Top 10 Tips on Choosing the Best Course to Study at Top Universities in Malaysia after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM, or A-Levels


Best Guide on How to Choose the Right Course to Study after the SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

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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.  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. 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.

I have students telling me that they have taken personality tests but were not accurate. We must remember that these tests are not 100% accurate and needs to be used together with a counselor. Furthermore, the tests are designed by westerners who choose their courses based on interests while as Malaysians, we not only have to choose based on interests but have to take into account which course can give us a career that is stable and can make money.

After having counseled thousands of students since working in the education line in 2000, I have come up with 9 tips that will help students after SPM , O-Levels, UEC, STPMA-Levels and other Pre-University Programmes to help you choose the right course to study in Malaysia or Singapore that would best fit you. You can contact us for a free career test to help you understand yourself better so that you are able to make the right decision.

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Best 10 Tips on Choosing the Right Course & Career in Malaysia

1  What’s the results in your Secondary School in Malaysia?

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and took us around for a campus tour.
Hui Ying, Diploma in Accounting at Asia Pacific University

  • What you got for your actual SPM, O-Levels or UEC can be used as a guide. This is a good measure of whether you are actually capable of doing well in the course or not.
  • Be realistic. I have had student who did not do well in Maths but want to study accounting or IT, or passed Add Maths and Physics but would like to study engineering. Your results are a measurement on whether you can succeed in the course or not.
  • If you did not meet the entry requirements for a particular course means you should consider other courses that would fit you better.
  • If your results show that you are strong in Modern Maths, you can consider Accounting, Finance, Banking or IT.
  • Scoring high for Add Maths and Physics would make engineering courses like Mechanical, Mechatronic, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, or Telecommunications good choices to consider
  • Strong in Chemistry and Add Maths would make Food Science and Nutrition, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering your top picks.
  • Being a numbers person would mean that you can consider IT, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Accounting and Finance.
  • An outgoing personality with good results in Sejarah, Moral and English would make Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Teaching, English & Communication, TESOL, Early Childhood Education and Marketing as your choices.
  • We have to look at the subjects and compare with your personality, interests and hobbies as well to see whether it fits you.

2. What are the Courses that you are Interested in? Make a List

  • List the fields of study that interest you, and come up with a list of courses you would consider studying based on these interests.
  • Add the topics that you were most interested in during school as well as jobs.
  • Make a list of your hobbies.
  • List down your favorite subjects at school
  • A list of your extra-curricular activities can provide ideas of what type of person you are.

3. Ask yourself and the People around you, “Are you Actually Good in that Course?”

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor’s College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.
Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor’s College

  • I asked a student interested in Culinary Arts, “Have you cooked before?” and he replied, “No”! It is important to choose a course realistically based on evidence and facts.
  • There is a big difference between the desire and interest in a course and actually having the talents and skills to do well in the course.
  • Your results would be an indication of whether you would be suited for the course. Other evidences would be your hobbies and participation in clubs and societies in school related to your course.
  • Your SPM or O-Level results will show what you are actually good at. Having good results in Maths, you can consider Actuarial Science, Accounting, Computing or Finance courses. Having narrowed down to these courses, you can go for the Foundation in Arts for 1 year before really choosing which one to study for your degree.
  • Alternatively you can also think about subjects you definitely don’t want to study at university level and which you can’t wait to say goodbye to. Crossing these off will make your list of options smaller and less overwhelming.
  • An undergraduate degree course in Malaysia lasts three to five years – that’s a long time to spend studying something which you don’t enjoy, especially at a more intense level! First of all ask yourself what you have enjoyed studying at secondary school in Malaysia.

4. Do a thorough Research on the Course that you are Interested in

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged to take me and my mother to tour the college that had excellent facilities and where I could learn without paying too much.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • The internet, newspapers, television and people around you are the best sources of information.
  • Talk to people who are working in that field to gain more insights.
  • Check online about the courses you are interested in and find out about the career prospects and the other info.
  • Find facts and evidence to support the career and job prospects. Don’t just simply listen to the counselors or agents
  • Starting salaries and how much you can earn eventually.
  • Go to education fairs and universities’ Open Days to see the campuses and collect the brochures. Tour their campus to look at the facilities. Talk to the lecturers and students.
  • Keep in mind that what you think about the course and career may be very different from the reality of working in that field.

