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UK Graduate Work Visa Route for International Students

There is excellent news for everyone who is considering studying in the UK, as the government has announced Graduate Work Visa Route for international students.

Successful applicants on this route will be able to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for a maximum period of two years. Beyond that, graduates who have found skilled jobs, and who qualify for skilled work visas, will be able to switch visas in order to continue their careers in the UK.

Graduate Work Visa Route

The UK Home Office has announced they will be introducing a 2 year Post-Study Work Visa known as the Graduate Work Visa for students who meet certain conditions.

What courses will be eligible for the Graduate Work Visa?

The Home Office has advised that a student must successfully complete a Bachelor Degree or above on or after the summer of 2021 to be eligible for the Graduate Work Visa.

Can I apply for the Graduate Work Visa if I studying an online course?

Unfortunately, courses that are studied online are not eligible for the Graduate Work Visa. The Home Office has said they will make an exception if a student had to study part of their course online (including streaming) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To benefit from this concession, you must enter the UK before 6 April 2021 and complete the final semester of your studies in the UK. You must also hold a Tier 4 Student visa which is still valid when you apply. Please note that online study for reasons unconnected to COVID-19 will not be considered by the Home Office.

Is it possible to apply for the Graduate Work Visa if my course finishes before
the summer of 2021?

Unfortunately, the Home Office has confirmed that this is not possible.

Will I have to make a new visa application for the Graduate Work Visa?

Yes, applicants will need to submit a new visa application from within the UK and pay a visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge. Applicants must hold a valid Tier 4 Student visa when they make their application. Please note that like any visa application there is no guarantee that an application for a Graduate Work Visa will be successful. The application will be assessed by UK Visas and Immigration who will make the decision.

Can I apply for the Graduate Work Visa outside the UK?

No, you must be in the UK with a valid Tier 4 Student visa to make an application.

What will be the application process?

We are waiting for the Home Office to confirm the enrollment process.

How long will the Graduate Work Visa be issued for?

It shall be issued for up to 2 years and may not be extended.

What kind of work can I do on the Graduate Work Visa?

The Home Office has advised that visa holders will be able to work or seek work at any level and in any area. It is possible that some restrictions on the type of work a visa-holder can undertake will be included when the official guidance is published.

Will the Graduate Work Visa count towards Settlement in the UK?

No, the Home Office has confirmed that any time spent on the Graduate Work Visa will not count towards Settlement.

What are my options if I want to remain in the UK after my Graduate Work Visa ends?

You would need to apply for another visa that will allow you to remain in the UK. The Home Office should include which visa categories a Graduate Work Visa holder can switch into when they publish the official guidance.

When will the Home Office publish official guidance for the Graduate Work Visa?

The Home Office is aiming to publish this in spring 2021.

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New UK Student Route Visa

The UK government will implement a points-based immigration system from 2021 onwards for students applying for a the UK student visa, as announced by the Home Office in September. This new Student route replaces the Tier 4 (General) student visa on Oct 5, 2020.

Here’s the questions and answers for you to advise your prospective students;

How do I qualify for a UK student visa?

International applicants must obtain the 70 points necessary to obtain a visa to study at a university in the UK. They will get those points if they can demonstrate action below:

 

  • Been offered a place on a course
  • Capable of speaking, reading, writing and comprehending English
  • Sufficient funds to support themselves and their course fee

How do I score 70 points in my visa application?

  1. 1) 50 points will be awarded for the CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance Studies)
  2. 2) 10 points for meeting the financial requirements
  3. 3) 10 points for meeting the English language requirements

When should I apply for a UK student visa?

The earliest you can apply for a student visa is six months before you start your course when applying from outside the UK – up from the three-month window previously under Tier 4. You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within three weeks.

If you’re applying from within the UK, the earliest you can apply is three months before your course starts. Do note that you must apply before your current visa expires. Gov.uk notes that your new course must begin within 28 days of your current visa expiring; you can expect to get a decision within eight weeks.

When can I travel to the UK?

You can arrive in the UK up to one week before your course starts, if it lasts six months or less; and up to one month before, if your course lasts more than six months.

The financial requirement for living cost change;

  • £1,334 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses in London
  • £1,023 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses outside London

How long can I stay in the UK?

How long you can stay depends on the length of your course and how much of it you’ve already completed. “If you’re 18 or over and your course is at degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to five years. If it’s below degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to two years,” according to Gov.uk.

Can I extend my student visa?

You may be able to extend your visa if needed or if you’re eligible, such as if you want to continue your studies in the UK.

How much does the student visa cost?

