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Key information about Worcester

Total student population: 10,000+

International student population: 840 students (EU and Non-EU)

Total number of South East Asian students: 20

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International student experience

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Scholarships for your country

Students are entitled to the following scholarships:

International Scholarship Criteria

International (Non-EU) students are eligible to apply for scholarships up to £2000 each. The University Scholarship Committee will assess the candidates' applications based on their academic merits and award the best ones who match the criteria. For full details, please visit International Student Scholarships.

Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

The University of Worcester offers full Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for specific postgraduate courses, in partnership with the Commonwealth Commission. For full details, please visit International Student Scholarships.

Academic Scholarships

The University awards scholarships of £1000 to eligible undergraduate students in their first and second year of a degree course or first year of a Foundation degree or HND on the basis of their academic achievement at the University of Worcester. Students do not apply for these scholarships as they are awarded to eligible students with the best academic profiles across the University.

University Scholarships (Extra-Curricular Activities)

Students have the opportunity twice a year to apply for funds, up to £1000, to assist them with activities such as:

• Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK or abroad
• Activities related to a past-time or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts-based area; elite sport)

For full details about funding, please visit Fees, Scholarships and Loans pages.

Local representatives


For specific information about Worcester representatives in your region, please contact:

SEA Education Consultants
Arcc offices, PH 27th Floor
Centrepoint South, Mid Valley
56200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 603 20969682

International Centre
Jenny Lind Building - (Room JL 2026)
University of Worcester

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 542640

Student views

Student views

We have a good number of South East Asian students joining our International Community every year. Please read what one of our former Malaysian students has to say about Worcester.

Eric YH Tee from Malaysia

Biology BSc (Hons)

I came to the UK to further my studies on Biology. The main reason I chose the University of Worcester was simply because it has a rather more suitable environment for studying as compared to others. It hosts some really friendly and hospitable staff, where they do all they can to accommodate and help you through-out your course. It has a blend of ’old-school’ as well as up-to-date facilities around, which makes it, in a way, perfect.

Worcester itself is a diamond in the rough. It is one of the oldest sites in UK and its cathedral is magnificent, not to mention graduation takes place in it! The town is pretty much standard with grocery shops, fashion outlets, entertainment etc. The nightlife in Worcester, although not as bustling as other major cities in UK, does have its perks. For those of you who enjoy football, a trip to pub on play-days are always fun. Or if you are the type who likes to party, then the local clubs would always seem beckoning. Restaurants of many varieties can also be found in Worcester, ranging from Thai to French food. Or if you would rather just spend a quiet night with friends, then the local Vue cinema would always be a welcoming place to be.

Worcester is like the central of most major cities in UK such as London and Birmingham. For those with an adventurous side, nothing would hold you back from making trips to these places as they are most easily accessible by train. Studying in Worcester has been a great experience to me and I hope you would feel the same. 

Fateha Aziz

PhD Full Time Research Degree

I have always had an interest in children’s literature and after majoring in English Literature in my own country, I realised however that the resources weren’t adequate to research the subject in Malaysia.

During the time I spent conducting my preliminary research proposal, which included many literary works by English authors such as Roald Dahl and Diana Wynne Jones, it occurred to me that it would be best to study in the UK so I could better understand the literature and get the proper academic, cultural and social resources that I would possibly need.

Whilst searching for a university in the UK I came across the University of Worcester and was impressed that it had the International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature, so I began the application procedure.

After my proposal was accepted, the support I received from my Director of Studies, Jean Webb and the Graduate Research School was outstanding. I was fully prepared for my arrival and the procedures I had to go through as an international student had been made smooth by them both.

Since starting as a student, support has always been available and I found the research training module extremely beneficial. It was initially scary, PhD seemed so big a project but the module really gave me an understanding of what is expected. Also, I have weekly meetings with Jean who is always encouraging in guiding me through my research. It is highly motivating to be studying under one of the experts of the subject. I know I made the right choice coming to study at the University of Worcester.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please use the information below as a guide. Other qualifications, such as work experience, may also be taken into consideration in addition to the requirements listed below and all applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation (FdA/FdSc) courses may ask for a lower grade and some specialist BA/BSc courses may have a higher requirement. Specific course requirements can be found on individual course pages.

Candidates with other qualifications should contact the International Recruitment Office with full details on, in order to check their eligibility.

Undergraduate (courses requiring a UCAS tariff range of 96-112)


Applicants with the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) (Higher School Certificate) with a minimum GPA of 2.33 and an IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component) will be considered for admission to our Undergraduate degree courses.

Other equivalent English qualifications will be considered.

Pass the Malaysian Bachelor degree (3/4 years) with a 2:2 or above, with a minimum IELTS of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent.

Other equivalent English qualifications will be considered.