CFAB/ICAEW Programme

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Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Aged 18 years and one of the criteria below:

STPM/ A-LevelCGPA 3.00 (BBB) and above / BBB and above
UEC15 points and below
CAT80% average
Any foundations approved by MQAAverage mark of 80% and above
AUSMAT/ SAMATAR 80 and above
CIMP/ CPU80% and above
International Baccalaureate (IB)

80% and above
MUFY80% and above

You do not need a background in accountancy or business-related subject to study for the ACA. In fact, only 11% of ACA students globally are from an Accounting or Accounting & Finance background. It does help if you are competent with numbers and confident in your ability to analyse, discuss, argue and present a case.

English Language requirements

All students must be able to demonstrate English language ability prior to being admitted into the programme.

English language proficiency may be demonstrated by any one of the following:

  • Evidence that English is the language of instruction in secondary or tertiary studies completed; or
  • Other English language proficiency requirements such as:
    • IELTS (academic) minimum 6.5 and at least 6.0 for each individual band
    • TOEFL (paper based) minimum 600 and TWE (Test of Written English) 6