International students can expect to fork out 348 pounds if you’re applying for a student visa from outside the UK, and 475 pounds to extend or switch to a student visa from within the UK.

Can I still work with this new student visa?

International students can study and work as a student union sabbatical officer, but Gov.uk adds that, “You may be able to work, but how much depends on what you’re studying and whether you’re working in or out of term-time.” They add, “If your application is successful, you’ll be told what you can and cannot do on a student visa.”

You can apply for Tier 4 visa six months ahead

Under the latest UKVI guidelines, students can apply for a study visa as soon as they gain admission into the university and confirm their UK travel. This is a welcome change to international students at this time of travel uncertainty. Previously, students could only apply for this visa closer to their course commencement.

As part of the measure, UKVI will issue visa vignettes for 90 days instead of the usual 30 days for the rest of 2020. This way, students benefit from more time and flexibility in the longer travel window.

You can start studies remotely without a visa

Next on the latest UK visa updates: those who are unable to travel to the UK due to restrictions can start their studies remotely without applying for a Tier 4 visa. You need only apply for a student visa when you are ready to travel to your university.

New highly-skilled visa route introduced

The Global Talent Scheme will welcome the most highly-skilled workers to come to the UK without a job offer. Top scientists, researchers, and mathematicians will be given fast-tracked entry into the UK via this route, which is expected to roll out in late 2021. It replaces the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route and will see endorsements from the scientific and research community for the first time.

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UK expected to be the first western country to license a COVID-19 vaccine

vaccine program with BioNTech

Britain is expected to become the first western country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine, increasing the chances that vaccines will begin weeks ahead of the rest of Europe.

Meanwhile, the European regulator suggested on Tuesday that it might not take a decision before the end of December, making it unlikely that vaccination programs will be launched in Europe before 2021.

The United Kingdom could start vaccinations ahead of any other western country thanks to an internationally recognized body, the Regulatory Authority for Drugs and Health Products (MHRA).

A source in Whitehall said the UK would be “one step ahead”, saying that “MHRA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine will be a great time not only for the UK but for the world.”

MHRA has conducted an ongoing review of several vaccines over the past few months, including that of Pfizer/BioNTech, which presented its final data on November 23. According to a government source, the regulator was expected to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in a matter of days, even as early as Wednesday.

FAME International College - campus

“We have to be realistic and we have to accept that this vaccine is not here yet, no vaccine is here yet,” the prime minister said. “And whilst all the signs are promising, and almost every scientist I have talked to agrees that the breakthrough will surely come, we do not yet have one that has gained regulatory approval. We can’t be completely sure when the moment will arrive. And until then, we cannot afford to relax, especially during the cold months of winter.”

Europe has just started reviewing data from the final trials of the Pfizer vaccine. On Tuesday, the EMA announced that it had received definitive data from Pfizer and Moderna, the US company manufacturing a similar vaccine. Both reported 95% efficiency in Stage 3 trials.

The EMA said the assessments would be accelerated thanks to its own rolling review of the data from earlier trials and other information, with an opinion on authorisation coming potentially within weeks.

If the EMA gives the green light, the European Commission will look into the possibility of granting a conditional marketing authorisation in the coming days, which would mean that the vaccine is approved for use in all Member States.

Once transported from Belgium, where it is produced, MHRA and Public Health England will conduct “quality assurance tests” to verify that the conditions of transport have been complied with.

The UK regulatory body is also reviewing data from trials of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, which found 62% efficacy in a large trial but 90% efficacy in a subset of volunteers under the age of 55. The UK has ordered 100m doses of the vaccine, which does not need to be stored in freezers and is believed to be the backbone of the immunization program.

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IBE Alliance Member Schools

The International Bilingual Education Alliance is an exclusive network of high schools across Asia. Established in May 2020, the Alliance aims to connect schools through various inter-school activities, to support teachers, and to prepare students for an era of business-driven globalisation.

The main programme that all IBE Alliance schools run is the International Preparation Course in Business (IPCB). This course equips students with practical business knowledge and a good command of the English language.

As of the 27th of October, listed below are the schools who have recently become exclusive members of the IBE Alliance:

St. Joseph’s International School, Malaysia

FAME International College - campus

Chung Hua Independent High School, Malaysia

Institut Sinaran

SMA Al-Azhar Syifa Budi Solo, Indonesia

Institut Sinaran

SMA St. Paulus Pontianak, Indonesia

Institut Sinaran

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Malaysia Colleges

Choosing to study at a Malaysia college before continuing to university will save you a lot of money. Tuition fees for Malaysia college are a lot lower, giving you peace of mind as you work for your degree. Aside from that, many Malaysia colleges offer degree-level study and even top-up degrees, often with lower tuition fees than many universities.

