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How to Become An Industrial Designer in Malaysia

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Are you a creative and innovative person? Do you have an artistic mind with engineering and computer hard skills? Do you wish to create products that will make society easier, safer and more enjoyable? 

If you answered yes to the questions above, a degree in Industrial Design would most definitely favour you! Let’s dig a little deeper into the industrial design field and find out exactly what it is and if the career path is right for you.

What is Industrial Design?

Industrial design can be defined as the features that make up a shape or pattern of a product through industrial processes. 

The study of Industrial Design is the study of designing products that aim to be appealing and unique yet thrive for functionalism and practicality. This area of study uses a combination of theoretical concepts of materials and processes with the designs, shapes and patterns. 

Industrial designers’ job is generally based on using their creativity and imagining how consumers might use a product and test multiple versions of the products to test it’s functionality. Many times, you will probably work closely with engineers, production experts and consumer market experts.  Some industrial designers focus on developing ideas for improvement for general products such as bicycles, furniture, cars and housewares whilst some industrial designers specialise in specific product categories such as smartphones or equipment to aid individuals with disability. 

Common roles and responsibilities of Industrial Designers include: 

  • Conducts product research and analyses to fulfil commercial, cultural and physical requirements
  • Formulates designs through preparation of sketches, diagrams, illustrations, samples and models, on paper or using computer software
  • Conducts consultations with clients, stakeholders and manufacturing parties for design solutions 
  • Work alongside other experts: mechanical engineers, manufacturer to conduct evaluation of the functionality and worth of design concepts 
  • Selects, specify functional and practical materials for manufacturing process 
  • Facilitates entire production process, along with preparing prototypes and samples 

Skills Needed to Become An Industrial Designer

  • Analytical skills 

Industrial designers should be able to analytical think using logical reasoning to be able to design and produce designs on products that’ll improve the pre-existing products or create a new market entirely 

  • Creativity 

Industrial designers should be able to express their ideas through designs. Creativity is important in ensuring a successful career as you’d require to be innovative in your work and accurately integrate the ever-evolving technologies into your new product. 

  • Computer Software Skills 

Industrial designers are required to use computer-aided-design softwares to make an accurate representation of their design concepts. But fret not, many universities provide their students with a Computer Aided Design (CAD) class to teach them the practical principles needed to use the software! 

Career Options for Industrial Design Graduates

To become an Industrial Designer  in Malaysia, you will need at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, along with an impressive portfolio of your designs to impress your employee. 

All industrial designs in Malaysia are authorized by the Industrial Designs Registry at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). To fulfil the requirements of a registrable design in Malaysia, you would need to fulfil the requirements based on the Industrial Designs Act 1996. 

Besides becoming a Industrial Designer, here are other career pathways you could embark on: 

  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Designer 
  • Automotive Designer 
  • Movie Set Designer 
  • Software Designer 

*NOTE: It is important to note that some of these alternate career pathways require different qualifications. 

General Entry Requirements for Studying Industrial Design in Malaysia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 2E’s

STPM

Min. CGPA 2.00 in 2 subjects

UEC 

Pass with min. 5Bs

Matriculation/Foundation

Min. GPA 2.00 

Diploma 

Min. GPA 2.50

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

MUET

Min. Band 1 (Local students)

Min. Band 3 (International students)

IELTS

Min. 5.0

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 35

Pearson English Test 

Min. 36

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

IMPORTANT: Most universities also require a portfolio showcasing your previous work/designs as part of the entry requirement. 

Top Universities to Study Industrial Design in Malaysia

#1 Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Industrial Design (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

June and November 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 81,800 (Local Students)

RM 88,200 (International Students)

#2 First City University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Furniture and Product Design (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and September 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM64,630 (Local students)

#3 LimKokWing University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and August 

Indicative Fee (2021)

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Top E-Commerce Degrees & Courses in Malaysia

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The E-Commerce sector has undoubtedly been growing immensely. At the same time the amount of e-commerce professionals have also been getting higher with the increasing demand for them. 

So if you are someone interested in this field, this is the perfect time for you to kickstart your career. 

Down below, we have come up with a guide for all of you looking to explore the options you have for E-Commerce courses you have in Malaysia. 

What is E-commerce?

E-commerce is the shortened form of electronic commerce. It is simply the buying and selling of things online via the internet. It involves transferring money and data to complete purchases and sales. 

Today, from the smallest convenience store to freelancers to big corporations, everyone utilizes e-commerce to operate their transactions and make it more convenient for them and their customers as well. 

Here, we have few examples of the types of e-commerce:

Retail

Retail is directly selling to customers without the need for an intermediary.

Digital products

These are products that can be downloaded, such as e-books, templates or softwares that can be used for different purposes. Softwares and various applications make up a large percentage of e-commerce. A familiar example of a digital good might be Adobe softwares. 

Drop shipping

Dropshipping is the selling of products that are manufactured and shipped to the buyers or customers using a third party. 

Services

Services consist of skills, such as, writing, photography, influencer marketing, which can all be paid for on the internet. 

Wholesale 

Wholesale products are bulk products sold to retailers. The retailers then proceed to sell the goods directly to the customers. 

Subscriptions

A subscription service is the continuous purchase of a product or service on a regular basis. A familiar example of a subscription that we all love would be, Netflix and Spotify.

Crowdfunding

Sellers will use crowdfunding to generate startup money to get their product to market. The item is produced and delivered after a sufficient number of customers have bought it.

Some Successful E-commerce Sites

Benefits of E-Commerce

The reason why e-commerce is so popular in today’s world is because of the many benefits it provides us with. 

  • Convenience

E-Commerce provides customers and sellers with utmost convenience by making purchases simpler, faster and less-time consuming, while also allowing 24 hours sales, easy refunds and quick delivery. 

  • Personalization and Customer Experience

E-Commerce helps businesses make their marketplace more personalized by allowing them to create rich user profiles where customers are offered personalized products and suggested other products that they might be interested in. This whole experience improves customer satisfaction on a personal level, increasing brand loyalty and sales. 

  • Global marketplace 

E-commerce allows businesses to reach customers all over the world, while also allowing customers to purchase from businesses all over the world. E-commerce has completely helped us overcome the restrictions that come with geography. 

  • Minimizes expenses

Online startups cost way less than the traditional businesses where brick and mortar are required.

Why Study E-commerce?

This program can be specifically appealing to those of you interested in the technological side of business operations. 

Amid the pandemic, e-commerce has skyrocketed in growth. With countries being under lockdown in various parts of the world, the world is getting more used to operating most of their economy online, paving the way for more expansion in the e-commerce industry. 

