Thinking of studying A Level but not sure where yet?

We've got your back! With the many colleges in Malaysia offering A Level, you would want to enroll into one that suits your study style, in a healthy and conducive environment and of course, friendly on your parent's pocket!

All A Level courses in Malaysia have the same syllabus and course outlines, depending on the examination board (Cambridge or Edexcel). So, we narrowed down the choices into 3 top colleges for A Level, based on these (not subjected to) criterias:

  1. Tuition cost
  2. Class size
  3. Subject flexibility and modules
  4. Quality of staff
  5. Location

Note: Criterias in choosing a college / university varies in individuals, depending on what you feel is important to you. This article simply serves as a guide in hopes of helping you to narrow your choices down. The colleges and universities are ranked in no particular order.

1. Taylor's College


Estimated Cost: RM43,040 (4 subjects), RM34,130 (3 subjects)
Campuses: Subang Jaya (Selangor), Sri Hartamas (Kuala Lumpur)

Needing no introduction, A Level in Taylor’s College is deemed popular amongst high school leavers, due to its sporadic branding and marketing efforts. And, they indeed live up to their brand. By offering an array of subjects, students are able to personalize and design their string of subjects.

Taylor’s A Level graduates excel in not only their studies but also independent learning skills, collaborative skills and research skills, as incorporated into learning approaches. On top of this, the environment that the college provides, allows it to emerge as No.1 in Malaysia in the iGraduate 2013 survey. The result of this is Taylor's College have the highest number of students scoring 3A's or more in Malaysia.

2. KDU University College


Estimated Cost: RM33,485 (Science), RM30,710 (Arts)
Campuses: Damansara Jaya (Selangor), Penang

1 in every 3 KDU students score 3A’s and above in their A Level. They have proven time and time again that the experienced lecturers on-campus has made an impact in bringing quality education to Malaysians, with a total of 67 high-achievers in 2013. Each student is assigned a class advisor as KDU understands that sound advice and good nurturing care is the key to achieving.

Not only do KDU graduates excel academically, KDU also emphasises on soft-skills training by infusing skill development modules into their programmes, which molds dynamic all-rounded graduates.

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3. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)


Estimated Cost: RM24,980
Campus: Kuala Lumpur

If you're looking into the field of Sciences, Methodist College's track record has proven that its nurturing and constantly challenging culture prepares students for university studies in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biotechnology and other courses. They boasts a 99% passing rate and a long tradition of teaching English Literature and Law. Fun fact is that Methodist College is a non-profit oriented educational institution and to be honest, places are getting limited!