Wednesday, 11 January 2017

What is ASASIpintar UKM?

Salam & hi,

Being the alumni of this Asasi, I will share about this foundation/pre-u programme. I know you guys who are reading this are 2016 SPM leavers so I hope this sharing will benefits you and helps you to in making choices for your UPU. I was a student of ASASIpintar for 2015/2016 session. Well, some of you might not heard about ASASIpintar before because it's a new foundation programme. Maybe you only heard about this Asasi when scrolling down the UPU choices (am I wrong?) I'm the fifth batch of ASASIpintar btw. I'm currently an undergraduate at UKM. If you guys are wondering why am I typing ASASIpintar like that and not like Asasi Pintar, it is just the way how ASASIpintar is spelled. It is the trademark so yeah. Why pintar? Because we are pintar like that (ok just kidding). I think it's because we're under PUSAT PERMATApintar Negara so the name pintar should be retained

ASASIpintar is a pre-university programme. This programme prepares students to enter Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for undergraduate studies. Mind you, this is not like Asasi in UM or UiTM where you can apply to other universities for undergraduate studies, so by all cost, if you choose ASASIpintar, you will further your studies in UKM. A bit of UKM's history.....
Like the name implies, it is the only national university of Malaysia. Founded in 1970 and it is the 'nation's university' because the citizens themselves collect money to raise fund to build a national university where the national language, Bahasa Melayu is used.
Main campus at Bangi (Top aerial view image by UKM Portal)

What is ASASIpintar?
  • Asasi / Foundation / Pre-university programme
  • 1 year programme / 2 semesters
Where is ASASIpintar conducted?
  • Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM Bangi
Requirements (2016/2017 session) *
  • Malaysian
  • Min 7A's SPM (BM, English, Maths, Add Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry) *Science stream 
  • Pass the placement test and interviews conducted by Pusat PERMATApintar
  • *They will update new brochure for new intake.
What are the subjects?
For semester 1 you will have 8 subjects. All these 8 subjects are calculated in your pointer/cgpa so do not take lightly of them. For semester 2 you will have 7 subjects. For matriculation and Asasi UiTM/UM if I'm not mistaken there are four-five subjects taken into cgpa.
You can choose whether to take Science stream or Social Science stream during the orientation week. To apply to ASASIpintar, you need to be from science stream. Photo below taken from brochure of 2016/2017 session. Click here for brochure.

Ps If you want to ask regarding any of the subjects do reach me through contact form. 

How is the class conducted?
Since the number of students is limited, so the class is small. During asasi, my class has 24 students. I think for 2016/2017 sessions they have about 16 students per class because our intakes have more students than 2016/2017 session.
Small class means you can focus more and the lecturer also can pay attention to you, if you in need of more explanation you can always see the lecturer after class. You could engage more in class through different study methods such as interactive learning, presentation, singing, forum and many others. At matriculation or asasi UM/UiTM the class is conducted in lecture hall where there are so many students (200+ maybe ??) in one lecture hall. It's not like we do not conduct any lecture in lecture hall, we have it too. For mass lecture like Jati Diri or Kepimpinan subjects, all students will be at auditorium for the lecture. This is why the fees for ASASIpintar is quite high because they employ more lecturers to teach about 11 classes. (10 science stream classes, 1 sosial science stream class - during my session). For 2016/2017 session they have 6 classes only.

Here is a photo of the auditorium of PERMATApintar (Taken during orientation week! OMG time flies) This is where most programs/ceremonies are being held. It's like the main hall.

Fees
From the rumours (oh but it is likely true), they said that ASASIpintar is the most expensive asasi in Malaysia. But don't worry because asasi students are eligible to receive Bantuan Asasi from Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia. So no worries you will get pocket money and can still pay the fees alright?
The photo below is from 2016/2017 brochure so be sure to check this link for more info on ASASIpintar. They will update new brochure for next intake.


Residential college
During asasi, I stayed in one of the biggest residential colleges (kolej kediaman) of UKM, Kolej Keris Mas aka KKM. KKM is the nearest residential college to Pusat PERMATApintar Negara (PPpN), our campus. There will be shuttle bus to and and fro KKM - PPpN.

