Entry requirements in British universities for students from Malaysia

Course entry requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses.

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses (First degree)

Your application will be considered if you have the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (SPTM) with good grades. The SPTM grade requirements normally correspond to the A-level requirements of the university. If you have taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate you will also be considered for entry onto the Bachelor degree.
Other qualifications accepted depending on the course and university you choose include the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Polytechnic Diploma, and the Matrikulasi.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses (Second degree)
You will need a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university with good grades. GPA requirements differ and can range from 2.6 to 3.3 out of 4.
Remember, you can contact the international office at your chosen universities and they will tell you if your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen course.

Malaysian Students living in United Kingdom

The is a very large population of Malaysian living in the United Kingdom whereas nearly 2,500 Malaysian students living only in London, amongst many other South East Asian nationalities, there is large Asian community in the city contributing to the vibrant and diverse UK population. In UK,  London is a popular education destination for students from Malaysia, with many drawn to the city in search of world-renowned institutions and a unique cultural experience. London offers the perfect blend of excellent academic facilities and endless opportunities to enrich your personal life though London’s many cultural offerings.

The Malaysian and UK education systems are similar in their structure, making it easy for Malaysians to enter the UK Higher Education system.

As a Malaysian student studying in UK you can be sure to find lots of Asian events, societies, news and friends.

  • You will find Malaysian student societies at most universities. These meet regularly and provide the perfect opportunity to make friends and enjoy Malaysian culture, food and events.
  • Malaysia Night is an annual event which attracts over 30,000 people to central London to celebrate Malaysian culture, music and food.
  • Chinese New Year is celebrated in various cities in UK every year, with a parade and live music taking place especially in London’s China Town.
  • Malaysian and other South East Asian cuisine has strongly influenced UK’s culinary world, with many Malaysian restaurants dishing up your home favourites.

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