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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

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Malaysia is undoubtedly a popular destination for students with universities ranking among the top universities in the world every year. 

QS  recently released the QS World University Rankings 2022, ranking the top universities in the world.  Compared to the previous year, there have been notable changes in the rankings of the universities in Malaysia on the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

Down below, find out which universities made it to the top of the list of the best private universities in Malaysia! 

What is the QS Ranking System?

Before we get started with the list, let’s look at what a QS Ranking System is. 

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings is a list of the leading universities globally. It is, in fact, the most widely recognized university ranking list in the world. 

Now you might wonder how the universities are evaluated to give them rankings. The QS Rankings System evaluates universities based on academic reputation, research quality, teaching quality, the university’s international outlook, and graduate employment readiness

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

1. Monash University, Malaysia

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Monash University makes the top of the list, taking the 58th position among the top universities in the world.  This was a three step down from 55th position in the QS World University Rankings 2021. 

Monash University is one of Australia’s top private universities with one of its branch campuses located in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia’s largest university, and is the first international university in Malaysia operating in collaboration with the Sunway Group. 

Monash University Malaysia offers a culturally diverse environment with over 8,700 students from 78 countries globally. In addition to this, the university is widely known for its highly qualified academic staff and rigorous standards. The university also has top-notch online resources with 1,877 online databases, 139,286 e-journals, and 1.5 million ebooks. Monash University provides its students with a range of career opportunities with various employment and career development services.

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy 
  • Engineering 
  • Medicine 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

2. University of Southampton, Malaysia

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University of Southampton takes the 77th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

University of Southampton Malaysia is the top UK University in Malaysia located in the state of Johor.  The university is a research intensive educational institution and a founding member of The Russell Group which has a 98% graduate employability rate. In addition to this, University of Southampton also assists its students in building start-up companies through their business incubators, Science and has strong relationships with industry giants such as Microsoft, IMG and Phillips. 

University of Southampton currently offers its students 100% scholarships and education grants. 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

3. Nottingham University, Malaysia

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University of Nottingham takes the 103rd Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. It is a top UK university with one of its branch campuses located in Semenyih, Malaysia. 

While studying in the branch campus of the university in Malaysia costs way less than studying in the UK, it also provides its students with a range of other perks. The university has a stunning 125 acre campus with 5,500 students from over 85 countries studying in it. It also has an undergraduate employability rate of 90% with secured employment or further studies within six months of graduation. Since the university has multiple campuses across the world, it also offers its students the opportunity to study inter-campus to provide a global experience for the students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering  

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

4. University of Reading, Malaysia

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University of Reading ranks at the 202nd Place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

University of Reading is among the top 30 UK universities ranking at the 27th place among 84 universities in the UK. The university has one of its international branch campuses located in Johor, Malaysia. It is widely recognized for its excellence in teaching and research. In fact, University of Reading has 150 years of experience in world-class education with origins rooting from University of Oxford. 

The university campus in Malaysia offers the same courses offered in the UK campus with the same quality and standard, with all of the programs accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management 
  • Law
  • Psychology

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

5. University of Wollongong , KDU

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UOW (University of Wollongong) is a top  Australian university ranking at the 193rd position in the QS Rankings 2022 list. It has some of its international branch campuses, UOW Malaysia KDU, located in Shah Alam and Penang, Malaysia. UOW was the first ever private university in Malaysia to have its purpose built campus, making it a pioneer in Malaysian private education. 

UOW has internationally recognized industry focused teaching programs at modern campuses in Malaysia. It has various programs ranging from foundation level to postgraduate level programs that you can choose from. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Media & Communication 
  • Business  
  • Hospitality Management 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

6. Curtin University, Malaysia

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Curtin University takes the 194th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Curtin University is a top private university in Australia with one of its branch campuses located in Sarawak, Malaysia. In addition to its campus in Malaysia, the university also has campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius and of course, Australia, all offering globally recognized programs with the same course structure and quality. 

Curtin University Malaysia currently represents students from 48 different nationalities, providing you the opportunity to experience a culturally diverse and inclusive studying environment. Upon graduation from Curtin University you remain as an alumni of the Curtin Family that stretches across the globe. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

7. Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

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Heriot-Watt University is a leading British university ranking in the 270th place in QS Rankings 2022 list. It is a research intensive university with its heritage stretching back to 1821. 

Heriot-Watt has 5 campuses across the world, with one of the campuses located in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By joining Heriot Watt University you become a part of the family of 27,000 students, and a global university with over 100 learning partners worldwide. Over 90% of the students at this university graduate to get full employment within six months after graduation from their programme. 

Heriot Watt offers scholarships ranging from 35% to even 100% scholarships for its students.  

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Actuarial Science

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

8. Swinburne University, Malaysia

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Swinburne University ranks at the 321st place in the QS Rankings 2021 list. It is a premier Australian University with one of its branch campuses, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, located in Kuching, Malaysia. 

The university’s Malaysia campus offers low fees for its students as a result of its collaboration with the Sarawak State Government and emphasis on long-term financial viability rather than large profits. Moreover, students at the Malaysia campus get the same high-quality education through undifferentiated courses as they would in the campus in Australia. Nevertheless, students also have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Melbourne campus through International Student Exchange Programs or even complete their degree in Australia by transferring to the campus in Melbourne. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Art and Design 
  • Media and Communication

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

9. Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University ranks at the 332nd place in the QS Rankings 2022 list, climbing 47 ranks higher than the previous year. It is in fact, the top private university of Malaysia and Southeast Asia as a whole. It is also one of the world’s top flight universities. Taylor’s University is also one of the few universities with 5 star Online Learning, providing world-class education to its students. 

Taylor’s University offers its students a wide array of courses with its various links to multiple industry partners. Moreover Taylor’s University has a beautiful campus offering multiple facilities for its culturally diverse family of students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Business & Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Architecture & Design 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

10. UCSI University

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UCSI University is a top private university in Malaysia ranking at the 347th place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. UCSI has 12,000 students from 110 different countries ensuring a culturally diverse and inclusive environment for its students. With experienced lecturers who have played advisory roles in public bodies and communities, UCSI provides an exhilarating learning environment for its students. 

UCSI has its campuses across several locations in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Springhill (Port Dickson),  Kuching and Terengganu. These campuses offer a wide range of programs, from Medicine, Nursing, Architecture, to even Music and Multimedia. UCSI also has partnerships with over 2,300 leading companies across the world, providing its students and staff with multiple opportunities. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Performing Arts
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management 
  • Engineering – Petroleum 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

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Study Pharmacy Degree in Australia l Recognized by Pharmacy Board Malaysia

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Whenever we are down with a cold or a viral fever, the quickest way to recover is to go to the pharmacy and get medication without going to the clinic or the doctor. But there are so many over-the-counter medicines to choose from and it could get quite confusing without the advice of a pharmacist to suggest the most appropriate and effective medication to take.

If you are someone who has always been curious about how different medications interact with your body, a degree in Pharmacy will be the perfect healthcare course for you!

Down below, we have put together a guide to help you decide whether this is the right course for you and the top universities offering pharmacy degrees in Australia. 

