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Country-specific information - Malaysia - University of Reading

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. If your highest level of qualification is the SPM, SPMV or MICSS-UEC, it is likely that you will need to complete this Programme before you can study for a degree.  

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 Language requirement page.  

We offer courses that will help prepare you for study in the UK, 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 UCAS website code name and number for this University is READG R12.  

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

Scholarships

The University offers £4M worth of scholarships each year in addition to national programmes from both the British government and Malaysian government.
  • The following website addresses will take you directly to information on scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading: student funding search  

External Scholarships 

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Our Representatives in Malaysia

We have a representative in Malaysia who is 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

Events in your region

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