The 3MT® is a professional and highly engaging international competition that challenges PhD students to present their research in appropriate language to an intelligent but non-specialist audience in the space of three minutes. 

The competition is based on the premise that the capacity to present a clear, concise and engaging description of their research is an essential skill that all graduate researchers should develop. It also brings our graduate research community together in a spirited and research-focused activity, inspiring them to share their findings with the wider community.

Who can participate

Active PhD (research) students who have successfully passed their proposal defence (*have not gone through the viva-voce) are eligible to participate in 3MT® competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT® competition hosted by University of Queensland.

PhD (coursework and mixed mode), Master’s students and graduates are not eligible to compete.


The three (3) categories for the competition are:

  • Engineering
  • Science & Technology
  • Science Social & Humanities and Business Management


Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis),
Level 4, Bangunan Sarjana,

Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA


Dean Office: 03-5544 8485
Admission: 03-5543 8416 / 8498 / 8497
Academic: 03-5544 8322 / 03-5543 8491
Coursework: 03-5544 8325
Research: 03-5544 8347 / 03-5543 8453


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