The second annual StudyGlobal Education fair organised by HRD Services took place at Radisson Hotel yesterday, recording a consistent number of student turnout.
The education fair witnessed more than 500 visitors and served as a great opportunity for students and parents to connect with representatives of leading education institutions from Australia, Malaysia and UK.
Guests met with education advisors from 15 higher education institutions to discuss queries related to admissions, programmes, university requirements and scholarships.
Among these were University of Adelaide, University of Southampton Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia, Cambridge Education Group on Campus, University of Leeds and University College of Birmingham.
“For scholarship students, UK and Australia would be the desired destinations, whereas most private students would opt for the affordable choice, Malaysia, as their top education destination” said HRD’s Managing Director, Hjh Rafiah Hj Momin.
She noted an increasing trend in private students applying for international universities in Malaysia with branches overseas in order to also experience studying in the UK and Australia.
“There is also an increasing number of applicants looking at courses that are Information Technology (IT) and Multimedia related such as Computer Programming, Game Development as well as Data Analytics,” she added.
Whereas courses such as Law, Medical, Finance and Accountant are still considered evergreen and popular choices all year round.
As the process of selecting a university can be daunting, Hjh Rafiah said HRD are always eager to assist the students to match their course.
Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong (PTET) student, Siti Norsabrina Mohammad Shafie who is interested in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy said the fair has helped her find the right university to suit her chosen course.
Another PTET student, Sri Nur’Ain Qaisara, said such fairs are important for prospective students to plan their educational journey accordingly.
“I had a chance to speak with one of the representatives of the University of Strathclyde and they showed me some courses that fit my criteria as well as the steps I should take that would make me a more favorable applicant.”
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