PETALING JAYA: Opportunities for young Malaysians including students with SPM qualifications to further their studies are still plenty, thanks to the City University Malaysia-Free Malaysia Today scholarship programme.
The programme sees scholarships worth RM2.5 million being disbursed for 69 pre-university to degree courses across 28 fields of studies such as accounting, health sciences, design, communications, psychology, architecture, engineering, hospitality, and information technology.
Prof Dr James Nga, the deputy vice-chancellor of City University, said they have received an encouraging number of applications since the SPM results were released, the bulk of which are for foundation programmes.
“However, all scholarships are still available, and we are still accepting applications,” he said, adding that SPM leavers are also encouraged to grab the opportunity to embark on their higher learning journey with the bond-free scholarships.
Under the scholarship, foundation programmes are bundled with degree programmes, so the tuition fees are covered all the way through to the point students graduate in their field of choice.
Nga said City University is dedicated towards promoting a holistic, 21st-century education culture for prospective scholars through collaborative teaching and cooperative learning.
The university also has a state-of-the-art infrastructure and learning management system that promotes greater flexibility and can enrich the learning experience.
“Education is about developing the youth into the future generation of Malaysia, and we want to provide the right tools, environment, platform and culture to develop and realise their potential,” he said.
In line with City University’s vision, which is to be recognised as among the leading institutions of higher learning with a steadfast commitment to excellence and perfection, Nga said students are given the opportunity to learn from top-tiered academicians with real-world experience and knowledge.
Programmes at City University are also industrially oriented to ensure the employability of all its graduates, with the aim of producing quality graduates.
To achieve this, students are given industrial training opportunities with over 450 of City University’s corporate partners.
“For our Vatel Hospitality Management programmes, we pride ourselves in providing 100% overseas internship arrangement only with four- and five-star international hotel chains.”
The Vatel Group and its campuses around the world have been recognised for their excellence after winning the “Best Hospitality Management School” awarded at the 17th Worldwide Hospitality Awards.
There are 55 Vatel campuses around the world, with City University housing the only one in Malaysia.
Nga gave an assurance that the Covid-19 pandemic has not affected the learning experience at City University due to its technology-driven hybrid learning.
“Classes are running virtually through LMS (Learning Management System) which attempts to exemplify the best of hybrid learning as it is flexible and technology-driven, yet allowing us to maintain some form of classroom-like features to make learning engaging,” he said.
Interested students below the age of 25 pursuing their undergraduate studies may head to City University’s scholarship microsite at city.edu.my/FMTscholarship to apply online or download the application form.