Bachelor of Japanese Language and Linguistics

Bachelor of Japanese Language and Linguistics

Japanese language is one of the most fascinating language as it is a gateway to other Asian languages. Learning Japanese is also the best way to gain knowledge of its unique culture. You can only major in Japanese at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya. Yes, we are THE ONLY ONE in Malaysia! Students in the Bachelor of Japanese Language and Linguistics can expect to have a good command of Japanese language (equivalent to JLPT N2 Level) by the time of graduation. In addition, our exchange programmes and internships in Japan are fantastic ways to complement your learning experience with us.

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Pass STPM with a minimum CGPA of 2.70;
and
Obtained of at least Grade C in STPM for any two (2) subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM in  Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION

(Current Year)
Pass Matriculation/  Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.70;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a Diploma recognised by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.70;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Pass STPM not within the current year with a minimum CGPA of 2.70;

and
Obtained of at least Grade C in STPM for any two (2) subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Pass Matriculation/  Foundation not within the current year with a minimum CGPA of 2.70;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 4

Pass STAM not within the current year with a minimum of Jayyid;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET.

OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a GCE A-Level with at least two (2) Grade B and one (1) Grade C in any three (3) of the subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3  for MUET;
However, applicants who do not possess a MUET but possessed the following results may be considered for a conditional offer with the fulfilment of the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained of at least Band 4.5  (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possessed a recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 30 points;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3  for MUET;
However, applicants who do not possess a MUET but possessed the following results may be considered for a conditional offer with the fulfilment of the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained of at least Band 4.5  (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Possessed an Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) and a minimum of two (2) Grade B and one (1) Grade C in any three (3) subjects;

and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Inggeris;
and
Obtained of at least Band 3 for MUET;
However, applicants who do not possess a MUET but possessed the following results may be considered for a conditional offer with the fulfilment of the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained of at least Band 4.5  (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL


International Students

Entry Requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above 

OR

  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with the least a CGPA of 3.00
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty

English Language Requirements

  • Effective from February 2019 intake, the English requirements has been updated and International students applying for the undergraduate programmes at University of Malaya must obtain:
  • Band of 5.0 and above in IELTS (Academic); or
  • Score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above in TOEFL; or
  • Band of 3 and above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or
  • Score 41 and above in Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic); or
  • Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge; or
  • Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Secondary Education (0 Level), University of Cambridge; or
  • Grade C and above in Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE)
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