PMC Scholarships for Medicine with

The Star Education Fund 2018


A plethora of choices at fair


Sunday, 31 Dec 2017

Penang Medical College returns as a partner under the Star Education Fund in 2018 with a full scholarship for the 5-Year undergraduate medical degree programme. One lucky student will spend 2.5 years in Dublin, Ireland, for pre-clinical studies at either the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD). The student will then continue with 2.5 years in Penang for an exceptional clinical training programme with PMC and the Teaching Hospitals.

5 years later, he or she will be awarded with the highly-coveted globally recognised degree by the National University of Ireland (NUI).

PMC will be with the Irish Pavilion @Hall 1, KL Convention Centre for the Star Education Fair 2018; 6-7 January 2018

THERE are 281 scholarships that are up for grabs at this weekend’s Star Education Fair 2018.

Worth nearly RM14.2mil, the scholarships are offered by 30 institutions under the Star Education Fund, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

To be eligible for Star Education Fund scholarships, students must be Malaysians no older than 25 years-old as of Jan 1 for undergraduate courses.

Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan said Monash University Malaysia is the fund’s new partner for 2018, while Penang Medical College returns as a partner.

If you want to learn how to secure a scholarship from the fund, catch Kuan on the first day of the Star Education Fair 2018, to be held from 11am to 7pm on Jan 6 and 7 at Halls 1 to 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

She will be speaking on “Funding Higher Education” at the fair, focusing on what the fund is about and its objectives.

“I will help students understand the fund’s application process and the criteria for education and selection,” said Kuan, who will also share tips on attending scholarship interviews.

She added that preparation and passion were key in making the cut.

“If you have passion, then you will have no difficulty convincing the panel that you are the right candidate.

“You should know why you are applying to a particular institution or course,” said Kuan, who stressed that while good grades were important, students need not be straight-A scorers.

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur marketing manager Reuben Chan Chien Chern will give a talk titled “Are You Prepared to Apply for Scholarships After High School?

Chan, who has been shortlisting candidates for the Star Education Fund for the past eight years, will share tips on how to avoid common mistakes in securing a scholarship.

The most common mistakes applicants make range from writing a generic application cover note to assuming they will secure the scholarship based on straight As. Their participation in other activities is just as important, he said.

“Students also need to understand the different types of scholarships available before applying,” said Chan.

Experts on pre-university education and representatives from colleges and universities will brief students and parents on a wide range of certificate, foundation, diploma and postgraduate courses, as well as professional qualifications.

Admission is free. There are booths available for interested exhibitors.

For details, call 03-7967 1388 (ext 1233/1475).

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This is an excerpt of an article published at The Star Online – A plethora of choices