HELP University International Student Bursary
Since its establishment in 1986, HELP has awarded many scholarships to encourage academically inclined Malaysian and international students who display leadership qualities to pursue tertiary education at the University. Many of these recipients have completed their courses and have embarked successfully on their careers.
HELP welcomes applications from high academic achievers for the International Student Bursary to qualify for a 50% Tuition Fee waiver for 3 years (Terms and Conditions Apply).
Terms and Conditions
- Open to all International Students.
- This fee waiver is valid from now until 31 October 2014.
- Students must meet all relevant entry requirements.
- Students must pay full administration fees, lab fees, external fees, and relevant EMGS fees including medical insurance.
- Mode of tuition fee payments:-
- First Year – Full payment as in the fee schedule
- Second Year – 50% of total fee minus first payment divided by 2
- Third Year – Same amount as second year payment.
- Full fees for repeating subjects.
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+603 7783 3333 during office hours.
In a report from Agence France-Presse, e-learning courses are becoming popular in Malaysia, China and South Korea as well as in India. Malaysia has approximately 85,000 people in education during the last 12 months, with this taking place within traditional universities and distance learning online within web-based organisations.
AFP suggest that the growth of e-learning is linked to the levels of web access. Sixty percent of Malaysians have access to the Internet. Nielsen, a leading global information and analytics provider revealed that digital consumers surveyed in Malaysia spend on average 19 hours and 48 minutes online each week, the most time spent with any media.
“The Internet has now become an essential tool and is truly ingrained in many Malaysians’ everyday lives and activities. Close to half of (49%) netizens in Malaysia use laptops to surf the Internet, but the availability of Internet-connected mobile devices have increased the online dependency,” said Luca Griseri, Director of Customised Research, Client Services in Nielsen Malaysia.
Ishan Abeywardena, an information technology teacher at Northern Malaysia’s Wawasan Open University, said that virtual learning environments can be beneficial for quieter students. He pointed out that students can be considerably bolder when participating in e-learning than when they are in a classroom, where they might be too shy to engage with their peers or ask their teachers questions.
Within e-learning, “everyone is a front-row student”, the educator declared.
Furthermore, distance learning online enables youngsters to use iPads, smartphones and other contemporary gadgets to support their education. As a result, academics claim that this encourages a more active engagement with course materials than that seen within traditional classrooms.
The number of Chinese students enrolling in the US has grown tremendously. This coincides with the growing dependence on China’s economy. In Malaysia, students from China totalled 10,214 last year which accounts for over 6% of the 158,000 Chinese students who studied abroad last year. In 2013, the number is expected to double, reaching 20,000.
China’s growing affluence is causing Chinese families wanting to seek a better education for their children. In 2002, India was the leading source of International students enrolling 67,000 students, followed by China with 63,000 students.
In 2004, India remained the leading source of international students. This was also the period when Japanese enrolment dropped by 40% from 47,000 to 28,000. It was only in 2008 when Chinese enrolment grew rapidly by nearly 20% with an additional 13,000 for the first time. Korea showed signs of growth whereas Japan continued to decline.
In 2010, enrolment of China students toppled India’s while Korea remained stagnant. By 2011, number of Indian students grew by 55% to 104,000 and Chinese students grew by 150% to 158,000 students. This was also the period when Japanese enrollment dropped by 40% from 47,000 to 28,000.
Nearly 750,000 students from China apply to study abroad every year.
The country aspires to become the regional learning centre by focusing on its strengths in four key areas.
THANKS to a landmark partnership agreement between the Higher Education Ministry, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the country is set to become the knowledge capital for logistics and supply chain management in Asia.
This has resulted in the formation of the Malaysian Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Misi) in Shah Alam.
Dedicated to postgraduate supply chain education and research, Misi will serve as MIT’s Asian hub in the university’s international network of centres, which is known as the Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network.
The other centres in the network are the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL), the Zaragoza Logistics Centre in Spain and the Centre for Latin American Logistics Innovation in Colombia.
Modelled after a leading supply chain management programme at the MIT CTL, Misi rector Dr Mahender Singh explained that Misi will offer both Master’s and Doctoral programmes in supply chain management and logistics.
“The Master’s programme will start in August this year while the Doctoral programme is scheduled for next year,” he said.
