OUM plays a significant role in supporting the nation’s aspiration to enhance and widen educational opportunities among Malaysians. Through the provision of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), individuals can capitalise on their work experience and prior experiential learning to gain admission into OUM’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) have given their approvals for OUM to implement admission through APEL (formerly known as Open Entry) since 2006. To date, more than 19,000 learners have gained access to higher education through this pathway.

To be eligible, individuals must fulfil the entry criteria outlined by the MOHE and take the APEL assessment to determine their level of competency and readiness for enrolment.