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Information and entry requirements for students from Malaysia

Rebecca Tinker

Welcome to NTU

Hello, my name’s Rebecca Tinker and I'm the NTU Representative for Malaysia. I’m delighted you’re considering studying with us and if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help. I visit Malaysia a lot and love meeting new students and families personally to give advice and guidance.

If you’d like us to keep in touch with you please register with us and we’ll send you updates on what’s happening at the University. We’ll also let you know if I’m visiting Malaysia so we can arrange to meet if you wish – or you can contact me directly.

Malaysia Scholarship

Do you have an offer to study with us? Why not apply for our exclusive Malaysia scholarship. If you're a postgraduate student you can apply for £4,000 towards your studies.

We also offer a variety of other scholarships ranging from £2,000 to 50% of your tuition fee. Once you submit an application form we’ll assess you for all scholarships you are eligible for.

Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply below.

I did a work placement as part of my course. I’d say it was a good investment and an excellent, rewarding experience. Eng Siong Ng, Malaysia, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Fiorentina Poh

Meet one of our students from Malaysia

“My decision to come to NTU was very clear when I decided to take on a course that offered a placement year opportunity. NTU was at the top of my decision as I found out that it offers so much support in one’s future employability, and it is so diverse in terms of international students from different backgrounds coming to NTU!”

“What’s great about my course is that we get the opportunity to listen to many real working and experienced individuals, some of whom are alumni from the course. I’ve found all of the talks incredibly useful and practical as it gets you geared and prepared for your placement year and graduate life. We get insights on the industry or a particular company, and ways to improve our CVs, portfolio and more.”

Fiorentina is currently studying BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design. Read her student story.

Entry requirements

Your qualification You could study
Average grade of C
Foundation courses at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)

First year undergraduate - please contact us for grade requirements

MICSS-UEC (Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School – Unified Examinations Certificate)

An average of A1-B4 from 5 subjects (not including Malay or Chinese)

Some of our courses have specific subject requirements - please contact the IDO for more information if the course you are applying for asks for a specific A Level subject

First year undergraduate

International Baccalaureate Diploma

First year undergraduate

See our International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements


First year undergraduate courses – please see our information on the UCAS tariff

Foundation courses, South Australian Matriculation, and Canadian Pre-university courses First year undergraduate courses – please contact us directly for further information
Diplomas, advance diplomas, three-year polytechnic certificates, and associate degrees Second or third year entry to selected undergraduate courses – please contact us directly for further information
American, Canadian and Australian transfer degree

Bachelors degree

A classification of 2.1 or 2.2 (depending on your course of interest)

Postgraduate (Masters) courses
Masters degree Postgraduate research

English language entry requirements

We can accept UCLES GCE O Level (GCE-O) 1119 English language (awarded in 2020 or earlier) grade C or above in place of IELTS. If your qualification was awarded after 2020, please contact us for further info.

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us for advice.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) course.

NTU Representatives

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

View our NTU Education Counsellors Network.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8175