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Malaysian Applicants

Sheffield cityThe Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has welcomed Malaysian students for many years, particularly at undergraduate level. Our BEng Chemical Engineering degree is a popular choice amongst sponsored students. You will find a warm and welcoming community of students and staff from all around the world, no matter which degree you study.

Local Information

Sheffield is situated in the centre of the UK, approximately an hour by regular train connection from Manchester Airport, which has easy connections to KLIA. Additionally, London is two hours away by train. Sheffield is a vibrant city which welcomes students from all cultures. There are places of worship for people of all faiths, halal and regional Chinese food is easily available, and various cultural festivals are celebrated both by students at the University and the city, including Chinese New Year.

Why study chemical engineering in Sheffield?

Peak districtSponsored prospective undergraduate students studying a relevant Diploma in Chemical Engineering at many Malaysian universities, including UiTM and UniKL, may be eligible for entry to level two of our undergraduate programmes, subject to achieving a sufficiently high GPA. Please contact the Department directly to discuss this further.

Our Department has a long history of welcoming Malaysian students, we make regular trips to the region to take part in British Council education events and UCAS fairs, as well as visiting schools and colleges, offering Malaysian applicants an opportunity to talk to our staff. For details of upcoming events, please follow the link to the International Office Malaysian webpages below.

Our degrees are accredited by the IChemE, which also has a branch in Malaysia. Employers recognise that a degree from Sheffield is a mark of quality. Recent Malaysian graduates of our Department have gone on to work for Petronas, UMW Oil & Gas, Greendex Sdn. Bhd., ExxonMobil and Malakoff Corporation Bhd.


The University offers a range of scholarships to Malaysian students.

Find out more about these opportunities.

South East Asia Office

The University has a dedicated South East Asia Office, based in Kuala Lumpur, which can offer you advice and support on the application process and immigration and visa issues, as well as answering any other questions you may have.

Find you  more about our South East Asia Office.

Malaysian Student Societies

Malaysian students play a leading role in many of the national, cultural and sporting student societies at the University of Sheffield.

The Students’ Union has two extremely active Malaysian student societies, providing a support network for Malaysian students right across the University. They regularly participate in events run by the Union’s International Students’ Committee, including the International Cultural Evening, World Week and World Food Festival, as well as organising the annual Sheffield Malaysian Games.

Sheffield Malaysian Student Association
Malaysian and Singaporean Society

More information

For more information for Malaysian applicants, including advice on visas, representatives in Malaysia and visits to your area, please visit our International Office webpages.