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Entry Requirements




Qualification Leads to entry into
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) – The Malaysia Higher School Certificate with grades A-D on a subject-by-subject basis 
Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level with a minimum of 60% in more than two subject
Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
Polytechnic Diploma (3 year post SPM/SPMV)  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
Polytechnic Technician Certificate with high grades  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) GPA 2.0 or above depending on subject Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
College Diploma/Certificate (2/3 year post SPM) with high grades  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
Tunku Abdul Rahman College Certificate (2 year post SPM)  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees 
1 year Bachelor Degree in Malaysia with GPA 3.0 or above Year 1 of Bachelor degrees  
A recognised International Foundation course from an Irish/UK institution or a Chinese institution following a validated Irish/UK syllabus. Entry requirements vary but we normally ask for between 60% and 65%  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees  
Successful completion of 1 year at a recognised university in Malaysia with a good grade   Year 1 of Bachelor degrees  
A Levels or International Baccalaureate   Year 1 of Bachelor degrees  
Institut Teknologi MARA Diploma (3 year post SMP/STPM) with GPA 2.8 or above   Possibly year 2 of Bachelor degrees 
Tunku Abdul Rahman College Diploma (3 year post STPM)   Possibly year 3 of Bachelor degrees  


Entry onto Postgraduate programmes

If you are applying for a Masters (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA) programme at NCI, you will be required to meet the English Language Requirements and will typically have one of the following qualifications:

  • Malaysian Bachelors degree from a recognized institution with an award of 2.2 or higher, depending on subject area  
  • Applicants with STPM College Diploma plus three to five years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Masters programmes




Representatives in your country

NCI has welcomed students from overseas for a number of years and strives to provide the necessary advice and guidance to help make your arrival in the Ireland and Dublin as easy as possible. NCI has developed an extensive overseas representative network offering enquirers and applicants a variety of services:

  • Counselling in programmes of study and academic issues
  • Resources and information on courses, accommodation, finance, scholarships and life in Dublin
  • Help with applying to the College and assistance throughout the application process
  • Information and advice on NCI’s progression links and partners in your country
  • Assisting with the visa application process
  • Pre-departure advice for students travelling to the Ireland

Our representatives in your country

NCI does not currently work with agents or representatives from your country.

If you have any queries about study at NCI, would like to be informed about forthcoming events or are planning to visit us, please email us at international@ncirl.ie

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