5. Ask the right people about what to study at top universities in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral helped me a lot. Coming from Sarawak made it difficult for me to know which university was best in Malaysia & EduSpiral provided good insights. Eric Lu, Business at KDU University College

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral helped me a lot. Coming from Sarawak made it difficult for me to know which university was best in Malaysia & EduSpiral provided good insights. Eric Lu, Business at KDU University College

  • Ask the right Education Counselors. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.Speak to professionals in your field of interest and find out what it is like working in that job.
  • People who have completed university courses can give you an insight from a student’s perspective – they can tell you the pros and cons.
  • Listen to people who are experienced in the industry or know what they are talking about. Not just simply listen to Aunties or Friends who don’t know what they are talking about.
  • Talk to your school counselor or an experienced career guidance counselor. This is important as you would not ask a Doctor on how to repair your car so you must ask the right person to help you.
  • Ask your parents and friends what type of personality you are and what could fit you however note that some parents may not be objective and want you to choose the course they want for you.

6. Cost of studying a diploma or degree in Malaysia

Our mum asked us to talk to EduSpiral as we did not know what to study. EduSpiral had helped our older sister before. He met us at Taylor’s, talked to us and then gave us a tour.
Gan twins, Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University

  • Talk to your parents and find out what is their budget. There is no point going around asking about studies overseas and then find out that you can only afford to study in Malaysia.
  • You need to know the budget for your studies in order to choose the right university that fits you. There is no point to choose a university and then find out that you cannot afford the fees
  • Affordability is another aspect you need to consider while deciding on your course, as well as the additional costs that occur, such as text books, field trips etc.
  • Financial aid available are basically scholarships, EPF Withdrawal and  PTPN Loan.
  • Preparing a budget will help you to plan carefully in achieving your dream career. Sacrifices can be made by you and your parents. Eventually, the investment would be well worth your sacrifices.

7. Career opportunities in Malaysia for the Course that You are Interested in  

My mum contacted EduSpiral to help advise me on which course & university to choose as I was quite confused. He took us to visit the universities & helped guide me to make the right choice.
Bryan Yap, Foundation in Business at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Look at the career prospects of the course before selecting one. Consider various factors such as income, job security, stress, responsibility and other benefits while researching a profession.
  • Look at statistics, evidence and facts. Not just listen to your auntie say that she thinks a particular career is excellent or a university counselor say that the course is good based on their experience.
  • There are reports and statistics which you can Google online to find. Newspapers have also written on the job demand for particular careers.
  • Human Resource companies in Malaysia have also produced salary reports and statistics on the demand for certain jobs in Malaysia. You can search for reports from Kelly Services, Hays Recruitment, Robert Walters Salary Report, Jobstreet, etc
  • Government Agencies such as ILMIA, Multimedia Development Corporation, Malaysia Plan, Department of Statistics, etc.

8. Look at the subjects offered in the Course at the University that you are Interested in

I talked to EduSpiral on WhatsApp and after obtaining all the necessary information. EduSpiral met me and my parents at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to take us around for a tour.
Aun Jie, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Read through the course outline of the course(s) you want to apply for. See if the subjects interests you.
  • The titles of the Course may be the same but the subjects are different from university to university. Universities do not offer courses where all the subjects are the same.
  • Because the subjects vary, you must be careful to look at the subjects to see if they fit your career goals.
  • Have a look at the subjects you must undertake and the types of learning, assignments and examination tasks involved.
  • Talk to the lecturers to find out more about the courses.

