Education Malaysia to take part in UAE expo
Dubai, August 7, 2013
Education Malaysia, the regional office of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, is set to hightlight the facilities at internationally renowned universities in the country at an exhibition to be held in Abu Dhabi.
The Najah Education, Training and Careers exhibition will take place from October 29 to 31 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
A predominantly Muslim culture combined with quality education at affordable prices is what keeps Malaysia as a prime international destination for UAE high-school leavers, according to an education expert.
Shushilil Azam Bin Shuib, educational consul and regional director of the Mena and Indian Region, said: “Malaysia is a Muslim country that shares many religious and cultural values with the UAE and wider Middle East. The country offers a safe and convenient option for UAE parents who want their children to experience a first-rate overseas study experience at reasonable costs, and without being confronted by cultural shocks.”
A dedicated pavillion will host over 15 top universities and institutes of Malaysia, where thousands of student visitors can get the required information.
Bin Shuib said that despite intense competition from other countries such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and India, Malaysian universities have prospered in the international education market, with an edge in providing low cost studies ranging between $20,000 and $30,000 for an undergraduate engineering degree, or $15,000 and $25,000 for an undergraduate degree in IT, business, social sciences, or humanities.
“Programmes on offer will include pre-tertiary study such as foundation or A-levels, right up to doctorate and Ph Ds in numerous fields. We will also assist students with applying to their chosen institution, and guide them within all the rules and regulations for international students.”
Students visiting the Malaysian pavilion will have the chance to go through ‘On the Spot’ university applications, while several institutes will conduct the English Placement Test for potential students to check admission eligibility.
The event is the largest education and careers exhibition for local and international universities, training institutions and leading companies interested in driving their recruitment activities in the region. - TradeArabia News Service