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Would you like to apply to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia?


The PhD program on the Malaysia campus aims to nurture global research professionals capable of making significant contributions in fields of economic and societal benefit through a clear demonstration of sustained scholarship.

Our aim is to enable each student an opportunity to deploy knowledge, understanding, critical thinking and develop an analytical approach in identifying and resolving problems.


Detailed entry requirements


Entry requirements

Interested applicants should complete the online application, making clear on the form that you are applying to study at the Malaysia Campus.All applicants should hold an MSc recognised by the Malaysian government and deemed acceptable by the University. Occasionally, candidates holding a first class BSc Hons may be admitted if they also have significant research experience.Some PhD students will be invited to interview prior to a formal offer being made.

Supporting documents

Applicants should also submit the following:
  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • A detailed research proposal.

English language requirements

In addition to meeting the required academic levels of achievement, students will also need to demonstrate an ability to speak, read and write in English at level IELTS-6.5 or equivalent.

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