American Degree Transfer Program
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American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)


About The Programme

The ADTP has been developed specifically to allow students to complete the first part of their American degree at Sunway University. The program has been designed in consultation with American universities to ensure that students can transfer seamlessly to America to complete their studies. Patterned after the American undergraduate degree program, Sunway University’s ADTP provides students with a mixture of major-specific and general education courses, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the next phase of their studies in the U.S.. Alongside their academic studies, students are encouraged to take part in a range of extracurricular activities, including community service, leadership and sporting opportunities. As students move towards completion of their studies at Sunway, we will help them prepare their applications to the universities of their choice. For more information, please see the ADTP Profile and Course Catalog.



January, June & August



Students will spend approximately 12 - 24 months (full-time) in Sunway University and another 24 - 36 months (full-time) in the university they will complete their degree at, whether in the USA, Canada or other locations.


Education Pathway

Students can join us upon completion of their secondary education. Most students will spend between 12 and 24 months in the ADTP. Students majoring in business can stay up to 36 months in the ADTP before transferring for degree completion.


Our Partners

Equivalency tables with partners from various institutions are available. Students have been accepted for transfer even to institutions which are not listed as partners. Please see below for more information.

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand
  5. Europe
  6. Asia


Potential Major

There are more than 1000 majors available. Students can choose any field of study to major in whether in Art-related fields, Business, Social Sciences or “Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics”” (STEM) fields.
Popular majors include:

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Business
  3. Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Engineering
  6. Liberal Arts
  7. Natural Sciences
  8. Psychology


Program Structure

Core subjects are subjects that provide knowledge required for specific majors or fields of study. These subjects prepare the students for higher level courses in their chosen major. Students need to complete these subjects before taking their major subjects. Subjects in this area may range between 20 and 30 credit hours.
General Education subjects are referred to as General Education Requirments, and are compulsory for all students to broaden their exposure. These subjects will provide students with an overview of other disciplines and help them in their future career advancement. Subjects in this area may range between 25 and 35 credit hours.
Proficiency subjects will equip students with the necessary skills needed for university education, and some of them overlap with General Education required courses. Students may be exempted from these subjects if they can provide evidence that they obtained the acquired skills needed. Subjects in these area are:
MATH 1024    Pre-calculus
ENGL 1014    Fundamentals of College Writing (English Composition 1)
MOHE subjects are required by the Ministry of Higher Education. The subjects will help students appreciate Malaysian culture. The cost of the subjects is already included in the resource fee. Students are encouraged to include these subjects for their transfer. Some U.S. universities accept subjects in this area to fulfill a general requirement or an elective requirement. Subjects in this area are:
MU1**** (Malaysian)        Ethnic Relations and Islamic & Asian Civilizations
MU1**** (International)    Malaysian Studies & Malay language for Communication 2
MU4 2612            Community Service


Sample program structures for majors under ADTP Arts:

  • Actuarial Science (please refer to ADTP Science/Engineering)
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Liberal Arts

Sample program structures for majors under ADTP Science/Engineering:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology


Entry Requirements

ADTP (Arts)
For Business, Communication, Filmmaking, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and related majors

  • SPM / O-Level/GCSE or IGCSE
    • Pass with minimum 5 credit hours (including English)
  • Unified Examination Certificate
    • Pass with minimum 5 Grade Bs (including English)

ADTP (Science/Engineering)
For STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Aviation, Computer Science, some Social Sciences, Psychology or related majors

  • SPM / O-Level/GCSE or IGCSE
    • Pass with minimum 5 credit hours (including English & Mathematics or any Science subject)
  • Unified Examination Certificate
    • Pass with minimum 5 Grade Bs (including English & Mathematics or any Science subject)

English Requirements

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP): Pass Level 4 with minimum 50%


For more info, contact our education counsellors online

Christopher Ong
(for international enquiry)



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