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. In 2021, the competition will run as a virtual format with participants presenting their talk via a pre-recorded video submission.

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 :+603-5544 8485
Admission:+603-5544 8319 / 8323
Academic :+603-5544 8322 / 55438491
Coursework :+603-5544 8325
Research :+603-5544 8347 / 55438458
Email: ipsis@uitm.edu.my


Admin / Admission :
Zahrul Salmi Zulkifli | +60139931396
Email: ipsisintake@uitm.edu.my