Pre-university programmes for SPM students

These pre-university programmes are essential in equipping students with mandatory academic skills to succeed in the later stage of their tertiary education.

KUCHING: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination students can now apply for the Fast-Track Swinburne Foundation programme to experience Australian education from the comfort of their own homes.

At Swinburne, its School of Foundation Studies offers Foundation programmes that feed directly into various bachelor’s degree courses.

These pre-university programmes are deemed essential in preparing and equipping students with mandatory academic and communication skills to succeed in the later stage of their tertiary education.

“Students can now apply with their forecast or school results earlier to the SPM results announcement date on June 10, and if accepted, they can begin their studies online immediately on June 14 or July 5 this year with no cost for the first two weeks, thanks to the Start with Zero Fees Programme.

“Applicable for domestic students only, the two-week Start with Zero Fees free trial classes provide students the opportunity to adapt and experience Swinburne’s online teaching and learning style,” it said in a statement.

For those who are interested in the Swinburne Foundation Studies (Business), they may be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, accounting and finance, human resource management, international business, management, management and digital media, or marketing in future.

Meanwhile, students who are interested to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, environmental science, or engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronic, and robotics and mechatronics) can opt to enrol in the Swinburne Foundation Studies (Engineering/Science).

On the other hand, the Swinburne Foundation Studies (Information Technology/Multimedia) prepares students for a bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT) majoring in cybersecurity, Internet of Things, software development, data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), network technology, or software technology.

Prospective students who meet the academic requirements are automatically eligible to apply for scholarships or bursaries offered by the state government or government-linked agencies.

Bumiputera students can take advantage of the BP40 Bursary Scheme offered to bumiputera students of Sarawak origin from low and middle income (B40 and M40) family background.

To find out more about its programme offerings, contact Swinburne’s Education Counsellor via WhatsApp at 019-819 6353 or email to

Private online counselling sessions are also available on demand from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm. 

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