Centre for International Relations (CIR)


CIR is responsible for managing all internationalisation activities of UTS including the management of international students from recruitment to graduation. CIR provides services designed to help international students with the transition to University life and beyond. CIR functions as a one stop centre for all international students applying for entry into UTS. The support provided includes but not limited to student visa arrangement, medical insurance, student welfare, counselling service and other matters related to international affairs. Other main function of CIR is to promote and support the University’s internationalisation policies. 

The key responsibilities of CIR are summarised as follows:
  • To implement and administer the University’s international student recruitment strategies and policies
  • To plan, implement and monitor the support services for international students
  • To plan the University’s international marketing and promotional strategies to sustain its image in the international market
  • To comply with all the regulations in the extent of the international student operations required by the Ministry of Education Malaysia
  • To develop strategies on building and maintaining good rapport with all the international students and relevant collaboration counterparts
  • To coordinate all the international collaborations and all mobility programmes


Director of CIR
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wong Sing Sing

Email: drwong@uts.edu.my
Direct line: +60 84 367328
Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (Quantity Surveying), USM
Master of Science (Project Management), USM
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Housing, Building & Planning, USM

Senior Executive
Esther Siong Wan Jun

Email: esthersiong@uts.edu.my
Direct line: +60 84 367327
Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (Hons), Swinburne

Study with UTS

UTS welcomes students from all around the world. We offer guidance throughout their stay in Sibu, Sarawak ensuring students experience exceptional learning environment, rich cultural diversity while at the same time preparing them to be highly employable graduates through our strong industry links.


International students are required to submit complete application at least 3 months before intake in order to have ample time for visa application. 


Foundation programme – June & October
Undergraduate programme – February, July & September
Postgraduate programme (by research) – March, June, September & December
Postgraduate programme (by coursework) – February & September


All teaching at UTS is carried out in English with the exception of some language-specific teaching. Therefore all international students are required to have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English. For Foundation and Undergraduate programmes, a minimum of IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) is required except:
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Digital Media and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Design which require IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent);
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and Bachelor of Technology Management (Honours) which require IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent);
and Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) which requires IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). 

For Postgraduate programmes, below are the English requirements:

Note: Exemption is given to those whose previous school/institution uses English as the only medium of instruction. The requirements listed above are subject to change as approved by the University Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).

English Competency Equivalence Based on CERF



Note: The indicative tuition fees shown here applies to international students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. All fees are subject to review and may be adjusted.



UTS collaborates with various internationally recognised Higher Education Institutions in order to expand our international networks, providing more opportunities for academic and cultural exchange. Below are UTS partner institutions:

Murdoch University

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)

Guangdong AIB Polytechnic (GDAIB)

Hunan Modern Logistics College

Institute of Public Safety Research Tsinghua University

Kunming University of Science & Technology

Ningde Normal University

North China University of Water Resources & Electric Power (NCWU)

Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology

Wuyi University

Yunnan Agricultural University

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Zhejiang Yuexiu University

Tallinn University

Politeknik Negeri Pontianak (POLNEP)

Universitas Bung Hatta (UBH)

Universitas Islam Bandung (UNISBA)

University Pendidikan Nasional

Universitas Tanjungpura (UNTAN)

Pai Chai University (PCU)

University of Sialkot

Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU)

Feng Jia University (FCU)

National Chin-Yi University of Technology (NCUT)

National Kaohsiung University of Science & Technology (NKUST)

University of Taipei (UT)

Ondokus Mayis University

University of Birmingham

University of Essex

Cornell University

Study Abroad Programme


UTS offers Transfer Degree Programme with four foreign universities. It is basically an inter-university arrangement whereby two or more universities agree to recognise part of the courses so that when the students proceed to transfer to the partner university they do not have to repeat the courses. They can get those credits recognised and transferred so that they can complete their study with a degree from our partner universities. 


Student exchange programme gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study in a different country and environment for 1-2 semesters at a UTS partner university. You will be able to experience a different culture through educational and cultural exchange. Certain credits earned at host university can be transferred back so that you do not have to repeat the same subject again.

The exchange intakes are usually in February and September. You will be financing your own expenses in terms of student visa, accommodation abroad, food, transportation, medical check-up and medical insurance. Tuition fee and registration fee will be paid to UTS as usual. Below are the partner universities you can exchange to:


Lim Ren Yi – BRUNEI
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

The main reason I chose to study in UTS is because of its reasonable tuition fees. The learning experience provided to me has prepared me well for my future career. To be able to study in UTS is really an amazing experience. The lecturer and staff are friendly and helpful. Joining the clubs here brought me a lot of new friends. All of them made me feel at ease in this unfamiliar place. The living expenses here are also not that high. I am really grateful to be here and never regret coming to UTS.

