Malaysia higher education sets sights on thousands of UAE school-leavers

Malaysia higher education sets sights on thousands of UAE school-leavers

08.08.2013: Muslim nation targets NAJAH 2013 for placing UAE students in high-quality cost-effective

Muslim nation targets NAJAH 2013 for placing UAE students in high-quality cost-effective South-East Asian universities




photo caption: A Malaysian pavilion at NAJAH 2013 will highlight quality, affordable higher education options at the Muslim-friendly South-East Asian nation.



A predominantly Muslim culture combined with high-quality education at affordable prices is what keeps Malaysia as a prime international destination for UAE high-school leavers, according to an education expert from the South-East Asian nation.


Shushilil Azam Bin Shuib, Educational Consul and Regional Director of the MENA & Indian Region at Education Malaysia, 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.”


Education Malaysia, the regional office of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, will look to highlight the world-class facilities and internationally renowned universities that Malaysia has to offer at NAJAH Education, Training and Careers exhibition, taking place from 29 -31 October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).


According to the UAE National Bureau of Statistics, approximately 49,000 high school students graduate every year, leaving the door wide open for international higher education institutions such as those in Malaysia to step in with their latest programmes and snap up students.


Education Malaysia will host more than 15 top universities and institutes from a dedicated country pavilion at NAJAH, where thousands of student visitors contemplate their next big higher education and career moves.


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 US$20,000 – US$30,000 for an undergraduate engineering degree, or US$15,000 – US$25,000 for an undergraduate degree in IT, Business, Social Sciences, or Humanities.


“The Malaysian pavilion at NAJAH will be the one-stop centre where students can gain information about any Malaysian university, its programmes and facilities,” added Bin Shuib. “Programmes on offer will include pre-tertiary study such as foundation or A-levels, right up to Doctorate and PhDs 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.”




Prominent universities in Malaysia offering overseas study opportunities for student visitors at NAJAH include Sunway University, Multimedia University, HELP University, and Asia Pacific University, as well as the foreign branch campuses of Monash and Swinburne Universities from Australia, and the UK’s University of Nottingham.


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.


Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Development, the seventh edition of NAJAH is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, and sponsored by ALHOSN University, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Be You International, Berkeley Middle East, Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Masdar Institute. Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) will be the academic partner.


The three-day 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. Further information about NAJAH can be found at www.najahonline.com.



- Gareth Wright, Total Communications Dubai - also photos

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