Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from Malaysia.

We accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes including A Levels, the International Baccalaureate and local qualifications.

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Applicants to any of our degree programmes are expected to achieve the specified grades in three STPM’s, with the exception of Medicine/Vet Medicine. Some degrees have specific subject and grade requirements. STPMs are considered equivalent to A levels on a grade for grade basis.

Vet Medicine

Applicants to Vet Medicine with STPM must have a minimum of AAA in Chemistry, Biology and one other subject approved for entry to the veterinary degree programme. If Physics has not been studied to STPM/A level, a good pass at GCSE is required.

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM / Certificate of Education)

The SPM is acceptable at grades A+ to C in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis, with the exception of English.

Applicants will need to provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency. Please see the English language requirement webpages for further details.

Certificate of the Unified Examination of the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (UEC)

The UEC (Senior Middle Level) is considered for entry to year 1, at grades A1 to B3.  Minimum of 6 subjects at grades AAABBB, excluding Chinese, Malay Language, Book keeping and Commerce, and with subject specific requirements, where appropriate.  Students will also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency (UEC English is not suitable).  Please see the English language requirement webpages for further details.

Please note the UEC is not acceptable for entry to MBChB Medicine and BVM&S Veterinary Medicine.

Malaysian Certificates/Diplomas

College / Institute / Polytechnic Certificates/Diplomas (2 or 3 years post-SPM) are considered for entry to the second or third year of bachelor degrees on a case-by-case basis.

Other qualifications we accept:

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above will usually be required to complete a Foundation Year before entering the University.

Foundation year

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance.

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English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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