Frequently Ask Questions

Is Raffles University related to Raffles Singapore?
Yes! Raffles University is part of Raffles Education Corporation which has over 20 institutions around the world. Check out here for more information.

Is the Raffles building in Iskandar the Raffles University?
Nope! The current Raffles building in Iskandar, Johor is Raffles American School. It is part of our parent company – Raffles Education Corporation however, it is an international/American school for K-12 students.

Is Raffles University located at Iskandar, Johor, Malaysia?
Not for now. We are currently located at our temporary City Campus which is the Kotaraya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Do you provide a hostel/accommodation?
Yes! we do. However, it is not an in-house hostel. Please feel free to contact us for more information!

Do you provide bus services?
Unfortunately not, however there are many bus stops nearby our city campus.

Can I apply to study using my SPM forecast results?
Of course! You may apply for Raffles University’s programme with SPM forecast result. However, you are required to fulfil the minimum requirements of the programme you have enrolled in after receiving actual SPM result.

What is the minimum credits in SPM for me to enroll at Raffles University?
The minimum credits vary depends on the programme, you will be required to have at least 3 credits for some business programmes or 5 credits for some foundation programmes.

I am a SPM graduate, what programme can I apply for?
For all SPM students, you can enrol into a Foundation or Diploma programme before you further study in a bachelor’s degree programme.

Are Raffles University’s programmes recognised in Malaysia?
Yes! All our programme registered under Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Is RU’s programme recognised by other authorities?
Our Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) is recognised by ACCA and Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) is recognised by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

Is RU recognised by China’s government?
Yes. Please visit here for more information.

What kind of scholarship does the university provide?
We provide a variety of different scholarships. Please click here for more information.

Can I apply for a PTPTN / EPF withdrawal?
For PTPTN, it can be applied by students who enrolled at Raffles University’s Diploma and Degree programme. However, it is not applicable for MBA and Foundation programmes. EPF Account 2 is applicable if the student owns a EPF Account 2.

What is the progression programme available at Raffles University?
– Foundation > Bachelor’s Honour Degree
– Diploma > Bachelor’s Honour Degree
– Bachelor’s Honour Degree > MBA

Will my study pathway be shorter if I study Diploma and Degree in Raffles University?
Technically, yes! You will be receiving a certain number of credit transfers depending on the programme you have applied for. Contact our Admission for more details.

Will there be any discounts or scholarships if I progress my study to a Degree from a Diploma programme at Raffles University?
There is no specific scholarship or discount for the progression programme. However, you could save money if you receive credit transferred from a diploma programme.

Must I take IELTS to enroll at Raffles University?
Nope! We will look at the English result that equivalent to IELTS such as GCE O level / 1119, MUET, TOEFL, UEC etc.

What is the admission procedure?
Click here for more information. Otherwise, you are welcomed to contact us, we will assign a friendly Education Consultant to assist you throughout the admission procedure.

How long will it take to receive a student visa?
For international students, it will take at least 2 months upon completing the documents for your student visa. Please contact us for more information.

Can International Student works while studying at Raffles University?
Yes! The international student will be able to work up to 20 hours per week under a student visa. For more information, visit here

Do I have to submit my portfolio to enter any of the design programmes?
Yes! You are required to submit a portfolio as part of the application process of all Raffles University’s design programmes. We are more than happy to assist you with this process as well.

What is the purpose of the pre-enrollment portfolio assessment?
It aims to enable the lecturer to know your potential and can allocate you to the appropriate class.

Must I have excellent drawing skills to enroll in the design programme?
Nope! It is definintely not mandatory. You can learn and improve your drawing skills throughout our programme.

When would be the class time for MBA?
MBA students have their classes in the evening of the weekday, the class time is usually from 7pm – 10pm.

Is the MBA a full time or a part-time programme?
Our MBA can be a full-time or part-time programme. The length for full-time MBA would be 1 year 4 months and the length for the part-time MBA would be 2-4 years.

How the MBA class is conducted?
It is conducted in a face-to-face by the lecturer in a classroom. It is not an online programme.

Can I apply MBA straight after I graduated from my Bachelor Degree programme?
Yes! You can apply for the MBA programme after you completed a recognised Bachelor Degree programme with CGPA 2.5 and above.

Could I apply any financial aid for MBA programme?
You can apply for EPF Account 2 withdrawal for MBA programme. You can also look for some scholarship for MBA in here