Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top Reasons to Study in Asia Pacific University Malaysia

Study in Asia Pacific University Malaysia

Prime Minister Awarded University
for Excellence and 5 Star Rating
University for Academics. 
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is among Malaysia's Top Private Universities of Malaysia. APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers.

With an international student community of more than 10,000 students from more than 105 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead.

Read Full Range of Courses Offered By Asia Pacific University at following link:  http://www.zenithabroad.com/study-in-malaysia/universities-in-malaysia/asia-pacific-university 

APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology & Business as a common core. There are basically 5 different faculties offering wide range of courses.
  1. School of Computing and Technology
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Business and Management
  4. School of Accounting Finance and Quantitative Studies
  5. School of Post Graduate Studies

Asia Pacific University and Staffordshire University UK Partnership

Her Majesty Queen of United Kingdom
accompanied by Duke of Edinburgh
Visit Asia Pacific University. 
Staffordshire University is a modern University with 100 years' experience of pioneering higher education within the creative, technological and scientific industries.  The University delivers relevant, inspiring and vocationally led courses and thus develops students who are independent thinkers.
Passionate about transforming the lives and aspirations of the individuals and communities it serves, the University is agile and flexible; quick to adapt as student requirements change and is renowned for providing ground-breaking new courses and outstanding learning opportunities. 
  • Among the first institutions in the world to offer a computing degree, dating back to 1965.
  • The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) show computing awards at Staffordshire University exceeding the national sector average for the computer subject area.
  • The 2014 National results from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education also show Staffordshire University computing awards exceeding the national average for computing graduate employability/further study, six months after graduation. 
  • Staffordshire has forged partnerships with industry-leading companies such as Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and Epic Games in support of teaching and learning as well as in preparing students for their careers.
  • The collaboration between Staffordshire University and US based Epic Games led to the launch of the University’s Epic Games Centre, which offers students the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop a deeper understanding of the commercial complexities of the gaming development process.
  • Staffordshire University graduates have been well accepted by industry. Many graduates have gone on to work with internationally recognized organizations such as the BBC, Microsoft, Bentley Motors and NASA. Others have gone on to form their own successful businesses whilst some graduates have worked on Oscar winning films, written books and even won an Olympic gold medal.

The Dual Degree Programs offered i.e. both  Staffordshire University

  • School of Computing & Technology
  • School of Business & Management
  • School of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Study in USA in 2014

USA is the most desired education destination for millions of students across the globe. As per the estimation nearly 500,000 overseas students are pursuing their higher degrees in the USA. The benefits that attract so many students include: 
  • Top Institutions:  USA boasts of some of the world’s finest educational institutions. A degree from a university in the USA is guaranteed to take you places, as their programs both in traditional disciplines and professional programs are highly prized by employers from any country in the world. USA boasts of such top ranked universities like Harvard, Princeton and Yale and many others.
  • State of Art Facilities: USA without a shadow of a doubt is the global leader in technology and their engineering and medical colleges boast of technological facilities that you’d be hard pressed to find in any other country. USA will always remain the choice of elite students throughout the world because of the quality of education that it provides. USA is the “Land of opportunities."
  • Never Ending Choices: There is nearly 4600 colleges and universities in USA offering courses in almost every field of study. From Engineering to Life Sciences to Business to Arts to Humanities etc. With over 4600 colleges and vocational institutions to choose from, you would easily find the course of your choice. While some colleges offer in-depth broad based courses in liberal arts and pure sciences, others offer diplomas in micro-niches like MBA’s for specific industries like hospitality and entertainment.

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  • Flexibility and Freedom: Most academic institutions in the US offer their students the freedom to design their majors and programs of study. You are also free to switch fields and petition for specific courses. Independent study is also available to suit individual needs.
  • Campus Diversity and Support Services: International students are always prized by US universities to provide their campuses with cultural richness and diversity. Moreover than 160 countries are represented by US universities and they provide a variety of scholarships, fellowships and support services like campus orientation and career guidance to help international students make the most of these crucial years.
  •  Financial Assistance: The GRAD school in USA offers generous fellowships .And through Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantship, many a time depending upon the student profile complete waiver from fee is also granted.
  • Part Time Work Opportunities: Part time work options in USA is highly regulated . Students are allowed to work part time on campus up to 20 hrs. a week . However during holiday and college breaks they are allowed to work full time.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Changes in Malaysian Student Visa -- 7th October 2014

Introduction of New Compulsory I-CARD for All International Students

EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services) has introduced a new I-Card, which can be used as an international student ID Card. This will mean students will not be required to carry their passports from now on. The I-Card was issued free from July 1st until Sept 30th but is now being charged at RM 50 per year.

