‌We have been welcoming students from Malaysia since 1911 when our first Malaysian student came to the University to study Engineering. The University has a Malaysian Student Society which arranges activities throughout the year and there are currently over 100 students from Malaysia at the university.

Glasgow is a multi-cultural city with a large Muslim and Chinese population. The city is home to twelve mosques and a wide range of Halal butchers and shops. The University has its own Muslim Students Association and student accommodation. Single-gender occupancy is available although we encourage early application for accommodation of this nature to avoid disappointment. You will also find local provisions are excellent with access to Chinese supermarkets and traditional Chinese medicine stores in the city.

Entry Requirements


The Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) is considered equivalent to A Levels on a grade for grade basis.

The Certificate of the Unified Examination of the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (UEC) is considered equivalent to Scottish Highers.

The university also welcomes the following qualifications:

  • A Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate
  • Canadian High School Certificate

Students with AAB performance in A Levels/ IB may be also eligible for year 2 entry to a number of Engineering and Science degree programmes.  Diploma-holders (2 or 3 years post SPM) may also be considered for entry (typically with entry to year 2 or 3 of a 4-year degree programme) on a case by case basis. 

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates of recognised Malaysian universities with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Malaysian PG 2020 entry requirements


The University works closely with University of Malaya, University of Putra Malaysia, International Medical University and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

The University also has an agreement with International Medical University (IMU) which allows transfer to the third year of the Medicine (MBChB) degree. For further details contact

The University has a double-degree programme with Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Nottingham: Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

Available Subjects
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

USM, Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Available Subjects
  • Social Sciences (research)

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us

Meet our team in Malaysia

February 2020

  • Location: Kuala Lumpur
  • Event: Partner visits, guest lectures, PG workshops
  • Contact: Sophia Lee


Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.

AUG (Ipoh)

33 Ground Floor, Persiaran Greenhill
Tel: +60 5-2530881

AUG (Johor Bahru)

39, Jalan Harimau Tarom, Taman Century
Johor Bahru
f+60 (7) 331 2977 331 2977

AUG (Kota Bahru)

PT391-1st Floor, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa Seksyen 12
Kota Bahru
609 740 6433

AUG (Kuala Lumpur)

Suite 4 04, Level 4, Wisma MCA, 163 Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2162 2266

AUG (Kuantan)

A-271-1, Jalan Beserah, Kuantan Star City 2
+60 9 505 5427

AUG (Kuching)

Sub Lot 6, Sekama 7, Jalan Sekama,
f+60 (82) 252 854 854

AUG (Melaka)

203-B Jalan Kenanga 3/29A, Off Jalan Gajah Berang (next to Catholic Primary School),
Taman Kenanga Seksyen 3,
+606 (286) 6711

AUG (Nilai)

LK2-01-02, Blok LK2, Laman Komersil Areca, Putra Nilai
Negeri Sembilan
+60 6 733 9633

AUG (Penang)

441-G-9, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus Plaza
+60 (4) 228 6027

AUG (Segamat)

155, 1st Floor, Jalan Sia Her Yam,
+60 (7932) 1168

AUG (Subang Jaya)

8 Jalan SS 15/8
Subang Jaya
+60 (3) 5634 3767

IDP Education (Johor Bahru)

38-01, Jalan Austin Heights 3//2, Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru
+607 364 0080

IDP Education (Kota Kinabalu)

Lot 2-1, 1st Floor, Lintas Plaza 1, Jalan Lintas
Kota Kinabalu
+6088 242 336

IDP Education (Kuala Lumpur)

6th Floor, West Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging, 142-C Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
+603 2162 3755

IDP Education (Kuching)

1st Floor, No. 289, Sub-Lot 2, Wisma Ho Ho Lim, Jalan Abell
+6082 233 645

IDP Education (Penang)

441-1-1 Pulau Tikus Plaza Jalan Burma
+604 226 1811

IDP Education (Subang Jaya)

18 Ground Floor, Jalan SS 15/8
Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
+603 5636 5548


B-3A-5, Block B West PJ 8, No 23, Jalan Barat, Section 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya
03-79567655 /439

Taylor's International Alliance Network

University Placement Services (UPS), Taylor's College Subang Jaya, No. 1, Jalan SS 15/8
Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
+603 5638 1689

UKEAS Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu)

Unit No. S-1-24, First Floor, Block E, City Mall, Lorong City Mall, Jalan Lintas
Kota Kinabalu
+6088 273 977

We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to:

Contact Us

Shonagh Maak, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow) 
+44 (0)141 330 3440

Sophia Lee, Regional Manager - South East Asia (based in Singapore)
+65 6908 6206

Lisa Benlizar, Regional Recruitment Officer (based in Singapore)  
+65 6908 6206

Althea Maxwell, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7369

Cristina Prelle Ros De Souza, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1881

International Summer School

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

To attend the International Summer School for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of an international higher education institution*.
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.


  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

Find out more

High School Counsellor Tour 2020

Sunday 23rd February – Friday 28th February 2020

Host Universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling

The Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Stirling invite high school counsellors to join us for the Scotland Counsellor Tour 2019. This is a unique opportunity to visit 3 Scottish campuses and tour facilities, meet with staff and students, and find out more about the Scottish higher education system. The itinerary also includes a day of social activities to allow counsellors to explore some of Scotland.

The programme includes transportation between the universities, 5 nights’ accommodation (Sunday-Thursday), some meals, and the day excursion. Unfortunately the universities are unable to assist with flight expenses but participants will be transported back to Glasgow at the conclusion of the tour.

Scotland Counsellor Tour 2020 Itinerary


Sunday, 23 Feb: Arrival in Glasgow and Welcome Dinner

Monday, 24 Feb: University of Glasgow Campus Visit

Tuesday, 25 Feb: University of Stirling Campus Visit

Wednesday, 26 Feb: Scottish Cultural Experience (Day Excursion)

Thursday, 27 Feb: University of Aberdeen Campus Visit

Friday, 28 Feb: Transfer back to Glasgow mid afternoon


To register interest, please complete the online application form by 15th October 2019. Selected participants will then be notified in November.


For questions, please contact us at