Registration of a research mode student is based on the semester system and the date will be determined when the student registers. The period for Semester I is from the month of September-February while that of Semester II is from the month of March-August .
The registration date will take effect based on the following:
If a student registers on or before the 15th of the month, the effective date is the 1st of that month. If a student registers after the 15th of the month, then the effective date is the 1st of the following month.
Duration of Candidature
|Programme||Full Time||Part Time|
|Doctor of Philosophy||4 Semesters||10 Semesters||6 Semesters||15 Semesters|
|Master (Research)||2 Semesters||6 Semesters||4 Semesters||10 Semesters|
|Coursework/ Mixed Mode||Subject to the programme structure|
Renewal of Registration
Renewal registration process is complete upon the completion of the progress report and tuition fees payment. For the students who received sponsorship, they MUST submit the copy/proof of sponsor letter to the Bursary Department according to the campus they registered. Failure to complete the renewal of registration process will result in the termination of the candidature.
Renewal of registration can be done online through CampusOnline portal (https://campusonline.usm.my).
If any course(s) to be registered for that semester is not offered, students can apply for postponement of studies for that semester. Hence, renewal of registration is not required but the postponement request must be made before the date of the new semester commence.
Coursework and Mixed-Mode Full-time students must register for at least two (2) courses each semester. Part-time students are required to register for at least one (1) course each semester (excluding project/dissertation/ repeating courses). This is not applicable for Master of Medicine and Research Mode students.
Course(s) offered for every semester can be referred to respective School/Centre/Institute.
Registration for Languages and Pre-Requisite Courses
Registration for all pre-requisite courses (where applicable), other than LKM 100, must be done within the first week of the Semester.
The registration form IPS/HEP – 05 for Pre-requisite courses are available at IPS.
Conversion of Status
Extension of Candidature
This application must be made officially to the Dean/Director of the respective School/Centre/Institute using form IPS/HEP – 03. The duration for the extension applied should be stated. IPS will process and update accordingly upon receiving the official endorsement from School/Centre/Institute. The MAXIMUM period of extension allowed is two (2) semesters only.
Change of Mode
Withdrawal from Programme of Study
IPS will process and update accordingly upon receiving the official endorsement from School/Centre/Institute.
Coursework/Mixed mode student - Refund of all fees (except registration and smart card fees) will be made for withdrawals up to two (2) weeks from the date of registration.
Postponement of Studies
The postponement is only allowed after registration and completion of at least one (1) semester except for medical or valid personal reasons. Apart from medical reasons, approval can also be given if a student has presented one seminar (if this regulation is stipulated in the entry requirement).
Application for postponement can be made online through CampusOnline portal.
|Date of Application||Details|
|Before the new semester commence until the 2nd week of the new semester||Only retaining fee imposed
a. Local - RM150
b. International - RM250
|Week 3 – Week 9||50% of the tuition fee imposed|
|Week 10 and onwards||Full tuition fee imposed|