9. Quality of the Private University in Malaysia

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit. Xavier Phang, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit. Xavier Phang, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University

  • Compare course outlines and academic facilities between universities to make sure you make the right choice for your educational needs and preferences.
  • If possible, visit the university and their Open Days to get a feeling of what the campus is like.
  • If you choose a university with extremely low fees, then don’t be surprised at the low quality of education there. If you pay for a Kancil, you will get Kancil power. However, it doesn’t mean that you should pay so much until you are just paying for the lake only. Pay what is value for money.
  • Choose a university that promotes the use of the English language.Research by Star newspaper has shown that professionals with good command of the English language has a 25% higher salary and chances of promotion. Some graduates wonder why they can’t find a job because they cannot communicate in simple English when they chose a university that has lower fees but with a Mandarin-speaking environment.
  • An overseas education is not better but it will help expose you to a different culture and expand your thinking abilities.Although rankings are a guide but in Malaysia, some universities are ranked high but are low in terms of quality.
  • The SETARA 2013 & 2011 Ranking system by MQA can be used as a guide in choosing the best universities in Malaysia to study at

10. Choose the Best Course to Study in Malaysia that fits you

EduSpiral provided facts & evidence to support their advise to me. He also took me & my parents to tour the campus to help me make the right choice.
Kezhan, Diploma in Interior Design at First City University College

  • Choosing a course or career is not a science, it is a process in finding out who you are and what you are good at. Some people find out faster while others take more time.
  • A personality or career test is not magic or science that will show you what your future is. They are just a guide.
  • You can always work in other fields after you graduate as long as it is not a technical field. Engineers and Doctors have switched to Finance or Marketing careers.
  • When choosing a course students need to choose based on your personal strengths and your career goals. Let the experienced counselors at EduSpiral Consultant Services take you step-by-step through the choices.
  • Choosing the best possible course to study is a very important decision to make, and often a challenging one.  For some people, choosing the course is simple as they have always wanted to be a brain surgeon or a dentist or an engineer.
  • Many students in Malaysia tend to choose their course based on what their parents or relatives recommend, rather than on what they are good at or really like to study. The end result is that a lot of Malaysian students discover that they have started on courses that may be unsuitable to them after studying a few semesters. Worse is when they start work, they find that it is not what they like.

Best Degree Programs in Malaysia

  • There are a lot of graduates with diplomas & degrees. In order to be competitive in the job market, you should get at least a degree.

    EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

    EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future.
    Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

  • Starting salaries for Degree holders in Malaysia range from RM2,800 onwards depending on which course you graduate from.
  • Generally, most degrees take up 3 years of studies. Engineering takes 4 years because they need BEM accreditation. Medicine and Dentistry takes 5 years while Pharmacy takes 4 years.
  • You can apply for the PTPN Loan for the Degree course.
  • The starting salary is slightly higher than a diploma holder but if you are good, the promotions come faster.
  • You will learn more and develop more critical thinking skills.
  • Your career upward mobility is faster.
  • There are many degree courses that you can choose to study in Malaysia. If you plan to work in Malaysia, then you should choose degree courses that would be in demand  in Malaysia and has a high salary so that you can support your family.

Choose EduSpiral Consultant Services to Help you to Apply to Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral Consultant Services, has more than 15 years of experience in counseling students and helping them change the world!

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral Consultant Services, has more than 15 years of experience in counseling students and helping them change the world!

Choosing a course that you are passionate about without job demand and you may end up being jobless.

Look for statistics and research to support whether there is a job demand for your future career in Malaysia or Singapore. Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence. Our in-depth knowledge about the courses, careers and private universities in Malaysia combined with my working in experience in the private universities itself are tools that would help you to choose the right university.

Now why would you want to talk to EduSpiral Consultant Services when you can contact the private universities directly? Well, EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 20 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at. This sets us apart from other agents or representatives who are staffed with young and inexperienced counselors.

Furthermore, we have worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the

EduSpiral met me and my parents at KDU University College to explain about the hospitality course and then took us around for a campus tour. This helped me to make my choice on what to study and where to study easier. Jia Lin, Hospitality at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

EduSpiral met me and my parents at KDU University College to explain about the hospitality course and then took us around for a campus tour. This helped me to make my choice on what to study and where to study easier.
Jia Lin, Hospitality at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has helped hundreds of students to choose the right course and university in Malaysia and Singapore since 2009.  With our first-hand knowledge of the universities in Malaysia and access to staff at the universities we represent, we can provide in-depth, personalized advise that no brochure or website can.

