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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much is the tuition fee at Zaman University?
Answer:

For the 2012 – 2013 academic year, tuition fees at Zaman University range from $1,000 to $2,000 per semester depending on the programs students enroll in. In addition, students should be aware that there is also a $400 registration fee at the beginning of each semester.
Click here to view the tuition fees for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Q: Is there any scholarship at Zaman University?
Answer:

Yes. Students who have promising academic potential can apply for a scholarship. The only criterion to apply for a scholarship is to do well in the Scholarship Examination, which is to be held on 7th of September 2013. Please see student quotas and scholarship opportunities.

Q: Who is eligible for scholarship?
Answer:

Application is open to every student who are graduated from high school.

Q: How do I apply for scholarship?
Answer:

After visiting the university, fill up a scholarship application and submit it to the registration office. You will have to sit in for the scholarship exam on 7th of September at 10:00 a.m. at Zaman University campus.

Q: I am not free on the day of the Scholarship Examination. Can I sit in another date?
Answer:

No, the Scholarship Examination is administered only once.

Q: Why do I have to sit for the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

This examination will determine who has promising academic potential and how much scholarship should be given.

Q: How much scholarship can I get?
Answer:

The Zaman University Senate makes the final decision on the amount of the scholarship given in each academic year. The amount that a candidate depends on the level of success in correctly answering the questions in the Scholarship Examination and the department the candidate will register. Please see scholarship amounts and percentages by department.

Q: Does scholarship cover the registration fee?
Answer:

No, the scholarships are given to needy and academically promising students only to pay their tuition fee. All students must pay the registration fee.

Q: Do I have to re-apply for the scholarship I get?
Answer:

No. As long as your Grand Point Average (GPA) is over 75% success and your good conduct prolongs, you will continue to receive the scholarship. If any of the above criteria is breached, your scholarship will be ceased after the final decision of board of diretors.

Q: Is there any scholarship for graduate students?
Answer:

No, not in the academic year 2013-2014.

Q: Will there be any scholarship if I do well in the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

There is no scholarship schema for the Entrance Examination. There will be another examination called “The Scholarship Examination”. Scholarships will be given to those who will do well in the Scholarship Exam.

Q: Will there be any scholarship for students at Prep School?
Answer:

Yes, as long as students are awarded with a scholarship from the Scholarship Examination

Q: Can international students apply for a scholarship?
Answer:

Yes, they should also fill up a scholarship application form and sit for the Scholarship Examination at Zaman University campus.

Q: Do I have to know English well for the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

No, the exam is in Khmer Language. Prospective students do not have to know English. International students have to request the English version of the Scholarship Examination from the officer at the registration office.

Q: Do I have to pay to sit for the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

No, the Scholarship Examination is free of charge.

Q: What do I need to bring for the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

National ID or passport with a picture on it and a portrait photo.

Q: What questions are asked in the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

The Scholarship Examination comprises three main subjects:
• Mathematics
• Physics
• General Knowledge

Q: Is there any sample test for the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

Yes, it is available in the website.

Q: How much time is given in the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

The students will be given 2 hours to complete the Scholarship Examination.

Q: What is the level of the Scholarship Examination?
Answer:

The level is similar to Grade 12 Examination. The type of the questions will be multiple-choice. The questions mainly measure students’ logical and reasoning skills as well as mathematical knowledge.

Q: What degree programs are offered at Zaman University?
Answer:

At the present, the four Faculties of Zaman University offer degrees in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Banking & Finance, International Relations, Computer Science, Digital Arts and Design, Management Information Systems, and English Language Teaching.
Click here to see all the Faculties and Departments offered at Zaman University.

Q: Are the degree programs internationally recognized?
Answer:

Yes. We offer international standard in university education and all our degree programs are going to be recognized internationally.

Q: Does Zaman University offer Masters' and Doctoral degrees?
Answer:

Yes, but graduate degrees will not be opened until the 2014 – 2015 academic year. If you are interested, you may
-  register with the Prep School first to sharpen your English language skills, or
-  register early by just paying the registration fee to reserve a place for yourself

Q: Who are the lecturers at Zaman University?
Answer:

Lecturers at Zaman University are qualified and experienced professors, native speakers and educators who have demonstrated excellent academic skills in their fields.

