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After SPM, where to?

For you out there who struggles your pathway to pursue after your secondary education level, why not take some time to read the following thought post to give you an idea on how our student Yeo Eng Jet made his way to Ireland after completion of SPM.

 

Name: Yeo Eng Jet

Institution in Ireland: Dundalk Institute of Technology

Course of Study: BA Hons Engineering in Mechanical Engineering      12998152_10206138854338960_5341626079936100024_o

“When I was a kid, my father has brought me to an indoor archery range for fun, it was an unforgettable experience for me and I have enjoyed every single shot. When I was 12 (year 2007), right after the UPSR examination, a question was asked by my father “What and where would you like to study?” I thought for a moment and replied “An international school or a sports school”. Solely because I wanted to study in an English speaking school and getting involved in archery.
Due to certain circumstance, my dream was not fulfilled and I have studied in a normal government high school. My grades were below average when I was 13 and 14. At the age of 15 (year 2010), I was exposed to a lot of video games, I was immersed in the technological advanced fantasy world of video games. It was a video game that gave me a goal to study hard and turn this hi-tech fantasy world into reality, I wanted to help and improve the world.
Everything might have sounded a little bit too childish, nerdy and silly so far, but what I have achieved after that was 6A’s out of 7 subjects in the PMR examination (year 2010) and 9A’s out of 10 subjects in the trial SPM examination (year 2012). A chance came to me to study overseas in Ireland with my SPM trial results and I took the chance. And then everything happened like a flash.
Like a blink of an eye, the intake for the International Foundation Programme in Dundalk Institute of Technology (Dkit) in Ireland was January 2013, the programme ended in July 2013. The intake of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering was in September 2013. I was ahead of most of my friends at this stage because they took A-levels, STPM and such.12366151_10205833222538356_6642543341075133570_o
In my first year of studying in Dkit, I have joined the archery club which I have been influenced when I was a kid. In my second year, I have won the 2nd place in the intermediate indoor archery Intervarsity league. In my third year, I have won the 1st place in the advanced indoor archery Intervarsity league. Besides my sports performance, I was recognised by my lecturer by getting the best overall academic performance in my class and I was recruited for the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme.
Now, as I am writing this post, 20 September 2016, my certificate for my 3 years Ordinary Degree is waiting for me to collect during the convocation in this coming November. And I will be studying in the fourth year add-on Honours Degree by then. There are many more plans ahead of me such as studying in Masters in Ireland or in Grenoble University in France where my brother is currently studying for his Masters.
My dream was not fulfilled when I was younger which was to study in an International School or a Sports School. But look at me now, I am studying abroad for Mechanical Engineering in an English speaking country and I have achieved high performance in sports. This is something beyond what I have dreamt of.”13051487_1018233244935297_6464707969298836432_n

We hope this post give you an idea of pathway that you can take on to. Feel free to contact us for inquiries.

 

 

   

What to take note in IT Carlow Ireland?

Here we have our current student who is currently studying in IT Carlow Ireland to give you a glimpse of Carlow.

Name : Hwang Foo Shen

Institution in Ireland: Institute of Technology Carlow

Course of Study: 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering

“For the past few years, my experience in Ireland has been nothing short of wonderful. From driving along the Cliffs of Moher to hanging out with friends at the local pub, these memories were truly one of a kind. Among these memories, the best of them include studying at the Institute of Technology, Carlow. 20160329_145130

To describe a few of the wondrous things at Carlow, the facilities within the college were top notch (especially the gym. It was better and cheaper than Celebrity Fitness), the lecturers were helpful and the community there was warm and friendly. It’s really easy to get along with them once you got to know them and joining a club or two really expands your circle of friends, so don’t be shy to get involve with the community over there. In terms of travelling around, Carlow is located in the centre of Ireland so travelling around was easy enough with the bus (it’s only an hour and a half from Dublin). There are certain things that you have to look out for though. For starters, it rains constantly over there and winds do get quite strong so it’s best to either get a water-proof jacket or a sturdy umbrella. Also when going out to the pub at night, always go with a friend just to stay safe.

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Aside from these minor inconveniences, my time in Carlow was truly an enjoyable one and I do hope that you too would consider studying here to experience what I had.”

Your En Route After Diploma Certificate

In conjunction with this September intake, we have our current and/or past students to share with you their tips and tricks in studying abroad.

So here we are about to share with you a short story from Chin Zhi Hao who pursued BA (Hon) in Architectural Design (RIBA Part 1)
and currently working in Singapore. Hope all of you enjoy his story and gives you preparation before you fly off this coming September 2016.

