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Malaysia

The University of Warwick is a popular destination for Malaysian students choosing to study overseas. We welcome applications for our Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses. If you need any advice or guidance on the qualifications below, our South East Asia Team are here to help as well as our network of Agents and Representatives. Contact them at SEAsia@warwick.ac.uk

English Language

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification to demonstrate your ability. This could be an IELTS or TOEFL examination, for example. You can find further information here for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, including the minimum requirements.

International Foundation Programme

For applicants who would like to apply for our IFP, we would require you to achieve the Senior Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), with a minimum required grade of 80%. If you have studied the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) we would ask for a minimum required grade of 5 subjects at grade A/A+ and no lower than A- in 3 other subjects.

Undergraduate Courses

For applicants studying STPM, this is considered with comparable grades to A level. Diplomas with very high grades may be accepted by certain departments. We do not currently accept the College Foundation programmes or the Malaysian Matriculation. For English language the 1119 qualification is accepted if conducted by the UCLES board usually with a minimum grade B or C.

For applicants who have studied the Senior Unified Examination Certificate and wish to apply for Humanities or Social Science undergraduate courses, we would need you to complete a foundation programme, such as the Warwick International Foundation Programme.

For applicants who wish to apply to our Faculty of Science, Engineering or Medicine undergraduate courses and have studied the Senior Unified Examination Certificate, our minimum requirements are stated below including any subject requirements.

UK Requirement

UEC

Specific Subject Requirement

A*AA or above

80%

A*

80%

AAA

80%

A

80%

AAB

75%

A or B

80% or 75%

ABB

75%

A or B

80% or 75%

Postgraduate Courses

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, we typically require:

  • a score of 3.2-3.69 from an MQA Tier 5 or Tier 6 university to be equivalent to a UK 2:1
  • a score of 3.7 or above from an MQA Tier 4 university to be equivalent to a UK 2:1
  • a score of 3.0-3.19 from an MQA Tier 5 or Tier 6 university to be equivalent to a UK 2:2
  • a score of 3.2-3.69 from an MQA Tier 4 university to be equivalent to a UK 2:2
  • Xiamen University Malaysia - a score of 80-84 to be equivalent to a UK 2:1, a score of 75-79 to be equivalent to a UK 2:2

Please note however, the standing of the awarding institution is important and equivalents may vary.