As such, the EMGS Student Pass Processing Fee will be revised from RM 1,000 to RM 1,050 to include the cost of the card.

All applicants whose applications which are pending submission to the International Students Dept. will be invoiced RM 50 and this needs to be settled when they arrive at University.

If the card is lost, the student will need to make a police report and pay RM 50 for a replacement card. The card is valid for 1 year. If students change course or progress to another university, they will have to return the card to University to be returned to EMGS. Students will no longer need to carry their passport if they are holding this card. The card is issued by Immigration and is recognized by the Police as well.

For existing students, the I Card will be issued to students upon renewal of visa.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Student Aspiring Overseas Education – Don’t be Scammed

An eye opening incident of Tri-Valley University (US), which every student aspiring for overseas education should know. The article is not only about unauthorized agents but also universities.   
“Some of the best Universities of World are situated in Canada. These Universities have world-class infrastructure and all modern teaching technologies. All this put together Canada attracts students from all over the world. Number of Immigrants students has risen by 15% in a year in Canada.

 A university based in Virginia is supposed to have 2400 students. Out of this number 90% are Indian students.

 To enter Canada one needs a passport and Canadian Visa. This is the juncture when the students get cheated and fall into the trap of unauthorized agents.

“International Universities prefer enrolling immigrant’s students and which is why most of the Canadian Universities have raised their fees and entry criteria too. Immigrant’s students can pay twice the tuition fee of what the locals can pay. “

$20 billion is contributed to the Unites States every year by the international students. This makes the education the fifth largest export service in the country.

There are instances when these universities are not able to reach the international students directly. On such occasions they depend upon the local education consultants. Most of these are not authorized by the concerned Department. In the name of Tuition fee and processing fee they charge huge amounts from the aspiring students. The financial incentive attracts the agents to misguide students. There is every possibility that the student might select a wrong college or university as guided by the agent.

Many of these colleges are without any proper infrastructure and are raided by the authorities.

 Tri Valley University as raided in the recent past by the Federal Government. They had to shut down the University after receiving instructions from the Government.
 The receiving countries have taken different measures to curb this issue. USA has allowed the universities to pick up their own agents.

 Looking at the growing concern Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced that, “the immigrants must know to protect themselves.” He also said that they his department will do everything to protect the integrity of Canadian Immigration system.

So my dear fellow aspirants please choose your education consultant wisely and put forth your trust among the Most Trusted Name in Education Consultancy Industry, Zenith Abroad. 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Living in Malaysia

Climate: Malaysia is generally warm throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 21° to 32° Celsius in the lowlands. This can however be as low as 16° Celsius in the highlands. Annual rainfall is heavy at 2,500 mm (100 inches).

People: Malaysia has a population of about 22 million. It is a multi-racial country whose social integration has become a model for the rest of the world. Almost 80% of the total population occupies the Peninsular. There are three main races in the country. The Malays, who are Muslims, form the majority in the country. The other two main racial groups are the Chinese, who are mostly Buddhists and the Indians, who are mainly Hindus. Others who make up the population include the Eurasians and the more than 50 indigenous groups from Sabah and Sarawak like the Kadazans, Dusuns, Muruts, Ibans, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Bidayuhs, Penans, just to name a few. The different races have their own traditions and customs which gives Malaysia a colorful heritage. The important festivals of each race is a public holiday in the country (so there are a lot of public holidays here!) and celebrated by all regardless of race and beliefs.

Expenses in Malaysia: Living in Malaysia is far cheaper than most Western countries and some other Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Housing, communications, transport (including taxis), local food, holiday accommodation, airfares, clothing, medical expenses, entertainment and recreation are cheaper than most expats have experienced.

Prices for groceries are also fairly reasonable, depending on where you shop. Malaysia has many supermarkets and hypermarkets and you can also buy food at the various outdoor markets at very attractive prices. As an example the current estimate on basic items are about RM3 for a loaf of bread, RM3 to RM4 for a liter of milk, about RM50 to RM95 for a kilogram of premium imported steak. To know more about the exchange rates based in your home currency. 

