Bachelor of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Bachelor of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Arabic is spoken by more than 467 million people around the world making it the fourth most spoken language and the official language of over 25 countries. In 1974 it was adopted as the sixth official language of the United Nations. Like other Semitic languages, Arabic is a complex yet beautiful language.

Our Bachelor of Arabic Language and Linguistics programme aims to impart the knowledge about the language and the discipline of sciences in Arabic. Above and beyond learning the language, students in the programme are also introduced to the Arabic culture. Our programme is unique as we have several international partner universities where students are able to join the exchange student programmes.

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 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in STPM for Bahasa Arab, and Grade C in any one (1) of the other subject
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION

REQUIREMENT 1

Pass Islamic Studies Foundation (Universiti Malaya) with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab:
and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.
OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Pass Matriculation/  Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab:
and
Obtained of at least Band 2  for MUET.

STAM
Obtained a minimum of Jayyid Jiddan in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia  (STAM);
and
Obtained of at least Jayyid Jiddan for the following STAM subjects:

  • Nahu and Sarf
  • Mutalaah and Insya
  • Balaghah;

and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a Diploma in Bahasa Arab that is recognized by  Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possessed a Diploma in Elementary Teaching from the Ministry of Education Malaysia with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
or
Pass Certificate in Elementary Teaching from Ministry of Education Malaysia;
and
Have experience in the teaching of Arabic Language or serve in employment involving matters of Arabic Language (e.g. language teaching, translation, language planning, terminology management, editing, etc.) not less than three (3) years of experience;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2  for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Pass STPM not within the current year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in STPM for  Bahasa Arab and Grade C in any one (1) other subject;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 4

Pass STAM not within the current year with a minimum of Jayyid Jidan;
and
Obtained of at least Jayyid Jiddan for the following STAM subject:

  • Nahu and Sarf
  • Mutalaah and Insya
  • Balaghah;

and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2  for MUET.

OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

Pass GCE A-Level with at least Grade B in Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM in  Bahasa Arab;
and
Obtained of at least Band 2  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 (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 437 points (PBT)/  123 points (CBT)/  41 points (IBT) in TOEFL.
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