Some university is very competitive at the freshman admissions level, but not as competitive at the transfer admissions level. Meaning, to get into a university, a prospective freshman must compete with thousands of other students. However, if a student applies as a transfer student the chances of getting into a university might be better; this is because many universities have agreements or partnerships with colleges that allow college graduates to be automatically admitted into the university program of their choice assuming the student meets all other admission requirements (such as a satisfactory grade point average and having certain coursework completed).

If you think college is something you’d like to explore a little further, here are few Malaysia colleges you should seriously consider…

FAME International College

FAME International College - campus
FAME International College (FAME) was established since 1998 in Kuching in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It was formerly known as FTMS International College. FAME is an acronym for Financial, Accountancy, Management, and Entrepreneurship – four disciples that represent the core of the college.

The vision of FAME is to be ‘A world class education provider that transforms individuals by nurturing, cultivating and instilling wisdom and high awareness’.

FAME focuses on professional and entrepreneurial development that ensures students are successful not only in their studies and future careers but also in their daily lives. This focused approach resulted in students graduating with distinctions at all levels.

Programmes Offered

  • International English Course – 12 weeks
  • Certificate in Business Studies – 18 months
  • Diploma in Accounting and Finance – 2 years 8 months
  • Diploma in Business Administration – 2 years 8 months
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship – 2 years 8 months
  • Diploma in Digital Business – 2 years 8 months
  • Foundation in Management – 12 months
  • BA (Hons) Business, Accounting & Finance – 3 years(full time), 6 years(part time)
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management – 3 years(full time), 6 years(part time)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – 2.5 years
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) – 1.5 years

Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarships
  • Hardship Scholarships
  • Sportsmanship Scholarships
  • Talent Scholarships
  • FAME and University of Cumbria (UoC) Scholarships
  • PTPTN

Intake

Diploma intakes: January, April, June and August

Degree, English Course intakes: January, April and September

Certificate, Foundation: January, April and August

ACCA: January and June

CAT: January, April and July

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation
Built on a concept of being “Home away from home” for students, it seeks to provide comfort and convenience to students for study and play while promoting social interaction among students in a conducive learning environment. The hostel has a total of 66 rooms with single or twin sharing layout, and can accommodate 100 students.
FAME accommodation price

Location

Kuching city
Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It is also the capital of Kuching Division. The city is on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and covers an area of 431 square kilometres with a population about 165,642 in the Kuching North administrative region and 159,490 in the Kuching South administrative region—a total of 325,132 people.

Kuching is a major food destination for tourists and the main gateway for travellers visiting Sarawak and Borneo. Kuching Wetlands National Park is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around Kuching such as Bako National Park, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), state assembly building, The Astana, Fort Margherita, Kuching Cat Museum, and Sarawak State Museum. The city has become one of the major industrial and commercial centres in East Malaysia.

Institut Sinaran

Institut Sinaran
INSTITUT SINARAN is owned by the Kota Kinabalu Hakka Association (Community-based Association serving the local community with the provision of Private Secondary School ad Tertiary Education where infrastructure are funded through individual donors, Alumni contributions and state ministries allocations.

In 2006, we started our own Diploma in Commerce, fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), with credit transfer to many universities locally and abroad allowing direct entry into second year of business related degree programmes.

The new campus is strategically situated near University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and 1Borneo Hypermall in Kota Kinabalu.

The pleasant, peaceful and well laid out campus ground provides a conducive learning environment. The well-equipped science and computer laboratories, well-stocked library, comfortable and air-conditioned lecture rooms as well as halls are complemented by experienced, qualified and dedicated teaching staff. These attributes contribute towards making learning in the Institute a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Programmes Offered

  • GCE A-Level – 18 months
  • Diploma in Commerce – 2 years
  • Diploma in Accounting – 2 years
  • Diploma in Marketing – 2 years
  • ACCA Qualification – 4 months
  • IELTS Workshop – 12 hours

Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarships
  • PTPTN

Intake

Diploma intakes: January, March and August

A-Level intakes: January and April

ACCA: January and November

IELTS: Every month

Accommodation

Selected list of landlords and landladies which have been chosen to host students at reasonable rental prices.

Location

Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. It is also the capital of the Kota Kinabalu District as well as the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies to its west and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is located to its east.

Kota Kinabalu is often known as KK both in Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia. These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.

Kolej Laila Taib campus
Kolej Laila Taib was established on 1st March 2010 when Kolej Bersatu Sarawak was renamed as Kolej Laila Taib in honour of Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib for her selfless dedication and philanthropic commitments to the generations of Sarawakians during her lifetime.

