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International Student
Entry Requirement

Academic Requirement – Qualification

All international students must complete at least 12 years of education and obtained certificate in Higher Secondary School equivalent to ‘A’ Level for degree programmes. UniKL welcomes applications from various countries subject to the qualification are deemed equivalent to Malaysian qualifications. Below are guidelines for some countries that equivalent to Malaysian students’ entry qualification. Click for more detail;

Country Requirement (by alphabet)

A  B  C  E  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  S  T  U  V  Y

TOEFL / IELTS Requirement

A

ALGERIA
– Baccalaureate or Baccalaureate Technique
– Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement Secondaire

B

BAHRAIN
– Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

BANGLADESH
– Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

BRUNEI
– Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level
– Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level

C

CAMBODIA
– Upper Secondary (12 Grades)

CHINA
– Senior High School Examination

E

EGYPT
– Thanaweya A’ama General Secondary School Certificate
– Secondary Education Certificate of Al-Azhar

I

INDIA
– Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)
– All India Senior School Certificate
– Higher Secondary School Certificate
– ‘A’ Level

INDONESIA
– Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) 3

IRAN
– High School Diploma (on completion Grade 12)&Pre-University Exam (KONKUR)

IRAQ
– Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah)

J

JORDAN
– Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)

K

KUWAIT
– Shahadat-al-Thanawia-al-A’ama (General Secondary School Certificate)

L

LEBANON
– Baccalaureat

LIBYA
– Secondary School Certificate / Secondary Education Certificate

M

MALDIVES
– Cambridge ‘O’ Level
– Cambridge ‘A’ Level

MYANMAR
– Basic Education High School Examination / Matriculation

N

NIGERIA
– West African GCE A-Level
– West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate

O

OMAN
– Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

P

PAKISTAN
– Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)
– Matriculation / Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
– Cambridge ‘O’ Level
– Cambridge ‘A’ Level

PALESTINE
– Tawjihi (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

Q

QATAR
– Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah (General Secondary Education Certificate)

S

SAUDI ARABIA
– Twjihiyah (General Secondary School Certificate)

SOUTH AFRICA
– Senior Certificate / Matriculation Endorsement Standard

SRI LANKA
– Sri Lankan GCE ‘O’ Level
– Sri Lankan GCE ‘A’ Level

SOMALIA
– Secondary School Leaving Certificate

SUDAN
– Sudan School Certificate (SSC)

T

THAILAND
– Mathayom Suksa 6/Upper Secondary School Certificate

TURKEY
– Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma)
– Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma)

U

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
– Tawjihiyya (General Secondary School Certificate)

V

VIETNAM
– Tot Nghiep Pho Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate)

Y

YEMEN
– Al-Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)

All students need to have TOEFL / IELTS and students who have attained the following test of proficiency in English are exempt from taking any English Placement Test (EPT) / English Preparatory Programs (EPP) courses:

 

IELTS

  • 5.0 or equivalent*

TOEFL

  • PBT 500
  • CBT 167
  • IBT 58

 

*UniKL accepts other English proficiency certificates such as Pearson (PTE), MUET, Cambridge (CFE, CAE, CPE). Contact iro@unikl.edu.my for more details.

Engineering and Engineering Technology Programmes:

IELTS

  • 5.0 or equivalent*

TOEFL

  • PBT 525
  • CBT 167
  • IBT 120

 

Business and Management Programmes:

IELTS

  • 5.5 or equivalent*

TOEFL

  • PBT 525
  • CBT 167
  • IBT 120

 

MBBS

IELTS

  • 6.0 or equivalent*

TOEFL

  • PBT 550
  • CBT 213
  • IBT 79

 

*UniKL accepts other English proficiency certificates such as Pearson (PTE), MUET, Cambridge (CFE, CAE, CPE). Contact iro@unikl.edu.my for more details

 

MBA

IELTS

  • 6.0 or equivalent*

 

TOEFL

  • PBT 550
  • CBT 213
  • IBT 79

 

Master by research

IELTS

5.5-6.0 or equivalent*

 

TOEFL

  • PBT 525-550
  • CBT 197-213
  • IBT 65-79

 

PhD

IELTS

5.5-6.5 or equivalent*

 

TOEFL

  • PBT 525-600
  • CBT 197-243
  • IBT 65-96

 

*UniKL accepts other English proficiency certificates such as Pearson (PTE), MUET, Cambridge (CFE, CAE, CPE). Contact iro@unikl.edu.my for more details

 

Note :
PBT – Paper Based Test
CBT – Computer Based Test
iBT – Internet Based Test

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