IF you are planning to further your studies in New Zealand, there is now a seamless pathway for Malaysian school leavers to enter any one of the eight universities in the country. This follows the launch of the FCertNZ Foundation Programme, which will allow students in Malaysia to be awarded both a Foundation Certificate by KYSIC and an undergraduate degree from a university in New Zealand.
Building on a collaboration agreement signed between three lead universities representing the consortium of all New Zealand’s universities — the University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato — and KYS International College Bhd (KYSIC) in 2015, the FCertNZ Foundation Programme will see Malaysian students undergo a one-year foundation programme in KYS Business School (KYSB) in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, before proceeding to a minimum of a three-year undergraduate course in New Zealand.
KYSB chief executive Datuk Kamaruddin Awang said the new foundation programme, a first with all New Zealand’s eight universities, aims to widen as well as create better educational opportunities for Malaysian students.
“Through this new partnership, we hope that our students will continue to be exposed to high-quality education and gain valuable international