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Welcome to the country page for Malaysia, which contains specific information for Malaysian students interested in studying at SOAS.

Contact Us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

Details of future visits can be found here

SOAS works with the following representatives in Malaysia:

B-3A-5 Block B West, PJ8, No. 23 Jalan Barat,
Seksyen 8, 46050
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-7956 7655/7439

UKEC – United Kingdom Education Centre
Unit 7B, Nadayu 28 Dagang,
Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway,
47500, Subang Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-5612 7213

Minimum Entry Requirements

The below are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

Undergraduate Study

The Malaysia Certificate of Secondary Education (SPM) is not sufficient for entry to a SOAS undergraduate degree. STPM at grades equivalent to UK ‘A’ Levels or applicants offering either ‘A’ levels or the IB Diploma will be considered. In addition you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements. Further information can be found on the undergraduate admissions pages.

Graduate Study

Applicants with a Bachelor degree from the International Islamic University should have a cumulative GPA of 3.3.

Applications are welcome from students with a Bachelor degree from other Malaysian universities with upper second class honours.

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university.

In addition you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements; please refer to the postgraduate prospects or postgraduate admissions pages.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Please check the English language requirements page for detailed information. SOAS does offer English summer courses (‘pre-sessionals’) for those who do not meet the exact entry requirements so that students have the opportunity to improve their language skills before beginning academic study.

Foundation Courses

Those applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements or would like to improve their English language before studying for a degree, could consider applying for one of the foundation degrees offered at the SOAS IFCELS centre. Students can improve their English while studying academic courses in an area of their choice, including Development Studies, International Business, Media and Communication and International Politics.


SOAS offers a some scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. A number of scholarships are also provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. For a full list please visit scholarships and bursaries.


The SOAS Careers Service is part of the The Careers Group, University of London, which is the biggest careers service in the country. The Careers Service provides a range of services including a careers information library, career counselling services and various events throughout the year, to help with career choice, job hunting, applications and interviews.


SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact an alum to ask any questions then please visit the SOAS alumni website.

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