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Ideal Government Matriculation Student

1. Hardworking and independent
2. Intend to study locally
3. Financially conscious

Government Matriculation is pre-university programme offered by government schools. Compared with Form 6 (STPM) it is a fairly easy pre-university course. Ninety per cent (90%) of Matrikulasi is allocated to bumiputera students, and 10% to non-bumiputera.

What Makes It Special

Matriculation is the best option to enrol in local public universities because it is easier and costs nothing. Students must bear in mind that there is a high competition in order to enrol into critical courses such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and law.

Eligibility

Matriculation programmes are generally categorised as: Program Satu Tahun (PST) and Program Dua Tahun (PDT). There are different requirements for both programs.Minimum eligibility requirements for Matriculation Programme One Year (PST) is as follows:

  • Sciences (M001)
  • C in Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Chemistry
  • B in Maths
  • C in one of the subjects of Physics or Biology, Accounting Department (M003)
  • C in Bahasa Melayu, English and Mathematics
  • E in Additional Mathematics
  • C in two subjects of Principles of Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Trade, Additional Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Subjects of Engineering (Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering and Electronics / Engineering Technology / Engineering Drawing) Technical Flow (M007)
  • C in Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Physics
  • B in Maths and Technical Drawing
  • E in Chemistry
  • C in one subject from the School of Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Engineering Technology

Minimum eligibility requirements for Matriculation Programme Two Years (PDT) is as follows:

  • C in Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Chemistry
  • D in Mathematics
  • C in one of the subjects of Physics / Biology / Engineering Subjects (School of Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering and Electronics / Engineering Technology)
Available Subjects/Streams

Compulsory subjects for all students are English, Kemahiran Dinamika and Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Moral. All Matrikulasi students are also required to participate in at least one co-curricular activity; Sukan dan Permainan, Kelab dan Persatuan or Pasukan Beruniform. All Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Informatics Science subjects are taught in the English language.

Assessment Method

Study years: Matriculation can take one to two years. Matriculation programmes are generally categorised as: Program Satu Tahun (PST) and Program Dua Tahun (PDT). PST intake is in April while PDT intake begins in May.

The only difference between PST and PDT is that in PDT, the subjects are stretched across 2 years whereas in PST, the subjects are taught within one year. PDT enables the slightly weaker students to be able to complete their course. PDT is only offered to bumiputera students.

Exam: Assessment is continuous and are based on examinations done every semester. Students must maintain a grade of 2.0 or above every semester to be qualified to enter university after matriculations. Otherwise, students should repeat the program.

Grades: Grades are calculated through the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) system (PNGK). The highest CGPA is 4.0, and this grade is based on examination results ranging within 0%-100% for each subject.

Cost

The tuition fees for this course is subsidised by the government, thus it is free. However, students do have to pay a registration fee. The registration fee for Science and Technical stream is RM550 while Accounting is RM500. For the two year programme, registration for the first year is RM160. All Matrikulasi students will receive an allowance of RM1, 250 per semester. Students who fail to complete the matriculation programme will have to pay a bond.

How to Apply

Registration starts in July and is done online at www.moe.gov.my. The advertisement for matriculation application is announced on Afterschool.my and in the local Malay newspapers. This whole process can be done online by obtaining a special pin number from Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN). Please read Afterschool’s Ultimate UPU Guide for more information.

Matrikulasi is governed by Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM). The following is a list of KPM and Mara institutes that offer Matrikulasi:
Students are allowed to state their top 8 course preferences during their application but the end result will be determined by the Ministry of Education.

Uni Pathways

Overseas: Matriculation is recognised by foreign universities albeit limited. The following foreign universities recognise Malaysian matriculation:

Malaysia:Students who undergo Matrikulasi are accepted into local public universities. The selection process for local public universities is the same as students who undergo STPM or Form 6.

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