Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)

What are the entry qualifications for admission into the Foundation programme at AiU?

A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or “O” level with 5 credits, or pass in United Examination Certificate (UEC) with 4Bs or other equivalent qualification inclusive of Mathematics and English.

What are the entry qualifications for admission into the Degree programme at AiU?

A pass in AiU’s Foundation programmes or its equivalent, or an ‘A’ grade in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) or High School Certificate (HSC) or “A” level with 3 principals or other equivalent qualification, or a diploma from a recognised institution.

When is the date of commencement for the next academic sessions?

The academic session normally starts in September of each year.

What is the method of application?

Application requires the use of the AiU Application Form, which can be downloaded from the AiU website or by writing to the Registrar’s Office for hardcopy. Application is to be submitted together with required support documents.

When is the closing date for application?

For each year the closing for the September intake is 31st May of that year.

What are the programmes offered in Albukhary International University?

We offer both Foundation Studies and Undergraduate Programmes through the School of Information and Communication Technology, and School of Business. Please refer to the website under Programmes (clickable) for further details on our course offerings.

How much is the tuition fees for each programme?

There are no tuition charges for all programmes offered at AiU. On admission, all AiU students will be fully sponsored for tuition fees, meals, accommodation, and examination fees by the Albukhary Foundation.

What about transportation costs to AIU?

Candidates have to bear their own cost of travel to AiU, including incurring their travel documents.

How long does it take to complete the Foundation Studies?

One year.

Where could I get information about the intake and admission criteria?

Please refer to the website under the Admission menu (click) at the bottom of the page.

Will there be any provision of accommodation on campus?

All AiU students are provided with free accommodation on campus.

What do I need to do if I wish to change course upon receiving the offer letter?

We do not encourage students to change course, however, applications may be made if there are reasons to do. You will need to discuss this with the academic advisor on campus before proceeding.

Can I apply for the Degree program with qualifications or foundation certificates obtained from other educational institutions?

Yes, you may. It will be considered on a case to case basis.

What documents are required for my application?

Some of the required documents are;

  • Academic transcripts.
  • Letter of recommendation stating the status of your economic background.
  • Certified copy of Identification card.
  • For international students, a full copy of their passport.

Who can certify the above documents?

This can be done by Principal of School, Head of Government departments, court officials or public notary.

Is AiU a recognised university?

AiU is a waqf (eternally charitable) University and is registered with the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. It registration number is KPT/JPS/DFT/US/K03. The academic programmes offered have the approval of the Ministry.

What is the medium of instruction at AiU?

The medium of instruction at AiU is English.

Is there any religious affiliation required at AiU?

AiU is open to all faiths, religions, race, nationality or creed.

What kind of Graduate programme are offered at AiU?

Currently, AiU is focused on Foundation and Undergraduate studies. We may consider graduate programmes in the future.

Are there any remedial English Language classes for new non-speaking English students?

AiU requires that all students must be proficient in English and remedial English classes are incorporated in the Foundation programme.

Is there any English proficiency tests requirement for admission?

Yes. It will be conducted on campus or in the state or country of the candidate, where possible, because it is economically viable to do so.

What does the Albukhary Foundation (Yayasan Albukhary) sponsor?

Albukhary Foundation will sponsor the following;

  • Tuition fees
  • Daily Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Examination fees
  • Student health insurance

Albukhary Foundation will NOT sponsor/pay the following:

  • Transportation costs (e.g. flight tickets)
  • Visa fee
  • Passport costs

Is there any admission interview?

Yes, to ascertain your academic and economic qualification.
For local candidates, the interviews will be conducted at selected locations.
For international candidates, the interview will be conducted either by AiU’s official or representative or by The Malaysian Consulate/Commissioner. For some cases, interviews may be done on-line.

Who are your lecturers?

AiU’s lecturers comprised well qualified academics from various professional background and countries.

Are there any opportunities for students to work on campus?

All AiU students are required to participate in social and charity work, such as work in AiU Library, Home for the Elderly, The Orphanage, The Dialysis Centre, Cafeterias, Hospital, and so on. This is part of the AiU ethos to develop caring and committed humanitarians.