THOUGH graduating with a UK degree presents a host of advantages, the costs are no small matter.
Now, with reputable and renowned universities opening up international branch campuses in Malaysia, students have the chance to pursue a UK degree at affordable costs.
One such esteemed institution is the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM), which is wholly-owned and operated by the University of Reading – listed in the Top 100 in the world for International Outlook by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
Best of both worlds
The branch campus in Malaysia was established in 2013 and opened the doors to its state-of-the-art complex in 2015.
Students enjoy the best of both worlds – the same University of Reading degree but at a significantly more affordable cost.
Those who study for their full degree pay only 40% of the overall estimated costs compared with studying at the UK campus – taking into account fees and living expenses.
World-leading schools, career-enabling programmes
Five of the University of Reading’s world-leading schools and institutions are represented at the Malaysia campus:
Henley Business School
School of Law
School of the Built Environment
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Foundation Studies and Language Institute
The campus offers a number of the university’s “signature” degree programmes in professional disciplines where there is a demand and which provide excellent career opportunities.
All of the degrees carry relevant industry and professional recognition, enhancing graduate employability.
UoRM also benefits from an experienced, dedicated and highly-qualified academic team with 75% teaching undergraduate programmes being PhD-holders and many possessing relevant industry experience.
A key benefit of studying at UoRM is that students not only receive the same degree as that awarded at the Reading UK campus, but they also benefit from the same pedagogy and academic environment designed to develop students holistically for future success.
Stunning campus at EduCity
UoRM’s state-of-the-art campus in Malaysia is a spacious, modern facility that houses IT-enabled classrooms, lecture theatres, a learning resource centre and student social areas.
Based in EduCity – Asia’s first multi-campus education city located in Iskandar Puteri Johor – students enjoy a range of facilities and a plentiful choice of affordable accommodation options, including the student village within EduCity or nearby serviced apartments.
A benefit of living away from home is that it helps students develop independence and self-discipline.
Excellent digital learning support
During the pandemic, the Higher Education Ministry requires all institutions to switch to online learning.
UoRM benefits from the same advanced digital learning tools and support available on the UK campus while students also have round-the-clock access to the university’s digital library.
Study UK option
Students at UoRM can take advantage of the flexible mobility options to spend one or even two years at the UK campus in Reading.
This may particularly appeal to parents who wish to send their children to study in the UK but are concerned about travel restrictions and health and safety in the current pandemic situation.
The main campus in Reading – a mere 22-minute train ride from London.
It is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland and has won the Green Flag award nine times in a row. It has everything a student could need. A virtual tour of the UK campus is available.
Students with A-Levels, STPM, UEC or equivalent can apply for direct entry to undergraduate degree programmes.
Those with SPM, IGCSE or equivalent can apply to the International Foundation Programme (IFP) which allows them to progress to their undergraduate degree.
Intakes are in April, July and September each year. Scholarships are available based on high achievement in academic results.
The UoRM campus is located at Educity 79200 Iskandar Puteri Johor, Johor. It is open Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm).
During MCO, kindly call up to make an appointment, as walk-in visitors will not be permitted. During the MCO, please contact us first before you make a visit.