RAFFLES UNIVERSITY NEWSLETTER VOL.2 – STUDY PATHWAY – FOUNDATION / DIPLOMA / DEGREE PROGRAMME
RU wondering what is your next steps?
SPM candidates 2020 are going to complete their SPM examination by the end of March 2021. Their SPM examination has been delayed from December 2020 to March 2021 due to the pandemic.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2020 SPM candidates. You have been through the critical pandemic environment, adapt to the new normal with virtual technology and complete the remarkable milestone in your life.
Now, it is time to think, what would be your next step and what would you want to be?
FOUNDATION VS DIPLOMA VS BACHELOR’s DEGREE (HONOURS)
In Raffles University, students from SPM can choose two pathways
- Pathway 1: Foundation > Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)
- Pathway 2: Diploma > Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)
After completion of either Foundation / Diploma at Raffles University, the students will be able to proceed to the Bachelor’s Degree (Honours).
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO PATHWAYS?
- The Foundation is a 1-year-programme but the Diploma is either a 2-year or 2-year-4-month-programme. However, credit transfer is available for some package of the Diploma- Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) programme. In this way, the students might exempt certain modules in Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) programme after completion of Diploma programmes at Raffles University which in result with shorter length of Bachelor’s Degree Programme. The credit transfer might be varied based on a different combination of the programmes. Please contact us for the actual programme package length.
2. Choice of Modules
- For the Foundation programme, the students will be choosing between Foundation in Liberal Arts or Foundation in Business. In Foundation in Liberal Arts, the students will have to choose out of the 9 elective modules.
- For Diploma Programme, you will be choosing the specialised programmes.
3. Entry Requirements
- Most of the Foundation programmes require at least 5 credits in SPM while the Diploma programmes require at least 3 credits in SPM.
- *Some programmes might require additional entry requirement at the SPM level.
WHICH PATHWAY SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Raffles University has a team of Education Consultant to provide you with the programme details and assist you in the admission and scholarship application process.