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Public University Intake For 2020 STPM Students

by on September 15, 2021 | Top Stories, Pre-University Programmes & Foundation Studies

Public University Intake For 2020 STPM Students -

The UPU Online is expected to announce the result of university intake in the next one or two weeks probably in the 3rd week of September 2021. Students who are currently waiting for this announcement are advised to gear up mentally to receive news of the intake.

Kudos to those who manage to secure places in the universities and courses of their choice. Meanwhile some of you may be accepted for courses that are not among your first choices. For such cases, students can appeal to the universities concerned to change course of study. Although successful appeals are rare, there is no harm trying.

There are yet those who may FAIL to get admissions. For these students, do not despair. When one door closes, another opens. Not getting accepted does not spell the end of your academic pathway.

If you don’t get an offer from the university you have set your heart on, here are some alternative options for you to ponder upon:

  • Consider studying at private higher educational institutions. There are numerous private institutions in Malaysia offering a broad spectrum of attractive courses. Thus, not getting into a public university could be a blessing in disguise for you as there are more options and you can decide on a course that matches your interest and career choices. If you are interested, log onto to help you. Studying at a private institution may be more costly but do not despair just yet as there are many financial aids available. is where you should go to for information on financial assistance.
  • Take a gap year to reconsider your options. You can either go travelling or work before reapplying to study. Travelling and working broaden your perspective and you may want to consider other more appropriate courses after the gap year.
  • Gain industry experience by working full-time and then return to study for a bachelor degree course. As a mature student, universities and colleges will give you accreditation for work experience. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is credit awarded for work experience. APEL enables you to enrol into a Bachelor degree programme after a few years of working.
  • To know more about APEL, go to
  • Enrol for a part-time course or micro-credential programmes to enhance your work skills. Many universities and colleges, both public and private, offer these courses. Many part-time courses do not have stringent entry requirements. You can work towards your qualification while you gain hands-on experience.
  • To know more about micro-credential programme, visit

The world is becoming a very competitive place where people who are skilled and have the necessary tertiary qualifications are in great demand. However, this should not be the reason for you to rush into making a decision regarding your future. Take some time to consider your interests and options before embarking on your next course after your STPM if you are unable to get a place into a public university.

©, September 2021

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