Applying to study in the UK

MABECS makes UK degree applications easy.

We take care of everything in your UK degree application with your cooperation - free of charge. Whichever stage of degree application you are at, MABECS consultants can jump in right away.

Here’s a quick overview of four major steps in the application process:

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Before applying

Find guidance on the right course and university including rankings, research ratings, entry requirements, and more.

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University rankings

Are university rankings really important? Rankings should not be the only factor that students focus on when determining their university choices. Read on to find out why.

List of UK universities

MABECS is the only UK education specialist in Malaysia with the widest network of UK university partners. Find out which universities these are.

Course styles and content

The same subject can be taught in very different ways from one university to another. What’s a sandwich course and what’s project work? Find out the differences in course styles and content across...

University environment

The environment of the university that you choose can have a great impact on your student life at the university. Universities in the UK are located in towns and cities of varying sizes. Find out more...

Accreditation

Is the course you’re applying for accredited and recognised locally by the relevant professional body in Malaysia? Find out what to look out for.

Entry requirements

Different universities have different entry grades. Read on to find out more.

Applying for 2nd or 3rd year admission

Is it possible to gain admission into the second or third year of a Bachelor’s Degree course in a UK university? Find out the possibility here and the steps to get there.

Average fees & costs

Fees vary significantly across the country and between universities. Read on to find out annual tuition fee ranges at UK universities and also average cost of living in the UK.

Scholarships and student loans

Looking for scholarships or loans for your UK studies? All your scholarship questions answered here, for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

UK student reviews

Discover real UK student reviews by the UK’s National Student Survey (NSS).

Official university QA reports

Having considered student reviews, it is also equally important to consider official QA reports of the university you are interested in. Find out more.

What is the Research Excellence Framework?

Learn more about the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

What are league tables?

League tables claim to rank the universities in order of excellence. Learn how you should look at league tables and questions you should ask about them.

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Applying through UCAS

All things UCAS - from how to write a good personal statement, to mock interviews, and even monitoring students' application progress.

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Step-by-step overview of my application

Is your UCAS application too much to handle? Here’s a quick A-Z overview of a typical UCAS application with your MABECS consultant’s help!

Application deadlines (2019)

Not all UK universities and courses have the same October deadlines. Read on to find out all application deadlines for 2019 entry.

Personal Statement 101

Find out firsthand from MABECS’ experienced UK education specialists on tips to do well in your personal statement, what to include and what not to include.

Your reference

Your reference is an important part of your UCAS application. The reference is usually written by someone who knows you academically, for example, a teacher. Learn what should be included in your refe...

UCAS terms explained

UCAS can be a maze if you don’t understand terms such as Insurance or Clearing. It doesn’t refer to buying insurance, just in case you’re wondering. Here’s a list of frequently-encountered UCA...

What happens after you apply?

Feeling nervous about your application? Here’s what to expect after you’ve submitted your application.

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Tests and requirements

PTE, UCAT or LNAT tests are available through MABECS without having to find another third party.

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Register for IELTS

Register for your International English Language Testing System here. Tests will be conducted at the British Council test centre.

Register for LNAT

Register for your the Law National Aptitude Test here.

Register for UCAT

Register for your University Clinical Aptitude Test here.

Register for PTE Academic

Register for your PTE Academic here.

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Pre-departure help

We also help to provide guidance from flight bookings, visa applications, and suitable accommodations to stay in.

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Applying for your UK student visa

Malaysian nationals intending to study in the UK will be required to apply for a student visa. Find out how.

Health and insurance in the UK

If you are a Malaysian intending to study in the UK, you are required to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (HIS) when submitting your visa application. Learn more.

Banking and finances in the UK

Learn about spending money in the UK and banking matters.

Student accommodation in the UK

Where should you stay in the UK - on campus or off campus? MABECS consultants provide some tips here.

Packing for the UK

So you are all set to fly off to the UK, but what should you pack? Don’t miss out on this list!

