Information for applicants from Malaysia
Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 160 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.
We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.
There are currently 235 students from Malaysia studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
We have a well established Malaysian Students Society if you would like to get in touch with any of the current students.
Queen Mary has a staff based in South East Asia to support in country promotional activities including fairs and exhibitions. You can get in touch with one of our in country representatives or Country Manager.
Students who have successfully completed their SPM, AS level or UEC qualifications will be eligible for entry to the Queen Mary International Foundation programme, which upon successful completion will help qualify you for an undergraduate degree.
Our entry requirement vary between courses.
- IB: an overall of 32 to 38, depending on courses
- A Level: between BBB to A*AA depending on courses
Other qualification which we can consider are:
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan (STPM) can be considered for entry into most undergraduate programmes:
AAA AAB ABB BBB AAA AAB ABB BBB
Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle level
UK foundation year at Queen Mary or another UK recgonised institution
For more detailed information on Medicine and Dentistry requirements and how to apply please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.
Information on the comparability of international qualifications can be found on the Entry Requirements section under the listings for each programme in the course finder.
Please note this information is only intended as a guide as the final decision on equivalency of overseas qualifications will be made by the Admissions Office at Queen Mary.
For information on how to apply for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study.
English language requirements
- Please refer to English language and foundation courses for different course requirements.
- Students who have achieved a good grade in their SPM 1119 English will not require IELTS.
- We also accepts alternative english language qualification for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate study.
- Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary.
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
Hi, I am Kelvin. I graduated from Queen Mary with a Law degree in 2013. I am currently working as a deal manager in the Global Financial Operations division of Oracle. I was the President of Queen Mary Malaysian Society, a student ambassador for the School of Law and a student adviser at the School's legal advice centre.
I chose Queen Mary because I was drawn to the well-publicised supportive and friendly atmosphere around the campus and the significance the College places on diversity and inclusion. The lecturers are very committed in their teachings, they inspired me to study laws with a wider perspective. Tutors are extremely helpful and they will take extra efforts to provide first-class learning experience.
Undoubtedly, my experience at Queen Mary has increased my employability considerably. Choosing Queen Mary was definitely one of the smartest decisions I ever made. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to find out more about life as a Malaysian at Queen Mary.
John Tan Yu Choong
BSc Business Management, 2020
One of the main reasons I chose to stay in Queen Mary for my degree is because I probably had one of the best years of my life doing the International Foundation Year here. Everyone was so friendly, including the teachers, and I just felt at home.
However, the main reason I chose to stay was because the teachers got the very best out of me and allowed me to fulfil my potential.
BSc Business Management, 2008
Celebrity Chef, TV Host and business entrepreneur
Winner of Food Asia Hero 2015 by the Asian Food Network (AFN)
Coming from Malaysia, a country that is extremely multicultured, where food is the most important part of our very being, the smell of curry meant familiarity in an unfamiliar place. Looking back now, I wasn't just ok, i absolutely thrived at Queen Mary.
The location of the university meant i was able to have the perfect combination of campus life and because it is situated in one of the most exciting cities in the world, it gave me the flexibility to be independant, to explore London and what the city has to offer.
LLB Law, 1995
Human Rights Lawyer and Activist
As a mature student with a baby and bills to pay, I had more challenges than many other young students. I have to work part-time and study full time. Queen Mary gave me the flexibility and support that I needed.
I cannot thank enough Queen Mary and the Department of Law for accommodating my needs and providing us with first class lecturers. I am always proud to say that I am a graduate from Queen Mary, a redbrick university and part of the Russell Group!
Scholarships and Funding
Malaysian students are eligible to receive our International Science and Engineering Excellence awards.
Further details about funding can be found on the scholarships pages.
Our Malaysian applicants may also wish to consider one of the funding bodies listed below who regularly place students with us:
Queen Mary is also a host institution for a number of Chevening Scholarship holders each year. See here for further details on the Chevening awards: http://www.chevening.org/malaysia
In country representatives
Queen Mary has staff based in South East Asia but we also have appointed representatives in country to help prospective students submit applications to the university, apply for study visa, look at flights and accommodation, and other services required by our students before they enrol at Queen Mary.
Some of these representatives have more than one office around the country. Please visit their website to find the nearest office to you.
Intake Education (formerly known as UKEAS)
S-1-24, First Floor City Mall,
Lorong City Mall, Jalan Lintas,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: +6014 552 2727
SUN-ASA Overseas Education
Lot F106, First Floor, Centrepoint (New Wing)
3 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 7727 1373 / +603 7728 1373
Mobile: +6010 316 6417
Visits to your country
Visits and events to your country can be found on Connect with us
As we are not able to travel to meet you in person due to covid, you can book a 1-2-1 session at (local time in Malaysia):
Siewmang Yee is the Country Manager for Malaysia and is happy to help any of our prospective Malaysian students with any questions they might have about the university.
Ms Siewmang Yee
Follow me on Instagram: siewmang.qmul