Q: What is the weekly study workload of the university?
Answer:

For the English Prep School, there will be 2 sessions available, either in the morning (8 am – 12 pm) or in the afternoon (13 pm – 17 pm), from Monday to Friday.

 English Prep School
Morning Session8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Afternoon Session1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

For all faculties, the weekly workload depends on your selection of courses and schedule. Please bear in mind that there will be around 30 hours of lectures, tutorial and labs etc., plus 15 hours self-study to successfully complete your major.

Q: How many weeks are there in a semester?
Answer:

There are 18 weeks in a semester.

Q: Is attendance compulsory?
Answer:

Yes, attendance is a requirement. You should achieve at least 90% attendance for all the courses to satisfy attendance requirement.

Q: How many credits should I complete to obtain a degree?
Answer:

It varies between 140-160, depending on the courses offered by your Faculties.

Q: How long do I have to study to obtain Bachelor's degree at Zaman University?
Answer:

Students who enroll will study one year in the English Prep School + 4 years degree = 5 years, if thir English proficiency level is not enough to complete a degree in Zaman University. Students who pass the English Proficiency Exam can start 4 years degree without attending the English Prep School.

Q: How many credits will I take in a semester?
Answer:

Depending on your selection of courses and schedule, you will take at least 18 credits (6 courses) in a semester.

Q: Can I transfer credits from my previous university?
Answer:

You should personally apply to the department that you want to study in. The departments have stringent rules in transferring credits and might ask you to take exemption tests.

Q: Are there any benefits for me if I graduated from Zaman International School and want to study at Zaman University?
Answer:

Yes, all graduates of Zaman International School will receive 20% discount.

Q: What is the medium of instruction at Zaman University?
Answer:

The medium of instruction at Zaman University is English.

Q: Why do I have to study at the Prep School?
Answer:

The academic environment at Zaman University is challenging and demanding. You should have good skills of English language in order to satisfactorily complete your major. Therefore, all students in the academic year 2010-11 must enroll in the English Prep School.

Q: I have 500 TOEFL and 5.0 IELTS score. Why do I still have to study at the Prep School?
Answer:

Yes. Based on the consideration that there is limited usage of English in Cambodia, we have to make sure that 100% of our students can satisfactorily communicate well in English and successfully study their major especially in the first year. We want students to further sharpen their English language skills even if their language abilities are good in the test scores mentioned.

Q: Who are the lecturers at the Prep School?
Answer:

The instructors of Zaman University’s prep school are qualified and experienced native speakers and educators who are experts in the field of teaching English as a second language.

Q: How much is the tuition fee to study at Prep School?
Answer:

Registration Fee: $500/year

Tuition Fee: $1,000/semester

Q: What is the class size?
Answer:

There will be 20-30 students in each of the Prep School class.

Q: What is the weekly study workload at English Prep School?
Answer:

For English Prep School students, there will be 2 sessions available, either in the morning or afternoon. There will be weekly additional 2 hours of portfolio to be arranged with your lecturer. You will do projects concerning with the usage of English language together with your lecturer and classmates. Timing is flexible.

 English Prep School
Morning Session8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Afternoon Session1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

 

Q: Is attendance compulsory?
Answer:

Yes, you should achieve at least 90% attendance for all the modules

Q: How will I learn English Language?
Answer:

Firstly, you will be placed in a homogeneous classroom after the English Placement Test (EPT). Your English language skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking) will be improved with modern learning techniques based on the criteria set in the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Q: What level will I start at English Prep School (EPS)?
Answer:

After taking the English Placement Test (EPT), you will be assigned to an appropriate level and placed in a homogeneous classroom according to your EPT result.

Q: When is the English Placement Test?
Answer:

It is going to be during the orientation week, first week of the academic year, at Zaman University campus.

Q: My English is good. Can I just skip the English Placement Test?
Answer:

No, every registered student must sit for the English Placement Test. The English Prep School will determine the level of your English language skills according to the result of the test.

Q: If my level is high, can I skip the English Prep School?
Answer:

The academic environment at Zaman University is challenging and demanding and the medium of instruction is in English. Students who have good English Language skills can start to study their degree in Zaman University.

