April 30th, 2013
Matrikulasi refers to the Matriculation education levels offered to Malaysian students around the country. This is an option that Malaysian students can take in order to continue their studies after their secondary school which can then help them to gain entry to the universities around Malaysia.
The matriculation programmes are designed to provide students with good SPM results to start their undergraduate programmes without having to go through the usual STPM or other pre-university qualifications. Through the Matriculation programme, you can now study in certain technical or accounting programmes.
The Matriculation division (Bahagian Matrikulasi) is managed by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. This department is in charge of handling all the matters pertaining to the matriculation courses for the ministry as well as extending the services to the students who are interested in undergoing these programmes.
Managed under the Bahagian Matrikulasi Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, the programme is part of the efforts to build the human capital as stipulated in the National Education Philosophy and to approve the matriculation programmes in the areas of science, technology and professional areas.
Through the BMKPM portal, students can now apply for matriculation courses that are offered by the colleges and schools nationwide. You can now check the results if you have been offered any places with the colleges concerned.
You can now apply for places within the Matriculation Colleges through the BMKPM portal for each intake. After that, you can check if your application is successful which is usually available around the month of April.
These places are specifically catered for students who have just completed their SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) examinations. Once you have checked the results and have been given a place in any of the Matriculation courses, you will then be required to print out the documents in order to facilitate your application.
Documents that are needed to be brought together for registration when you are at the college include the offer letter of the course that you have been placed in, the registration guide, your personal documents and 2 copies of your agreement form (borang perjanjian pelajar).
If you have been offered a place in any of the Kolej Matrikulasi in Peninsular Malaysia, you must be aware that the closing date for registration of the course is different from that of the Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan and Kolej Matrikulasi Sarawak respectively.
Apart from that, you will need to take note of the course fees that are applicable for the courses concerned. For a one year programme, the fees for science or technical matriculation courses are at RM550.00 while accounting will be RM480.00 per annum. For programmes that are for 2 year durations, you will need to pay RM550.00 per year. Meanwhile, a 1 year course in the Kolej MARA is RM500 for both Science and Accounting fields.
If your application has not been successful, you can still appeal to have it reconsidered. This can be done through the MOE website where you must take note of the closing date of submitting your appeal applications. To appeal, you can easily do so through the internet and need not have to personally go to the Matriculation Division. However, if you choose to approach the office, you will need to bring with you your SPM result slip which must be certified by the Matriculation Division as well as your identity card. Apart from that, you need to have an application of appeal letter as well.
Through the portal, you can now find all the tips and techniques that are available in the Laman Direktori Sumber Terbuka (Open Source Directory Portal). Among the programmes that are offered through the matriculation system include a 1 year Matriculation programme in the area of Science (2 Semesters), a 2 year Science matriculation course or a 3 module science programme.
These courses are offered and delivered in the various Kolej Matrikulasi or Matriculation Colleges located around the country. There is a branch located in almost every state that include Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Kedah, Penang, Perlis, Perak, Pahang, Selangor Labuan while there is a Kolej MARA in Kuala Nerang and Kuilim. Meanwhile, in Johor, Pahang and Kedah, you can apply for programmes in their Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal or Technical Matriculation Colleges.