Friday, 20 June 2014

Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Matrikulasi) Recognised by Some Overseas Universities

Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan
Astro Awani:
The standard of education for matriculation programme in this country is equivalent to Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) and is recognised by universities in several countries, Dewan Rakyat was told.

Deputy Education Minister P.Kamalanathan said the process to standardise the entry qualifications for matriculation programme and STPM had been carried out in an integrated manner by the ministry to maintain the standard and quality of education.

He said this in reply to Sim Tong Him (DAP-Kota Melaka), who wanted to know the difference of standards and qualifications for matriculation programme and STPM during the question time Tuesday.

Kamalanathan said, right now, there were 227 Malaysian matriculation graduates pursuing studies at overseas universities.

"At present, the qualifications of Malaysian matriculation graduates are recognised and accepted by 10 universities in United Kingdom, including University of Manchester and the King's College of London; University of Sydney, Australia; as well as other universities in Indonesia and New Zealand.

"STPM is also recognised by many universities, especially in the Commonwealth countries, as well as in the United States and Ireland. Most of the universities accepted the STPM as equivalent to A-Level and the quality and standard are constantly monitored by representatives of Cambridge Assessment," he said.
Even though the Malaysia government wants to trick you into thinking that Matrikulasi is equivalent to STPM as they are both recognised worldwide, the reality is far from that. In other words, STPM is recognised globally as equivalent to A-Level whereas Malaysian matriculation is recognised by very limited overseas universities. In fact, Ministry of Education maintain a list of the universities that recognize and accept matriculation graduates.

Pengantarabangsaan Program Matrikulasi KPM:
Selain mendapat kepercayaan dan pengiktirafan dari universiti tempatan, Program Matrikulasi KPM turut diiktiraf oleh institusi pengajian luar negara. Pelajar-pelajar matrikulasi yang telah tamat pengajian boleh memohon untuk melanjutkan pengajian mereka dalam pelbagai kursus ijazah pertama di universiti-universiti luar Negara. Berikut merupakan senarai IPT yang menjalinkan hubungan kerjasama dengan Program Matrikulasi KPM.
1. United Kingdom
    i.     Univesity of Birmingham
    ii.    University of Nottingham
    iii.   University of Surrey
    iv.   King's College London
    v.    University of Manchester
    vi.   University of Southampton
    vii.  University of Sheffield
    viii. Athlone institute of Technology

2. Australia
    i.   University of Sydney
    ii.   University of New South Wales
    iii.  University of Adelaide
    iv.  Monash University

3. New Zeland
    i.   University of Wellington

4. Indonesia
    i.    Universitas Sumatera Utara
    ii.   Universitas Andalas
    iii.  Universitas Sriwajaya
    iv.  Universitas Padjajaran
    v.   Universitas Gajah Mada

Dalam memertabatkan lagi Program MAtrikulasi, Bahagian Matrikulasi KPM sentiasa mengenalpasti ruang dan peluang memperluaskan pengiktirafan antarabangsa dari institut pengajian tinggi luar negera yang lain dari masa ke semasa.
Also interesting statistics: total 24,249 students were accepted for 2013 Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Program Matrikulasi Malaysia). Of the total, 21,814 (90%) were Bumiputera students, 1,142 (5%) Indians, 1,212 (4.9%) Chinese and 81 (0.1%) others.
Matrikulasi, STPM diiktiraf universiti luar negara
Matrikulasi, STPM diiktiraf universiti luar negara (Utusan Malaysia)