Q: How long is the English Placement Test?
Answer:

It will be a 2-hour test.

Q: What questions are asked in the English Placement Test?
Answer:

This test will determine the level you shall study in at the English Prep School. So, the questions will test your reading, grammar, listening and writing skills. According to the result of the test, you will be placed in an appropriate level and classroom.

Q: What are the English levels at the Prep School?
Answer:

Zaman University adopts the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to determine the level of students at the English Prep School. Please see the table below to have an idea about levels. You will be placed into one of them.

 Levels of the Zaman University English Prep School
Basic SpeakerA1, A2
Independent speakerB1, B2
Proficient SpeakerC1, C2

 

Q: What does “B” grade correspond to in TOEFL or IELTS scoring system?
Answer:

There is a saying: “Apples should be compared with apples; oranges should be compared with oranges.” It is not reliable to make direct comparison between different test scores. Every test score should be determined with another score of the same test, not another score of a different test.

Q: How do portfolio hours help me?
Answer:

You will be given assignments by your lecturer to work as a team. After completing the assignments, you have to present your findings in front of a committee composed of lecturers who will assess your work and presentations.

Q: When will I know that I am capable of starting my major?
Answer:

You will sit for the English Proficiency Test and you should get at least a “B” grade to pass. This test will be done as early as in June. If you fail, you will be given another chance in September.

Q: I am in an A1 class. Can I jump to A2 to get a better grade for the Proficiency Exam?
Answer:

There is no jumping among the levels. Whatever level that you will start at the Prep School, you will carry on with that level until you take the Proficiency Exam in June. The curriculums of the levels are designed to improve your language skills in all aspects continuously and you are expected to be ready to take the Proficiency Exam in June.

Q: I am in C1 or C2, do I still have to wait till June to sit for the Proficiency Exam if I miss the exam in September?
Answer:

No, the Proficiency Exam will be offered in February too. We encourage you to sharpen your language skills no matter which level you are in. The more you work on the language skills, the better they will be. Based on the considerations of the limited use of English in Cambodia, you should go on with the support given by the university until February.

Q: I am in A1; will I still take the Proficiency Exam in June?
Answer:

The exhaustive and demanding program for A1 level is designed to improve your skills to pass the Proficiency Exam in June. Even if you fail, you will be given one more chance to sit in another Proficiency Exam in September.

Q: Can I just study at the Prep School but not in the faculties?
Answer:

The university will offer evening and weekend English Language programs. You can register with any of them. You can see General English Courses page.

Q: What is the purpose of the entrance examination?
Answer:

The aim of the Entrance Exam is
–   To select students who have potential in studying a degree program at Zaman University
–   To direct students into relevant degree programs according to their skills and abilities demonstrated in their exam result

Q: Do I have to know English well for the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

No, the exam is in Khmer Language. Prospective students do not have to know English. International students may have to request the English version of the Entrance Examination from the officer at the registration office.

Q: Do I have to pay to sit for the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

Applicants need to pay $10 application fee to schedule a date and session to sit for the Entrance Examination.

Q: What do I need to bring for the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

Students need to bring:

•  National ID or passport with a picture on it
•  Receipt of Application Fee

Q: When is the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

The entrance examination is available every Saturday. After filling out the application form, prospective students should schedule a date and session with the Office of Student Affairs.

Q: What questions are asked in the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

There are totally 60 questions comprising three main subjects:
•  Mathematics (20 questions)
•  Physics (20 questions)
•  Logic (20 questions)
Click here for the sample IQ questions (English Version)
Click here for the sample IQ questions (Khmer Version)

Q: What is the level in the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

The level is similar to Grade 12 Examination. The type of the questions will be multiple-choice. The questions mainly measure students’ logical and reasoning skills as well as mathematical knowledge.

Q: Is there any sample test for the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

Yes, it will be available on the website. Click here to see the sample

Q: How much time is given in the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

Prospective students are given 2 hours to complete the Entrance Examination.

Q: It seems there is no English Language test in the Entrance Examination. Why is that so?
Answer:

Yes, there is no any English test in the Entrance Examination because some of the prospective students may not be well-versed in English but be good at Mathematics and Sciences. We would like to give opportunity in taking the Entrance Examination to everyone who has potential in studying at Zaman University regardless of their ability in using English.

