KUCHING – Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is coming to a city near you with its series of nationwide Open Day events starting 21 May, allowing prospective students from all over the country to gain first-hand information on Australian education, financial assistance, campus facilities and more.
The Open Day series will kick off at Promenade Hotel in Bintulu from 10am to 4pm on 21 May. Following this are Open Day events at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kota Kinabalu on 22 May, The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel in Penang on 28 May and Grand Paragon Hotel in Johor Bahru on 29 May, all from 12pm to 5pm.
Next, there will be Open Days held at Tanahmas Hotel in Sibu on 11 June and Pullman Hotel in Miri on 12 June, both from 10am to 4pm. Open Day events will also be organised in Kuching on 11 and 18 June, 10am to 4pm, at Swinburne Sarawak Campus along Jalan Simpang Tiga.
The Open Days are open to all, especially SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC school-leavers seeking affordable Australian tertiary education closer to home.
Students who are ready to take the next step in their education journey will have the opportunity to meet directly with Swinburne Sarawak’s academic staff from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science; Faculty of Business, Design and Arts; and School of Foundation Studies to discover the extensive range of courses offered by the university. They can also have a chat with education counsellors to learn more about courses, financial aid, scholarships and accommodation.
To alleviate the financial burden of students and their families, the university offers various scholarships for foundation, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For example, top-achieving students who enrol in an undergraduate programme at Swinburne Sarawak and have achieved either 4As in their STPM/A Level, 7As in their UEC, a CGPA of 4.00 in their Swinburne Foundation studies or equivalent could be awarded the Pro-Chancellor Excellence Full Scholarship, which provides a 100% fee waiver. Students who qualify should seize the opportunity and apply for this full scholarship as soon as possible.
For undergraduate students who do not meet the criteria for the Pro-Chancellor Excellence Full Scholarship, there are several other options available, including the DVC Academic Excellence Scholarship, UEC Academic Excellence Scholarship, Academic Progression Scholarship, Emerging Technology Award and so on.
In collaboration with Yayasan Sarawak, Swinburne Sarawak also offers the Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme. This is a special bursary scheme for eligible Sarawakian Bumiputera students which allows them enrol into their preferred programmes at foundation, diploma or degree levels with subsidised tuition fees. For students under the BP40 scheme, the total tuition fees at Swinburne Sarawak throughout the duration of their studies are as low as tuition fees at any public universities (IPTA) in Malaysia.
- Students will be able to chat with Swinburne Sarawak’s academic staff and education counsellors to learn more about courses, financial aid, scholarships and accommodation.
When visiting the Open Days, students will be able to collect goody bags and also stand a chance to win exclusive Swinburne merchandise. The university will be accepting on-the-spot applications at the Open Day events. Eligible students who enrol then and there into Swinburne Sarawak’s 2022 intakes will receive a special mystery gift.
For the purpose of on-the-spot applications, prospective students are advised to prepare the following relevant documents in PDF form saved in a USB: identification card (Malaysian students) or passport (international students), academic transcripts and certificates as well as English language proficiency test results (MUET, IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent qualification). Eligible students applying for admission will receive a Letter of Offer on the same day.
For 2022, Swinburne Sarawak is also introducing new programmes, namely the Diploma of Accountancy, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Software and Bachelor of Quantity Surveying.
Students are encouraged to register their interest in attending any of these Open Day events by filling in their details at www.swinburne.edu.my/openday/.
Swinburne is an Australian university based in Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak campus in Kuching is the only international, full-fledged branch campus of the university. Swinburne is ranked among the top 1.5% of universities globally by QS World University Rankings 2021. Swinburne Sarawak has also been recognised as one of the country’s Top 10 Preferred Private Universities by JobStreet.com. It is also the first and only Adobe Creative Campus in Malaysia, granting students and staff full access to the Adobe Creative Cloud on all devices.
For more information about Swinburne, visit its website (www.swinburne.edu.my), Facebook page (@swinburnesarawak), Instagram (@swinburnesarawak), Twitter page (@Swinburne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak).