Entry requirements for students from Malaysia

We have been welcoming students from Malaysia for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Malaysian education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or equivalent. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6 or equivalent. Some departments may require a higher score.

English language entry requirements - find out more

The following information is for guidance only.

Entry requirements

Important Information for potential undergraduate medicine and dentistry students

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental Schools. Students who apply to anyone of the universities for an undergraduate degree programme in Medicine or Dentistry and who require a UKCAT test can register online with The University of Sheffield South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

UKCAT helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes.

Students in the South East Asia Region can sit for a UKCAT test at our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To find out more information about UKCAT or register for a test, please click on the link below

Register to take UKCAT in Malaysia

Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes. All applications for undergraduate programmes should be made through UCAS.

A Level
Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian qualification, (STPM)

Applicants with equivalent grades to A Level being required in three of the five subjects studied will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School (MICSS)

Applicants with 11-12 points from 5 subjects will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Note: Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Book-keeping & Commerce should not be included in calculating points.

Matriculation Certificate of the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SAM)

Applicants with a RAW score of 80 or better will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

Victoria Certificate of Education

Applicants with an average of grade B will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Some academic departments may require a higher average grade.

Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas

Applicants with an overall score of 70 - 80% will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degree programmes.

University Institut Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

Diploma holders and University students with a minimum GPA 3.4 will be considered for direct admission to the first year of undergraduate programmes. Some academic departments may consider students for direct admission to the second year of undergraduate programmes

UK Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC) Diplomas

Holders of a BTEC National Diploma with distinction or merit grades will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree programmes.

Applicants who have completed the first year of a BTEC Higher National Diploma with distinction or merit grades will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree programmes.

Other Qualifications

Certificate and Diploma holders from Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology, and private colleges, will also be considered for admission to Bachelor degree courses.

International College

Our International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Find out more about the International College

Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Holders of a good honours degree from a recognised Malaysian university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

For Entry to MBA

Holders of a good honours degree from a recognised Malaysian university and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience will be considered for direct admission to the MBA.

International College

Our International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Find out more about the International College

Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

Holders of a good bachelor degree and a good masters degree from a recognised Malaysian university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.

If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to study at Sheffield, please contact the Malaysia Team.

email : seao@sheffield.ac.uk