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Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Malaysia and from all over the world.  Currently there are 160 Malaysian students enrolled at the University and we have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • The Sijil Tingii Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) (STPM) with good grades.
  • Completion of the Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Completion of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC - Senior Middle Level) with a minimum of AAABBB in six subjects and Grade A1 or A2 in relevant subjects may be considered.
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) administered by the SACE Board of South Australia with score of 80/Grade B or above.
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with average of grade B
  • Canadian High School or Secondary School Diploma with an overall score of 75-80%
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

To be considered for entry to Medicine or Dentistry, the required STPM grades are A,A (in Chemistry and Biology) and A- in another subject excluding Pengajian Am (General Studies) and Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language).

College/Institute Diplomas - applicants holding a three-year post SPM diploma with good grades may be considered for direct entry to Stage two of undergraduate programmes on a case by case basis.

Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for exact entry requirements. 

The comparable Malaysian qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) 

A good Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised Malaysian university with Class 2 division 1 or a CGPA of 3.0/4. 

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A good Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised Malaysian university with Class 2 division 2 or a CGPA of 2.8/4.

Advanced Diploma (Engineering/Science relevant) from Tunku Adbul Rahman College with CGPA 2.8 and above will be considered for entry to postgraduate taught Master's programmes in Engineering/Science.

If you are interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University require good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. The University considers the Cambridge GCE O Level English Language syllabus 1119 with good grades to be an acceptable English Language qualification, however for entry to Medicine or Dentistry an IELTS test is recommended.  View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the INTO website


Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

You can make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Malaysia (see below), who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application.

Queen’s Local Representatives in Malaysia

We work with the following representatives in Malaysia, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

ASA Overseas Education Specialist

Offices in Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Petaling Jaya


Offices in Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Malacca, Segamat Penang and Subang Jaya

Education Network Consultants Sdn Bhd

Office in Penang

Global Educational Services – GES

Offices in Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Miri and Sibu

Interstudy Education Consultants

Offices in Penang and Kuala Lumpur

JM Education Counselling Centre - JMECC

Offices in Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya


Office in Petaling Jaya

Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (MMS)

Office in Kuching

Nas Education Sdn Bhd (Nazza Education)

Office in Kuala Lumpur 

PDVL Overseas Advisory Sdn. Bhd

Offices in Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Sibu

Study International Education Consult Sdn. Bhd.

Offices in Alor Star and Penang

Studyexcel Sdn Bhd

Offices in Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Penang, Subang Jaya and Taiping

The Student Service Centre Sdn Bhd

Offices in Johor Bahru

UK Student Advisory

Offices in Kota Damansara, Kota Kinabalu and Ipoh

Contact the International Office to find out which of our agents are local to you.

Queen's University Belfast

Meet us in your country

Mr Daniel Tackage, Queen's Regional Manager for South East Asia will be visiting Malaysia in October 2015.

An outline of the events and locations where you can meet Daniel and find out more about study opportunities at Queen’s can be found in the table below.

For further details or to make an appointment, please contact Daniel by emailing




8 October 2015

IGB International School exhibition 12-3pm

Kuala Lumpur

9 October 2015

Epsom college mini fair 11am-3pm

Kuala Lumpur

10 October 2015

MMS Exhibition, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu

British Council Fair  - KLCC

Kuala Lumpur

11 October 2015

MMS Exhibition, Pullman Hotel, Kuching


British Council Fair - KLCC

Kuala Lumpur

12 October 2015

Brickfields Asia College Law exhibition - 10am-5pm

Kuala Lumpur

Mabecs - Kolej Mara Banting (KMB) - 2.30-5pm

Kuala Lumpur

13 October 2015

INTEC college mini fair - 9am-1pm

Kuala Lumpur

2-3pm AUG Subang office visit by School of Law
4.15pm AUG city office visit by School of Law

Kuala Lumpur

For details of upcoming events and locations where you can meet with staff from Queen’s, please email


How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information

INTO Queen's Pre-University Courses

INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.

INTO Queen's academic programmes include:

  • International Foundation programme
  • Graduate Diploma programme
  • International Diploma programme

INTO Queen's English Language courses include:

  • English for Undergraduate Study
  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Study Abroad with English
  • Pre-Sessional English
  • Summer School English
  • Insessional English