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Distance Education

The Distance Learning Study Programme (First Degree)

The Distance Learning Programme (RPJJ), initiated by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1971, is the premier distance learning programme offered in Malaysia. The courses offered under this programme are equivalent to those pursued by full-time students in the campus/university. The teaching materials consist of printed materials, tape recordings and a variety of other media paraphernalia. 

The period of study extends from a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of 12 years. Successful candidates will be awarded/conferred any of the following Bachelor’s Degrees: 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Management (Honours)  
Applications to pursue the programme can be submitted online via the e-Pohon channel.

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