Step 1
Step 2

Fill in the application form (download here)


Step 3

The following documents are required when applying for the VDR and applicants are required to submit complete scanned documents via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  soonest possible:

  • One (1) copy of the conditional offer letter from University of Malaya.
  • One (1) copy of the highest academic certificate and results; Original and translated. It must be translated in English from the Translation Institute of your country with an authorized and official stamp.
  • One (1) passport-sized photo (with white background).
  • One (1) set of all the pages in the passport (including blanks) to be copied one sided on A4-sized paper.
  • The address of the Malaysian Embassy in your country of origin for the collection of the VDR letter (to be printed on A4-sized paper)
  • Student's details: Full name, full address in your own country, address in Malaysia (if any) and phone number.
  • For Iranian citizenship: Full name, full address in your own country, and Malaysia (if any), Emergency contact number in Iran and Malaysia.

Step 4

UMCCed will proceed with your visa application. Meanwhile STUDENT MUST WAIT IN HIS/HER COUNTRY until the Visa application is approved. Once the visa application is approved, the university will send the 'DR approval' to student through email. Student can print the VDR approval letter and bring it to the nearest Malaysia Embassy to get a 'Single Pass' visa'. Then student can travel to Malaysia.

Step 5

Once in Malaysia, student MUST CONTACT UMCCed in order to sit for the placement test (click here). 

The placement test is important as it places you in different proficiency level of the programme.

The contact details are as follow;

University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) 
Level 7, Wisma R&D University of Malaya,
Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59990 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : (6)03-2246 3600
Fax : (6)03-2246 3601
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The new curricular changes to the ELPP was driven by demands by current and past ELPP students and their supervisors to match course content to current needs of students pursuing their Master and PhD at University of Malaya. Thus, the new ELPP focuses on the skills of speaking and writing for academic purposes and stresses on grammar and vocabulary to reinforce speaking and writing.

Students are prepared for discussions and presentations and read, analyse and write expository and argumentative reports and essays. Classes for these mature students will be more interactive and include projects based on visits to cultural centres. Experiential learning will be emphasized. Materials will focus on current issues from readings from National Geographic, newspapers and current affairs from BBC, CNN and local news. Timing of classes have been reduced to 4 hours in the morning, with skill-based tutorials for grammar and speaking in the afternoon. The 6 levels of the old ELPP will be reduced to 3 - two month levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced).

Course Objectives

The main objective is to enhance proficiency in the English language so that the course participants can communicate more effectively and efficiently in this language for the fulfillment of their various needs, specifically

    • For social interaction with people who use the English language
    • To pursue academic activities conducted in the English language
    • To be better prepared for taking English language examinations that form part of international study pre-requisites (such as IELTS and TOEFL)

Course Structure

    • The course comprises 3 levels:
      • Foundation
      • Intermediate
      • Advanced
    • The participants will be allocated to the levels based on a placement test.
    • Assessment /Evaluation will be based on both course-work (50 percent) and final examination (50 percent).
    • Each level will comprise 240 hours student learning time stretched over two months.

Course Components

These include all four language skills, as below:

  1. Speaking
  2. Writing
  3. Reading
  4. Listening





Total Contacts Hours: 216 to 218

The tuition fees for the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELPP) is as follows :



Total Fee (inclusive of 6% GST)
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 ELPP Time Table 2017/2018

*The Centre reserves the right to amend any part of its published programme that is deemed to be in the best interest of the programme without any notification.

Learning/Teaching Methods & Materials

  • Lectures; workshops
  • Integrated, interactive, learner and learning centred approach
  • Audio CDs, DVDs, and Youtube and online activities
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Individual and group assignments/projects
  • Text-Books and hand-outs; extended reading lists
Field-trips and cultural presentations


Contact Info

For further details about this programme, please contact :

Mazlina / Firdaus
Tel : +603-22463377 / 03-22463378 / 019-2222303

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