E-commerce penetration rates are expected to rise from 15% in 2020 to 25% in 2025. Hence, providing more employment opportunities with the increasing need to satisfy customers shopping online. 

Shift can be swift and vast in an ever-expanding industry like e-commerce. Rather than being a challenge, the industry’s transformation has resulted in more progressive functions for employees to excel in. Even with AI and other forms of technology, it is obvious that the human touch is still needed to keep the demand rising. Not to mention the development and application of the technology. To excel, you’ll need a mix of expertise from different industries, both online and offline.

In a global pandemic as such, perhaps the e-commerce industry is the most resilient industry around, considering there are fewer employment opportunities for most sectors due to weakened global economy. The E-commerce sector is definitely the sector being relied upon more, rather than less, during the current crisis. 

Studying e-commerce will teach you the essential skills needed for this new new economy and apply e-commerce technologies to businesses. It will provide you with the competency to operate and manage e-business activities on the internet.

What Will You Study in an E-commerce Course?

E-Commerce Principles

Economics

Consumer behaviour

User Interaction Design

Creativity and Innovation

Web Development

Digital Marketing

Technopreneurship

Career Opportunities For E-commerce Graduates

Digital Marketing Specialist

Sales and Marketing Specialist

E-Business Consultant

E-Services Manager

E-Business Manager

Market Research Analyst

Online business Entrepreneur

General Entry Requirements for E-commerce Degree in Malaysia

STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.

A-level

• 2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics and English.

Matriculation/ Foundation

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) 

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

General English language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

5.5

TOEFL IBT 

46-59

MUET

Band 4

Pearson (PTE):

42

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Where to Study E-commerce in Malaysia?

Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Asia Pacific University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with Specialism in E-Business is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the nature and significance of e-business activities and international businesses as a whole. This course will also provide you with a range of skills that employers look for, such as critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, incorporation of IT into business and the ability to conduct research on e-business. 

Moreover, APU provides its undergraduate students the option to choose the APU DMU Dual Degree Scheme, under which students will receive 2 Degree certificates, 1 from APU and another from Montfort University (UK). 

Course Details 

Program

BA (Hons) in Business Management with a Specialism in E-Business

Intake

May | September | November 

Duration

3 Years (6 semesters)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM87,000

International Students: RM88,200

 

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

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In this program, you will learn the broad view of e-commerce concepts, theories, and the success factors for e-commerce professionals. Students are also taught how to revolutionize traditional businesses into e-business as a whole.  

For those of you looking for a cheaper option for your bachelor’s Degree, this might be a course you would want to look into. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in E-Commerce

Intake

March/June | July/September | October/November 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM47,900

International Students: RM58,700

Raffles University (Diploma in E-Commerce)

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Unlike APU and IUKL, Raffle University offers a diploma in E-Commerce. If you are looking for an e-commerce course to do right after SPM or if you do not fit into the general entry requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree, diploma might be the way to go. 

In this program you will be learning the essentials of marketing and e-commerce skills and apply them into businesses, providing you with the competency to fit into the new knowledge based economy. 

Course Details 

Program

Diploma in E-Commerce

Intake

January | May | September

Duration

2 years 4 months (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

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INTI University (Diploma in E-Commerce)

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This program is also quite similar to the diploma offered by Raffles University. However, what makes this course unique is the fact that students receive an additional Global E-Commerce Talent (GET) certificate from the E-Commerce giant Alibaba. 

You will also receive first hand experience in the industry through their internship placement across a range of multinational organizations in the country. 

Course Details 

Program

Diploma in E-Commerce

Intake

January | May | September

Duration

2 years 4 months (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

From RM32,498

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Scholarships for SPM, IGCSE, A-Level and UEC Students in Malaysia 2021

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Cost is a major factor in the student’s decisions when choosing a university. We understand that the cost of education can have a long-term impact on one’s life, therefore it is important to sort out the budget when making the decision. Scholarships can be a good financial aid option for students to get financial support in their studies, and the best part is they don’t have to be repaid! There are different scholarships provided by different private universities and colleges in Malaysia. 

If you have thought of applying for a scholarship but have no idea where to begin or how to apply, this article will give you some ideas and also some recommendations! 

Things to consider before applying for a scholarship

1. Do your research

After you have gotten your results, it is time for you to decide on which university to attend, what course to take, and not to forget to look for scholarships to ease your parents’ financial burden. There are various types of scholarships provided by the public sectors, private companies, and universities with their own specific scholarships. It is important to do your research and find out which type of scholarship suits you the best. Because different institutions have different requirements and offer different courses. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

2. Be mindful of the closing date

Just like the semester start date and application closing date, scholarship application also has its own deadlines, and it varies depending on the course and the institution. It is important to always be aware of the deadlines for the scholarships you are applying for. Institutions with a high volume of applications are likely to overlook late applications. Therefore it is important to mark the date, so that you will not miss it.

3. What they are looking for

It is essential to know exactly what the scholarship provider is looking for when considering who they will select as the recipient. Some universities require interviews before choosing the right scholarship holder, therefore it is important for you to showcase yourself and articulate why you think you are the best candidate for the scholarship. 

 

Different institutions might require different qualifications. The common ones would be SPM or IGCSE. This article will also talk about the types of scholarships available for different qualifications.

As mentioned above there are different types of scholarships provided by different sectors. In this article, we are giving you a list of scholarships available mainly provided by private universities/colleges.

List of universities and the scholarships they provide

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s College Merit Scholarship

Applicable for Cambridge A-Level, South Australian Certificate Education International, Foundation programmes.

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

Minimum 45 points (A+ = 5 points, A = 4 points, A- = 3 points)

  • Full Scholarship
  • 70% Tuition Fee Waiver
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver

 (subject to online assessment) 

IGCSE

Minimum 40 points (A* = 5 points, A = 4 points, B = 3 points)

Taylor’s University Merit Scholarship

Applicable for Advance Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes.

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

Minimum 45 points (A+ = 5 points, A = 4 points, A- = 3 points)











70% Tuition Fee Waiver

50% Tuition Fee Waiver

(subject to interview performance) 

 

IGCSE

Minimum 40 points (A* = 5 points, A = 4 points, B = 3 points)

A-Levels

Minimum 15 points (A*/A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points)

STPM

Minimum GPA 3.75 in 3 subjects

UEC

10 points and below in 5 subjects, and must include 5Bs with min. B4 in English or IELTS Band 6.0

Foundation / Diploma / Matriculation

Minimum CGPA 3.80

ATAR for 

Ausmat / SACE

Minimum 90

Ontario / MUFY

90% and above

IB

Minimum 30

Taylor’s Excellence Award Scholarship

Excellence Award is applicable for all Malaysian students or international students that holds the academic results from any institution in Malaysia.

