When it comes to studying abroad, there are many factors to take into account. 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 pre-departure 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-todate 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 just Australian universities, HRDS Education Services grew to cover the 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 their service for free for the universities they promote.
In terms of scholarship opportunities, apart from the Brunei Government, students may obtain scholarships from other sources to study abroad. Many Bruneians continue their studies in other Commonwealth countries or other countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and Australia.
The renowned Chevening Scholarship is awarded by the British High Commission to 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.
Students also have the opportunity to study in Japan through the Japanese Embassy in Brunei Darussalam. The Japanese government scholarships allow Bruneians to broaden their horizons and contribute to the development of both Japan and Brunei.
Management & Science University (MSU) is one of Malaysia’s top universities with a focus on developing and delivering quality human capital in national and global criticalneed areas including Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Information Sciences, and Engineering, besides Business Management and Professional Studies, Education and Social Sciences, Hospitality and Culinary, as well as Music and Fashion.
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 & Universities (ASIC), Japan’s Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21) and the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities (ACEEU).
MSU currently ranks in the top 100 among the world’s top young universities, top 200 among Asia’s best universities, top 301+ for graduate employability ranking and top 401+ for university impact. Ranked by both Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE), MSU’s world rankings place it in the top 47 per cent of the world’s best universities (QS WUR 2021) and top 200 for impact on quality education, gender equality, and decent work and economic growth (THE University Impact Rankings 2020).
In the 2020 edition, QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked MSU at 28th in the world and second in Malaysia for hospitality and leisure management.
The Asia-Pacific Triple-E Awards 2020 by ACEEU shortlisted MSU as a finalist for both the category of Entrepreneur University of the Year and Student-Driven Sustainability Project of the Year. Its President, Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid is the inaugural recipient of the ACEEU Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award.
MSU has also been awarded Platinum 5 Crowns by ASIC and QS-rated 5-Stars on the metrics of Teaching, Graduate Employability, Facilities, Social Responsibility, and Inclusiveness. MSU is Asia’s first to be recognised by Netherlands-based ACEEU as an Entrepreneurial and Engaged University and is the Asia Pacific Best Brand in Education for Leadership and Human Capital Development. The achievement reflects MSU’s continued commitment towards internationalisation.
Besides internationalisation, MSU’s mission for excellence in human capital development is benchmarked by industry employability, entrepreneurship, and community sustainability; supported by research, lifelong learning, and flexible education.
MSU is an applied, enterprise university focussed on graduate employability. With 98.7 per cent of its graduates successfully securing employment within six months of their graduation, MSU is ranked first for graduate employability by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).
Also rated by MoHE as SETARA Tier-5 Excellent Status University and ranked as The Most Entrepreneurial Private University in Malaysia, MSU is a Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Award School of Tourism and Hospitality and the Malaysia Centre of Excellence of the Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management (APIEM). MSU is also the first university recognised outside of Japan by ABEST21 and the first to be recognised by the United Kingdom’s ASIC as a Global TVET Model University with Outstanding Leadership in International TVET Education.
MSU has received the ASIC double awards of Excellence in Quality International Education and Outstanding Contribution to International Education.
Along with the Global TVET Model University award, MSU has been granted ASIQUAL Validated Award Centre Status for the provision of ASIQUAL Validated Programmes and Recognised Centre Status with ASIQUAL for the provision of ASIQUAL qualifications.
MSU International Medical School Bangalore campus is Malaysia’s first offshore medical school granted the full five-year accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Council, and MSU Medical Centre is the country’s first private teaching hospital.
As a top university in Malaysia and the country’s best teaching and learning university, MSU prioritises student development to enhance graduate employability. Its highly qualified academics and international visiting professors support a holistic curricular framework that delivers compelling learning experiences.
Blending technical 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 institutions in over 40 countries provide comprehensive mobility opportunities for all MSU students, enhancing their graduate employability through global exposures by studies and internships abroad.
Among the best in the region, the university’s programmes of study are meticulously crafted to enhance graduate potential, producing graduates that are a popular pick among employers.
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.
All in all, 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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