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Twinning Programmes and PTPTN

Twinning Programmes and PTPTN

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • Afterschool.my

Twinning programmes provide students with an alternative pathway to obtain an overseas degree. With a variety of programmes such as 3+1, 1+2 and even 4+0, twinning programmes make twinning programmes ...   

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Frequently asked questions

How do I obtain a UK Degree in Malaysia?

A student may obtain a UK degree in Malaysia by enrolling in a twinning programme. A twinning programme is structured flexibly--- 3+0, 1+2, or even 2+1. The first number denotes the time a student will spend studying in Malaysia, and the second, the number of years spent at the partner university. A 3+0 programme would see a student study solely in Malaysia, but still earn a UK degree. A 1+2 programme involves studying one year in Malaysia, and then 2 years at a top UK university.

What are the universities that offer UK degrees that are fully in Malaysia?

First City University College 


  • Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)

  • Sheffield Hallam University

  • Nottingham Trent University

INTI International University 


  • University of Bradford

  • University of Hertfordshire

  • Northwood University

Taylor’s University 


  • Northumbria University

  • University of West England

  • University of Toulouse Le Mirail

Brickfields Asia College 


  • Aberystwyth University

  • University of London

  • Cardiff University

  • University East Anglia

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of Reading

  • University of Hull

  • University of Exeter

  • University of Essex

  • Oxford Brookes University

  • University of Hertfordshire

  • Nottingham Trent University

  • Northumbria University

  • Queen’s University, Belfast

  • University of Manchester

How does the UK degree transfer programme in Malaysia work?

Students can choose between programmes that involve UK universities based on their needs.

  • A 3+0 programme allows a student to obtain a UK degree without ever leaving Malaysia.

  • A 2+1 programme allows a student to obtain a UK degree by studying for the first 2 years in Malaysia, then being given the chance to experience the UK for 1 year.

  • A 1+2 programme allow a student to obtain a UK degree by studying in Malaysia during the first year, and then going to the UK for the remainder of the course

Is a UK law degree recognised in Malaysia?

Yes, a UK law degree is recognised in Malaysia. However, a graduate must still sit for and pass, either the Bar exam in the UK, or the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia, before they may begin to practice law.

What is the cost of obtaining a UK degree in Malaysia versus going overseas?

Price of a law degree in Malaysia: RM60,000+ (Full course)

Price of a law degree in the UK: RM50,000+ (per year)