Admission Info

1. Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

A bachelor’s degree in the field of computing/ICT with a CGPA of at least 2.75 or equivalent from a recognised university.


2. Language Requirements

(Applicable for international applicants only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Paper-based Test (PBT); or
  • A minimum score of 213 in TOEFL Computer-based Test (CBT); or
  • A minimum score of 80 in TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT); or
  • A minimum of Band 5.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • A minimum of Grade B in the USM Intensive English Course Level 4 offered by the School of Language, Literacies and Translation; or
  • English is the applicant’s mother tongue or national language; or
  • The applicant graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction is English; or
  • English language course offered by the British Council (subjected to the consideration of the University’s Postgraduate Studies Board); or
  • English language course from selected Public or Private Institution of Higher Learning (subjected to the consideration of the University’s Postgraduate Studies Board).


3. Duration

  • Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters


4. Intake Semester

April & October


5. Fees

School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia
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