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New answer posted
4 years ago
American Degree Programme
Member since May' 2018
Answered 4 years ago
Hello Choon Yan,
Although American Degree Programmes are a combination of both a Malaysian university and American university, the topic of scholarships are a little bit more complicated in the case where these universities have no ties with each other in means of management, and therefore deal with scholarships differently. Here are 2 different ways of obtaining a scholarship to fund your studies:
1. You can apply for company sponsorships where a Malaysian organisation like Petronas or Maybank will sponsor both your education in Malaysia and USA. You will then be bonded with them after you have completed your degree in USA, so you will have a job lined up for you already after graduation. Take note that this pathway is in high demand and competition for them is high.
2. You can apply for internal scholarships for both the Malaysian university and American university. Because these are two different universities, the scholarship you will get from your Malaysian university will only fund your studies when you are studying in Malaysia. Then, when you are transferring to the American university, you will have to apply for the internal scholarships at that university, and this will fund your education in USA. Therefore, you will have to make sure that your CGPA from the Malaysian university fulfills the requirements for the scholarships in the American university.
Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!
Form 6 (STPM)
1. You cannot use your ADP certificate to apply for UPU as it is not an actual cert on its own. UPU also does not have a category for ADP certification. Furthermore, the American syllabus is also different from the Malaysian syllabus as well.
However, you can apply and transfer your credits to local universities through direct application to the universities themselves. This is because MQA has recently amended their policy on credit transfers from overseas universities back to local universities as they recognise the problem of rising costs when the currency drops. Therefore, you can refer to this link for more information about that. However, take note that the credits you want to transfer will have to be recognised by the university to successfully transfer the credits.http://www.mqa.gov.my/portalmqav3/red/en/faq_pkpk.cfm
2. For the STPM option, this link will lead you to information on how to apply for STPM 2019 as a private candidate. Please refer to article 7.2:http://portal.mpm.edu.my/web/guest/arahan-dan-panduan-pendaftaran-stpm
We hope this helps :)
We are very sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, UPU for SPM level applications is only open to those who have taken SPM two years prior to the current year. As for direct intake to government universities, current SPM leavers are generally prioritised first as well.
However, no worries, there are other ways that you can take to complete your studies in Malaysia:1. STPM
- If you really want to study at a government university, we highly suggest that you go for STPM as it is the cheapest option as well as because is it internationally recognised too. After you complete your STPM, you will be able to apply for the degree-level UPU, or even apply overseas for your degree. However, there is an age limit of 20 years and below for STPM in secondary schools, so if you are above the age limit, we would suggest that you take the private candidate route instead, where you will be self-studying with the help of tutors for the exams.
- We do not recommend you to take this route for various reasons. First of all, a diploma takes 2.5-3 years to complete, and after credit transfers to your degree is done, your degree will then take another 2.5-3 years to complete as well. Therefore, it will cost you around a total of 6 years to complete your degree. Furthermore, you will have to pay your way through both the diploma and degree in comparison with having an almost-free education with STPM and only paying for your degree later on.
3. Private route
- If you do not want your ADP credits to go to waste, you can also choose to try transferring these credits to international university branches in Malaysia such as Monash University or Curtin University to complete your degree earlier. This is because ADP courses are not only transferable to US universities, but also UK and Australian universities as well. However, please keep in mind that different universities have different requirements for transferring credits, so please refer to the individual universities themselves.
We hope all this information helped in clearing your worries. Feel free to drops us any other questions that you have on this topic. We wish you all the best!
American Degree Programme
Form 6 (STPM)