Cambridge A-Level (CAL) & American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

95% and above

12 points & below

RM15,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM5,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM4,000

South Australian Certificate Education International (SACEi) & Foundation : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

95% and above

12 points & below

RM12,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM7,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

RM5,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM4,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM2,000

Diploma : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

RM 10,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

RM 8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

RM 7,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

RM 6,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM 5,000

4(A+,A,A-)

4(A*,A)

RM 4,000

3(A+,A,A-)

3(A*,A)

RM 3,000

Advanced Diploma : Excellence Award

Diploma

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.30

RM 6,000

CGPA3.70

RM 12,000

Degree : Excellence Award

STPM

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.00

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.30

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

RM6,000 per year

CGPA3.22

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.50

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

RM10,000 per year

CGPA3.55

9 points

CGPA3.70

AAA/AAB

90 (%)

33

RM15,000 per year

ACCA : Excellence Award

STPM

CAT

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.55

90

9 points

CGPA3.60

AAA/AAB

85 (%)

33

35% (RM8,400)

CGPA3.22

80

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.40

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

25% (RM6,000)

CGPA3.00

70

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.20

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

15% (RM3,600)

Asia Pacific University (APU)

APU Malaysian Scholarships & Merit Awards 2021

APU provides Merit Scholarships for students with remarkable academic performance and excellent leadership qualities. This scholarship is only available for Malaysian students.

Qualifications

Requirements

Award

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 


*please note that Grade A, A+, A- are all considered as A’s for scholarships

10 A+

100% Full Tuition Fee Waiver (Interview Required)

 

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

40% Discount

 

7 A’s

30% Discount

 

6 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 5 A’s

10% Discount

IGCSE / O-Levels

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

35% Discount

 

7 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 6 A’s

10% Discount

UEC

12 points & below in 6 subjects

50% Discount

 

13 – 18 points in 6 subjects

35% Discount

 

19 – 24 points in 6 subjects

20% Discount

A-Levels

AAA

50% Discount

 

AAB

35% Discount

 

ABB / AAC

20% Discount

 

BBC

10% Discount

STPM

3.7 and above in 3 subjects

50% Discount

 

3.4 and above in 3 subjects

35% Discount

 

3.0 and above in 3 subjects

20% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

30% Discount

 

26 – 36 points

20% Discount

APU International Students Scholarships & Merit Awards

This scholarship is available to new international students from all countries. 

Qualifications

Minimum Score in 2020/2021 Final Results

Entry to:

APU Merit Awards

A-Levels

AAA

Degree Only

30% Discount

AAB

20% Discount

ABB/AAC

10% Discount

O-Levels / IGCSE

9 A’s

Foundation Only

30% Discount

8 A’s

20% Discount

6 – 7 A’s

10% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

Degree Only

30% Discount

31 – 36 points

20% Discount

26 – 30 points

10% Discount

Curtin University

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship for Domestic Students

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship is applicable for all Malaysian students who hold Curtin Malaysia’s Letter-of-Offer to pursue foundation or Undergraduate.

Qualification

Requirements

Value of Scholarship

SPM 

10As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

9As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As – 8As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

O-Level / IGCSE

8As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

6As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

STPM 

(not inclusive of Pengajian Am)

3As

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

A-Level

(not inclusive of General Paper)

4As and above

RM10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As – 3As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

UEC

7As and above

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

5As – 6As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited External Foundation 

CGPA 3.75

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.5

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited Diploma 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Malaysian Matriculation 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

IB 

38 points

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

35 points

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

AUSMAT / SACE / SAM

ATAR 90

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

ATAR 85

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

UCSI University

UCSI University Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who enrolled in any of the foundation programmes leading to a degree programme or any diploma or degree programmes at UCSI College. The scholarship is offered to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements, leadership attributed and participate actively in extracurricular activities and community involvements.

 

Up to Full Tuition Fee Waiver

Partial Tuition Fee Waiver

SPM

10 A+/A in the relevant subjects, including English Language

7 A+/A in the relevant subjects, including English Language

IGCSE O-Levels

8 A*/As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

6 A*/As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

STPM / Diploma / Foundation

CGPA 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

CGPA 3.50, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

A-Levels

AAA in the relevant subjects

ABB in the relevant subjects

UEC

8 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

5 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

SACE / AUSMAT

ATAR 90 

ATAR 85

IB

40

36

UCSI University Trust Pre-U Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake Malaysian students pursuing the Foundation programme at UCSI College. 

 

Foundation in Science

Foundation in Business

SPM

IGCSE O-Levels

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

13,000

12,920

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

6,500

6,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

5,500

5,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

4,500

4,500

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

3,500

3,500

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

2,500

2,500

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

1,500

1,500

UCSI University Trust SACE International Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake students pursuing the South Australian Certificate Education International programme conducted by UCSI College.

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

16,000

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

7,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

6,000

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

5,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

4,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

3,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

2,500

UCSI University Trust A-Level Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake students pursuing Cambridge GCE A-Levels programme conducted by UCSI College. 

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

25,020

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

15,000

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

12,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

8,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

7,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

6,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

5,000

SEGi University

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM/O-Levels

10 As and above

100%

 

9 As

75%

 

8 As

50%

STPM/A-Levels/

Local Matriculation/Foundation/Diploma

CGPA 4.00/ 4As

100%

 

CGPA 3.75/3As

75%

 

CGPA 3.50/2As

50%

UEC (Points of 5 Best Subjects)

7As or 5 points

100%

 

6As or 7 points

75%

 

5As or 10 points

50%

 

4As or 15 points

25%

Australian Matriculation (SACE, WACE, MUFY, SAM, AUSMAT) / International Baccalaureate (IB)

ATAR 95 – 100 / IB: 40 – 42

100%

 

ATAR 90 – 94 / IB: 36 – 39

75%

 

ATAR 85 – 89 / IB: 34 – 35

50%

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

The course fee in MCKL is relatively affordable compared to other colleges offering the same course and they also offer generous scholarship schemes.

