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Hospitality Management vs Tourism Management – Is There a Difference?

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We often see hospitality management and tourism management degrees being treated as if they’re interchangeable.  Both fields are intertwined, without a doubt. 

Look at it this way- hospitality carries all businesses that foster relations between customers. Tourism focuses on travel related activities specifically, and relies on the hospitality industry to build proper relations with customers. The development of one sector expands the opportunities for the other, and vice versa.

Both fields are vigorous, fast-changing and competitive, and require professionals to have excellent communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity, diplomacy, conflict and problem resolving abilities with a good understanding of business.

While they do go hand-in-hand, they are not necessarily the same. Careers in both fields require distinct skills and academic qualifications.  If you are considering a career in either field, it is important to understand the differences and see where your skills and interests fit in, to be able to choose the right career path for yourself.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality exists as both a concept and an industry. To put it simply, hospitality as a concept is the relationship between a guest and a host.  Hospitality is a service industry, which encompasses the implementation of well-rounded management practices focused on providing pleasant experiences and comfortable services to guests at establishments such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, clubs and more. 

The key focus of professionals working in hospitality management is to secure strong and substantial relationships with the guests by maximising their well-being in order to earn their trust and loyalty and increase the positive brand reputation for the establishments. 

The management of hotels, customer service and tourism companies all fall under the job scope of hospitality management graduates. While studying hotel management, students may choose to specialise in hotel operations, F&B departments in hotels and restaurants, human resources and talent management, among others.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Hospitality Management Careers

  • Strategic management of hotels/ hospitality industry establishments 
  • Provision of a well-rounded experience to ensure the guests are happy
  • Determine room rates and budgets
  • Respond to guest inquiries about services and policies
  • Investigate and resolve any complaints or problems raised by the guests
  • Set the standards for guest services, housekeeping, food quality, etc
  • Managing talent and lead a diverse range of employees
  • Principles of sustainability and innovation

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Hospitality Management

  • Restaurant/Hotel Manager
  • Conventions/Events Planner
  • Director of Operations
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hospital/ Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs

General Entry Requirements for Hospitality Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

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

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

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

Recommended Universities to Study Hospitality Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Programme

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons)

 

*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                    

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)          

RM 103, 248

2. UCSI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 53, 546

 

3. Sunway University

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Programme

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                       

January, April & August

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 88, 900

4. INTI International University & Colleges

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Programme

Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 76, 494

5. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

Tourism Management

Like hospitality, tourism is also both a concept and an industry. According to UNWTO, “tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”. The tourism industry caters and facilitates goods and services for the pleasure and enjoyment of these travellers, known as tourists. 

Tourism management focuses on administering activities related to the multi-faceted tourism industry. It deals with three major components:

  • Accommodation: hotels, motels, resorts, and more living arrangements 
  • Accessibility: aeroplanes, cars, cruises and other transportation and travel arrangements
  • Attractions: Historic sites, natural resources, theme parks and other tourist attractions

Tourism management graduates are equipped with training, expertise and skills in aspects such as business administration processes, management principles and concepts, and other tourism related topics such as environmental implications, tourism organisations, motivation to travel, etc.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Tourism Management Careers

  • Understand customer needs and preferences to help plan their trips
  • Create itineraries/ tour packages for customers travel needs
  • Help determine the best travel options for clients
  • Tourism marketing
  • Book reservations (hotels, flights, etc)
  • Provide well-rounded customer experience and satisfaction

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Tourism Management

  • Travel Consultant
  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Journalist
  • Recreation & Entertainment Manager
  • Destination Brand Manager

General Entry Requirements for Tourism Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

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

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

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

Recommended Universities to Study Tourism Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Programme

Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 103, 248

 

2. UCSI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Event & Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 41, 242

3. Asia Pacific University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

March, May, September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 81, 800

 

4. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

 

5. HELP University

Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, May, August, October

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 73, 400

 

 

Hospitality Management VS Tourism Management at a Glance

 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

FOCUS

Fields such as accommodation, food and beverages, catering

Entails all activities in the tourism industry (tour packages, bookings and reservations)

ACTIVITIES

Deals with accommodation, F&B requirements, provision of customer services in resorts, hotels and motels

Deals with activities such as guided tours, ticketing, designing tour packages

SUBJECTS STUDIED

  • Food & Leisure Management

  • Principles of Restaurant Operation

  • Hotel Revenue Management

  • Accommodation Management

  • Tourism Business Management

  • Tourism Economics

  • Tourism Entrepreneurship

  • Planning & Management of Events

CATEGORY

Subcategory of the tourism industry

Separate industry which encapsulates hospitality

If you’re someone who is passionate about traveling, interested in learning about different cultures, has a flair for communication,  a degree in hospitality management or tourism management would allow you to pursue these interests further, personally and professionally.

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The Future of the Events Industry – Should You Pursue a Degree in Events Management?

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To say that events management offers its graduates intriguing opportunities would be the understatement of the century. It is the perfect degree for those looking for the right blend of variety, creativity, excitement, adventure, socialising and travel.

