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How to have overseas experience while study locally?

Unlimited Overseas Experience Opportunities

If you are a student considering whether to study abroad or stay in a local university, ensure that you have considered all options before deciding which university to enrol into. First and foremost, students must have an idea of which country they would prefer to explore while they are studying or what kind of overseas qualification they would want to receive upon completion of university studies.

There are several pathways to have an overseas experience while studying locally in your home country, such as

1. Study at a UK/Australia University’s overseas campus in home country

Branch campuses generally offer almost identical undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as their main campus with equivalent academic standards. Therefore, you can be assured that you will have the same experience in terms of subjects and course syllabus as overseas peers abroad. Occasionally, there will be guest lecturers visiting from abroad to enhance your learning experience as well.

Besides that, if you still wish to travel to another country, there will be a variety of study abroad options such as course credit transfer and student exchange program. For example, you can consider an internal transfer (1-2 years) or semester exchange (1-2 semesters). To understand more about these programs, you can consult AUG offices to explore your transfer options.

Options you can consider:

  • Curtin Singapore
  • Monash Malaysia
  • Swinburne Sarawak

2. Transfer from a local university that has partnerships with overseas universities

There are many home country universities that have strong partnerships with overseas universities, which means that student can choose to enrol into their desired course locally and complete their degree in an overseas partner university.

You will have numerous options of overseas partner universities that you can choose from. Consequently, a student’s degree will be awarded by institutions that you have chosen. For some courses, if you choose not to transfer to the overseas partner university, you will be graduating with a home country degree instead.

Some options that you can consider

  • SIM Global Education (Singapore)
  • Taylors’ University (Malaysia)
  • HELP University (Malaysia)
  • Sunway College (Malaysia)

In conclusion, with all the study abroad opportunities offered to you, it is up to you to take up the challenge. Getting involved is the key to obtain overseas experiences while studying locally.

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