Entry requirements for Malaysia

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.

Undergraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia)

  • Matrikulasi
  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
  • SPM Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysia Certificate of Education) is GCSE equivalent but may be considered for Foundation courses subject to grades.

Equivalencies

A-level requirementSTPM gradeMatrikulasi GPAUEC and SPMt
AAAAAA

AABAAB3.0
ABBABB3.0
BBBBBB3.0Six grades at B3 or better at UEC
BBCBBC2.67Four grades at B3 and two grades at B6 or better at UEC
BCCBCC2.67Two grades at B3 and four grades at B6 or better at UEC
CCCCCC2.67
CCDCCD
As and Bs from SPM will be considered for integrated 4 year programmes
EE

Grade C average from SPM will be considered for International Foundation Diploma
GCSE Equivalencies:
  • GCSE grade B / grade 5 equivalent: SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) grade B4
  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 equivalent: SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) grade C6

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.

Postgraduate

Minimum entry requirements

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement.

Degree programmes from private higher education providers must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and registered within the Malaysian Qualifications Register.

If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.

Equivalencies

Bachelor degree requirementEquivalent grading
2:1 (for direct entry)Class 2:i, GPA 3.3 (B+ or 70%)
2:2 (for direct entry)Class 2:ii, GPA 2.67 (B- or 60%)
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course)Class 3, GPA 2.0 (50%)

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements

One of the following:

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.