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Obtaining the Complete UK Education Through Heriot-Watt University

Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 19, 2018, 11:34 am

The UK is one of the most popular study destinations in the world. A majority of universities in Malaysia that have twinning programmes such as Brickfields Asia College (BAC), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur and the International University of Malaya-Wales form partnerships with institutions in the UK. Just mentioning to most people that you have gone or are going to study in the UK evokes a sense of awe, as you have that slightest connection with icons such as David Beckham, Shakespeare, Manchester United F.C. and Queen Elizabeth II. Besides thriving in pop culture, the UK is also popular for its historic and renowned institutions that bring to mind ancient castles fit only for the crème de la crème.

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Heriot-Watt University

One institution that stands out among its competitors is Heriot-Watt University. Aside from its main campus in Edinburgh, it also has branches in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. The architectural landscape is situated right next to the serene Putrajaya lake, staying true to its title of being Malaysia’s first ‘green’ campus. Dubbed one of the most innovative universities in Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University boasts excellent research and advanced technology, having contributed tremendously to the field of science and technology as well as impacting businesses across the world.

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As a technology-focused institution, Heriot-Watt University offers an impressive range of laboratories, workshops and specialised equipment to ensure students are able to enjoy the luxury of having a world-class education right here in their Malaysian campus. Heriot-Watt University remains the top university in Scotland for research impact, 9th in the UK and top 2% in the world according to QS World University Rankings.

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Making an impact

Heriot-Watt University strongly believes that the world today is driven by technology and innovation. Hence, their priority since 1821 is to focus on programmes that tackle real-world issues in order to make a difference and contribute to the betterment of society. From cameras that see through walls to smart rocks and artificial intelligent robots, this top-notch UK campus has been making waves that fashion the future of humanity.

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Heriot-Watt University also provides tailored pathways for those who wish to specialise in a particular field. Their Foundation in Business and Foundation in Science programmes are stepping stones for students to pursue their undergraduate studies in, business and management and science, engineering and psychology respectively. Additionally, students are able to convert their undergraduate qualifications to a master’s degree only by extending their studies for one year. The programmes offered at Heriot-Watt University are uniquely designed to meet the demands of the economic drivers in the world in the 21st century.

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Transfer between campuses and summer school programmes

Take advantage of their international campuses by transferring to the UK or Dubai campus for a semester, a year or longer. Studying at Heriot-Watt University allows you to discover what it means to be a truly global citizen. Besides that, Heriot-Watt University provides a range of short courses and summer schools catered to those wanting to improve their knowledge in areas such as textiles and design, social sciences and petroleum engineering.

Scholarships and financial aid

Heriot-Watt University holds true to its established reputation by ensuring that their students receive the right education. Therefore, with a Malaysian branch campus, students no longer need to travel all the way to the UK to receive quality British education. The university also offers various scholarships and bursaries, both internal and external, to excellent and deserving students.

Their diverse programmes, holistic approach to education, state-of-the-art facilities and international recognition has placed them at the forefront of education. Studying a UK degree cannot get any more convenient and affordable.


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