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is a practice of preparing, preserving and dispensing medication. Pharmacists are drug therapy specialists and the primary health care providers who optimize medication use to help patients achieve positive health outcomes. Therefore, pharmacy is the art and science of combining biology and chemistry to ensure the safe and effective intake of medication. 

Hence, unlike popular belief, pharmacists do not just count the number of pills and give them out, a qualified pharmacist is also behind the manufacturing and composition of the pills. 

Why Should You Study Pharmacy?

Down below, we have listed down some reasons why pharmacy could be the course for you. 

  • You want the well-fare of people

For the longest time, pharmacists have played a crucial role in helping patients to choose the right medication for their illness  from the thousands of medications available. Especially with the pandemic and other diseases the world is facing today, people are in dire need of qualified pharmacists who will help them treat their illnesses, while avoiding side effects of medications and any allergies they might have. 

  • You want to be part of important changes in the vast medical industry

Whenever there is a new development in the medical industry, especially in terms of medications, pharmacists are the first ones to know about it. 

  • You are interested chemistry and the human anatomy 

Pharmacy can be a fascinating career for those of you interested and curious about  how the chemistry of medical drugs interacts with the body, since that is what a pharmacy degree is all about. 

  • Job stability

Since the skills in pharmacy are specialized and there is demand for expertise in pharmacy globally, you have one less thing to worry about, job security.

What Will You Study in a Pharmacy Degree?

A pharmacy degree will cover subjects related to the human body and the chemistry of different medications.

 Here is a list of the major subjects you will cover in a pharmacy degree. 

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Mechanism of Drug Action
  • Human Anatomy and Nervous System
  • Pharmacy Practice

What are the Career Opportunities For a Pharmacy Graduate?

Pharmacy graduates mainly go on to become registered pharmacists. What many people do not realize about pharmacy is that it can be practiced in a range of districts. The general districts in the field of Pharmacy are as follows;

  • Academic Pharmacy – Academic pharmacists are professionals who work in the field of academics, teaching and research. In order to pursue a career as a pharmacist in this field you need to have a PhD in Pharmacy. 
  • Hospital Pharmacy – Hospital Pharmacists are what we are all most familiar with. In addition to dispensing medication, they are also involved in preparing, quality testing and purchase of the medications used in hospitals.
  • Community Pharmacy – Community Pharmacists are involved in dispensing medicine to Customers at retail stores.
  • Industrial Pharmacy  – Industrial Pharmacists are part of the manufacturing and production of drugs for pharmaceutical countries, which also involves efficiency and quality testing of the drugs. 

Pathway to Registration as a Pharmacist in Australia

Following graduation from an accredited Pharmacy course of minimum 4 years, you will need to complete an internship of 1,824 hours (approximately one year full-time) before you can register as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Pharmacy in Australia?

GCE A Levels 

Aggregate scores of 9 in 3 best subjects, including Chemistry, Math, Physics, where A/A-=5; B+=4; B=3; B-/C+=2; C=1; less than C=0.

Malaysian Matriculation 

Point average 3.5 on a 4 point scale

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

30

ATAR

90

UEC

Grade average 3,  from 5 major subjects  (excluding Chinese, Malay, PE);  where A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8; F9=Fail

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

What are the English Language Requirements for a Degree in Pharmacy in Australias?

IELTS

Overall 7, with no individual bands less than 6.5

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 94

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

589

Pearson Test of English:

65

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

Top Universities to Study a Pharmacy in Australia

All the courses in this list are accredited by both the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia as well. 

University of Sydney

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University of Sydney is ranked 24th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in the QS Subject Ranking 2020. In University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy you will be studying biology and chemistry, and will be introduced to the foundations of pharmacy in the first year of the degree. The next 3 years will focus on higher levels of biomedical science and pharmaceutical science along with clinical pharmacy. 

In addition to this, you are also required to fulfill a work component of the programme which comprises 210 hours of working which translates to 35 hours per week, for the completion of the degree. 

With this programme, if you are an international student, you have the flexibility to complete the first year of your degree remotely, if you are unable to travel to Australia. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy 

Intake

February | July 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Monash University

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Monash University was ranked 2nd in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology by the QS Rankings by Subject 2020. In addition to providing you with the knowledge of pharmacy, biology, chemistry and so on, this course also offers its students the soft skills that sets apart a good pharmacist from a great one. 

This course highly focuses on stepping up your skills through work placements in community pharmacies, hospitals and other industries, while learning from Australia’s pharmacists about primary health care, medicines information, and patient-focused pharmacy services. You can also opt to complete work placements in the US, the UK and a range of other developing countries. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is ranked 31st in the world and 1st in Queensland for pharmacy and pharmacology according to the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. With this university’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme, you will be able to grasp a strong understanding of biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and pharmacy in the first year itself. 

You are also required to complete a 350 hours (8 week) work placement component with a range of clinical settings including hospitals and community pharmacies, which is designed to make you job-ready for the working world.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Curtin University

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Curtin University is ranked among the top 1% of the universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. Curtin University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is the only undergraduate degree in Western Australia that makes you eligible to apply for registration as a pharmacist. 

In the first year of your degree you will be covering interprofessional healthcare with students from other healthcare courses in addition to studying the foundations of biology, chemistry, physiology and pharmacology. 

You are required to complete a 1o week (375+ hours) of clinical placements either within Australia or even outside of Australia in hospitals, the community or in industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Griffith University

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With Griffith University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy programme, you will be learning the skills needed for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nutraceutical industries. 

In the final year of the programme, you are required to complete work placements at pharmaceutical settings in and outside of the Gold Coast Area, on a few occasions. The university also gives you the flexibility to opt for rural and international work placements, 

After completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy you may go on to complete a Research Honours Programme which will take an additional year. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Intake

March | July 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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University of Tasmania takes pride in the fact that 100% of Bachelors of Pharmacy graduates secured full-time employment within four months of graduation. This program offers students the skills needed to work in community placements, hospitals, and other parts of the healthcare system. 

In the final year of the programme, specifically semester 2, you will be gaining practical experience through workshops and clinical placements within the health sector across Tasmania, Australia and internationally as well. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Intake

February | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of South Australia (UniSa)

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University of South Australia (UniSa) is one of the four universities that are members of the National Alliance of Pharmacy Education (NAPE). It is also one of the top 10 universities for graduate careers in Pharmacy in Australia. 

At UniSa, you also have the opportunity to gain two qualifications with just one extra year of study by completing Australia’s only double degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. 

In addition to this, you will be gaining practical experience through work placements in community and hospital pharmacies. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top Universities to Study Geosciences in Australia

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A Geoscience degree is the perfect degree for the minds curious about our planet and the world around us. Geoscience is a more practical way of saving the world, by really understanding the plight of our world and what holds for it in the future.

In order to become a geoscientist you would typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter into the workforce. A geoscience degree is generally preferred by employers even though they do accept degrees in environmental science or engineering as well.  

Below, we have provided for you everything you need to know about geoscience degrees and the top universities where you can study geosciences in Australia. 

What is Geosciences?

Geosciences, also known as Earth Sciences, is the study of the earth, its atmosphere, oceans, rivers, lakes, glaciers, ice sheets, soil, its complex surface, rocky interior and metallic core. It also includes studying the many aspects of how living things such as us humans, survive and interact with this planet. 