Kolej Laila Taib’s Campus covers an area of 10 acres, which provides a great teaching and learning environment for its students. Students have access to the best teaching facilities which includes classrooms and lecture theaters that are fully air-conditioned and equipped with teaching aids such as LCD projectors. State-of-the-art computer laboratories equipped with the latest computers and internet access provide students with the perfect IT environment to complement their studies at KLT. In addition, students have access to one of the best academic technical libraries in Sarawak, providing a great learning and studying environment for KLT students.

Programmes Offered

  • Diploma in Architecture – 2 years 9 months
  • Diploma in Accounting – 2 years 9 months
  • Diploma in Business Management – 2 years 9 months
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering – 2 years 9 months
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 2 years 9 months
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying – 2 years 9 months

Scholarships

  • Laila Taib Scholarship
  • PTPTN

Intake

Diploma intakes: January and April

Accommodation

Kolej Laila Taib’s accommodation is second to none. Apart from being located adjacent to the college, it is also a gated community with 24-hour security.

Students staying at KLT’s hostel are provided with a full range of amenities such as beds, study tables and washing machines.

Great comfort and high security at extremely affordable costs is what KLT aims to provide for students staying in the hostel. Besides, hostel students are free to utilise the college’s recreational facilities.

Location

Kota Kinabalu
Sibu is an inland town in the central region of Sarawak. It is the capital of Sibu District in Sibu Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The town is located on the island of Borneo and covers an area of 129.5 square kilometres. It is located at the confluence of the Rajang and Igan Rivers, some 60 kilometres from the South China Sea and approximately 191.5 kilometres north-east of the state capital Kuching. Sibu is mainly populated by people of Chinese descent, mainly from Fuzhou. Other ethnic groups such as Melanau, Malay, and Iban are also present, but unlike other regions of Sarawak, they are not as significant.

Sibu is the main tourist gateway to the Upper Rajang River, with its small riverine towns and its many Iban and Orang Ulu longhouses. Among notable landmarks in Sibu are Wisma Sanyan, the tallest building in Sarawak, Lanang Bridge (one of the longest river bridges in Sarawak) and the biggest town square in Malaysia, near Wisma Sanyan. The Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum is the first and the only medical museum in Malaysia. Sibu Central Market is the biggest indoor market in Sarawak. Some tourists attractions in Sibu are the Sibu Heritage Centre, Tua Pek Kong Temple, Bawang Assan longhouses, Sibu Old Mosque, Jade Dragon Temple, Bukit Aup Jubilee Park, Bukit Lima Forest Park, Sibu Night Market, Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF), and Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF). Timber and shipbuilding industries are the two major economic activities in Sibu.

Kolej Sunway Kuching - building
Kolej Sunway Kuching is part of the Sunway Education Group and are fully owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The Foundation which was launched in March 2010 operates upon the philosophy of the Founder, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is passionate about giving back to the community via education, and this has been done for many years via the Sunway Education Trust Fund that was set up in the 1990s. Sunway College channels its surpluses back to the Foundation which in turn provides scholarships and financial support to deserving students. The Group is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), a first-of-its-kind and unique structure within the field of private higher education in Malaysia.

Kolej Sunway Kuching is the first and the only institution of higher learning in East Malaysia to be awarded the Approved Learning Partner – Student Tuition, the PLATINUM status. This status is awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) under a new scheme that give formal recognition to leading tuition providers who offer quality tuition and support to ACCA and CAT students. To achieve the Platinum Status, Kolej Sunway Kuching was assessed by ACCA on five (5) performance indicators-tuition (pass rate to match that of the World), course materials, facilities, student support and course management.

Programmes Offered

  • Diploma in Accounting – 2.5 years
  • Diploma in Business Management – 2.5 years
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • ACCA
  • Micro-credentials – 12 to 16 weeks
  • IAB Certificate in Bookkeeping – 3 to 6 months
  • English Courses (ESP, IELTS, MUET)
  • Software Applications Course

Scholarships

  • Continuing Scholarship (Diploma in Accounting to ACCA)
  • Community Bursary
  • Sibling Discount
  • Jeffrey Cheah Scholastic Award
  • World / National Prizewinner Awards and Top Affiliate Awards / Top Scorers Awards
  • Sunway ECA & Sports Awards
  • PTPTN

Intake

Diploma intake: January, April, August & October

CAT intake: January, April, July & September

ACCA intake: January and July (Part-Time)

Micro-credentials, IAB intake: January, April, July & October

English Courses intake: April & August

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation
Built on a concept of being “Home away from home” for students, it seeks to provide comfort and convenience to students for study and play while promoting social interaction among students in a conducive learning environment. The hostel has a total of 66 rooms with single or twin sharing layout, and can accommodate 100 students.

