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Why UTM Global Outreach Programme?


Participating in the UTM Global Outreach Programme is an exciting and challenging way of broadening your personal, academic and professional horizons. Through the program, you can:

  • Globalise your educational experience by adding an international dimension to your degree;
  • Enhance academic opportunities beyond those offered at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  • Establish professional and career opportunities by networking with other students, academics and professional organisations;
  • Improve language skills, cross-cultural understanding, and cross-cultural and interpersonal communication
  • Experience personal growth by developing self confidence, independence, and social skills; and
  • Incorporate these new experiences into your resumé so that you stand out from the crowd in an ever increasingly global workforce.

How long is the programme?


In this programme, students spend one or two weeks to gain new academic, cultural and international experience.


Am I eligible?

UTM students will be considered for UTM Global Outreach Programme provided that:

  • the applicant is currently a student of UTM
  • the applicant should possess a good academic record
  • the applicant must agree to enrol at the host institution as described in the programme plan
  • the applicant must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the host institution or placement provider.
  • the applicant should demonstrate empathy and understanding of cultural difference
  • the applicant have good health condition
  • the applicant should demonstrate excellent personal skills.
  • the applicant agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred.  The students may seeks other sources of sponsors including that provided by UTM to subsidise some expenses including travel, accommodation and insurance expenses


The application process


Students should apply through the faculties and residential colleges. Submit a complete UTM Global Outreach Programme application form (Borang KN(HEP)) and to Faculties and Residential Colleges for review and approval. Applications endorsed by Faculties and Residential Colleges will be forwarded to UTM Office of International Affairs for processing, and final approval by UTM.


The programme is coordinated by Faculties and Residential Colleges in collaboration with UTM Office of International Affairs.


The programme focus area


The programmes are distinguished by:

  • A technical-based, experiential approach that redefines the classroom as students learn from academics, policymakers, and other professionals in the real-world settings of communities, workplaces, organizations, and natural environments.
  • Genuine cultural immersion through cross discipline experience  and local assimilation that enables students to make connections that promote academic progress, personal growth, and intercultural understanding;
  • Service learning that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.


Before you apply

  • Think carefully. You should think about country of visit, your personal and academic goals, and what kind of the programme focus area is best for you.
  • Talk with your faculties and residential colleges. Part of the application is the approval of participation form, signed by Dean of your faculty and Principal of residential colleges.
  • Talk with your family and friends. Your family and friends know you best, and may be able to help you sort out priorities. It’s also important to make sure your family understands your programme, the location you’ve chosen, and the process the programme. You will need their support, and they will want to know about this exciting opportunity.
  • Think financially. UTM Global Outreach Programme is an important commitment, and financing the experience may not be as difficult as you think. Advance planning will help tremendously. UTM may offer financial assistance. Check with your faculty and residential colleges for more information.

Passport and visa requirement


All participating students must have a passport, valid for at least six months after your program will end.


Students should apply as early as possible, and in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. For many programs, students will require one or more visas as well. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated.


UTM Office of International Affairs helps students to understand the process for the programme.


UTM Global Outreach Programme cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.


After you apply


Review Process. The UTM Global Outreach Programme committee reviews complete applications in batches by programme.


Next Step. Once you have been accepted, you will receive the following prior to your departure:

  • Visa instructions, if applicable.
  • Pre-departure materials.
  • A letter from your Programme Advisor outlining more specific information about the program.
  • A group list of other students, including email addresses, to help you make contact just prior to thUTM Global Outreach Programme is an international programme designed to develop UTM’s students to be global ready graduate.

For further information or queries please contact:


Ms. Siti Rahimah

Office of International Affairs

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Tel: +60-7-5537913

Last Updated ( Mar 10, 2010 at 05:12 PM )