This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Malaysian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed your SPM with an average grade of C. You’ll also need to have achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    Our minimum requirement for entry onto our Undergraduate degree courses is at least three passes with Grade C or above in your SPM.  However some courses may ask for higher depending on their grade requirements.  If you do not have the higher level grades required, you could opt to undertake the Bournemouth University International Foundation Certificate. 

    We also accept the following qualifications that can be taken in Malaysia, grades vary for individual courses:

    • The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
    • Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)
    • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
    • International Baccalaureate.
  • Postgraduate courses
    A 3 – 4 year Undergraduate degree in Malaysia from a recognised Higher Educational Institution is comparable to a UK Honours degree.  Generally we would be looking for a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0, howver some courses may require a 2.8 out of 4.0.  Some Postgraduate courses may also require portfolios or work experience.  Please see our course search (link to course search) more information on grade requirements.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.