Geosciences is a wide realm of geology that came about with the  cross fertilization of chemistry, physics and computation, newly applied to the old problems of geology. Geoscientists of today do things that geologists in the past could never imagine from remediation of polluted sites, causes and effects of climate change, advising the managers of lands, waste and resources, to even comparing the structure of planets around the sun and stars. 

Why Study Geosciences?

The answer is pretty simple. With geosciences, you get to explore the world, make a living out of it and make a difference in the world. 

Geoscientists help protect our planet through studying it, learning from it and making predictions about what the future holds for us. They perform environmental assessments, and study global environmental systems along with predicting geological disasters. Geoscientists also offer important advice on big development projects. Hence, as a geoscientist, the impact you would leave on the world around you is inspiring. 

What Subject Will You Study in a Degree in Geosciences?

Geoscience courses centre primarily on structural geology, hydrogeology, petrology and geochemistry. Coursework usually consists of physics, geographic information systems, ecology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and mathematics.  

Some of the specific subjects that you will covering under a geoscience degree include: 

  • Environmental Studies
  • Earth’s History
  • Geographic information systems 
  • Hydrology
  • Mineralogy
  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics

What are the career opportunities for a Geosciences Graduate?

Geoscience graduates are high in demand and have excellent career opportunities. Geoscientists find career opportunities in a range of fields including;

  • Climate and global processing model 
  • Environment remediation and engineering
  • Petroleum and mining exploration and extraction
  • Natural Hazard Assessment
  • Land use planning
  • Ocean sciences
  • Paleontology
  • Education

What are the general entry requirements for a Degree in Geosciences?

GCE A Levels or Equivalent 

Minimum 7 points in 3 subjects, where where A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

26

ATAR

• 66.5

UEC

• 20

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

What are the English Language requirements for international Students?

IELTS

6.0, reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6

TOEFL IBT 

Overall 79, listening 13, reading 13, writing 21 and speaking 18

CAE 

B Grade 

Pearson (PTE):

Overall Score of 50 with no scores lower than 42

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

Top Universities to Study Geosciences Degree in Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNWS’s major in Earth Science offered under Bachelor of Science is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature and evolution of the structure of our planet, covering everything from natural crystals to powerful earthquakes  and volcanoes. The coursework includes geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology and many more. This course also involves field work in different regions of New South Wales. 

 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Earth Science)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Western Australia

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University of Western Australia’s Bachelor of Science, has two majors that fall within the field of geoscience, namely, Environmental Science and Geology. You can either choose one major or double major according to your preference. Environmental Science majors will provide students with a strong research basis for solving environmental problems with great emphasis on both biological and earth sciences. Meanwhile, a major in Geology offers students with a deeper understanding of all aspects of our planet, ranging from Earth’s surface to the deeper core. 

 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science & Geology)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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The University of Adelaide

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University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Mineral Sciences is designed to equip students for an interesting, well-paid and diverse career in the minerals and energy sector. With this degree you will be able to get hands-on experience with plenty of field work and exposure to industries in high demand. You will gain knowledge about mining, engineering, mineral resources and the natural habitat of our planet. 

 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)

Intake

July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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James Cook University (JCU)

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JCU’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Earth Sciences offer students access to the biodiverse region of North Queensland, where they can get practical skills by studying and assessing the surrounding environment, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. With various field trips as such, students will be able to get an understanding of the human impact on the natural environment and how to resolve these issues.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Earth Science)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Curtin University

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Curtin University’s Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), with a major in Earth Sciences, provides students with a flexible and personalized approach to studying Earth Sciences. With this course, students are able to explore the field through opportunities for interactive research experience, internships, and team based projects. What makes this course most attractive, is Curtin University’s Earth Sciences Research Groups and Laboratories that are among the most highly ranked and best equipped in Australia. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) (Earth Sciences)

Intake

February | July

Duration

4  Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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UTAS’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Earth Science, offers geological knowledge and skills for employment across a range of related industries, such as energy, mining, engineering, environment, agriculture and water sectors. This course involves practical and hands-on learning through various field trips, land-and-ship based research experiences, and  access to world leading researchers, Australia’s best mineral analysis facilities, and CODES, one of the world’s leading mining and mineral research centres, right from day one. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Earth Science)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3  Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Federation University

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Federation University’s Bachelor of Geosciences allows its students to explore our planet through both theory and field experience using mapping, technology and historical data to build conceptual models. This course is highly interactive and teaches you the specialised skills you need to work in this field. There are two specializations you can choose from, exploration/mine geoscience or environmental geoscience.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Geoscience

Intake

February | July

Duration

3  Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top Universities to Study Public Relations Degree in Australia

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Can you recollect a memory of a brand overcoming an unimaginable crisis, perhaps the Facebook- Cambridge Analytica scandal? Did you know that there is an entire team trained to handle such crises that might be threatening to a brand’s reputation? 

Public Relations is the magic behind such carefully handled brand crises. Public relations uses effective communication strategies, lobbying and media attention to keep a brand’s reputation intact and favourable. 

If you are good with people and you are interested in a challenging and unpredictable career, this is the perfect course for you.

What is Public Relations?

Public Relations is the professional maintenance of a favorable public image of a brand, organization or even an individual through effective communication. It involves enhancing brand image and reputation, along with handling any threats to a brand’s reputation. 

Public Relations can also be defined as the process of managing a brand’s communications with its stakeholders and the media. Public Relations typically fall under the field of communications. The following are components under public relations. 

  • Investor Relations – Involves publishing reports, press releases and regulatory disclosures. It also involves communicating with analysts, media and investor inquiries.
  • Government Relations – Communication with the government regarding regulatory risks or areas of compliance.
  • Media Relations – Generating publicity for the brand by acting as a source for media content.
  • Media Production – producing promotional content to achieve communication goals such as brand awareness and enhancing brand image. 
  • Customer Relations – Working with customer services to manage a good relationship with customers.
  • Internal Communications – Supporting teams within the organization such as the human resource department to effectively communicate with employees. 
  • Industry Events – Orchestrating participation in industry events to generate publicity for the brand and build industry and media relationships. 
  • Crisis Communications – Handling the communication channels of the brand and the media in times of crisis. 

Why Should You Study Public Relations?

If you consider yourself a people person and if you love coming up with innovative ideas that can help brands grow, public relations might be the right degree for you. 

Moreover, if you have the skills listed below, then Public Relations might be the most suitable degree for you :

  • You like meeting new people

Meeting new people and creating a positive impression on them to generate and build relationships, or in other words, lobbying is one of the most important parts of being a Public Relations professional. This career requires you build relationships with the media, influential people and other brands through various events such as product launches, media events and conferences. 

  • You are fluent in both verbal and written communication

To succeed in this field, it is crucial for you to have both verbal and written communication skills. As a public relations specialist, in addition to speaking with different stakeholders, you will also be required to write press releases, reports, and email requests. Hence, your success depends on how well you can speak and write. 

  • You love keeping up with the latest trends

In order to come up with innovative ideas to engage stakeholders and audiences of the brand, you will always need to be ahead of everyone else, when it comes to the newest trends. For example, staying informed on the latest media channels, products, or influencers, so that you can reach out to them to represent the brand you are working for. 