RM300 - RM1,500(rental varies with geographical area, type of accommodation, demand, facilities provided and the number of people sharing)
RM50 - RM80 (not applicable for boarding schools)
RM300 -RM450 (Based on RM10-RM15 a day for 3 meals)Note: Included in boarding fees, Boarding Schools usually provide two meals a day. Not included in room rates, Halls of Residence normally offer meals at extra charge.
Public Transport
RM20 - RM100 (varies with types of student concession pass)
From RM30 (varies with usage and promotional packages subscribed)
Books and Stationary
RM30 - RM100 (varies with course)
Personal Expenses
RM100 - RM200 (varies with individuals)(clothes, toiletries, entertainment, haircut, miscellaneous)

Transport: Malaysia has well-developed air and sea connections. It is also accessible by road and rail through Thailand and Singapore on the Peninsular. More than 25 major airlines service the international airports throughout the nation. Port Klang and Penang in the Straits of Malacca link the country to the rest of the world by sea.
Internal travel is relatively easy, comfortable and cheap. The major towns and cities are served by air-conditioned trains and buses and also by regular scheduled flights. Travelling by road in Peninsular Malaysia is popular as it has a well-developed network of roads.
In Sabah and Sarawak, travelling by four-wheel drive is recommended on unpaved roads, and many remote areas can only be reached by air or river boats. Travelling by rail is also highly recommended as you get a panoramic view of the countryside. To get value for money when travelling by rail, plan your journey in advance.

Food: Malaysia has many kinds of restaurants almost everywhere in the cities and towns. There are Malay Restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Indian Restaurants, Thai Restaurants and more. Eating out in Malaysia is a real gastronomic adventure. There is such a great variety; spicy Malay Food, a seemingly endless variety of Chinese food, exotic cuisine from North and South India, as well as Nyonya and Portuguese Food. Popular Malaysian dishes include satay, nasi lemak, rendang, roti canai, murtabak, laksa, chicken rice, and fried noodles. Western cuisine is also easily available. In addition, international fast food chains operate in major towns side by side with thousands of road side stalls and food bazaars.

Entertainment in Malaysia
  • Kasturi Walk: Tantalize your taste buds with authentic Malay kuih, Chinese dim sum or delicious Indian rojak. Or better still; indulge in some durian pancakes, made from the king of fruits! Discover what Malaysia tastes like with plenty of local snacks and specialties specially selected for Kasturi Walk. Here you will also find an array of traditional garments and souvenirs. Kasturi Walk is a transformation of Lorong Kasturi, a lane running alongside Central Market. Opening very soon, Kasturi Walk is an exciting covered walkway of retail and F&B kiosks, attracting visitors and shoppers to its vibrant al fresco ambience.
  • Kampung Baru: Kampung Bahru is the oldest Malay residential area in Kuala Lumpur. About ten minutes away from Chow Kit Market, it was founded in 1899 and there are still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses there. On Saturday evenings, one section of Kampung Bahru is a hive of activity. This market has a totally Malay feel to it, and this is obvious in the style of jewellery and clothes, in the type of fabric, the varied tastes of Malay cooking and in the make of the handicraft on sale.
  • Little India: Little India is a riot of colors, from the saris hanging from shops to the snacks and sweetmeats on sale from roadside stalls. Find fresh milk, various Indian breads and delicious mouth-watering fare from the numerous eateries. What better opportunity to sample Indian cuisine at really affordable prices. KL's Little India is to be found in the older section of the city on Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Jalan Masjid India is the main street of Little India and the whole place is delightfully reminiscent of a Middle Eastern bazaar with the arrangement of its shops and items on sale.
  • Chinatown:
    Every major city in the world has a Chinatown, as does Kuala Lumpur, BUT there is a unique difference to KL's Chinatown, one that is reflective of the multi-racial harmony of Malaysia. Chinatown it is, indeed, but at its very heart sits the Sri Maha Mariamman Indian temple. Colorful statues and sweet scents greet visitors, and the bright hues of flower garlands hanging from flower stalls do much to brighten the vista. Equally colorful are the mountains of Indian sweetmeats and delicacies heaped on the roadside stalls that line the street.

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