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Intake for Curtin Malaysia’s foundation programmes underway

March 6, 2019 | Campus News

Start your university experience sooner with a Foundation Studies programme

Miri – 6 March 2019 – School leavers keen to undergo foundation studies at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) can apply for its current (Semester 1) intake before the commencement of classes on 25 March 2019.

Curtin Malaysia offers degree courses in engineering and science, business and humanities identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth at affordable Malaysian fees. Its one-year foundation programmes in Engineering and Science, Commerce and Arts feed directly into the degree programmes. Many of the courses are world-ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Furthermore, degrees earned at Curtin Malaysia are awarded directly by the main campus, and undergraduate students can transfer to the main campus or Curtin’s other international campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius to complete their degrees.

To find out more about the current intake and studies at Curtin Malaysia in general, potential students and their parents are invited to visit its campus here for walk-in enquiries between 9 am to 5 pm Mondays to Fridays and from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

They are also invited to attend the Curtin Info Day being held at the campus this Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm. Potential students will be able to get all the necessary information required regarding admissions, courses, loans and scholarships during the event and they are advised to bring their examination results for assessment and on-the-spot applications.

The event will include talks hosted by Curtin Malaysia’s faculties of Engineering & Science, Business, and Humanities from 11 am to 3 pm, as well as guided tours of the campus. The first 10 students enrolling on the day will receive complimentary AirAsia e-vouchers worth RM100 each.

In addition to recruitment activities at the campus, Curtin Malaysia will be participating various education fairs and roadshows across Sarawak, Sabah and West Malaysia between 10 and 26 March 2019. They include the Sureworks Education Fair in Kuala Lumpur from 16 to 17 March and 23 to 24 March, and the Star Education Fair in Penang from 16 to 17 March.

Details of the events can be found at

The foundation programmes at Curtin Malaysia are designed for school leavers to gain the essential skills and knowledge for a smooth transition to tertiary study, providing the best possible fundamentals to undertake a Bachelor’s degree. All are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Students who pass the Foundation Studies in Commerce course can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (with both single and double majors) at the Faculty of Business, while those completing the Foundation Studies in Arts can enter the Faculty of Humanities’ Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) programme.

Meanwhile, the Foundation Studies in Engineering and Science course prepares students for undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Science programmes. They also qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts programmes.

In addition, students with outstanding results in the SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC examinations are advised to take advantage of the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships and the newly-launched Curtin Malaysia 20th Anniversary Scholarships. Both scholarship schemes aim to reward academic excellence among students from all backgrounds where they will enjoy significant tuition fee waivers to pursue a quality Australian education with Curtin Malaysia. Full details can be obtained at

For further information on Curtin Malaysia’s foundation courses, contact marketing officer Serena May Robinson at 085-630 100 ext. 2601 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

Alternatively, potential students can express interest and enquire at

Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, delivering a world-class Australian education to over 4,000 students from over 50 different countries.

Curtin University is a global university ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018 with campuses in Perth, regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, and partnerships with over 130 institutions around the globe.

For more information about Curtin Malaysia, visit its website (, Facebook page (CurtinMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinmalaysia), Google+ page (Curtin Malaysia), Instagram (curtinmalaysia) or YouTube channel (Curtin Malaysia).

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