There are many factors to consider in choosing a university other than the ad in the newspaper. You have to look at the fees, financial aid, location, student culture, teaching quality, accreditation, recognition, ranking, campus size, facilities, university partnerships and more. With our vast knowledge and experience of the private higher education industry in Malaysia, we are able to help students to navigate through all the information and narrow down their choices to the best courses and universities that fit them.

We are able to offer unbiased information on the many colleges & universities in Malaysia or Singapore if you are unable to visit their campuses. We will share our first hand knowledge and email you pictures of the facilities, fees, forms and other important information. We will also assist in arranging accommodation and campus tours to the universities.

Take Time and Effort to Choose the Right Private University in Malaysia to Study at

We didn't know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The "famous" college that we had planned to join hadn't even won any awards in interior design. Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

We didn’t know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The “famous” college that we had planned to join hadn’t even won any awards in interior design.
Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

Choosing a university is important as it will help to shape your mind, character and help you to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Therefore, not all private universities are the same. You should not choose a university because it is the cheapest, easiest and nearest. It should be based on which university that best fits your needs.

Many students in Malaysia also make the common mistake in choosing a university because their friends are going there. I even had one student tell me that his choice of university depends on where his girlfriend is going! This is one of the most important decisions that may change your life forever hence it should not be taken lightly.

Talk to a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant to Help you to Choose the Best Private University or College in Malaysia

EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students

EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students

Choosing a the right university to study after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia takes time, it is a process in finding out which university in best for you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced.

A knowledgeable counselor would be able to provide detailed information about the course, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

A knowledgeable education consultant means that he or she would know the entry requirements, course details, in-depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses out there, career prospects, job demand, professional recognition requirements, accreditation, best universities for the course, and other information that would help a confused student to make the right choice.

While an experienced education consultant would have had counseled hundreds of students analysing their

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

personalities and skilfully guiding them to the right course and university.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression. After knowing which course, we can then determine which private university in best for that course.

Common Factors in Choosing the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia:

EduSpiral arranged for me to talk to a counselor at HELP and took me to tour their facilities. This helped me to decide which college to choose to study. Ee-Lyn, A-Levels at HELP Academy

EduSpiral arranged for me to talk to a counselor at HELP and took me to tour their facilities. This helped me to decide which college to choose to study.
Ee-Lyn, A-Levels at HELP Academy

  • Diploma and degrees offered
  • Subjects offered in the diploma or degree (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Accreditation by MQA and other relevant professional bodies in Malaysia
  • Type of programme (local degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • Location of the university
  • Size of the student population
  • Student culture (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc)
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)
  • Costs (tuition, hostel, food, transportation, etc.)
  • Financial assistance (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • Campus resources (labs, libraries, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)

    Not satisfied after completing our diploma at Inti & EduSpiral helped us with the credit transfer. He arranged for us to talk to lecturers & staff at APU to guide us on which IT course to study. Chin Mun & Li Ching, Business Computing at Asia Pacific University

    Not satisfied after completing our diploma at Inti & EduSpiral helped us with the credit transfer. He arranged for us to talk to lecturers & staff at APU to guide us on which IT course to study.
    Chin Mun & Li Ching, Business Computing at Asia Pacific University

  • Internship and co-op programs
  • Class size (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality/reputation/ranking of the private university in Malaysia
  • Safety (campus, community)
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular activities (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Housing options (on-campus, off-campus apartments)
  • Student support services
  • Intake dates

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process

Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University's Orientation

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University’s Orientation

to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

How to Choose the Best Private University to Study in Malaysia

"EduSpiral talked to me to find out my interests and career goals. He took me to a few universities to tour the campuses to see which one fit me best. EduSpiral helped me choose the right course at the right university." Jia Ping, Mass Communication at KDU University College

“EduSpiral talked to me to find out my interests and career goals. He took me to a few universities to tour the campuses to see which one fit me best. EduSpiral helped me choose the right course at the right university.”
Jia Ping, Mass Communication at KDU University College

The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Accreditation by the various professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Pharmacy Board, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, etc also indicates the standard achieved.

The best private university in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

When choosing a university and college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.

