International Students



Are you a brave thinker? Are you willing to push boundaries and make exciting discoveries? If so, UCL is the university for you.

We are London's Global University

Around 700 students from Malaysia are currently studying at both undergraduate and graduate levels. UCL is known as London’s Global University: 48% of our students are international, representing over 150 different countries.

A world class education

We are a world-leading, research-intensive university, currently ranked 8th in the World, in the QS World University Rankings 2022, and 1st in London for research power in REF 2021. Our students are encouraged to realise their potential and learn from world leading academics in an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment.

Find the programme for you

Choose from over 400 specialist bachelor’s programmes, 500 master’s programmes, and a huge variety of PhDs, from Anthropology to Neuroscience.

From day one you will focus on your chosen subject area and will be encouraged to develop as an independent learner. Many programmes allow you to take modules from other departments to ensure that you can broaden your understanding of our complex world.

Join #teamUCL

Being a UCL student is about more than challenging yourself academically, it’s also about getting involved in our dynamic community. Experience our exciting city and bring your real-world experience into the classroom.

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for undergraduate programmes at UCL can be found below. However, specific entry requirements for some programmes may differ and may also be higher. You should refer to the undergraduate prospectus which allows you to choose the relevant programme and then select your country from the list in the International Qualifications sections.

Minimum equivalent entry requirement for A-level grades ABB (2022 entry)

Award of one of the following will be considered:

  • STPM: A-, B+, B+ or 3.67, 3.33 and 3.33 in three STPMs
  • Matriculation: A Cumulative GPA of 3.33 with A-,B+,B+ or 3.67, 3.33 and 3.33 in three key subjects
  • UEC: B3 or 75% in UEC

For any other qualifications please contact the regional representative listed for Malaysia.

Graduate Entry Requirements

Entry to Master’s programmes at UCL requires a strong undergraduate degree. Please note entry to some doctoral programmes (e.g. MPhil/PhD) will also require a Master's degree. The entry requirements for individual courses can be found on the graduate prospectus. The equivalent qualifications from the US can be found below in the minimum entry requirements.

Minimum entry requirements

UK Upper second-class (2:1)

The award of any of the following:

  • Bachelors from a public institution at Upper Second Class, or CGPA of 3.3/4.0
  • Bachelors from a private institution at Upper Second Class, or CGPA of 3.3/4.0, provided the degree programme has been accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency*

UK Lower second-class (2:2)

The award of any of the following:

  • Bachelors from a public institution at Lower Second Class, or CGPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Bachelors from a private institution at Lower Second Class, or CGPA of 3.0/4.0, provided the degree programme has been accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency*

* If the degree is from a private institution, the programme must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. Please refer to the MQA website for the list of accredited programmes. Some programmes might be accredited provisionally and listed on the MQA Provisional Accreditation page. Provisional accreditation is changed to full accreditation once the first cohort is graduated.

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary by programme and you can find the exact fee on the specific programme page on the prospectus for both undergraduates and graduates.

  • Average undergraduate tuition fees vary between £26,200 - £47,000
  • Average graduate tuition fees vary between £26,200 - £45,000

You can find further information about our fees on our Fees and Funding pages.


Malaysian students are eligible to apply for scholarships at UCL. You can find all available scholarships on our Scholarship Finder.

UCL also welcomes a number of scholars from bodies such as Petronas, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, The High Commission of Malaysia, MARA and more.

Cost of Living

We know that you will want to carefully consider your finances when thinking of studying abroad, so we have created an overview of your potential living costs which we hope will help you plan and draw up a realistic budget.

Many of our students work part-time, and our Careers service and Student Union can help you find work. If you do plan to work, please ensure you’re abiding by the conditions of your visa.

Student clubs and societies

Your home away from home – UCL Malaysian Society

A real sense of family, home and cultural connection is re-created thanks to UCL Malaysian Society, known as MSoc. Members are grouped into “families” with second-year students forming pairs of “parents” who adopt four to five first year students as “children”. This means that you will have access to a social group for support, making friends, or just to hang out! Your family will keep you engaged via a series of casual events (pot lucks, family bingo and many more) run by the Society throughout the year.

The year starts with The Welcome Picnic, the first event in an exciting social calendar that includes something for everyone: Gala Night to experience the finer things, MGames to compete competitively against other Malaysian societies in the UK, and RD programmes to build leadership skills and kick start exciting careers in all areas of the globe.

You will also have the chance to celebrate major Malaysian festivals - Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Lunar New Year and Diwali - at annual festival dinners thrown by the Society.

Academic support is offered via a mentor-mentee system in which Society members studying similar subjects are grouped together to provide mutual assistance.

Celebrate the biggest night of the year with UCL MSoc #MNight

The biggest night of the year for the calendar is MNight. Consistently attracting sell-out crowds of hundreds of people. MNight is a senory delight of an elaborate celebration of Malaysian culture brought to life in the form of a stage play, singing, storytelling, acting and traditional dance.

A performance not to be missed including traditional dances from Malaysia’s various cultural backgrounds (zapin and joget, shanziwu (fan dancing), bhangra etc.), accompanied by performances from various contemporary and traditional instruments.

For most attendees, it is an entertaining and fun insight into Malaysian culture; but for every UCL Malaysian student in the audience, it is just a nostalgic reminder of home, two oceans away.

Our Alumni

More than 300,000 UCL alumni live in more than 190 countries worldwide. These include novelists, Olympians, Nobel Prize winners, poets, filmmakers, inventors, entrepreneurs and more. Our international alumni community includes more than 2,800 Malaysian alumni living, working and studying in Malaysia and around the world.

The UCL Recent Graduates Network is a vibrant, international community of alumni and students. Each regional hub gives you access to useful resources, exciting events, and advice from talented UCL graduates at different stages of their lives.

Lists of Visits

Representatives from UCL visit Malaysia throughout the year to meet prospective students. This includes fairs, visits to schools and universities and independent counselling sessions. They are an ideal opportunity to speak to us and learn more about UCL and our courses.

You can find a list of our upcoming visits and events on our UCL Visits Your Country page. You can also reach out to us for an individual appointment. See contact details above.