Roles & Responsibilities of Events Managers/ Planners

The moment you step into a meeting with a prospective client and try to convice them to do business with you, until the end of the event where the venue is cleaned up and everyone goes back home, everything in between falls into your job scope. You will be dealing with events, conventions and hospitality, but you will also be using components from the fields of marketing, management and economics. 

 

Event management is for those who enjoy putting things together and making things happen- it will be your job to synergize all aspects of the event planning process to ensure that the event is executed smoothly and successfully. This includes budgeting, scheduling, venue selection, arranging transportation, decorations, catering, event security, acquiring permits, arranging for speakers, coming up with contingency plans and so much more. 

 

You will utilise your talents and provide solutions for complex and strategic issues, to conceptualise and pitch events, and you will also aid in the business decision making process, carry out branding and promotion of products and services, do research, identify target markets.

Skills Required in Events Management

  • Excellent time management
  • Sterling communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Be creative, with an eye for detail
  • Be tech-savvy
  • Great leadership abilities
  • Budget awareness
  • Ability to multitask
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Outstanding organisation skills
  • PR & marketing skills – a great bonus

Career Opportunities

  • Event Planner
  • Exhibitions Manager
  • Talent Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Wedding Planner
  • Account Director
  • Festival Planner
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Conventions Services Manager
  • Business Exhibitions Planner

Reasons to Study Events Management

You are Able to Expand Your Horizons and Flex Multiple Skills

Working in the event industry, you can never tell where your job might take you next. You will rarely need to stay confined to one place between 9-5;  you will be working multidisciplinary events, in different environments. One day you might be planning a music festival, and a small office brunch the next- it provides you with a twist of adventure and excitement to look forward to!

Event management is an incredibly transferable field. The skills you acquire through your degree, you will be able to apply it to different ventures.

Relationship Building

It is safe to say that you will be dealing with people from all walks of life- some who may be more insistent than the others. Your job is to learn to navigate the waters, convince clients to do business with you, turn client’s ideas into visions, and turn that vision into a reality. You will learn how to build relationships and connect with people like your job depends on it, because it does!

Entry Requirements for an Events Management Degree

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or EquivalentGrade C or above in 3 subjects
STPM/ GCE A Levels or EquivalentGrade C or above in 2 subjects
Foundation/DiplomaMinimum CGPA of 2.0
UECGrade B or above in 5 subjects

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

English Requirements

IELTS5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0
TOEFL34 (Internet Based Test)
STPM EnglishB3 or B+
O Level EnglishGrade C or above

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

Recommended Universities to Study Events Management in Malaysia

1. Taylors University

Programme

Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Event Management)

*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

Duration3 years (full-time)
IntakeesJanuary, March, August
Indicative Fees (2021)                  RM 103, 248

2. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Events Management (Hons)

Duration3 years (full-time)
IntakeesJanuary, May, September
Indicative Fees (2021)RM 62,875

3. Sunway University

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Programme

Bachelor of Science in Conventions and Events Management (Hons)

Duration3 years (full-time)
IntakeesJanuary, April, August
Indicative Fees (2021)             RM 88,900

4. INTI International University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Event Management & Marketing (Hons)

 

*Dual Award with University of Hertfordshire, UK

Duration3 years (full-time)
IntakeesJanuary, April, August
Indicative Fees (2021).      RM 62,386

5. USCI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Event & Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration3 years (full-time)
IntakeesJanuary, May, September
Indicative Fees (2021)      RM 48.486

The Future of the Events Industry - Should You Still Pursue Your Dream Career?

As the Covid-19 pandemic took over the world, we have seen shifts in every dimension of our lives- the pace of change we have experienced in the past year; technological, social, behavioral or otherwise, has almost transcended the entirety of the past decade. Events is one industry that has been uprooted almost entirely.

 

Understandably, there is a degree of uncertainty when it comes to the future of the industry. Event planners have had to rewrite the entire exhibitions rulebook. Experiences that they have been building throughout their careers were suddenly rendered useless and irrelevant, and they have had to quickly acquire new skills and reimagine the future of events. 

Its a New Dawn for the Events Industry - One With More Promise Than We Can Imagine

Over the last year or so, we have seen several companies take their events online, and found creative, innovative ways to connect with the audience. For the foreseeable future, virtual remains the only way to connect, but it is still, pretty much uncharted territory. 

 

In a sea of uncertainty, we can either choose to drown in it, or focus on what we can control. One thing we can do is increase our knowledge of the new technological advancements, get tech-savvy, and familiarise ourselves in virtual technology. 

 

Event planners have been presented with an opportunity to find new ways to balance the virtual world with the online world, and find new tools to stimulate online engagement. We are envisioning a future incorporated with VR and AR elements to enhance personalisation. 

 

Though it is still in its early stages, the new era of the events industry will set the stage for generations to come. 

The Landscape of the Events Industry Has Been Turned Inside Out, and Things May Never Go Back to the Way It Was - and That is Not a Bad Thing!

