Welcome Malaysia


Aberystwyth is a lively university town and a home-from-home to around 10,000 students. Throughout the year the vibrant town is filled with students from around the world or buzzing with tourists, enjoying Aberystwyth’s sights, creating an evident cosmopolitan feel to this Welsh seaside town. One of the most popular subjects for our Malaysian students is Law. Our Department of Law & Criminology has a relationship with Malaysia dating back to 1951 when Tan Sri Mohd Ghazalie bin Shafie read law at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.  In recent years the department has welcomed more than 60 Malaysian students every September.

We look forward to each exhibition and visit to Malaysia - do not miss on the opportunity to learn more about our excellent courses and superb teaching experience. Check our schedule now and meet our representatives in your country.


My name is Maryann Vargis and I am the South-East Asia International Manager charge of Malaysia. If you have any queries about studying or living in Aberystwyth, I would love to hear from you.

Tel: +6016 - 980 2770

Email: mav24@aber.ac.uk

Skype: Maryann.Vargis

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Aberystwyth University SEA Regional Office
WORQ Subang, Unit 2-1, Level 2,
The Podium, Tower 3, UOA Business Park No.1,
Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a, Seksyen U1,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Aberystwyth University expects Malaysian students to hold Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificat)/Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) with minimum GPA of 3.0 or grade B. Entry requirements also differ depending on which of our programmes you want to study - each degree scheme will have specific requirements and it is important that you check carefully the particular requirments for the scheme or schemes that interest you.  For Undergraduate course information please contact the Undergraduate Office.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Taught Courses

Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.

The following table shows how Malaysian qualifications compare with UK degrees.

UK 2ii Honours standardUK 2i Honours standardUK Masters standard
Bachelor's 2ii Honours Bachelor's 2i Honours Master's degree

Research Courses

If you are applying for research programmes from Malaysia, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant masters degree.

Note: If you have any questions regarding postgraduate courses, please contact pg-overseas@aber.ac.uk.

English Entry Requirements

All non-UK students from countries where English is not the first language are required to show evidence of sufficient knowledge of English - your level of proficiency in English must be proved before you begin your course.  If you have not achieved the required level prior to the receipt of the acceptance for admission, the formal offer will include a condition that you will need to attain essential knowledge before the start of your course.

You will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at the following levels:

  • IELTS - from 6.0 to 7.0

The above requirements are dependent on the department as well as the course of your choice. To get full details regarding English language requirements across all the courses, vitis the Postgraduate English Language Requirements website or open the Undergraduate English Language Requirements table. 

If you do not meet our requirements - do not worry! We offer excellent language support  - our International English Centre provides students with International Foundation Programme recognized by British Council. If you wish to learn more, please visit International English Centre website.

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Our Partners

HELP University

Institutional Link.

KDU University College Damansara
Crescendo International College
Brickfields Asia College

Partnered with the Aberystwyth Law School

Brickfields Asia College

Partnered with the Aberystwyth Business School


Our Agents in Malaysia 

EMS Management Centre

Tel:  +603-2162-3008
Fax:  +603-2163-6008
E-mail: info@emsmc.com
Web:  www.emsmc.com

IDP - Kuala Lumpur Office

Tel:  +603-2162-3755
Fax:  +603-2162-2078
E-mail:  info.kualalumpur@idp.com
Key Contact:  Elyner Liew, Team Leader

JM Education Group

E-mail: inquirydata@imecc.com
Web: http://www.jmeducationgroup.com/


Tel : +603-7956-7655 / 439
Fax : +603-7955-0876
E-mail: ukdegrees@mabecs.com
Web: www.mabecs.com

PDVL Overseas Advisory

Tel: +603 41418 180
Email: kl@pd-vl.com
Web: www.pd-vl.com

S.E.A Education Consultants

Tel: 01525 861154                                                       
E-mail: sea.education@hotmail.com

Taylor's International Alliance Network

Tel: +65 6316 9123
Email: enquiries@tiannet.com.sg
Website: www.taylors.edu.my/

Study International (Malaysia)

Lintang Mayang Pasir 3
11950 Bayan Baru
Pulau Pinang

Tel: +04 645 8585
Mobile: +016 444 2992
Email: casey@studyinternational.com.my
Website: http://www.studyinternational.com.my/