Location

Kuching city
Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It is also the capital of Kuching Division. The city is on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and covers an area of 431 square kilometres with a population about 165,642 in the Kuching North administrative region and 159,490 in the Kuching South administrative region—a total of 325,132 people.

Kuching is a major food destination for tourists and the main gateway for travellers visiting Sarawak and Borneo. Kuching Wetlands National Park is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around Kuching such as Bako National Park, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), state assembly building, The Astana, Fort Margherita, Kuching Cat Museum, and Sarawak State Museum. The city has become one of the major industrial and commercial centres in East Malaysia.

Malvern International Academy

Malvern International Academy - campus
Malvern International Academy (formerly known as Kasturi College International) was formed in 1988 to provide superior learning experience and nurture students to become independent and life-long learners. Malvern has global operations: besides Kuala Lumpur, it also operates in London and Singapore. Our programmes have been accredited by MQA and we are offering programmes in various fields of Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Hotel Management, skills-based programmes and English language studies. We are also an accredited centre for professional courses such as ACCA, CFA® Program, CAT and LCCI.

With 31 years of experience in the education industry in Malaysia, we have been pivotal in helping more than 50,000 local and international students to achieve their career aspirations by delivering affordable world-class academic programmes.

Programmes Offered

  • Certificate in Business Studies – 18 months
  • Diploma in Hotel Management – 3 years
  • Diploma in Accountancy – 30 months
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology – 2 ½ years
  • Diploma in Business Studies – 30 months
  • Diploma in Enforcement Management – 2 ½ years
  • London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)
  • Certified Accounting Technician, UK (CAT)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst® Program – 2 ½ to 3 years
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) – 6 to 7 months
  • Information System Administration – 9 to 15 months
  • Culinary Arts – Chef (Hospitality & Tourism) – 9 months
  • Food & Beverages (Hotel Management) – 9 to 15 months

Location

Kuching city
Klang Valley is an urban conglomeration in Malaysia that is centered in Kuala Lumpur, and includes its adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. It is conterminous with Greater Kuala Lumpur, although there are variations between the two.

The Klang Valley is geographically delineated by the Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca to the west. It extends to Rawang in the northwest, Semenyih in the southeast, and Klang and Port Klang in the southwest. The conurbation is the heartland of Malaysia’s industry and commerce.

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
For over 37 years, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has been providing quality, holistic education in the best of Methodist tradition. The campus is strategically located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur next to the Tun Sambanthan monorail station and within a five minute’s walk from KL Sentral, the modern transportation hub of the city.

MCKL provide a safe environment for a purposeful learning experience. Our lecturers are well qualified and are highly regarded by students and alumni for their commitment and willingness to go beyond their normal call of duty. The close-knit community in MCKL promote a thriving network of MCKL students, staff and alumni from diverse backgrounds.

The campus provides a conducive environment for learning as well as for individuals to explore their potential and to hone their skills; through involvement in various extra-curricular activities and taking community service learning and character formation modules. The aim is to nurture high-achieving individuals of calibre who will become passionate and compassionate leaders and nation-builders of our country and our world.

Programmes Offered

  • Cambridge A Level – 15 to 18 months
  • Cambridge A Level(German Pathway) – 18 months
  • Australian Matriculation(AUSMAT) – 11 to 16 months
  • American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) – 1 to 2 years in MCKL + 2 to 3 years in U.S.
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education – 2.5 years (3 years for Blended Mode)
  • Diploma in Social Work – 3 years & 3 months
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) – 15 months
  • ACCA – 2.5 to 3 years

Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarship
  • Special Scholarship
  • Student Leader & Achievement Award
  • Financial Aid
  • MCKL-STAR Education Fund Award
  • MCKL-Sin Chew Education Fund Award
  • MCKL-Stedfast Scholarship
  • Preston L Peach Award
  • MCKL Alumni Discount
  • Sibling scholarship

Intake

A Level intake: January, March and August

ADTP, Diploma intake: January, April and August

CAT intake: March and August

ACCA intake: January and July

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation
For outstation and international students, the next most important decision you will make after selecting which course to study at MCKL, is choosing a place to live.

By choosing to stay in the accommodation provided by the College, you become part of a community which offers additional development opportunities for multi-cultural interaction, intellectual discovery and developing good values. We aim to create not just sleeping quarters but an environment of respect, safety and cleanliness. Through regular monitoring, you will be nurtured with skills to care for your own belongings and surroundings. We desire that this home away from home will prepare you to be more holistic as you journey into your phase of life after College.

