Information for students
from Malaysia

We are delighted you are considering joining UCA to study! Here, you will be able to set your creativity free, learn a wealth of transferable skills, get unique industry insight and be prepared for a successful career in the creative industries.

This page should give you all the information you need to know about applying to UCA from your country, and more about life at UCA too.

And, if you have any questions, see the Get In Touch section to call or email your country’s specialist contact.

Entry requirements

If you do not have UK qualifications, we will consider equivalent qualifications from Malaysia for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses.

Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.

Please also check the entry requirements on the specific course you are interested in to check for course-specific requirements.

If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications please contact

For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

  • Three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) qualifications with grades A-C.
  • Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level with 5 subjects of grades A1-B5

For advanced entry, we usually require that you have: 

  • Year 2 entry: Malaysian Diploma (MQA)
    Year 3 entry: Malaysian Diploma (MQA) with exceptional grades (3.5/4) or Advanced Diploma

For our International Foundation in Creative Practices and our Integrated International Foundation courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia / Certificate of Education (SPM) – a minimum of 5 subjects at grade C or better
  • 3 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) qualifications with grades DDD   

For our Master’s courses, we usually require that you have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree at a recognised university.

We accept Malaysian SPM English (1119/O Level paper only) - Grade C or above (GCE-O grade only).

Scholarships & bursaries

UCA offers a number of fee discounts, also known as scholarships, specific to students from overseas.

These discounts are available to new international students and international alumni, who have graduated within the last three years. 

To find out more about what is available, whether you are eligible, and how to apply, visit our scholarships page.

Overseas representatives &
institutional partners

UCA works with a number of overseas representatives who can help you make an application to UCA.

Global Education Alliance (GEA)


Study International Education Consult Sdn. Bhd


GB Academy

Intake Education


iEduCare Services

Interstudy Education Consultants Sdn. Bhd.




Bandar Sunway

Petaling Jaya

Kuala Lumpur

UCA is delighted to be partnered with a number of institutions in Malaysia.

DASEIN Academy of Art, Malaysia

Raffles College of Higher Education

Sunway College

Sunway University

Southern University College

IACT College

SUS Academy

Equator College

Multimedia University

The One Academy

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Get in touch

Get in touch

Our dedicated team is here to help!

If you have any questions please contact one of the team members listed below:

Shirly Khaw

  • Local Representative: South East Asia
  • Email:
  • Mobile: +60 (0)1116 280 858
  • Wechat/WhatsApp/Line: +60 (0)1116 280 858
  • Skype: shirly.k