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English Language Requirements


Effective from February 2019 intake, the English requirements has been updated and International students applying for the undergraduate programmes at University of Malaya must obtain:

  1. Band of 5.0 and above in IELTS (Academic); or
  2. Score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above in TOEFL; or
  3. Band of 3 and above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or
  4. Score 41 and above in Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic); or
  5. Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge; or
  6. Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Secondary Education (0 Level), University of Cambridge; or
  7. Grade C and above in Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE)

This is an exception in the English requirements for the following listed programmes:

  • Academy of Islamic Studies
  • Bachelor of Shariah and Law
  • Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Science
  • Bachelor of Science Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biohealth
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer System and Network)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Business & Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Languages & Linguistics 
  • Bachelor of English Language & Linguistics

which the students applying for the above programmes must obtained higher score, please check the equired scores in the Programmes Offered page.

Last Updated: 18/08/2020