Q: What is the pass (“P”) grade for the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

 

 Faculty of EngineeringFaculty of Information and Computer Technologies

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Languages
MathematicsMinimum 70% successMinimum 60% successMinimum 50% success 
PhysicsMinimum 70% successMinimum 60% success  
LogicMinimum 50% successMinimum 50% successMinimum 50% successMinimum 50% success
Q: Will there be any scholarship if I do well in the Entrance Examination?
Answer:

There is no scholarship schema for the Entrance Examination. There will be another examination called “The Scholarship Examination”. Scholarships will be given to those who will do well in the Scholarship Exam which is done on 11th of September 2010, at 10:00 am.

Q: Does Zaman University have a co-ed system (male and female students studying together)?
Answer:

Yes

Q: Does Zaman University have a dress code for the students?
Answer:

Yes, Zaman University adopts the common practice in Cambodia which is implementing a suitable dress code for university students. The university distributes polo T-shirts to male and female students to wear on campus at all times on campus for free of charge.

- Female students should choose dark color skirts which are at ankle level or dark color large pants.

- Male students should choose dark color pants.

 

Q: I am coming from a province. Does the university arrange accommodation?
Answer:

No, students need to arrange their own accommodation.

Q: Does the university have any shuttle (transportation) service for the students?
Answer:

No, students need to arrange it on their own.

Q: What are the facilities at Zaman University?
Answer:

Zaman University is proud with its various facilities including:

• Smart board and projectors in classrooms
• Student-centered learning incorporated with technology
• Computer and Language labs
• Rich library and online library resources
• Conducive learning environment
• Wireless, fast and reliable internet connection
• Spacious canteen
• Exciting and exhilarating Student Club activities

Q: Is there age limit to be a student at Zaman University?
Answer:

No

Q: Can I register this year and start the university next year?
Answer:

Yes you can. You just need to make the payment of the registration fee in advance.

Q: Can I withdraw my application?
Answer:

Yes you can do so. However, the application and registration fees are non-refundable.

Q: If I am rejected, can I re-apply?
Answer:

Yes but not in the same academic year. You should get a Pass (“P”) grade from the Entrance Examination.

Q: Why is my admission rejected?
Answer:

If you do not have potential in academic studies, your admission might be rejected. Zaman University has a number of tools in identifying your potential. Please refer to the admission requirements.

Q: How will I know the outcome of the application?
Answer:

The university will contact you about the outcome of your application and other matters via email and phone.

Q: Can I apply online?
Answer:

You may view the application form online but you must complete it at the university campus.

Q: What is the application process for studying at Zaman University?
Answer:

Students who are interested in studying at Zaman University must personally fill out an application form at the university’s campus. Officers at the university’s Student Affairs will schedule a date for you to sit in the Entrance Examination.

The university will get back to you at least in 1 week time (from the date you take the Entrance Examination) to accept or reject your application. After being accepted into studying at the university, you should come to the university with the Letter of Offer and register within a week. If the registration is not completed within a week, the university does not guarantee a place for you.

Q: What are the admission requirements at Zaman University?
Answer:

To be admitted to Zaman University, all students must meet the minimum requirements as follow:
•  High school diploma (You should have graduated or be graduating from a high school)
•  At least “D” grade from Grade 12 National Examination (Bac. II)
•  National ID card
•  Fully filled application form
•  Pass (“P”) grade from the Zaman University Entrance Examination
•  4 passport size photos

Q: Does Zaman University have an entrance exam?
Answer:

Yes, admission to Zaman University is based upon your result in the Entrance Examination (see exceptions for Zaman International School’s graduates).
 
The Entrance Examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions:
 
   - Mathematics : 20 questions
   - Physics : 20 questions
   - IQ : 20 questions

Click here for the sample IQ questions (English Version)

Click here for the sample IQ questions (Khmer Version)

Q: When does term start at Zaman University?
Answer:

There are two semesters in an academic year at Zaman University. The first semester starts on in October and ends in February. The second semester starts in February and ends in  June. Please see the academic calendar for the exact dates. Since the exact dates of the public holidays of next year is not approved by the Government of Cambodia before September, the dates of the following year are subject to change.