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 Office Team

The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

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.

If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:

  • Economics and Management 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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 the 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.

Leicester Law School offers scholarships for Malaysian students applying to study Law at the University of Leicester.

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) 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.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agents in Malaysia:

Scholarships and funding opportunities

Students from Malaysia who start a postgraduate law degree (LLM) in 2018 are eligible for a 15% fee discount.

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.

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

Read more about Adam's time studying Medicine at Leicester

Student Societies

Other sources of information