Standards document sets general guideline of certain qualification level based on the Malaysian Qualifications Framework. Standards is compulsory to be complied by the higher education providers in conducting higher education programmes.

Following is the list of standards documents.

No. Standards Circular/Letter Document


Executive Diploma

Circular Letter No. 4/2016 Circular No. 3/2013


Tarikh Kemaskini: 08 Jan 2020



Circular No. 1/2014


Versi Bahasa Melayu


Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma

Circular Department of Higher Education, Reference No. JPT/GS1000-606JLD.1(28) dated 22 July 2013

Versi Bahasa Inggeris



Masters and Doctoral Degree

Notification Letter No. 4/2020
Circular Letter No. 1/2021
Circular Letter No. 3/2019
Circular Letter No. 1/2015
Circular Letter No. 1/2013
Circular No. 4/2013
Circular No. 1/2013

(2nd Edition)

(Advisory Note No. 6/2021)