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Admission Requirements in Malaysia

admission requirements in 2020 of Malaysian universities for Pakistani students

Though selection of a study abroad country is challenging and important but it is easy to process for the admission after. So after selecting Malaysia as study abroad destination students have to follow these steps to study there.

Steps To Apply To Malaysian Universities 

The entry requirements may differ from one university to other and also depends on your chosen study program. The process of admission starts as follows:

Admission Requirements For Malaysia 

English language requirements

Pakistani students can submit one of the followings English test score to get admission in Malaysian university

  • MUET



  • PTE 


Undergraduate Degree Program 

Post Graduate Degree Program 


The minimum score for IELTS for the undergraduate programs (engineering, B-Tech, Business courses) must be an overall 6.0, for under graduate program (arts/science) the minimum score for IELTS must be 6.5 overall.

For postgraduate programs the minimum score of IELTS must be 6.0 with no individual band below this average.








Academic Requirements To Study In Malaysia For Pakistani Students 

Study Program


Under Graduate Programs


For admissions to graduate program every university has its own minimum grades requirements. Overall, at least 75% grades (825/1100) must be acquired by student in his previous degrees to meet entry requirements of Malaysian Universities.

Masters Programs


Typically, high grades attained in Bachelor’s honors degree will be accepted for admission in post graduate program (Masters).

The Bachelors honors degree must be attained from a well recognized institute of Pakistan.


For admission in post graduate (PhD) program the applicant must have completed a Bachelors honors degree and Masters two years degree.

Apart from that a strong research proposal and previous research experience would be required.


Select An Institute To Pursue Education In Malaysia

Studying abroad in Malaysia process begins with selecting the right university in Malaysia to pursue your study program. While selecting universities in Malaysia compare tuition fees and other expenditures before making the final decision and look for the following features:

  • Its world rank

  • If it offers the course you aim to study

  • Scholarships and student loans for international students

  • On-campus living facility

  • Look for the tuition fee (it should be affordable)

  • Entry requirements


Discover Malaysian Universities 


Select A Suitable Study Program

The national quality assurance organization of Malaysia verifies the course structure and makes improvements in the education system consistently. Therefore, any study program you choose to study in Malaysia will have international recognition. While choosing a study program assure it has a career scope and it interests you and also ascertain if you meet the entry requirements of the study program.

Select A Course 


Submit Application Online


  • You will create an online application account at your selected Malaysian University’s website.

  • The application form of admission along with electronic format of your documents would be submitted at the Malaysian university you intend to study.

  • The application must be submitted before the deadline. There are two intakes for admission application in Malaysia one starts in February and other in October.

Wait For Letter Of Acceptance

Your selected Malaysian university will send you an acceptance letter after verifying your documents and assessing your eligibility. As you accept the admission offer of university, you will be asked to pay your tuition and registration fee.

Arrange Required Documents

The documents generally required by Malaysian universities along with application are enlisted below:

  • Copy of valid national passport 

  • Two passport size photos with white background

  • Transcript of academic record of previous degrees (certificates and diplomas if applicable)

  • English proficiency test certificate (IELTS, TOEFL)

  • Letter of intent (written by applicant stating his academic and professional goals and explaining why he has selected certain study program to pursue his degree)

  • Letters of Recommendation (at least two letters written by two of applicant’s professors)

  • Employment letter (if applicable)

  • Work experience (if applicable)

  • Updated CV (for PhD programs)

  • Research proposal (for Masters in research and PhD research programs)

  • Evidence of funds (in form of credit card statement or bank statement of 750 RM proving the applicant can afford living and study expenses in Malaysia)

  • Health examination form completed and original 

  • All the documents must be originals and certified

  • You will be requested to mail certified copies of your original documents to university’s postal address for verification

  • Completed application form

  • Application fee which will be paid online through credit card (non refundable)


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