Amongst other duties, the Admissions & Records Office receives and evaluates the course applications and related documents of both local and international students. Consequently, the Office of the Registrar issues the decision letter to all applicants.
UM makes a distinction between local and international admissions and each application is treated on its own merits. Generally, applicants in possession of qualifications that give access to recognised universities in their home country are accepted provided that these are of comparable standard to those required by UM and the course applied for does not require a special entry requirement.
The Office of the Registrar, also provides advice to prospective applicants through its Students’ Advisory Services (SAS). SAS aims to assist prospective and current students seeking advice about study route choices and operates in close liaison with other UM specialised service units, in particular those like the Admissions & Records Office.
Prospective students may also apply for a course at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level at UM if they have gone through a range of learning experiences which include formal, non-formal and informal education. This is known at UM as Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RPL).