MCKL accommodation consists of apartment units rented from private owners. Dedicated staff monitor the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the resident students.

Location

Kuching city
Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and colloquially referred to as KL, is a federal territory and the capital city of Malaysia. It is the largest city in Malaysia, covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.564 million people as of 2018. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia, in both population and economic development.

Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive road system supported by an extensive range of public transport networks, such as mass rapid transit (MRT), light rapid transit (LRT), monorail, commuter rail, public buses, hop on & hop off buses (free of charge) and airport rail links. Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping, being the 6th most-visited city in the world in 2019. The city houses three of the world’s 10 largest shopping malls.
Kuala Lumpur has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking at No. 70 in the world, and No. 2 in Southeast Asia after Singapore. Kuala Lumpur was named as World Book Capital 2020 by UNESCO.

Olympia College

Olympia College - campus
Olympia College was established in 1995 to meet the growing need for private higher education in Malaysia. Adhering to its fundamental principles, Olympia College continuously strives to provide quality education for all, sticking true to the vision of it’s founder, the late Mr. Winston Pereira.

Our Petaling Jaya, Ipoh and Johor Bahru campuses offer a myriad of benefits, being a student-centered community college. Whether you’re looking for the energy of an engaged campus community or productive learning experience, Olympia has the perfect mix of both. We provide tremendous, values-based opportunities for lifelong friendship, leadership development, scholarship enhancement and social interaction.

Programmes Offered

  • Certificate in Commerce – 1.5 years
  • Foundation in Business – 1 year
  • Diploma in Business Management – 2.5 years
  • Degree in International Business (3+0) – 3 years
  • Master of Business Administration – 1 year
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology – 1.5 years
  • Diploma in Information Technology – 2½ years
  • Certificate in Hotel Operations – 1.5 years
  • Diploma in Hotel Management – 2½ years
  • English Preparation Program – 3 months

Scholarships

  • PTPTN
  • Winston Pereira Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Sports Excellence Scholarship
  • Continuing Excellence Scholarship

Intake

Certificate, Foundation and Diploma: January, April and August

Master intake: Monthly

Location

pertaling jaya
Petaling Jaya is a city in Petaling District, in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, it is part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. Petaling Jaya was granted city status on 20 June 2006.

Petaling Jaya is surrounded by Kuala Lumpur to the east, Sungai Buloh to the north, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor, and Subang Jaya to the west and Bandar Kinrara (Puchong) to the south.

ipoh
Ipoh is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak. Located by the Kinta River, it is nearly 180 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 123 km southeast of George Town in neighbouring Penang. As of 2010, Ipoh had a population of 657,892, making it the fourth largest city in Malaysia by population.

In recent years, Ipoh’s popularity as a tourist destination has been significantly boosted by efforts to conserve its British colonial-era architecture. The city is also well known for its cuisine and natural attractions, such as its limestone hills and caves within which Buddhist temples were built. In addition, Ipoh has managed to maintain its reputation as one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia.

Riam Institute of Technology
Riam Institute of Technology was set up in 1997 as a non-profit, private college in Malaysia; with the support from Sarawak State Government and Sarawak Chinese Chamber of Commerce. On 2 August 2013, it officially obtained Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (IPTS) status and became a private institution of higher learning. It is managed by the Board of Directors of Riam Educational Sdn Bhd.

Riam Institute of Technology prides itself to be the real home-grown institution that provides quality education. It has a humble beginning some 20 years ago as a vocational college. Today, RIAMTEC is a tertiary education institution that offers a range of programs from pre-university studies to technical and non-technical courses; nestled in different schools.

RIAMTEC revels in a culture of learning by doing. The integrated-study-and-work courses are designed focusing on technical and soft skills acquisition, and direct contact with industry and employers. With a strong emphasis on applied learning, we have been successfully producing highly skilled graduates for the challenging and evolving work environment.

