Find & Compare Top American Degree Program Colleges in Malaysia

Obtain the right preparation to further your studies in the United States with American Degree Program (ADP). Learn more about each institution’s American Degree Program (ADP) and find out which college / university suits you best.

  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
  • Popular Majors
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
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  • Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM38,550 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
  • Campus
    Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Drake University
    Eastern Connecticut State University
    Messiah College
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Tennessee Technology University
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Applied Sciences
    Computer Sciences
    Engineering
    Social Sciences
    Liberal Arts
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM38,550 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
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  • Taylor's University
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM61,462 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Chapman University
    Colorado School of Mines
    Colorado State University
    University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
    Drake University
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Business
    Actuarial Sciences
    Engineering
    Applied Science
    Computer Science
    Liberal Arts
    Mass Communication
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM61,462 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
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  • HELP University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM42,300 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
  • Campus
    Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Bemidji State University
    Upper Iowa University
    Iowa State University of Science and Technology
    Montana State University - Bozeman
    Pepperdine University
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Actuarial Science
    Arts and Design
    Biosciences
    Business
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Health Science
    Mass Communication
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM42,300 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
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  • INTEC Education College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jul
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM40,115 Estimated fees are for 2 years (Non-science) in Malaysia inclusive of SAT & IELTS fees, and excludes fees in the U.S.

    For Science, fees are RM41,075
  • Campus
    Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jul
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Brown University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    University Of California, Berkeley
    University Of California, Davis
    The University Of Chicago
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Actuarial Science
    Arts and Design
    Biosciences
    Business
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Health Science
    Mass Communication
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits incl. Math & English
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM40,115 Estimated fees are for 2 years (Non-science) in Malaysia inclusive of SAT & IELTS fees, and excludes fees in the U.S.

    For Science, fees are RM41,075
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  • INTI International University & Colleges
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Jun, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
    4+0
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM37,440 - RM37,840 Nilai: RM37,840
    Subang: RM37,840
    Penang: RM37,440
    Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
  • Campus
    Nilai
    Subang Jaya
    Penang
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Jun, Aug
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    1+3
    2+2
    4+0
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Drake University
    Michigan State University
    Ohio State University
    Purdue University
    Rutgers University
    Southern New Hampshire
    University of Nebraska
    University of Wisconsin
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Actuarial Science
    Biosciences
    Business
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Health & Applied Sciences
    Mass Communication
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits incl. English
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM37,440 - RM37,840 Nilai: RM37,840
    Subang: RM37,840
    Penang: RM37,440
    Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
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  • KDU College
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    2+2
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM29,100 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
  • Campus
    Damansara Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    2+2
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    University of California
    University of Georgia
    University of Michigan
    University of Pittsburg
    Washington State University
    and more...
  • Popular Majors
    Actuarial Science
    Business
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Liberal Arts
    Mass Communication
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM29,100 Estimated fees for 60 credits, equivalent to about 2 years in Malaysia and excludes fees in the US
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  • SEGI University College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    2+2
    4+0
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM67,800 Estimated fees for the entire course duration of 4 years
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr
  • Transfer Type 1st number indicates duration in Malaysia, 2nd number indicates duration overseas
    2+2
    4+0
  • Partner University / Succesful Placement
    Troy University
  • Popular Majors
    Business
    Mass Communication
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    5 credits incl. Math & English
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only
    RM67,800 Estimated fees for the entire course duration of 4 years

FAQs about Studying American Degree Program (ADP) in Malaysia

What is American Degree Program?

American Degree Program (ADP), or sometimes known as American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP), is a direct entry into a university degree after a SPM or an equivalent qualification. This programme equips you for an American education by completing 1-2 years of your studies in Malaysia before transferring to a university in the USA to complete your degree.

The ADP structure is a mix of coursework and exams, which a large focus on assignments, projects, presentations and class tests. Your final score will usually comprise of approximately 70% coursework and 30% from exams.

This course is recommended for students who want to further their studies in the United States. It exposes you to the American education system, which emphasises on learning as opposed to exams.

What are the minimum entry requirements for American Degree Program?

American Degree Programs require at least 5 credits (C and above) at SPM, O-Level or equivalent.

What is your education pathway if you study American Degree Program?

To pursue the American Degree Program, you will need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent.

ADP is usually 4 years long, although you have the flexibility to complete the degree at your own pace by either taking more or less subjects per semester.

You will be exposed to a variety of core and general electives during you first 2 years, taking courses that are within and outside your major. In your final 2 years, you will take more in-depth and advanced subjects that are related to your chosen major (i.e. field of study).

To complete the course and earn your degree, you will need to have approximately 110 to 140 credits.

What does 1+3 and 2+2 mean in American Degree Program (ADP)?

The numbers describe the amount of time you will spend in Malaysia, and how long you’ll be studying in the United States.

For example, 2+2 means that you will be studying 2 years at a Malaysian college or university, and then another 2 years in the United States.

What are the advantages of American Degree Program?

Here are some of the top advantages of studying ADP:

  • Flexibility to explore different subjects beyond your chosen major
  • Allows you to complete your degree at your own pace, either slower or faster
  • Focuses on learning as opposed to exams
  • Develops your communication skills, due to its emphasis on projects and presentations
  • Progressive accumulation of marks throughout the course, which can be less stressful for some students

Should you study American Degree Program?

Can’t figure out if you should study ADP? Here are some useful articles that may help you:

Don’t think ADP is the right course for you? Perhaps A-Level, Australian Matriculation or even Canadian Pre-University (CPU) is more suitable. Also, check out our Course Recommender for a personalised recommendation!