Find & Compare Top Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Colleges in Malaysia

Experience an immersive and diverse teaching culture with Canadian Pre-University (CPU)Learn more about each institution’s Canadian Pre-University and find out which college suits you best.

  • Qualification
  • Campus
  • Course Structure
  • Intakes
  • Subjects Offered
  • Entry Requirements
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
  • Scholarships
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  • Stradford International College
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    Apr (12 mths)
    Sep (12 mths)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM26,930
    Science: RM26,930
  • Qualification
    Canadian Pre-University Programme (CPU)
  • Campus
    Prai, Penang
  • Course Structure
    Coursework: 70%
    Exam: 30%
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    Apr (12 mths)
    Sep (12 mths)
  • Subjects Offered
    English
    English 3U
    English 4C
    English 4U
    English Literacy Skills Development

    General
    Canadian and World Issues: A Geographical Analysis
    Individual and Families in a Diverse Society
    Challenge and Change in Society
    World History: The West and the World

    Business Studies
    Analysing Current Economics Issues
    Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
    International Business Fundamentals
    Financial Accounting Principles
    Canadian and International Law

    Mathematics
    Mathematics of Data Management
    Functions
    Advanced Functions
    Calculus and Vectors

    Science
    Biology 3U
    Biology 4U
    Chemistry 3U
    Chemistry 4U
    Physics 3U
    Physics 4U

    Computer Studies
    Computer Science
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM26,930
    Science: RM26,930
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • President College
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    May (12 mths)
    Sep (12 mths)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM28,000
    Science: RM28,000
  • Qualification
    Canadian Pre-University Programme (CPU)
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
  • Course Structure
    Coursework: 70%
    Exam: 30%
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    May (12 mths)
    Sep (12 mths)
  • Subjects Offered
    English
    English 4U

    General
    Challenge and Change in Society

    Business Studies
    Business
    Accounting

    Mathematics
    Mathematics of Data Management
    Advanced Functions

    Science
    Biology 4U
    Chemistry 4U
    Physics 4U
    Human Growth
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM28,000
    Science: RM28,000
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Sunway College
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    Jul (12 mths)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM32,950
    Science: RM34,350
  • Qualification
    Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)
  • Campus
    Bandar Sunway, Selangor
  • Course Structure
    Coursework: 70%
    Exam: 30%
  • Intakes
    Jan (12 mths)
    Jul (12 mths)
  • Subjects Offered
    English
    English 4C
    English 4U
    The Writers Craft

    General
    World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
    World History since the Fifteenth Century
    Families in Canada
    Challenge and Change in Society
    Analysing Current Economic Issues
    Introductory Kinesiology

    Business Studies
    Financial Accounting Principles
    International Business Fundamentals
    Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals

    Mathematics
    Mathematics of Data Management
    Advanced Functions
    Calculus and Vectors

    Science
    Biology 4U
    Chemistry 4U
    Physics 4U

    Computer Studies
    Communications Technology
  • Entry Requirements
    5 credits 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    Humanities: RM32,950
    Science: RM34,350
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): RM 8,000
    8(A+/A): RM 4,000
    7(A+/A): RM 3,000
    6(A+/A): RM 2,000
    5(A+/A): RM 1,000

FAQs about Studying Canadian Pre-University (CPU) in Malaysia

What is Canadian Pre-University?

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) is a Canadian-based pre-university programme that’s offered to students before pursuing a degree. It is considered a Year 12 qualification, which is equivalent to STPM or Malaysian Matriculation (Matrikulasi).

In Malaysia, you may come across several terms used to describe this programme – Canadian Pre-University (CPU) and CIMP (Canadian International Matriculation Programme). Both programmes are the same and lead to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a qualification which is awarded to Canadian students who successfully complete 12th Grade in high school.

Similar to the American education system, Canadian Pre-U emphasises on interactive learning, focusing on coursework as well as individual and group assignments rather than exams. Your final grades usually comprises of 70% coursework and 30% final exams.

Most students take 6 subjects, including English. Unlike A-Level and Australian Matriculation, subjects are delivered on a modular basis, which means you will study different subjects every semester.

This course is recommended for those who enjoy presentations, group work and debates, with continuous assessment as opposed to final exams at the end of the course.

What is the minimum entry requirements for Canadian Pre-University?

Canadian Pre-University requires you to have a minimum of 5 credits (C and above) at SPM, O-Level or equivalent.

What is your education pathway if you study Canadian Pre-University?

To pursue the CPU programme, you will need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent.

The course is usually 12 to 15 months long. You will take 6 subjects of your choice, and the subjects will be divided across the semesters.

Completing the Canadian Pre-U programme will allow you to pursue a degree at university.

What are the advantages of Canadian Pre-University?

Here are some of the top advantages of studying Canadian Pre-U:

  • Widely recognised by many universities abroad, as well as local private universities
  • Flexibility to choose from a wide range of subjects, including subjects like Dramatic Arts and Writer’s Craft 
  • Focuses on interactive learning
  • Progressive accumulation of marks throughout the course, which can be less stressful for some students
  • Most colleges in Malaysia have a large number of Canadian-certified lecturers to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment

Should you study Canadian Pre-University?

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