What Will You Study in a Public Relations Degree?

In a public relations degree, you will be studying a wide range of subjects that come under the field of communications, starting with the basics of mass communication to more specialized subjects related to public relations later on. 

Listed below are the main subjects you will be covering in a Public Relations Degree.

  • Media Writing 
  • Introduction to Public Relations 
  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Media Relations
  • Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • Communication Laws and Ethics 

Most universities also require students to go through an internship during the final year to successfully complete the degree. This is so that students get hands-on industrial experience and are ready to join the workforce upon graduation.

What are the career opportunities for Public Relations Graduates?

Listed below are some careers in consultancy and media that public relations graduates can seek after graduation. 

  • PR and Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Publicist
  • Social media Executive 
  • Marketing Communications Executive 

What are the general entry requirements for a Public Relations Degree?

GCE A Levels or Equivalent 

 Minimum 8 points in 3 subjects, where where A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

 28

ATAR

 78.1

UEC

 22 (aggregate of the best 5 subjects), where A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6

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What are the English Language requirements for international Students?

IELTS

6.5, reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6

TOEFL IBT 

Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19

CAE 

minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

Pearson (PTE):

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands

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Top Universities to Study Public Relations in Australia

University of Queensland

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University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Communication with a major in Public Relations will give you the necessary technical and advisory roles that are central to professional public relations practice. In this course you will be learning media management, learn to identify and manage organizational issues and crises, develop industry materials, and strategic campaigns for real client organizations. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$34,208 per year

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW’s Bachelor of Media in PR and Advertising is tailored to sharpen your communication skills and help you explore creativity, interactivity, ethics and engagement equipping you to be a strong leader who inspires innovation and change in society. It also puts emphasis in providing you with expertise in adapting to emerging practices in the ever-changing media industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Media (Public Relations & Advertising)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$37,140 per year

RMIT

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RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations prepares you for the increasingly globalized, technology driven world of public relations in corporate, government, non-profit and consultancy environments. This course offers subjects that promote analytical and research skills providing you a broader learning experience. You will be gaining expertise in areas such as, writing techniques, media and stakeholder relations, and strategy and research. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$32,640 per year

Deakin University

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Deakin University’s Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations helps students develop the skills needed to build and protect brands, people and organizations. Through this course you will be given a deeper understanding of how to foster meaningful relationships with stakeholders through innovative and ethical communication skills. You will also be given the opportunity to develop the much needed skills for the evolving PR industry, such as, writing, editing, researching, event organization and publishing.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$31,600 per year

Curtin University

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At Curtin’s University Public Relations is a major offered under the course Bachelor of Commerce. Through this major you will be learning how to plan and develop effective communication strategies and how to put those plans into action and measure their effectiveness. It will also equip you for changing attitudes and behaviours and managing relations with stakeholders.  This course gives you a deeper understanding of how digitization has affected communication, and discusses the practice of ethical communication, and issues and crisis management in local and international situations. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$31,600 per year

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Top Universities to Study Architecture Degrees in Australia

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Have you always had a fascination for the shape and designs of buildings you see? Do you like the idea of ​​working on new designs and creating beautiful spaces? Do you have a creative but also analytical mind?

If yes, architecture is definitely a career pathway for you to consider. 

Architecture is known to be the art of designing and constructing to fulfill both practical and expressive desires. An architect’s main role and responsibility include: planning and creating designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. They are well knowledgeable on both art and science of building design as they are not only incharge of the external aesthetic but also the internal functionality and safety of their buildings’ occupants.  

Different Specialization of Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture focuses on outdoor spaces such as neighbourhood, parks, gardens and public spaces. Landscape architects engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues faced in the society when designing spaces to ensure efficiency and engagement with the environment. They are also in charge of deciding locations for buildings, walkways and parks in building a community. Examples of responsibilities of landscape architects: deciding types of trees in areas and types of material used for walls and walkways. 

  • Interior Architecture 

Interior Architecture is known as a combination between two fields of study: interior designing and architecture. It focuses on the interior of a space and its human functionality. Interior architects are usually involved in the building or rebuilding of interior environments, taking building structure and building codes into account to create a safe and habitable living space. Examples of responsibilities of interior architects: ensuring proper plumbing, electrical system as well as including sustainable designs.

  • Urban Planning 

Urban Planning focuses on the study of how cities grow, change and the policies that guide towards a better quality of life through a resilient and healthy future. Urban Planning learns about the historical evolution of cities and of the discipline in a global perspective; the responsibilities of the profession, and how cities are planned and governed. Examples of responsibilities of urban planners: plan making, policy analysis, and technical writing in both urban and regional contexts. 

Skills Needed to Study Architecture

  • Creative and Design Skills 

If you’re going to be spending the rest of your career designing cutting-edge buildings that push the boundaries of aesthetics, then you’re going to need a flair for the imaginative. It is important for you to have creativity to visualize design and concepts to bring new ideas to life as well as to keep up with the constantly evolving society. However, it is also important for you to create ideas that are practical and suitable for the needs of your clients. A good architect needs to be able to combine visuals with functionality to bring a design to life. 

  • Attention to Detail

Architectural drawings are known to be really detailed pieces of work that work as a guide for construction workers to rely on as a guide in constructing the building. You would need to acquire the skills in paying attention to detail as you cant afford to go wrong with any details as even a single misplaced window or faulty plumbing arrangements can affect the outcome of the entire building. 

  • Computer Software Skills 

To become an architect, it is important for you to be tech-savvy. Many drafting of construction plans and designs have moved into the world of digital technology. Be sure to familiarise yourself with computer software such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) 

  • Teamwork 

As an architect, you will have to work closely with numerous parties such as lawyers, construction managers, surveyors, local government officials and even structural engineers in the process of bringing your design to life. It is important to be able to communicate effectively with all these parties, work together with them to ensure the needs of your clients are met in completing a design successfully.

4 Famous Australian Architecture

#1 Sydney Opera House

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In 1959, the Sydney Opera House is known as one of the most iconic architectural pieces in the country built by Jørn Utzon where it has since been a home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance. 

#2 Buildings Spanning The Olderfleet to Rialto

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Constructed back in 1888 by Architect William Pit- these are a collection of five buildings of different styles that are considered essential pieces of Australian architecture on Collins Street in Melbourne

#3 Boyd Baker House

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Arguably the most influential architect in Australia, Robin Boyd constructed about 100 houses that demonstrate his ideas about architecture. Boyd’s most significant designs brought to life include Blott House, Stone House, Lyons House, King House & Studios. Image above shows Blott House constructed back in 1956 by Robin Boyd.

#4 Lobster Bay House

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Designer Ian Mckay designed this house back in 1971 in New South Wales, incorporating a series of geometrically shed-like forms that turned into a beautiful piece of landscape by the sea.

