Malaysian Matriculation Programme (MMP)
The Malaysian Matriculation Programme (commonly referred to as Matrikulasi) is a popular route into university. As a pre-university programme in its own right, the Malaysian Matriculation Programme is a hot ticket because it only requires a registration fee of RM255– the rest is fully sponsored by the Malaysian government.
There are 2 types of Matriculation programmes:
1 Year Programme*
(Takes place over 2 semesters)
2 Year Programme**
(Takes place over 4 semesters)
** Offered to Bumiputera students only.
Approximately 10% of places within the Malaysian Matriculation Programme are offered to non-Bumiputera students.
The intakes for the Malaysian Matriculation Programme depend on the programme type. The intake for the 1 Year Programme (Program Satu Tahun or PST) is in April of each year, whereas the intake for the 2 Year Programme (Program Dua Tahun or PDT) is in May.
Structure & assessment
All in all, there are 3 streams for students to choose from:
- Accounting Stream
- Science Stream
- Technical Stream
While all streams are available to students who have enrolled in the 1 Year Programme, only Science Stream students can enrol in the 2 Year Programme, which utilises the same syllabus offered in the 1 Year Programme. The difference is that students in the 2 Year Programme will be taught the syllabus over the course of 2 years.
Students are assessed via end-of-semester exams. The exams account for 70% to 80% of the scores for core subjects, and 50% of the score for the English Language paper. The rest of the final scores are contributed by lab work and assignments.
The grading system used by the Malaysian Matriculation Programme is the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)system which is implemented in many public and private universities.
The Malaysian Matriculation Programme is offered by the following colleges:
Kolej Matrikulasi Melaka, Masjid Tanah
Kolej Matrikulasi N. Sembilan, Kuala Pilah
Kolej Matrikulasi P. Pinang, Kepala Batas
Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis, Arau
Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan, WP Labuan
Kolej Matrikulasi Johor, Tangkak
Kolej Matrikulasi Perak, Gopeng
Kolej Matrikulasi Kedah, Changlun
Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang, Gambang
Kolej Matrikulasi Selangor,Banting
Kolej Matrikulasi Kelantan, Pasir Putih
Kolej Matrikulasi Sarawak, Kuching
Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Kedah, Pendang
Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Pahang, Jengka
Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Johor, Pontian
Kolej MARA Kuala Nerang, Kuala Nerang
Kolej MARA Kulim, Kulim
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Engineering Chemistry
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering Studies
It is RIGHT for you if…
- You have an extremely tight budget
- You want to enter a public university
- You want to keep your study options open
It is WRONG for you if…
- You want a good route to an overseas university
- You prefer a more challenging pre-university course
- You value a wholesome and well-rounded pre-university experience