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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Differences between Malaysian Matriculation (Program Matrikulasi) and Form Six / STPM

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Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Program Matrikulasi Malaysia) 2012/2013 intake is open for application from July 1 till October 10, 2011. Starting last year, all Matrikulasi application (permohonan program Matrikulasi) must be done online. SPM candidates this year can apply to enroll into Jurusan Sains (M001), Jurusan Akaun (M003) or Aliran Teknikal (M007) available in Program Matrikulasi.

What are the major differences between Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Matrikulasi) and Form Six / STPM?
Both of the Malaysian Matriculation Programme and Form Six / STPM leavers can apply to enroll into local public universities. However, Form Six / STPM results are recognized worldwide and can be used to apply overseas university enrollment whereas Malaysian Matriculation Programme result can be used for application into local public universities only. Update: Matriculation results can be used to apply for admission into foreign universities. Read our complete guide to matriculation (matrikulasi) for more info on this.

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One major benefit of Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Matrikulasi) compared to Form Six / STPM is shorter duration since Program Matrikulasi Satu Tahun (PST) is just one year while Form Six / STPM is one and a half year. So those who finish Malaysian Matriculation Programme will enroll into the local public university one year earlier than those taking Form Six / STPM, which is a great advantage in terms of graduating with Bachelor degree one year faster amongst those with the same age.

Other than that, Matrikulasi is arguably much easier to score than Form Six / STPM. In other words, the percentage of those getting straight-A (CGPA 4.00) in Matrikulasi is way higher than Form Six / STPM. As a result, those taking Matrikulasi often get into competitive university courses like medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, law, accounting, business, actuarial science and engineering at prestigious universities like University of Malaya (UM).

What are the minimum requirement and program prerequisites (syarat program Matrikulasi dan kelayakan minimum)?

Applicants must be Malaysian bumiputera and not more than 20 years old on January 1 next year 2012. Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Program Matrikulasi Malaysia) is open mainly for Malaysian bumiputera but non-bumiputera can apply also though the quota for non-bumiputera is around 10%.

Applicants must also be sitting for SPM examinations this year 2011 and taking the specific subjects:
  • For Science Stream (Jurusan Sains) M001:
    Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik, Matematik Tambahan, Kimia dan Fizik atau Biologi.
  • For Accounting Stream (Jurusan Perakaunan) M003:
    Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik, Matematik Tambahan dan mana - mana dua mata pelajaran daripada Prinsip Perakaunan, Ekonomi Asas, Perdagangan, Pengajian Keusahawanan, Sains, Sains Tambahan, Fizik, Kimia, Biologi dan Mata Pelajaran Teknik (Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam / Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal / Pengajian Kejuruteraan Elektrik & Elektronik / Teknologi Kejuruteraan / Lukisan Kejuruteraan).
  • For Technical Stream (Aliran Teknikal) M007:
    Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik, Matematik Tambahan, Kimia, Fizik, dan mana-mana satu mata pelajaran daripada Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam / Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal / Pengajian Kejuruteraan Elektrik & Elektronik / Teknologi Kejuruteraan.
Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang, KMPH
Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang, KMPH

How to apply (Permohonan Matrikulasi)?
  1. Give your full name, IC number and pay RM6.00 to the school teacher or counselor responsible for Malaysian Matriculation Programme online application (Permohonan Kemasukan Matrikulasi). The school teacher or counselor will then purchase the PIN code from Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) in a batch.

    Alternatively, for those Wadiah BSN or GIRO account card holders, you can purchase the PIN number directly from BSN auto teller machine (ATM) directly.
  2. Get your receipt with PIN number (5-digit PMI number) from the school teacher or counselor / ATM if you use BSN card to purchase. The 5-digit PMI number is printed on the receipt.
  3. Visit Aplikasi Permohonan Melalui Internet Program Matrikulasi Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia at http://www.moe.gov.my
  4. Log in to the registration page with your IC number and the 5-digit PMI number.
  5. Fill in the registration form online. Done!
How to check Matrikulasi result (semakan keputusan permohonan ke program Matrikulasi)?
You can check the Matrikulasi intake status (semakan keputusan Matrikulasi KPM) usually around one month after the release of SPM exam results. You can appeal (permohonan rayuan) if you are not selected. The appeal result (semakan keputusan rayuan Matrikulasi KPM) will be available around one month from the date of Matrikulasi intake status announcement.

Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis, KMP
Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis, KMP

Visit the Bahagian Matrikulasi Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (BMKPM) official webite for more information on online registration guide (panduan mengisi boring), programmes and majors offered (program dan pengkhususan)  and minimum requirements (syarat kelayakan minimum).
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