Pathway of Becoming an Architect in Australia

To become an architect, you would need to complete a Year 12 equivalent qualification (eg: A Levels, STPM, Matriculation, IB Diploma) along with an English Language Requirement (eg: IELTS, TOEFL PCE). Then, you have to complete an accredited degree in architecture. At this stage, you would have the option of pursuing a Degree in Arts/Design with a major in Architecture OR a direct Degree in Architecture, depending on the availability of courses based on your university of choice. Upon graduation, you can option to pursue a Master’s Degree followed by a phD in Architecture. If you intend to practise, it is important to note that you must complete an accredited architecture degree, have 2 years monitored experience with an architectural firm followed by the completion of an examination in architectural practice set by Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) to be registered with the Architects Registration Board state specific.

General Entry Requirements to Study Architecture in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                                                                                                                           

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 1A 2B

STPM

Min. 3B’s 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 2.6

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80

UEC 

Min. A2 , average of 5 subjects

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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 96

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 68

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

Top 5 Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

#1 University of Sydney

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

II. Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

March 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#2 University of Melbourne

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Design 

Major in: 

I. Architecture 

II. Landscape Architecture 

III. Urban Planning 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#3 RMIT University

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architectural Design 

II. Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

III.  Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons)

IV. Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#4 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architectural Studies 

II. Bachelor of Industrial Design 

III. Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

IV. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#5 Curtin University

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

II. Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

IV. Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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Top 5 MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021

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To get an MBA? Or not to get an MBA?

For many young professionals, this is the question they find themselves back and forth with. With it’s long standing years of reputation as a qualification, the demand for MBA’s remains incredibly high with top companies constantly looking to hire MBA graduates. But what makes them so employable? Read on – as this article will equip you with everything you need to know about MBAs as well as the ‘Top MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021’

What is an MBA?

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally accredited qualification that provides current and future leaders with leadership and financial management skills to further elevate their professional career. What can you expect from an MBA degree includes general knowledge in multiple principles such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing with the option (depending on the university and programme of choice) of specialization in a specific niche principle. 

Most MBA programs consist of a comprehensive structure that’ll equip you with real-world projects, exposure to different business functions. Along with practical experiences from case studies, group work and individual assessments. 

As MBAs cater to individuals that are already in the working field, you will be able to opt for a full time or part time course. Something to also note about NBA’s are that they can be applied to almost every field & industry. 

What is QS Ranking?

QS World University Ranking is an annual publication by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The worldwide known QS Ranking system now comprises the global overall and subject ranking of higher education institutions divided by different regions : Asia, Canada, Europe, Global, Latin America, North America and Oceania. 

Read more here: Top 3 University Ranking Systems 

Why should you pursue an MBA?

Is an MBA really worth it? You may be asking yourself this question, wondering if stepping into an MBA qualification is the right path for you. Well, MBA can be looked at as an investment into your personal and professional development. Here are the top 3 benefits of pursuing an MBA : 

1. Advancement of management & leadership skills

An MBA programme is equipped with adequate knowledge and skills that are necessary for you to thrive at your job. You’ll be equipped with necessary tools, techniques to prepare you to adapt to the ever changing business environments. It will force you to step out of your comfort zone and bring your team, business and company to the next level. No matter if you’re a consultant, an entrepreneur, or business owner, you will be able to enhance your problem solving skills,decision making skills, analytical skills, communication skills and even challenge yourself to think and work creatively in the competitive world of business. You’ll also learn time management and crisis management!

2. Networking & business opportunities

An MBA also creates the opportunity for networking. Students that undertake MBA’s are usually from different industries and roles. Interacting with fellow students, lecturers, teaching staff & business people will be able to expand your management capabilities. This helps also in creating opportunities for growth within your respective demographic market, You need to meet the right kind of people and to have the right kind of talents in your company to be able to succeed.

3. High salary potential

Many individuals consider MBA’s to be investments into their professional careers. And of course, when you invest in something you’d most definitely expect a high return as well. Australis sits among the ‘Top 10 Countries In the World’ for MBA salary prospects. Acquiring an MBA qualification automatically puts you in the upper hand of higher & better paid positions in companies as compared to degree holders. 

Job & Career Prospects

Here are some of the industries & job prospects that you can consider upon completing your MBA program:

Industries 

  • Banking 
  • Finance
  • Consultant 
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Health Care
  • Non-Profit Organizations 
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing 
  • Energy & Resources

Job Prospects 

  • CEO
  • Entrepreneur
  • Managing director
  • Project manager
  • Chief managing officer 

General Entry Requirements for MBA in Australia

It is important for you to note that most of the MBA programs are extremely competitive & many times, individuals would have to go through interviews before gaining acceptance into the university. 

Bachelor’s Degree 

Minimum, CGPA of 2.5 -3.0 

English Requirements (IELTS)

Minimum. 7.5 with no less than 7.0 for individual test 

*Note: Requirements may vary among universities. Contact us for more details! 

For entry into most MBA programs, individuals are required to complete a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized tertiary educational institution. They should also have acquired at least 3-5 years work experience in where at least half of those years must be at a managerial, supervisory and/or senior professional level

Top 5 MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021

#1 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Ranking 

QS Ranking in Australia: 1st

QS Ranking In The World: 4th

Program Structure 

Core phase: Nine core courses completed over two terms

Elective phase: Seven elective courses completed over two terms 

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake 

January 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#2 Macquarie University

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Ranking                                                                                             

QS Ranking in Australia: 2nd

QS Ranking In The World: 19th

Program Structure 

Foundation zone: foundational knowledge needed to success in the course if you’re from a different disciplinary background 

Core zone: compulsory & covers the specific disciplinary or professional requirements of the course

Flexible zone: provides breadth to the course & is comprised of elective units 

*Depending on the admission point for which you qualify (see Entry Requirements), you will need to complete some or all of the zones.

Duration

1.5 to 2 years (Full Time)

Intake

January 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$40,000

#3 Deakin University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking in Australia : 3rd

QS Ranking In The World: 29th

Program Structure 

Core units: 8

Elective units: 4 

Duration

1 year (Full Time)

Intake

July and November

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$35,400 

#4 La Trobe University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking In Australia: 4th

QS Ranking In The World: 31st

Program Structure 

Year 1 : 120 credits (Core)

Year 2 : 60 credits 

  • 15 credits from chosen Capstone
  • 15 credits from chosen Core
  • 15 credits from chosen Electives

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake

March, July and November

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,000

#5 Curtin University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking In Australia : 5th

QS Ranking In The World: 45th

Program Structure 

One chosen specialisation

  1. Leadership
  2. Energy Futures
  3. Innovation & Business Success 
  4. Digital Marketing 
  5. Business 

 (each 4 units, 100 credits), with 7 units (200 credits) 

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake

February 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$44,900

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Public Relations Degrees in Malaysia

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What is Public Relations?

Public Relations (PR) is a strategic communication process initiated by companies, organizations or individuals to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with stakeholders. The main objective of PR is to build and maintain a positive image of a brand or organization in the eyes of the public.

Public Relations specialists develop communication plans and utilize media to create and sustain a positive brand reputation and a strong relationship with their target audience and key stakeholders including customers, partners, investors, employees, etc. 

Unlike advertising, Public Relations does not work with attractive paid promotions. They often promote a business, product, idea or accomplishment by using editorial content appearing on television, radio shows, newspapers, websites, magazines or blogs.

