An agreement was signed between the GEMS UniConnect, an arm of GEMS facilitating scholarships and similar opportunities, and Education Malaysia Global Assist (EMGA), a Malaysian education consultant, regarding this on Thursday at NAJAH, a prominent higher education and training event in Abu Dhabi.
Malaysia has become known for fast becoming a preferred higher-studies destination for students from across the globe, according to Syed Mohammad Hasrin Aidid, the Malaysian Ambassador to the UAE.
Kierstan Connors, associate director of GEMS college and career counselling worldwide, stated that 150,000 pupils are studying at 50 schools in the UAE and the scholarships will benefit around 7,000 senior pupils among them, who will be going to the universities.
“We have Dh 1Bn ($2.7mn) annual scholarships for our senior pupils, in partnership with around 250 universities across the globe,” Connors stated.
Ahmad Rezal Chan, senior partner at Education Malaysia also chipped in. He emphasised the popularity of engineering degree courses at a Malaysian universities. The scholarships offered by the universities in this regard range from 15% to 100% of the total course fee, according to him. This makes it an incredibly exciting opportunity for students who are enthusiastic about the field.
“We regularly conduct workshops for students and parents to educate them about the scholarships and similar opportunities,” Chan added.