Miri – 23 June 2021 – SPM leavers keen to undergo foundation studies at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) can apply for its current July (Semester 2) intake before the commencement of classes on 19 July 2021.
As all foundation and undergraduate programmes at Curtin Malaysia will likely continue to be delivered online into the next semester, school leavers are encouraged to commence online studies now and join face-to-face or hybrid classes as soon as the pandemic situation improves and the campus reopens.
Upon the start of the semester, they will head straight into online classes following a week-long orientation from 13 to 16 July 2021 (12 July for international students), which will be conducted online.
Online classes will be in both synchronous and asynchronous mode, with tutorials, workshop and lab sessions also conducted via various online platforms. In the future new normal, these are likely to progress into hybrid blended learning modes featuring a blend of face-to-face teaching and online coursework.
Curtin Malaysia’s foundation programmes in Engineering and Science, Commerce and Arts feed directly into its undergraduate courses in engineering and science, business and humanities, which are identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth but at affordable Malaysian fees.
Many of the courses are world-ranked in the global subject rankings, such as the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021.
Curtin is currently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) 2022 and is only one of three universities in Australia to achieve the QS Five Stars Plus rating.
Furthermore, degrees earned at Curtin Malaysia are awarded directly by the main campus, and undergraduate students can transfer to Curtin Perth or the university’s other global campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius at any time for short-term study or to complete their degrees.
To provide potential students and their parents relevant information on studying at Curtin Malaysia, the campus is running an ongoing ‘Virtual Info Day’ at https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.my/virtual-info-day/ where potential students can take a virtual tour of the campus, download brochures and interact online with course counsellors for advice. Alternatively, they can enquire at https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.my/enquiry/ or send an email to [email protected].
The foundation programmes at Curtin Malaysia are designed for school leavers to gain the essential skills and knowledge for a smooth transition to tertiary study, providing the best possible fundamentals to undertake a Bachelor’s degree. All are recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Students who pass the Foundation Studies in Arts can enter the Bachelor of Communications programme, while those completing the Foundation Studies in Commerce course can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (with both single and double majors), as well as the Bachelor of Communications.
The Foundation Studies in Engineering and Science (Engineering Stream) prepares students for undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science programmes. They are also eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Communications, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Commerce programmes.
Other than the foundation programmes, undergraduate programmes at Curtin Malaysia are scheduled to start their second semester on 26 July 2021.
Students with outstanding results in the SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC examinations can take advantage of Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships offering significant tuition fee waivers. There is also a separate Merit Scholarship scheme for international students.
Financial aid such as PTPTN loans, EPF Withdrawal Scheme for Education and SOCSO Education Loans are also available for Malaysian students. In addition, Sarawakian students can apply for Yayasan Sarawak’s study loans and the Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme is available to Sarawakian Bumiputra students specifically. Financial aid for higher education in private institutions of higher learning for those in the BP40 group from Majlis Agama Islam Negeri and Pusat Zakat Negeri are also available. Details can be found at https://scholarships.curtin.edu.my.
Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, providing world-recognised Curtin degrees and an international and cross-cultural learning experience to over 4,000 students from over 50 different countries. Internationally-recruited staff from over 15 countries further strengthen its global focus.
For more information on Curtin Malaysia, visit curtin.edu.my, or look for Curtin Malaysia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn.
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