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HELP Damansara

Level of Study:

Department of American and Canadian Education

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About this course

HELP’s ADTP is the preferred transfer programme to the University of Waterloo and consistently admits the largest student numbers from Malaysia to UW each year.

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 28,000 full- and part-time students in their undergraduate and graduate programmes.

For 17 years in a row, the university has been named Canada’s most innovative university in Maclean’s annual university rankings, and has topped the reputational categories of Best Overall, Most Innovative, and was deemed as the university most likely to produce the Leaders of Tomorrow.

Waterloo, which is also home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education programme, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery.

Total Course Fees

RM 25,000 (estimation based on maximum 12 courses)

Subject Listing

Maximum 12 courses
  • MA 123 Calculus I
  • MA 124 Calculus II
  • MA 225 Statistics
  • MA 220 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
  • MA 240 Differential Equations
  • MA 250 Probability
  • AC 201 Accounting I
  • AC 202 Accounting II
  • EC 101 Introductory Microeconomics
  • EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomics 
  • CH 101L Chemistry I 
  • PC 101L General Physics
Note: HELP’s Department of American Degree Transfer Program has signed an articulation agreement with the University of Waterloo in October 2009 to transfer our students to its Regular and Co-op programs. 

Entry Requirements

If you have any of the following qualifications, you can register for our next intake. Forecast results are acceptable.

  • SPM
    5 credits (including English) with a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah.
  • ‘O’ Level
    5 credits (including English)
  • Senior Middle 3 (UEC)
    5 B’s
  • Equivalent qualification from other high schools
    HELP’s ADTP lets you start your degree right away. A-Levels or foundation is not required.
Note: If you are doing A-Levels, foundation or degree at any institution, you can still come to the HELP University’s ADTP.

Admissions during Transfer

Students in the HELP-Waterloo combined program will need to complete one year in HELP before attending the University of Waterloo. 

  • Regular Studies
    Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and Grade Point Average of at least 3.7 in mathematics courses
  • Co-op Studies
    Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.7 and Grade Point Average of at least 3.7 in mathematics courses

Academic Pathway

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. Perhaps the best testimony to Waterloo’s standing and exceptional reputation is the quality and many achievements of the faculty’s teachers, researchers, alumni and students. With more than 5,300 students, 200 full-time professors, and 180 courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science, the faculty is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation.

The University of Waterloo is home to the largest co-op education system in the world. It has 3,500 employers worldwide hiring their students for employment in jobs directly related to their field of study. Faculty of Mathematics students earn on average between CAD52,000 and CAD83,000 during the possible six co-op work terms.

Most programmes in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics are offered in both the co-op and regular systems of study. Academically, co-op and regular are the same – that is, students from both systems take their courses together and follow the same academic programmes. The only difference is that co-op students take a break from their studies every four months to go on four-month work terms in jobs located primarily in Ontario, with a smaller selection found across Canada and abroad.

Admission to co-op is considered on a case-by-case basis using of official transcripts and information provided in the Admission Information Form. Students must meet the English proficiency requirement. Students who meet the academic requirements have a strong chance of being admitted.

There is a breadth of programmes offered under the Faculty of Mathematics, including Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Computer Science, Math/Business Administration, Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Pure Mathematics and Statistics. These programmes prepare students for a wide range of career possibilities.


The regular system of education, a more traditional approach than the co-op system, is a desirable option for a signficant portion of their students. The regular system involves eight months of study from September through April. The academic year (two four- month school terms) is then followed by a four-month break during which students normally work.


With opportunities to connect classroom theory with actual applications in a wide range of employment settings, co-op is attractive to a large percentage of mathematical and computer science students. During co-op work terms, students undertake a variety of job responsibilities, pick up new work- related skills, and earn competitive salaries, depending on the job level and experience. While co-op takes one year longer to complete than a more traditional program – for a total of 4 years 8 months – students gain up to two years of valuable work experience and make important career contacts.


Work/study jobs at the University of Waterloo typically pay around CAD9.50, CAD10, or CAD11 per hour. The maximum number of hours is 10 hours per week, with maximum earnings of CAD1,500 per 4-month term, including vacation pay and benefits. There are 1,100 part-time campus jobs available with a starting pay at CAD9.50 per hour. After studying at UW for 6 months, students are also eligible to work off campus for up to 20 hours (part-time) per week while in school, and up to 40 hours (full-time) when not in school (eg. during summer break).

Why American Degree Transfer Program @ HELP