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Malaysian students at Royal Holloway take courses at all study levels, from undergraduate, to Masters, to research and also university preparation.

Glenn Tosek is the International Officer who covers Malaysia and regularly makes visits to the country during each admissions cycle to meet with our applicants and prospective applicants interested in studying at Royal Holloway. You can contact her by emailing

The qualifications we accept

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Malaysia.

Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level only

Students who have taken STPM/UEC will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. STPM grade requirements are the same as the Royal Holloway A Level requirements and can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course. For UEC Senior Middle Level we require 5 subjects with an average of 80% overall.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB, you  will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes.  Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Master’s Degree

Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for direct entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but departments will usually ask for a Bachelor's degree with Class 2 Division i to Class 2 Division ii, B to B+, or between 2.8/4.0 to 3.0/4.0.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

Students who have successfully completed a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are planning to study.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.

Undergraduate students applications are made online via UCAS. But if you are applying to a University preparation course or a postgraduate course, then apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

As well as visiting Malaysia, Royal Holloway has appointed representatives there who can help with your application.

Kuala Lumpur

ASA Overseas Education Specialist - Petaling Jaya
Lot F106, First Floor, Centrepoint (New Wing),
3 Lbh Bdr Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya. Malaysia
Tel: +603-7727 1373 / +603-7729 1373

IDP Education - Head Office
6th Floor, (West Block), Wisma Golden Eagle Realty,
Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 03-27879786

You can find IDP offices across Malaysia, please go to their website to find the one nearest to you. 

MABECS - Petaling Jaya
B-7-3 Block B West, PJ8
No. 23 Jalan Barat, Seksyen 8
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7956 7655/ +6017-339 7453

SI-UK - Petaling Jaya
Unit 43-G, Block D, Zenith Corporate Park,
Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +60378861936

UKEC Malaysia
7B, Nadayu 28 Dagang, Jalan PJS 11/7,
Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 5612 7213


ASA Overseas Education - Penang
441-1-7, Pulau Tikus Plaza, Burmah Road,
10350 Penang. Malaysia
Tel: 604-227 0373 / +604-228 0373

Kota Kinabalu

GA Space, No.1-2,1B, 2nd Floor, Block B,
Kolam Centre Phase II, Jalan Lintas,
Luyang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu,
Tel: +6011-2668 5678

The British Council In Malaysia provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain

The British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur for advice on visas and visiting the UK

The High Commission of Malaysia in London for services for Malaysian citizens living in the UK

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK

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