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Birkbeck welcomes applications from Malaysian students across a range of disciplines and significant numbers of Malaysian students study at the University of London.

English language entry requirements

  • For the majority of postgraduate degrees, successful applicants will be expected to have met our English language requirements by the time they expect to start their studies.
  • If you have recently studied successfully for an academic qualification taught in English, you may not be required to submit a language test. In which case, please indicate in your application that you want exemption from an English Language test.

Academic entry requirements

  • Master's degrees: We generally expect applicants to have a Bachelors degree from a recognised national or private university in Malaysia with a minimum degree classification of 2.1 or 2.2. The grade we require may vary according to the subject you are interested in. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.
  • Master's Foundation Programme: If you do not meet these entry criteria, but have achieved at least second class or second division marks at Bachelor level, then you may be considered for the London FoundationCampus Master's Foundation Programme (MFP). Students who successfully complete the MFP are welcome to apply for a range of postgraduate programmes at Birkbeck for the following intake.
  • Research degrees: We generally expect applicants to have a Master's degree from a recognised national or private university in Malaysia with a good grade. A key consideration will be the quality of your proposal.

Popular programmes for Malaysian students

Meet us in your country

  • David Tupper (International Students Officer) makes regular visits Malaysia to meet prospective students at education events (usually in March). Please check our events calendar to find out about future visits.

College representatives in Malaysia

  • We work with local representatives who offer prospective students advice on selecting a course, making an application, and securing a visa for study in the UK:

    Malaysian British Educational Cooperation Services
    B-3A-5 Block B West, PJ8
    No. 23, Jalan Barat, Seksyen 8
    46050 Petaling Jaya
    Tel: 03-79567655/439
    Fax: 03-79550876

Contact us

David Tupper

David Tupper is responsible for enquiries and applications from Malaysian students. If you have specific questions about studying at Birkbeck, or wish to arrange a discussion by Skype, please email



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