The link between physical space and events is barely hanging on by a thread at this point. We need to prepare for a reality where physical events may never matter again. Perhaps by the time we make it out of this pandemic, the nature of networking will be changed beyond recognition. 

 

As the events industry moves forward, so does technology and the generations attached to it. Event planners have already started moving on from catering to the Millennials to catering to Generation Z – the group of people who were practically raised by the internet. So, it makes perfect sense for the future of the events industry to be hybrid events, or even entirely virtual.

 

No matter how much change we go through, one thing will always remain constant. People are always looking for new experiences. Event planners are given a chance to push the boundaries and find new ways to convey captivating experiences, specifically tailored to meet the ever-so-changing requirements and preferences of the people. 

 

If you ask us, this is the perfect time to get into the events industry. Become an early adopter, stay so ahead of the curve that the curve becomes a sphere!

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

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

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

Things to consider before applying for a scholarship

1. Do your research

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

2. Be mindful of the closing date

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

3. What they are looking for

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

 

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

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

List of universities and the scholarships they provide

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s College Merit Scholarship

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

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

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

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

 (subject to online assessment) 

IGCSE

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

Taylor’s University Merit Scholarship

Applicable for Advance Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes.

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

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











70% Tuition Fee Waiver

50% Tuition Fee Waiver

(subject to interview performance) 

 

IGCSE

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

A-Levels

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

STPM

Minimum GPA 3.75 in 3 subjects

UEC

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

Foundation / Diploma / Matriculation

Minimum CGPA 3.80

ATAR for 

Ausmat / SACE

Minimum 90

Ontario / MUFY

90% and above

IB

Minimum 30

Taylor’s Excellence Award Scholarship

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

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

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

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

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

95% and above

12 points & below

RM15,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM5,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM4,000

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

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

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

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

95% and above

12 points & below

RM12,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM7,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

RM5,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM4,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM2,000

Diploma : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

2021 Quantum

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

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

RM 10,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

RM 8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

RM 7,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

RM 6,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM 5,000

4(A+,A,A-)

4(A*,A)

RM 4,000

3(A+,A,A-)

3(A*,A)

RM 3,000

Advanced Diploma : Excellence Award

Diploma

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.30

RM 6,000

CGPA3.70

RM 12,000

Degree : Excellence Award

STPM

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.00

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.30

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

RM6,000 per year

CGPA3.22

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.50

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

RM10,000 per year

CGPA3.55

9 points

CGPA3.70

AAA/AAB

90 (%)

33

RM15,000 per year

ACCA : Excellence Award

STPM

CAT

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.55

90

9 points

CGPA3.60

AAA/AAB

85 (%)

33

35% (RM8,400)

CGPA3.22

80

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.40

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

25% (RM6,000)

CGPA3.00

70

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.20

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

15% (RM3,600)

Asia Pacific University (APU)

APU Malaysian Scholarships & Merit Awards 2021

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

Qualifications

Requirements

Award

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 


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

10 A+

100% Full Tuition Fee Waiver (Interview Required)

 

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

40% Discount

 

7 A’s

30% Discount

 

6 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 5 A’s

10% Discount

IGCSE / O-Levels

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

35% Discount

 

7 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 6 A’s

10% Discount

UEC

12 points & below in 6 subjects

50% Discount

 

13 – 18 points in 6 subjects

35% Discount

 

19 – 24 points in 6 subjects

20% Discount

A-Levels

AAA

50% Discount

 

AAB

35% Discount

 

ABB / AAC

20% Discount

 

BBC

10% Discount

STPM

3.7 and above in 3 subjects

50% Discount

 

3.4 and above in 3 subjects

35% Discount

 

3.0 and above in 3 subjects

20% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

30% Discount

 

26 – 36 points

20% Discount

APU International Students Scholarships & Merit Awards

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

Qualifications

Minimum Score in 2020/2021 Final Results

Entry to:

APU Merit Awards

A-Levels

AAA

Degree Only

30% Discount

AAB

20% Discount

ABB/AAC

10% Discount

O-Levels / IGCSE

9 A’s

Foundation Only

30% Discount

8 A’s

20% Discount

6 – 7 A’s

10% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

Degree Only

30% Discount

31 – 36 points

20% Discount

26 – 30 points

10% Discount

Curtin University

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship for Domestic Students

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

Qualification

Requirements

Value of Scholarship

SPM 

10As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

9As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As – 8As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

O-Level / IGCSE

8As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

6As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

STPM 

(not inclusive of Pengajian Am)

3As

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

A-Level

(not inclusive of General Paper)

4As and above

RM10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As – 3As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

UEC

7As and above

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

5As – 6As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited External Foundation 

CGPA 3.75

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.5

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited Diploma 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Malaysian Matriculation 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

IB 

38 points

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

35 points

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

AUSMAT / SACE / SAM

ATAR 90

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

ATAR 85

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

UCSI University

UCSI University Trust Scholarship

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

 

