Admission

Find out how to gain admission into OUM undergraduate and postgraduate programs with your work and learning experience through Accredition of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

On-board to selected universities program with prior learning recognition

APEL is a process through which learning achieved outside formal education is assessed, recognised and used to grant opportunity to learners who wish to enrol in an open and distance learning (ODL) environment like Open University Malaysia (OUM). It will address the issue of increasing the nation’s effort towards evolving human capital for the benefit of the masses.

In addition, it also could be a catalyst in elevating people’s income by propelling through productivity. You can use your prior learning experiences as an admission criteria to join OUM undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It is endorsed by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and to date, more than 25,000 learners have gained access through this path.

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Why choose OUM APEL?

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.

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Functions of APEL Centre

Our Focuses

  1. Contribute towards APEL brand enhancement
  2. Implement APEL A and APEL C processes effectively and efficiently
  3. Develop the capacity of assessors for APEL A and APEL C through relevant training
  4. Enhance the assessment instruments used in recognising prior learning
  5. Conduct research on APEL

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Our Process

Admission Criteria

Diploma

  • The candidate should be more than 20 years of age in the year of application
  • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
  • Pass the APEL Assessment Bachelor's

Degree

  • The candidate should be more than 21 years of age in the year of application;
  • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
  • Pass the APEL Assessment

Master'sDegree

  • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;
  • STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent;
  • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
  • Pass the APEL Assessment
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Apply Online

In order to begin your APEL journey, all you have to complete our online application form.

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Revision

After your application has been complete, you may begin to study for our assessment test. If you're wondering where you can find the appropriate materials to study for the test, do not fret!

We provide preparatory resources on our website that will help propel you to success.

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APEL Assessment

# Components Diploma Bachelor Masters
1 Aptitude Test 40 MCQs 40 MCQs 75 MCQs and
4-5 short essays
2 Bahasa Malaysia
English Language
Mathematics
General Knowledge/ Critical Thinking
PMR level
2 hours
W = 100%
SPM level
2 hours
W = 30%
Diploma level
2 hours
W = 40%
3 Portfolio To show experiential learning W = 70% W = 50%
4 Interview - - W = 10%
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Admission

After your application has been complete, you may begin to study for our assessment test. If you're wondering where you can find the appropriate materials to study for the test, do not fret!

We provide preparatory resources on our website that will help propel you to success.

Need more info? Contact us

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