Heriot-Watt University Malaysia: Affordable Cost and ‘Ready-to-work’ Grads – Want to study abroad? It is important for you to find a university that can help you to maximize your chances when studying abroad.
The advantage when studying abroad is that you can gain an international learning experience with a broader perspective. You can also expand your network with friends, even alumni from universities with diverse backgrounds. No less important, you also have the opportunity to connect with leading industries abroad and build a proud career.
However, one consideration for many who want to study abroad is the expensive tuition fees compared to back home. Therefore, it is appropriate to choose a university that offers affordable tuition fees which also focuses on maximizing student opportunities when they study abroad. This is what is offered by Heriot-Watt University (HWU) Malaysia.
Located in Putrajaya city, HWU Malaysia is Heriot-Watt University UK’s latest global campus with an outstanding reputation for world class teaching since 1821. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, HWU is among the best universities in the UK for business and engineering. The university is ranked 41st in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Aside from Malaysia, Heriot-Watt also has a global campus in Dubai. With a strong and globalized reputation in the field of education, these are some of the benefits you can get while studying at HWU Malaysia:
With three global campuses and 150 learning partners worldwide, HWU offers an international experience rarely found in other universities. One of them is through the Go Global programme. With this programme, HWU offers one of the most flexible campus transfer options to HWU campuses in the UK or Dubai without disrupting the one’s undergraduate studies.
Students have the option to transfer for a semester, a year or more, depending on their budget or preferences. This allows students to be able to plan ahead as well as save money to transfer at a later time. Students of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia who participate in this transfer programme automatically enjoy an annual tuition waiver of 20% of the tuition fee for international students at the UK or Dubai campus.
2. Be Ready in the Work Industry
“Historically, Heriot-Watt is the world’s first mechanical institute. This means that the nature of Heriot-Watt is a research-based education that is practical and relevant to the industry. Our students are assured that they have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to become specialists in their chosen field,” said Eddie Choon, Marketing and Student Recruitment at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
Student career development is carried out with a variety of activities, such as holding regular career fairs, organizing exclusive networking events for final year students with the industry, and ensuring that they have a strong network even before they graduate. HWU Malaysia has established close partnership with various industries.
HWU’s success is evidenced by the growing interest of global companies actively seeking HWU graduates. As many as 95% of HWU students are already employed or have continued in postgraduate studies six months after they graduate. HWU Malaysia alumni works at major international organisations, including Petronas, BAE Systems, YTL Corporate Berhad, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Motorola, and PwC. Some of which choose to return to the campus to meet students and give advice and talks regarding the current industry practices, and what to expect when they enter the working world.
3. Affordable Tuition Fee
“Tuition fees at HWU Malaysia are priced at the lowest range currently among all UK branch campuses in Malaysia,” explained Eddie.
Lower tuition at the Malaysian campus is equivalent to cost savings of 50% to 60% compared to if someone were to study in the UK. In addition, HWU also offers high-achiever scholarships, ranging from 20% to 35% waiver off annual tuition fees for various qualifications, such as O-Level, A-Levels, SMA3, and others.
4. Exploring Exciting Activities
During their studies at HWU, students can participate in student activities and events organized by the Heriot-Watt University Malaysian Student Association (HWUMSA). The organization provides a platform for students to provide advice and support, empower students’ social activities, and provide services in which individuals can feel secure and able to participate. There are more than 30 clubsand student associations, ranging from sports to social or community-based
5. Building Relationships
Being part of the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia community means you are also a part of HWU’s global family of more than 120,000 alumni worldwide. HWU Malaysia alone has generated about 3,500 alumni with the number of Indonesian students present as the third largest (after UK and India) among international students at HWU with nearly 50 students on campus each year.
6. Health and Safety Services
The physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of students is important in helping them to make the most out of their time at the University. At HWU Malaysia, the Human Resources Department along with the Health & Safety Team holds regular training for staff members as first-aiders, ensuring that students as well as staff members in need of emergency first-aid are safe and secure.
HWU Malaysia’s full time Health and Safety staff members also take charge of the university’s First Aid room, which is equipped with adjustable beds, examination table, defibrillator, crutches, wheelchairs and blood pressure gauges.
“We also have a permanent counselor on campus to take care of students’ mental wellbeing. As a disability-friendly campus, we are fully equipped for those with disabilities or with special needs,” said Eddie.
7. Enjoy the Green Campus
HWU Malaysia Campus is located on a stunning lakefront area of 4.8 hectares. This green campus is part of Lake Putrajaya’s ‘green continuum’, where students can make the most of their free time and leisure time as they study on campus comfortably.
Are you interested in studying at HWU Malaysia? For more information, feel free to contact our counsellor at the nearest SUN Education office or visit SUN Course Navigation about HWU Malaysia and the programs offered.
Writer: Syeba Jubilee Victoria