Up to Full Tuition Fee Waiver

Partial Tuition Fee Waiver

SPM

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

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

IGCSE O-Levels

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

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

STPM / Diploma / Foundation

CGPA 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

CGPA 3.50, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

A-Levels

AAA in the relevant subjects

ABB in the relevant subjects

UEC

8 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

5 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

SACE / AUSMAT

ATAR 90 

ATAR 85

IB

40

36

UCSI University Trust Pre-U Scholarship

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

 

Foundation in Science

Foundation in Business

SPM

IGCSE O-Levels

Scholarship Amount (RM)

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

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

13,000

12,920

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

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

6,500

6,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

5,500

5,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

4,500

4,500

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

3,500

3,500

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

2,500

2,500

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

1,500

1,500

UCSI University Trust SACE International Scholarship

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

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

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

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

16,000

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

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

7,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

6,000

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

5,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

4,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

3,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

2,500

UCSI University Trust A-Level Scholarship

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

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

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

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

25,020

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

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

15,000

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

12,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

8,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

7,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

6,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

5,000

SEGi University

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM/O-Levels

10 As and above

100%

 

9 As

75%

 

8 As

50%

STPM/A-Levels/

Local Matriculation/Foundation/Diploma

CGPA 4.00/ 4As

100%

 

CGPA 3.75/3As

75%

 

CGPA 3.50/2As

50%

UEC (Points of 5 Best Subjects)

7As or 5 points

100%

 

6As or 7 points

75%

 

5As or 10 points

50%

 

4As or 15 points

25%

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

ATAR 95 – 100 / IB: 40 – 42

100%

 

ATAR 90 – 94 / IB: 36 – 39

75%

 

ATAR 85 – 89 / IB: 34 – 35

50%

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

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

100% Merit Scholarship (inclusive of interview)

Qualifications

Requirements

Entry to:

Award

  • SPM

  • IGCSE / O-Level

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% 

A-Level

4As

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

STPM

CGPA 4.00

AUSMAT

ATAR 98

UEC


(based on the top 5 subjects)

5 points

Other Merit Scholarships

Qualifications

Requirements

Amount (RM)

Entry to:

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

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

12,000

 

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

9,500

 

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

7,000

 

8A & Above

4,500

 

6A & Above

3,000

 

5A & Above

1,000

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

7 points

12,000

 

9 points

9,500

 

11 points

7,000

 

13 points

4,500

 

15 points

3,000

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)

  • SPM 
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

12,000

 

7A & Above

9,500

 

6A- / A & Above

7,000

 

5A- / A & Above

4,500

 

3A- / A & Above

3,000

ACCA Foundation in Accountancy (ACCA FIA)

  • SPM
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

6,000

 

7A & Above

5,000

 

6A- / A & Above

4,000

 

5A- / A & Above

3,000

 

3A- / A & Above

2,000

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

A-Level

3As

12,000

2As 1B

7,000

1A 1B

3,000

STPM

CGPA 3.75

12,000

CGPA 3.50

7,000

CGPA 3.25

3,000

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

12,000

ATAR 85

7,000

ATAR 80

3,000

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

A-Level

3As

2,250

2As 1B

1,500

1A 1B

750

STPM

CGPA 3.75

2,250

CGPA 3.50

1,500

CGPA 3.25

750

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

2,250

ATAR 85

1,500

ATAR 80

750

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

8 points

2,250

12 points

1,500

15 points

750

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

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Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia 2020

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Have you ever wondered when and how the term “Software Engineering” derives from?

In the 1960s, Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist and systems engineer, invented the term “software engineering” while developing the guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo missions. She felt that software developers earned the right to be called engineers and the rest is history.

So, what is Software Engineering all about? Let us find out below.

What is Software Engineering?

Software Engineering is a branch of Computer Science and the result of programming and engineering combined. This field applies the knowledge and theoretical understanding of computer science to develop and build computer systems software and applications software. 

Engineering principles will be applied in every stage of constructing the software to ensure a high-quality software product that will fulfill the clients’ needs.

What will you learn in Software Engineering?

What are the Skills to Study Software Engineering?

Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • User Experience Specialist
  • App Developer
  • Data Scientist

General Entry Requirement

Education

Academic Requirements

A-Level

3B in Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

STPM

GPA 2.33 including Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Foundation

CGPA 3.3  in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

Diploma

CGPA 2.5 in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

UEC

2As Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Requirements vary according to universities. To know more about other entry requirements than stated above, contact us 😃

Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia

Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February, July or October

Duration

4 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM48,101

International Students: RM54,915

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Intake

September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM39,500

International Students: RM46,000

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM24,375

International Students: USD$ 7,155

This program is in partnership with the University of West England, UK and thus, students will graduate with both certificates from Taylor’s and UWE. Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Program

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

Intake

September & November

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM28,200

International Students:RM28,600

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Wollongong, KDU

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

January,June & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM70,005

International Students: RM83,705

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Multimedia University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

April, June & November 

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM60,000

International Students: Inquire Us 

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

INTI International University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

January, May & August

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM68,376

International Students:RM73,780

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

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Top 10 Private Universities to study Business Degree in Malaysia 2020

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Do you aspire to be like Tony Fernandes, a Malaysian entrepreneur who bought AirAsia with only RM1 and successfully turned it into a low-cost airline that allows everyone to fly? Tan Sri Dr. Anthony Francis Fernandes, mortgaged his home and used his personal savings to build AirAsia, eventually founded Tune Group, holding a majority shareholder in Queens Park Rangers Football Club and was ranked 28th on Forbes list of Malaysia’s Richest.

