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Aussie scholarships for top students
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.