School of American Education


Sunway University joins forces with Arizona State University (ASU), America’s most innovative university, to provide our students with access to top-notch US degree programs in the highly sought-after fields of study. Students can experience enhanced American learning experiences right here in Malaysia

The American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) offered by the School of American Education (SAE) started in 1987 as a Twinning Programme and then transitioned into a Transfer Programme. Patterned after the American university system, the program was developed specifically to allow students to complete the first two years of their undergraduate degree at Sunway University and then transfer to the United States for degree completion. 

Over 100 freshman and sophomore-level courses offered in the ADTP were developed in consultation with American universities to ensure that students transfer seamlessly to America to complete their studies. The SAE also offers some upper-level (3rd year) courses.

Most students complete approximately 60 credits in Sunway’s ADTP before transferring overseas for degree completion, while some opt for additional credits through taking some upper-level (3rd year) courses. With the strategic partnership with Arizona State University, students will be able to maximize their credit transfer to one of the top universities in the world. 

Sunway also offers an Advanced Standing program for Business majors, allowing students to do more than 80 credits in Sunway and then transfer to WMU for approximately 40 more credits to earn their Bachelor’s degree. 

Our students have transferred to highly ranked universities in the US and Canada, including Arizona State University, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, New York University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and Boston University.

The school encourages volunteerism among its students, who can choose from over 80 campus clubs catering to their interests. They can also join the SAE Student Committee, which organizes charity events and social activities throughout the year.

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Dr Sim Tze Ying

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Welcome to the School of American Education!

The American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) is a premier programme offered by the School of American Education at Sunway University. Since 1987, we have helped to prepare students to transfer successfully to Ivy League and top-tier universities across the United States including Cornell, Johns Hopkins, New York University, University of Michigan and Boston University. More than 75% of our students successfully transfer to Tier 1 US universities every year with close to half of them receiving scholarships from their respective schools. The ADTP also supports transfers to world-ranked universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia.

Associate Professor Dr Sim Tze Ying