UiTM Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (UPTA) Scheme


  • UiTM Postgraduate Teaching Assistant with the short name 'UPTA' was created to replace the Graduate Service Scheme (Skim Khidmat Siswazah – SKS) and Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme.
  • Financial assistance for postgraduate level study (Masters and PhD).
  • Provide opportunities for postgraduate students to develop scholarship through the development of professional skills with working experience as a teaching assistant.


  • A Malaysian-citizenship postgraduate students of UiTM.
  • Pursuing full-time Masters or PhD degree, either by course work or research mode.
  • Does not receive any financial assistance or scholarship except than MyMaster.
  • Have a recognized Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of 3.00 for the Masters program by coursework, while the minimum qualifications for graduate programs by research and doctoral program is dependent on decisions made in meetings of the Faculty’s Academic Board.
  • Meet the selection criteria set by each faculty in which graduates will be placed
  • Each candidate is required to attend a special training by IPSis or ILD about learning and teaching.


  • UPTA task generally is to assist and support a course in accordance with the plan education set by the faculty/course coordinator.
  • The scope of work of UPTA is focused on teaching only.
  • A UPTA will act as a tutor/demonstrator in conducting practical classes/tutorials/studio/laboratory under the supervision of a lecturer who will be identified by the faculty.
  • UPTA workload does not exceed 6 hours per week.
  • Differences in the level of eligible courses run by UPTA is in accordance with their education level as follows:
    • Masters student is eligible to conduct courses for Degree or Diploma.
    • PhD student is eligible to conduct courses for the Degree of Master or Bachelor.


  • UPTA will be paid an allowance at the rate of RM25.00 per hour.
  • UPTA is required to pay tuition fees.
  • UPTA has the opportunity to receive IPSis conference funding support subject to processes and procedures.


  • The duration of appointment of UPTA at a time is for 14 weeks (lecture week) per semester.
  • UPTA may be reappointed in the following semester as long as it is not more than the minimum period of study and fulfilling the re-appointment criteria.


  • For re-appointment, applicant must have a CGPA of 3.3 or above for the course work program, or the status of In-Progress (SM) for the research program.
  • Applicant is recommended by the Faculty and he/she is still committed to the scheme UPTA and this
  • For UPTA who are in research program, in addition to condition (i) above, for the third appointment (Master and Doctorate) and the fifth appointment (PhD) in the minimum study period, the applicant shall have at least one (1) research paper accepted to be presented in the refereed either international or local seminar/conference.


  • UPTA scheme application can be made online via the website
  • Selection of students for a UPTA scheme will be made by the Faculty and the offer letter will be issued by IPSis.



IGS Conference Support Fund

The Conference Support Fund was established to support postgraduate students to present their papers in local and international conferences. In addition, it is hoped that from this exposure, the students will be able to enhance their presentation and effective communication skills from the conference attended. Students can apply once in their duration of studies.

Eligibilities to Apply
This fund is only for full time postgraduate students of UiTM who do not receive any kind of financial assistances such as Young Lecturer’s Scheme, Staff Scholarship, NSF, and PGD.

How to apply
Students are advised to submit application to the IGS one (1) month before the conference date to give ample time processing the application. The application form can be downloaded from IGS website. This application from should be supported by documents as the following:

  • Conference brochure
  • Acceptance letter from the conference organiser
  • Paper to be presented
  • Proof of indexing

This fund provides support for registration fee only which is RM1000 for local and RM1500 for international conferences .

Students are expected to report their participation by submitting the certificate of attendance to IGS, 2 weeks after the conference.

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 IGS Journal Support Fund

The IGS Journal Support Fund was designed to support publication fees and provide opportunities for PhD student to publish their research work in indexed journal (indexed by Scopus/ISI/WOS/ERA). Through publication, it will improve access to research produced at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Eligible student is entitled to ONE IGS Journal Support Fund throughout the duration of study.

Eligibilities to Apply
This fund is only for FULL TIME PhD students of UiTM who do not receive any kind of full financial assistances such as Young Lecturer’s Scheme, Staff Scholarship, MyPhD, SLAB/SLAI or PGD.


The maximum amount that the IGS Journal Support Fund will reimburse for a single article is RM1500.

How to apply

The application form can be downloaded from IGS website. The application form should be supported by documents as the following:

  • Journal brochure/Information
  • Acceptance letter from the journal publisher
  • Proof of journals indexing
  • Paper ready for publication

The IGS Journal Support Fund is granted on a reimbursement basis upon receipt of the documents specified below:

  • Original copy of relevant receipts;
  • A copy of Approval Letter from IGS

Students are expected to submit a Journal Report Form within 14 days of publication.


The IGS Support Fund, UiTM should be acknowledged in the article published.

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This scheme was set up with the aim of providing education loans to students pursuing their studies in local institutions of higher learning (IPT). This loan will enable students to fully or partially pay their fees and their subsistence for the duration of their study in the IPT. Thus, this scheme provides greater opportunities to students to continue their tertiary education.

The scope of the PTPTN education loan facility is open to students pursuing studies at the diploma, first degree, master, doctorate and professional courses levels in IPTs established under the following acts:

  • Universities and Universities Colleges Act 1971
  • Institut Teknologi MARA Act 1976
  • Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996
  • Education Act 1996

Starting March 1st, 2007, students pursuing long distance or part-time studies in IPT's at the diploma, first degree, master, doctorate and professional courses levels are eligible to receive PTPTN education loan.

Please refer to http://www.ptptn.gov.my/ for further details


MyMaster and MyPhD

Application is now open for qualified Malaysians to apply for financial assistance to pursue their further study leading to PhD and Master Degree (MyPhD and MyMaster) in local institutions of higher learning (public universities and GLC-status private universities).

MyMaster and MyPhD programmes were created under the 10th Malaysia Plan via the MyBrain15 program for the sponsorship of postgraduate study at the Masters and PhD levels.

Further details please click to these links: