At Ulster we pride ourselves on providing our students with a professional learning environment that helps to prepare you for your working life.
This page will hopefully help in answering any questions you may have about our programmes, studying with us, the application process and who to get into contact with for further information.
English and Maths requirements
Students applying for an Undergraduate, Pre-Masters or Postgraduate degree or the Graduate Certificate at Ulster University London and Birmingham are required to meet our Standard English Language Requirements.
Students must also provide evidence that they satisfy the requirements for Maths (i.e. equivalent to a Grade C in GCSE). For students presenting qualifications from Malaysia, they must have at least a 6/C grade in Maths as part of the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia - Malaysia Certificate of Education) (4/B in Maths for BSc Hons Accounting and Management).
|Undergraduate Programmes||Pass in the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia ‐ Malaysia Certificate of Education) with minimum grades of 6/C AND one of the following:
STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia – Malaysia Higher School Certificate) with grades A‐C
Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with a GPA of 2.5 and above
Polytechnic Certificate with high grades
Community College Diploma
UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) Senior Middle Level with an overall mark of 75% or above
For advanced entry to an Undergraduate Degree Programme:
If students have passed 2 years of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject area
hold a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma with good grades (CGPA 2.5 or above or equivalent) they may be considered for advanced entry.
Grading System: 1/A; 2/A; 3/B; 4/B; 5/C; 6/C; 7/D; 8/E; 9G (8/E is the lowest pass grade)
|Postgraduate Programmes||Students must hold a minimum of a Second Class Bachelor’s Degree.
Students with a lower grade may be considered for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Business.
For those wishing to complete an extended Masters
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Instalment plans are available to applicants to help pay the balance of their fees, these are agreed on a case by case basis, and are defined by your qualifications and ability to pay your tuition fees.
For further information or to get into contact with our finance team please view our finance page.
Throughout the year our team travel to Malaysia for events and to meet with students. Once dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in your country.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via our enquiry form.
Living away from home is a big part of the student experience, we understand finding the perfect place for you to live is very important.
If you would like to speak to someone about your accommodation options whilst you’re studying at the London or Birmingham Campus, our partners at QA are able to support you. To find out more, visit their website
Our regional team make regular visits to Malaysia throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you may have about our campus, courses, studying with us, the application process and any queries you may have.
Regional Manager0203 9 543080
Tel: +44 (0)203 954 3057
- Copy of your passport (expiration date 6 months from start of chosen course)
- A personal statement. A minimum of 250 words detailing why you have selected your particular course, why you have chosen to study within the UK and your future career aspirations.
- Academic certificates and transcripts
- Any previous UK Visas (if you have studied or worked in the UK before)
- A completed Application Form
*All documents must be provided in English or official translations.
UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,334 per month to study in London (in addition to your tuition fees).
We understand that you need to be able to budget properly during your studies in London. To help give you an idea of costs you can expect, here are the average living costs in London:
- Rent: £450-£550 per month
- Food: £120 per month
- Social life £140 per month
- Travel: £50 per month
- Phone: £50 per month
- Books and equipment: £25 per month
The above costs are a rough indication and will vary for each individual. For further information we recommend visiting studylondon.ac.uk.
The UK offers a massively diverse and engaging study location for students across the globe. Whether you decide to study in London or Birmingham, you will be able to experience a variety of cultures and activities.
The London campus:
- Oxford and Regent street are a short journey from the London campus, two of London’s biggest high streets, where you can find major brands such as Selfridges and Liberty’s of London.
- Carnaby Street and Soho are full of diverse stores and a huge range of places to eat catering to every type of cuisine you could wish for.
- China Town is home to many Chinese restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and Chinese-run businesses.
- Shaftesbury Avenue, home of the West End shows, is full of theatres with the latest productions, from long running shows like the Lion King to the latest dramas.
- London, of course, is known for its outstanding nightlife, with many clubs, bars and pubs. With many offering students discounted rates on entry and all out student nights! Some of the best clubs and bars in London include XOYO and the Callooh Cally.
- There is a huge amount of culture within a 20-minute journey from the campus, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, and the Tate Modern.
- London is home to the beautiful Royal Parks. As well as offering great picnic and running spots, many of the parks hold regular events throughout the year including sporting events, music concerts whilst also being a natural haven for London’s wildlife.
The Birmingham Campus:
If you’re going to make Birmingham, your temporary home whilst studying you might want to take time to learn more about the city.
- The campus is just a short walk from the city centre and a must-see for all ages is the Thinktank Science Museum. Here you will have the opportunity to witness the 20 interactive exhibits that explain how Birmingham became world-renowned for its manufacturing along with its recognised natural science collections and modern-day products.
- The Bullring is located at the heart of the city centre and has over 160 stylish shops to explore including some of the world’s biggest brands such as Selfridges, Hugo Boss, Dior and Apple.
- With a grand atrium bigger than thirteen tennis courts, grand central train station hosts a modern array of shopping outlets and dining establishments. The huge range of restaurants include Yaki Nori, Yo! Sushi and other international cuisines ensuring that everyone’s tastes are met. The shopping centre has been built directly below New Street station making it even easier to meet up with friends and family for the day.
- Birmingham is home to the biggest Regional Library in Europe. Along with an extensive range of subject books and online resources the library also provides access to the British Film archive allowing you to watch over 2,500 free films, available through viewing stations. Just outside the library a small theatre provides a fantastic space to witness drama and music performances to poetry or storytelling readings. In addition, the library is home to other spectacular historical spaces including the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The original handmade display cupboards provide more than 44,000 books as well as magazines and DVDs which can all be located on the ninth floor. Additional features of the library include two outdoor garden terraces making it the perfect place to enjoy views of the city from one of the highest points in the city as well as providing an alternative study space.
- Just a stone’s throw from the city centre is Birmingham’s leading contemporary art gallery. The museum features temporary exhibitions from both local and international talented individuals, keeping art lovers most up to date with cutting-edge pieces. Iron also runs a youth programme for people aged between 16-21 allowing you to interact with others who also share a similar interest in art. The programme provides a great opportunity for you to create unique art pieces alongside professional artists enabling you to share skills and knowledge. Whether you intend to become a regular participant of one of the museum programs or if it’s a day out then why not attend for free and be charmed by the gallery’s beautiful neo-gothic building whilst seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.
Pre-Sessional courses are designed for students who require further English language support before commencing their academic course at Ulster University. They offer you the opportunity to improve your academic English, meet peers and prepare for life at Ulster University.
With a Student route visa you can work part-time during your studies. Our Careers Service offers you help with job applications and finding vacancies.
Find out how to apply for your Student route visa and information on the application process, with helpful additional resources.