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Entry requirements for Malaysia

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the UEC Senior Middle 3 with an overall average of B4 and at least B3/B4 in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

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Undergraduate courses

We will consider students with good grades in the GCE A-level examinations, STPM or the International Baccalaureate.

Diplomas from polytechnics and similar institutions may sometimes be acceptable for first and second year entry for engineering, law or business courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to hold a good bachelor’s degree (normally, a minimum GPA of 3.0) from a recognised Malaysian institution to qualify for our postgraduate taught courses. Consideration is also given to applicants who have completed a five year Advanced Diploma.

Postgraduate research courses

If you are applying for research courses from Malaysia, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

You need to have successfully completed a relevant bachelor's degree from a recognised institution and possibly also have a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

A relevant English Language Qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

We will also be accepting the '1119' at A-C grades. Please note that each English language qualification has a limitation period of two years.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.