Programmes Offered

  • Cambridge GCE A Levels – 1.5 years
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering – 2 years 3 months
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering – 2 years 3 months
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering – 2 years 3 months
  • Diploma in Accounting – 2 years
  • Diploma in Commerce – 2 years 3 months
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) – 3 years
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety – 2.5 years
  • Diploma in Hotel Management – 2.5 years
  • Automotive Electrical – 2 years 3 months
  • Culinary Arts – 2 years 3 months
  • Pâtisserie – 2 years 3 months
  • Aesthetic Beauty Therapy – 2 years 3 months
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance – 2 years
  • Hair and Media Make-Up – 2 years 3 months
  • PTE General English – 10 weeks

Scholarships

  • Elite Scholarship – Cambridge GCE A Levels
  • Excellence Scholarship – MQA Diploma Programmes
  • Exceptional Incentive Reward
  • Trust Scholarship – TVET Programmes
  • Special Award for TVET Programmes
  • Splendid Incentive Reward
  • Secondary School Principal Award 2020
  • Association Member’s Children Achievement Award (AMCAA)
  • Sports Scholarship
  • PTPTN

Intake

Language Course intake: January /April

Automotive Electrical: January /April / August

Culinary Arts & Pâtisserie & Hair and Media Make-Up: April / August

Aesthetic Beauty Therapy & Electrical Installation and Maintenance: January / April

Diploma: April / August

Degree: January / May / September

A Level: April /May

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation
We provide quality accommodation options that are located within a safe and conducive environment inside the campus. Please remember that to apply for RIAMTEC Student Accommodation, you must be enrolled or intend to enroll, as a RIAMTEC Student doing either a diploma, a degree or other courses for the relevant accommodation period being sought in the application.

The RIAMTEC on campus hostel with 3 storeys are available with three varieties that students may choose from:

Type A: Single (with attached bathroom)
Type B: Single (with shared bathroom)
Type C: Twin sharing (with shared bathroom)

Location

miri city
Miri is a coastal city in northeastern Sarawak, Malaysia, located near the border of Brunei, on the island of Borneo. The city covers an area of 997.43 square kilometres, located 798 kilometres northeast of Kuching and 329 kilometres (204 mi) southwest of Kota Kinabalu. Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak, with a population of 234,541 as of 2010. The city is also the capital of Miri District of the Miri Division.

Miri is the main tourist gateway to the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung Mulu National Park; Loagan Bunut National Park; Lambir Hills National Park; Niah National Park and Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park. The Gunung Mulu National Park with its Sarawak Chamber, which is the largest known cave chamber in the world by area, remains one of the favourite ecotourism destinations in Miri. Miri is also the birthplace of the Malaysian petroleum industry. Other major industries in the city include timber, oil palm and tourism.

Disted College

Disted College
DISTED, Penang’s first private Not-For-Profit institution of higher learning owned by the Wawasan Education Foundation, is committed to providing education and training to young students to serve the needs of industry and community. It thrives on the confidence of the community and the strengths of its programmes, staff and student care. The college currently operates from two exquisite heritage properties – the YCE Heritage Campus that sits elegantly amongst the tree-lined Macalister Road.

DISTED believes in the capability and commitment of Malaysians to provide a brand of education that is excellent, relevant and complete for all in the country. It offers a wide range of high-quality courses from certificate to bachelor degree level in pre-university studies, business, psychology, IT and engineering.

The college offers an environment that gives young school leavers safe and great opportunities to live and learn a life of adventure, creativity, independence, and leadership as well as to thrive and achieve significance in knowledge for the service of mankind. Students are able to enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and sporting activities that will contribute to a great on-campus and well-rounded learning experience.

Programmes Offered

  • Cambridge A-Level programme – 12 to 18 months
  • Foundation in Arts – 1 year
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE International) – 12 to 18 months
  • Diploma in Accounting – 2 years
  • Diploma in Business Studies – 2 years
  • Foundation in Business – 1 year
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology – 2 years 4 months
  • Diploma in Computer Science – 2 years 4 months
  • Diploma in Creative Multimedia Production – 2 years 4 months
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering – 2 years 6 months
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) – 3 years
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • PTE Academic – 15 hours over the weekend (Saturday)
  • Barista Essentials – 8 hours
  • Barista Pro Course – 3 days
  • Professional Diploma in Multimedia and Design – 1 year 3 months
  • Professional Diploma in Software Development – 1 year 3 months
  • BS (Hons) International Business Management – 2 to 3 years
  • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – 2 to 3 years
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Management – 2 to 3 years

Scholarships

  • PTPTN
  • Sibling Rebate Scheme
  • NEW Student Ambassador Scheme
  • Loyalty Rewards & Performance Awards

Intake

A Level: January, March, June

Foundation in Arts: January, April, August

SACE International: January & March, August

Diploma in Accounting, Business Studies: Jan, April, May, August and October

Diploma in Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Creative Multimedia Production, Electrical & Electronic Engineering: January, March, May, August, September

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons): January, May, August

BS (Hons) International Business Management, Accounting & Finance, Marketing Management: January, March, September

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation
The ‘home away from home’ 5-storey students’ residence at King Street in Penang has facilities for conducive living and studying that include air-conditioned bedrooms furnished with beds, mattresses, wardrobes, study tables and chairs, and free internet service. The general facilities include kitchen utilities such as refrigerator, laundry and cooking facilities. The personal safety of student residents is well taken care of by the building management and in-house security guards. The area where the student residence is located has a wide range of services and amenities, such as banks, clinics, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores, to meet the needs of students.