Talk to the lecturers and find out from the counselors there about the courses and check if the courses have been accredited by MQA and other external bodies like the Pharmacy Board, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, Board of Engineers Malaysia , Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia or Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia.

The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can improve your

I received a lot of in-depth information about the course & university from EduSpiral. He took us around for a campus tour as well as the hostel in Cyberjaya. Wen Hang, Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

I received a lot of in-depth information about the course & university from EduSpiral. He took us around for a campus tour as well as the hostel in Cyberjaya.
Wen Hang, Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.

Star newspaper has reported that graduates with good English earn 25% higher salary and get faster promotion. The Ministry of Education reported that there were more than 70,000 public university jobless graduates and one of the main reasons was poor command of the English language.

Would you rather suffer for 4 years and get a high salary for 60 years of your work life or an easy 4 years and low salary for 60 years? The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. Remember the best university doesn’t mean it is the best university for you. The best university is one that fits your career goals, your personality and can push you to a higher level of success.

Top Pre-University, Foundation, Diploma & Degree Programmes offered by the Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia Offering the Best External Pre-University (Pre-U) Programmes

“EduSpiral gave me advise over phone, Facebook, Skype and even took me to visit the universities. He spent a lot of time to help me make my decision on what to study and at which university.”
Ban Moon (Left), Scored 3As in the A-Levels at HELP Academy

All students after SPM have to take a Pre-University course before entering university such as A-Levels, STPM, South Australian Matriculation, Foundation, Canadian Pre-University, etc.

It can be confusing when choosing the right Pre-University course. When choosing a Pre-U course, you should understand yourself whether you want an exam-based course or a Pre-U course that contains a mix of coursework and exams.

You should also choose the Pre-University Programme based on what you would like to study for your degree, your budget, which country, and recognition.

Below is a list of some of the best universities and colleges in Malaysia offering the Pre-University Programmes.

Outstanding Foundation Programmes in Malaysia at Leading Private Universities & Colleges

We didn't know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The "famous" college that we had planned to join hadn't even won any awards in interior design. Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

We didn’t know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The “famous” college that we had planned to join hadn’t even won any awards in interior design.
Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

First Rate Private Universities in Malaysia for Business Administration, Management or International Business Degree Programmes

EduSpiral provided me with in-depth advise on choosing the right course for my career. Terence Wong, Business at Taylor's University

EduSpiral provided me with in-depth advise on choosing the right course for my career.
Terence Wong, Business at Taylor’s University

Excellent Private Universities in Malaysia for Actuarial Science Degree Programmes

Private Universities in Malaysia with First Rate Accounting & Finance Degree Programmes

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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  1. Hi,I got 3A 3B 3C in spm in the year 2014 which i got c’ s in physic, Chemi and addmaths. Recently I have just completed my foundation in health science and got 3.51. My friend suggest me to choose bachelor in physiotherapy but I’m still confused what to choose .i need your help.

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  2. can i get scholarship in forensic field by just having 7A’s?bt im worried coz im having B in all my sc subjects..

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  3. Hi , i received my spm results last week and i got 3A( moral , maths , sejarah) , 1 A-(english),1 B+ (BM) 2 B ( bio and physics) , 1 C+(chemistry) and 1 E (add maths) , any suggestions on what course should i take ?

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  4. I am studying form 6 now but i am still not get used to it, i am still in a holiday mood.Although I got 3.0 for my last semester ,but i am not really understand what the teacher is teaching. the subject that i took is biology ,chemistry, mt, pa and muet. Should i continue with my form 6 and slowly get back into the path and retake semester one (need to relearn everything because i dk what i studied last year)?Or should i directly take a new programme and get start all over again? If i want to study engineering in my degree, do i need to take physics? Can i use stpm result with no physic to get into engineering programme?

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  5. What should I do if my STPM result did not reach CGPA of 2.0 ?

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  6. I’m waiting for my spm results. As Im still considering what course should i take. I’m took Physic, Chemistry but no biology in spm. I got better result in both science subject and math. I’m considering whether should I take Food Science or not… need HELP 😭

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  7. i just finished y spm and dont know what career i should enroll in…i want a job with high salary and also engineering related…i want to do aerospace engineering but what are the job demand and salary for it in malaysia?

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  8. I am interested in chemistry and math.Which course suit me the most?

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  9. I had took a quick read on all these article but i still got no idea what course and field to study in…because business,financial and all that banking stuff looks kinda attractive and as we all know those jobs will give you a high pay. But i need guide for the courses that suits me . Hope that eduspiral can help me. Thanks

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  10. I have just completed a levels with 2 A* for chemistry and maths , 2A for physics and biology. However, I still have no idea what course to take. Can you recommend me?

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  11. I’m a pure Science stream student…get 10As in SPM.. Now I still cannot make decision to choose which course to study… Is it too late? I got A+ in Maths, bio, moral & sej… The rest subjects I gt A.. Can you give me some advises about what is the next pathway should I go… Thanks 😀

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  12. I am now waiting for my spm result and going for an interview for a scholarship under the course of Insurance. I have made some research of the field and career and i truly love it. I think i will enjoy working in that field but i have no clue of the education i need to work in tht field. Is there a course/foundation to do insurance? How about university? Because insurance isnt the typical main stream course tht people always talk about. Please do help me.

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  13. Good afternoon.
    I took SPM last year and clearly i’m waiting for my result. right now i want to find a suitable foundation for myself and i don’t know how. My problem is i want to study medicine but i know i am weak in those science subjects. i am afraid that i can’t afford to continue later on.
    I thought about taking foundation in business because i am good in mathematics but it is not my thing. Seriously, i don’t know what to do anymore. And also, i was selected for national service. i dont know whether i should postpone or not. i dont know anyone nearby i can consult to. Really need your time for this. Thank you.

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  14. where can i take this career test? i’m still clueless about what i really want.

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  15. Hi..I from Artstream student and my maths is D. Because of this i am getting very hard to choose a course.. I am still confuse don’t know what course should i choose after my SPM… I am interest in something like airlines.. can u guide me please..? Hope that i will get a solution soon,thank you.

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  16. Hi.I have take my spm result today.. but I dunno what course I can take

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  17. I’m having problem with choosing what course I should take in university later. Having few choices but with doubts. Can you please help me? 😦 Thank you in advance.

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  18. Hi, in my secondary school, I get better results in Sejarah,Moral and English compared to my other science subjects. I would like to ask if human resource management course would suit me in my future career. TQ

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  19. azfar hafiz bi ahmad

    hi. I still don’t know what course I should choose after my SPM. but engineering look interesting. an you help me?

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  20. Hello..
    Can I know what’s the difference between foundation studies and AUSMAT?
    I was planning to do foundation but I heard AUSMAT is better than foundation..
    Can you guide me? Thank you..

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  21. I just finished my Spm 2013, im really interested in physcology course.. I hope you can tell me further about this course. Tq so much

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    • Psychology is basically the study of human behavior and how to help people to understand their behavior and overcome personal, emotional or mental problems. If you are a good listener, like research, like to help people, and able to understand people, then Psychology is a good course. If you are interested, you can email at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number. Cheers!

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  22. I don’t know what i want to study, i have finish my SPM and score an A in Modern Math and English the rest of the science subject i score a B, is there any course out there that are for me??

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  23. Hi, I’m from Art Stream and I love Maths, I scored both A in Modern Maths(85) , Additional Maths(82) in Trial Exam. It seems like a problem for me to study Mechanical Engineering anywhere because I didn’t study any science subject such as : Biology, Chemistry and Physics since form 4. I’m interested in Mechanical Engineering evenly I’m not sure I can study it well or not..any advice for me…? Thank you for anything..><

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  24. Hello. 🙂
    Can I know should I study AUSMAT after SPM?
    I heard my friend said that AUSMAT is better than A-Level since 50% on your coursework and 50% on your exam.
    But i am planning to study architecture and my friends planning to study Public Relation. Should we take AUSMAT?

    Please help! Thank you!

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  25. Hi. I still don’t know what course I should choose after my SPM. I’m a outging person. Do you have any info about mass comm,international business and advertising? Thanks 🙂

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  26. Can u give me your address pls?

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