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NTU and UTAR offer a 4-year joint PHD program

Malaysia’s University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has been putting great effort into achieving internationalization, as well as maintaining its reputation for students obtaining outstanding academic performances.

UTAR recently announced that it is now jointly offering doctorate programs with National Taiwan University for Malaysian students.

Both universities recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Malaysia at UTAR’s Kampar main campus, setting up this new program. National Taiwan University was represented by the International Cooperation Division, and UTAR was represented by the UTAR Council.

According to Ir. Professor Academician Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, the President of UTAR, students undertaking the four-year joint PHD program will have to study in Taiwan for between one and one and a half years. Their thesis will be sent to both universities for examination and students who successfully graduate will be conferred a doctorate degree by both of the universities.

There is currently one student from the Faculty of Science already majoring in this joint program, and UTAR is also planning to jointly offer a master’s degree program with National Chiao Tung University.