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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

Five subjects in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with grades 1-6, including mathematics and a science subject, are appropriate for entry onto a Level 3 Diploma.

FdSc foundation degree

Two subjects in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) at grade C or above, including one in a science subject, are normally appropriate for entry onto a FdSc course.

The FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science requires three subjects in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), with two of these at grade B or above, and one should be in a Life Science.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

BSc(Hons) courses require three subjects in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), with two of these at grade C or above, and one should be in a Life Science/science subject.

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. This should have been taught in English, or you should have the MSc English requirements outlined below.

English language requirements

Please note that only Secure English Language Tests are valid for Tier 4 (General) student visas. The location of your nearest SELT provider is listed here.

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

Visa requirements

Students ordinarily resident in Malaysia normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Malaysia

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Malaysia.

The British Council in Malaysia

The British Council in Malaysia is an excellent source of information about life and studying in the UK. Their website and contact details can be found here.