The 3 credits in SPM

With 3 Credits in SPM or UEC 3Bs you can join a Diploma Course in Malaysia

"I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don't come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.? Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

“I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.?
Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

There are so many options out there to choose after your SPM and it can get quite confusing. Good news for students this year as there has been a change in the duration in completing a diploma programme. It used to be 2.5 years and now it is shortened to 2 years.

So, if want to go on to the degree programme, you will enter into Year 2 of the related degree course and complete in 2 more years. For engineering degrees, they are 4-year degrees so it would be additional 3 years.

SPM – Foundation/Pre-U (1 year) – Degree (3 years, engineering is 4 years for some universities)

SPM – Diploma (2 years) – Degree (Enter into Year 2 of related degree and finish in 2 more years)

A diploma is for students who are sure of what they want to study while students who are still unsure can take the Pre-U course first and then decide later what course to study. The diploma course is more practical with some theory while a degree programme is more academic. In the diploma, there will be a mixture of Coursework, Assignments, Quizzes, Exams and Projects.

The diploma generally is more practical while a degree course is more theoretical and academic.

With at least 3 credits in your SPM or 3 Bs in UEC, you can join the Diploma course for 2 or 2.5 years. Generally, most design courses are 2.5 years while the rest are 2 years in duration.

To join a diploma course, you will need at least 3 credits in SPM or 3 B’s in the UEC. You must have a pass in BM & Sejarah. If you are joining computing or accounting, you will need to include Maths.

A student may apply for the PTPTN loan if you meet the entry requirements as set by the college.

An advantage of the diploma is that after 2 years of studying, should you not want to continue on to the degree, you can stop

After my Diploma at TARC, I wanted to continue on in Penang for my degree but after talking to EduSpiral, I decided to go to KL so that I can improve my English so that I can have a successful career. Chun Khin, Finance degree at HELP University

After my Diploma at TARC, I wanted to continue on in Penang for my degree but after talking to EduSpiral, I decided to go to KL so that I can improve my English so that I can have a successful career.
Chun Khin, Finance degree at HELP University

and find a job. Your salary would be about RM1600-1800.

But if you want to continue on to a degree programme, you can. You will need to provide all the transcripts, course outline and letter of completion to the university that you would like to continue your degree course.

They will then evaluate the subjects for exemptions. After the evaluation, they will let you know how many subjects left you need to take.

Generally, you will enter into Year 2 of the related degree programme. For example, a diploma in business administration will enter into Year 2 of the degree programme or diploma in mass comm into Year 2 of the Mass Comm degree.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose

the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you, look at your results, interests and budget.

Most great things begin with a plan. Your future career and studies should be no different. A plan will give you something to work towards. It’ll also help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

Make the Right Choices After SPM

After taking these Klang students to tour 4 universities, they decided to join Reliance College because it best fit their needs

After taking these Klang students to tour 4 universities, they decided to join Reliance College because it best fit their needs

After SPM, it is normal to be confused about what you want to study. So, it is important to talk to counselors who are informed and experienced. There are some college who are still offering the diploma to be completed in 2.5 years.

This would be wasting your time, so you should ask the counselor to confirm. You should also visit a few colleges to see their facilities for comparison.

Some of the colleges charge RM30,000 for a business diploma but with terrible facilities or even is located in a shoplot! I know of 2 institutions with medium sized campuses where you can complete the 2-year diploma at a cost of only RM21,000.

This is great savings for the facilities that you get. It is value for money as when you graduate with a business diploma, your starting salary is about RM1500-1800, so for a RM21,000 diploma is pretty good investment. I know of an automotive college charging RM50,000 for their 2.5 year diploma and the starting salary for a mechanic is about RM1000-1800. Do you think that it is worth the investment?

Talk to the right people to help you choose the right course

When EduSpiral students tour the campus & see the environment for themselves, it helps them to decide whether the university fits them. Pic - Students touring the library at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

When EduSpiral students tour the campus & see the environment for themselves, it helps them to decide whether the university fits them. Pic – Students touring the library at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Have you ever asked for directions to a place and your friend gave you the wrong information? It can be very frustrating and stressful. You would have wasted precious time. If you ask directions from someone who don’t know where the place is, they will give you the wrong directions.

