For the discerning and wealthy families, overseas studies for their children and younger generation have always been the top priority. There is no doubt in their mind about wanting to enroll the children in good and reputable universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the United States. As a leading education counseling centre for overseas studies in the region, JM Education Counseling Centre (JMECC) is in the forefront of advising students and parents on the best pathways in reaching their education goals since 1990.
The proliferation of local providers in the region, especially Malaysia, may seem to be a viable and convenient option for students to obtain pre-university qualifications to enter the universities of their choice. However from JMECC’s experience and point of view, getting a pre-university qualification overseas has many advantages. One of the most common pathways available to overseas students is the on-campus foundation programs in the UK, Australia, the United States, Singapore, New Zealand and Canada. The program is open to SPM, SM2 and 0-Level students.
The completion of the programs will enable students to progress to the tertiary level at the university of their choice. Most of the foundation courses offer guaranteed entry to university courses. This is the most attractive aspect of doing pre-university study overseas. Furthermore, you have the advantage of getting used to the university’s study environment. This is particularly relevant to students who intend to pursue competitive courses with limited places such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Business and Finance in Australia and UK.
You invest more money in overseas pre-university program for peace of mind knowing well in advance that you are not competing with the whole world for entry, but only with on-campus students. The following are some of the overseas foundation providers and partner universities in various countries and continents: Trinity College (University of Melbourne), Taylor’s College Australia and New Zealand (University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, University of Auckland and more), SAIBT and Eynesbury Navitas (University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of South Australia), QIBT Navitas (Griffith University), MUFY (Monash University), International Study Centre, ISC (Lancaster University, University of Surrey, University of Leicester, Kingston University, and more), CEG (Royal Holloway University, Coventry, and many more), Navitas Singapore (Curtin University of Technology).
In addition, parents can consider enrolling their children at Bellerbys College to undertake either A-Levels, IGCSE or foundation courses at any one of its four campuses in the UK. The small class size and experienced teachers will ensure students’ success in transferring to their top university choices. Bellerbys College’s A-levels course is suitable for ambitious students who long for top ranking UK universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Bellerbys caters to the average students as its small class size will ensure ample teacher attention, coaching and tutoring. Its foundation program opens the doors for students to more than 50 partner UK universities with guaranteed entry and saves a year compared with normal study available in domestic schools and colleges.
JMECC is organizing its annual Pre University Information Day at One World Hotel, Bandar Utama, Selangor on October 28 from Noon-6prn. All are welcome to meet the friendly counselors and institution representatives to talk about overseas studies after Form 5/Year 11. Apply now with school/forecast results and obtain a place for entry into Jan/Feb 2013 intakes and beyond.