International students


Information for Students from Malaysia

We currently have 690 students* from Malaysia studying at The University of Nottingham - find out how you can join them here.

* Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2011/12

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Malaysia for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.


A levels and STPM are widely accepted for undergraduate entry and it is rare for Foundation courses to be required - although they may be recommended if the wrong mix of subjects has been taken for your chosen degree.

Students who have completed their SPM can be considered for entry into our foundation courses.

For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.



A levels and STPM are widely accepted for undergraduate entry. A typical STPM requirement / mix of subjects for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is B+B+B+.

UEC students with at least 5 to 6 Grade As in science subjects could be considered for entry into UG Science and Engineering courses.

Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

Find out how to apply.



A bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.

Typical minimum GPA requirements from Malaysian universities are GPA 2.8 to 3.0 out of 4.

For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.


PhD & research

A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Typical minimum GPA requirements from Malaysian universities are GPA 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0.

For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application.

For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.


English language requirements

To study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. In addition to the more common language qualifications - such as IELTS, PTE, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English - the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.

English language courses

Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) offers a range of English language courses.

These courses are designed to prepare international students with the required language skills for academic study at The University of Nottingham.



Contact the International Office

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about our entry requirements or how to apply: international-office@nottingham.ac.uk

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

Our International Officer for Malaysia is Sherry Ng.

Meet us in your country

Staff from The University of Nottingham make regular visits to countries around the world. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you may have about living and studying in Nottingham.

For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us  page.


The University of Nottingham has a huge scholarship portfolio for international students which aims to promote academic excellence and encourage diversity among our student body.

Please refer to our scholarships webpages for details of available scholarships and how to apply. 

Nottingham's overseas offices

Staff in our overseas offices are happy to meet you and family or friends at any time – just email them or phone to make an appointment.

Our overseas office staff can also verify documents and send them to the UK on your behalf.

The University of Nottingham South East Asia Office
Sherry Ng and Poh Wan Cheang
International Office (International Student Section)
2nd Floor, Chulan Tower
3 Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur

telephone: 00 603 8924 8383/84
fax: 00 603 8924 8385

Overseas representatives

We work with a number of appointed representatives (agents) in many countries who can help you with the application process and all of the next steps to your arrival at Nottingham.

List of overseas representatives

The British Council

The British Council's website and in-country offices can also be a useful source of information.




International Office

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5155
email us