Important Factors To Consider When Choosing Between A Diploma or a Pre-university Course

Diploma VS Pre-university

Are you torn between a diploma and pre-university or foundation course? Maybe you are having a hard time on what to choose now that you have your SPM certificate? Yes, it is really important to give a continued application to study after graduation spm a serious thought as this is now about your future. Yes, and your parents might suggest something, but at the end of the day, it should be your decision that will be followed as this is your life. They should just be there to guide you and to give some suggestions.

To help you decide, here are some of the important matters to check:

The requirements

If you check the requirements, you will find that there are more when it comes to the pre-university course compared to the diploma. There are even some degree courses that has more requirements. However, if this is not really a problem to you like you have done well in your SPM, then you can just skip this.

The length of the study

For the pre-university course, you only need to spend about 1 to 2 years. But then again, this will not enable you to qualify to work hiring, considering that this is just a preparatory course. For you to be eligible to work, you have to pursue course for another number of years. As for the diploma course, you only need to take about 2 to 3 years if you will continue learning after spm. A diploma is a standalone course. It means that this alone can already make you eligible for some jobs like in the skills-related industries.

Possible pathway

With a diploma course, you have two options actually. You can either start working right away after the diploma is in your hands, or you can pursue a degree. It will be your choice, and I guess this will depend on your financial situation of your parents’ for that matter.

As for the pre-university course, there is no other option but to pursue a degree as its course cannot be accepted in any company. Well, there might be some companies that will hire anybody, but his studies will not be considered in any way.

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Financial assistance

With a diploma course, you are automatically eligible for the PTPTN loan which is not the case with the pre-university course, except some of the foundation courses. This is quite convenient if your parents are already having a hard time supporting your studies. Even if they can indeed find a way now, but what about the next month and so on? With the said loan, you can be assured that you will be able to graduate and can then focus on your studies.

This video shows the many ways to get financial aid to fund for your studies:

Yes, a diploma study is without a doubt better compared to a pre-university course. This is even why more and more SPM students choose this path. They find this more promising for their future. You might do the same as well.

Jadi, kalau anda hendek sambung belajar selepas SPM sudah tamat, lebih baik memohon untuk diploma.

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