Types of Public Relations

Media Relations

Media relations focus on the relationship between the company and the media. They often use various media outlets such as press and interviews to deliver the company’s message to their desired stakeholders. The goal is to generate positive coverage of your company or your product.

Investor Relations

Investors are essential for the success and growth of a company. Thus, this type of Public Relations is responsible for managing investor events, releases financial reports, regulatory filings and press releases as well as manages queries from analysts and media.

Public affairs

Public affairs are about building and developing relations between an organisation and politicians, governments and other key decision-makers. They work on how a company engages with the government authorities and the government’s institutional and policy systems.

Community Relations

Society plays a major role in deciding a business’ future. An organization needs to create a positive image of the brand by supporting social practices such as recycling, avoiding child labour, offering child education, equality and environmental protection.

Internal Communication

Employee relations is all about giving employees a positive view of the company they work for. Organizing employee events, conducting programmes to keep employees informed about the company’s changes and consulting on their responsibilities are some of the initiatives carried out by Public Relations to ensure employees are satisfied and motivated in the company. 

Customer Relations

Customer relations refer to the ways a company interacts with its customers to develop the customer experience. Interaction with existing and potential consumers is essential to gain information on interest and prioritise through their feedback, suggestions. 

Marketing Communication

Public Relations utilize social media platforms to reach and promote a company’s reputation and gain immediate positive results. The use of social media is very useful, especially for brands to connect with customers and demonstrate outstanding customer service.

Importance of Public Relations in companies

Trust plays a major role in determining the success or downfall of businesses regardless of what industries it is. Public Relations are responsible for improving the credibility of a company’s audience through a range of significant Public Relations strategies such as networking strategies, influencer connections and marketing campaigns. 

An organization with a good reputation generates potential customers to find their way right to the company’s doorsteps. Public Relations experts help to craft the right messages to resonate with a company’s target customers in a way that impacts them. This will produce more leads for businesses, increasing sales, and bringing bigger profits. 

Public Relations are also important in enhancing staff morale. Public Relations campaigns held within an organization are able to improve communications and motivate employees to perform their task efficiently. Public Relations also keep all employees updated and informed about the company activities and strategic plans and encourages feedback from employees. This will make employees feel that they are an important part of the organization and makes them more dedicated to the company and more productive in performing their duties.

Examples of Public Relations Campaigns

Coca Cola: Share a Coke

The “Share a Coke” campaign was launched in Australia in 2011, whereby the traditional wrapping around the Coca-Cola bottle was changed with the phrase share a Coke with…’ and a random popular name. The campaign encouraged people to find bottles with names that they have a personal connection with and share them with friends and family, then tweet about their story using the hashtag #ShareaCoke. This resulted in the growth of Coca cola’s Facebook community by 3.5% and about 29,000 hashtags were used on Twitter. 

Google’s Fight Against Ebola

Google launched a campaign promising to donate $2 for every dollar people give to organizations fighting Ebola after the outbreak in the western countries became world news. Google ensured that the donation will be raised to fight Ebola and to help provide the necessary medical attention to some of the poorest regions of the world. As a result, Google was able to maximize its positive branding as the company raised $7.5 million throughout the campaign. 

Stabilo Boss – Highlight the remarkable

Stabilo received an amazing response on social media as they launched a campaign highlighting women who played important roles in history and were not noticed. Stabilo took photos from historical moments and drew a yellow highlight line to expose the woman in the photo that played an important role. 

The campaign featured Katharine Johnson, a NASA mathematician who was responsible for the calculations that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. The campaign also highlighted Nobel Prize winner Lise Meitner and First Lady Edith Wilson. As a result, the campaign was a huge hit on social media and went on to win multiple awards.

ALS Association – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS #Icebucketchallenge is one of the most well-received and memorable campaigns as it had such a massive impact on social media. Not many were aware of the ALS disease until people started pouring ice buckets over their heads on social media. Many of the high-profile people including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey stepped into the challenge, making the campaign a success with over 2.4 million videos online and more than $115 million dollars donated to the foundation.

Skills Needed to Become a Successful Public Relations

Communication skills

It is vital for Public Relations professionals to possess excellent oral communication and presentation skills as the job requires dealing with your clients, media buyers, and journalists who expect a professional and clear delivery of information.

Creative thinking

Public Relations professionals will have to come up with creative ways of promoting business and approaching new clients during their job. Public Relations always generates new ideas to be successful in their career. 

Social Media skills

Social media platforms entail different strategies of marketing as each platform vary in terms of functions and who use them more often. Thus, Public Relations professionals will need to be familiar with various social media platforms and able to use them to their fullest potential.

Research skills

Public relations professionals always interact with many clients from different industries. Thus, they need to conduct comprehensive research about their market and brand to accelerate the process of relationship building.

Career Opportunities with a Public Relations degree

Public affairs consultant

Public affairs consultant is responsible for analyzing government policies and providing valuable insights to clients into the political environment and advice relating to public affairs and governmental policy.

Public Relations officer

PR officers use various media and communication to build and manage the reputation of client companies. They are also responsible for building strong relationships with colleagues, clients and the media as well as handle media enquiries.

Event Manager

Event managers are responsible for planning and conducting promotional and social events. They work on a range of events to engage with their target audience and ensure the message of the event is marketed properly. 

Press agent

Press agents generate media coverage for their client to promote them to the public. Press agents use various methods of communications such as press releases, advertisements, performances, and conferences.

Academic Entry Requirement to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

STPM

A minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any two subjects

A-Levels

A minimum grade of CCC 

UEC

Minimum 5Bs (including English)

Foundation/Matriculation

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

Diploma

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of  24 points

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Top Universities to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

#1 Taylor's University

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Students will receive recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and the option to transfer to UWE in the final year. This programme provides a strong Public Relations and event focus with in-depth knowledge of marketing communication which allows students to strategically plan and execute marketing plans.

 

Program

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Event Management

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Marketing)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 95,578

International: RM 113,808

#2 University of Wollongong (UOW), KDU Malaysia

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The programme emphasizes hands-on exposure to equip students with a real-world working environment. Students will be actively involved in industry experiences through event planning, talks, academic conferences and guest lecture sessions conducted by industry professionals. The program will be validated by the reputable University of Lincoln in the UK with a dual award arrangement.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#3 Curtin University, Malaysia

You’ll gain hands-on experience by developing strategies for real organisations, as well as undertaking a professional internship in your final year. Curtin’s Public Relations major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Management)

Intake (2021)

February or July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 22,400

International: RM 33,128

#4 HELP University

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The programme emphasises the practical applications in modern communication settings. The course is designed to provide professional skills and knowledge, including skills in professional writing techniques, crisis and issues management, media and stakeholder relations, campaign planning, etc. 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Hons)

Intake (2021)

January, May, August & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 67,100

#5 Segi University

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This programme equips students with the skills, techniques as well as theoretical knowledge to strategically craft solutions for business challenges. Students will graduate with a dual degree award from SEGi University & University of Central Lancashire, UK

 

Program

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons), major in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#6 IACT College

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In collaboration with the University of Sunderland, this programme offers a broad range of study in the Media, Culture and Communications. The programme is fully accredited and assessed by the University of Sunderland, with graduates receiving their certification from the University of Sunderland.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Public Relation)

Intake (2021)

January, June, August & November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 68,000

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Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

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The development of many technologies that made our lives easier has been associated with the accessibility of advanced materials. Understanding material type and its properties are prerequisites for a technology to evolve gradually. This course is suitable for students who are curious about learning new things and enjoy conducting research. This article will help students to decide if the material science and engineering course is the right one for them.

