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Information for students from Malaysia

Find out about the Malaysian student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Senior Middle Level with 5 A grades or distinctions only 
Science Matriculation Programme for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths degree only; the minimum GPA should be 3.5 measured across the whole study programme, plus a minimum C+ grade in English language examination (curriculum 1119) and passes in written and oral English Matriculation programme tests 
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) grade A's and B's with Pre-University grades at 85%. All students will be considered on an individual basis 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Bachelors degree awarded by a recognised institution with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 

UK 1st degree equivalent: 1st or GPA 3.5 - GPA 3.3 depending on awarding institution
UK 2.1 degree equivalent: 2.1 or GPA 3.0 - GPA 2.8 depending on awarding institution

PhD programmes

Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Students from the Malaysia who have achieved SPM 1119 Grade C+ or Cambridge O Level C+ may be exempted from additional English language requirements.

Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Malaysian student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Malaysia to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 497 Malaysian students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in visiting their Facebook page.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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The Malaysian student community

We welcomed 281 students from your country in 2013/14.
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Key facts

The University of Southampton Malaysia Campus opened in October 2012 and offers undergraduate Engineering degrees split across our Malaysia Campus and the UK campuses, as well as PhD research.

The thing I enjoyed most about studying at the University of Southampton was the fact that although I was half a glode away from home and experiencing a whole new environment, I've made a lot of friends with the local students and learned about their culture. At the same time, there were also many students who came from Malaysia. So, feeling quite much at "home" in a way.

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