The girls' block. (In the photo is my two friends (read:models) : Haleeda and Dalila hiks)
Read more on Kolej Keris Mas here.

44 comments

Dalila Najia said...

ooo waenyeol naya xD

Fatihah N. said...

@Dalila Najia Check out yourself on 2nd part here http://fatihahsyam.blogspot.com/2017/01/kolej-keris-mas.html

Anonymous said...

hello!the class conducted is mainly in BM or BI?or it was just mainly in BM?
Thanks for replying :)

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous For Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Calculus the classes will be taught in English. But lecturer will speak both BM & and BI but mainly in English. The syllabus is also in English.

Anonymous said...

If we are taught in Bm,how bout that??

Anonymous said...

Best x kt situ??

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous For me, it was a great experience because it's like a transition phase from school to university life. I get to know a lot of people, learn new things that were not in the syllabus, discover myself and interest and lots more. Though foundation might be hard on us, the memories made during my year in ASASIpintar would not be forgotten.

Anon: You will be taught in BM fully for courses like Kemahiran Kepimpinan & Jati Diri. For critical courses you will be taught in English. The study materials also will be in English. Lecturers would explain both in Bahasa & English.

Anonymous said...

How about the test or the iv that ukm do for students intake? Explain please

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous The test will be IQ test. Read this blogger experience here http://callmetiffany.blogspot.my/2014/04/asasi-pintar-ujian-saringan-ukm.html

Unknown said...

Hello,sorry for disturbing you. May I know that you were just facing one IQtest only? Are there any other interview besides IQ test you needed to face in order to enter asasi ukm?
I also found that your blog is very useful, thank you very much!
Please reply me,I will feel so grateful for it =)

Fatihah N. said...

@Unknown Hi. I'm glad to know that my blog helps you. There will be IQ test which is ujian UKM2 and also they will conduct interview. My batch did not get to be interviewed. We entered solely on our SPM results. Oh and we took UKM2 after we entered asasi.

Chong Wsieng said...

@Fatihah N.
you just knew the result at May last year? Not any interview shortlisted for last year?
What will happen if a person failed at UKM2?
As far as I knew that requirements to enter asasi ukm are 7As for certain subjects, are they accept A-?
Thank you for your reply !=))

Chong Wsieng said...

so,you just entered the asasi ukm directly when you got a letter at May? Did you receive any info at April ?
What will happen if a person fail in the UKM2?
Thank you for your reply !=)

Fatihah N. said...

@Chong Wsieng Yes for our batch we apply through UPU and if we get accepted, we will receive acceptance letter posted. If I'm not mistaken UPU results will be out around May also. Two-three weeks before the registration date. Same goes to matriculation.
I'm not sure whether they accept A- or not so do call PERMATApintar for more info regarding this matter. Regarding UKM2, I think they will inform you whether you pass or fail.

Anonymous said...

So does it mean that those who took Asasi Pintar will only continue their degrees in UKM and cannot choose to do in other Uni? And also, which courses do they offer (Medic/ Dentistry/Others..) after finishing Asasi Pintar? SPM result is coming out soon so i hope to hear your replies asap hehe

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous Yes those who gets into ASASIpintar will continue their degree in UKM. Do click on this link for undergrad courses offered by UKM

ayeeep said...

Kak, I got 9A in SPM2016 but I got only 5As (2A+ and 3A). Am I still eligible to apply? Because i heard they want straight As student only. Also, we can just apply any undergrad course after asasi? Because I want to apply for medic. Thank you for your reply :)

Fatihah N. said...

@ayeeep Boleh apply ASASIpintar. Kalau betul betul nak masuk, letak first choice okay? Yep boleh ambil medic asalkan pointer bagus. 3.8 above baru dipanggil interview oleh Fakulti Perubatan UKM.

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Anonymous said...

sis,if i take asasi pintar in ukm,can i further my degree in overseas univercity?

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous Yes you can. Some universities in the UK & US accept ASASIpintar qualifications. However you need to confirm with the university first whether they accept ASASIpintar qualifications or not.

Chong Wsieng said...

Do you receive any info or letter during April??

Fatihah N. said...

