Malaysia

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Malaysia.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Malaysian student community.


Your International Officer

portrait of Stephanie BostockThe International Officer for Malaysia is Dr Stephanie Bostock.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you do not meet the entry requirements for a Bachelors degree you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate programme at Leicester.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying STPM (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements. STPM grade requirements are the same as UK A-level grade requirements.
  • If you are studying A-levels, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is considered on a case by case basis. Exact entry requirements will vary between degrees. For further information please contact Dr Stephanie Bostock (stephanie.bostock@le.ac.uk) in our International Office.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Malaysian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules.

For more information about available courses please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of 2:2/2:1 (depending on the subject that you wish to study) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

For more information about courses please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Malaysian university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum classification of 2:2/2:1 (depending on the subject that you wish to study).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


International student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries. 

Adam, Medicine

 "There are people from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions on campus and this diversity helped me a lot."

Read more about Adam's time studying Medicine at Leicester


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