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.


• Baccalaureate or Baccalaureate Technique
• Baccalaureate de l'Enseignement Secondaire

Bahrain • Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Bangladesh • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
Brunei • Cambridge GCE 'O' Level
• Cambridge GCE 'A' Level
Cambodia • Upper Secondary (12 Grades)
China • Senior High School Examination
Egypt • Thanaweya A'ama General Secondary School Certificate
• Secondary Education Certificate of Al-Azhar
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)
Jordan • Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kuwait • Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)
Lebanon • Baccalaureat
Libya • Secondary School Certificate / Secondary Education Certificate
Maldives • Cambridge 'O' Level
• Cambridge 'A' Level
Myanmar • Basic Education High School Examination / Matriculation
Nigeria • West African GCE A-Level
• West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate
Oman • Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Pakistan • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)
• Matriculation / Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
• Cambridge 'O' Level
• Cambridge 'A' Level
Palestine • Tawjihi (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Qatar • Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah (General Secondary Education Certificate)
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)
Thailand • Mathayom Suksa 6/Upper Secondary School Certificate
Turkey • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma)
• Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma)
United Arab Emirates • Tawjihiyya (General Secondary School Certificate)
Vietnam • Tot Nghiep Pho Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate
Yemen • Al-Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)

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

Diploma 500 (PBT)
195 (CBT)
70 (iBT)
Degree 500 (PBT)
195 (CBT)
70 (iBT)
Master / PhD 575 (PBT)
230 (CBT)
90 (iBT)
Note : 
PBT – Paper Based Test 
CBT – Computer Based Test
iBT – Internet Based Test 

Contact Us

For further information please contact

Marketing & Recruitment Department
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 3, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn : Mr. Mohamad Norhaida Abd Rahman)

Tel : +603 – 2175 4000
Fax : +603 – 2175 4446
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