Visitors pack hall for talk on studying in Germany


  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 May 2019

Big crowd: Visitors listening to the talk by Lau at the Star Education Fair 2019.

KUALA LUMPUR: It was full house at a talk on studying in Germany on the last day of the Star Education Fair 2019.

German Educare co-founder Jonathan Lau shared information to a packed hall about studies in the European country.

He noted that Germany is ranked the most attractive study destination in the world by Study.Edu Country Ranking – an international annual analysis on institutions worldwide.

“Germany houses more than 370,000 international students. It has over 400 varsities, collectively offering over 190,000 courses.

“There is no tuition fee for Bachelor, Masters and doctorate degrees in all states in Germany except for Baden-Wurttemberg, which is in the south-west of the country bordering France and Switzerland,” he said during a talk on studying for free in Germany.

Lau, who graduated from Ger­many himself, spoke about the bene­fits of studying in Germany, one of which is the job seeking visa.

“Non-native graduates, who have yet to be employed after graduation, can stay in Germany for up to 18 months to seek a job,” he said.

Lau set up German Educare with other German graduates to help students understand and further their studies in Germany.

All smiles: (standing, from left) Mahsa University student volunteers Nareskumar Gunasegaran, Mahalaxshmi Naidu, Mishaleeny, Michelle Ashwini, Kalairasi Lachimen, (seated, from left) Mangavallie Murugan and Vithiya Ramalingam posing for a picture at the Star Education Fair.
All smiles: (standing, from left) Mahsa University student volunteers Nareskumar Gunasegaran, Mahalaxshmi Naidu, Mishaleeny, Michelle Ashwini, Kalairasi Lachimen, (seated, from left) Mangavallie Murugan and Vithiya Ramalingam posing for a picture at the Star Education Fair. 

Students in Germany, he said, could gain work experience while studying as they are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week in the field related to their studies.

“For example, a second year engineering student can work as a part-timer in an engineering firm, gaining valuable experience and getting paid at least €10 (RM47.60) an hour,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mahsa University second year student Mishaleeny Peraisamy, 21, said she enjoyed being a student volunteer during the Star Education Fair 2019.

“I enjoy talking to people,” she said.

The Diploma in Pharmacy student said the main question visitors to the booth ask was why she chose to study at Mahsa University.

To her, the course was not only good but the institution was also near to her home.

The varsity, located in Bandar Sau­jana Putra, Selangor, is known for its medical and business courses.“There were also questions about why I chose to do pharmacy.

“It’s because I’ve always been interested in it,” she said.

Being a volunteer taught Shaddai Foo, 19, to face rejection better.

A student volunteer for the third time for Manipal International University, Foo said it also improved her ability to reach out and speak with confidence to strangers.

“The fun part is to talk to new people especially SPM leavers.

“Some are still at the stage where they don’t know what to do.

“I get to explain the details of my course and the other courses that Manipal offers,” said the first year biotechnology student.

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