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Your education pathways and opportunities after UEC

by on March 15, 2021 | Top Stories

Your education pathways and opportunities after UEC -

Study pathways after UEC

Students who have attained a UEC qualification can apply directly to a private college or university in Malaysia to pursue a tertiary qualification; however, UEC is not accepted for entry into a public university in Malaysia.

In addition to more than 300 private higher education institutions in Malaysia that recognise the UEC qualification, over 1000 universities around the world including those in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Russia, the United States, Canada and others accept the UEC qualification for direct entry into their tertiary programmes.


Entry requirements

Level of study UEC grade
Diploma courses minimum grade B in 3 relevant subjects
Bachelor degree programmes minimum grade B in 5 relevant subjects
American degree programs minimum grade B in 5 relevant subjects
Professional qualifications, e.g. ACCA minimum grade B in 5 relevant subjects

Comparison of exam grades for UEC, STPM and A levels

CGPA 4 3.67 3.33 3 2.67 2.33 2 1.67 1.33 1 0
UEC grade A1 A2 B3 B4 B5 B6 C7 C8 F9
STPM grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D F
A level Grade A B C D E F

Studying abroad

If you’re thinking of studying abroad, here’s a list of universities that accept the UEC qualification.

Do note that this list is non-exhaustive; there may be more institutions not listed here. Also, do check with the respective institutions for their current admission requirements at the time of your application as this may be revised by the institution from time to time. In addition, the universities may have additional requirements such as proof of language proficiency.


  1. National University of Singapore
  2. Nanyang Technological University
  3. Singapore Management University
  4. Republic Polytechnic
  5. Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  6. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
  7. Singapore University of Technology and Design
  8. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
  9. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  10. Singapore Polytechnic
  11. Nanyang Polytechnic
  12. Temasek Polytechnic
  13. LASALLE College of the Arts
  14. SHRM College
  15. Curtin Singapore


  1. China Medical University
  2. Chung Shan Medical University
  3. Kaohsiung Medical University
  4. National Taiwan University
  5. National Yang-Ming University
  6. National Cheng Kung University
  7. National Defense Medical Center
  8. National Chung Hsing University
  9. Taipei Medical University


  1. Beijing Foreign Studies University
  2. Beijing Language and Culture University
  3. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  4. Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
  5. Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
  6. Peking University
  7. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  8. Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  9. Tsinghua University

Hong Kong

  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. City University of Hong Kong
  3. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  4. Hong Kong Baptist University
  5. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  6. The Education University of Hong Kong
  7. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  8. Lingnan University
  9. Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
  10. Centennial College
  11. Chu Hai College of Higher Education
  12. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


  1. University of Macau
  2. Macao Polytechnic Institute
  3. Institute for Tourism Studies
  4. City University of Macau
  5. University of Saint Joseph
  6. Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau
  7. Macau University of Science and Technology
  8. Macau Institute of Management
  9. Macau Millennium College


  1. University of Tokyo
  2. Kyoto University
  3. Tokyo Institute of Technology
  4. Tohoku University
  5. Osaka University
  6. Meiji University
  7. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  8. Nanzan University
  9. Nagoya University

South Korea

  1. Seoul National University
  2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
  3. Pohang University of Science and Technology
  4. Yonsei University
  5. Korea University
  6. Sungkyunkwan University
  7. Kyung Hee University
  8. Hanyang University
  9. Ewha Womans University
  10. Sogang University
  11. Kyungpook National University
  12. Pusan National University
  13. Inha University
  14. Chungnam National University
  15. Chonnan National University
  16. Chung-Ang University
  17. University of Seoul
  18. Chonbuk National University
  19. Chungbuk National University
  20. Dankook University

United States

  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Case Western Reserve University
  4. Columbia University
  5. Cornell University
  6. Dartmouth College
  7. Duke University
  8. Emory University
  9. Georgetown University
  10. Johns Hopkins University
  11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  12. New York University
  13. Purdue University
  14. Tufts University
  15. University of Arizona
  16. University of Chicago
  17. University of Colorado Boulder
  18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  19. University of Minnesota
  20. University of Rochester
  21. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  22. Washington University in St Louis
  23. Yale University

United Kingdom

  1. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge & Chelmsford
  2. Astrum Colleges, London
  3. Bangor University
  4. Bath Spa University
  5. Bellerbys College
  6. BPP University
  7. Briston UWE
  8. Cardiff University
  9. CATS College & CSVPA
  10. Edinburgh Napier University
  11. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
  12. Heriot-Watt University
  13. Lancaster University
  14. Leeds Beckett University
  15. Liverpool John Moores University
  16. London South Bank University
  17. Manchester Metropolitan University
  18. Middlesex University London
  19. Newcastle University
  20. Nottingham Trent University
  21. Oxford Brookes University
  22. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  23. Queen’s University Belfast
  24. Robert Gordon University
  25. Sheffield Hallam University
  26. Swansea University
  27. Teesside University
  28. The University of Derby
  29. The University of Hull
  30. The University of Nottingham
  31. The University of Sheffield
  32. University College Birmingham
  33. University of Aberdeen
  34. University of Birmingham
  35. University of Brighton
  36. University of Dundee
  37. University of East Anglia (UEA)
  38. University of East London
  39. University of Essex
  40. University of Glasgow
  41. University of Gloucestershire
  42. University of Greenwich
  43. University of Hertfordshire
  44. University of Kent
  45. University of Leeds
  46. University of Lincoln
  47. University of Portsmouth
  48. University of Reading
  49. University of South Wales
  50. University of Southampton
  51. University of Strathclyde
  52. University of Sunderland
  53. University of Surrey
  54. University of Sussex
  55. York St John University


  1. University of Winnipeg
  2. University of Toronto
  3. King’s University College
  4. Saint Mary’s University
  5. University of Prince Edward Island


  1. Australian National University
  2. Central Queensland University
  3. Charles Sturt University
  4. Curtin University
  5. Deakin University
  6. Griffith University
  7. Macquarie University
  8. Monash University
  9. University of Adelaide
  10. University of Melbourne
  11. University of New South Wales
  12. University of Southern Queensland
  13. University of Sydney
  14. University Of Tasmania
  15. University of Western Australia
  16. University of Western Sydney
  17. Victoria University

New Zealand

  1. Auckland University of Technology
  2. Massey University
  3. Manukau Institute of Technology
  4. The University of Waikato
  5. University of Auckland
  6. University of Otago
  7. Waikato Institute of Technology


  1. Trinity College Dublin
  2. Dublin City University
  3. University College Cork
  4. University of Limerick
  5. Dublin Institute of Technology


  1. École Normale Supérieure
  2. École Polytechnique
  3. Université Pierre et Marie Curie


  1. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  2. Novosibirsk State University
  3. Saint-Petersburg State University
  4. Tomsk State University
  5. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University


  1. Universitas Trisakti
  2. Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana
  3. Universitas Prof Dr. Moestopo
Source: United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong)

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