PURSUING tertiary education in a quality higher learning institution is what most youths aim to do after completing Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
However, young school-leavers are often left confused, overwhelmed, or even clueless with regards to their next steps and choosing among educational programmes that are diverse and abundant.
What should they choose? Who should they turn to for unbiased advice? How can they avoid making a wrong choice? Are their families able to afford tuition fees?
These are among some questions that make the task of deciding on one programme or even narrowing down the list of options, a daunting mission.
But this need not be the case with the help of Uni Enrol, an online education platform that pairs students with their most suitable study courses and eligible scholarships without any charge.
Started by a group of individuals who value the impact that education can make to one’s life, Uni Enrol has helped hundreds of school-leavers across Malaysia successfully apply for their desired higher learning institution, education programme and scholarship.
Uni Enrol is an authorised online platform of over 70 reputable colleges and universities in Malaysia such as Taylor’s University, Asia Pacific University (APU), Multimedia University (MMU), UNITAR, HELP University, SEGi University, UCSI University, Inti International University and Colleges,
Heriot-Watt University, UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Sentral College and more.
The online enrolment platform’s chief executive officer Rickson Khaw Lit Sing says students can apply to these universities conveniently and directly to secure offer letters from universities through its online site, unienrol.com, thus eliminating the hassle of travelling from one campus to another or taking time off their busy schedule for registration and document submission.
‘’Almost every aspect of our lives is conducted digitally from travel, banking, shopping and even buying a car. So the discovery and registration of your higher education is now digitally enabled.’’
Khaw also points out that students have been matched and received over RM15mil in scholarships and bursaries through its online platform, which is often described as an effective “education matchmaking service” by those who have utilised it.
Noting that school-leavers have to scour many websites and go through “simplified” brochures when researching courses and scholarships, Khaw says students end up overwhelmed and miss out on their ideal study opportunities.
helps students easily identify and compare courses, as well as narrow down options to get the lowest nett fees and highest scholarships, based on their interests, academic results, curriculum and sporting activities, among others.
“Students just have to key in their results (trial or actual), preferred intake, preferred study subjects, sports/talent representation, and other critical criteria and the platform will instantly display the best institutions and programmes with the maximum eligible savings, ” he explains.
He shares that almost every institution offers scholarships and funding to students, but the terms and conditions about them may not be easy to find and understand.
And most of the time, students lose out because they don’t ask about it.
He also cautioned that many parents and students do not realise that scholarships are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
“With Uni Enrol, the plethora of scholarships can be quickly matched and secured online through the platform thanks to our proprietary matching algorithm and online application system, ” he explains, adding that Uni Enrol’s scholarship opportunities include its partnership with Sunway Medical to help students secure full scholarship in nursing studies.
The platform will also provide a “breakdown” of tuition fees and scholarship funds of each institution, says Khaw, adding that Uni Enrol also enables students to see how much National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans they are eligible for.
Students are encouraged to engage with Uni Enrol’s qualified counsellors online through a chatbot available on its site, or through Pathway Match after obtaining their course and scholarship matching results from it, he says, adding that the firm’s online platform managed to reach out to students from over 100 cities and towns in the
country – including Penang, Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Baru, Kota Baru, Kuching, Bintulu and Tawau, among others.
“Our trained and qualified counsellors are prompt in reverting to students’ queries. They are able to provide students with
unbiased insights on universities, courses and scholarships to ensure they do not lose out on good opportunities and are able to choose the most suitable pathway to cater to the future they intend to build, ” he says.
He adds that special bursaries and accommodation sponsorship can also be found through its site.
Enrolling through Uni Enrol’s platform also enables them to receive exclusive rewards such as IT vouchers in collaboration with TMT.my, Malaysia’s largest IT retail chains, ” he says.
Khaw adds that other collaboration include an official accessories provider to Apple stores globally STM Bags Australia, and Johor’s biggest bus transportation
provider Causeway-Link, which will give Johoreans bus tickets to pursue their studies out-of-state.
Khaw says the platform is continuously expanding what it can offer to students by roping in more institutions to come on board and has already started offering overseas studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the US.
Uni Enrol also hosts its own physical events across Malaysia especially in smaller towns to help communities who do not have convenient access to education fairs or professional counsellors.
“The Scholar Search annual outreach programme brings our free scholarship matching services to schools and communities across Malaysia. During these events, students and parents are able to speak with our counsellors directly to get advice and secure offers for higher education.”
For Scholar Search 2020, Uni Enrol has organised 20 events in eight states and will be planning 10 more events in 10 different towns including East Malaysia.
Uni Enrol is backed by Cradle Fund, a government entity which supports local companies that make a positive impact on society.
The tech-based education firm is also an active participant of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help champion access to quality education.
With the current situation restricting physical visits, Uni Enrol encourages parents and students to apply online so they do not miss the application deadlines and limited scholarships available while staying safe.
To find out more about Uni Enrol, log onto https://unienrol.com/ and try out Pathway Match to gain more comprehensive insights or talk to their counsellors directly.