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We look forward to welcoming students from Malaysia to our University’s vibrant international student community.

At Wolverhampton, you will benefit from a rich student experience, both in and out of lectures. Get involved in sport by joining student teams or taking part in social sport sessions, including football and badminton, and enjoy the variety of other activities and societies offered by your Students’ Union.

With your new home comes a fulfilling social life! Experience the city’s best attractions and hidden gems whether food, drink, art, film, music, theatre or shopping is your thing – and, thanks to great transport links including the central train station, you can explore what else the UK has to offer too.

Once you’ve completed your degree, you can stay connected with the University of Wolverhampton through our Alumni Association for great opportunities and alumni benefits.

Entry requirements for students from Malaysia

International Foundation Year

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia – Malaysia Certificate of Education

Students with scores of 5 would be eligible for the International Foundation Year.

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required.

Students with a score of 6 in English language would be exempt from the English requirements.


Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia – Malaysia Higher School Certificate

The STPM is comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A-levels.

Unified Examination Certificate – Senior Middle Level

An average of 75% in the UEC is normally accepted for entrance onto a Bachelor programme.


with very high grades may be accepted by certain departments.


Bachelor degrees from institutions recognised by NARIC or with degrees registered within the Malaysian Qualifications Register can normally be accepted for Master’s studies.

The standard marking system in Malaysian Universities is comparable to that used in the UK, with the exception of the International Islamic University:

A score of 3.0 is considered comparable to a 2:1.

A score of 2.5 is considered comparable to a 2:2.

A score of less than 2.5 is considered comparable to a 3 and would require the completion of a pre-Master’s course.

English Language requirements

English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University’s own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements.  For details of each programme’s English language requirement please see the individual course pages.

Please see the most commonly accepted English Language International Qualifications.


Cambridge General Certificate of Education O-level Syllabus 1119 - Grade C (5.5 equivalent) Grade C (6.0 equivalent)

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) (Malaysia Certificate of Education) - Grade C English must include 1119 Bahasa Inggeris (5.5 equivalent),

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) Grade C English must include 1119 Bahasa Inggeris (6.0 equivalent). Any certificate from 2016 can be accepted.

STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persokolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) - 6 or C in English  (5.5 equivalent), 6 or C in English (6.0 equivalent).