So if you aim to be like him, then you can definitely start your entrepreneur journey by taking a business degree!

What is a business degree?

A business degree is a combination of multiple topics such as accounting, management, human resource, marketing, economics, and finances, depending on the major that you choose to specialize in. Normally it is a 3-year program that will help you to get a good understanding of business theories with its practical application through the use of case studies and problem-solving. 

What are the Benefits of Studying Business?

An introduction to the business world

Throughout your course, you will get an insight into how the real business world works. This is great if you have no working experience. Besides, you will know more about how the industry works, market trends, and trading.

Become a successful leader

You will be learning how to lead people because you will be exposed to multiple leadership styles that are suitable depending on the business contexts. It is very important to become a charismatic and reliable leader where the subordinate can depend on you and trust your vision to ensure the business flourish.

Gain a competitive advantage

With a degree in business, you will have a deep knowledge and understanding of how to build and expand your business. As a decision-maker, you will have the necessary expertise to determine the direction of your business.

What are the Career Opportunities for Business Graduates?

General Entry Requirement

A-Level

BBB

STPM

BBB

UEC

2A 3B

Diploma

GPA 3.3

Foundation

GPA 3.3

Requirements vary according to universities. For inquiries on any other entry requirement than stated above, kindly contact us 😃

Top 10 Private Universities to study Business in Malaysia

1. Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Intake

February, July & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 38,213

International students: RM 43,680

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

BSc (Hons) International Business Management 

Intake

September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 37,000

International students: RM 45,500

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

3. Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM102,500

International students: USD$29,867

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

4. Heriot-Watt University

Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Intake

January & September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 35,500

International students: RM41,200

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

5. University of Wollongong Malaysia KDU

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons) 

Intake

January, June & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 68,750

International students: RM82,450

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

6. Swinburne University Sarawak

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Intake

January, March, September & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 24,232

International students: RM30,680

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

7. Asia Pacific University

Program

BA (Hons) in Business Management

Intake

April, July, September & November

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 29,000

International students: RM30,000

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

8. UCSI University

Program

BA (Hons) Business Administration 

Intake

January, May & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 63,330

International students: RM65,400

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

9. INTI International University & Colleges

Program

Bachelor of Business (3+0) in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 79,000

International students: RM96,220

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

10. SEGi University & Colleges

Program

Bachelor of Business Management (Hons)

Intake

January, April, June, August, September & October

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

RM57,100

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

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Study like The Marvel’s Avengers Superheroes

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Saving the world is a big priority to the Avengers. They made sure that they are fully equipped and skilled before fighting Thanos. At the end, these superheroes managed to overcome the circumstances and knocked down Thanos. But do you know that these superheroes value education? I did some background check on them and it is very surprising that most of the Avengers have a high level of education. They know that education is power and is the passport for the future. So, check out the Avengers’ biography and their education together with the list of universities recommendations in Malaysia if you are interested to pursue the same course with your superheroes.

Iron Man

Those who are interested to study like this genius and billionaire, you can start with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering at this university.

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Duration 

3 years

Intake

September

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: BBB – including Mathematics & Physics

UEC: 2As in Mathematics and Physics & 3Bs excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM47,500

International students: RM55,500

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Spider Man

Although in the Endgame movie Spiderman was still a highschool student, in the comic, he will grow up and earn a degree in Physics and doctoral studies in biochemistry. If you are wondering where you can learn more about in depth on Science subjects, I have prepared you a recommended university so you too can start learning like Spiderman!

Swinburne University of Technology

Program

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Duration

3 years

Intake

March & September

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 8

STPM: 2 passes

Prerequisite: Mathematics & Physics/Biology/Chemistry

Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 31,888

International students: RM 40,664

For more information on the program and other enquiries on entry requirements, contact us 😃

Black Widow

Do you know that before Natasha became Black Widow, she was a ballet dancer? Apparently she has artistic skills and if you have the desire to pursue your passion in performing arts, go for it!  The recommended university to pursue performing arts in Malaysia is:

Taylors’ University

Program

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons)

Duration 

3 years

Intake

March & August

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 5.0

A-Level: 2Es 

STPM: GPA 2.0

UEC: 5Bs including English

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 28,300

International students: USD$ 8,085

This course also requires you to go for an audition or interviews and submission of portfolio. But do not worry, we can help you! For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Captain America

This patriotic superhero, surprisingly, used to be an art student for one year before he got frozen. And according to Screen Rant, Steven Rogers was a fine arts student. If you are interested in unleashing your creativity through designing, the recommended university is below.

