Accredited by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Education, Findlay (B) Sdn Bhd provides a range of services through the entire journey in pursuing higher education overseas. The agency’s services include reviewing personal statements, assisting with university applications, running predeparture briefings, making language test arrangements and making housing applications.
Findlay also offers consultation to walk students through their needs, goals, visa applications and budget. Using its comprehensive and up-to-date research databases, Findlay helps find suitable universities, colleges and programmes for students.
Another long established agency is the HRDS Education Services. As a Bruneian agency established in 1997, HRDS Education Services started by managing several projects to bridge connections between local institutions and overseas partners.
Initially starting with Australian universities, HRDS Education Services grew to cover the United Kingdom (UK), Malaysia and Singapore universities, all of which are now part of their diverse client list of institutions to choose from. The agency works to meet the institution standards and deliver quality counselling to place students into their ideal university. HRDS Education Services offers its service for free for the universities they promote.
In terms of scholarship opportunities, students may obtain scholarships from other sources apart from the Brunei Government to study abroad. Many Bruneians continue their studies in other countries such as the UK, United States (US) and Australia, to name a few.
Awarded by the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, the renowned Chevening Scholarship is for individuals who demonstrate leadership potential and strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for an eligible Master’s degree at any UK university while also gaining access to a range of exclusive academic, professional and cultural experiences.
Management and Science University (MSU) is a Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), global multi-ranked institution focussed on building holistic human capital. Envisioning a better, more sustainable future for all, MSU champions equality by providing a level playing field across extensive efforts in transforming lives, enriching future.
The university’s award-winning academic programmes meet stringent standards of local and international bodies. MSU accreditors include the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the United Kingdom’s Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), Japan’s Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21), the Netherlands’ Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities (ACEEU), the United Kingdom’s Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) as well as Sri Lanka’s University Grants Commission (UGC).
MSU currently ranks in the QS Top 100 among the world’s top young universities, QS Top 200 among Asia’s best universities, QS Top 30 among Southeast Asia’s best universities, QS Top 301+ for Graduate Employability Ranking, QS Top 601+ of the world’s best universities in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) 2023 and Times Higher Education Top 401+ for University Impact Rankings 2022.
In QSWUR by Subject 2022, MSU ranked first in Malaysia for Subject’s Art and Design category as well as World Top 151-200. The university also ranked World Top 101-150 and Top 5 among Malaysia’s institutions of higher education offering Hospitality and Leisure Management programmes. Another category is Business and Management Studies, placing MSU at Malaysia Top 10 and World Top 451- 500.
The Asia-Pacific Triple-E Awards 2020 by the ACEEU shortlisted MSU as a finalist for both the category of Entrepreneur University of the Year and Student-Driven Sustainability Project of the Year.
MSU has also been awarded Platinum 5 Crowns by the ASIC, as well as QS 5-Stars Overall on the metrics of Teaching, Graduate Employability, Academic Development, Internationalisation, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Online Learning, Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness. MSU received the ASIC double awards of Excellence in Quality International Education and Outstanding Contribution to International Education.
As an applied and enterprise university focussed on enhancing graduate employability, 97.5 per cent of MSU graduates successfully secure employment within six months of their graduation according to the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) tracer study. The ministry also rated MSU as SETARA Tier-5 Excellent Status for Emerging University and named it the Most Entrepreneurial Private University in Malaysia.
In addition to being a high-ranking university, MSU has also achieved a number of firsts. MSU is Asia’s first to be recognised by ACEEU as an Entrepreneurial and Engaged University and is the Most Valuable Brand Education – Leadership and Human Capital Management 2021 for The World Brands Foundation. MSU is also the first university recognised outside of Japan by the ABEST21 and the first to be recognised by the ASIC as a Global TVET Model University with Outstanding Leadership in International TVET Education as well as Fellowship Award for Leadership.
MSU International Medical School Bangalore campus is Malaysia’s first offshore medical school to receive a full five-year accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme is recognised by India’s National Medical Commission (NMC), Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMDC). With the opening of MSU Medical Centre (MSUMC), MSU became the first private university in Malaysia to have its own private specialist hospital.
The university’s mission for excellence is benchmarked against internationalisation, industry marketability, job creator mindset, community sustainability, research, lifelong learning, and flexible education. Its highly qualified academics and international visiting professors support a holistic curricular framework that delivers compelling learning experiences.
Blending technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with traditional academic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure, empowering MSU graduates with the wellroundedness desired and sought after by employers. Extensive partnerships and collaborations with more than 150 institutions in over 40 countries worldwide provide comprehensive opportunities for all MSU students, enhancing their graduate employability through global exposures by studies and internships abroad.
MSU houses the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, the Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, the International Medical School, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Education and Social Sciences, the School of Hospitality and Creative Arts, the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate School of Management, and the Centre for Fundamental Studies.
As an applied, enterprise, holistic and international university, MSU offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and flexible programmes through an entry system that facilitates admission of students from all walks of life with the aim of transforming lives and enriching future.
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