STPM Examination Malaysia

The Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM – Malaysia Higher School Certificate) is run by the Malaysian Examination Council for public secondary schools in Malaysia.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the STPM program. To be admitted to the University, you must:

  • satisfy the University's English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below
  • achieve a sufficient number of points to be offered a place
  • satisfy any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major

Minimum entry scores

STPM students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.

STPM points ATAR equivalent
10 75
11 80
13 85
14 88
15 90
16 92
17 94
17 96
18 98


  1. Best three subject to be used in the calculation of the aggregate, with a minimum of two subjects to be used. 
  2. Subjects used in the calculation of the aggregate must be passed within a period of two consecutive academic years. 
  3. PENGAJIAN AM/GENERAL STUDIES cannot be used in the aggregate.
  4. Points are assigned to STPM grades as per the table below.
Subject Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C-
Points 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Equivalent subjects

To satisfy course and major prerequisites, STPM subjects will require individual assessment for equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses.