Australian Matriculation

Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)

Programme Intakes
January, April and July
Headstart Programme



Fast-tracked, Globally Recognised, University Ready

AUSMAT at Sunway College is the longest-running and largest overseas provider of the Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) in Malaysia, with more than 35 years proven track record of academic excellence.

Sunway AUSMAT uniquely offers you a wide variety of subjects with flexible combinations for you to explore your academic and career interests. Open up your way into top universities around the world with this globally-recognised pre-university qualification whilst developing essential 21st century skills.


Why Choose AUSMAT at Sunway?



ATAR*90 & above

32% AUSMAT Sunway graduates ranked top 10%
(Based on Class of February 2024)


ATAR*70 & above

74% AUSMAT Sunway graduates ranked top 30%
(Based on Class of February 2024)


ATAR*80 & above

1069 AUSMAT Sunway graduates ranked top 20%
(Based on Classes of 2021-2024)


World Awards

Sunway College AUSMAT has over 137 World Awards to-date.


*Australian Tertiary Admission Rank


Programme Details

Intakes January, April, July
Headstart Programme September
Duration 1 Year
Course Structure 50% school-based assessment & 50% external examination. 
External Examination Dates March/April, November


Entry Requirements

Pre-existing qualification Grade
SPM / O-Level

Pass with min. 5 credits

English Language Requirement

*For students without a credit or higher in English

Minimum credit in SPM English or O-Level English as a Second Language


Minimum grade D in O-Level English as a First Language or English Literature


IELTS - minimum overall score of 5.5 including writing component and no band less than 5.0


Choice Of Subject

Students are required to select five (5) subjects inclusive of 4 AT subjects.

AT Subjects


  • English^
  • English as an Additional Language


  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist*


  • Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Physics

Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Management & Enterprise
  • Economics
  • Psychology


  • Computer Science


Professional Electives

  • Computer Science*
  • English*
  • Psychology*
  • Career and Enterprise*
  • Food Science & Technology*
  • Engineering Studies^
  • Politics & Law^
  • Drama^
  • German Studies*


* April intake students can opt for these subjects in July 2024. Headstart September 2024 students can opt for these subjects in January 2025.

^Subjects are not offered in the April and July intake. (subject to change)


Note: The programme reserves the right not to offer a Professional Elective subject if less than 20 students enrol for the subject.

AUSMAT Headstart Programme

Intake: 25 September 2024

Get an 11-week headstart into the AUSMAT syllabus ahead of the January 2025 intake

AUSMAT Headstart

Why join the AUSMAT Headstart programme?

  • Start earlier to explore the subjects and make an informed subject selection decision
  • Strengthen grasp of new concepts with additional classroom hours
  • Familiarise yourself with a new campus environment and study style
  • Discover your interests in clubs & societies and other extra-curricular activities

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Pre-University programmes or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information. 

Where Are Our Graduates?

Our AUSMAT graduates have gained admittance into more than 80 different universities worldwide, including esteemed universities in Australia (Group of Eight), the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and Singapore.




  • Australia National University
  • Macquarie University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
    ... and more!




  • King’s College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Kent
  • University of Southampton
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Fudan University, China
  • University Of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • JJM Medical College, India
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Musashino University, Japan
  • Nagoya University, Japan
  • Osaka University, Japan
  • Waseda University, Japan
  • Seoul National University, Korea
  • Auckland University of Technology, NZ
  • University of Otago, NZ
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • University of Washington, USA
  • Foothill College, USA
  • The University of Connecticut, USA
    … and more!

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the subjects offered for each intake for 2024 can be found in the AUSMAT brochures.

AUSMAT Student
Guide 2024

Studies 2024 

German University
Preparatory Course (GUPC)

Testimonials & Alumni

Chin Yit Jou

Bachelor of Science with Education (Biology), University Malaya

SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3, Petaling Jaya

AUSMAT was a great bridge between high school and university life, as it prepared and equipped me not just academically, but in a more holistic approach. The lecturers were all very passionate, helpful, and approachable, being great guides to me on my AUSMAT journey. There were also tons of opportunities to meet new people and I have made many cherished friends here. Studying and enjoying campus life has given me many core memories! All in all, AUSMAT was not merely a study course, but an amazing learning experience for me.

Gan Jia Xian

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Western Australia

REAL Schools Cahaya Campus (NATIONAL), Shah Alam

AUSMAT has been instrumental in my character development, fostering crucial study habits that will be beneficial even in my undergraduate years. The programme has exceptional lecturers. They imparted not only knowledge but also ignited a profound passion for learning in me. AUSMAT has opened doors to various opportunities and I am grateful for the friendships and memories I’ve made. It was truly a transformative journey.

Chirag Malani
Chirag Malani

Sunway Australian Matriculation alumnus

JPA scholar (2020)

Currently pursuing Mechanical Engineering in RWTH Aachen

"The supportive teachers truly helped me not only in building up my German language skills, but also in getting useful insights into their culture. Sunway College andCDC took care of all other affairs (visa application, accommodation, etc.) whichallowed me to focus completely on developing my linguistic abilities. Meanwhile in Germany, the staff of CDC became our little family here, ever ready to lend a listening ear and a helping hand.”

Dimitri Khoo Teng Li
Dimitri Khoo Teng Li

Sunway Australian Matriculation alumnus

JPA scholar (2019)

Currently pursuing Civil Engineering in RWTH Aachen

“The teachers at Sunway College and CDC are dedicated and always put students first. Though it gets quite intensive in the earlier levels, my teachers always ensure students are never slacking. They understand how challenging it is to learn a new language but they also understand when fun is introduced to learning a new language, it’s the best way for students to learn a new foreign language. The most helpful learning method for me is to use the language daily in verbal conversation with others and being in Germany was really helpful.”

Tan Xuan Yong
Tan Xuan Yong

MEng Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, UK

SMJK Yok Bin, Melaka

“The 50/50% - coursework/exam structure of the course aims to aid students in adapting into the workload structure in university. It has really helped me in terms of managing my time and coping with workloads from course works, classes, as well as other commitments that I undertake during my undergraduate studies. It was a really holistic experience in AUSMAT at Sunway College KL, which definitely facilitated my growth and transition from a school student to a competent undergraduate.”

Haree Ram A/L Rajaram
Haree Ram A/L Rajaram

Doctor of Medicine

Monash University, Malaysia

SMK USJ 13, Subang Jaya

“AUSMAT is hands down the best phase of my life, a big stepping stone into adulthood, and a key aid to my maturity as a student and as a person. In AUSMAT, I learned skills to manage myself and my schedules efficiently which is very helpful in enduring the hectic schedule of med school."

Durratul Husna binti Imran
Durratul Husna binti Imran

MEng Mechanical Engineering

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany

Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Seremban

“Being an AUSMAT student was a memorable period of my life. Though it was short, I gained friends whom have contributed a lot in my effort to improve my social skills. They are my lifelong friends whom I still keep in touch with though we completed AUSMAT. Moreover, AUSMAT helped me tremendously in preparing me for my undergraduate years here in Germany. As a large part of what I’m learning now was what I have already learnt in AUSMAT, it reduces the stress and pressure to assimilate in a new land with a new education system. I don’t feel rushed or stressed in learning as AUSMAT has prepared me well for my degree.”

Jordan Tay

MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics The University of Southampton, UK

Nobel International School, Kelana Jaya

My time at AUSMAT was an enjoyable, eye-opening experience. Although the duration of the programme was short, it has successfully instilled lifelong learning skills necessary for me to take on university life with confidence and independence. The school-based assessment may prove challenging for some, but with an exceptional team of friendly lecturers and wonderful friends to support you - you’ll never find yourself lost while approaching the transition to early adulthood.

Sophie Tay Jia Hui

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine Monash University, Malaysia

SMK (P) Sri Aman, Petaling Jaya

I have truly gained so much since joining the AUSMAT programme. I left AUSMAT graced with the Shield of Excellence award that I attribute to how AUSMAT prepares its students for university and life. The AUSMAT curriculum is designed with so much care, instilling in students important skills needed to easily adapt to university life. Some skills include consistent study pattern, presentation skills as well as independent and collaborative learning skills. Apart from studies, AUSMAT also provides students with many platforms to explore talents and improve leadership skills. AUSMAT made me a better and more well-rounded student equipped with many skills and qualities essential for future success.

Ausmat_Aaron Khoo
Aaron Khoo

BSc Actuarial Science London School of Economics, UK

Sri Emas International School, Petaling Jaya

I have found it comfortable adapting to life at university due to the skills gained in my time at AUSMAT. The consistency of the course standards, as well as the pace at which it was delivered is similar to that of a higher education level. Class projects, group assignments and presentations combine to make AUSMAT a holistic experience which has really instilled confidence in me wherever I go

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