May 26, 2010

University of Salford - September 2010 Intake Last Call!


Come see us for applications to Sep 2010 & Jan 2011 Intakes.

May 23, 2010

A lighter load for parents with kids studying abroad

By KAREN CHAPMAN
sunday@thestar.com.my

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/5/23/nation/6321234&sec=nation

STRONG ringgit will certainly bring smiles to parents who are paying for their children's education overseas or planning to visit them soon. It certainly is timely for senior manager Wayne Wang, 53, who will be sending his youngest daughter for studies in California this July.
He had estimated that the fees and living expenses would come up to US$40,000 annually, or RM132,000 on an exchange rate of RM3.30 to the dollar.
“Now the rate is at RM3.20, so there are definitely some savings here,” he says.
However, several parents say they have yet to benefit from the strong ringgit.
Law, whose daughter is completing the final year of a degree course in a university in northeast England near Newcastle, says she will probably not gain at all.
“We buy a bank draft of RM50,000 for my daughter when she comes back each year for the summer holidays.”
From this draft, she says, about RM30,000 would be used for her university fees and the rest are for other expenses.
“We don't send her any extra money, so we will not benefit from the stronger ringgit,” she adds.
S. Siva Ahnantham, whose son is studying in a university in Michigan in the United States and daughter in Australia, reckons he will not gain much either as he also does not send money monthly.
“I usually send money to my children every three months,” he says, adding that a 10% fluctuation in the ringgit would not have much effect.
“I was hit more badly last year when my daughter first went to Australia. Originally the exchange rate was 2.4 but then it went up to 3.1 within a few months,” shares the father who has opted to work in Singapore to support his children's education.
Ben Wong, who has a son and daughter studying in a university in Kent, England, says he watches the currency movement carefully.
Wong, who has prudently invested and saved his money over the years, says he sends about RM4,700 every two months for their expenses.
The currency market can be volatile, Wong says, so he and his wife are making lifestyle changes to support their children's studies and not leave anything to chance.
“For the sake of a good British education for our children, my wife and I are willing to watch our expenses here and cut down on luxuries such as eating out,” he says.
The strong ringgit is also putting a dent in graduating student David Lim's savings.
“I had been saving money to tide me over until I get a job after graduation, but with the lower pound and higher ringgit, it means I will have less in the bank,” says Lim, who studied in the UK.
“The good thing is, this indicates a stronger Malaysian economy. Hopefully, this will mean more jobs for us fresh graduates.”

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and IUACC Scholarship

Allocation of a scholarship, worth £1,000, in the form of a fee discount, for an international student from IUACC enrolling at NTU this September 2010.

Deadline by Friday, 7 August 2010. 

Please call our nearest office for more information.

May 20, 2010

University of Tasmania (UTAS) INTERVIEW SESSION

LAST CALL to apply for July 2010 INTAKE at UTAS/AMC.

GOOD students get great scholarships at UTAS.  


Meet up with Dr. Irene Penesis, Senior Lecturer, AMC & Mr. Pang Lim, Regional Development Manager
26 May, Wed (2.30-4.30pm) @ JMECC Subang Jaya 
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Meet up with Mr. Pang Lim, Regional Development Manager
15 June, Tue (2.00-3.00pm) via SKYPE INTERVIEW
24 June, Tue (2.30-4.30pm) Interview @ JMECC Subang Jaya
             (4.30-5.30pm) Pre-departure Briefing)

Please call in at our nearest office for appointment/application.


University of Leicester, UK - Departmental SCHOLARSHIPS 2010

College of Arts, Humanities and Law have just announced twenty scholarships worth £2000 per annum, available to all new international students for entry in Sep 2010/Jan 2011.

The scholarships are competitive, but are open to candidates for undergraduate, taught masters and PhD programmes in the following areas:

  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • English
  • History of Art and Film
  • Historical Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Law
  • Humanities
  • American Studies

Closing date is on 15th June 2010.APPLY NOW at our nearest oofice!

May 18, 2010

Passport to TOP UNIVERSITIES in Australia, New Zealand & UK

Interested to know more about Foundation, Diploma and/or Pre-Master pathway into top universities eg. Heriot Watt University, University of Leicester, University of Surrey, University of Suseex, Liverpool John Moores University and many more.


Look out for our upcoming Roadshow (Bellerbys College/Taylors College) in various cities in Malaysia.

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

17 June 2010 (1-5pm) @ One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
18 June 2010 (1-5pm) @ Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
             (1-5pm) @ JMECC Office, Subang Jaya
        (Oxbridge Presentation by Mr. Leo Edwards from 1-2pm)
19 June 2010 (2-6pm) @ Syuen Hotel, Ipoh
             (2-6pm) @ Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bharu
20 June 2010 (2-6pm) @ G Hotel, Penang
       (Oxbridge Presentation by Mr. Leo Edwards from 1-2pm)
              (2-6pm) @ Bayview Hotel, Melaka

Please contact Pooi Ling at 017-268 2812 / Irene at 017-349 6584 to book an appointment for counselling.

PDIC Programmes for 2010/2011

Plymouth Devon International College (PDIC), your direct pathway to University of Plymouth.

Intakes : Jan/May/Sept

Top 10 Reasons to study at the University of Plymouth
- Consistently ranked a top modern university*
- Nationally acclaimed teaching excellence
- Best-performing UK university for green credentials since 2007**
- 24-hour access to computing facilities
- Community of students from over 100 countries
- Excellent on-campus medical facilities to chose from and more off-campus
- 5th largest UK university
- Research of national and international excellence...and a superb quality of life

* The Guardian and Times Higher Education League Tables
** Visit www.peopleandplanet.org


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May 16, 2010

“Happy Teachers Day!” from JMECC-IUACC

Wishing all the teachers in the world "Happy Teachers Day" for all the hard work and efforts in educating us.

Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - Performing Arts Audition on 16th May 2010, Sunday at KLPAC

Harris Jahim, Programme Leader of Performing Arts Foundation of Faculty of Performing Arts auditioning candidates presenting 2 constrating pieces for Classical Music, Jazz and Popular Music.


Candidate demonstrating his dance ability for ballet/contemporary dance.

Harris interviewing dance candidates

Harris interviewing acting candidate.
Lasalle-JMECC great teamwork! Harris, Theresa Chong, Abbie Lim & Pooi Fun getting ready to back home to rest after long hours of auditions. Bye, KLPAC.

Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - Portfolio Interview on 15th May 2010, Saturday

Lasalle's lecturers and staff at work while candidates self-introducing.



Candidate explaining his portfolios to team
 
Another candidate sharing his portfolios with the "BANANA-Linked World" Concept.

 
Candidates' portfolios to review



Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT)'s AWARD specially to JMECC-IUACC

Simon Philips, Acting Director Strategic Marketing and Business Development of MIBT presenting its Agency Outstanding Performing Award to Mr. Teh Cheong Hua, Managing Director of JMECC-IUACC. Congratulations!
Presenting MIBT's award to Ms. Oan Pooi Ling, Team Leader. Hard works pay off. Congratulations!

The University of Newcastle, Australia (The Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment)- Scholarships

The faculty is offering 12 scholarships worth 25% of the cost of a full year study fee each to eligible applications of an approved fill-time degree program covering many areas within :

- Engineering
- Computer Science
- Architecture
- Construction management

All students awarded the scholarship are also eligible for an initial sign-on bursary bonus of $1,000.

Applications close on 30 October 2010.

Kindly enquire at our offices for further details.

The University of Newcastle, Australia (The Faculty of Business and Law)- Scholarships

The Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcaslte is offering two scholarships for the July 2010 intake to eligible applicants for the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce degree programs.

Each scholarship provides the payment of 25% of the cost of a full
year study fee, and is tenable for three years of full-time study (subject to
continuing satisfactory academic progress).

The total value of each scholarship is estimated to be AUD $12,000.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

Applications close on 31 May 2010.

Kindly enquire at our offices for further details.

May 15, 2010

May 14, 2010

International College Portsmouth (ICP)

FAM Trip to University of East Anglia (UEA) Norwich UK 2009

A little something about University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • 2 miles from Norwich city center, 2 hours away from London by train
  • 11,000 full-time students and 4,000 part-time students (more than 2,000 international students from more than 120 countries)
  • Strong in the areas of environmental studies, developmental studies, medicine, creative writing, communication and more
  • Research based university hence the large number of postgraduate students
Academic facilities/aids
  • Provides computer labs with 24 hours access
  • Free internet and wireless access in all rooms
Accommodation
  • Over 3,000 rooms on campus
  • Undergraduate international students can retain rooms throughout the duration of course
  • Free internet access in all rooms
  • Ensuite rooms are GBP 85-95 per week, shared rooms GBP 60-75 per week
  • Family accommodation is also available for students with dependents
About Norwich
  • 30 minutes from the beaches/sea
  • Voted as one of the top 5 cities in the United Kingdom for shopping
  • One of the safest cities in the United Kingdom
  • Easy access to public transports (10-15 minutes away from Norwich bus station and train station by vehicles)
Now on to the pictures...

Direct train rides from London to Norwich can be taken at Liverpool Street Station, London. Journey: 2 hours. Price: GBP 14 single journey.

 Liverpool Street Station.

 UEA took the representatives for a boat ride on a sunny Sunday.

 Representatives from Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia.



Norwich is breathtakingly beautiful with picturesque view and wonderful people.

 The center of UEA where the Union House is.

UEA Union House is where everything is ranging from shops and pub to bank and post office. Students are so lucky!

Student area called The Hive

Student Careers Services where students can seek advice for job placements and opportunities

One of the many interesting buildings in UEA

The School of Environmental Sciences

The lecture halls

The laboratories

One of the students who taught us how to make hand lotion out of chemicals in a chemistry lab

One of the accommodations available for students on campus overlooking the breathtaking lake in UEA.

The many things that students can do on campus for leisure

Presentation on UEA London! London campus started running in January 2010. Currently housing most of INTO UEA students. UEA London is expected to open for MA Creative Entrepreneurship and MSc Brand Leadership in September 2010. Some of the bachelor programmes will start running in 2011.

Next stop, INTO UEA. Stay tuned.....