Arriving in the UK and what to expect

Don’t be unprepared. Find out what to expect the moment you arrive in the UK

Working in the UK

Wondering what are the laws governing part-time work as a student in the UK? Or considering a job in the UK after graduation? We have the answers!

University of Leeds, England

Leeds

The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research.

The strength of its academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines it covers, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by its values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.

Academic excellence

  • The University of Leeds is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  • It is named the University of the Year 2017 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • Its staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university.
  • Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
  • Leeds is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
  • Leeds is part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 22 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents.
  • Leeds is a top 10 university for research power in the UK according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Leeds was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary prize, the country’s highest accolade for an academic institution, in 2009 and 2011.
  • In the National Student Survey 2018, 88% of final year Leeds students said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the course – five points above the national average.
  • In Leeds’ latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency the University received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for Leeds’ enhancement of student learning opportunities.

The University community

  • Leeds has more than 34,000 students including more than 25,000 undergraduates and more than 9,000 postgraduates.
  • It also has over 7,000 international students from more than 150 countries, including exchange students.
  • The local community benefits from Leeds’ 3,000 student volunteers.
  • Leeds has a global network of alumni and are in regular contact with more than 250,000 alumni from over 180 different countries.
  • Leeds has staff from more than 90 different countries.
  • With over 8,000 staff, the University of Leeds is the third largest employer in Leeds.
  • It contributes around £1.23bn a year to the local economy – students add a further £211m through rents and living costs.
  • Leeds was voted 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
  • Leeds was ranked the UK top university for the environmental impact of its research according to Times Higher Education.
  • The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2018, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters.

Enterprise and initiatives

  • Since 1995 the University has produced over 100 ‘spin-out’ companies including over 30 that are currently active.
  • Six of its spin-out companies are market listed with a value of over £500 million and employing over 700 people.
  • 36% of its academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry with an estimated contract value of £59m.
  • Leeds’ ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support and it runs an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students.
  • The University won the Entrepreneurship award at the Guardian University Awards 2016.

The campus

  • The University of Leeds campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre.
  • It has committed more than £520m to a transformative campus development programme.
  • The Edge is its state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.
  • The students’ union has more than 300 clubs and societies.
  • Leeds students’ union was the first students’ union in the UK to be awarded Excellent status by the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of its Quality Students’ Unions accreditation scheme. It was also the first students’ union in the country to receive two gold standard awards for the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative.
  • Leeds has won a number of environmental awards including a Green Gown Award in 2012 for Promoting Positive Behaviour, in relation to Leeds’ It All Adds Up It has also received accreditation to ISO14001, the principal international standard for environmental management systems

Partnerships

  • The University is home to the International Pianoforte Competition and is part of a groundbreaking collaboration with Opera North.
  • It has a unique partnership with national institution Marks & Spencer – the company’s entire archive is based on campus.
  • It is part of the White Rose University Consortium; a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
  • It has launched a joint school with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) to deliver world-class teaching and research. The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, based in Chengdu, China, will offer a unique UK-Chinese engineering curriculum and is the first overseas school to be set up by the University of Leeds

Performing wonders

  • The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Ed Sheeran have all played at the University Refectory
  • A number of musicians have studied at the University including Alt-J, LIttle Boots, Corinne Bailey Rae, and members of Gang of Four, The Wedding Present, Bastille, The Mekons, Sisters of Mercy and the Kaiser Chiefs.

Source: University of Leeds’ website

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate & Postgraduate:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements

DOES UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS ACCEPT MALAYSIA’S ENGLISH 1119 TEST RESULTS?

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DISTANCE FROM LONDON

209 miles (~2.5 hours by train)

University Info

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    ERIC ARVYNDRA ANTHONY
    HELP University
  • “MABECS performed above my expectations because I didn’t expect my application complications to go through smoothly.”

    IZYAN NAJWA SHARIFUDDIN
    KDU University College
  • “MABECS’ work is very tip-top because they do work on time. If they need a document from me, they will be upfront about the deadlines from the start. That makes it easier for me.”

    MUHAMMAD ANIQ BIN HALIM
    International Islamic School Malaysia

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