The University of Dundee has a strong links with Malaysia and there are currently 192 Malaysian students studying with us. This number is growing each year and we would be delighted to have you join our dynamic student community.

On this page you can discover more about life at Dundee, check our entry requirements and find out other information specific to Malaysia.

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For entry to all our programmes you will need to demonstrate that your qualifications meet the University of Dundee entrance requirements. These are general guidelines only, and exact requirements will vary on an individual basis, and from course to course. The information below is based on you taking your exams under your country's national education system. If this is not the case, please refer to the entry requirements for the relevant country.

For undergraduate courses: if you have taken international school leaving qualifications such as A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), the entry requirements are detailed on the individual undergraduate course pages.

For some of our postgraduate programmes there may be additional non-academic entrance requirements such as relevant work experience. These are detailed on the individual postgraduate course pages.

Malaysia-based entry requirements for 2021

Students who hold the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) will be considered for entry, depending upon grades. This is considered equivalent to A Levels and a minimum of three subjects must have been undertaken with suitable grades. We also consider students who have completed the UEC (Unified Examination of the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools) with an average grade of B3 or above in all relevant subjects. The UEC is not accepted for Medicine or Dentistry applications.

If you do not meet these entry requirements you may be eligible for our International Year 1.

Direct entry to 2nd year is often possible for certain courses, based on post-secondary diploma, A-Level, STPM or IB grades. Or if the student meets the Level 1 requirements and has undertaken further studies towards a relevant University level qualification at a recognised institution. Diploma-holders (2 or 3 year post SPM) may be considered for advanced entry (typically with entry to Year 2 or Year 3 of a 4-year degree programme) on a case by case basis.

A Bachelor's degree with a score of 3.0 or above can be considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree, whilst a score of 2.5 or above can be considered equivalent to a UK 2.2 degree.

Applicants who hold a Bachelors degree may be considered for taught postgraduate study. You must submit your degree transcripts. Mara Diploma in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

For all our courses you will also need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.

International College Dundee

If you do not meet the entry requirements above, you may be able to apply via International College Dundee


The fee you will pay depends on your course and fee category. Visit our undergraduate or postgraduate course pages to find out more.


The University of Dundee offers a range of scholarships, depending on the course you are applying for.

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Living costs

  • Dundee has a lower cost of living than the UK national average
  • As a student in Scotland, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week with your student visa. Please read our factsheets for more information
  • We offer a variety of accommodation, both on and off campus

Contact us

Got any questions about the admissions process, studying or living in Dundee?  Please contact the international officer(s) for your region:

Vivian Chow
Regional Manager SEA 

T: +6012 750 0560

Meet alumni

We are sometimes able to connect you to alumni who live or work in your part of the world. If you are interested, please email to find out more.

Agents in your country

AECC Global

Subang Jaya


Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Kuching, Melaka, Penang, Segamat, Subang Jaya


Johor Bahru, Kota Kinbalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Penang, Subang Jaya

Intake Education

Kota Kinabalu

Interstudy Education Consultants

Kuala Lumpur, Penang


Jalan Barat

SI-UK Education Council


Xinlung Group Ltd., UK Education Centre (UKEC)

Petaling Jaya