Guide to the Mid­dle East

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

THE Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion has an ap­pli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure guide for those want­ing to fur­ther their stud­ies in the Mid­dle East — specif­i­cally in Egypt, Jor­dan and Morocco.

The cri­te­ria for pur­su­ing a de­gree in medicine at a univer­sity in Egypt in­cludes hav­ing an av­er­age of 90 per cent in eight sub­jects in the Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (SPM) exam — Ba­hasa Me­layu, English, His­tory, Math­e­mat­ics, Ad­di­tional Math­e­mat­ics, Physics, Chem­istry and Bi­ol­ogy — as well as a min­i­mum of B grade in Bi­ol­ogy, Chem­istry, Physics, Math­e­mat­ics and Ad­di­tional Math­e­mat­ics.

To do a de­gree in chem­istry or phar­macy in Egypt, ap­pli­cants must have an av­er­age of 75 per cent in Ba­hasa Me­layu, English, His­tory, Math­e­mat­ics, Ad­di­tional Math­e­mat­ics, Physics, Chem­istry and Bi­ol­ogy; as well as with B in Bi­ol­ogy, Chem­istry, Physics, Math­e­mat­ics and Ad­di­tional Math­e­mat­ics.

For Al-Azhar Univer­sity, to study health sciences, ap­pli­cants are re­quired to have taken Ara­bic as a sub­ject dur­ing SPM.

Stu­dents ap­ply­ing for Is­lamic Stud­ies at Egyp­tian uni­vesi­ties must have scored Jayyid (65 to 74 per­cent) in the Si­jil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) and sat for the Imti­han Qabul (IQ) test. For Ulum Is­lamiah, ap­pli­cants must pass all SPM sub­jects with B in Ba­hasa Me­layu, English, Ara­bic Lan­guage, Math­e­mat­ics, Syariah Is­lamiah and Al Qu­ran Sun­nah Stud­ies as well as have sat for the IQ test.

To study medicine or den­tistry in Jor­dan, ap­pli­cants must have an av­er­age of 90 per cent for all SPM sub­jects and are re­quired to have at least A- for bi­ol­ogy, physics, chem­istry, math­e­mat­ics, ad­di­tional math­e­mat­ics, English and Ara­bic.

Mean­while, Is­lamic Stud­ies in Jor­dan re­quires an 80 per cent av­er­age for all SPM sub­jects and A- for Ara­bic lan­guage and any sub­jects re­lated to Is­lamic Stud­ies.

For Is­lamic Stud­ies in Morocco, ap­pli­cants must have at least A- in SPM sub­jects re­lated to the field of study.

Malaysian stu­dents who wish to study in Egypt, Jor­dan and Morocco can find out more at https://dohe.mohe.gov.my/timurten­gah. It is stated that the Min­istry does not have ap­pointed agents for the pur­pose of stu­dent ap­pli­ca­tion and place­ment. The use of agents is strictly the choice and re­spon­si­bil­ity of the ap­pli­cants and/or their par­ents.

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