Malaysia / Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Malaysian students

The University of Manchester welcomes a large volume of applications from Malaysian students each year. General minimum entry requirements for Malaysian applicants are summarised below. Please carefully check the specific requirements for your chosen programme via our website prior to application.

Undergraduate/Bachelors

A-levels/International Baccalaureate

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can apply for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate/bachelor’s degree.

Typical grade requirements:

  • A-levels: A*AA – ABB
  • IB: 34-38 points, with 7, 6, 6 – 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level (HL) subjects

Subject specific requirements may apply.

Undergraduate entry requirements

The entry requirements below are provided for guidance only. Requirements may vary by course and/or academic School. 

Holders of A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) at good grades are considered for entrance to undergraduate programmes. Please see the undergraduate course pages for standard entry requirements for individual programmes.

STPM is considered to be equivalent to A-levels on a grade for grade basis and applicants will also need to demonstrate English language proficiency.

The University can consider the Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119 at good grades as a recognised English language qualification for entry to undergraduate programmes.

College/Institute diplomas can sometimes be considered for entry to second year of certain bachelor degrees on a case by case basis. Please contact the International Office or the admissions staff for the programme to which you wish to apply for further information.

Applicants with the appropriate background from HELP University College, Taylor’s College, Brickfields Asia College and INTI University can be considered for entry to the second year of the LLB at Manchester School of Law.

Applicants with the appropriate background from HELP University College can be considered for entry to the second year of BSc Psychology.

Applicants with other qualifications are encouraged to contact the International Office or the admissions staff for the programme to which you wish to apply for further information.

Postgraduate taught/research 

PG master’s courses (MSc, MA, MRes)

Students with a good bachelor's degree (normally, a minimum GPA of 3.0) from a Malaysian university can be considered for entry to postgraduate degrees at Manchester.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Pre-requisites and additional requirements are specified on the programme descriptions.

MBA

The Manchester MBA requires a minimum of three years’ professional work experience.

Please access the Alliance Manchester Business School pages for full MBA entry requirements.

The University of Manchester offers a range of one year master’s programmes that offer an attractive alternative to academically well-qualified students without suitable work experience.

PhD

Students with a good master's degree (normally, a minimum GPA of 3.0) from a Malaysian university can be considered for entry to postgraduate research at Manchester.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate English language proficiency.

PhDs/Postgraduate research degrees are individually supervised. We strongly recommend that prospective applicants make initial enquiries with the potential supervisor or academic school before submitting a formal application. A research proposal is required along with your formal application.

English language requirements

All international students coming to study in the UK on a Tier 4 visa/Student Route visa are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. The minimum English language requirements for each programme are specified on the course description

We accept a range of global English tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL iBT). In addition, we may be able to accept English from Malaysian 1119, iGCSE and IBDP depending on the overall score achieved. For further guidance about evidencing English language proficiency, please contact the International Office or the relevant admissions team. Alternatively, consult our English Language requirement web pages.

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