Would you ask a doctor on how to repair your car? It does sound ridiculous but most of the time we do ask people who are not trained nor have the expertise for their advise on what to study.

I talked to this boy who was working at Parkson to save money so that he can continue his degree studies in Mass Communication.

He stopped after Year 1. He had graduated with a Diploma in IT and realised that he did not like IT. So, he had to begin all over again by taking the Foundation before going into the Degree in Mass Comm.

I guess he could have saved time if he had asked the right people to help him.

Some of these university counselors have little or no training in career counselling. They are trained in the products that the university is offering and on how to best “sell” them to you.

Their priority is not your future but to ensure they meet their sales targets. Therefore, you cannot believe everything they tell you. You need to check with the proper authorities and people with experience.

Always make your decisions based on facts and evidence. Do not decide based on your feelings or that your relatives say that it is good. Ask, “What are the reasons that it is a good course to study?”

There are basically 3 reasons in choosing a course to study in Malaysia

1. We have to choose a course that we like. If we study something that we do not like, then we will hate our working life for

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the  right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

the next 60 years. There must be interest as well as passion for the course of study.

2. We have to choose a career that we are actually good at. Just because you like something, doesn’t mean that you are good at it. For example, some people think that they can sing, but when they open their mouths to sing, people run away. Like the American Idol, we see that some people cannot sing but actually believe that they can.

3. We should choose a career that can give us a good salary. Unless you have rich parents or just want to work for charity, then you can ignore this. Most of us need money to survive in this world. We assist students with research on the top jobs in demand in Malaysia to best advise which one would be the best choice. Especially now for most Malaysians where the cost of living is so high, we need to get a career that can provide for us, our future family as well as to support our parents when they grow old.

Top Diploma courses offered by the best universities in Malaysia

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at Asia Pacific University

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone.  Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at UCSI University

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The Best Diploma Programs Offered at HELP University

  • Diploma in Business
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The Best Diploma Programs Offered at Nilai University

  • My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because for a long time after SPM I still did not know what and where to study. EduSpiral took time to explain the courses to me and even took me around the university for a tour. Yammie Chau, Diploma in Business at UCSI University

    My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because for a long time after SPM I still did not know what and where to study. EduSpiral took time to explain the courses to me and even took me around the university for a tour.
    Yammie Chau, Diploma in Business at UCSI University

    Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Diploma in Nursing
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  • Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Agricultural Management
  • Diploma in Biotechnology

Diploma programs from the best colleges in Malaysia

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at KBU International College

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT)

Even though KBU is not "famous" but after we told these students that KBU International College had won many awards for Interior Design, they decided to join KBU.

Even though KBU is not “famous” but after we told these students that KBU International College had won many awards for Interior Design, they decided to join KBU.

  • Diploma In Business
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Hotel Management

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at Reliance College Kuala Lumpur

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at KDU College Penang

After counseling the student online, EduSpiral met the student & family at KDU College Penang to tour & finally register for the engineering course

After counseling the student online, EduSpiral met the student & family at KDU College Penang to tour & finally register for the engineering course

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at UCSI University Sarawak

What to Study After SPM?

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

"EduSpiral gave me great advise online and I chose to study at KBU International College. I am very happy there." Grace Wong, Diploma in Interior Design

“EduSpiral gave me great advise online and I chose to study at KBU International College. I am very happy there.”
Grace Wong, Diploma in Interior Design

Engineering and Built Environment

Computing and IT

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

EduSpiral taking APU student, Vincent Chow, from Ipoh to tour APU accommodation at Vista Komanwel

EduSpiral taking APU student, Vincent Chow, from Ipoh to tour APU accommodation at Vista Komanwel

2015 Scholarships from top private universities in Malaysia

SPM 2014 students who have done well in the SPM can apply for the 2014 Scholarships. The following universities below have released the scholarships for 2015. For more information, please contact us:

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment. Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment.
Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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