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6 Things You Can Do While Waiting for Your SPM Result

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You have finished your SPM! Congratulations! In just less than a month, you will receive the aftermath of your hard work. Now, rather than anxiously waiting for how you did and what’s your final result, take a look at 6 things you can do in your spare time

1. Watch movies/TV Show related to your future course


Put on your PJs, grab some popcorn, tuck yourself in a comfortable blanket, and turn on your laptop because you need to relax by watching some fun movies or tv shows. Whichever your preference is, watching in your spare time can really be a fun activity to do it alone or together. 

Here, we recommend  movies that relate to your future course so you can get entertained, educated, and get inspired by these movies at the same time.


  • Wall Street
  • Jobs
  • The founder


  • Legally Blonde
  • Suits (TV Show)
  • Law & Order (TV Show)


  • I am Sam
  • Still Alice
  • Good Will Hunting


  • Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show)
  • The Good Doctor (TV Show)
  • Scrubs (TV Show)


  • Mr.Robot (TV Show)
  • The IT Crowd (TV Show)
  • Black Mirror (TV Show)

Culinary Arts

  • Chef
  • Master Chef (TV Show)
  • The Mind of a Chef (TV Show)

2. Travel


What’s the best activity to do in your leisure time? Travel! Spare some of your time to travel and wandering around the city, enjoying the calmness of the beach, or even get a thrilling experience by going to an amusement park. It is known that travel could reduce stress levels and thus, increase happiness and productivity. 

3. Volunteer


If you want to gain some meaningful experience and meeting new people, you can volunteer There are numerous non-profit organizations (NGOs) out there that need the hand of the youth to help them. You can choose on which NGO field you want work in. It can be women empowerment, refugees, nature, education, and many more. Here, we provide some websites that you can look up to find some volunteer job that suits you best

4. Join short online course


With the help of technology, you can easily find short courses and classes that match your interests online. For example, you’re interested to join a 3-month course of coding in Python, or a 10 weeks of graphic design class. Not only this will fill in your leisure time, but also gain more knowledge. Below are websites for you to easily find online classes or courses.

5. Go to education fair/expo


While waiting for your results to come out, you can explore tons of courses/university programs that are available. Visiting an education fair can be a perfect occasion for you to discover and learn more about education inside or outside the country. You can also visit our Study in Australia Education Fair on March 11 at Palm Seremban Hotel.  

6. Consult with our best consultant


Lastly, if you still don’t know what to take after your results are out, you can consult with us to know which programs, course, and university suits you the best. It can help you prepare better for the future and, fill in your gap time. Whether it’s Australia, Malaysia, UK, we can surely get you there. We’ll help you 100% and we provide best consultancy services for FREE.

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After SPM: What’s Next?

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One of your biggest exams, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, also known as SPM is done! There are so many things to plan now and might become overwhelming & confusing. 2 essential things that need to be considered thoroughly are the course and the college/university. Here, we provide a handy list of things that hopefully can simplify your options and can find the one that suits you the best!

Finding the right course

There are several aspects that might influence your course choice. Different people may be influenced by different things. So let’s get deeper into it one by one.

1. Know your hobby(ies)

Spent some time to observe what you enjoy to do the most in your spare time. You might find what area you’re interested in better. For instance, if you like to read books related to entrepreneurship and some man’s successful stories, you might be inspired to follow their steps by pursuing a degree in business first. 

Another example, if you like to watch law-related tv-shows/movies like Suits, Law and Order, or binge-watching Legally Blonde, you might be interested in pursuing a law degree On the other if you’re more excited with tv-shows related to medicine such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, or Chicago Med, you might probably have an interest into the medical world.

2. Career opportunities

If you are the type of person that likes to plan everything ahead and clearly, you might want to dig in more research on what courses lead to a more rewarding career in the future. In 2020, the Australian Government released the official data for top employing industries which include Healthcare and social assistance, Professional and Scientific Services, and Education and Training.

3. Find something you’re good at

Different than hobbies, which is something that you like to do, other things that can be your consideration is by looking at something that you’re actually good at. Other than being realistic, it can be easier for you to follow the things that you already know the basics beforehand. For example, you’re good at math and dealing with money, maybe accounting can be your course options. Another example, you’re good at listening to other’s problems and can give a really helpful solution, a degree in psychology might be perfect for you.

Finding the right program & university

After you are down with several options of study areas, you are now entitled to choose the perfect programs out of plenty of programs available out there. Knowing the one that suits you the best might be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to give you a rough idea of some of the most popular pre-university programs in Malaysia.



Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Local: RM 35,690

International: RM 48,533

Sunway University

Local: RM 34,900

International: RM 37,170

HELP University 

3 Subjects: RM 28,000

4 Subjects: RM 35,000

Read also: Which Pre-Uni Should You Choose: Foundation, A-Level, SAM, or AUSMAT?



