Entry Requirements for the Bachelor Degree in Psychology at HELP University in Malaysia

Foundation in Arts and Psychology Degree Entry Requirements at HELP University in Malaysia

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Students after SPM or O-Levels interested in a career in Psychology can go for the 1-year Foundation programmes at top private universities in Malaysia instead of an external Pre-University Course like SAM, AUSMAT or A-Levels. The Foundation programmes are cheaper than the external Pre-U programmes and generally easier.

To enter into the Foundation in Arts leading to the Psychology degree at HELP University in Malaysia, students after SPM would need at least 5 credits in SPM including Mathematics and One Science /General Science subject.* including a pass in BM & Sejarah

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Entry Requirements for Psychology at HELP University

Students in Malaysia can choose from the following top Psychology undergraduate programmes offered at HELP University

HELP University is the pioneer of psychology programmes in Malaysia and is acknowledged to be the best university for psychology in Malaysia. Note that the Australian education system is different where only top students are able to enter into the Honours degree which is the FOURTH year.

Students interested to register for the psychology degree programmes should do so early as the hostel accommodation fills up quickly. Top deserving students may apply for scholarships to study at HELP University.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at HELP University (Any one of the following)

  • HELP Foundation in Arts/ Foundation in Science
  • 2 STPM Grade C/ ‘A’ Level passes and 3 SPM/ ‘O’ Level credits
  • 5 Bs in Senior Middle 3 (UEC)
  • Overall CPU pass with a minimum average of 50%
  • Overall SAM/ TEE pass with a university aggregate of 50%
  • Equivalent qualification

And 3 SPM / O-Level credits (all students); with a pass in Bahasa Melayu (for Malaysians only)

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Flinders-HELP Joint Degree) at HELP University

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 (Honours)
Any of the following:

  • Completion of SAM with a minimum ATAR of 70.
  • Completion of A Levels
    • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 A Level and 2 AS Level subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
    • Calculation of score for A Level subjects: A = 5,  B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1
    • Calculation of score for AS Level subjects: A = 2.5, B = 2, C = 1.5, D = 1; E = 0.5
  • Completion of STPM
    • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 or 3 subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
    • Calculation of score: A or A- = 5,  B+ = 4, B = 3, B- or C+ = 2, C = 1
  • Completion of UEC.
    • Applicants must have completed UEC, with a maximum score of 25 for best 5 subjects (General paper and language studies to be excluded from this calculation). Students must also obtain a minimum of 5Bs.
    • Calculation of score: A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6, C7 = 7, C8 = 8
  • Completion of CPU
    • Applicants must have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of 6 Grade 12 University (U or 4U) courses or University/College Preparation (U/C or 4M) courses, with a minimum score of 65%. College Preparation (4C) courses are not accepted for this purpose.
    • The minimum score of 65% is calculated by computing the average score of the best six subjects.
  • Completion of HELP Foundation in Arts / Foundation in Science with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 7.
    • In addition, applicants must obtain a score of Credit of better for Advanced English.

And 3 SPM / O-Level credits (all students); with a pass in Bahasa Melayu (for Malaysians only)
** Applicants with equivalent qualifications may submit their certificates and transcripts to be considered for entry.

Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 (Pass grade for all subjects) Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 and Year 2 (Pass grade for all subjects) Entry into the 4th year of the program is not automatic and is contingent on students obtaining a grade point average of 5.25/7 in their 3rd year modules

The Best Reasons to Study Psychology at HELP University

HELP University's new campus at Pusat Bandar Damansara
HELP University’s new campus at Pusat Bandar Damansara

HELP University is the pioneer of psychology programmes in Malaysia. HELP University is also acknowledged as the best university for psychology in Malaysia.

  • One of the largest undergraduate psychology programs in Asia with over 1,100 full time students majoring in psychology
  • A strong faculty consisting of over 41 staff members, with a team of 35 psychology academic staff who specialize in different areas of psychology and counselling
  • A pioneer in psychology among private institutions in Malaysia
  • 4 Masters programs in psychology for full time students and working adults
  • A facilitative and interactive program that attracts top student achievers from all over Malaysia and around the world
  • The first non-Australian University to attain the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation for an undergraduate psychology program
  • An all round educational experience that strikes a balance between theory and practice
  • Guaranteed transfer arrangements with over 50 top universities in the US, Australia, UK and New Zealand
  • Complete academic support services including online access to over 500,000 full text articles from over 370 psychology journals from around the world, including all major journals from the influential American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Opportunities for practical training through internships with over 200 organizations

The Top Psychology Programme at HELP University

The Psychology Research Colloquium at HELP University

This is an in-house research conference held twice a year in April and November giving HELP Psychology students the opportunity to present their research to their peers and faculty staff. It refl ects our commitment to train students in how to design, implement, analyse, and report research in psychology.

Psychological & Counselling Services

With a team of Clinical Psychologists and Counsellors, HELP offers students free counselling and consulting services to ensure a high level of mental health. Career counselling and personal development services are also available to all HELP students.

Student Tutorships

Psychology students who demonstrate academic excellence and good communication skills will be invited to apply for positions as student tutors. Their roles will include giving academic mentoring to students and assisting the lecturers in course preparation.

Research Assistantships

This opportunity to work with academic staff on research is the ideal training ground for HELP Psychology students wanting to pursue further studies in psychology.

Working Internships

All HELP Psychology students are encouraged to seek work experience in a variety of areas before they graduate. The Department of Psychology will help link students with internship sites in their area of interest.

In-House Seminars

These seminars are conducted on a weekly basis and are presented by visiting lecturers, professors and speakers from different areas of expertise.

International Conference Fund

The department sets aside funding every year for undergraduate students to present their research papers at international conferences.

Dr Goh Chee Leong, Vice-President and Dean at HELP University. BA (Hons) Psychology (Otago), PhD (Otago). Dr Goh is

the President Elect of ARUPS (ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies) and the President of PSIMA (Malaysian Psychological Association). He is a consultant for many organizations including UNICEF, Maxis, Petronas, DiGi and CIMB. His interests include work psychology, stress and children’s rights.

HELP University’s Psychology Alumni

Dr. Kelvin Tan Jui Keng, a successful alumni from HELP University
Dr. Kelvin Tan Jui Keng, a successful alumni from HELP University

HELP University’s psychology graduates have gone on to secure scholarships to complete their PhDs in top universities around the world, including Cambridge, Oxford, University College London, London School of Economics, University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.

PhD candidate, University of South Florida

Oliver obtained his Masters in Forensic Psychology at Marymount University in 2005 and has worked as an FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Analyst at the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Case Review Unit after graduating there. He is now pursuing his PhD in Criminology in the University of South Florida.

Management Consultant, Shell
Sarah completed a Psychology honours degree in Bemidji State University. Sarah was the first recipient of the Centre for Psychology Award for being the top student of the HELP psychology program with a Grade A average. She is currently the Planning Lead in Shell’s Application Support Strategy & Planning Organisation.

HR Advisor
Hannah won the University of Leeds Award of Excellence in her third year, in addition to receiving a full scholarship from HELP. She was a senior tutor as well as the former president of the HELP Psychology Student Council. She was selected to join GE’s Graduate Leadership Program while studying in HELP. She is currently an HR advisor in Shell Malaysia.

Sports Coach

A former student of Bukit Jalil National Sports School, Kuala Lumpur, Celestie won 3 gold and 2 silver medals during the 2001 SEA Games for gymnastics. With over 7 years of international competitive experience, she was recently appointed the gymnastics coach for the Western Australian State Team.


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