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Going to Education Fairs in Malaysia and Asking the Right Questions

Ask the Right Questions at the Education Fairs in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Decision

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Now that you have finished your SPM or STPM, it is time to go “shopping” for the right university that fits you. There are so many universities out there and from many countries and states at the Education Fairs.

Choosing the right university can be confusing because all the counselors are basically pushing you to join their universities. Some do not really care about whether the course suits you because their job is to get you to register.

For a personalised advise on how to choose the right course contact 01111408838

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Ask a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Choose the Right Course after SPM

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

in finding out who you are and what you are good at. An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course. Students need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

So, what to ask during the Education Fair in Malaysia?

Choosing a college or university can be confusing and even stressful with so many out there. There are about 500 private

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me.

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me.”
Vincent Hoy, Scholarship student at Asia Pacific University

colleges and universities out there and it is important to choose the right one.

After you survey the universities at the education fair, you should then pay a visit to the campus to see if the environment and facilities are good.

Do not register at the fair because of the discounts and rebates, those are just sales tactics. Would you buy a smart phone without testing it?

Therefore, after selecting the ones that you are most interested in, to visit their campus. While you are there, make sure you take a campus tour and look at the facilities, talk to their lecturers and current students, and also see if the “culture” of the college fits your personality.

Make sure that the students there speak mostly in English, this will help force you to improve your English. Star newspaper research has shown that graduates with good English have salaries which is 25% higher and get promoted quicker than those who don’t.

The Ministry of Education stated that there were 70,000 university graduates who were jobless and one of the reasons was weak English.

For example, some people may prefer a small college to a large university, some may like a campus with sports facilities, some

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

with lifestyle facilities, etc. I once made the mistake of joining a college that consisted of students who spoke mostly Mandarin, it was tough as I am a banana (dunno Mandarin), so please do your research….

While the university might be famous, you have to choose one that best fits you and your needs. You should also know your budget. You won’t buy a car without first knowing how much you want to spend. If you cannot afford the fees, then it is no point checking out the university in the first place.

You should not choose a university for the solely based on the following reasons:

My uncle or aunty or friend say, “It is good”. You must ask why is it good and the evidence showing that.

  • It is near my house
  • It is cheap
  • My friends are going there
  • The university is famous or popular
  • The university gave me a scholarship even though they are not famous for that course
  • I have heard before that they are the best, but don’t know from where
  • I have heard of the university before from advertisements
  • Ask the right questions to choose the best university in Malaysia that fits you

Get the Right Information to Help you Make the Right Choice

When you meet the counsellors, ask them the following questions to help you make a better decision.

  1. Is the course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)? Is the engineering course accredited by the
    EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

    EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future.
    Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

    Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), architecture accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), Pharmacy by Pharmacy Board, etc.

  2. What are the qualifications of your lecturers?  What is their experience? How many years have they been teaching?
  3. What are the facilities? Any sports facilities or gym?
  4. What are the equipment relevant to my course?
  5. How much are the tuition fees? Do they include the other fees such as exam, facilities, extra-curricular, etc? How much is the total after including everything?
  6. Can I apply for the PTPTN loan? How much can I apply for?
  7. Are hostels provided? How much? What are the facilities?
  8. Is there on-campus hostel? Do you assist with off-campus accommodation?
  9. When is the next intake?
  10. What is unique about the course you are offering?
  11. What are the job prospects for this course? Do you assist with job placements after graduation?
  12. How many students do you have taking this course? Will you open the class if there is not enough students?
  13. What are the subjects that are offered in this course?

    EduSpiral provides counseling that is supported by facts & evidence to help students make the best choice. Pic - Student, with his mother, registering at UCSI University after the tour

    EduSpiral provides counseling that is supported by facts & evidence to help students make the best choice. Pic – Student, with his mother, registering at UCSI University after the tour

  14. How many have graduated from the course? What is the graduation rate?
  15. What is the starting salary? What is the job prospects?
  16. What language do the students use to speak on campus?
  17. Has the university won any awards for the particular course? What is the ranking in SETARA 2011 or 2013?
  18. What are the awards won by the students?
  19. Look at student works if you are interested in design or architecture courses.
  20. Are there sports facilities, clubs, societies, etc.
  21. How many students are there in this course? Is this course famous in your university?
  22. Are there banks and ATMs nearby the campus?
  23. Are there restaurants, food courts and eateries near the university?
  24. Are there bus stops, taxis or an LRT station near the campus?
  25. Is the campus in a safe area? What about the hostel?
  26. Is there a shopping mall or supermarket near the campus?
  27. When can I visit your campus?

Need Help in Choosing the Right University in Malaysia?

As you can see, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration before choosing a university.

EduSpiral helped me to choose the right course & university, and arranged my on-campus accommodation. Everything went smoothly. Wen Hao, Biotechnology at UCSI University

EduSpiral helped me to choose the right course & university, and arranged my on-campus accommodation. Everything went smoothly.
Wen Hao, Biotechnology at UCSI University

The university would be training you and providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills so that you can get a good job and perform well for a successful future.

If you choose the wrong university, it would hamper your chances for a successful future.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 15 years in the education industry providing advise to thousands of students in helping them to choose the right course and university.

We pick students up at KL Sentral to take them to tour our partner universities’ campuses so that they have a good idea of the location and the facilities offered.

We provide information on the courses that are supported by statistics and evidence so that our students can make the right choices knowing that what they decide has been validated.

We have also worked in some of the universities and with our experience, we have inside knowledge of the universities thus being able to provide you insights into the universities.

If you need our assistance, please feel free to contact us. There is no charge for our services.

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes to Study in Malaysia

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I was confused about what to study and to find an affordable college. After advising me, EduSpiral took me to visit the college campus which helped me to decide. Teck Sang, Hotel & Tourism Management at Reliance College

I was confused about what to study and to find an affordable college. After advising me, EduSpiral took me to visit the college campus which helped me to decide.
Teck Sang, Hotel & Tourism Management at Reliance College

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Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia & Singapore

I needed to complete my degree as quickly as possible and EduSpiral introduced me to MDIS where I was able to obtain a UK degree in IT in less than 3 years! Danny Chan studying IT at MDIS Singapore

I needed to complete my degree as quickly as possible and EduSpiral introduced me to MDIS where I was able to obtain a UK degree in IT in less than 3 years!
Danny Chan studying IT at MDIS Singapore

Singapore

  1. MDIS College
  2. PSB Academy

Switzerland

  • IMI

Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. Taylor’s University
  7. HELP University
  8. HELP Academy
  9. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  10. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  12. KDU University College Penang
  13. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  14. IACT College
  15. Point College
  16. Saito College
  17. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  18. Nilai University
  19. Reliance College
  20. UCSI University Sarawak Campus

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia & Singapore.

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get. These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

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