International Students Guide

We are happy to see that you're considering spending time with us here at Equator College. We have students from the UK, Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives that attend Equator College for our programmes and rich diverse cultural experience. Each year we admit students from nearly 7 countries. Equator truly an international institution located in the heart of Georgetown UNESCO Heritage Site, she is one of the world's most popular tourist destination and be part of our diverse community will open up a world of arts and professional possibilities for you.

Mr. Benjamin, Liaison Officer
Ms Reena, Assistant Registrar

WhatsApp: +016 488 0415

Application Process

Note: All fees paid are non-refundable. Kindly refer to the student application form for more information. All documents submitted languages other than English must be translated and certified copies.
Step 1To complete the Student Application Form
Step 2Supporting Documents
  • Two (2) certified copies of academic transcript / certificate / equivalent
  • Two (2) certified copies of School Leaving Certificate
  • Two (2) copies IELTS / TOEFL results (if applicable)
  • Five (5) copies recent passport-seized 3.5cm x 5cm photographs on White background with name written on the back
  • Two (2) full sets of passport photocopies in A4 size (All pages including cover, back & blank pages)
Step 3Portfolio Submission (applicable for all art & design programme)
  • Still-life / landscape / portrait drawing / poster design
  • A4 size - 3 pcs
  • Free title
  • Free media
Step 4First Payment
  • Application Fee MYR500.00
  • EMGS & Misc. Fees MYR6,000.00 - MYR8,500.00
Entry Requirements
CountryMinimum Entry Qualification
  • Australian Capital Territory: Year 10 Certificate
  • New South Wales: Year 10 Certificate
  • Northern Territory: Junior Secondary Studies Certificate (Year 10) issued by the Northern Territory Board of Studies (prior 1999)
  • Queensland: Year 10 Certificate (previously known as Junior Certificate)
  • Tasmanian: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) (previously known as School Certificate Year 10 prior 1990)
  • The School Certificate Part A & B issued by the Board of Studies, New South Wales, Australia
BangladeshSecondary School Certificate (SSC) / Dhakil (from Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board)
Brunei DarussalamCambridge GCE O Level
CanadaCanadian Grade 11
China高 中 毕 业 证 书 (Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Hong KongHong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Standard X)
  • Secondary School Certificate (Standard X)
  • All India Secondary School Certificate (awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education)
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) 3 / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK) / Ijazah Madrasah Aliyah dengan gred purata 5 – 5.9
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)
Laos Baccalauréat (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Maldives UCLES O level / Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
MyanmarBasic Education High School Examination (also known as Matriculation Examination)
NepalSchool Leaving Certificate Examination
PhilippinesHigh School Diploma (10-year curriculum)
SingaporeSingapore / Cambridge GCE O level
South Korea고등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증 (High School Diploma) / High School Graduation Equivalency Examination
TaiwanSenior High School Leaving Certificate
ThailandCertificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6
Vietnam Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma)
Language Requirements

English language proficiency is critical to your success at Equator College. Applicants whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 5 or higher.

If you are admitted to Equator College and your native language is not English, we may also require you to take Equator's English Language Placement Test (ELPT) immediately before the term in which you enter. If your score indicates a weakness in English, several terms of your program may include special courses in English for international students. If your score shows that you are seriously deficient, you will be required to gain proficiency in English before you are allowed to pursue your studies at Equator.