Kulliyyah of Sustainable Tourism and Contemporary Languages

Bachelor of Arts in
Malay for International Communication

About Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Malay for International Communication (Honours) programme is designed to produce graduates who have a high degree of communicative competence in Malay and cross-cultural awareness for global communication. The course concentrates on the development of language and communication skills. With the various exposure to both linguistic and international communication disciplines, this course aims to broaden students’ international experience through student exchange programmes and various cross-cultural activities. The undergraduate programmes have major-minor combinations. The pool of local and international lecturers opens the possibility for a more interactive approach and increased internationalization.

Programme Objectives

The objective of this programme is to produce ethical professionals who can communicate effectively and work collaboratively in various professional settings.

The specific objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who can:

Act at the highest level of ethical standards in their chosen profession

Communicate effectively in English for personal and professional purposes

Work collaboratively with others to share ideas in culturally appropriate ways

Become part of a professional community with lifelong learning skills

Entry Requirements

Depending on the programme of study, instruction at IIUM is carried in English and/or Arabic. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in programmes taught in English must obtain:

Paper Based: 513
Computer Based: 183
Internet Based: 65
5.5 Overall 
Minimum Band 5.0 (WRLS)
5.5 Overall 
Minimum Band 5.0 (WRLS)
Band 2
    • A score of 513 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
    • 5.5 points in the test administrated by the International English Language Testing Service (IELT
    • If they do not have either of these qualifications, applicants may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT), in which they must obtain at least 5.5 points to fulfill the requirement.
    • Applicants interested in programmes taught in Arabic must obtain an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

    • Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.


The requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM can be obtained at Academic Management and Admission Division