Malaysia / Entry requirements
General requirements for undergraduate courses
Holders of A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at good grades are considered for entrance to undergraduate programmes, but please see the undergraduate prospectus for standard entry requirements for individual programmes.
STPMs are considered equivalent to A-levels on a grade-for-grade basis, and applicants will also need to demonstrate English language proficiency.
The University considers the Cambridge English Language syllabus CIE 1119 at good grades as a recognised English language qualification.
College and/or institute diplomas can be considered for entry on to the second year of certain bachelor’s 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.
Students with the appropriate background from HELP University College, Taylor’s College, Brickfields Asia College and INTI University are considered for entry to the second year of the LLB at Manchester School of Social Sciences.
Students with the appropriate background from HELP University College are considered for entry to the second year of BSc Psychology.
If you do not meet the conditions for direct entry you will need to successfully complete a University-recognised foundation programme before joining an undergraduate course. Students who have achieved overall grades of BBC (in relevant subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) would be considered for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme. Students who have achieved AAB in non- relevant subjects would also be considered for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme. Applications for the University’s Biosciences with a foundation year programme would be considered following completion of the STPM on case by case basis.
The following minimum requirements would need to be fulfilled in order for applicants to be considered for the foundation programmes (Engineering and Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (including Management and Law), Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology) run in partnership with the University by INTO Manchester:
- Completion of SPM, B Grade Average, AND one year of schooling at STPM level or equivalent, with good grades or
- Completion of UEC Senior Middle 3, B Grade Average, or
- Completion of Diploma Year 1 with minimum grade B / GPA 3.0
- Completion of University degree year 1 wishing to change major
Subject specific requirements may also apply.
General requirements for postgraduate/research courses
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.
English language requirements
All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.
Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English language policy, including a list of some of the English language qualifications we accept, can be found here.
Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while others give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English language proficiency before starting the course.
Under certain circumstances, the University may consider IGCSE/O-level English, or International Baccalaureate Language (English) or Language and Literature (English) at high grades as a recognised English language qualification.
Other entry requirements
Please note that this is generic information only. Faculties and Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is important to check with the School directly before you apply.
Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.