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Pre-university Subject Combination Suggestions

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Updated on: 29 May 2024

Disclaimer: The  subject combinations mentioned below are suggestions provided by German Educare. The official list of subjects requirements can be found on the Anabin* website.

* Anabin is an online database provided by the German Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen, ZAB). It contains information about the recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Germany.

A Level (Cambridge/Pearson)

Number of subjects: Minimum 3 subjects
Results requirement: Minimum Grade C in all 3 subjects

Engineering / Computer Science / Mathematics
Requirement First subject: Mathematics;
Second subject: choose from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science
Subject 1 Mathematics (compulsory)
Subject 2 Physics (highly recommended)
Subject 3 Chemistry / Computer Science / other subject related to the degree course you wish to study
Natural Science Courses
Requirement 2 subjects from: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science
Subject 1 Mathematics (compulsory)
Subject 2 Physics / Biology / Chemistry (choose the subject related to the course you wish to study)
Subject 3 Other subject related to the course you wish to study
Economics / Business Studies / Social Science courses
Requirement First subject: choose from Economics, History, Geography;
Second subject: choose from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science
Subject 1 Economics (compulsory)
Subject 2 Mathematics (highly recommended)
Subject 3 Psychology / Law / Computer Science / other subject related to the course you wish to study
Humanities
Requirement 1 subject from: Language, History, Geography, Economics
Subject 1 Language (eg. English, English Literature, Chinese) / History / Geography / Economics
Subject 2 Any subject related to the course you wish to study
Subject 3 Psychology / Law / other subject related to the course you wish to study

Subjects which cannot be taken together as they are considered to be similar

Avoid the following combination
Combination 1 Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Combination 2 Business Studies and Economics
Combination 3 Psychology, Law and Business Studies

Additional Notes

Accounting is not a recognised subject

Australian Year 12 (Ausmat /WACE, SACE, HSC, etc.)

Students are required to take a minimum of 4 ATAR subjects. It is highly recommended to take 5 ATAR subjects.

Minimum ATAR score Courses
75.46 Humanities (eg. Linguistics)
78.96 Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics or relevant courses
92.95 Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Law
Subjects
Requirement First subject: English
Second subject: Mathematics
Third subject: choose from Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Subject 1 (compulsory) English / English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
Subject 2 (compulsory) Mathematics Methods (highly recommended) / Mathematics Applications
Subject 3 (compulsory) Physics / Biology / Chemistry (related to the course you wish to study)
Subject 4 Any subject related to the course you wish to study
Subject 5 Any subject related to the course you wish to study

STPM

Both SPM and STPM results will be considered.

Enginereering / Computer Science / Mathematics / Natural Sciences / Medicine
3 subjects from SPM
  • 2 languages such as Bahasa Melayu and English
  • Mathematics or 1 Science subject
2 subjects from STPM
  • Mathematics / Physics / Biology / Chemistry
Economics / Business / Management Studies or other relevant courses
3 subjects from SPM
  • 2 languages such as Bahasa Melayu and English
  • Mathematics or 1 Science subject
2 subjects from STPM
  • Mathematics / Economy / Business Studies / other subject which is related to the course you wish to study
Other courses
3 subjects from SPM
  • 2 languages such as Bahasa Melayu and English
  • Mathematics or 1 Science subject
2 subjects from STPM
  • Mathematics or any subject which is related to the course you wish to study

Additional Notes

  • For STPM students, the subject combination is usually pre-set by the school
  • Pengajian Am is not recognised by German universities

Important remarks

  • Pursuing fields such as medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and law in Germany may be extremely challenging for Malaysian students. These courses are highly competitive and have strict admission criteria. Even students with exceptional academic achievements may face difficulty securing admission. Furthermore, degrees obtained in these fields in Germany may not be recognised in Malaysia.
  • In Germany, psychology could be categorised as a science or social science course depending on the university. Additionally, there are limited seats offered for psychology, and admission to psychology is often highly competitive.
  • It is important to note that not all institutions offer the above-mentioned subject combinations.
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