Mid-year intake for Curtin Malaysia’s foundation programmes underway

Miri – 6 August 2019 – School leavers keen to undergo foundation studies at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) can apply for its current August (Semester 2) intake before the commencement of classes on 17 August 2020.

As all foundation and undergraduate programmes at Curtin Malaysia will continue to be delivered online until at least the end of the year, new students in the current intake will head straight into online classes following a week-long orientation, which will be conducted online for the second time this year.

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 offers degree courses in engineering and science, business and humanities identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth at affordable Malaysian fees. Its one-year foundation programmes in Engineering and Science, Commerce and Arts feed directly into the degree programmes. Many of the courses are world-ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 as well as ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.

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 international 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/.

Besides course and enrolment information, the website features an online personality test for course matching, virtual campus tour, information on scholarships and financial aid, and downloadable e-brochures. Potential students can also engage online with course counsellors for advice. Those residing in Miri can make an appointment with the counsellors for physical tours of the campus.

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.

Meanwhile, those completing the Foundation Studies in Engineering and Science (Science Stream) can enrol in the Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Communications, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce programmes.

Students with outstanding results in the SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC examinations can take advantage of the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships and Special Malaysian Grants offering significant tuition fee waivers and one-off grants towards tuition fees. There is also a separate Merit Scholarship scheme for international students.

Student loans and other financial aid such as the 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 Study Loans, and the Yayasan Sarawak’s BP40 Bursary Scheme is available to Sarawakian Bumiputra students specifically.

Curtin University is a global university ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019 and Curtin Malaysia is its largest international campus and global hub in Asia. The Malaysian campus provides 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.

Curtin Malaysia’s August foundation intake is still open to domestic and international students.



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