The SPACE DISTED Student Residence rates per person per month are as follows:

Kindly take note that our type of hostel beds include:-

  • Quad/Triple sharing room* (double decker bed upper bunk) – RM420.00
  • Quad/Triple sharing room * (double decker bed lower bunk) – RM 480.00
  • Triple sharing room (single bed) – RM550.00
  • Twin sharing room – RM650.00

* Female students only

Location

penang
George Town is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. George Town is Malaysia’s third most populous city with 708,127 inhabitants as of 2010, while Greater Penang is the nation’s second largest conurbation in the country after Greater Kuala Lumpur with a population of 2,412,616. The historical core of George Town has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

George Town, long known as the food capital of Malaysia, is renowned for its good and varied street food, incorporating Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan, Thai and European influences into its literal melting pot.

The city has been recognised as one of Asia’s top street food cities by CNN, as well the world’s top culinary destination by the Lonely Planet in 2014. These were in addition to the Time magazine in 2004, which acclaimed Penang as having the best street food in Asia.

RENG College

Disted College
RENG College was built to empower the next generation and transform lives through education. We merge traditional values with modern thinking to prepare you for your next career. When you choose RENG College you are choosing an educational experience that will give you access to practical skills, knowledge and the ability to stand out among your peers. We support you every step of the way, with our experienced and friendly staff and our well-equipped facilities at our two campuses.

RENG College is fully recognised as an institution of Higher Learning by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the National Accreditation Board of Malaysia (MQA).

Programmes Offered

  • Diploma in Architectural Studies – 3 years
  • Diploma in Interior Architecture – 3 years
  • Diploma in Creative Design – 2 ½ Years
  • Multimedia Design
  • Game Design
  • Digital Animation
  • Web Design
  • Diploma in Business Administration – 2 ½ Years
  • English Language – 9 months
  • Sijil Lukisan Pelan Senibina – 2 years

Scholarships

  • COVID19 Support Scholarship
  • High Achievers Scholarship
  • Driving Dreams Scholarship
  • Compassionate Scholarship

Accommodation

FAME college accommodation

RENG College’s accommodation services emphasizes on students’ comfort in living in a clean, safe and secure environment. Our accommodation services look into making sure our students, especially out-of-towners, have a place to live so that he or she will be able to live a balanced lifestyle.

Location

penang

Petaling Jaya is a city in Petaling District, in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, it is part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. Petaling Jaya was granted city status on 20 June 2006.

Petaling Jaya is surrounded by Kuala Lumpur to the east, Sungai Buloh to the north, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor, and Subang Jaya to the west and Bandar Kinrara (Puchong) to the south.

Disted College

IMPERIA was founded in 1995 by a group of professional estate agents to offer training and human resource development courses to the general public. It was also approved by the Selangor State Education Department for Certificate Courses under the name of “Centre for Continuing Development and Further Education” in October 1996.

At IMPERIA, students will go through a balanced life and are not only limited to activities within the classroom only. Extra or co-curricular activities complement the curricular activities of the college experience. Students Representative Committee (SRC) provided other outdoor activities for students. SRC promote co-curricular opportunities and encourage students participation in all aspects of campus life. The curricular and extracurricular activities function together to provide the total experience for the students. It is important that a healthy balance exists in a student’s educational life. We also seek to instil social responsibility through these activities and encourage beneficial and purposeful community service.

Programmes Offered

  • BSc(Hons) Real Estate Management & Development 3+0 – 3 years
  • Diploma in Estate Management – 2 years
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying – 2 years
  • Diploma in Construction Management – 2 years
  • Foundation in Built Environment – 1 year
  • Executive Diploma in Real Estate Agency – 2 ½ years
  • Diploma in Business – 2 years

Intake

Foundation, Diploma: January, March & September

Location

penang

Subang Jaya is a city in Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. It comprises the southern third district of Petaling. Consists of neighbourhoods from SS12 to SS19, PJS7/PJS9/PJS11 of Bandar Sunway (which are also partially jurisdictional within Petaling Jaya under the MBPJ), UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Putra Heights and Batu Tiga, the city is governed by Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ), which also governs other areas of the Petaling district, such as Puchong and Seri Kembangan.

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