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Malaysia offers an impressive variety and number of higher education courses and institutions which attract students from across the region and beyond. A number of local universities rate highly in the QS World University Rankings, while branch campuses of well-regarded foreign institutions have also opened in the country.
Both state and private Malaysian universities are familiar with Cambridge qualifications due to our long history in Malaysia and the large growth in student numbers in recent years. Cambridge students routinely gain admission to Malaysian private universities and, in general, can also apply to state universities but owing to national education policies only a limited number of places are available for Cambridge students.
Admissions requirements usually ask for three Cambridge International A Levels (some private universities may also accept two A-Levels), including prerequisite subjects for some courses. For admission to state universities, students may also be required to pass SPM examinations (the local equivalent to Cambridge IGCSE) prior to taking Cambridge International AS & A Levels.
Please always check directly with your target institution and/or study destination for up-to-date admissions requirements and policies for local and international students.
Find out which universities and colleges in Malaysia recognise Cambridge qualifications by searching our recognitions database.
This information was correct at time of publication. Please always check directly with your target institution and/or study destination for up-to-date admissions requirements and policies for local and international students.