SCHOLARSHIPS worth a total of RM194, 800 have been awarded to engineering students of University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) who have excelled in the UoSM Top Achiever Scholarships Exam.
In line with the university’s mission to "change the world for the better", the exam aims to support the next generation of talented engineering students with a full scholarship.
"When I first found out that I got the scholarship, I was surprised and overjoyed,” said a recipient of the award Liang Hong Lee.
“This scholarship means a lot for me for this will help ease my parents’ finances,” added the student from Johor Baru who plans to continue his studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UoSM.
For Angus Khaw Han Zhe, the scholarship would allow him to pursue his interest in the career of research once he completed his integrated Masters.
‘’A career in research and development intrigues me,” he said.
“I simply wish to contribute to the evolution of human technology. An earth-shattering breakthrough would be the ultimate dream, but a small step forward would be just as satisfying.”
Speaking about the scholarship awards, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Asean) and CEO of UoSM Prof Rebecca Taylor said the university is ready to help develop young minds that can contribute back.
“As a University renowned for its excellent research, we are pleased to be in the best position to help develop young professionals who will be able to make a positive contribution to society."
An assistant professor Dr Jo-Han Ng at UoSM meanwhile said that the scholarship aims to ease the burden of potential students in their studies.
“The scholarship’s goal is to give back not just to students with excellent grades but also to students who have the potential to be world leading engineers but who may need to secure financial support to pursue their studies.’’
Held in July, science stream students from schools across Malaysia were encouraged to apply to write the scholarship exam.
Established in Malaysia since 2012, UoSM offers world-class engineering programmes including MEng in Mechanical Engineering, MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics, MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Foundation Year.
Located in EduCity Johor, UoSM is the branch campus of University of Southampton, England. Offering a unique student experience, the university enables students to spend their first two years in Malaysia combined with the final two years at a research-centred university in the UK.
To learn more about the scholarship and programmes offered, visit www.southampton.edu.my