approved byTaylor's University Senate AND

  • Evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the Degree programme of study AND

  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidates's programme of study of suitability of candidacy in a selection interview by the Faculty members

  • For international students: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 paper based or 213 for computer-based (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.

Note: Please consult to Student Recruitment & Experience (Postgraduate) via email post.graduate@taylors.edu.my for qualification verification.

CHECK FOR FUNDING OPTIONS

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIP

You may check the eligibility to apply for scholarships by referring to the details on the 'Postgraduate Funding' page.

ADVICE ON ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION & SCHOLARSHIP

You may also consider making an enquiry with Postgraduate - Enrolment & Advisory Services via email with the documents below for advice on eligibility for admission & scholarship:

DOCUMENTS
  • Curriculum vitae / resume

  • Academic certificates [Bachelor's Degree and / or Master's Degree Certificate]

  • Academic transcripts [Bachelor's Degree and / or Master's Degree Transcript]

  • Preferably with an area of interest and potential supervisor if you are already in communication.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Once your research proposal is accepted and supervisor is confirmed, you may proceed to submit your Application.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Application can be submitted at any time of the year. In order for an application to be assessed, it is important that you submit all the required documents. 

DOCUMENTS

GENERAL FORMS:

FOR MALAYSIAN APPLICANTS

Submit supporting documents

  1. Certified true copies of Bachelor Degree and /  or Master Degree certificates and transcripts (attached English translation if transcripts are in a foreign language)

  2. One (1) certified true copy of identity card (NRIC)

  3. Two (2) passport size photographs

  4. Research Proposal

  5. Curriculum vitae / resume

  6. Two (2) Academic Referee’s Report

  7. One (1) Addendum

  8. Certified true copy of letter of scholarship / sponsorship (if applicable)

  9. Candidate who completed their degree in a language other than English, is required to submit evidence of English competency
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Submit supporting documents

  1. Three (3) copies of certified true copies of Bachelor’s Degree and / or Master Degree certificates and transcripts (attached English translation if transcripts are in a foreign language)

  2. Three (3) copies of passport including BLANK pages, kindly ensure your passport has a minimum of fifteen (15) months validity

  3. Seven (7) passport-sized photographs with white background (3.5 cm (W) x 4.5 cm (H))

  4. Research Proposal

  5. Curriculum vitae / resume

  6. Two (2) Academic Referee’s Report

  7. One (1) Addendum

  8. Certified true copy of letter of scholarship / sponsorship (if applicable)

  9. Candidates who completed their degree in a language other than English is required to submit evidence of English competency

 

Upon acceptance into the programme, International student is required to submit the following documents for student visa application;

  • Pre-arrival Health Examination Report (Click here to download)

  • Payment of RM2,625/USD750 (EMGS Visa Application + Hospitalization and Surgical Insurance Fee + Part of International Student Enrolment Fee) will be required for visa processing (Non-refundable)

VISA APPLICATION

SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Malaysian Immigration Department requires 6 - 8 working weeks to process student visa application. Taylor's International Office will assist international applicants in submitting the necessary application for student visa, upon approval of their application for admission into the postgraduate programme and issuance of Letter of Offer.

CONTACT US

Student Recruitment & Experience (Postgraduate)
Taylor's University, Lakeside Campus
No.1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: (603) 5629 5000
Fax: (603) 5629 5001
Email: post.graduate@taylors.edu.my

Centre for Higher Degrees by Research                                              

Block C, Level 6
Taylor's University, Lakeside Campus
No.1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: (603) 5629 5000
Fax: (603) 5629 5001
Email: chdr@taylors.edu.my

Note: Please send the application package to the address above.