What is Material Science & Engineering?

Material science and engineering (MSE) combine the principles of engineering, chemistry, physics and maths to study how the structure of matter in solid materials determines the structure and composition of the materials. Common materials used in this study include metals, polymers, ceramics, alloys and composites. 

A degree in material science and engineering allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge that will put them at the cutting-edge of innovation in developing strong, environmentally friendly and lighter materials. Students will study the scientific properties and engineering process of materials. They also will learn the interaction of these properties to improve the sustainability of existing materials or invent new ones.

Applications of Material Science & Engineering

Many engineers depend on material science engineers for advanced materials to design and manufacture their products. For example, aerospace engineering requires materials such as titanium alloys, high-strength steel and composites which will be able to withstand various temperatures and improve flight performance.

In electronic material, research in quantum computing requires material science and engineering. Material science engineers use the lithography process to design microprocessors or microchips that are inside our computer.

As for bio-materials, material scientists and engineers conduct research on improving the quality of hip replacements and other materials that are safe to be used as prosthetic limbs. 3D printed tissues such as organ replacements are also part of the application of material science and engineering.

Skills Required to Study Material Science & Engineering

Material science engineers work in teams to develop new material or improve existing ones. The following will be the skills required in this sector:

Effective communication skill – The work usually involves presenting outputs, designs, specifications and new procedures to different audiences.

Critical Thinking – Using logical reasoning to overcome potential challenges during large-scale materials manufacture. 

Advanced Computer Skills – Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) will help material science engineers in creating and modifying manufacturing drawings.

Active Learning – For example, material science engineers will need to understand the commercial aspects for new materials to be profitable or successful. 

What does a Material Science Engineer do?

Material science engineers develop, process, and test materials that will make any product better, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, alloys, composites and nanomaterials to create new materials that meet the requirements of individual engineering branch. 

Where do Material Science Engineers Work?

Material science and engineering graduates have the opportunity to work in various industries that require advanced materials in developing their products including aerospace, automotive, nuclear industry, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas, etc.

Careers in Material Science & Engineering

Design Engineer – Design engineers research and develop new ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. They use computer-aided design and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to build prototypes of new products or processes and also improve existing ones.

Metallurgist – Metallurgists deal with extracting and processing metals. They evaluate the movement of metals and categorise them according to their functionality. There are three types of areas they can work in such as chemical, physical and process metallurgists.

Process Engineer – Process engineers develop new or improve existing processes to enhance the manufacturing process. They will evaluate and compose new processes to manufacture high-quality products and ensure the products can be replicated accurately. 

Plastics Engineer – Plastics engineer designs and develops products with plastic material. They work with other teams to develop everything from the initial design to the processes and automation required to produce and finish the pro­duction parts.

General Entry Requirement to Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of C+ (including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BBC

UEC

An Average score grade of B6

ATAR

A minimum score of 80 points

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30

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

English Requirement to Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in each sub-bands

TOEFL

Overall 87, listening:19, reading:19, writing:21 and speaking:19.

PTE

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.

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

Top Universities to study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Material Science

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

#2 Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,000

#3 University of Queensland (UQ)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majors in Material Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $45,120

#4 University of Wollongong

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $ 37,536

#5 Curtin University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Metallurgical Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $35,700

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Scholarships for International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students to Study in Australia 2021

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Studying abroad is truly a life-changing experience. It brings personal, academic and even career benefits to your life, you’ll learn how to be independent and you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself into a new culture. If you’re someone who loves nature and want to experience modern cities at the same time, Australia might be a good choice for you. Australia is a hugely in-demand destination for international students, with world-leading universities, multicultural society and wonderful nature, it’s not hard to see why so many students choose Australia as their study destination.

However, the cost of studying in Australia can be quite high. Fortunately, universities provide a wide range of scholarships for international students to ease their financial commitments. We have summarised a list of scholarships offered by different universities in Australia, for both undergraduates and postgraduates studies.

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public university, which takes a global approach to education that has innovation at its core. UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplace of today and the future. 

UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award


















Undergraduate

Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Academic merit in the academic qualification will be used as the basis of admission

25% off tuition fees

UTS International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship

Aggregate scored including bonus and penalty points of 28 or above in their IB final grades

33 or above in their IB predicted grades at the point the scholarship is made

50% off tuition fee

Diploma to Degree Scholarship for Students from South East Asia

UTS recognised diploma qualification from South East Asia with a GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 or equivalent 

25% off tuition fee

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s International Undergraduate Scholarship

Have an overall average of 85% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised high school qualification

The payment will be made directly to the recipient’s UTS fees account each teaching session of the duration of the scholarship

UTS Insearch to UTS Pathways Scholarship

Completed a UTS Insearch Diploma in Sydney, and have an overall GPA of 6.0 or above in their diploma

50% off tuition fee













Postgraduate

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

Have an overall average of 90% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised Bachelor qualification

Full Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Meet all admission criteria for the selected Master by coursework program

25% off tuition fees

UTS Grant for Master by Coursework Students

Must have completed a Bachelor degree or higher qualification in Australia, no longer than 1 year prior to commencing at UTS

AUD$3,000 towards the first session tuition fees

MBA Scholarship for Outstanding Students

  • Must be commencing the UTS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program
  • Have achieved a minimum academic achievement of Distinction average (75%)

AUD$5,000 towards the first session tuition fees

Curtin University

Curtin University is the number one university in Western Australia for graduate employment. Over the decades, Curtin University has grown to become a vibrant and collaborative setting where ideas, skills and cultures come together. 

Curtin’s degrees are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market. Curtin’s international reputation for research is also continuing to build momentum. The university strikes a balance between research that solves defined problems for industry and society and research that pushes the boundaries for understanding.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award


Undergraduate

Australian Year 12 Scholarship (SACE/ Ausmat)

Completed an Australian high school qualification either in Australia or overseas

25% off the first year tuition fee































Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework

Alumni & Family Scholarship

Students who themselves or their siblings/parents/children are Curtin Alumni (must have completed a whole qualification) OR;

Their sibling, parent or child have a current enrolment in an academic program at Curtin’s Western Australia campuses

25% off the first year tuition fee

Merit Scholarship

Students commencing studies at Curtin’s Western Australia campuses for the first time in 2021

25% off their first year tuition fee

Diplomatic Scholarship

Meet Curtin University’s academic and English language entry requirements

25% off their first year tuition fee

Starter Support Scholarship

Students studying online, outside of Western Australia, commencing in semester 1 2021 who are unable to travel to Western Australia due to border and/or travel restrictions.

