Doctor of Phylosophy in Science and Technology


Programme Code:
Medium of instructions: English
Programme Option: By Research
  1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the Senate; or
  2. Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree AND with relevant professional experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty.
  4. Incumbent Master’s degree Student who has fulfilled the requirement of Regulations 8.0 and is approved by the Senate to convert his/her study to a Ph.D. degree; or
  5. A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:
    i. a bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    ii. undergo internal assessment; and
    iii. any other requirements of the JKPSU.

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).


Doctor Of Philosophy In Shariah And JudiciaryRM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In LawRM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Quranic And Sunnah StudiesRM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Da’wah And Islamic ManagementRM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (Counseling)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (Communication)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (Human Resource Management)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (Education)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (English Studies)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy (Arabic Studies)RM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Islamic ScienceRM15,462.00RM16,956.00RM24,390.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Economics & Muamalat AdministrationRM14,462.00RM16,756.00RM24,590.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Science & TechnologyRM18,062.00RM19,956.00RM30,590.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Medical SciencesRM21,462.00RM22,356.00RM39,390.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In EngineeringRM18,062.00RM19,956.00RM30,590.00
Doctor Of Philosophy In Social SciencesRM14,462.00RM15,956.00RM23,290.00

** USIM reserves the right to make any amendments without prior notice
** Fees and charges above are based on the full study packages according to minimum period of study
*** Delayed registration: RM50.00
**** Certain amount will be charged for dissertation/thesis examination and re-examination

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The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)


  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu

(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia


  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer


  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs


  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus


Applicants can apply via online at and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

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