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Malaysian Students - Study in Ireland

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  • The highest graduate employment rate in Ireland
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  • Ireland's Sporting Campus

Apply for an Undergraduate program by reviewing our prospectus and downloading our Undergraduate application form here

Apply for a Postgraduate program online here

Why these Malaysian students love studying at UL

Why the University of Limerick? Excellent facilities throughout the whole campus, one of the best Universities in Ireland, located with the beautiful scenery and environment, and education here was priceless, with lecturers that are keen and dedicated professors to help you.

                          - Lin Hin Ong, MSc Sports Performance

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Entry Requirements

Students who have graduated from Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma are invited to apply for our Foundation programme

Students are required to hold the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) with good results.  Subjects should include English, Math and another language.

Students holding Diplomas or Higher Diplomas from appropriate institutions may be eligible for advanced standing.


Students holding the Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (must have grades including English, Math and another language)

Holds of a Malaysian Diploma are eligible for entry to Year 1 of a Bachelor Degree once Diploma is in a cognate discipline with high grades. 

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) where good grades have been obtained and every subject passed including English, Mathematics, another language. 

A four-year degree from a recognised University with high grades in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree is sought is required for entry to a Masters Degree programme.

Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience.

Note: Cambridge O Level English Language (1119) courses are considered comparable to English language GCSE (A*-C) standard. This means that we can accept this examination for entry to all courses that only require O-Level English for entry.  The student must obtain a grade C or higher in this examination in order to meet our requirements. 

For students who have completed international examinations, please see entry requirements below

The award of diploma with good overall grades.  English Language must be presented with Grade 5 at Higher Level (Grade 4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English) and at least Grade 4 at Standard or Higher level both in a second language and in Mathematics*  

6 distinct recognised subjects which must include: 2 subjects at GCE A Level and 4 other subjects at GCSE O Level which must include English, Mathematics and another language.


You do not require a visa when travelling with a Malaysian passport to Ireland. However, when you arrive, you will need to request a GNIB card to remain in Ireland. The UL International Office will assist with this. 

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