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 Malay student community.

Your representative

group of staff from International OfficeThe 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 


If you do not meet the criteria for entry to an undergraduate course will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

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 ( 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.

Visits to your country





26 September 2016


Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo,
Km. 2.5 vía La Puntilla – Samborondón, Ecuador
T: +593 4 283 5630

Peter Hough

27 September 2016


Centro de Convenciones Mall del Río,
Av. Felipe II y Circunvalación Sur,
C.C. Mall del Río, Cuenca, Ecuador
T: +593 7 2 881 477 / 882 694

Peter Hough

28-29 September 2016


Sheraton Hotel,
Av. Naciones Unidas and Av. Republica de El Salvador, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
T: +593 2 297 0002

Peter Hough

Malay Student Community

We are pleased to welcome students from Mayalsia. In 2014-15 there were 120 students from Malaysia registered at the University.

students walking around Oadby Student Village

"The University of Leicester is not very big but it makes up for it with diversity, something which I find very attractive about Leicester. There are people from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions on campus and somehow this diversity helped me a lot, as even though I was a complete outsider, I didn't feel isolated or left out.

I don't quite know what my plans are for the future right now, as I'm way too busy enjoying my time at university. But whatever the future holds, I hope I can bring a part of Leicester with me, in both principle and memory."

Caroline, English student

Student Societies

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