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Malaysia

We are proud to have been home to thousands of students from Malaysia over the years. Our safe and friendly campus will make you feel welcome from your first day and you’ll enjoy support from our active community of Malaysian students.

You can find everything you need to know here and hear why our Malaysian students love living and studying at Queen’s.

24,000+
Total students studying with us
150
Students from Malaysia

Upcoming digital events

We will be meeting with students at a range of digital events over the coming months and invite you to speak with us there. You will find information about our upcoming events below.

You can apply to study at Queen’s from anywhere in the world. The grades required for admission to Queen's will vary according to your chosen course of study.

View entry requirements on your course of choice by using the search tool, then check your comparable grades below, to determine eligibility.

Entry Requirements

The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

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.

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 intl.student@qub.ac.uk 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.

  • Undergraduate

    Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

    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.

    How to Apply

    Most students make their applications through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen’s. The UCAS application deadline for international students is 30 June 2021.

  • Postgraduate

    Postgraduate Entry Requirements

    The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

    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 intl.student@qub.ac.uk 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.

    How to Apply

    Applications for Postgraduate Taught Masters and PhD programmes must be made using the University's online application system. There is no application fee to apply for Postgraduate programmes.

    All Masters degree programmes at Queen’s begin in September each year.

    Postgraduate research programmes can begin at different times throughout the academic year. The start date has to be agreed with your PhD supervisor.

    Applications should be submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Portal for admission to the vast majority of postgraduate programmes.

    More information on how to apply for postgraduate programmes.

  • INTO Foundation Courses

    How to Apply

    Prepare for your university degree with tailored, academic pathway programmes from INTO Queen’s. You’ll benefit from university-style teaching for subject-based modules and high academic standards.

    Then, when it comes to progressing to your chosen degree, INTO will support you with your university application.

    Courses include:

    • International Foundation courses in Architecture, Business and Engineering, providing a pathway to the first year of a wide range of undergraduate degrees.
    • International Year One courses in Management and Finance, Engineering disciplines, and Computer Science, allowing direct entry to year two of Undergraduate degrees.
    • Graduate Diplomas that prepare you for direct entry to selected Master's courses in Finance, Management and Social Sciences.

Are your qualifications from a different country?

You may also be interested in Australia, USA or Canada entry requirements.

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 courses for programme requirements). The full list of acceptable English Language qualifications is available here.

Improve your English language skills to prepare for further academic study or the level required for your degree.

Academic English
For students who need to increase their IELTS level in order to progress to university.

Pre-sessional English
For students who are academically qualified and hold an offer from Queen’s but need to improve their English language skills to the level required for their degree.

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

Currency:

From £17,400

Undergraduate tuition fees

From £17,700

Postgraduate Taught tuition fees

From £17,460

Postgraduate Research tuition fees

Fees shown are for Fee rate 1. Laboratory based courses and other courses have different fee rates. Check the relevant course page for Tuition fee costs. All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2021-22, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be provided with details of the tuition fee payable in your offer letter.
All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies were correct at June 2021 (xe.com).

Scholarships

We are committed to helping students realise their ambitions and we offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

The lowest cost of student living in the UK

Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018), making Belfast a great city to live in for international students compared to other UK cities.

Total: £22,577

Total for UG (classroom based)

  • £17,400
    Tuition
  • £4,500
    Accommodation
  • £613
    Going out
  • £328
    Food/Drink

* Costs are for 1 year of study or two semesters.

Queen’s is a world-class university with a thriving international community. One of the oldest Universities in the UK and Ireland, we have a strong global reputation for our high quality teaching and research.

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World class teaching and research

The world-leading research by our academics contributes to the latest thinking in how we tackle the great global challenges of our age, such as health, food, conflict and technology. Our state-of-the-art education and research facilities are some of the best in the UK and Ireland.


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A vibrant friendly place to live

Our international students are guaranteed a place in our accommodation, which means you can be confident you'll be living somewhere safe, comfortable and affordable. We provide a supportive community, events and pastoral care, 24/7 safety and security and well-being support.


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Your future career

As a student at Queen's, you'll gain skills and knowledge valued by employers all over the world. Whether you plan to pursue opportunities here in the UK, or further afield, our links with many industries, specialist career resources and international network can take you anywhere.

Why students from Malaysia choose Queen’s?

Belfast is one of the safest cities in the UK (Admiral 2018). People here are known for being warm and friendly, so you’ll feel welcome the moment you arrive.

You’ll get the best of both worlds – great food, places to socialise, and access to free healthcare all in a small and friendly UK city. You can easily and safely explore Belfast’s culture and beautiful scenery by public transport or on foot.

Northern Ireland has the lowest cost of student living in the UK (Which? University, 2018), so you can afford a good quality of life while saving on rent, laundry and transport costs.

We’ll take you further

Our Malaysian students are impressed by our helpful academic staff - 98% of them told us they are happy with the support they’ve received (International Barometer 2018).

We have an excellent work placement programme with key employers and are proud to be 11th in the UK for career prospects after 15 months (Complete University Guide 2021).

Your home away from home

You’ll become part of an active student community and our sports clubs and societies allow you to make new friends from all over the world. You might find our Malaysian Student Society a good support network and they regularly host events that bring a taste of Malaysia to Queen’s.

If you choose to study at Queen’s, you’ll join a large network of Malaysian alumni. Our notable graduates include YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, YB Dato' Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik (Patrons of QUAAM) and Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr Anuwar Ali (President of QUAAM).

 

Affordable travel

Belfast has two airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin. You can fly direct to Belfast from over 20 European cities and a number of North American locations.

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It won’t be long until you feel at home here. There’s plenty of ways to meet new friends, develop life skills and find support when you need it.

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Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

Students at Queen's get the best of both worlds - a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby.

Known as the "Queen's Quarter", the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine, all within easy walking distance.

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Whether you need help with your visa application, a welcome at the airport, academic or English Language support throughout your studies, advice on finances or career guidance – we can help.

Supportive Malaysian Society

You’ll become part of an active student community and our sports clubs and societies allow you to make new friends from all over the world. You might find our Malaysian Student Society a good support network and they regularly host events that bring a taste of Malaysia to Queen’s.

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