APEL.A
Access

APEL.A is for you if you possess the work experience but do not meet the normal entry requirements.

On course to a university programme with prior learning recognition

APEL.A enables individuals with work experience to pursue higher education if they lack the formal academic qualifications needed for normal entry into university programmes.

Use your prior learning experiences to fulfil the admission criteria for OUM’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The APEL.A approach will systematically identify, document and assess your prior experiences to determine whether you possess the required aptitude for entry into your chosen programme of study.

OUM is an MQA-approved APEL.A Assessment Centre. It has helped over 25,000 learners to access higher education through this path. APEL.A is available to all Malaysians to support the nation’s efforts to enhance its human capital capacity. It could also be a catalyst for elevating people’s productivity and income.

APEL.A in 5 steps

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Check the Requirements

Make an Application

Revise for the Test

Attend the Assessments

Pass and Gain Admission

01

Check the Requirements

Diploma Bachelor Master
02

Make an Application

In order to begin your APEL journey, just complete our online application form or visit our Learning Centres.
03

Revise for the Test

After your application has been completed, 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.
04

Attend the Assessments

Assessment Component Diploma Bachelor Masters
Aptitude Tests:
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • General Knowledge/ Critical Thinking
100% weightage:
  • 40 MCQs in each paper
  • PMR level
  • 2 hours
30% weightage:
  • 40 MCQs each paper
  • SPM level
  • 2 hours
40% weightage:
  • 75 MCQs and 4-5 short essays for each paper
  • Diploma level
  • 2 hours 30 min
Portfolio to show evidence of work experience/prior experiential learning Required, but no marks given 70% weightage 50% weightage
Interview - - 10% weightage
05

Pass and Gain Admission

When you pass all the assessment components, you can proceed to apply for your chosen programme of study.

What is your next step?

Apply in person at any of OUM’s 35 Learning Centres across Malaysia, or register with the link provided.

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GOT MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT APEL.A?

Contact APEL Centre or visit any of 35 OUM learning centres across the country.

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