Liu Xuying – CHINA
Foundation in Arts

I am very happy to come to study in UTS. I come to a new environment to experience different culture and educational ideas so that I can understand the outside world further. In the process of learning, the lecturers’ careful explanation and students’ best efforts to help, let me feel at ease. Finally, the biggest difference in education is teamwork. I know how to communicate better and solve problem more independently.

Ibnu Syauqhi – INDONESIA
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

Studying a degree as an international student is not an easy matter. In addition to the moral burden that we must be able to carry the nation’s good name and contribute positively to the Indonesian nation, we must also be able to adapt to a new environment that requires a high level of adaptation. Not to mention we must immediately be able to adapt to various subjects and learning patterns as students. UTS has adequate facilities and the environment here is very nice, fresh air, a calm and clean environment is perfect for students who want to continue their goals at UTS. I hope this will be an adventure for me and I am very grateful to be able to continue my studies at UTS.

Dumisani Bashukene Ziyaya Chatata – MALAWI
Foundation in Science

I took an odd route by choosing to study at UTS. A normal African student would prefer to go to schools in a big city like KL, but that is not the case with me. I fell in love with this school’s ability to stand out from the rest the first minute I saw it. Thus far I can already tell that I am going to learn a lot from the amazing lecturers I have, and of course my fellow coursemates as well. UTS has exceeded all my expectations and I am proud to call myself a UTS student.

Tsai Chi-An – TAIWAN 
(CJCU Exchange Student)
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing

I am an exchange student from Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan. To be honest, when I was attending the first class, it was hard to understand what the lecturers and classmates were talking about and the way they deal things. It was difficult at first because of the different language and accent. However, people here are easy-going and very friendly. They will take you to visit different places and invite you to attend various activities. If you want to escape from the hectic city you will enjoy Sibu.

Adrian Salalu – BRUNEI
(UBD Exchange Student)
Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)

I am an exchange student from Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Before I experienced studying there, I had expected studying in Malaysia to be challenging in terms of more active participation in class. I expected more vigorous coursework and subject matters than I would be able to tackle. I had also anticipated difficulty in conversing with my classmates and lecturers besides adjusting to studying there. However, to my surprise, although it was more challenging than I thought, it was also fun and interesting and I gained confidence through my participation in class and actively sought out my lecturers and coursemates on study matters which helped me gain further understanding on the subject.


UTS works with an established network of educational agencies who provide professional services in supporting applicants and prospective students who plan to study at UTS. Below are the UTS official representatives according to countries:

Shakil Education Group
63/C, 3rd Floor, Lake Circus, West Panthapath, Dhaka-1205
Tel: +880258155651-52
Email: info@shakiledu.org
Website: https://shakiledu.org/

Chengdu Manduolin Education Technology Co. Ltd. 
No. 809, Flr 8, Building 29, 89 Hezuo Road, Hi-Tech Zone, Chengdu City
Tel: +86 185 02820951

Oriental Edu-Plus (Xiamen) Institute 厦门东方阶梯教育服务有限公司Room 202-1, No. 75, Dongpuyili, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian
Tel: +86 592 5977019
Email: wd85@163.com

Qintang Shengdian Management Consultant Co. Ltd. 
No. 2806A, Xian Dai Guo Ji Building, Futian, Shenzhen City
Tel: +86 137 01663458

Shandong Wohai Education Consulting Co. Ltd. 
Phase II Evergrande Jinbi New Town, Huaiyin District, Jinan City
Tel: +86 151 65159897

Uni-Plan Networks 
No. 10 1st Floor, Lane 2, Lanang Road, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak
Tel: +60 84 256 580

Yang Ma Sdn Bhd
Suite 13A-03, Lvl 13A, Plaza 138, 138 Jln Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2380 0234
Email: marketing@yangma.com.my

GokulDevi Enterprise
No. 18, Lorong Tamarind Taman Selatan, 41200 Klang Malaysia
Tel: +60 111 690 2115

Edvance Ideagia Solution Global
Jl. Nilem II No. 7, Cijagra, Kec. Lengkong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 
Tel: +62 851 6110 1021 
Email: admin@edvan-globalink.com
Website: https://edvan-globalink.com/ 

F.H.R Ventures Company
Level 1 Lot 14182, Section 65 Kuching Town Land District
7E Metrocity Commercial Precinct, Jalan Matang, 93050 Kuching 
Tel: +6013 868 2378 


OPEN Overseas (Pvt.) Ltd
G-14, Garden Heights, New Garden Town, 54000 Lahore
Tel: +92 303 642 0091
Email: info@openoverseas.com.pk
Website: https://openoverseas.com.pk/


Centre for International Relations (CIR)
University of Technology Sarawak (UTS)
No. 1, Jalan Universiti, 96000 Sibu
Sarawak, Malaysia

T: +60 84 367 300 ext. 327/328
F: +60 84 367 301
WhatsApp | Wechat: +60 13 863 6626
Email: internationaloffice@uts.edu.my

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM (GMT +8)
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

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