100% Merit Scholarship (inclusive of interview)

Qualifications

Requirements

Entry to:

Award

  • SPM

  • IGCSE / O-Level

9A* / 10A (must include 9A+)

  • Cambridge A-Level (CAL)
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)
  • American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% 

A-Level

4As

  • American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

STPM

CGPA 4.00

AUSMAT

ATAR 98

UEC


(based on the top 5 subjects)

5 points

Other Merit Scholarships

Qualifications

Requirements

Amount (RM)

Entry to:

  • American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)
  • Cambridge A-Level (CAL)
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • SPM 
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A* / 9A & Above (must include 8A+)

12,000

 

9A & Above (must include 7A+ / A*)

9,500

 

8A & Above (must include 6A+ / A*)

7,000

 

8A & Above

4,500

 

6A & Above

3,000

 

5A & Above

1,000

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

7 points

12,000

 

9 points

9,500

 

11 points

7,000

 

13 points

4,500

 

15 points

3,000

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)

  • SPM 
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

12,000

 

7A & Above

9,500

 

6A- / A & Above

7,000

 

5A- / A & Above

4,500

 

3A- / A & Above

3,000

ACCA Foundation in Accountancy (ACCA FIA)

  • SPM
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

6,000

 

7A & Above

5,000

 

6A- / A & Above

4,000

 

5A- / A & Above

3,000

 

3A- / A & Above

2,000

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

A-Level

3As

12,000

2As 1B

7,000

1A 1B

3,000

STPM

CGPA 3.75

12,000

CGPA 3.50

7,000

CGPA 3.25

3,000

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

12,000

ATAR 85

7,000

ATAR 80

3,000

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

A-Level

3As

2,250

2As 1B

1,500

1A 1B

750

STPM

CGPA 3.75

2,250

CGPA 3.50

1,500

CGPA 3.25

750

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

2,250

ATAR 85

1,500

ATAR 80

750

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

8 points

2,250

12 points

1,500

15 points

750

There you go – a comprehensive list of scholarships provided by private universities/colleges in Malaysia. Hopefully, it will help you to gain more useful insights. If you feel too overwhelmed after reading the article, don’t worry we are here to help! We will help you to look for the right scholarships depending on your situation. Don’t be afraid to reach out to us, feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

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What To Do If You Have Poor SPM Results?

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The SPM results will be out soon in just a couple of weeks. 

If your result turns out to be unsatisfying (let’s hope not), it’s okay to let yourself drown in emotions for a while. But when it’s time to get back up, wipe your tears, hold your head up, and take a look at some of the options that you can consider if you have poor SPM results.

If you score 3/less credits in SPM.

#1 Diploma

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A diploma is one of a pre-university program that offers a direct pathway to getting a degree. Most diploma in Malaysia requires only a minimum of 3 credits, compared to other pre-university like foundation program that requires a minimum of 5 credits. Upon the completion of the diploma, you can directly enter the second year of your bachelor’s degree.

Track to a degree: Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

Recommended Universities for Diploma:

1. Taylor's University

Taylor's Lakeside Campus III

Study Area & the requirement

  • Communication
  • Business
  • Interior design
  • Culinary Art
  • Tourism Management
  • Information Technology

Intakes

March, August

Campus Location

Subang Jaya

2. INTI University

INTI-9

Study Area & the requirement

  • Interactive Multimedia with Animation Design
  • Mass Communication
  • Civil Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Quantity surveying
  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Tourism Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information technology

Intakes

Jan, Apr, May, August (depending on the campus location)

Campus Location

  • Nilai
  • Subang 
  • Sabah
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang

3. Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Study Area & the requirement

  • Design and Media
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • International Studies

Intakes

Apr, May, Sep, Nov (depending on the study area)

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur

#2 Vocational education and training (VET)

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There’s always hope for everyone! Even if you score only 0-2 credits and pass BM&Sejarah, vocational education training (VET) can be one of your options to pursue your degree. Vocational training is a program that prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for entering the world of work. Upon the completion of VET, you will receive a certificate that can be applied for a diploma degree.

Berjaya University offers a TVET (Technical and vocational education and training) on Berjaya TVET College. It offers various areas, such as Pastry Production, Web Development, Digital Marketing, and many more.

Track to a degree: VET -> Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

If you need more recommendations for a vocational training schools in Malaysia or overseas, get in touch with one of our education consultants at Excel Education.

#3 Get a certificate

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A certificate program acts as a bridge for students to a diploma degree at the same institute. It’s a 16-18 month program. Here are some of the certificate program in Malaysia:

  • APIIT

– Certificate in Administrative Skills
– Certificate in Information & Communication Technology

After you got your certificate, you are able to pursue your diploma in either APU/APIIT.

  • IACT

– Certificate in Communication Studies

After you got your certificate, you are able to pursue your diploma in IACT college.

Track to a degree: Certificate -> Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

If you failed the SPM

There are 2 types of failing SPM:

  • Fail in certain subjects asked by a university

Every university has its own requirements regarding its programs/courses. Certain study area requires more subjects than others. For instance, the course Pharmacy usually requires students to not only got credit in both BM and Sejarah, but also an additional credit in Science/Math. And if you did not meet even one of the requirements, they cannot accept your SPM scores.  

So one of the moves that we can recommend is to choose another university/course that suits the scores that you got. There are surely plenty of universities/courses out there that have different requirements.

  • Fail BM/Sejarah

Sadly, there is no direct alternative for those who fail either Bahasa Melayu (BM) or Sejarah. Since 2014, you must pass Sejarah and get a minimum of credit in BM. Here we provide some alternatives if you fail BM/Sejarah: 

1. Retake the subjects

With a one year gap, you can allow yourself to prepare more and study harder to be able to ace the test next year. It also allows you to learn from your previous mistakes. The gap year also helps you to give yourself a break before directly dive into the university world.

2. Work

If you don’t feel like pursuing higher education, working can be one of the alternatives. There are plenty of jobs that can suit your skills. If you’re more of a creative person, you can work as a graphic designer freelancer or video editor.

On the other hand, if you’re more of a business-mind person, you can work as a salesperson, customer service, or maybe create your own business! 

3. Contact us

If you still feel confused or unsure, you can always contact us and consult with our best consultant! We provide 100% FREE consultation for you

Contact us to find out more!

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia (2020)

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Malaysia, a country that succeeded to become one of the famous study destinations for international students. In 2019, Kuala Lumpur ranks 29 for the world’s best student city. The rapidly evolving reputation of Malaysia’s higher education has quickly established itself as one of Southeast Asia’s leading study destinations. 

Read also: Why International Students Prefer to Study in Malaysia

With hundreds of private universities and colleges in the country, it is quite a challenge to find the best place for you to study and learn. There are surely several things to look up to when you’re searching for the university that suits you, such as the quality, the courses, the location, the fees, and many more. Here, we provide the full updated list of 10 best private universities in Malaysia that you should take a look at and consider!

Top 10 private universities in Malaysia

1. Monash University

Monash University is a private university named after Sir John Monash, an outstanding Australian military commander of the first world war. It is among Australia’s top-ranked institutions and part of Group of Eight, a coalition of world-leading universities. In 2020, it ranks 58 in the world for the world’s best university. Monash has a total of 5 branches, 4 in Australia and 1 in Malaysia. The Malaysian campus was opened in 1998 and is located in the center of Sunway City. It was Malaysia’s very first overseas university.

