Quality Australian education at Curtin Malaysia now well within reach of Sarawakian Bumiputera students

Miri – 15 January 2020 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is collaborating with Yayasan Sarawak to offer the Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme aimed at increasing the enrolment of Sarawak Bumiputera students at the campus.

Limited to 100 Sarawak Bumiputera students in the B40 and M40 household income brackets, the special bursary scheme offers a quality Australian education and world-recognised Curtin degrees at discounted and subsidised tuition fees that are equivalent to fees at most Malaysian public universities.

Furthermore, students enrolled under the bursary scheme are still eligible to apply for other educational financial assistance schemes offered by Yayasan Sarawak, as well as all incentives that come under the schemes.

The bursary scheme’s special fee structure is applicable to all foundation and undergraduate degrees in business, engineering, science, technology and arts at Curtin Malaysia.

Interested Bumiputera students can get more details on the scheme at https://curtin.edu.my/BP40. As the number of bursaries are limited, they are encouraged to register their interest via the website as soon as possible.

Eligible students have the option to apply for their preferred courses under the current February/March intake or the subsequent July/August intake.

Curtin Malaysia Chief Operating Officer Pieter Willem Pottas said Curtin Malaysia is pleased to participate in the scheme in its commitment to help eligible Bumiputera students fulfil their aspirations for higher studies and a quality international education.

“Through such schemes, we aim to improve access and equity for deserving students from lower socio-economic backgrounds to high-quality tertiary education, which might otherwise be beyond their financial means,” said Pottas.

Curtin Malaysia, established 20 years ago as a joint venture between Curtin University and the Sarawak Government, is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia.

A truly global university, Curtin University has campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore, and strong partnerships with leading universities around the world. The university is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019, and has risen to 230th in the world in the 2019-20 QS World University Rankings.

All engineering courses at Curtin Malaysia are double-accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Engineers Australia, while business courses are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and other international professional bodies.

Students at Curtin Malaysia study the same course curriculum as their counterparts at Curtin’s main campus in Perth and other Curtin campuses. Study materials, the academic calendar and examinations are also identical, as are the degrees awarded upon graduation.

As the courses are identical, students have the opportunity to transfer to one of the other Curtin campuses on student exchange or transfer to complete their degrees.

Curtin Malaysia boasts a scenic 1,200 acre garden campus in Miri offering a comprehensive campus experience and a truly international and cross-cultural learning experience with students from over 50 countries. Internationally-recruited staff from over 15 countries further strengthen its global focus.

Special bursaries to give Bumiputera students greater access to high quality tertiary education.

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