Your One-Stop Guide To AUSMAT and SACE International

AUSMAT and SACE International

    Interested in studying in Australia for your degree?

    Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) and South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE International) are pre-university pathway programmes that allow students to enter Australian universities within a year after SPM or IGCSE.

    Here’s a guide to what AUSMAT and SACE International is about, how to plan for it, universities that offer AUSMAT/SACE International, and the benefits we offer to save on your education.

    What is AUSMAT and SACE International

    AUSMAT and SACE International are pre-university programmes recognised by Australian universities, such as the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

    AUSMAT and SACE International both have projects, assignments, and lab work throughout the year and a final exam.

    SACE International is 70% coursework and 30% exams while AUSMAT is an even split of 50% coursework and exams.

    Did You Know?

    AUSMAT and SACE International are also recognised by top universities in Singapore, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and local universities.

    Why Take AUSMAT/SACE International?

    benefits of taking Ausmat / SACE International

    You’ll like AUSMAT/SACE International if:

    You want access to top quality Australian education. Australian Universities are consistently placed within the top 200 universities based on QS ranking

    You prefer being assessed over time. AUSMAT/SACE International both assess you gradually over a year, so you won’t need to stress over a major exam.   

    You want to discover your interests. The AUSMAT/SACE International subject combinations are flexible, which means you can explore subjects from different fields of study.

    What’s My AUSMAT/SACE International Pathway?

    You’ll need 5 credits in your SPM/O Level, including English and Mathematics to enter any AUSMAT/SACE International programme.

    With a little bit of planning, you’ll get a head start to your future degree. Here are some suggestions on subject combinations for your degree in the infographic below.


    English as a Second Language (ELS) is a mandatory subject in most universities.

    Subjects offered and entry requirements may differ at different universities. Contact us to find out the specific requirements in your AUSMAT/SACE International programme.  

    Intake and Duration

    The most popular intakes are in January and March and will last 10-12 months. April, August and September intakes are also available at some universities.  


    The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is awarded to you at the end of your course.

    Your ATAR score is the total of 4 of your highest scoring subjects and 50% of your 5th highest scoring subject.

    ATAR percentage scores allow you to compare your performance with your peers. For example, an ATAR percentage score of 99.5% means you’re in the top 0.05% of your intake!

    Which Universities and Colleges Offer AUSMAT/SACE International?

    1. Taylor’s University (SACE International)

    Tuition Fees: RM24,950

    Intakes: February, April, August

    2. DISTED College (SACE International)

    Tuition Fees: RM17,360

    Intakes: January, March

    3. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (AUSMAT)

    Tuition Fees: RM22,450

    Intakes: January, August

    4. Sunway University (AUSMAT)

    Tuition Fees: RM26,100

    Intakes: January, March, September