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I have registered with IPS and I have not received my matric card. How long does it take?
Answer 
Normally, the matric card will be issued within a week of registration, unless there is some amendment or correction of personal particulars.


Question

Am I allowed to register without a student’s pass as I am accepted as a research student in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan?
Answer 
As a foreign student, you must be in possession of a student’s pass before you are permitted to register as a student in Malaysia. If you enter Malaysia without hour student’s pass, a penalty of RM500 will be imposed by the Immigration Department.


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Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am unable to register as a coursework candidate in July due to financial constraints. What am I suppose to do?
Answer 
Late registration will be permitted only under special circumstances and subject to the approval of the Dean/Deputy Dean of the respective Schools/Centre (for example, cases involving immigration matters). It is only allowed for a period of two (2) weeks after the stipulated registration dates, after which, all applications for late registration will be referred to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (International and Academic Affairs) for
approval.


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I will be completing my Masters degree soon with another University abroad. Simultaneously, I would like to pursue my Ph.D degree with USM. Am I allowed?

Answer
Registration for a Ph.D degree with USM without a recognized Masters degree is not permitted. The regulations for admission states that you must be in possession of a Masters degree before you can register.
 

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I am a registered Masters candidate with USM and I wish to pursue another Masters degree in one of our local Universities or maybe abroad. Am I permitted?

Answer 
Simultaneous registration for another degree with any other university, locally or abroad, without prior permission from USM is not allowed.

 

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I was offered admission as a full-time student. Can I request for a change of status to part-time?
Answer 
Yes, you are allowed the change of status by writing officially to the Dean of IPS for approval.