Lim Kok Wing

Program

Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication)

Duration

3 years

Intake

Ask us 😃

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 5.0

A-Level/ STPM: GPA 2.0

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian & International students: Enquiry with us 😃

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Thor

Here’s a thing, in the comic, Thor was very arrogant and selfish. His father, Odin, was angry at Thor and banished him to Earth as a lesson in humility in the form of Dr. Donald Blake. Shocking isn’t it? The mighty Thor used to be a doctor. So, if you want to learn medicine and become a doctor like Dr. Donald Blake, the recommended university is below.

MAHSA University

Program

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

September

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology & Chemistry & Physics/ Mathematics

UEC: B4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics

Total Indicative Fees

RM 369,900

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Pepper Pots

Pepper Pots may not be a superhero but she is no stranger in Marvel’s world. She was a secretary to Tony Stark. Even the genius Iron Man knew that Pepper Pots is really good at her job and let her run his company, Stark Industries. Of course she is great at her work, she has a degree in Business. To be as competent as her, you can take a business course in the recommended university.

Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intake

March & August

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 5.0

A-Level:EE

STPM: GPA 2.00

UEC: 5Bs in Mathematics & English

Total Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 102,500

International students: USD$ 29,867

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Groot

Allegedly, Groot was educated by tutors in his home planet, Planet X. But one thing for sure, Groot was protecting the ecosystem on his planet before he left it. So, if you desire to know more about our environment and help to protect our planet Earth just like Groot protecting his own planet, below is the university where you can study Environmental Science

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Duration 

3 years

Intake

September

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: BBC including 2 science subjects

STPM: BBB including 2 science subjects

UEC: 1A and 4 B3s including 2 science subjects

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 39,500

International students: RM 46,000

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

If you have further enquiries on the mentioned universities or courses, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to guide you into your dream universities because we love you 3000.

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Is ACCA the Right Course for You?

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You are passionate about accounting and numbers and you heard about the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). But you are not sure whether ACCA is the best course for your future. Before you make any decision, let us take a look at what this course is all about and do you have what it takes to pursue it? 

About ACCA

Now, ACCA is a professional accountancy body that is recognised, highly respected and valued around the world. They have 17 joint exam partnerships with national accountancy bodies globally that allows their trainees to qualify using ACCA Qualification structure. You see, not everyone in the accounting world is qualified and allowed to use the designatory letters ACCA behind their name.

Only students that complete ALL of the 13 exams, work for a required number of years and complete the professional ethics module are allowed to use this prestigious title in their business card, provided they keep updating themselves with the ACCA regulations, standards and news every year. With ACCA behind your name, you are a Chartered Certified Accountant and this means you are high calibre, experienced and deserve a higher salary than other people in the industry. This prestigious accountancy body should not be confused with an accounting degree examination.  

Details of ACCA Examination

Passing marks: 50% and above

Total exam papers: 13

Number of resit allowed: Unlimited

Exam Sittings: March, June, September & December every year

Maximum years to finish all papers: 10 years 

Trust me when I say ACCA is known everywhere in the world for its tough and rigorous exams #beentheredonethat. With only one mark difference can change your whole strategy for the next study plan. ACCA regarded 0% to 49% as failed and 50% and above as passed. What you will study is very technical and industry-related on topics such as Law, Tax, Audit, Finance and Performance Management.

There are 3 steps of ACCA exams and you must complete every paper before proceeding to the next step. The steps and papers are:

1. ACCA Applied Knowledge:

AB- Accountant In Business

MA- Management Accounting

FA- Financial Accounting

 

2. ACCA Applied Skills:

LW – Corporate and Business Law

PM – Performance Management

TX – Taxation

FR – Financial Reporting

AA – Audit and Assurance

FM – Financial Management

 

3. ACCA Strategic Professional:

Essential: 

SBL – Strategic Business Leader

SBR – Strategic Business Reporting

Options: Choose 2 only

AFM – Advanced Financial Management

APM – Advanced Performance Management

ATX – Advanced Taxation

AAA – Advanced Audit and Assurance

Once you have completed all these papers, you are not done yet. You need to sit for the Ethics and Professional Skills Module before entering the related working field or known as Practical Experience Requirement (PER). Most graduates choose to work with the Big 4 while some prefer commercial companies.The minimum years of working is 3 years before you become an affiliate. But bear in mind, you need to renew your member fees every year and failure to do so will result in losing the ACCA designatory letter and you are no longer associated with this top accountancy body. 

Quick Self-Assessment: Is ACCA the Right Choice for You?

So now you know the history of ACCA and the exam structure. It is time for you to do some self-reflections and answer the questions below to find out whether this route is for you or against you.

1. Do you love challenges?

You must love challenges and not just ‘like’ them. ACCA exam papers are one of the most difficult exams in the world to complete. You must have the perseverance attitude, not easily give up and be strong in spirit because if you fail one paper, you must re-sit it. But what if you fail that paper for the 5th time? Many ACCA students experienced it.

Therefore, you must have the determination, self-disciplined and persistence to study that particular paper, attend the class, do a lot of practices before attempting the paper for the 6th time. So, if you are the type of student who loves hard and tough exam papers, go check the second questions. 

