You don’t have to travel all the way to the UK to get a degree. Some UK Universities offer high quality British education and global study opportunities right here in Malaysia. This creates a highly potential environment for students to form academic links with internationally-renowned institutions and graduate with a reputable masters degree from a UK University.

If you are aiming to graduate with a UK qualification in Malaysia, then this might be the right place for you! Here are a few UK Universities that have campuses in Malaysia.

With a heritage stretching back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest university in the UK. The main campus is located in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the other two UK campuses are in the Scottish Borders and Orkney. The two international campuses are located in Malaysia and Dubai respectively.

  • Top 10 in the UK for Chemistry, Engineering: Civil and Engineering: Mechanical (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Malaysia’s campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya
  • Ranked 35th of UK universities (The Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Top 10 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020) for three of subject areas – Building (3rd), Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design (9th), and Mathematics (10th)

The degree programmes at Heriot-Watt are career-focused and relevant to the needs of business and industry, leading employers to actively seek out our graduates. We work in partnership with the professions to develop and accredit our degrees, ensuring career-relevant education and an environment that helps to foster the leaders of tomorrow. Our aim is to equip our graduates with the skills to achieve their ambitions and perform at a high level in their careers.


Off-campus student accommodation options are provided in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, about 10-15 minutes drive from the campus. A complimentary shuttle bus operates between the student residences and the campus and there is also easy access to public transportation.

All residences offer modern and spacious living accommodation. Each residence has a warden who is there to help you settle in and sort out any problems along the way.


A range of Scholarships and other financial assistance is available to help support the cost of studying at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.


  • Heriot-Watt University Scholarships
  • MBA Scholarships by Edinburgh Business School
  • Sponsored scholarships
  • PhD Studentship in Engineering
  • National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN)
  • Partner Scholarships


Foundation programmes: April, July and September

Undergraduate programmes: January and September

Postgraduate programmes: September


Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya just 25km south of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is a growing, dynamic city and its proximity allows easy access to the extensive cultural, leisure and retail amenities of the buzzing metropolis.

Putrajaya provides a high quality of life in a new, forward-thinking urban centre. It is a great choice of city for students with excellent facilities, modern infrastructure and transport links. As it’s based in the Multimedia Corridor, it also benefits from a highly efficient broadband network. It is developing as an attractive centre of learning for both local and international students and a vibrant student population is steadily growing in the city.

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

NUMed Malaysia aims to deliver a cost-effective medical programme of the highest quality to meet the needs of both our students and the regional health economy. Newcastle University’s Malaysian campus is situated in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, in Iskandar Malaysia.


  • Newcastle is a Russell Group University that consistently ranks in the top 20 in the UK for research power and student experience
  • First UK University to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine and the biomedical sciences in Malaysia
  • Fully recognised by both the General Medical Council (GMC) and the MMC
  • Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK
  • National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research


NUMed has its own managed student accommodation which is truly multinational, multi-ethnic and multicultural.

The new accommodation is just a 5-minute drive from the campus, with free, regular transport provided. We provide transport not only between the accommodation and the campus, but also between the accommodation and the nearby facilities, including eateries, shopping centres, entertainment outlets and other recreational attractions.


Foundation programme: May and September intake

Undergraduate: September intake


The campus is part of EduCity in Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya). It is 1km east of the Gelang Patah Interchange on the main Linkedua Expressway.

The Second Crossing Bridge to Singapore is only 8km from the campus, and the city of Johor Bahru is a near neighbour.

One of the largest developments in the Iskandar Development Region, Iskandar Puteri is planned to be an integrated city providing a world-class environment for business, living and leisure.

University of Southampton Malaysia

Invited by the Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch campus for engineering within the EduCity development in Iskandar, Johor, Malaysia. Malaysia Campus opened in October 2012 and offers premier undergraduate degrees in engineering. In 2016, our first group of Malaysia Campus students graduated with excellent results – they obtained 10 First Class and eight Upper Second Class MEng degrees.


  • Gain a unique ‘Southampton’ education experience in Malaysia combined with up to two years at our UK campus
  • Get professional engineering accreditation in both the UK and Malaysia
  • Research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group
  • Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2020


You are guaranteed an offer of University accommodation for your Foundation Year, or first year (undergraduate) at our campus in Malaysia, which will help you settle into University life. You are welcome to apply to remain in University accommodation for your second year while you are studying in Malaysia but we cannot guarantee a place.

You are also guaranteed an offer of University accommodation for both years spent studying in Southampton. Please note you will need to fulfil the criteria of our guarantee, which includes applying as a continuing student, in January of your second year in Malaysia for your first year living in Southampton. Our accommodation guarantee does not extend to family accommodation, but if you are coming to the University to study as part of a couple or family, we can still offer you support in finding accommodation in Southampton and we may be able to offer you university owned accommodation.


All applicants to the University of Southampton Malaysia will be eligible for scholarships. These are based on academic excellence and achievement and are open to both Malaysian and international applicants. All scholarships are bond-free.


  • Top Achiever Scholarship
  • Exceptional Achiever Scholarship
  • High Achiever Scholarships
  • Transition Bursaries
  • External Sponsorship Bodies


Foundation programme: April, July and September intake

Undergraduate: September intake


The Malaysia Campus is located in the state of Johor near the southwestern tip of Malaysia, about four hours’ drive south of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Johor’s total population is about 3.4 million.

Our campus is located within EduCity in Iskandar Puteri, a new city in Johor and forms part of a pioneering multi-varsity education hub located in Iskandar Puteri, comprising universities and institutes of higher education, academia-industry action and R&D centres, as well as student accommodation, shared sports and recreational facilities.

University of Reading Malaysia

The University of Reading has a rich heritage dating back over 150 years and in 2016, celebrate our 90th anniversary as a university in our own right. The University of Reading Malaysia’s state of the art campus in EduCity (Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia) opened its doors in September 2015. All programmes are accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


  • Approximately 75% of the faculty who teach on our undergraduate programmes are PhD holders
  • Provide students with an opportunity to spend part of their studies on our UK campus, subject to our mobility policy
  • Range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available
  • All degree is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and carry appropriate recognition by professional bodies


The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) works with EduCity Student Village and Core Home Management, to provide comfortable and convenient accommodation for all students.

If you choose to study at the University of Reading Malaysia, you will be given priority for accommodation at the EduCity Student Village.


We offer generous scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts for students who are keen to study at the University of Reading Malaysia. Students will only be eligible to apply for the scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts described if they are a registered student of the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) and paying fees directly to UoRM. Students that are registered as a University of Reading (UoR) student and are applying to transfer to UoRM for discrete elements of their overall UoR programme of study are not eligible.


International Foundation Programme: April and September

Undergraduate Programme: September

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