Malaysia

We welcome applications from Malaysian students. More than 600 students from Malaysia currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

Download your Bristol Guide

Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol with our guide for students from Malaysia 2022/23 (PDF, 440kB).

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate courses.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses. Check our undergraduate course listings for specific requirements.
  • Applicants with Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) A with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above would be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) with GPA 3.3 and above will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the AUSMAT/SACE with ATAR 92 and above will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the CIMP/CPU with 84% and above will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) with 5 As and above will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants who obtain a pass in the 1119 Cambridge Language Syllabus (UCLES) are normally exempt from English language testing.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Applicants who hold an upper second-class Malaysian bachelor’s (honours) degree will be considered for admission to a master’s degree programme at Bristol.
  • Applicants who hold a Malaysian master’s degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.
  • Applicants who obtain a pass in the 1119 Cambridge Language Syllabus (UCLES) are normally exempt from English language testing.

Transferring your studies

The University of Bristol maintains important partnerships with a number of world-leading universities in Malaysia. If you are studying an eligible degree at one of our partner universities, you can apply to transfer your studies to Bristol through our Global Transfer Programme.

Applications made via our Global Transfer Programme are processed faster using a streamlined admission route.

To check whether you are eligible and how to apply, visit our Global Transfer Programme webpages.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

  • In addition to University of Bristol scholarships, funding opportunities for students from Malaysia have previously included the GREAT Scholarship in partnership with the British Council.
  • Past Malaysian students have also been sponsored by PETRONAS, Shell, CIMB, Chevening, MARA and the Ministry of Education.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Malaysian and Singaporean Students’ Association, the Malay Cultural Society, and over 400 more for different interests.

Our alumni

Our international alumni network includes more than 1,800 students from or living in Malaysia, who are employed at organisations including Citigroup, Gamuda Berhad, HSBC, the Ministry of Health, AirAsia, Exxon Mobil, the Malaysian Government and JPMorgan Chase.

Get in touch

The University of Bristol has a dedicated Southeast Asia Office. Please contact the SEA Office with any questions:
Email: sea-office@bristol.ac.uk

Or contact Sumithra Durai, based in Kuala Lumpur:
Emailsumithra.durai@bristol.ac.uk

You can also contact us on our Southeast Asia Office Instagram account.

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What makes Bristol special is the food and people! You will find something that you enjoy doing here, be it societies, volunteering or sports. The community is very supportive, and Bristol’s Careers Service is fantastic.

Yasmeen (BSc Accounting and Finance), Malaysia

What our students say

Watch our international scholarships video to hear from some of our Malaysian students about why they chose Bristol, studying overseas, and their advice for scholarship applications.

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