University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) is the culmination of the State of Sarawak’s vision and commitment in establishing a world-class institution of higher learning to spearhead the development and production of technical human resources for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
UCTS is committed to facilitating students’ access to an affordable world-class university education that nurtures creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in science and technology while combining the career benefits of an applied approach for SCORE-related research and career opportunities.
Situated in Sibu, one of the main gateways into SCORE, UCTS’ campus is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art facilities to facilitate teaching, learning and research activities necessary in the production of graduates required by the industries within SCORE.
Currently, the University has 6 Schools offering 2 Foundation programmes, 13 Undergraduate programmes and 9 Postgraduate programmes. The Schools are Foundation Studies, Business & Management, Built Environment, Computing & Creative Media, Engineering & Technology and Postgraduate Studies.
This Sarawak government university is offering financial assistance for eligible students. At Foundation level, there is UCTS Foundation Sponsorship which is open to Malaysian and is divided into 3 tiers based on their result. Tier 1 is for those scoring SPM with 4A and above, they get Free Tuition and Hostel Fees and students need to maintain GPA 2.75 and above every semester. Tier 2 is for students scoring minimum 2A, 2B, and 1C and above in SPM, they get Free Tuition Fees and students need to maintain GPA 2.50 and above every semester. Students scoring with minimum 5C and above will be in Tier 3, they get 50% Tuition Fees discount and need to maintain GPA 2.0 and above every semester. For Undergraduate Level, there is Partial Board of Director’s Sponsorship where the requirements are minimum CGPA 2.5 and above in Foundation/ Diploma/ Matriculation, 2B’s in STPM or 1A in UEC. Every semester students need to maintain CGPA 2.5 ≤ 3.0 to get RM750, CGPA ≥ 3.0 ≤ 3.5 to get RM1,250 and CGPA ≥ 3.5 – 4.0 to get RM1,750. Besides that, corporate bodies are offering scholarships to deserving students as well.
UCTS now also runs Transfer Degree Programme with five universities namely Murdoch University from Australia; University of Essex, University of Birmingham & University of Portsmouth from the United Kingdom; and University of Canterbury from New Zealand.