STPM 2010 results out today with 46,780 students (92.49 percent compared to previous year 92.55 percent) obtained a full pass in at least one subject in last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination and eight candidates scored 5As (previous year 15). Results asides; the million-dollar question that popped in the minds of most STPM results holders is “what can I do next after STPM?” So here is a quick post on the endless possible options you can choose.
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Know your options
- Apply local public universities (IPTA) – this is the most common choice given most of the STPM result holders do plan to further their studies at local public universities ever since they decided to go form six.
Do visit http://upu.mohe.gov.my for the IPTA application (Deadline: 4th April 2011) or https://pohon.usm.my for USM application (Deadline: 28th March 2011) and carefully read the comprehensive IPTA infos and useful guides provided.
List of 20 IPTA you can choose:
- UPSI - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
- UTHM - Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
- UTeM - Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
- UniSZA - Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
- UiTM - Universiti Teknologi MARA
- UMT - Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
- UMS - Universiti Malaysia Sabah
- UMP - Universiti Malaysia Pahang
- UKM - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- UMK - Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
- UM - Universiti Malaya
- UPM - Universiti Putra Malaysia
- USIM - Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
- UniMAP - Universiti Malaysia Perlis
- USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia
- UTM - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
- UUM - Universiti Utara Malaysia
- UNIMAS - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
- UIAM - Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
- UPNM - Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
- Go to local private colleges or universities
- Further your study oversea
- Apply scholarships – Do you know they are actually plenty of scholarships available for STPM result holders?
- Visit upcoming education fairs – This is especially helpful if you plan to do your degree at local private education institutions as the respective representatives from most private universities and colleges will show up at education fairs
- Ask for help at education related websites, forums - Among the best are SPM Student Malaysia, ReCom.org and QuanSheng.org [Chinese]