@Chong Wsieng No. The results for UPU usually will be out in mid-May. Two weeks prior to date of registration to ASASI/Matrics

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum kak, nak tanya dorm dia okay tak?

Anonymous said...

hello,sis.I was a science stream student in SPM but i really want to take science social structure for the ASASIpintar in UKM.Can I?

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous Waalaikumsalam. Dorm dia okay dear. Besar. Dua orang satu bilik. Boleh tgk gambar dkt post bertajuk Kolej Keris Mas.

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous During my batch there is science social class so pure science student during SPM can join that class. But now if I'm not mistaken, science social class (during Asasi) is only for Kolej Permata Pintar leavers.

Anonymous said...

hi i would like to ask about the saringan. Is there only the iq test or ada jugak interview?


Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous Hi. If they do not mention about interview, it means maybe they will do the interview on another date. To be confirm you can contact PERMATA.

Anonymous said...

Hai nak tnya. Ada peluang besar x nak sambung degree in medic if perform time asasi pintar ni. Sy ada dgr. If x perform time asasi pintar ni, ijazah lelong ah jawab nya and da xle mohon u lain da utk medic huhu.

Fatihah N. said...

@Anonymous Hai. Kalau perform asasi pintar dan interview pun perform, memang peluang cerah masuk medic ukm. Kalau tak lepas cgpa, awak memang tak boleh apply medic pun jadi apply course lain yang layak dgn cgpa awak.
Ijazah lelong kalau betul-betul tak perform rasanya (not so sure sebab ini bidang tugas pihak pentadbiran).
Asasi pintar memang kena sambung UKM, tak boleh apply uni awam lain. Kalau nak sambung medic UM ke memang tak boleh.

Alden James said...

Hi Kak Fatihah, you mentioned that those who took Asasipintar must continue their degree in UKM. Does this apply to private universities as well? Can I switch to private universities, like Taylor's University?

Fatihah N. said...

@Alden James Hi Alden. Yes you can further to private universities however you need to check with them whether they accept ASASIpintar students or not. Some of my asasi friends are furthering their medical degree in NuMed (Newcastle Uni) Malaysia

Chloe Yeap said...

Salam akak... kalau fail ukm2, bagaimana ya? Akan 100% pergi pilihan 2 atau tidak? harap akak blh tlg jawab, tq

Nazlin Shahida said...

Hi kak nk tanya betul ke cuti dia lebih sedkit berbanding universiti lain? And do you study everyday?? Stress tak??

Fatihah N. said...

@Chloe Yeap Wassalam. Yes, akan ke pilihan kedua.

Fatihah N. said...

@Nazlin Shahida Masa akak asasi dulu, cuti sama panjang dgn asasi lain. 4 minggu. Matrikulasi 2 minggu. Not really everyday sebab after class malam tu biasanya siapkan assignment, kalau ada masa tu study juga la. I sleep around 12am - 1am.

Nazlin Shahida said...

Maksudnya dah kena bawak laptop?

nur said...

salam kak.saya dpt asasi pintar di ukm.then tempat penginapan saya dia tulis di kolej kediaman pusat permata pintar.saya sedikit confius sbb sy tngok kat blog2 sume tulis nama kolej keris mas,kolej za'ba.xpi sy x jumpa pom kolej saya tu.so betul tak nama kolej saya tu:)

Sweet said...

Hi kak,kak..I telah mendapat asasi pintar Dari ukm dan saya perlu register untuk ukm asasi minnggu depan hari rabu...so says akan go through ukm2 test tak??

Fatihah N. said...

@nur Wasssalam. Betul nama kolej tu. Kolej kediaman permata pintar terletak dalam kawasan Pusat PERMATApintar Negara itu sendiri.

Fatihah N. said...

@Sweet Yes, register dahulu. Ujian UKM2 akan dilakukan juga.

Nur Nazihah said...

@nur
kita sama kolej ,, mungkinkah sama bilik ?? ahh ,, jumpa gak orang yang dapat kolej ni ,,, kawan2 saya semua kolej keris mas .. sedih betul !

Fatihah N. said...

@Nazlin Shahida Boleh je nak bawa bagi memudahkan kerja. Sorry for late reply.

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