Thursday January 17, 2008
Log in to apply for public universities
PUTRAJAYA: Students applying for entry to public universities for the 2008/9 academic session must do so online through the Higher Education Ministry.
Its minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said students could choose to apply online or via forms previously.
Those applying for entry into public universities with STPM results or its equivalent can register between Jan 7 and Feb 7 while those waiting for their SPM results can register under two phases, he told reporters at his ministry.
Mustapa said this was a pre-emptive measure to ensure students no longer faced problems with the ministrys server when applying for entry.
He said 97,639 students waiting for SPM results had already registered online in the first phase from Nov 12 to Dec 31 last year.
Students who have not registered can do so again in the second phase from Feb 4 onwards until 10 days after the official SPM results are released, he said.
The same would apply to students waiting for their STPM results as they too would have 10 days to submit their choice of programmes after the results are released, he added.
What they need to do is fill out their personal information so that once their results are released, they only need to list down their choice of programmes, he said.
The ministrys helpline and hotline numbers are 03-8883 5848 and 03-8883 5858 respectively.