2. Do you have a strong grasp on English language?

The exam papers are prepared by a board of qualified and expert people from the accounting industry in the United Kingdom. The question style is different compared to local universities whereby the knowledge on and lifestyle of local people is acknowledged.

However, since the exam authors are mostly British, you have to familiarise yourself with British way of professional business settings to understand the exam papers. If you also say yes to this question, go ahead and check the last question.

3. Do you see yourself as a Chartered Certified Accountant in the future?

You see, many people assume that the accountants only deal with numbers. That is not the case because you also need to understand the law of the country you practise, standards used to deal with accounting issues and actively participate in the company’s business future plan. So if you see yourself doing all these in the future, then being an accountant might be the right career for you.

If you answer YES to all these 3 questions, then this course is for you!

Education Pathway to Obtain ACCA Qualification In Malaysia

General Entry Requirements:

A-Level

Minimum 2 credits + 3 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

STPM

Minimum 2 credits + 3 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

UEC

Minimum 5Bs including English & Mathematics

SAM/AUSMAT

Minimum ATAR 70 + 5 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

The requirements may vary among colleges or institutions and contact us to find out more on other requirements than stated above 😃

Before you decide where to study ACCA, bear in mind about the Approved Learning Partner (ALP).

There are 3 status granted by ACCA to ALP around the world: Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Platinum Status

This is the highest and most prestigious level of approval to teach ACCA Qualification. Platinum learning partners are required to meet ACCA global best practices relating to the institution, course management, course delivery and student support. Not only that, Platinum learning partners need to demonstrate student pass rates that exceed global averages for the majority of the exams they teach.

Gold Status

Gold learning partners are required to meet ACCA global best practice relating to the institution, course management, course delivery and student support. To maintain the status, Gold learning partners need to demonstrate student pass rates.

Silver Status

Silver Learning Providers have demonstrated that they meet ACCA criteria for approval and are actively working in partnership with them to meet the remaining criteria for Gold approval.

Where To Study ACCA In Malaysia?

Sunway TES CAE Centre

Sunway University

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Bandar Sunway, Selangor

Intakes

January, March, April (Knowledge module only)

July & September

Estimated Fees

RM 40,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in Sunway:

  • International environment

You are able to make long term friendships and connections from all around the world such as Maldives, China and India.

  • Industry connections

The Big 4 in Malaysia prefer to hire graduates from this college. They conduct interviews and give provisional offers to final paper students.

  • High Caliber Lecturers

It is known that their lecturers are on top of their game. Some lecturers are specifically hired from abroad just to teach Sunway students. Not only that, their experiences and skills are second to none.

HELP College of Arts and Technology

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Kuala Lumpur

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 15,800 (excluding application, admin, MPU & ACCA exam fees)

Benefits of studying in Help:

  • Well Qualified Lecturers

With Platinum status, it is undeniable that their lecturers are highly qualified to teach the students.

  • Convenient

HELP College is located at and linked directly with Chan Sow Lin LRT Station. So, students can opt for public transport and save money on Grabcar or fuel if driving to class.

  • Accommodation

Hostel is directly above the campus of outstation and overseas students. You don’t have to worry about coming late to class because you stay nearby.

UOW Malaysia KDU College

KDU University

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 24,400

Benefits of studying in KDU:

  • Flexible

For students that take professional level papers that need to juggle between study and work, weekend classes are available.

  • Strong Student Support

This college will assist you in your initial registration with ACCA, academic counselling on study pathways and guidance in attaining your ACCA membership.

  • Effective Teaching and Assessing Style

Your progress will be reviewed through tests and mock exams. This is to ensure you are ready for your real exam days.

Taylor’s College

ALP Status

Gold

Location

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 31,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in Taylor’s:

Experienced Lecturers

Their lecturers have been around the industry for a long time and this means they know basically everything about the accounting industry at the tips of their fingers.

International Friends

Many people around the globe study in Taylor’s and you can definitely enlarge your social circles and learn about their culture.

Small-Sized Class

The classes are relatively small and this ensures you a full understanding of the topics that you will learn.

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

ALP Status

Gold

Location

Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 30,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in MCKL:

  • Close-Knit Community

You will be able to form friendships that last forever. They will help you not just in study but in other areas as well because everyone cares about each other. 

  • Small-Sized Class

MCKL ensures  each class is small to ensure every student is able to focus 100%. 

  • Skilled Lecturers

The lecturers are very friendly and they use various means to teach students such as video recording and video cases.

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Stephanie Calamba
Part time ACCA student, part time content writer but full time child of God.

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How to Remain Healthy During Covid-19 Quarantine

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The first wealth is health - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy to be slacking throughout this self-quarantine period. This is the period where you can sleep without looking at the time or care about how many hours you sleep. However, you must take care of your health during this chaotic time. You do not want to fall sick and worry your loved ones, not especially during the outbreak of Covid-19.

As the famous American essayist, Ralph Waldo Emmerson once said, health is your first wealth. You do not want to take your body for granted because of your young age but to value your health and start taking care of your body. During this Covid-19 period, there are things that we can do to make sure our body is in the healthiest state.

