If you're from Malaysia and you're interested in studying here at Loughborough University, you'll find everything you'll need to know right here.
We have strong links with Malaysia
Loughborough has a long history of working in and with Malaysia, and continues to have strong links. These include research collaborations with the University of Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia. These connections demonstrate our commitment and international reputation.
Students who have studied here have gone on to do great things
Further to this, every year we are proud to welcome many MARA and JPA scholars to our campus. Our Malaysian students continue to be successful after they leave Loughborough University, and our alumni go on to work in a variety of industries in both the UK and Malaysia, as well as around the world. Companies our alumni currently work for include the National Sports Council of Malaysia, HSBC, MARA University of Technology, Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Petronas, in a wide range of positions such as Managing Director, Project Engineer, Commercial Manager, Diplomat and Environment Executive. We are also proud of a whole host of famous alumni, including Dato Peter Velappan, who served as General Secretary of the Asian Football Confederation from 1978 to 2007.
We have two amazing campuses, in two different locations in the UK
We have two campuses, one located in Loughborough in the very heart of the UK and our exclusive postgraduate campus located in London, the capital city of England. Our Loughborough campus is currently home to about 100 Malaysian students across a wide range of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate study levels, and we love welcoming more students to campus.
If at any point you have a question or you need some additional information which is not listed here, then Charlotte Davison is able to help. She is the International Officer for Malaysia and also a Loughborough graduate, so she's well situated to offer lots of great advice alongside her own experience of what it's like to study at our Loughborough campus. We also travel to Malaysia regularly throughout the year, so if you want to speak to us in person you can do.
Why you should study here
If you’re thinking of applying to study here at Loughborough University, you’ll first need to find out what qualifications we accept from your country / region, how to apply for your chosen degree and - if you’re applying with the help of an approved educational advisor – a list of approved agents. If at any stage you have a question, or you are unsure about anything, please contact us.
We accept lots of different qualifications, to learn what qualifications we accept from your country / region please see below. This is only a list of qualifications we accept, to learn the minimum entry requirements you will need to refer to the degree you want to apply for.
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.
What is an undergraduate degree?
Typically an undergraduate degree is the first level of study in higher education. Undergraduate qualifications include BA, BSc, BArch and BEng. Once you have graduated from an undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree.
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What is a postgraduate degree?
There are two types of postgraduate degrees; a postgraduate taught degree and a postgraduate research degree.
A postgraduate taught degree refers to the level study you can progress onto once you have completed an undergraduate degree. It is more advanced than an undergraduate degree, and the qualifications you can obtain include MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, PGDip, and PGCE.
A research degree, also known as a doctorate, is typically undertaken once you have graduated from a postgraduate taught degree. Research degrees include PhD, EngD, CDTs and MPhil.
Students with Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) or the Sigjil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.
What is an international foundation programme?
Our International Foundation Programmes (IFY) provides international students with a foundation understanding of their chosen subject area. It’s typically used as a stepping stone for applicants who have not met our standard entry requirements of our undergraduate degrees. Upon successful completion, students can progress onto the relevant undergraduate courses.
English language requirements
The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some degrees may require higher levels English language, these have been clearly stated on the individual degree pages.
How to apply
The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below.
Approved educational advisors
If you want some further guidance, then you may want to consider applying with the support of an approved education advisor. Below is a list of approved agents/educational advisors who have a contract with Loughborough University. Many of our approved educational advisors have been invited to both of our campuses, and therefore can give you a first-hand account of what you can expect.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fees and scholarships
All students who enrol to study at Loughborough University should make sure they are fully aware of the cost of tuition for their chosen degree, the accommodation they will be staying in, and any associated living costs. Below are some indicative costs, however further details can be found at the relevant pages listed below.
Students will need a further £4,000 - £6,000 to cover expenses such as food, books, clothes, insurance, laundry, entertainment, travel within UK etc. Travel to and from home is not included. £6,000 should cover additional costs for postgraduate living in a self-catered hall for 50 weeks in the year. £4000 should cover additional costs for undergraduate living fully-catered hall for 39 weeks in the year.
The average living expenses for an undergraduate, with catered accommodation included, should be roughly £1040/month.
Supporting you every step of the way
We understand how important receiving the right support at the right time can be, which is why we offer a wide range of support services. So whether you need help with your visa application, or you need additional academic support throughout your studies to reach your full potential or you need help once you’ve graduated to find the right career – we can help.
Your time at Loughborough will be an extraordinary journey, from the moment the international office pick you up from Heathrow Airport and drop you at your accommodation door to the moment you shake hands with our Vice Chancellor at your graduation. Loughborough offers Malaysian students a one in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in our award winning student experience.
When asked about life at Loughborough, our current Malaysians have described it as entertaining, fun, unforgettable and even better than they imagined! It can be intimidating to leave your friends, family and the country you grew up in, but the campus at Loughborough provides a warm and close-knit community which makes settling in much more comfortable.
Most of our undergraduate students and many of our postgraduate students choose to live in the university accommodation on campus. Here, you will be mixed with both international and UK students. The hall committees organise a range of activities to help you settle in and meet your new flatmates, not just during freshers week but throughout the year.
The Students Union (SU) plays a large part in the lives of many Malaysian students. The SU has a media centre, the largest charity section in the country, and over 100 different societies to get involved in, including the Malaysian Students Society. Providing a home away from home for all Malaysians, the Malaysian society arranges and attends a variety of events every year, from day trips across the country, activity days, sports tournaments and the Loughborough Students Union international day, to weekly Badminton and Basketball sessions. The Society also organise cultural activities and festival celebrations, including events for Eid Al-Fitr, Chinese New Year, Divali, Vaisaki and National Day, as well as regular cultural nights with home cooked Malaysian food. The most recent event featured delicious Mee Siam and traditional chicken curries. For more information, or to ask any questions about being a Malaysian in Loughborough, please contact the committee on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports also plays a large part in life at Loughborough – whether it’s joining one of the sports clubs and playing competitively, going along to free recreational sports sessions or just watching some of the matches on campus, the infectious sporting spirit is hard not to get caught up in even for the least sporty people!
Culture and community
There is a real sense of community and family at Loughborough University, and our Faith and Spirituality Centre provides a peaceful place for our students to come and reflect, explore and express their faith and spirituality. It’s a place for you to pray, meditate and to meet others. You’ll find that both our London and Loughborough campuses are very inclusive.
As well as dedicated prayer spaces on campus, Loughborough town centre is home to the Loughborough Mosque and Islamic Cultural Association centre. There are Halal food provisions across the campus and town, including a choice of restaurants and grocery stores. The Loughborough Students Union Islamic Society also provides an environment for Muslim students which fosters a sense of community and belonging, including offering pastoral support, weekly discussion circles, and festival celebrations.
Although Loughborough may only be a town and not a city, there is a huge variety of restaurants and food shops on both the campus and in the town, and our current Malaysian students have highlighted some of their favourites below.
Most Asian food can be bought from the Oriental Store in town (located opposite the Rushers bus stop), a there is also an aisle in Tesco with the name of “World Foods” which you can go to stock up on food such as cooking-sauces and rice. It is also rather simple to buy through online oriental stores as some may provide next-day deliverys right to your doorstep!
There are also Halal butchers in Loughborough, and Halal food can also be sources in the supermarkets in town. In catered halls we are able to offer Halal meats as part of our food service. Halal meats are available from our approved suppliers and are certificated for identification. Those observing Ramadan can also contact their hall managers who will help with specific meal requirements.