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University Placement Guide

APU Diploma and Degree courses are recognised for advanced entry into various Undergraduate Degree courses in a number of universities. Students successfully completing the Diploma are eligible for entry into the second year and those with Level 2 for entry into the final year.

In order that all applications are processed smoothly, you must ensure that the following information is fully understood and if in doubt, please contact the APU Student Services.



Frequently Asked Questions



WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE FINAL YEAR IN OVERSEAS?


The academic year is 9 months in both UK and Australia. Normally we advise students that it is about a year because of the holiday breaks; the visa is also normally granted for a year.



WHEN ARE THE INTAKES?


UK & Europe - the intakes are generally in September & January (not for all the universities and it also depends on the course). Australia & New Zealand - the intakes are in February & July.



HOW TO GET INFORMATION FOR THE UNIVERSITY I PREFER?


Refer to the handbook available at the library, the university's website or get the brochures from the Student Services Department. In addition, students are encouraged to attend the university presentation/briefing when the university in concern is visiting APU.



WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR THE FINAL YEAR IN UK AND AUSTRALIA LIKE?


The fees are approximately RM150,000 - RM180,000 inclusive of tuition fees and cost of living in both countries.



HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?


It takes about 3 weeks to 1 month for each application to be processed.



WHEN SHOULD I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?


You are strongly advised to submit your application 3 to 4 months prior to the university intake date.



HOW MANY UNIVERSITIES CAN I APPLY FOR?


You may apply for no more than 2 universities.




Applying for Admission


You must complete an application form for each university you wish to apply to. Application forms can be obtained from the respective website of the University you intend to transfer to. Please submit the complete application forms to the Student Services together with copies of the relevant certificates. If you are waiting for your results, please list all the subjects with pending results in the application form.

It is important that all application forms are submitted to APU, where all other activities such as authentication of results and references are completed before the form is sent to the University of your choice.

If these procedures are not followed, it can cause unnecessary delays and at times rejections as well due to a variety of reasons. APU will then be unable to assist you.

To ensure smooth processing of your application, the application forms should be submitted to APU by 1st June of the year of entry for UK universities. As for Australian universities, application forms should be submitted by 1st of September for the following year February/March intake and 1st March for July intake of the same year. If your application is received after these dates, you may face difficulties in making the necessary arrangements such as air travel, accommodation and visas on time.


Documents need to be submitted are as follows:

  • Completed University Application Form. (Obtained from the website of the University you intend to transfer to)
  • High School, Diploma and Degree results (All semesters which you have completed-Certified true copies)
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s passport. (1st page only)
  • Photocopy of proof of English Language qualification. (IELTS/TOEFL/1119/English Language Certificate)
  • Reference Letter from Administration Department.
  • Statement of Purpose. (Intention to study in the University of choice, ambition, etc-500 words)
  • Academic Reference Letters. (2 letters-May be obtained from lecturers)

Accepting or Declining an Offer of Admission


If your application is successful, the university will send to APU or directly to you a conditional or unconditional offer of admission. Please inform the Student Services of your decision to accept or decline the offer.

If you are given a conditional offer and have accepted it, APU will send the final examination results to the respective university once the results are available. If the conditions are fulfilled, the university will issue an unconditional offer and you must reconfirm your acceptance of the offer.


Visas


According to British High Commission requirements, you need to apply for a visa to study in UK. You need to have the necessary documents when entering UK and provide sufficient proof that you have been accepted by a UK university and have financial means of staying there and coming back.

To study in Australia, you are required to apply for e-visa by logging onto www.immi.gov.au.

For more details, please contact APU Student Services Department.


Accommodation


All universities provide accommodation for international students, although this cannot be guaranteed for the late applications.

When you have accepted the unconditional offer for admission, the accommodation details will be sent to you. You will be given types of accommodation that are available and relevant details such as coast and facilities provided. You are usually required to state your preferences and the university will inform you of the room allocated.

Students can choose either on-campus, off-campus accommodation or Satellite Campus Residence @ TPM. 


Induction Program


The Universities conduct induction programs for new students before the actual course begins. When you have accepted the unconditional offer, the details of the induction program will be sent to you.

You should arrive at the university before the induction program begins.


University Presentations


Occasionally, representatives from universities will conduct presentations @ APU.

It will be announced in our Webspace. If you have completed your Diploma and Level 1 or 2 course, APU will send you the details provided that you have informed the Student Services of your intention to continue your studies overseas.


Further Information


You may obtain further information from APU Student Services Department, where the staff will be able to advise you on eligibility and provide general information on the universities or email directly to uplacement@apu.edu.my. Prospectuses are also available in the APU library for reference.

Please request for those materials from the library counter.