APEL.A

Prior Experiential Learning Toward Access

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APEL.A enables individuals seeking lifelong learning pathways to further their education, even if they lack the academic qualifications to access Sunway University's programme! 

Leverage your educational, life and work experiences toward admission into Sunway University's programmes. The APEL.A process systematically identifies, records and evaluates your prior experiential learning to determine if you have met the learning outcomes of the programme in order to obtain entry.

Sunway University is an officially recognized APEL.A Assessment Centre by the MQA; supporting your lifelong learning goals by making our programmes more accessible to all Malaysian and international students. 

 

 

 

All You Need to Know About APEL.A

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What is APEL.A?

APEL.A is systematic evaluation process involving the identification, documentation and assessment of an individual’s prior experiential learning to determine if they meet the achievement of desired learning outcomes; thereby granting them access into a programme of study at Sunway University!

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Why APEL.A?

APEL.A is a programme targetted towards the difficulties faced by lifelong-learning, working professionals; time and budget constraints. APEL.A helps you manage your time and expense commitments while eliminating chances of learning duplication. By assessing your experience against a programme's learning outcomes, you may gain entry into the programme, even without academic qualifications!

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What are the Academic Levels of APEL.A?

To be eligible for APEL.A, you will need the following:

APEL.A T-3 (Certificate Level)

Eligibility

  • A Malaysian citizen*
  • At least 19 years old in the year of application
  • Possesses relevant work experience

*assessments for non-Malaysians to be announced soon

Assessment

The APEL.A Assessment is done online through the Sunway eLearn portal, consisting of:

  • An Aptitude Test assessing Numerical Literacy, English Literacy, Bahasa Malaysia Literacy, and General Knowledge.
  • A Portfolio Assessment
APEL.A T-4 (Diploma Level)

Eligibility

  • A Malaysian citizen*
  • At least 20 years old in the year of application
  • Possesses relevant work experience

*assessments for non-Malaysians to be announced soon

Assessment

The APEL.A Assessment is done online through the Sunway eLearn portal, consisting of:

  • An Aptitude Test assessing Numerical Literacy, English Literacy, Bahasa Malaysia Literacy, and General Knowledge.
  • A Portfolio Assessment
APEL.A T-6 (Bachelor Level)

Eligibility

  • A Malaysian citizen*
  • At least 21 years old in the year of application
  • Possesses relevant work experience

*assessments for non-Malaysians to be announced soon

Assessment

The APEL.A Assessment is done online through the Sunway eLearn portal, consisting of:

  • An Aptitude Test assessing Numerical Literacy, English Literacy, Bahasa Malaysia Literacy, and General Knowledge.
  • A Portfolio Assessment
APEL.A T-7 (Master Level)

Eligibility

  • A Malaysian citizen*
  • At least 30 years old in the year of application
  • Possess at least an STPM/Diploma/equivalent qualification* (Or those with higher 
    qualifications)
  • Possesses relevant work experience

*assessments for non-Malaysians to be announced soon

Assessment

The APEL.A Assessment is done online through the Sunway eLearn portal, consisting of:

  • An Aptitude Test assessing Numerical Literacy, English Literacy, Bahasa Malaysia Literacy, and General Knowledge.
  • A Portfolio Assessment
  • An Interview
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APEL.A Learner's Handbook

Curious to learn more on Sunway University's process for APEL.A? 

Click here to view the APEL.A Learner's Handbook!

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Important Dates

Intake
Last Day to Register on MQA Portal
Orientation (Intake)
Assessment Period
Results
APEL Cert
Dec' 23
17 Nov'23
18-22 Dec'23
2 Jan - 9 Feb'24
11-15 Mar'24
End March'24
Apr'24
15 Mar'24
15-19 Apr'24
29 Apr - 31 May'24
8-12 Jul'24
End July'24
Aug'24
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End Nov'24
Dec'24
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End Mar'25
Note: Specific dates will be informed by APEL unit.
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What is the APEL.A Application Process?
 

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