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Further Study in the oversea

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Students who wish to obtain a degree from a foreign university can do so through branch campuses of foreign universities which have set up base in Malaysia. Below is a list of such institutions.
Foreign Universities with Campus in Malaysia

Foreign Universities with Campus in Malaysia

Location in Malaysia
Monash University
Curtin University of Technology
Miri, Sarawak
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Kuala Lumpur
Swinburne University of Technology
Kuching, Sarawak

Students who want to get an Australia and UK degree have an option of studying in Malaysian for the degree.
Australia and UK degree programmes in Malaysia are available for a wide range of subjects, from nursing to music, and business to biotechnology.

Covering many subjects available for study in Malaysia in a twinning or joint degree programme.
For those subjects not available in Malaysia, the student may consider credit transfer programmes that will give a wider range of Australia and UK universities to choose to transfer to.

When considering a University's academic reputation, the student can check the ranking of the partner institution in :
1) Good University Guide at The Times Online for undergraduate programmes
2) Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) listings for postgraduate study ( results).

Some colleges have state-of-the-art facilities for design or engineering courses, while others may be lacking these facilities.
Another thing to think of is how much time you want (or can afford) to spend in the UK, if at all.

There are courses taught wholly in Malaysia, some courses require the student to spend one or two years in Australia or UK.
Some courses are taught half in Malaysia with the other half taught in oversea.

This type of course is wholly completed in Malaysia. In most cases, the degree is awarded by the Malaysia local institution.
Some institutions may have an option for students to spend a brief period at Oversea partner, if required.

The student completes the entire course and earns a UK or Australia degree in Malaysia.
There are significant financial savings as the student does not have to bear the cost of traveling and studying overseas.

Credit transfer
The student begins studying in Malaysia, accumulating three to four credits for each subject taken.
The student can then transfer the credits to an Oversea university to be exempted from taking certain classes.
This reduces the amount of time needed to complete the degree in the Overseas.
The student is generally not committed to a particular university.
In some cases, changing courses without losing accumulated credits is possible.

Joint/Double degree
The course can be done wholly in Malaysia or partially in the UK.
Upon graduation, the student receives a degree from the local institution and a similar award from the UK partner upon fulfilling all its graduation requirements.
The student may have the option to complete the course of study without leaving home.
For some employers, the joint award from the UK university imparts more prestige than its
local partner.

Twinning, 2+1,1+2
These programmes are all similar in structure as those in Australia and UK, with part of the course being completed in the local Malaysian institution, with the remainder being finished in the UK partner institution.
Graduates receive a degree awarded by the partner institution in Australia and UK.
Essentially, the difference lies in the length of time spent locally and overseas.
In 2+1 programmes, the first two years of the course are completed in Malaysia, with the final year in the partner institution in Overseas.
Similarly, in the 1 +2, the first year is spent in Malaysia, with the final two years away in the Overseas.
Students study exactly the same syllabus as their counterparts do in the Australia and UK partner institution, thereby achieving an equal standard of education.

European Commission Directorate General of Education & Culture
Information on EU/US cooperation in higher education, EU international programs and EU youth programs.
"To reinforce and promote lifelong learning, linguistic and cultural diversity, mobility and the engagement of European citizens, in particular the young."

Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA) "International Students´ Guide to the Slovak Republic"
This page, as well as SAIA's entire site, contains vital information for foreign students.


Transnational Education (TNE) programmes
Student wanting to gain an impressive oversea qualification can consider a cost-effective option available via Transnational Education (TNE) programmes in Malaysia.
Transnational Education - TNE means any programme which leads to a foreign qualification while studying entirely or partly in an institution in Malaysia.

United Kingdom is currently the leading provider of TNE programmes in Malaysia with 30,000 students enrolled in more than 800 courses.
Malaysia is the world leader in Transnational Education.
The TNE programmes are taught through the following methods:
Full scale campuses or faculties in `educational villages'
Franchising of UK degrees for local delivery
Twinning arrangements with study in the local country and the UK
Validation of local programmes by UK institutions
Distance learning programmes
Collaborative delivery with shared input in curriculum, eg joint/ double/dual degrees
Advanced standing or articulation agreements.

International students are drawn to Malaysia by UK qualifications they can access in Malaysia.
This is a trend that will continue to increase in the next few years as Malaysia achieves its goal to become a major regional educational hub.

External Degree Programmes is when a student in Malaysia become an 'external' student of the overseas university while studying in Malaysia. The overseas university sets the entry requirements and examinations but does not play an active role in teaching the students.
This reduced cost of tuition fees and living expenses when compared to studying abroad. Many such external degrees are popular among Malaysian students who have just obtained SPM or STPM qualifications; or O and A Level certificates in the case of international students. This is a popular avenue in for Malaysian to acquire foreign Bachelor's degree qualification without leaving Malaysia.
External degree programmes offered by foreign universities have long been established in Malaysia. Dating back to the early 1980s, the most popular programmes were from the University of London.
Many Malaysian private colleges have good records in guiding students in successfully acquiring degrees under this external programme.

Foreign universities campus in Malaysia
Malaysian Government launched the National Higher Education Strategic Plan in August 2007 clearly spells out the strategies and programmes towards achieving the objective of making the country an international centre of excellence in education. Prime Minister called in 2004 to 'revolutionize' the education system. Human capital development became a main agenda of the National Mission. Malaysia needs uality, well-rounded graduates as a pre-requisite to achieving the objectives of Vision 2020 to transform Malaysia into a developed and competitive nation.  
To attain excellence, the universities must be well-managed, have effective leadership and be focused on niche areas or flagship programmes. Four have been designated research university status and are expected to rush to the frontiers of research, both in applied and basic sciences, as well as contribute to the country's economic growth through commercialization. Going forward, the Ministry of Higher Education will give priority to intellectual capital output.  
There is also a need for Malaysia universities to be part of the global network. As such, focus will be given towards fostering stronger linkages with renowned foreign universities through collaboration in R&D, student and faculty exchange, as well as internship programmes. Bridging the gap through university-industry partnership will help ensure that curriculum and research are abreast with current needs.  
University-industry collaboration is also vital towards strengthening current entrepreneurial programmes on campus, including technopreneurship training. GLCs (Government-link Corporations) and various chambers of commerce who are captains of the industry to participate and contribute in developing a more sustainable model of entrepreneurship training, technical cooperation and community programmes with Malaysian universities.

Transnational Education (TNE) programmes
Transnational Education (TNE) programmes

Curtin University of Technology Sarawak 科 廷 理 工 大 學
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