International students

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 162 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 91 students from Malaysia studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Malaysia 3 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Foundation

Students who have successfully completed their SPM and 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.

Undergraduate

Students who have successfully completed A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for entry onto our undergraduate degrees. For individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website.

We also accept students from Malaysia with the following qualifications:

  • STPM – (generally same grade requirements as A-Level though not accepted for Medicine, Dentistry or Law)
  • UK foundation year at Queen Mary or a recognised institution
  • Senior Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi)

Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our International Foundation Programmes.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please go to the following website.

Postgraduate taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

For entry, onto our Masters level courses, students should normally have achieved an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised university.  Students who graduate from a recognised institution in Malaysia with a GPA score of 3.3 will also be considered for our Postgraduate degrees.

Research degrees (PhD: three years)

For entry, onto our research degree courses, students should normally have a Masters degree from a recognised university.  

For details on English Language requirements please see English Language Requirements below.

English language requirements

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Kelvin Xiawei

Kelvin Xiawei

Email Kelvin

Hi, I am Kelvin. I graduated from Queen Mary with a Law degree in 2013. I am currently working at the Central Bank of Malaysia as an associate legal counsel. 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.

 

What our students say

Michele Peh
LLB

 

Michele Peh

 

Hi, I am Michele. I am currently in second year of the LLB Law degree. I am also the President of Queen Mary Malaysian Society 2014/2015.

Queen Mary does not only offer me an internationally recognised Law degree, its Law School demonstrates a very high quality of teaching. Other than providing me with a top learning experience, the lecturers' and tutors' personal interests in their subject fields have inspired me to adopt the principle of learning while loving Law, instead of forcefully memorising it.

During my first year, my participation in Queen Mary's Legal Advice Centre, student-led Law Society and Bar Society have given me valuable voluntary experience. It moulds professionalism in me which will help me to succeed in my future career and my applications for training contracts to several top UK law firms are currently going smoothly at each stage.

Queen Mary's campus-based environment definitely deserves the title of Award Winning Student Accommodation for its friendly atmosphere, while containing a huge pool of international students from all walks of life. This further allows me to become an all-rounder by sharpening my interactive skills with international friends.

Finally, the campus is very close to central London and there are never any worries about getting around on the well-developed public transportation in London including extensive bus routes and London Underground.

Undeniably, Queen Mary is one of the smartest choices I ever made.


Ye Vonn Chen
BSc Economics and Finance

 

 

"Believe it or not, I had spent my primary and high school years in the same institution, Sri Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for 12 years. I lived with my family all my life before coming to Queen Mary, University of London, where I’ve had to become an independent and grown up girl.

My immense interest in the world and people is the reason behind my choice to study this course.  Economics provides me with an understanding of the relation between demand and supply which is unceasing, provoking me to debate the rationality of choices we make and the allocation of scarce resources. Finance on the other hand is important as any company’s budget plans are vital to ensure its growth and success.

I chose to come to Queen Mary firstly because it is based in London.  However, despite having so many other choices in London, Queen Mary topped the rest as I enjoy living in a city-campus which gives me the best of both worlds. I realised that learning in Queen Mary has made me an all-rounder instead of simply regurgitating textbook facts.

The School of Economics and Finance offer a wide choice of course modules which makes the programmes flexible. The administration staff were very helpful prior to enrolling at Queen Mary and remain so up until this day. The student village is absolutely awesome! Living here in my first year was definitely a great kick start. Not only is it so close to lecture halls and classes, but I had the chance to meet and live with people from all over the world.  No wonder it is an Award Winning Student Accommodation!

There are heaps of interesting places to visit from historic buildings to the happening West End musicals. No one should ever worry about travelling around in London as the underground and bus routes are well organised.  Moreover, Queen Mary's campus is close to Central London and the upcoming London Olympics venue. Lastly, the people in London are friendly and out going which made it easy to adapt in this city."

To hear what other students have to say about Queen Mary, click over to the What our Students Say page.

Scholarships and Funding

Malaysian students are eligible to receive our International Science and Engineering Excellence awards.  Further details about these awards can be found here

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 staff visit Malaysia at least 3 times per academic year but we also have appointed representatives in country to help prospective students submit applications to the College, apply for study visas, look at flights and accommodation and provide other services required by our students before they enrol at Queen Mary.

MABECS Sdn Bhd
B-3A-5, Block B West, PJ8,
No 23, Jalan Barat, Section 8 - Petaling Jaya
46050, Selangor
Tel: 603-79567655/439
Fax: 603-79550876
email: ukdegrees@mabecs.com
www.mabecs.com

AUG Global Network
8 Jalan SS15/8, Subang Jaya,
47500 Selangor
Tel: 603-5634-3767
Fax: 603-5633-3652
www.augstudy.com

IDP Education Ltd

6th Floor, West Block
Wisma Selangor Dredging
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Email: info.kualalumpur@idp.com
Phone: +603 21623755
Fax: +603 21622078
IDP Education: www.idp.com

Visits to your country

Country manager

Rory Clarke 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.

Mr Rory Clarke
International Officer

email: SEAsia@qmul.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6519
Please let me know if you need any other information.

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