Monash Malaysia now has more than 8,000 students from 78 nations, ensuring that international students have plenty of chances to explore the new multicultural campus.

Why choose Monash?

  • Upon your completion of the program, you will receive a prestigious Australian degree and is recognized worldwide.
  • While studying in Malaysia, you will have the opportunity to study in Australia for either an exchange or transfer. 
  • The tuition fee is significantly less than the majority of universities across Australia, the UK, and the USA.

General Informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, July, October

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Pharmacy* (ranks 3 in the world)

– Business* (ranks 33 in the world)

–  Arts and social science

– Engineering

– Information Technology

– Medicine and Health Science

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2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

The University of Nottingham is the first-ever British based education university that was established in Malaysia in 2000. In 2020, the University of Nottingham ranks 16 in the UK and 98 in the world according to QS World Ranking. It is part of Russell Group, an association of twenty-four leading public research universities in the United Kingdom. Outside the UK, the university has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China

The campus provides an atmosphere of distinctly international and cultural diversity which includes more than 5,000 students from 85 nations.

Why choose Nottingham?

  • It’s a perfect option for those who wish to obtain a UK degree without having to travel to the UK with a much cheaper fee
  • Their programs are highly ranked and accredited so it is easier to get employer recognition afterward
  • It’s a multicultural university where you can meet different people from different parts of the world

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, April, June, September, November (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Science* (Pharmacy ranks 8 in the world)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Engineering*

3. Heriot-Watt University

Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a public research university that was first named as the School of Arts of Edinburgh. The university was named after 2 great Scottish philanthropist and inventor, George Herriot and James Watt. Heriot-Watt ranks in the top 350 for the world’s best university in 2020. The university has a total of 5 branches across the globe, Edinburgh (main campus), Scottish Borders, Dubai, Malaysia, and Orkney.

The Malaysian campus has been open since September 2014 and is located in Putrajaya. Until now, the Malaysian campus is home to more than 1,500 students.

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

  • It provides high-quality British education that’s easy to reach to students in and beyond the South East Asian Area. 
  • The institution is actively dedicated to developing new talent development and science leadership services for both its academic staff and graduate students.
  • Students are given the opportunity to transfer their study to their other campuses in the UK and Dubai through the intercampus exchange program 

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Science* 

– Engineering*

4. Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is Swinburne University of Technology’s overseas branch campus, originated from Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak Campus began in 2000 in Kuching, the capital city of the Sarawak province in Malaysia.

Swinburne Sarawak has been growing rapidly ever since it was first set up. There are over 4,000 students studying in Swinburne from 60 different countries.

Why choose Swinburne?

  • The teaching staff and academics who assist in the student preparation and counseling all follow the international standards of Swinburne’s main campus in Australia.
  • Students enrolled in this program will be given the same degree from the University of Technology in Swinburne as students studying on campus in Australia.
  • Swinburne is known for producing graduates who are ready for employment. They offer a range of programs that extend beyond what students learn in the classroom

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Design* (ranks 42 in the world)

– Business

– Science 

– Engineering

– Computing*

5. Taylor's University

Established in 1969, Taylor’s University has continuously provided its students with excellent services in terms of various study options, relevant curriculum, and methods of teaching. In 2020, they are part of the best 90 universities under 50 years old according to QS World Ranking. It’s overall excellence also put them in the position of top 520 universities in the world.

The multicultural environment can surely be felt here since there are more than 5,000 students from countries all over the globe studying in Taylor’s University.

Why choose Taylor’s?

  • Taylor’s University was the first one in Asia to introduce Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which benefited people from every part of the world.
  • Taylor’s Univesity offers various scholarships every year for both local and international students.
  • Taylor’s University’s teaching style incorporates an improved curriculum, expanded industry collaboration, and experiential learning programs

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– A-Level

– SACE 

– American degree transfer program

– Diploma 

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Hospitality, Tourism & Events* (ranks 14 in the world) 

– Business*

– Architecture, building & design

– Media and communication

– Science

– Medicine

– Engineering

– Computing

– Law

– Education

6. Sunway University

Sunway University is a leading private university based on Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Established in 2004 and originally as Sunway College, Sunway University has always proved it’s high-quality education with its outstanding achievements. In 2020, It is ranked among the top 2% of universities in Asia and among the top 150 young universities worldwide in the QS Top 50 Under 50

Until this date, the University has produced more than 26,000 students from more than 90 countries. 

Why choose Sunway?

  • After completion of their course, students will earn double certifications; one from Sunway University and one from Lancaster University.
  • The Student Professional Development System can nurture and grow graduates to be trained for future employment and internships.
  • Sunway university offers various paths to enter the university such as AUSMAT and Foundation so students can choose the one they preferred the most.

General informations:

Programs

– Diploma

– Canadian International Matriculation Programme

– American degree transfer program

– AUSMAT

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, March, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts*

– Business*

– Healthcare and Medical Science

– Hospitality

– Mathematical Science

– Science

– Education

– Computing 

7. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Asia Pacific University, also known as APU is one of Malaysia’s leading and technological universities based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APU earned international recognition from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) with the recognition of a 5-star throughout four sections of the QS Stars Rating, Employability, Facilities, and Inclusiveness. The university has opened several overseas branches in Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan.

With more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying at its Malaysian campus, APU provides a genuinely cosmopolitan learning environment

Why choose APU?

  • APU has an amazing track record for graduate employabilities with over 95% employed by graduation
  • It is one of the only 7 universities in Asia to receive full accreditation by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UK
  • Amongst Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia – Rated 5-Stars under SETARA 2011, 2013 and 2017

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, April, September, May (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Computing*

– Engineering*

– Business

– Design

– Accounting, Banking, Finance

8. INTI International University

Founded in 1986, Inti International University provides high-quality and excellence for over 3 decades. INTI International University & Colleges have six campuses across Malaysia, INTI International University, College Subang, College Kuala Lumpur, College Penang, College Sabah, and College Nilai.

In their search for better higher education and enhanced career prospects, more than 55,000 students have become part of the Inti University family.

Why choose Inti?

  • INTI provides cost-effective routes for you to obtain quality education by twinning degrees, overseas transfer, and international degrees.
  • High employability percentage with 99% of students get jobs within 6 months of graduation
  • INTI offers over 100 programs which all are approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and its qualification Agency (MQA)

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, April, May, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts & Design

– Biotechnology & Life science

– Business

– Computing & IT*

– Engineering

– Health science

– Hospitality & culinary arts

– Law

– Mass communication*

– Social science

9. SEGi University

SEGi University & Colleges, who first located in Kota Damansara, Malaysia has accepted thousands of students from all backgrounds since its establishment more than 4 decades ago, and today they have over 25,000 young learners in five major campuses located in the Klang Valley, Penang, and Sarawak. 

