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Explore overseas opportunities
AUSTRALIA and New Zealand are among the top destinations for Malaysian students when it comes to pursuing further education abroad. Both countries are just five to eight hours away by plane, which is nearer compared to the UK (about 14 hours) and the United States (15-18 hours).
There are also a wide variety of courses offered, including master’s degrees, PhD, certificate, foundation and diploma courses, bachelor’s degrees and vocational courses.
Besides that, they have world-renowned universities. Eight top universities in New Zealand are included among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings 2018, five of which are in the global top 300.
The University of Auckland, University of Otago and University of Canterbury are in the global top 250, and the University of Auckland is consistently the highest-ranked of these top universities.
As for Australia, there is the Group of Eight, which comprises eight of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. There are many other popular study destinations as well, such as Griffith University in Gold Coast, Murdoch University in Perth, University of Newcastle in Sydney and University of Tasmania in Tasmania.
Also, both countries are considered among the most liveable places in the world. According to Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the world’s most liveable cities in 2018, Australia has three cities – Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide – in the top 10, while New Zealand’s Auckland is also on the list.
JM Education Group will be organising a Study in Australia and New Zealand Fair soon. Interested students will be able to personally speak to university representatives and ask questions about furthering their studies on the following dates:
> Sept 22, noon to 5pm at KSL Resort Hotel, Johor Baru (Contact: Neriah Chu, 018-773 4372)
> Sept 28, 2pm-6pm at Weil Hotel, Ipoh (Contact: Sherly Toh, 011-2768 9082)
> Sept 29, noon to 5pm at Ixora Hotel, Seberang Jaya (Contact: Mei, 016-438 8432)
> Sept 30 at noon to 5pm at G Hotel Gurney, Penang (Contact: Stevia See 018-403 7166)
> Oct 6, noon to 5pm at Cititel Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur (Contact: Siti Aishah Jilani, 018-210 5305)
> Oct 7, noon to 5pm at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya (Contact: Peter Lim, 017-398 8870)
Entrance to the fair is free.
■ For enquiries, call JM Education Group at its headquarters in Subang Jaya (03-5633 4732) or e-mail email@example.com