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International studentsMalaysia


We have a long history of welcoming students from Malaysia.

We currently have an active community of around 400 Malaysian students and we welcome more than 100 new students from Malaysia each year who come to study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We also work closely with a number of educational institutions in Malaysia.

The Strathclyde MBA in Malaysia

Our triple-accredited MBA ranks in the world’s top ten.

It’s delivered in 10 international centres worldwide including in Kuala Lumpur.

Alumni Malaysia

We also have a very active alumni group.

The University of Strathclyde Alumni Malaysia (USAM) has been running events since 2007.

Malaysian Students Society

We also have a Malaysian Students Society.

It organises social events for the Malaysian community and hold an annual Malaysian Cultural Night featuring Malaysian food and colourful performances. The society also liaises with other Malaysian societies in the UK to participate in events such as the famous Nottingham Malaysian Games. Beyond the extra-curricular side of things, it also relays career events from Malaysian and Singaporean organisations such as TalentCorp and ContactSingapore.

You can get in contact with the society via email at or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Prayer & religion

We have a Chaplaincy within the university which caters for all religions and includes a prayer room for the Muslim Society.

The biggest Mosque in Scotland is in Glasgow city centre, roughly 10-15 minutes walk from Strathclyde campus.

Entry requirements


Here's our list of accepted qualifications for entry into first year of undergraduate courses:

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia High School Certificate (STPM) – Entry requirements equivalent to A Levels. Please see individual course pages for details.
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia - Malaysia Certificate of Ed. (SPM)  – Foundation year required
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) – Entry requirements equivalent to Scottish Highers. Please see individual course pages for details.
  • A-levels – Students will usually enter into 1st year but those with a high performance level in A-levels may be able to enter into year 2 of an undergraduate degree programme.
  • IB – Please see individual course pages for details.
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate and AUSMAT – An ATAR score of 90 or above
  • Canadian High School Certificate (Ontario Board) - 70% or above in six Grade 12, U or M courses

Diploma-holders may be eligible to enter into an advanced year of entry (typically to year 3 of a 4 year degree programme), but confirmation would be given once a transcript is provided for assessment.


  • a good honours degree from a Malaysian university
  • some Masters programmes require work experience

You'll find further information within the detailed entry requirements for each course.

For further information on entry requirements, you can contact our representative Elena Connell (

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more.

Students who hold a 1119 certificate at grades A-C awarded within a two year period at the time of application do not need to provide an IELTS certificate.

Improving your English

If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test

Degree preparation courses

The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre offers international students, who do not meet direct requirements for a course, the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation, International Year One or Pre-Masters programme. Upon successful completion, students will be able to progress to a degree level course at the University of Strathclyde. 

How to apply

Apply through our course pages.

Get in touch

If you're in any doubt about the entry requirements, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

While you're here

Glasgow has so much to see and do while you're here.

Shopping & entertainment

Our music scene, bars and restaurants are renowned and we've one of the best shopping experiences in the UK.

There are museums, numerous sporting venues and more than 90 parks, with the oldest - Glasgow Green - a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Glasgow is also a great base for exploring Scotland's beautiful lochs and mountains or for flying to some of Europe's most attractive destinations.

Strath Union

The student union here at Strathclyde is a great place to grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends between classes.

Like us, it's based in the middle of the city centre and is an array of events, clubs and societies that you can join.

Eating out

There are loads of places to grab a quick sandwich or have a longer, relaxed lunch or dinner around here. Keep an eye on The List for places to eat.

A taste of home

Glasgow is a multicultural and diverse city with many Chinese and Asian restaurants and supermarkets. Halal food is widely available, including at all the University’s on-campus dining options.

Strathclyde International Society

Run by students, for students, the International Society is the first stop for all international students arriving at Strathclyde.

It's the perfect place to meet new people and learn about many different countries and cultures. You can learn more about Glasgow and Scotland too.

There are weekly international pub, movie and games nights which are regularly attended by more than 100 people from countries across the world.

The International Society loves to get out of the city for a bit of sightseeing too. Recent trips have included:

  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Isle of Arran
  • Stonehaven
  • Isle of Skye
  • Ben Nevis
  • Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter trip)

If you're joining us here at Strathclyde, you can add the Strathclyde International Society as a friend on Facebook to keep up to date with what they're doing and where they meet. You can also email the team for any other information.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Strathclyde!

We're visiting

Our next visit

The University of Strathclyde is participating in the UK Universities Virtual School Tour in South East Asia from 21-25 September. Please note these sessions are aimed at school pupils looking to study an undergraduate programme.

Register for event

DateTime (BST)SubjectDescription
Mon 21 Sep 11:45-12:30 Electronic & Electrical Engineering

The Magic of Wireless

A mini lecture delivered by Dr James Irvine.

Tues 22 Sep

08:00-08:45 Accounting & finance A panel session with other universities – find out more about studying Accounting & Finance and our course at Strathclyde
11:00-11:45 Study in Scotland

Hear what a degree at the Scottish university is like and what the country has to offer

Wed 23 Sep

11:00-11:45 Student panel

Current students share their experience of studying in the UK and at Strathclyde

11:45-12:30 International business

A panel session with other universities find out more about studying International Business and our course at Strathclyde

Thur 24 Sep 13:15-14:00 Architecture

A mini lecture delivered by Derek Hill

Fri 25 Sep 11:45-12:30 Civil engineering

Learn about the Civil Engineering programme at Strathclyde

For further information please contact

Please contact Gordon Dunlop ( for information on other future visits.


We receive a number of students each year from major Malaysian sponsoring bodies, including MARA. Strathclyde also participates in a number of major international scholarship schemes that are open to Malaysians, including the Chevening Scholarships.

Individual academic departments and faculties also offer a range of scholarships for international students on their programmes, with awards of up to 50% of tuition fees.

Check out our scholarships database to find out more about all scholarships and funding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.