Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

If you are studying for a Malaysian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Malaysia.

UK requirement (A-level)

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) equivalent

A*AA

A, A-, A-

AAA

A-, A-, A-

AAB

A-, A-, B+

ABB

A-, B+, B+

BBB

B+, B+, B+

 

UK requirement (A-level)

Matrikulasi equivalent

A*AA

CGPA 3.75

AAA

CGPA 3.67

AAB

CGPA 3.50

ABB

CGPA 3.40

BBB

CGPA 3.30

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) equivalent

Grade A

A-

Grade B

B+

 

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Matrikulasi equivalent

Grade A

3.67

Grade B

3.33

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), 1119 Advanced English C.

Mathematics: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Mathematics C.

Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

Undergraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 3.0/4.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 2.67/4.0.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 3.5/4.0.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

International students who do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course have the opportunity to apply for a Pre-Masters Preparation Programme. These pathway programmes are offered by the University of Surrey International Study Centre and are designed in order to develop student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Upon successful completion, students can progress to a Masters degree at the University of Surrey.

English language requirements

All our students need a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. See our accepted list of English language qualifications, visit our undergraduatepostgraduate taught and postgraduate research listings pages, and find your chosen course to view our specific requirements.

If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies. We are also a British Council accredited IELTS test centre. ​​​​​​