Students across the country, especially those in smaller towns and rural areas, have to put up with poor Internet connectivity, and there are also those who do not have the necessary gadgets for online classes.
This adds to their problems, especially in accessing information.
Going the extra mile to help students is Uni Enrol, a convenient and free one-stop higher education enrollment platform.
Having once grappled with the issue of accessing information himself, Uni Enrol chief executive officer Rickson Khaw Lit Sing said he understands the predicament students are facing now.
He said in the pre-pandemic days, universities and other higher institutions of learning often conducted roadshows and events to promote their courses and scholarships.
In the present circumstances where these are conducted online, he said students could be hit with anxiety, being uncertain over where to browse to find the right information for programmes and universities, and also the financial requirements.
Khaw said Uni Enrol aims to resolve these issues, adding that it is an authorised online platform of over 70 reputable colleges and universities in the country such as Taylor’s University, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Multimedia University (MMU), Unitar, HELP University, SEGi University, Inti International University and Colleges, Heriot-Watt University, UOW Malaysia KDU University College and Sentral College.
“Our platform has all the information needed about the universities and programmes being offered. It also has a feature where we match students with suitable courses, financial aid schemes and scholarships they qualify for when they fill up their information on our website.
“So, it’s like killing two birds with one stone, ” he said, adding that Uni Enrol also sends students’ application forms to the universities they are interested in.
He said the platform has a team of ten counsellors who liaise with students to ensure a smooth process.
Since Uni Enrol’s inception in 2018, Khaw said 40,000 students have been matched, receiving RM20mil in scholarships and bursaries through its online platform.
This year, he said the target is to match students with scholarships worth RM15mil.
Students with good SPM results of 7As and above can have their university tuition fees waived by 50%, Khaw added.
Those with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.3 in their pre-university course can obtain a scholarship for 35% of their fees.
He said the platform is also continuously updated with the latest developments and information from higher education institutions.
“What sets us apart from other platforms is that we take the time to advise our university partners on how they can improve their services to meet student needs, ” said Khaw.
He said that with the vast financial aid and scholarships available, higher education is not beyond the reach of students from average earning families.
For details on Uni Enrol, visit https://unienrol.com/