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Malaysia

A qualification is exempt from assessment and qualifies for the indicated points if:

  1. the qualification is listed in the Academic Qualifications Table; and
  2. the awarding institution is listed in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  3. the qualification abbreviation is listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  4. the qualification was awarded from or within the year range listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  5. the qualification is not excluded by the notes listed under the Academic Qualifications Table.

Academic Qualifications Table

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZQF terms

Points under SMC

Sarjana Muda** / Bacelor** (Bachelor) with the exception of the specialities listed below.

Sarjana Muda** Dengan Kepujian (Bachelor with Honours) with the exception of the specialities listed below.

B

7

50

Sarjana Muda Doktor Perubatan dan Pembedahan (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

BM

7

50

Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan (Bachelor of Engineering)

Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan dengan Kepujian (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours)

BE

7

50

Sarjana Muda Pembedahan Pergigian (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

BDS

7

50

Sarjana Muda Undang-undang (Bachelor of Law)

Sarjana Muda Undang-undang dengan Kepujian (Bachelor of Law with Honours)

LLB

7

50

Sarjana Muda Pendidkan / Bacelor Pendidkan (Bachelor of Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

Bacelor Pendidkan dengan Kepujian / Sarjana Muda Pendidkan dengan Kepujian (Bachelor of Education with Honours)

Requires assessment by NZQA

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Pendidikan (Bachelor of Science with Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

Doktor Pembedahan Pergigian (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

DDS

7

50

Doktor Pergigian (Doctor of Dental Medicine)

DDM

7

50

Doktor Perubatan (Doctor of Medicine)

MD

7

50

Sarjana Ilmu Wahyu dan Warisan Islam (Master of Revealed Knowledge and Heritage in Qur’an and Sunnah Studies) by Research***

MRKH

9

70

Sarjana Pengajian Islam (Master of Islamic Studies) by Research***

MIS

9

70

Sarjana Sains (Master of Science) by Research ***

MA

9

70

Sarjana Falsafah (Master of Philosophy)***

MP

9

70

Sarjana Sastera (Master of Arts) by Research***

MS

9

70

*Abbreviations used are for the purpose of this list only.

**The degree speciality will be stated. For example, Sarjana Muda Sains

***Research degrees require evidence of a thesis or dissertation

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment.

Note:
Award certificates must be provided in their original language. The wording on awarding certificates may appear in Malay or in a mixture of Malay and English. ‘Ijazah’ will appear above or before ‘Sanjana’ on Malay language award certificates. Certified translations issued by the awarding university are not original award certificates.

The following must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment:
- All honorary degrees
- All listed qualifications where study was completed at any institution outside of the country, including any overseas campuses of any listed awarding institution
- All listed qualifications that contain cross-credited courses or papers
- All qualifications awarded after 2017

Awarding Institutions Table

Institution

Qualification awarded from or between dates

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia / International Islamic University Malaysia

B and LLB: 2000–2011
BM: 2002–2011
BE: 2009

MRKH: 2000

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia / National University of Malaysia

B and LLB: 1992–2011
DDM: 2002–2011
BE: 2009

MIS: 1992

MA and MS: 1990

Universiti Malaya / University of Malaya

B, BM, BDS and LLB: 1990–2011
BE: 2009

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

MA and MS: 2011

Universiti Malaysia Pahang

BE: 2014

MS: 2011

 

Universiti Malaysia Perlis

 

BE: 2010

MS: 2011

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

B: 2004–2011
MD: 2009–2011
BE: 2009

MA: 2004

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

B and MD: 2004–2011
BE: 2009

MS: 2004

MA: 2011

University Pendidikan Sultan Idris

MA and MS: 2011

Universiti Putra Malaysia / Putra University, Malaysia (Universiti Pertanian Malaysia / University of Agriculture, Malaysia 1992–1997)

B: 1992–2011
MD: 2001–2011
BE: 2009

MS: 1992

MA: 1996

Universiti Sains Malaysia / University of Science Malaysia

B and MD: 1995–2011
DDS: 2004–2011
BE: 2009

MS and MA: 1995

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia / University of Technology Malaysia

B: 1995–2011
BE: 2009

MP: 2011

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Melaka

BE: 2009

MS: 2011

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor

B and LLB: 2006–2011
BE: 2009

MS and MA: 2006

Universiti Utara Malaysia / Northern University of Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah

B: 2005–2011
LLB: 2008–2011

MS and MA: 2005

Effective 28/08/2017

IN THIS SECTION

Appendix 3 – List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (01/07/2023)

Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (19/02/2018)

Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (28/08/2017)

Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (30/03/2015)

Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (29/11/2010)

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PREVIOUS IMMIGRATION INSTRUCTIONS

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Malaysia (23/09/2013)

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Malaysia (29/11/2010)

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