Admission

Students who have had the High School Completion Certificate and passed the Matriculation Examination and who apply for admission to University of Yangon are selected by the University on the basis of aggregate marks and on principles laid down by the University Council.

Requirements for the First Degree

Specialization begins from the First Year of the studies. Duration for the first degree is four years (Law degree is five years). There are two semesters in each academic year (December – March and June – September) examinations are held at the end of each semester. A student is expected to complete a specific class at most within two consecutive academic years. Otherwise, he or she will be permitted to repeat the same examination once more as an external student only in the following academic year. Fourth year students are required to sit for both written and viva voce examinations. In addition, they will be required to submit a term-paper. Students are required to obtain a minimum of Grade Point 3 in each subject. The grading system of undergraduate degree courses and Honours degree courses is as follows. The duration of degree programme is as follows:

  • First degree 4 years
  • Honours degree 5 years
  • Masters degree 3 years
  • Graduate diploma 2 years (ELT Diploma – one Year)
  • Doctoral degree 5 years

Requirements for Honours Degrees

Students who have passed the second year examination with Grade Points 5 in two core subjects and total have a Grade Point Average (GPA) over two semesters of 4.0 and above are eligible to apply for registration for a Honours classes. Duration of the Honours degree course is 3 years. If the two years for the first year and second year are taken into consideration, the total period of study will be five years. Honours students are permitted to appear for the examination only once. Honours examination consists of both written and viva voce examination. The candidate is able to submit a dissertation. In the written examination, the student must have Grade Point 4 or above in each subject. The students who cannot fulfill the requirements of the written examination and dissertation will obtain only an ordinary degree without honours. Degrees are awarded in the following five classes:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours (First Division)
  • Second Class Honours (Second Division)
  • Third Class Honours
  • BA/BSc (Ordinary degree)

Students who are not eligible to join the Honours stream after passing the second year examination have the chance to try again to proceed to master qualifying classes if they obtain CGPA 4.0 and above for two semesters combined in the final year courses of the ordinary degree.

Requirements for Masters Degrees

The candidates who are eligible to apply for registration for Master degree programmes:

Master Degree Programme

A graduate of the University who has passed the Honours examination or the Master qualifying examination with Grade Point 4 in each subject is eligible to join the Master degree programme. A student must follow an approved course of study for a period of not less than one year from the date of registration. The Master’s examination shall consist of both written and viva voce. In addition, the candidate is required to submit a thesis. The thesis must be submitted within three years from the date of registration. If the candidate fails to submit the thesis within the given time, the written examination which he or she has taken will be treated as void.

Requirement for Doctoral Degrees

The University of Yangon has been conducting a PhD programme since 1994. UY has produced 4,640 PhD graduates. The requirements for PhD admissions are as follows:

  • The age must be below 30 years. If he or she has working experience, the age limitation might be waived.
  • 1-year full-time participation is required in the PhD preliminary course

For teaching/administrative staff from Ministries

  • A Master’s degree from any recognized university majoring in the appropriate field of study.
  • A pass in the entrance written examination and satisfactory interview results are required.
  • A Master of Research (MRes) degree holder is required to sit for interview examination only.
  • If the candidate is a tutor/demonstrator of universities or degree colleges, they must have one year’s working experience as a minimum.
  • If the candidate is an administrative staff member, a minimum 2 years of working experience and research works are required. In addition, the recommendation of his or her Department Head is required.
  • One year study leave for the PhD preliminary course from Director General or Rector/Principal is required.

For non-government candidate

  • A Master of Research (MRes) degree from any recognized university majoring in an appropriate field of study. A Synopsis of MRes and the thesis proposal for PhD (no more than 3 pages) are required. A satisfactory interview result is required.
  • The candidate who passes the PhD entrance examination might attend 1 year in PhD preliminary course and 4 years for their dissertation. The candidate is required to submit a PhD thesis and a viva voce examination is required.

Requirements for Diplomas

Applicants for admission to courses for Diplomas must satisfy the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a graduate of recognized university or institute, and must have at least three years of working experience.
  • Applicants for admission to the Diploma courses are required to take entrance examinations. Students of Diploma classes are required to submit term papers.

Requirements for International Students

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION (FOR SHARE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME)
  • The Registration form must be accompanied by
  • Letter of acceptance from host university
  • Letter of endorsement from home university
  • The latest academic transcript (in English)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Four recent photographs
PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION (FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES)
  • The Registration form must be accompanied by
  • A recommendation of the candidate’s department
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Four recent photographs
TO APPLY THE DORMITORY

For the candidates who are from the university having MOU/MOA with the University of Yangon, they must have the dormitory on campus. If they don’t have the MOU/MOA with the University of Yangon, they can apply the dormitory. However, they can only have the dormitory if there are vacant places only.

FOR VISA EXTENSION
  • For the candidate on-campus, they should apply the visa extension with the recommendation letter from the Professor (Head) of the department and the Registrar of the Student’s Affairs.
  • For the candidate off-campus, they should apply the visa extension with the recommendation letter from the Professor (Head) of the department and the Registrar of the Student’s Affairs and the community head of their residence.
  • All candidates should inform the Registrar of the Student’s Affairs one month ahead to get an extension of their visa.
APPLICATION FEES

DORMITORY COSTS

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION Form