International applicants

Entry requirements for students from Malaysia

Find out what qualifications you need to study at Loughborough as a student from Malaysia.



For students taking either the Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) or the Sigjil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM), we would typically require grades ranging from AAA-BBB from best 3 (core) subjects excluding general studies.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a grade C or higher in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) Maths.

For students taking the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) we would typically require from the best 7 subjects grades ranging 2xA1 5xA2 to 7xB3 in the UEC-SML. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a grade B6 or higher in Maths.

  • Students taking the MARA Diploma will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis.                                                                                                                             
  • Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.



We consider applications from students who have graduated with an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject from any recognised university. Typically, we look for a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 from a Malay university, or a good second class honours degree from a UK university.

Potential applicants should look at our Postgraduate Prospectus for further details of appropriate subject requirements as well as our international qualification equivalences table.

Applicants must also achieve the University’s English Language Requirements. In brief, for Malaysian students, the University accepts the Cambridge English Language Syllabus at grade C or above, or IELTS 6.5. .

Pre-sessional English Language tuition is available for those who fall slightly below the score normally expected for entry. More information can be found through our Academic Language Support Service.


A Masters degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university of appropriate standing will normally be required. You may also be required to meet the University’s English Language Requirements.

Please visit the guidelines for PhD students for more information.