Admission by APEL

APEL stands for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning. Admission by APEL basically recognised the informal education such as working experience as part of entry qualification requirement or when applying for credit transfer. The recognition procedure is a systematic process involving the identification, documentation, and assessment of learning based on past experience. APEL is divided into two types:

  • APEL A - APEL for Access Purpose

Currently UNITEN is accepting students for APEL A only for both campuses - Putrajaya and Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Muadzam Shah, Pahang. For more information regarding APEL, please visit

APEL (A) @ UNITEN, Kampus Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Muadzam Shah, Pahang

UNITEN KSHAS offers an admission to selected programs of Diploma, Bachelor and Bachelor Degree using APEL (A) approval. This intended to replace the usual general admission requirements especially for prospective students who are currently working and do not meet the general admission requirements to further their study. Administrative, support or other staffs at UNITEN / TNB / TNB subsidiaries or government / private institutions / agencies who has no Diploma, Bachelor and Master's Degree may take this opportunity to work while pursuing their studies at UNITEN, Muadzam Shah, Pahang (for some part-time programs) or full-time.

Kindly, please contact the Business Development Unit, UNITEN KSHAS for more information by email to: (019-988 9390) or (019-983 9934).



APEL (A) recognises the learning regardless of how and where it was acquired for the purpose of access to a programme. It provides opportunities for those who have working experience but lack of qualification or academic qualifications to continue their studies at UNITEN.

APEL (A) assessment involves the assessment of the knowledge gained by a person through formal education or through his previous experience.

To date, UNITEN accepts three entry levels namely:

  • Admission to Diploma  (APEL T-4)
  • Admission to Bachelor (APEL T-6)
  • Admission to Master (APEL T-7).


Fees for APEL (A) assessment are stipulated by MQA.

  • Diploma: RM155
  • Bachelor: RM250
  • Master: RM370


Candidates are required to submit the application for APEL (A) certification to MQA or Pusat Penilaian APEL. Assessment Instrument of APEL (A) is standardised and administered nationwide.


1. Only applicable to Malaysian
2. Pass the Aptitude Test and Portfolio
3. Minimum age requirements

  • Diploma –20 years old
  • Bachelor – 21 years old
  • Master –30 years old.