If you graduated from the Malaysian education system and have the SPM you can apply to study on our International Foundation Programme. The following grades are required:
IFP Business - no subject lower than a grade B with a grade A in Maths and a grade A in at least one other academic subject.
IFP Health and Life Science - an overall grade B with a minimum of a grade B in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
IFP Engineering - No subject lower than a grade B with a grade A in Maths and a grade A in another science subject.
Plus IELTS 5.5 (Academic) for UKVI with no sub-score below 4.0 - (for standard courses).
Cardiff University will consider students with good grades in the GCE A-level examinations, STPM or the International Baccalaureate.
Diplomas from Polytechnics and similar institutions may sometimes be acceptable for first and second year entry for Engineering, Law or Business courses.
Postgraduate taught courses
You will be required to hold a good bachelor’s degree (normally, a minimum GPA of 3.0) from a recognised Malaysian institution to qualify for Cardiff University's postgraduate taught programmes. Consideration is also given to applicants who have completed a five year Advanced Diploma.
Postgraduate research programmes
If you are applying for research programmes from Malaysia, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.
You need to have successfully completed a relevant bachelor's degree from a recognised institution and possibly also have a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.
A relevant English Language Qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.
Cardiff University will also be accepting the '1119' at A-C grades. Please note that each English language qualification has a limitation period of 2 years.
If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.
Course Title: MPharm Pharmacy
Year of Graduation: 2017
Jessy comes from Malaysia and is in her second year of her pharmacy degree. After graduating, she hopes to do her pre-registration year in the UK and obtain a few years of work experience before heading back to Malaysia to work.
As a Student at Cardiff University
Why did you choose Cardiff?
I chose Cardiff because of its academic excellence. It is one of the UK’s leading research- intensive universities and the pharmacy school is ranked one of the top in the UK. Besides that, it is a vibrant, safe and affordable city perfect for students and young professionals!
Tell us about your course. How is it different to classes back home?
The difference is I’m required to do more independent and self- directed study compared to classes back home. This makes me think outside the box and acquire more knowledge. Also, I can access the online library sources which make it easier for me to do research.
What you have enjoyed most about studying at Cardiff University?
I have really enjoyed my student life here. There are always fun things to do and discover ranging from the world’s largest coal exporting port, Cardiff Bay and the Brecon Beacon’s.
Life in Cardiff
What is the best thing about living in Cardiff?
Everywhere is so close by! Being a relatively small city, the centre is compact which makes everywhere accessible by foot. Most of the restaurants, shops and attractions are within a short distance.
Are you a member of any clubs and/or societies? What’s it like to be part of a society?
I’m a member of the Malaysian Society (MSSCF) and recently had the opportunity to take part in the award- winning Festival of Diversity. It was an amazing experience. I feel that joining a society is the best way to meet new people who share your interests while having fun.
How has the University supported you during your time here?
The university staff have been really helpful with any queries. The lecturers are also very happy to help if you have any questions about the lecture materials or assignments.
What would be your advice for prospective students thinking about coming to Cardiff?
Cardiff is an amazing city to study in. Coupled with friendly people from diverse backgrounds, it has everything to offer to make the most out of your student life here.
What are your plans for the future?
After graduating, I hope to do my pre- registration year in the UK and obtain a few years of work experience before heading back to Malaysia to work.
The city is perfect for students and young professionals!
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