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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Malaysia.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for Malaysian applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

GCE A-level or STPM grades (which are considered equivalent to A-level grades on a subject by subject basis). We would consider students with an average of BCC at STPM Level.

  • UEC Unified Examination Certificate: Senior Middle Level with five subjects at grade C7 or above (subject to any subject specific requirements)

Postgraduate academic requirements

A good bachelor's degree from a recognised Malaysian institution.

English EquivalentMalaysian Degree: ClassificationMalaysian Degree: Grade Point Average (4.0)
2:1 Class 2 division I 3.0
2:2 Class 2 division II 2.8

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements. The University considers the Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119 at good grades as a recognised English Language qualification. SPM English Language (1119) Grade C or above.

Terry, Malaysian student, gives a St Mary’s campus tour.


 Ji Wing Khoo (Terry) – 3rd year BA Business Management student

I thoroughly enjoyed studying my degree at St Mary’s University. The business management theories I learnt are useful as they are applicable to real life business operations. The work placement modules at St Mary’s gave me the opportunity to apply my business management knowledge to the placement I was in, which enhances my CV and my employability.Terry-Khoo

St Mary’s has a lovely campus that is compact, beautiful and peaceful with a cathedral in the heart of the campus. It takes only 30 minutes via one straight train to central London, which isn’t too far to travel to. The places near St Mary’s are worth a visit and there is lots of delicious food locally. Some notable places to visit are Twickenham (England’s rugby stadium), Richmond (large Royal Park with deer), Kingston (shopping street), Wimbledon (tennis), Kew Gardens, and River Thames (you can take a cruise to central London).

A bonus of being a St Mary’s student is celebrity spotting. At times you can see Mo Farah training on the running track and during the rugby world cup, rugby teams such as New Zealand and Australia train on St Mary’s rugby pitch. Besides that, Princess Catherine, Prince William and Prince Harry were at St Mary’s campus to promote a marathon programme mid-2017.

Overall, the lecturers, the degree content, the work placement team and the Careers Service made my university experience with St Mary’s enriching and educational including a beautiful local area to explore. There is no other place better than London for career development and I thoroughly enjoyed studying abroad.

Dr Mark Tanmark-tan

Bioethics and Medical Law

Studying abroad in the UK is not only an opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the world, but also an opportunity to network and form relationships. I chose London because of its accessibility in terms of direct flights from Malaysia, and also with multiple airports that link London to the rest of the world and Europe.

The best thing about the course was the accessibility to the teaching staff, and the relationships that we developed. I was treated well, and respected as an equal. I was left to a lot of self-initiated reading for the Masters, which is something that I enjoyed.

Upon my return to Malaysia last September, I was transferred to the Headquarters of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. I am currently a Principal Assistant Director in the Medical Legislation and Globalisation branch of the Medical Practice division. The degree has increased my knowledge and widened my perspectives of ethical issues in medicine, and will influence my clinical practice.


Meet us in Malaysia

St Mary's staff visit Malaysia to attend fairs, visit schools and meet potential students. Please see our travel calendar for when we will next be visiting a city near you.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in Malaysia who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.

Kuala Lumpur

PDVL Overseas Advisory - Head Office

Unit 2-16, PV 128, 
Jalan Genting Klang, 
53300 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: (+6) 0 3 41418180


GEN Education – Sunway office

Suite 20-01 & 20-02B,
Level 20, The Pinnacle,
Persiaran Lagoon,
Bandar Sunway,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel: +6 03 5624 4477

Gen Education

Unit 16.03, 16th Floor,
Wisma MCA, 163,
Jalan Ampang, 50450
Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: (+6) 03 2161 5875 / (+6) 03 2181 5875 / (+6) 012 320 0413/ (+6) 012 320 1763



PDVL Overseas Advisory

Level 16, Gurney Paragon Office, 
Tower, Jalan Kelawei, Georgetown,10250,
Tel: +604-2228846

Study International

1-12A-3A SUNTECH @ PenangCybercity
Lintang Mayang Pasir 3
11950 Bayan Buru
Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-645 8585


PDVL Overseas Advisory

B424-B432,Tower B2, Level 4,
ICOM Square Jalan Pending,
93450 Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: +6010 9826893

Sibu Sarawak

PDVL Overseas Advisory

Floor 2, No. 12, Lorong Wong King Huo, 3A,
96000 Sibu,
Sarawak, Malaysia                          
Tel: +6804 -339915

Kota Kinabalu

PDVL Overseas Advisory             

LOT B-1-2, 1st Floor, Block B, Karumsing Capital,
Lorong Capital,
88100 Kota Kinabalu,
Tel: +6088-253992


PDVL Overseas Advisory

LK2-01-3A, Laman Komnersil,
Putra, Nilai,
71800 Negeri
Tel: + 6067-330844          

The local community

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the Students' Union section.

In the local area

There are organisations in and around London that bring together the members of the local Malaysian community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including the UK Expat Malaysians Meetup Group. You can also find a wide range of Malaysian and Asian restaurants and supermarkets locally and in central London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.

Useful links