Why choose SEGi?

  • SEGi has experienced significant growth in providing quality education to willing minds and talents since 1977 
  • The world-class faculty members are passionate about teaching and inspiring students to their full potential and excel in the area they want.
  • With 5 different campuses location, SEGi aims to reach out to students from different parts of Malaysia.

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, March, April, May, June, August, September, October (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Biomedical science

– Medicine

– Pharmacy

– Engineering

– Architecture

– Business

– Hospitality & Tourism

– Information Technology 

– Education

– Communication & Creative design

10. HELP University

HELP University was founded in Malaysia in 1986, has a well-established international reputation among Malaysian universities. HELP stands for Higher Education Learning Philosophy. The university was recognized by Forbes Asia as one of the top 200 Top Performing companies in the Asia Pacific with capitalization below USD 1 billion.

Why choose HELP?

  • HELP University partnered with over 100 universities across the globe and allowing students to continue and experience studying overseas.
  • The HELP Career Placement Program helps you on your challenging job-seeking path by seminars and collaborations with leading companies
  • It is a mix cultured environment, allowing students to feel a sense of international exposure

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, April, May, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Engineering

– English and Language studies

– Hospitality and Tourism

– IT & Computer Science

– Communication

– Law

If you need more information regarding universities mentioned above or other university, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Read also: Scholarships for SPM, UEC, and IGCSE Students in Malaysia 2020
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Top 5 Universities to Study Tourism/Hospitality Management in Malaysia 2020

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Hospitality and tourism is the art of delivering good customer experience to consumers where hospitality management is focused on the aspects of hospitality operation such as hotels, cruise ships, restaurant, and etc, and tourism management focus on tourism development, management of the travel industry, tourism marketing, and tourism services. Although both tourism and hospitality share different aspects in some ways, but the concepts and study is similar.

In hospitality courses, you should be able to learn how to develop good customer service in  food services, hotel rooms management, and etc. You will also able to work with travel related companies to assist customers and plan trips. Moreover, studying hospitality also allow you to involve in event companies, planning and carrying out the event.

Is Tourism/Hospitality right course for you?

Communication Skills

You will be dealing with a great deal of people in the tourism industry, therefore, you need to have fluent and concise language skills to communicate well with others. Knowing the appropriate words to convey your message is crucial and beneficial in interacting with various types of people such as coworkers, customers, and etc.

Patience

Handling the immense amount of workload isn’t enough, you need to interact face-to-face with customers and ensure to keep up their demand and satisfaction. Thus, patience is essential to have in dealing with people, especially in negative situations.

Ability to Withstand Stress

In order to ensure everything runs smoothly, you will have to work restlessly in stressful areas. Problems will consistently emerge throughout the day and you need to solve it quickly. Keeping in check with everything to ensure the entire operation run properly.

Subjects of Tourism/Hospitality Management

  • Room Division Management
  • Principles of Restaurant Operation
  • Restaurant Service & Productions
  • Accommodation Management
  • Beverage Management
  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Managing Hospitality Business & Service Experience
  • Hospitality Management & Leadership

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Tourism/Hospitality Management courses, you will generally need:
Programmes Requirements
Diploma (2-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 3Cs, and Pass Bahasa Malaysia and History
Bachelor’s Degree (3-Years)
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 50; or
  • Foundation in Arts: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Tourism/Hospitality Management

  • Business Development Manager
  • Convention / Events Planner
  • Cost Control Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Director of Food & Beverage

1. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Hotel Management
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 2-years (Full-time) (2019): RM47,508

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM99,900

2. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
General Intake: September & November
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM81,800

3. HELP University

Campus: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM73,400

4. Sunway University

Campus: Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya

BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
General Intake: January, March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM55,560

5. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Hotel Management
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM35,650

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM48,150

Contact us to find out more
International Student enquiries:
Phone: +6016-214-3443
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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Scholarships for A-Level Students (2019)

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What is A-Level Anyway?

Did you just get your A-levels result and thought: “what now?”

Not to worry! We have gathered a list of scholarships available for A-levels students in Malaysia. Also, we highly recommend reading our overall list of scholarships offered to Malaysian students in 2019 too.

 

A-Levels is also known as GCE Advanced Levels in its full name. It is a pre-university program based on UK’s education system. Upon successful completion, you can use A-Level results to apply for degree programs. If you are interested in learning more about A-Level and how to apply for them, leave us a message.

 

List of Scholarships (2019)

University

Category

Academic Requirement

Award

Asia Pacific University (APU)

APU Merit Scholarships – All Programs

AAA

50% Scholarship

AAB

35% Scholarship

ABB

20% Scholarship

BBB

10% Scholarship

UCSI University

UCSI University Trust Scholarship – All Programs

AAA in the relevant subjects

Full Tuition Fee Waiver

ABB in the relevant subjects

Partial Tuition Fee Waiver

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University Merit Scholarship – All Programs

ABB & above in 3 subjects

Full Scholarship

Taylor’s University World Class Scholarship – All Programs

ABB & above in 3 subjects

Full Scholarship + Internship/ Trainee Program

Taylor’s University Talent Scholarship – All Programs

BBC & above in 3 subjects

Full Scholarship

Taylor’s Excellence Award – All Programs

AAA/AAB

RM 15,000 per year

ABB/AAC

RM 11,000 per year

BBB/ABC

RM 6,000 per year

Curtin University

Curtin University Merit Scholarship – All Programs

4 As and more

RM10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2 – 3 As

RM5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

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Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Business (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Management (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Business Psychology (Hons) Year 1

AAA

Up to RM 15,750 partial scholarship

AAB

Up to RM 11,250 partial scholarship

AB

Up to RM 6,750 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) Year 1

AAA

Up to RM 14,700 partial scholarship

AAB

Up to RM 10,500 partial scholarship

AAC

Up to RM 6,300 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Year 1

AAB and above

Up to RM 14,000 partial scholarship

AA

Up to RM 10,500 partial scholarship

AB

Up to RM 7,000 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) Year 1

AAAA

Up to RM 8,100 partial scholarship

AAA

Up to RM 6,480 partial scholarship

AA

Up to RM 4,050 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Education in TESL (Hons) Year 1

AAAA

Up to RM 9,360 partial scholarship

AAA

Up to RM 7,020 partial scholarship

AA

Up to RM 4,680 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – UK Degree Transfer Program (Law) Year 1