1. Workout at Home

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No more excuses saying “I’m busy” or “I have no time”. You have the time in the world to move that body because of this quarantine period. It is essential for you to sweat it out, not just because you will lose weight but also for the benefits of your important organs such as the heart and brain. Your heart will benefit the most because working out will stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and thus, lowering blood pressure. Not just that, your brain releases neurotransmitters such as serotonin and endorphins, making you feel good after the workout. There are 4 types of exercise to strengthen your health. 

Flexibility

This exercise stretches your muscles and helps your body to be flexible. Examples of this exercise are yoga and pilates. Check out Blogilates website where Cassey Ho provides a FREE workout calendar every month and you can follow the workout on her Youtube channel.

Strength

Strength exercises make your muscles stronger and allow you to carry out daily heavy activities. Normally, you can use dumbbells or resistance bands during the workout. If you are a complete beginner, your body weight would be sufficient enough to help you kick-start strength exercises. Go and do strength exercise with the help of these amazing coaches from Hasfit for free! 

Balance

This exercise helps prevent falls which is a common problem for clumsy people and older adults. You can definitely improve your balance by doing the famous Tai Chi exercises so go ahead and follow Dr. Peter Chen’s website and follow his youtube videos.

Endurance

Usually known as aerobic or cardio exercise, it can improve your breathing and heart rate. If you love dancing, this is the perfect exercise for you. Follow the Live Love Party’s youtube to maximize your dancing experience because they will teach you how to zumba.

2. Get Enough Sleep

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As cliche as it sounds, you must get enough sleep in a day. Experts from John Hopkins Medicine said lack of sleep at night time risks your health because it will increase symptoms of depression, migraines and high blood pressure. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended sleeping hours are:

  • teenagers (14-17 years) 8-10 hours of sleep 
  • adults (18-64 years) 7-9 hours of sleep.

So do not binge on Netflix so much so you lose your night time sleep.

3. Eat Healthy

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It is easy to get lazy and eat instant noodles during this quarantine period. But please drop that crips, soda and slow down on the fried food. Like the famous saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Increasing your daily intake on veggies and fruits will help to strengthen your immune system. This is crucial as there are no vaccines yet for Covid-19. Check out some of the list of fruits and vegetables to replenish each vitamin deficiency. If you are lacking any of the vitamins below, start adding more on the listed fruits and vegetables on your plate today!

Vitamin Deficiency

Fruits & Vegetables

Vitamin A

Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Apricots, Red Pepper

Vitamin B1

Kale, Cauliflower, Oranges, Potatoes

Vitamin B2

Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Spinach, Asparagus

Vitamin B3

Avocados, Mangoes, Bananas, Guavas

Vitamin B5

Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, 

Vitamin B6

Chickpeas, Banana, Squash, Tofu

Vitamin B7

Walnuts, Peanuts, Cauliflower, Raspberries

Vitamin B9

Oranges, Lemon, Lettuce, Asparagus

Vitamin B12

Eggs, Yogurt

Vitamin C

Broccoli, Papaya, Strawberries, Orange

Vitamin D

Maitake Mushrooms, Portobello Mushrooms

Vitamin E

Almonds, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Asparagus

Vitamin K

Parsley, Romaine Lettuce, Kale

If you are interested to know more about nutrition that our body needs, you might want to pursue your education in food nutrition course. Here are the 2 best universities in Malaysia to study Nutrition’s degree for you:

Top Universities to Study Nutrition or Food Science in Malaysia

The University of Nottingham Malaysia

nottingham

Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition 

Intake

September

Duration

3 Years

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: BBC (including Biology & Chemistry)

STPM: BBB (including Biology & Chemistry)

UEC: 1A, 4 B3s (including Biology & Chemistry)

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 41,500

International students: RM 45,590

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Taylor’s University

Taylor's University

Program 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Food Science)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 Years

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 5.5

A-Level: DD (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

STPM: 2.33 (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

UEC: 5Bs (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 32,500

International students: USD$ 9,539

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

4. Video Call Your Loved Ones

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It is time to reach out to your old friends and relatives that you lost contact with due to your busy schedule. Call your long lost friends or call your grandparents, ask them how they are coping up during this pandemic moment. Be sincere and be kind to one other even during social distancing.

So start checking your phone and see who are the people you have lost contact with. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health found out that video call can reduce anxiety level significantly. You will never know, your call can bring great relief to your friends and family. So make an impact and spread love during this difficult time.

Be safe and stay healthy. Spread kindness and love 😃

To stay productive during quarantine, read:

Top 5 Free Online Courses

Best Indoor Activity Ideas During Self Quarantine

Tips To Study Online Effectively

 

Did you find this helpful? If so Give us some Feedback! We are always finding news ways to improve. If you want to know more or ask us a question, please feel free to contact us any time!

Contact us to find out more

International Student enquiries:

Phone:+60182414802

Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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stephy

Stephanie Calamba
Part time ACCA student, part time content writer but full time child of God.

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