Inbound Internship Programme

Inbound Internship Programme is open to students from our partner institutions or universities to undertake a period of internship at UTAR.

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  1. Applicants can opt to undertake a period of research or internship at UTAR provided approval is sought at the home institution. The duration of internship or research can be two weeks up to one year and may also vary depending on the agreed duration between institutions. 
  2. No stipend or allowance for the duration of the internship or research at UTAR. Applicants must return to their home institution to continue and complete their programme of study or research. 
  3. The awarding of degree is by the home institution, not UTAR. 
  4. Written approvals and recommendation from the home institution and a brief of the internship or research must be provided during the application for the exchange programme. 
  5. Applicants pay for their return airfare, accommodation, transport, meals, stationery and other living expenses for the duration of their exchange programme at UTAR.

Application procedures 

  1. All application for exchange programmes (internship) must be directed to the Division of Community & International Networking (DCInterNet) at UTAR. 
  2. The required application documents:
    i. A completed inbound application form with a passport size photo
    ii. A Letter of Recommendation from the home university stating purpose and duration of study at UTAR
    iii. A Letter of Confirmation from the home university to prove that the applicant is enrolled as a full-time student.
    iv. One set of Academic Transcripts with a certified English translation if the original language is not English
    v. A copy of Passport information page (only pages with passport number, photo, issuance and expiry dates)
    vi. One full set of Passport (scanned copy from the cover to the end of the pages of passport)
    vii. One set of flight ticket information
    viii. Evidence of Visa approval (if relevant, ie. Internship is more than 3 months)
    Additional documents for International students applying for visa/student pass:
    ix. A passport size photo in 4.5cm x 3.5cm with a white background (in Jpeg format)
    x. Health Declaration Form 
  3. Health Examination
    New International Students are mandated to undergo a Post-arrival medical screening in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Please note that all international students coming from or transited more than 12 hours through countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission are required to produce the certificate of vaccination for VAL application purposes.
    For more information about medical screening, visit the website
    Students shall send soft copy of the above documents & application form to Division of Community & International Networking (DCInterNet) - dcinternet@utar.edu.my

Fees & expenses 

The fees that applicants are responsible while on the internship programme at UTAR are: 
  • round-way airfares 
  • local transport 
  • food and meals 
  • accommodation
  • other living expenses 
Upon approval and acceptance, a student bill and offer letter will be sent to the International office of Host University. Fees must be paid prior to commencement of the programme. 
For International applicants are compulsory to pay the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) visa application fees to UTAR prior to commencement to facilitate visa application (if internship is more than 3 months).