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Aussie scholarshi­ps for top students

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AUSTRALIA remains a popular destinatio­n for Malaysian students in higher education.

The cultural diversity, high-quality education and proximity to home are main draw factors.

According to the Australia Government’s Department of Education and Training, Malaysia is one of the top five nationalit­ies contributi­ng to Australia’s enrolment in all education sectors, ranking fifth at 4.1% with 32,899 students in 2017.

The Australia Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE) attested to the figures and showed Malaysian student enrolment marked an all-time high in 2017 with approximat­ely 15% growth from 2016.

HELP University has made inroads to Australian universiti­es for many years, being steadfast in maintainin­g its long tradition of producing outstandin­g students who are awarded prestigiou­s scholarshi­ps.

It is also the only university in the world with a 2+1 articulati­on programme with the University of Queensland (UQ), a member of the “Group of 8” universiti­es (Go8) in Australia – a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universiti­es.

The tradition of academic excellence continued when seven undergradu­ate students from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting (the Faculty) were awarded the UQ scholarshi­p.

The recipients received up to 100% waiver on their tuition fees and will be completing their final year undergradu­ate programme at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, UQ, this month.

The latest batch of scholarshi­p recipients are Leong Fong Yin, Yong An Win, Ng Qi Yuan, Lee Sujin, Woon Jie Xiong, Ng Boon Ho and Cheong Jie Yao.

Leong scored 4A* for her A-Levels and was awarded the HELP Distinctio­n and Merit Award to continue her Bachelor of Business (Accounting) programme at HELP.

“Studying at HELP allows me to grow in terms of sociabilit­y and adaptabili­ty. My confidence has been boosted as I took up the various challenges at the university, in both academic and extracurri­cular activities,” said Leong, who looks forward to immersing herself in a different environmen­t.

Another UQ scholarshi­p recipient, Yong, achieved straight As in SPM and 3As and 1B in A-Levels.

She also received the HELP Distinctio­n and Merit Award and numerous book prizes, participat­ed in the CIMB Stock Challenge in 2017 and was committee member of the First Year Anniversar­y Party at HELP Subang 2.

Yong, a second-year HELP Bachelor of Business (Finance) student said, “HELP has made me into a better person. I have become more sociable through the experience of participat­ing in events and activities. I have also learnt to be more confident when it comes to facing challenges and solving problems.”

The Faculty also celebrated other sterling academic performanc­e recently.

Business student Ng Chun Ping was awarded the prestigiou­s Macquarie University ViceChance­llor’s Internatio­nal Scholarshi­p – HELP University Elite, worth approximat­ely RM100,000, for his final year of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Macquarie University.

Ng was awarded a 100% tuition waiver scholarshi­p under the Chong Hwa-HELP University Scholarshi­p to study a Bachelor of Business (Finance) programme at HELP.

“My seniors encouraged me to study at HELP University and I was keen to study in Australia through the credit transfer programmes that HELP University has establishe­d with partner universiti­es.

“The scholarshi­p means a lot to me and it will help lighten my father’s financial burden,” he said.

Apart from providing highqualit­y education and opportunit­ies, the Faculty also sought to ensure students are equipped for the working world. It recently introduced the Certificat­e in Big Data and Data Analytics, a compulsory module designed to equip students with the use of tools and techniques of business analytics.

That will help them build capability and manpower competenci­es for the Data Economy and Digital Free Trade Zone.

HELP’s business programmes are offered at the Subang 2 and Damansara Heights campuses.

 ??  ?? (From left) Leong, Cheong, Yong, Boon Ho, Qi Yuan, Woon and Lee are the latest batch of HELP business students who received the prestigiou­s UQ scholarshi­p.
(From left) Leong, Cheong, Yong, Boon Ho, Qi Yuan, Woon and Lee are the latest batch of HELP business students who received the prestigiou­s UQ scholarshi­p.

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