In addition, Misi will offer short courses under its Executive Development Programme as well as conduct research and corporate outreach activities for global and local firms that operate in the Southeast Asia region.
“The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centres, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. It was launched by the MIT CTL with the opening of the centre in Spain in 2004 followed by another one in Colombia in 2008.
“Collectively, the SCALE Network, which includes CTL, now spans four continents,” he said.
Explaining the meaning of supply chain education and research, Dr Mahender who has been seconded from MIT, said supply chain management (SCM) is one of the key areas within the business management space.
“A supply chain comprises everything involved in creating a product, from raw materials to finished goods. It is the art and science of bringing raw materials from their source, converting it into products and moving them to the multiple consumer locations in the most efficient manner to make the business profitable.
“We teach students a variety of skills since the domain of SCM needs a very diverse set of capabilities,” he said.
The students learn quantitative as well as qualitative methods to make supply chain performance improvements. The complexity in supply chain arises due to the routine movements of products and service across country boundaries.
“The students also learn about the financial and informational aspects of the business as it relates to the performance of the supply chain directly,” he added.
Using the actual data and description of their problems, he said researchers may decide to use mathematical tools to model the problem and find a better way to find a superior solution, or devise better solutions after conducting a qualitative analysis of the available data.
The signing of the landmark partnership agreement was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last year, who commended the three parties for their efforts, which supported the nation’s aspirations to strengthen higher education and to be a regional education hub.
“With Misi’s establishment, I believe that research and development in logistics and supply chain industry will propel and accelerate other industries for the benefit of the nation,” said Najib at the time.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said it was heartening that MIT chose Malaysia to host its overseas centre.
“The partnership is significant because China and Singapore had expressed interest in hosting the centre,” he said.
He said the ministry had selected UiTM to be MIT’s partner as the local university had a long history of offering transport and logistics programmes up to postgraduate level.
In terms of higher education institutions as of October last year, there are 20 public universities, 26 private universities, 23 private university colleges, 28 polytechnics, 74 community colleges, 434 private colleges and several branch campuses of foreign universities.
On the possibility of setting up more branch campuses of foreign universities here, Higher Education Ministry deputy director-general (private higher education institutions) Prof Datin Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir said the ministry wanted to be more selective when doing so.
Working with the best
“About 25 more institutions have indicated their interest but we want to be selective and work with those who are specialists in their fields such as in Medicine, Engineering or Business programmes,” she said.
Giving examples, she said these included the partnerships between Misi and MIT, Perdana University and Johns Hopkins University and Royal College of Surgeons, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Southampton University and Reading University.
“Heriot-Watt University will set up a branch campus in Putrajaya,” she added.
According to the Heriot-Watt University website, it has been chosen to establish a new campus in Malaysia at an investment of £20mil (RM98.4mil).
It said the university was chosen as winner of a major international tender by the Malaysian Government and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, in recognition of its strong reputation for creating diverse research and development opportunities and solid strong track record of success in linking with industry, commerce and the wider society. The new, purpose-built campus will create opportunities for up to 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study a range of courses in science, engineering, business, mathematics and design, with a view to gaining a UK-recognised degree.
Recent figures show there are 87,322 international students in Malaysia (24,617 in public institutions and 62,705 in private institutions). 9,002 of these international students are pursuing PhDs, 11,673 Masters and 35,347 their Bachelor degrees while the rest are attending diploma and certificate-level courses.
The ministry is targeting 200,000 international students enrolled in the country’s higher education institutions by 2020.
Prof Siti Hamisah said the Government is planning to expand the roles of its Education Malaysia offices (formerly known as Malaysian Students’ Department (MSD)).
“It will be like a one-stop centre where foreign students can seek more information on studying in Malaysia as well as better able to handle the recruitment of foreign students. It is similar to British Council,” she said.
To become a higher education hub, Prof Siti Hamisah said the ministry has identified four areas that will put the country in a better position to attract foreign students.
These are Islamic banking and finance, advanced engineering, hospitality and health sciences.
Mohamed Khaled said last year that by focusing on the four key areas rather than in too many disciplines, Malaysia would be able to strengthen and develop its position as a higher learning education hub.
Source : The Star