AAA

Up to RM 12,500 partial scholarship

AAB

Up to RM 7,500 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Law (Hons) Year 1

AAA

Up RM 7,500 partial scholarship

AAB

Up to RM3,500 partial scholarship

Distinction Award Scholarship – BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance / BSc (Hons) Economics and Management / BSc (Hons) Economics / BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

AAAA

Up to RM 9,000 partial scholarship

AAA

Up to RM 7,000 partial scholarship

AA

Up toRM 5,000 partial scholarship

INTI University

INTI Merit Scholarship – All Programs

15 points

up to 100% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1

13 points

up to 50% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1

12 points

*(A+ = 6 points; A = 5 points; B = 4 points; C = 3 points; D = 2 points; E = 1 point)

up to 30% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1

INTI Leadership Excellence Scholarship – All Programs

ABB

Up to full tuition fee waiver for the entire program

Monash University

Monash High Achiever Award – All Programs

3As

RM5,000/semester

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation – Monash Equity Scholarships – All Programs

*except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Minimum Requirement

1. 100% tuition fee and associated fees waiver, plus a stipend of

a RM700/month and single accommodation at Sunway Monash Residence, or

b RM1,300/month if no accommodation is required at Sunway Monash Residence. OR

2. 50% tuition fee waiver only

Monash Pharmacy Equity Scholarship – Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Minimum Requirement

100% tuition fee and associated fees waiver, plus a stipend of:

a. RM 700/month and single accommodation   at Sunway Monash Residence, or

b. RM 1300/month if no accommodation is required at Sunway Monash Residence.

OR

50% tuition fee waiver only.

Monash Pharmacy Excellence Award – Bachelor of Pharmacy

Minimum Requirement

Either a 50% or a 25% tuition fee waiver for the duration of the course (4 years).

Sunway University

Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship – All Programs

AAA

RM 10,000/year

AAB

RM 5,000/year

The Chancellors Scholarship of Sunway University & Lancaster University – in the areas of Business, Computer Technology, Psychology and Communication

AAA

Full tuition fee deduction & A 2-weeks’ study visit to Lancaster University, UK

Sunway Excellence Scholarship – BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies/ BSc (Hons) in Conventions & Events Management/ BSc (Hons) in Culinary Management/ BSc (Hons) in Industrial Statistics/ BSc (Hons) Financial Analysis/ BSc (Hons) Financial Economics/ BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management

AAA

Full scholarship in a form of tuition fee deduction

University of Nottingham

High Achievers Scholarship – All Programs

AAA

25% reduction of the tuition fee

And that’s it! Don’t hesitate to contact us for any alternate financing options if the scholarships listed above aren’t applicable.

Best of luck on your results 🙂

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Scholarships for SPM, IGCSE, UEC and A-Levels Students in Malaysia 2019

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There are many scholarships and bursaries to help you get financial support in your studies. They are provided by various private universities and educational institutions.

Scholarship for Malaysian Students

All scholarships listed in this article are available to Malaysia students only. There are some universities offering a scholarship to international students as well (consult with us). However, The scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation themselves, therefore, it is not guaranteed. Applications are advised to consult with us before submitting your application to them.

How To Apply

The application procedure is…

  1. Submit your application here
  2. Wait for our reply
  3. Furnish the required documents
  4. Received an offer

List of Scholarships

Here is the list of scholarships available for Malaysia students:

Asia Pacific University (APU)

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit ScholarshipSPM 10A+ and above100% Scholarship
SPM 9A’s50% Scholarship
SPM 8 A’s40% Scholarship
SPM 7 A’s30% Scholarship
SPM 6 A’s20% Scholarship
SPM 4 -5 A’s10% Scholarship
UEC Merit Scholarship12 points & below in 6 subjects50% Scholarship
13 – 18 points in 6 subjects35% Scholarship
19 – 24 points in 6 subjects20% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship9 A’s50% Scholarship
8 A’s35% Scholarship
7 A’s20% Scholarship
4 – 6 A’s10% Scholarship
A-Levels Merit ScholarshipAAA50% Scholarship
AAB35% Scholarship
ABB20% Scholarship
BBB10% Scholarship
International Baccalaureate (IB) Merit Scholarship37 points30% Scholarship
26 – 36 points20% Scholarship
Sportsman ScholarshipNational Player40% Scholarship
State Player25% Scholarship
East Malaysia Community ScholarshipSPM, STPM & UEC qualifications from Schools in Sabah and Sarawak15% Scholarship

Note:

  • APU Merit scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and are renewable upon meeting the minimum CGPA at the end of each academic year.

UCSI University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Trust Pre-U Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
by UCSI University
9+ or 10A+/A and above (min 8A+)RM 18,000**
10 (A+, A, A-)RM 10,000
9 (A+, A, A-)RM 9,000
8 (A+, A, A-)RM 8,000
7 (A+, A, A-)RM 5,000
6 (A+, A, A-)RM 4,000
5 (A+, A, A-)RM 3,000
SPM Trust A-Level Scholarship
(A-Levels programme)
by UCSI College
9+ or 10A+/A and above (min 8A+)RM 25,020
9+/A and above (min 6A+)RM 15,000
10 (A+, A, A-)RM 12,500
9 (A+, A, A-)RM 9,000
8 (A+, A, A-)RM 8,000
7 (A+, A, A-)RM 7,000
6 (A+, A, A-)RM 6,000
5 (A+, A, A-)RM 5,000
IGCSE Trust Pre-U Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
8A*/A and above (min 6A*)RM 18,000**
7A*/A and above (min 4A*) 
8A* /ARM 10,000
7A* /ARM 9,000
6A* /ARM 8,000
5A* /ARM 5,000
4A* /ARM 4,000
3A* /ARM 3,000
IGCSE Trust A-Level Scholarship
(A-Level programme)
8A*/A and above (min 6A*)RM 25,020
7A*/A and above (min 4A*)RM 15,000
8A* /ARM 12,500
7A* /ARM 9,000
6A* /ARM 8,000
5A* /ARM 7,000
4A* /ARM 6,000
3A* /ARM 5,000
Sportsman ScholarshipNational PlayerFull Tuition Fee Waiver
State PlayerPartial Tuition Fee Waiver
STPM University Trust ScholarshipCGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into considerationFull Tuition Fee Waiver
A-Levels University Trust ScholarshipAAA in the relevant subjectsFull Tuition Fee Waiver
UEC University Trust Scholarship8 As and above including English LanguageFull Tuition Fee Waiver
SAM/ CPU University Trust ScholarshipAggregate ≥ 90%Full Tuition Fee Waiver
International Baccalaureate (IB) University Trust Scholarship≥ 40 pointsFull Tuition Fee Waiver