Indicative Fee (2020)

Sunway University

RM 28,880


RM 14,000

SAM (1)


Indicative Fee (2020)

INTI College & University (SAM)

RM 24,000

Taylor’s University (SACE)

RM 36,806



Indicative Fee (2020)

Monash University

RM 31,580

University of Nottingham Malaysia


  • Local: RM 27,000
  • International: RM 31,800


  • Local: RM 15,600
  • International: RM 19,000

Curtin University

Local: RM 17,100

International: RM 25,768



Indicative Fee (2020)

Asia Pacific University


  • Local: RM 41,500
  • International: RM 46,000


  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 45,000

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Information Technology

  • Local: RM 44,900
  • International: RM 46,000

SEGi University & College

Mass Communication: RM 38,300

Business/Computing: RM 36,000

Early Childhood: RM 14,600

Culinary Art: RM 41,900

Tourism Management: RM 35,650

Taylor’s University

Communication / Interior Design / IT:

  • Local: RM 48,400
  • International: RM 66,098


  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 66098

Culinary Art:

  • Local: RM 55,000
  • International: RM 68,869

Tourism Management

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 75,061

We hope by now you might have an idea for your plan after receiving your SPM results! If you need more information regarding the programs and universities mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Scholarship for UEC students 2019

International Scholarships for UEC Students (Australia) 2019

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International Scholarships For UEC School Leavers (2019)

Choosing a university to study can be tough, especially if you’re planning to study abroad in a country like Australia. Which is why it’s important to consider the scholarships offered by the universities when making this decision.

This time, we will be focusing on scholarships provided for UEC (United Examination Certificate) achievers. Feel free to check out our other list of scholarships offered to Malaysian students in 2019 as well.

UEC and Minimum English Requirement

Before we begin, it is important to take note of the minimum requirements for UEC grades and English standard in order to be eligible for the scholarships. The method used to calculate UEC grades will be required throughout the rest of this article:

UniversityAcademic RequirementScholarship Opportunities
Griffith University (Queensland)Minimum requirement10% Standard Scholarship
20 in 5 subjects (CGPA 3.0)25% High School Leaver Scholarship
10 in 5 subjects (CGPA 3.6)50% Remarkable Academic Achievement
Australian Institution of Music
(Sydney, New South Wale, Melbourne)
Minimum requirements &
$5000 International Excellence Scholarship to first year
University of Tasmania
Minimum requirements
(also requires assessment)
25% Tasmanian International Scholarship
International College of Management (Sydney)Minimum requirements$3,250 International Students of 2019 Bursery 
Requires assessment after applicationUp to $25,000 ICMS International Scholarship
University of Technology Sydney(Sydney)

12 points across 3 subjects (B average)

All Malaysian students are eligible for $4,000 tuition fee waiver
Edith Cowan University
Standard Entry:
minimum average of B4 from the
5 best subjects
20% International Undergraduate Scholarship
Higher Entry:
minimum average of B3 from the
5 best subjects
Kaplan Business School Australia
25 points and below in 5 subjects10% Regional Scholarship
10 points and below in 5 subjects30% High Achievers Scholarship
University of Melbourne (Melbourne)Will be considered if achieved excellent school resultsup to $56,000 Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship
10 points and below in 5 subjects20% fee remission Bachelor of Commerce Global Scholarship
University of New South Wales
Minimum requirement (Higher chances if able to demonstrate Academic Merit)$10,000 Arts & Social Sciences UG International High Achievers Award
The University of Queensland
$3,000 Science International Scholarships
RMIT University
22 points in 5 subjects and below20% RMIT International Excellence Scholarship
Monash University
Based on academic achievementUp to $15,000 Biomedicine International Discovery Scholarship
5 points in 5 subjects$40,000 Engineering International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
Based on academic achievement$5,000 Engineering International Undergraduate Scholarship
100% Monash International Leadership Scholarship
$50,000 Monash International Merit Scholarship
Deakin University
12 points in 5 subjects and below100% or 50% Deakin Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship
25 points in 5 subjects and below25% Deakin International Scholarship
20 points in 5 subjects and below20% Deakin STEM Scholarship
La Trobe University
Pass to 20 points in 5 subjects and below15%-25% La Trobe Excellence Scholarship
Queensland University of Technology
achieved an unadjusted OP 1 or 2 (or equivalent unadjusted ATAR)$30,000 QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)
Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay or PE)25% Triple Crown Scholarship
Requires assessment after application$6,000 School of Economics and Finance Honours Scholarships
$10,000 School of Accountancy Honours Scholarship
$5,000 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honours Scholarship
Requires assessment with portfolio and performance$10,000 QUT Excellence Scholarship (Creative Industries)
University of Western Sydney
Requires assessment after application50% Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships
$5,000 & $7,500 Western Sydney International Scholarships
Macquarie University
Requires assessment after application$10,000 Macquarie University ASEAN Scholarship
12 points and below in 5 subjects$10,000 Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships
10 points and below in 5 subjectsUp to $1,000 Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship
Top Education Institute
10 points and below in 5 subjects$8,000 TOP’s Outstanding Achievement Award
11 points and below in 5 subjects$3,000 Sydney City School of Law Award
$3,000 Sydney City School of Business Award
12 points and below in 5 subjects$2,000 Young Achievement
$2,000 Dean’s Award
Curtin University
Requires assessment after application25% Meng Fei Innovative Future leader scholarship
Murdoch University
5 – 11 points in 5 subjects$5,000 International Honours Category
Average grade of 92% and aboveUp to $20,000 Scholarship for Scientific Excellence
Requires assessment after application

$11,000 for Business and Governance eligible degree courses
$11,000 for the Bachelor of Nursing course
$8,000 for all other eligible courses

2018 & 2019 International Welcome Scholarship (IWS)

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