  • Enrolled in 2 units (50 credit points) AUD$2000 reduction
  • Enrolled in 3 units (75 credit points) AUD$3750 reduction
  • Enrolled in 4 units (100 credit points) AUD$5000 reduction

Access Support Scholarship

  • Must be commencing your Semester 1, 2021 studies online outside Western Australia due to border closure and associated travel restrictions
  • Must be a recipient of either a Curtin International Merit, Curtin International Alumni & Family or Curtin International Australian Year 12 Scholarship

A one-off AUD$1,500 fee remission against Semester 1, 2021 fees

Data Driven Analytics Scholarship

Students need to be enrolled in an accredited degree where the outcome relates to employment opportunities in business analytics and data science

Total of AUD$3,000 paid as a cash stipend of AUD$1,000 per annual calendar





Postgraduate coursework

Destination Australia Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering) or Master of Professional Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) 

AUD$15,000 per annum for the duration of the postgraduate degree


The scholarship will be paid as cash stipend of AUD$7,500 per semester

Griffith University

Since Griffith started over 40 years ago, they’ve been deeply connected to the Asian’s region, and have also become a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide. Griffith’s high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

At Griffith University students will have access to the diverse range of student support initiatives, including programs and staff dedicated specifically to helping international students. They provide students with first-class support during their Griffith experience.

UEC

Maximum 10 subjects

A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5=4, B6=3, C7=2, C8=1

  • STPM
  • A-Level

Best 3 A Level or combination of A and AS Level subjects

A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 

(AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award





Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework

International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship

UEC: Aggregate score of 28

A-Level: Aggregate score of 8

25% off tuition fee 

International Student Academic Merit Scholarship

UEC: Aggregate score of 45

A-Level: Aggregate score of 10.5

20% off tuition fee

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

50% off tuition fee 

Note: All the scholarships above only applied for the duration of the program. The course duration is defined as the Program Length as stated in the Letter of Offer.

Undergraduate

Griffith College Diploma to Degree Scholarship

Complete a diploma at Griffith College

AUD$3,000 will be deducted from undergraduate tuition fees only and will be applied in the first trimester in the first year of the program.

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is uniquely placed to offer a true Australian experience. The state is an overwhelmingly English-speak environment and has a traditional Australian culture, all in a stunning and fun packed location. The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is very highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. 

The courses in UTAS give students the opportunity to explore nature and access adventure while studying. Field work and hands-on learning will take students all over the incredible island of Tasmania.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

(not applicable to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dementia Care and AMC Seafaring courses)

All international students who submit an International Student Application to study in an undergraduate degree will be automatically asses 

25% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Destination Australia Scholarship

Selection will be based on academic merit and quality of the written application

AUD$15,000 per year

Family Alumni Bursary

Students must be able to demonstrate that they previously had, or currently have a parent or sibling studying at UTAS

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Undergraduate

Partner Scholarships

Must be an international student coming from a partner institution (Contact Us for more info)

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Postgraduate Coursework

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

Have completed an undergraduate course at UTAS and have applied for a postgraduate coursework program

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of the top young universities in the world, with a reputation for being innovative and visionary, forging new paths both locally and globally. Deakin is known for its top quality facilities, research and teaching, they invested in the least technology and learning tools to enhance the learning experience for their students.

There are four different faculties in Deakin University, including arts and education, business and law, health, and science, engineering and built environment. Deakin University offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools across these four different faculties.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework 

Destination Australia Scholarships

  • Meet minimum entry-level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility
  • Preference will be given to students who can show academic achievement

Cash payment up to AUD$15,000 per year

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies

100% or 50% off tuition fees

Deakin International Scholarship

Achieved a 65% average (or equivalent) in previous studies

25% off tuition fees

STEM Scholarship

Be studying a Deakin undergraduate or postgraduate coursework (including honours) from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

20% off tuition fees

Business and Law International Partner Institutions Bursary 

  • Be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework Deakin degree within the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Must be an international student coming from a partner institution (Contact Us for more info)

10% off tuition fees

Warrnambool Residential International Scholarships

  • studying an award degree in Marine Biology, Education, Nursing or Commerce
  • Living on-campus at Deakin Residences Warrnambool

50% off accommodation costs

Undergraduate 

Warrnambool Campus International Bursary

Have applied to study a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Environmental Science at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus

20% off tuition fees and

20% off accommodation costs

Postgraduate

Alumni Postgraduate Bursary

Available to Deakin alumni and their immediate family

15% off study fees

Global Health Leaders Scholarship

Applicants should be enrolling in any of the following courses: Master of Public Health, Master of Health and Human Services Management, Master of Health Economics, Master of Health Promotion, Master of Nutrition and Population Health

20% off tuition fees

Master of Business Administration Global Leader’s Scholarship

Note: To apply for admission to the MBA program, a few criteria must be satisfied. Contact us for more info

  • Applicants should be enrolled in the Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
  • Have achieved a min WAM of 65

20% off total course cost

Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship

  • Completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree or equivalent
  • Applicants will be accessed based on academic merit, professional experience, quality of their application and interview performance

AUD$10,000 off for the duration of the course

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. Located in the Western Sydney which is the nation’s third largest economy, and one of the fastest growing populations. Unlike the traditional lecture-down approach, the pioneering model of co-created learning treats the students as partners in their education.

They value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Western Sydney University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various fields such as law, medicine, social sciences, computer science, engineering, education, psychology, humanities and business. They are research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award







Undergraduate

Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Achieved a minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher secondary studies

50% off tuition fees

Western Sydney International Scholarships – Undergraduate

  • Satisfy the minimum entry level requirements
  • Awards are granted on academic achievement

Up to AUD$3,000 – AUD$6,000 per year






Postgraduate

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

Achieved a minimum GPA of 5.95 on a 7 point scale or equivalent

50% off tuition fees

Western Sydney International Scholarships – Postgraduate

  • Satisfy the minimum entry level requirements
  • Awards are granted on the basis on academic merit

Up to AUD$3,000 – AUD$6,000 per year

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. Therefore the students in Edith Cowan University need to expect different placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies. 

The university is organised into eight teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs, the schools in Edith Cowan University include Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Education, Engineering, Medical & Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

















Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate

International Australian Alumni Scholarship

Have completed, or due to complete by 31 July 2021, one of the qualifying programs in Australia

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

International Accommodation Bursary

At all relevant times meet the entry and ongoing accommodation requirements of the ECU Student Village Mount Lawley

50% reduction in up to 22 weeks accommodation at the ECU Student Village Mount Lawley

Early Acceptance Bursary

Applicants must accept the offer and pay their full semester tuition fees between the Opening and Closing Dates and within the specific timeframes

  • Accept and pay within 14 days of first offer issuance – $2,000 Bursary
  • Accept and pay within 15-21 days of first offer issuance – $1,000 Bursary

Welcome to ECU Online Bursary

Be able to demonstrate that applicant has been prevented from travelling to Perth to commence his/her studies due to continued travel restrictions

AUD$2,000 will be applied directly by ECU



 

Undergraduate

ECC Pathway Scholarship

Achieve a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 75 or above on completion of their diploma program

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

International Undergraduate Scholarship

Meet the entry requirements for the course

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Postgraduate

Executive Dean’s 2021 Master of Engineering Scholarship

  • Achieved a min weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%
  • Must receives an offer to study the Master of Engineering at ECU

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

If you have any inquiries related to the scholarships above or other scholarships that haven’t been mentioned, feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

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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

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