Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 140 students from Malaysia studying at the University each year.

Societies and clubs:

Alongside a wide range of interest based societies, there are several international student societies within Reading University Students' Union (RUSU). Click here to find out more about student societies at Reading.

There is a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University who have a facebook group. Reading also has a specific society for Bruneian students called RUMBSA - Reading University Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean Association. RUMBSA


Read profiles of international students who are currently at Reading


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The University of Reading welcomes students from Malaysia.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

The level at which you can start your study at the University of Reading depends on what level of qualification you have completed currently. <
Your highest qualification Likely entry level
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM, Malaysia Certificate of Education) Some departments may require certain subjects for entry to Bachelor degree programmes. International Foundation Programme
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokesyenal (SPMV, Malaysia Certificate of Vocational Education) Some departments may require certain subjects for entry to Bachelor degree programmes. International Foundation Programme
Certificate of Unified Examination of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools System (MICSS-UEC) Some departments may require certain subjects for entry to Bachelor degree programmes. International Foundation Programme
MICSS-UEC (Unified Examination Certificate), SPM or SPMV combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme, such as the International Foundation Programme) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma  Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
 British/International A Levels  Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
 Other international qualifications such as Australian HSC, US SAT or AP Certificates  Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
 Diploma (3-year post-STPM) (from Institutes and Colleges) holders with strong results  2nd Year of Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
 Malaysian Bachelor degree  Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
 Masters degree study  Research Postgraduate (Doctoral Degree)

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) enables students that don't have qualifications equivalent to British A-levels to access undergraduate university degree courses. The IFP will provide you with the academic training, language and study skills to start your undergraduate studies with knowledge and confidence and will prepare you for undergraduate study in three ways:
  • by providing academic training in three subjects
  • by developing your English language abilities
  • by enabling you to acquire the study and life skills which you will need on your degree programme. Please see the International Foundation Programme pages for more details.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English language levels for courses at the University of Reading are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper) 570, TOEFL (internet) 88. Some courses require higher levels - you should always check with the department or faculty you are applying to. For more detailed information see the English requirement page.   We offer International Study and Language Institute - English language courses, assessment and consultancy, including English language as well as study skills to help your prepare for our degree programmes.

Applications and funding

How to apply

All undergraduate applications must be made through the UCAS website.  The code name and number for this University is READG R12. Find out more about applying through UCAS

Postgraduate applications should be made directly to the University. More information on applying for postgraduate courses is available here.


The University offers £4M worth of scholarships each year in addition to national programmes from both the British government and Bruneian government.

The following website addresses will take you directly to information on the numerous scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading:

International Baccalaureate Scholarship (for IB Diploma students only)

Henley Business School Undergraduate Scholarships

Henley Business School Postgraduate Scholarships

PhD Scholarship opportunities

Student funding search - for more details of subject specific scholarships available at undergraduate and postgraduate level, within Law, Economics, Psychology, Chemistry and many more of our Schools and Departments.

External Scholarships

The University of Reading in your region

Our South East Asia Ambassadors 

Current students from across the South East AsiaStudentsoutsideRUMBSA region are available for you to contact with any queries. Many of our Ambassadors are commitee members of our Student Society groups and are very happy to help prospective students with their questions about the University.

Please visit the South East Asia at Reading Facebook page in order to contact our Ambassadors:

SEA Facebook Page

You can also get in touch with our Ambassadors from the Reading University Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean Association (RUMBSA) by visiting their website:


Please note our Student Societies are run by students, for students, and are independent of the University.

Our Representatives in Malaysia

We have representatives who are able and willing to assist you with your application.  Find an approved representative>>>

Please use only one representative.

Meet us in your region

Staff from the University of Reading attend a number of fairs and education exhibitions across the world. The list below gives details of when we will be in your region. You can find out more information about each event by clicking on the entry.

British Council 

British Council Malaysia  

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