Further Study in the oversea
|Universities in Singapore||
Students who wish to obtain a degree from a foreign university can do so through branch campuses of foreign universities which have set up base in Malaysia. Below is a list of such institutions.
Foreign Universities with Campus in Malaysia
Foreign Universities with Campus in Malaysia
|Location in Malaysia||Established||Country|
|2||Curtin University of Technology||Miri, Sarawak||1999||Australia|
|3||University of Nottingham||Kuala Lumpur||2000||United Kingdom|
|4||Swinburne University of Technology||Kuching, Sarawak||2004||Australia|
|Students who want to
get an Australia and UK degree have an option of studying in
Malaysian for the degree.
Australia and UK degree programmes in Malaysia are available for a wide range of subjects, from nursing to music, and business to biotechnology.
Covering many subjects available for study in Malaysia in a twinning or joint degree programme.
For those subjects not available in Malaysia, the student may consider credit transfer programmes that will give a wider range of Australia and UK universities to choose to transfer to.
When considering a University's academic reputation, the student can check the ranking of the partner institution in :
1) Good University Guide at The Times Online www.timesonline.co.uk for undergraduate programmes
2) Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) listings for postgraduate study (www.hero.ac.uk/rae/ results).
Some colleges have state-of-the-art facilities for design or engineering courses, while others may be lacking these facilities.
Another thing to think of is how much time you want (or can afford) to spend in the UK, if at all.
There are courses taught wholly in Malaysia, some courses require the student to spend one or two years in Australia or UK.
Some courses are taught half in Malaysia with the other half taught in oversea.
Commission Directorate General of Education & Culture
Information on EU/US cooperation in higher education, EU international programs and EU youth programs.
"To reinforce and promote lifelong learning, linguistic and cultural diversity, mobility and the engagement of European citizens, in particular the young."
Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
European Youth Portal
Austrian Ministry of
Education, the Arts & Culture
Embassy's "Studying in Belgium"
Bulgaria: American University in
Croatian Ministry of
Science, Education & Sports "Education" Pages
"Studying in Hungary"
Embassy's "Studying in Ireland"
Italian Ministry of Education,
University & Research's "Study in Italy"
Embassy's "Study in Lithuania"
Ministry of Culture, Higher Education & Research "Dossiers"
Netherlands Embassy's "Student, School & Scholarship Information"
Information Agency (SAIA) "International Students´ Guide to the Slovak Republic"
Student wanting to gain an impressive oversea qualification can consider a cost-effective option available via Transnational Education (TNE) programmes in Malaysia.
Transnational Education - TNE means any programme which leads to a foreign qualification while studying entirely or partly in an institution in Malaysia.
Malaysia is the world leader in Transnational Education.
This is a trend that will continue to increase in the next few years as Malaysia achieves its goal to become a major regional educational hub.
|External Degree Programmes is when
a student in Malaysia become an 'external' student of the overseas
university while studying in Malaysia. The overseas university sets
the entry requirements and examinations but does not play an active
role in teaching the students.
This reduced cost of tuition fees and living expenses when compared to studying abroad. Many such external degrees are popular among Malaysian students who have just obtained SPM or STPM qualifications; or O and A Level certificates in the case of international students. This is a popular avenue in for Malaysian to acquire foreign Bachelor's degree qualification without leaving Malaysia.
External degree programmes offered by foreign universities have long been established in Malaysia. Dating back to the early 1980s, the most popular programmes were from the University of London.
Many Malaysian private colleges have good records in guiding students in successfully acquiring degrees under this external programme.
Foreign universities campus in Malaysia
Malaysian Government launched the National Higher Education Strategic Plan in August 2007 clearly spells out the strategies and programmes towards achieving the objective of making the country an international centre of excellence in education. Prime Minister called in 2004 to 'revolutionize' the education system. Human capital development became a main agenda of the National Mission. Malaysia needs uality, well-rounded graduates as a pre-requisite to achieving the objectives of Vision 2020 to transform Malaysia into a developed and competitive nation.
To attain excellence, the universities must be well-managed, have effective leadership and be focused on niche areas or flagship programmes. Four have been designated research university status and are expected to rush to the frontiers of research, both in applied and basic sciences, as well as contribute to the country's economic growth through commercialization. Going forward, the Ministry of Higher Education will give priority to intellectual capital output.
There is also a need for Malaysia universities to be part of the global network. As such, focus will be given towards fostering stronger linkages with renowned foreign universities through collaboration in R&D, student and faculty exchange, as well as internship programmes. Bridging the gap through university-industry partnership will help ensure that curriculum and research are abreast with current needs.
University-industry collaboration is also vital towards strengthening current entrepreneurial programmes on campus, including technopreneurship training. GLCs (Government-link Corporations) and various chambers of commerce who are captains of the industry to participate and contribute in developing a more sustainable model of entrepreneurship training, technical cooperation and community programmes with Malaysian universities.