Admission Requirements Malaysia


Germany has many different kinds of universities, all of which offer excellent quality. But with so many to choose from, it’s not always easy to navigate your way through the university landscape. We are here to give you the overview.

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For Malaysia the STPM, A-Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations are recognized on condition that certain minimum requirements are met.

What are the subject requirements to study Bachelor’s Degree in Germany?

STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia)

in combination with SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia)

Generally, a total of at least five independent general education subjects must be demonstrated. The subjects must include two languages and one mathematics – science subject.

Subject-specific requirements for:

  • Medicine, pharmacy, engineering, science: Three maths and science subjects, including at least one (for medicine at least two) in STPM with one of the grades A – E
  • Other fields of study: One subject relevant to the field of study in the STPM with one of the grades A – E

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A-LEVELS Generally, three general education, independent subjects at A-Levels with a minimum grade of C:
  • Two subjects from: a language, history, geography, social studies/politics, economics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science according to List A (subject 1 and subject 2, possibly subject 3)
  • One other general education subject independent of the two subjects chosen above according to List A or according to List B (Subject 3)

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA Generally, A minimum of six subjects of 34 points are needed: Two languages (including one foreign), one math, one science subject, one social science subject and one optional subject.

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Does SPM meet the entry requirement to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Germany?

SPM is only accepted for those who are interested in pursuing Music courses. You must be musically trained (For example ABRSM Grade 8). Music colleges/schools usually conduct auditions.

Is the Bachelor’s Degree taught in German?

Most of the Bachelor’s Degree programmes are taught in German. Hence, a minimum German Language level of B1 (TestDaF TDN 3) is required.

However, there are also International Programmes that are conducted in English. IELTS /TOEFL will be required for those courses.

Does DAAD offer scholarships for Bachelor’s Degree?

Unfortunately, no. However, there are other scholarships from other organizations. Please visit our Scholarship Database for further information.

Admission Requirements

The database on admission requirements allows international students to check whether they meet the requirements for the degree programme of their choice in Germany.

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If you have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from an internationally recognized university, both in Malaysia or abroad, you are eligible to directly apply for a Master study in Germany. The chosen Master’s degree programme should be closely related to the Bachelor’s subject.

The majority of Master’s programmes offered in Germany take about two years (four semesters) but there are also programmes with shorter duration. Many Master courses are taught entirely in English. Some universities do not charge tuition fee. Several study programs require a minimum GPA or a good GMAT score. Please check at the admission office of your target university to see the most actual admission requirements and application procedures.

Higher Education Compass

Here you can see available options of study programmes and universities for both Bachelor and Master degrees in Germany, where you can adjust the filter as you prefer.

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With its roughly 28,000 graduate students completing a doctorate every year Germany produces by far the most doctorates in Europe, either through individual Doctoral studies or structured PhD programmes. Not enough with PhD? You can further do Postdoctoral research in more than 1,000 institutions for science, research, and development in Germany.

If you have obtained a Master’s degree from a recognized institution in Malaysia, you are entitled for a direct access to do PhD in Germany. Here you can find comprehensive information needed to obtaining PhD and/or conducting research in Germany, including how to find a PhD position and funding opportunities for your research work.

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