6 reasons why your UPU application failed

Published by Afterschool.my on Feb 18, 2021, 03:38 am

Do you think you have done everything correctly, but still did not get any offers from UPU? Find out the 6 reasons why your UPU application was not a success.


1. Did not click "Confirm & Submit" button in the online form

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After you have filled in all the required information, not clicking the "Confirm & Submit" button will cause your UPU application to be invalid, even though you have excellent results.


2. Did not fulfill the minimum requirements


Your academic and co-curriculum achievements do not meet the minimum entry requirement for the courses that you chose. Therefore, make sure that you are eligible to apply for those courses to enhance your chance to be selected for the programme.


3. Applying for programmes outside of your field/stream

field os study

Choosing a course that is not in line with your stream will affect your UPU application. For example, an accounting student who applies for medicine programme certainly will not be selected, as he/she does not have prior knowledge on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

However, a science stream student can venture into accounting.

4. Did not pass the interview

Failed interview

Certain courses require an interview, and if you do not pass the interview, you will not be offered to pursue the programme.

Click here to discover the frequently asked questions related to interviews.

5. Have low merit marks


UPU offers are given based on merit marks which consist of 90% academic achievement and 10% co-curriculum achievement. Having low merit marks will result in not getting any UPU offers, as this reflects that you were not an active student in school.


6. Not chosen by the university due to limited placement available

Limited placement

The competition to enter public universities is very high every year. Since there are only limited placements available, only students with the best qualification will be chosen to enter public universities.

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