Note:

  • Only As for relevant subjects will be considered, for Bahasa Cina / Tamil subject is not counted. 
  • CGPA is required to maintain every semester to continue enjoying the scholarship. 
  • There is an interview needed for UCSI Trust Scholarship

Taylors University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
Minimum 35 points (A+ = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; A- = 3 pts)Full Scholarship
SPM Talent Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
Minimum 20 points (A+ = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; A- = 3 pts, B+ = 2 pts) (Achievements and positions held in clubs)Full Scholarship
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(Diploma)
7 As and aboveRM 7,000
6AsRM 6,000
5AsRM 5,000
4AsRM 4,000
3AsRM 3,000
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(American Degree Transfer Programme)
8A+ / 9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
IGCSE Merit Scholarship
(For admission to Foundation Programme)
Minimum 30 points (A* = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; B = 3 pts)Full Scholarship
IGCSE Talent Scholarship
(For admission to Foundation Programme)
Minimum 15 points (A* = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; B = 3 pts, C = 2 pts) (Achievements and positions held in clubs)Full Scholarship
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to Diploma)
7 As and aboveRM 7,000
6AsRM 6,000
5AsRM 5,000
4AsRM 4,000
3AsRM 3,000
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to American Degree Transfer Programme)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
UEC Excellence Scholarship
(American Degree Transfer Programme)
12 pts & belowRM 15,000
13 – 15 ptsRM 6,000
University Excellence Award – (All Degrees)Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.6 | A-Levels AAA/AAB | 85% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY) | International Baccalaureate (IB) 33| STPM CGPA 3.55 | UEC 9 ptsRM 15,000 / year
Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.4
A-Levels ABB/AAC
80% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY) International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 | STPM CGPA 3.22 | UEC 10 – 12 pts
RM 11,000 / year
Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.2
A-Levels BBB/ABC
70% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 25| STPM CGPA 3.00 | UEC 13 – 20 pts
RM 6,000 / year
Ontario (OSSC) Excellence Scholarship (A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)95% and aboveRM 15,000
90%RM 8,000
88%RM 6,000
86%RM 5,000
84%RM 4,000
Sports ScholarshipNational player in SportFull Scholarship

Curtin University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship10 As or moreRM10,000
9 AsRM6,000
7-8 AsRM3,000
IGCSE Merit Scholarship8 As or moreRM10,000
7 AsRM6,000
6 AsRM3,000
STPM Merit Scholarship3 AsRM10,000
2 AsRM5,000
A Level Merit Scholarship4 As and moreRM10,000
2 – 3 AsRM5,000
UEC Merit Scholarship7 As and moreRM10,000
5 – 6 AsRM5,000
International Baccalaureate (IB) Merit Scholarship38 points30% Scholarship
35 points25% Scholarship
AUSMAT / SAM / SACE Merit ScholarshipATAR 9030% Scholarship
ATAR 8525% Scholarship

Note:

  • The scholarships above are applicable for the first year of study, a new form of scholarship might available to students who achieve the minimum CWA 80% and above.

Help University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Distinction Award Scholarship (Diploma in Business)8 As or moreRM 8,000
6 – 7 AsRM 6,000
4 – 5 AsRM 4,000
3 AsRM 2,000
SPM Distinction Award Scholarship (Foundation program)9 A+ and 9 AsRM 13,000
8 As and 9 A-RM 10,000
7 AsRM 8,000
5 – 6 AsRM 6,000
SPM / IGCSE Distinction Award Scholarship (A-Levels program)9A/A+ to 10A/A+RM 13,000
7A/A+ to 8A/A+RM 8,000
6A/A+RM 5,000
UEC Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)6 As or moreRM 16,800
5 AsRM 12,600
4 AsRM 8,400
A-Levels Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)AAARM 15,750
AABRM 11,250
ABRM 6,750
STPM Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)CGPA 3.75 and aboveRM 15,750
CGPA 3.50 – 3.74RM 11,250
CGPA 3.25 – 3.49RM 6,750
SAM / ATAR / CPU Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)95% aboveRM 15,750
90 – 94.99% aboveRM 11,250
85 – 89.99% aboveRM 6,750
UEC Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)9 As or moreRM 12,250
8 AsRM 8,750
7 AsRM 5,250
A-Levels Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)AAARM 12,250
AABRM 8,750
ABRM 5,250
STPM Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)AAAARM 12,250
AAABRM 8,750
AABBRM 5,250
SAM / ATAR / CPU Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)98% aboveRM 12,250
96 – 97.99% aboveRM 8,750
94 – 95.99% aboveRM 5,250
HELP Foundation Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)CGPA 3.80 aboveRM 12,250
CGPA 3.60 – 3.79 aboveRM 8,750
CGPA 3.40 – 3.59 aboveRM 5,250
HELP Alumni Bursaryfamily members who are once alumni of HELP15% off the tuition fees for the entire programme

INTI University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship (AUP / A-Level / SACE)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As60% Scholarship
9 As50% Scholarship
8 As40% Scholarship
7 As30% Scholarship
6 As25% Scholarship
5 As20% Scholarship
SPM Merit Scholarship (Diploma 1st year)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As80% Scholarship
9 As75% Scholarship
7 – 8 As50% Scholarship
5 – 6 As30% Scholarship
3 – 4 As20% Scholarship
SPM Merit Scholarship (Foundation programme)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As85% Scholarship
9 As80% Scholarship
7 – 8 As55% Scholarship
5 – 6 As35% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (AUP / A-Level / SACE)8 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (Diploma 1st year)8 – 10 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (Foundation programme)8 – 10 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
UEC Merit Scholarship (All Degrees programme)10 Points50% Scholarship
20 Points35% Scholarship
24 Points30% Scholarship
STPM Merit Scholarship (All Degrees programme)CGPA 3.545% Scholarship
CGPA 3.025% Scholarship
INTI Sport Excellence ScholarshipNational player100% Scholarship
State player50% Scholarship
INTI Leadership Excellence ScholarshipPossesses special talent such as singing, dancing, acting, playing music instruments, drawing etc.Up to 100% Scholarship
INTI Chairman AwardBumiputera Malaysia citizens20% Scholarship
INTI Family Loyalty Awardfamily members who are once alumni of INTIRM 1,000 deduction

Alternative financing options

Students may also consider study and education loans such as Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional Malaysia (PTPTN) and Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal to fund for their higher education. For more information on the eligibility and application process, please visit the following websites:

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Phone: +6018-241-4802
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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Michelle is a freelance content writer graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Communication (Commercial writing). Michelle loves to travel and enjoys walking on the beach. Michelle also feeds on psychology quote and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.

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