September 26, 2012

Study In Australia Information Day 29th Sep to 9th October 2012

Faced with a plethora of choices of institutions and countries for overseas studies, Malaysian students and parents would have to weigh the merits of institution and course rankings and job placement prospects rather than purely on costs in arriving at the all important decision.
The high Australian dollar could have created hindrance to some families contemplating sending their children to study down under. However throughout JM Education Counselling Centre’s (JMECC) more than 23 years of overseas education counselling experience, Malaysian students and parents are pragmatic not to solely rely on costs as the principal determining factor in the choice of destination country and institutions.
The proximity factor, strong historical ties, family and friend’s relationship in Australia plus the quality education and safe and secure study environment has always been the pull factor in solidifying Malaysians’ choice. In addition the robust and well diversified Australian economy is creating job opportunities for graduates. Coupled with the pervasive network of Australian alumni in the region, this augurs well for students’ future career prospects.
The strong Australian economy vis a vis its counterparts in Europe and America has resulted in continued investment by Australian institutions on research & development capacities & facilities, and more importantly strengthen its capability to attract and retain teaching and research talent.  The economic vibrancy is creating opportunities for students to find part time employment and study related job placement that is highly accretive to ones’ experience.

Premised upon the above, JMECC is organizing its annual Study in Australia Info Day at major Malaysian cities and our offices from 30th September to 5th October 2012. Representatives from the following institutions will be in Malaysia to meet potential students and parents for consultation:  Australian Catholic University, The University of Adelaide & Bradford College,  The University of Melbourne & Trinity College, Monash University & Monash College, RMIT University, University of Western Australia, Deakin University & MIBT, University of Tasmania & Australian Maritime College, Swinburne University of Technology, University of South Australia, SAIBT & Eynesbury, La Trobe University, Taylors College, Tasmanian Government Schools & TAFE Tasmania, The University of Newcastle, Boxhill Institute, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and others. The detailed schedules are as follow:

v  29 Sep 2012, Saturday @ 12.00-4.00pm (GEORGETOWN CITY HOTEL, Penang [formerly known as Berjaya Georgetown Hotel])
v  30 Sep 2012, Sunday @ 11.00-4.00pm (The Gardens Hotel, Midvalley, KL)
v  5 Oct 2012, Friday @ 1.00-5.00pm (JMECC Kuching)
v  7 Oct 2012, Sunday @ 1.00-7.00pm (Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu)
v  9 Oct 2012, Tuesday @ 2.00-7.00pm (KSL Resort, Johor Bahru)

Numerous attractive scholarships and grants are offered by various universities. The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences of The University of South Australia will award a maximum of 2 international undergraduate scholarships for high achieving students gaining an entry into either Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine, Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The scholarships are valued at 25% of the total program tuition fees. University of Tasmania provides a generous discount of 25% off the tuition fees for high achieving students. “Women in Maritime Engineering Scholarships is offered by the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Australia’s premier maritime engineering facility at UTAS’s specialist institute – the Australian Maritime College.

The University of Melbourne provides 100% fee remission scholarships valued up to approximately AUF$126,000 for the normal duration of an undergraduate degree or 50% fee remission scholarships valued up to approximately AUD$63000 for the normal duration of an undergraduate degree; or AUD$10,000 fee remission in the first year of an undergraduate degree. Murdoch University designs The International Discovers’ Scholarship Scheme to make study more affordable in the current economic climate. The scholarship scheme applies to a wide range of Murdoch courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level which allows for a reduction in annual courses fees, by between AUD$500 and AUD$5,500.

SPM, O level, IB, A Level, UEC, Diploma students and holders can proceed to further their studies in Australia in Feb and July 2013 intakes in foundation, diploma, undergraduate and post graduate courses which are of interests to them.

Please call us at 03-56334732 or email or log in to our website at for more information regarding the Study in Australia Info Day.

September 21, 2012

UCAS - 2013 Intakes to UK Universities & Colleges

2013 application cycle - Deadline dates and closed course

Applicants and schools will be able to start sending completed applications from the beginning of September. We will be activating the pay / send facility to allow the submission of these applications during the week commencing 5 September and will announce on the Apply log in pages the go live date. Please check for updates on your log in page around that time.

There are three equal consideration deadlines for courses through UCAS - 15 October 2012, 15 January 2013 and 24 March 2013 - it is important your students check the deadline for their chosen courses. Applications can include courses for a mixture of closing dates but the correct deadline must be adhered to for equal consideration to be guaranteed.
The deadlines mean that universities and colleges guarantee to equally consider applications received by these dates:
15 October 2012 - for the receipt at UCAS of applications for all medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science courses and for all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

15 January 2013 - for the receipt at UCAS of applications for all courses except those listed above with a 15 October deadline, and art and design courses with a 24 March deadline. Check the ‘Course information’ screens on Course Search to find out if art and design courses have a 15 January or 24 March deadline.

24 March 2013 - for the receipt at UCAS of applications for art and design courses except those listed with a 15 January deadline. Check the ‘Course information’ screens on Course Search to find out if art and design courses have a 15 January or 24 March deadline or go to to view a list of courses with the 24 March deadline.

Students are invited to consult our counsellors for UCAS
applications and submission.

September 19, 2012

Monash University-Pharmacy & Pharmacology Courses

Monash University Parkville Campus

Pharmacy & Pharmacology courses at Monash

The utilization of MyDispense, a virtual tutorial delivery system

And Monash University is highly ranked in Australia
and worldwide for its Pharmacy course.

September 07, 2012

Calling Students and Parents about Studying at Bellerbys College UK

Why risk your chances by doing foundation or
A level in your home country?

Bellerbys College of UK has been preparing
overseas students to enter high ranking universities
for more than 2 decades.

You have the option of studying Bellerbys' foundation, A level 
courses to get a place at leading UK universities. 
The track record speaks for itself. 
Kindly click on the above to understand the progression statistics.

For last minute applicants or students who
would like to switch from their current providers,
there is this November 2012 foundation intake.

For current Form 5, O Level, SM2 students,
it is also timely to apply for Jan 2013 intake and beyond.

For applications, kindly contact our offices 
in the region at:

September 06, 2012

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science at University of South Australia (UNISA)

Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Science double degree
The University of South Australia’s double degree, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy, is the only one of its kind in Australia and encompasses all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, from drug discovery and development to commercialisation, marketing, product management and the distribution of medicines.
The program offers the chance to gain broad training in physical and biological sciences; to gain knowledge of drugs and their effects, and the application of this knowledge to the individual; the ability to provide advice and pharmacy care to consumers; and a scientific approach that will permit critical appraisal of developments in pharmaceutical sciences.
Please contact our offices for further details.

September 01, 2012

Study in Australia Info Day - Sep to Oct 2012 in Malaysia

It is that time of the year again where
JM Education Counselling Centre is organising
our year end Study in Australia information
day in major cities in Malaysia.

v  29 Sep 2012, Saturday @ 12.00-4.00pm (GEORGETOWN CITY HOTEL, Penang [formerly known as Berjaya Georgetown Hotel])
v  30 Sep 2012, Sunday @ 11.00-4.00pm (The Gardens Hotel, Midvalley, KL)
v  5 Oct 2012, Friday @ 1.00-5.00pm (JMECC Kuching)
v  6 Oct 2012, Saturday @ 1.00-7.00pm (Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu)
v  9 Oct 2012, Tuesday @ 2.00-7.00pm (KSL Resort, Johor Bahru)

Kindly contact our respective offices for further details.