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Important information for applicants

  • Undergraduate entry requirements

    The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes:

    • The Sijil Tingii Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) (STPM) is considered comparable to A-levels. Grades in three of the five subjects must meet our A-level grade requirements (excluding General Studies and Malay language).
    • 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 ABBBBB in six academic subjects and Grade A1 or A2 in relevant subjects will be considered.  

      Typical requirements in six subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay) for applicants with UEC would be as follows:

      - AAAABB (comparable to AAB at A-Level)
      - AAABBB (comparable to ABB at A-Level)
      - AABBBB (comparable to BBB at A-Level)
      - ABBBBB (comparable to BBC at A Level)

    • 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.

    The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

  • 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 our Course Finder for specific 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 Abdul Rahman College with CGPA 2.8 and above will be considered for entry to postgraduate taught Master's programmes in Engineering/Science.

    Supporting Documentation

    When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.

    Borderline Cases

    Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

    On completion of your degree, you should forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

    INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

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

    PhD Study

    Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need 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 Course Finder. 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

  • Scholarships

    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 Graduate School 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

    MABECS Sdn Bhd

    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

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


  • 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

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