FOR more than 10 years, the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand has provided learning opportunities to young Malaysians by offering fee scholarships.
Scholarship winners are allowed to choose their area of study. The university covers tuition fees for the duration of the undergraduate degree. Current scholars are pursuing degrees in fields as diverse as science and technology, architecture, commerce and administration, law and biomedical science.
One or two scholarships are awarded each year, after interviews of short-listed candidates which take place in Kuala Lumpur in late November.
Recent winners of the scholarship are Jasmine Koh Wai Theng from Institute Perkim-Goon, and Janice Cheng Mei Hsia from the university entrance programme at INTI International College.
Jasmine is studying for a Bachelor of Laws while Janice is working towards a degree in Biomedical Science.
Both achieved excellent results at Victoria University and are enjoying their New Zealand experience.
“Time just flies when you are in Wellington! I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here,” says Jasmine.
“Victoria University is a fantastic place. Coming here to study is the best decision I’ve ever made. There is a world of exciting opportunities here in Wellington,” she adds.
Janice, who has been living in Wellington for the past 10 months, agrees.
“My most memorable moment is the ski trip to Mount Ruapehu,” she shares.
The university is located in Wellington, which is the capital city and widely regarded as the cultural heart of the nation. Students can work for up to 20 hours weekly.
More information on the Malaysia Fees Scholarships 2006 is available from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Kuala Lumpur. Applications close on Nov 1.
For enquiries, call 03-2078 4612, or fax 03-2078 5644, or log onto www.victoria-international.ac.nz