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“My family was very positive and supportive about my decision despite having a heavy heart during my departure. With majority of students are locals and few international students, I’ve enjoyed learning about different cultures and adapting to the local living style. Besides, I built up a close relationship with lecturers and managed to learn a lot from them. Not forgetting, I had the chance to travel to other European countries and discovered their buildings’ architecture.
Study environment is more flexible where lecturers are straightforward and approachable in teaching. The course was 100% studio based, so I am able to apply what I’ve learnt in my career now. Employers tend to appreciate students who had experience abroad as they think these students tend to have characteristics and personality such as independence, self‐awareness, flexibility, good problem‐solving skills and cross‐cultural communication skills.

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Personally, it’s an awesome opportunity to study for 2 years in Ireland after Diploma. It will broaden our knowledge and we are able to gain a different kind of life experience. I’ll never forget this incredible experience!”

An Attitude You Should be Carrying Abroad

In conjunction with the new intakes flying off to Ireland this September 2016, we will be posting posts of existing students sharing their tips and tricks or the right mindset and direction you should be having and heading to as you are in abroad.

Here we have Yeo Eng Guang to advice you on facing the challenges and strive for more opportunities.

Alma mater in Malaysia: KL TAR UC – Diploma in Mass Communication (Public Relation)

Previous Institution in  Ireland: Dundalk Institute of Technology – Degree in Public Relation and Online Communication

Current University: Grenoble IAE, France – Master in International Management

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Q: Have you been picturing yourself studying abroad?Yeo Eng Guang

Do you remember when you were a child and you wanted to buy a really awesome toy but you just can’t get it and when you were about to give up, Bam! It’s in your bedroom? Yeah me too. Traveling to the West have always been one of my dream as a child. I often fantasized how my life would be in the West. And with the opportunity presented by MyStudy, my fantasy became reality. I no longer need to wait for my slumber to live in a foreign land.

Q: Have you doubt on yourself during your abroad studies?

Of course there has been doubts on my ability to adapt to this situation and there are certainly some difficulties that follows. But as we learn from this challenges, life in Ireland is fascinating. These new people, new environment and new challenges only molded me into a better person that I never know I could be. All the soft skills and challenges that I’ve faced are priceless. It has even open up my willingness to try new things. We have all hear and knew the phrase “It is only impossible if we don’t try” or something similar, but this international experience has really taught me to embrace it. And for that, I was able to apply for a French University and finally able to speak French, which is another tick on my bucket list.
Q: Your advice to new students?
My take away from this experience is that never be shy or walk away from any opportunity. When opportunities comes to you, you don’t shake their hand, you bear hug them and show them what you’ve got.
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We sincerely hope this little advice from Eng Guang will set a positive mindset to all the new students flying off soon. Have fun!

A Journey to Full Scholarship-You Can Too!

This year, we have a very special candidate to further her studies in Ireland this coming September 2016 in Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). What makes her so special is her full scholarship fully funded for her Tuition Fees, Accommodation and Living expenses. We wouldn’t want to miss the chance to know more about her excitement and how she got the scholarship, read on below on the interview we had with her.

 

(a) Introduce about yourself…                                                              WhatsApp Image 2016-08-08 at 13.56.43

Name: Lee Sook Yan

Field of Study: Quantity Surveying

Ireland Institution: Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Course in LIT: Master of Science in Quantity Surveying

(b) How long does it take to know your application result?

Recalling from the time I know the scholarship, the application for scholarship and my application was confirmed succeeded, all these were happened within in one month, which was in month of July 2016.

(c) Your excitement and how did you came across this scholarship application?

Getting this scholarship is really a great honour for me and my family. I have never thought that such wonderful chance come towards me, that is to further study master in oversea, until I got the calls from Associate Dean in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and my beloved lecturer, who delivered this news and encouraged me to apply for it. At first, I was not fairly confident to apply for it. The reason is I think I am not the best student in my course in Bachelor Degree, in which this full scholarship scheme would only offer to one student, who thinks as to be a high calibrate student. Indeed, it is highly competitive.

(d) What achievements have you included to get this scholarship from LIT?

To put myself to compete for this scholarship, I shall list out some of my academic performances in TAR UC, as the achievements. They include Diploma in Technology with Distinction, Book Prize in Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) and my proudest achievement is in my Final Year of Bachelor Degree, I won the Best Final Year Dissertation Project Student, which nominated for Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and Best Dissertation Award by Tunku Abdul Rahman University College 2016.

(e) What would you advice to your juniors in going the same path as you?

From the pending stage of application until the approval of scholarship , I realized one thing which I felt appreciated and I wish to share it to my juniors who wish to apply scholarship in the future. To be honest, I am not a Bachelor Degree student who graduated with Distinction. I would say that this is my best luck of obtaining this scholarship. From my point of view, LIT does not decide scholars depending on student outstanding academic records, like their CGPA grade, but they will consider your overall quality of application. Thus for me, I think my effort that I put in my dissertation truly help me out as chance of success.

(f) How would you see yourself in LIT and encouragement for others?

I will try my best to study well in the course. I am sure studying in Ireland would be a very good stepping stone for me to widen my future career opportunity. “Don’t belittle yourself. If you only do what you know you can do, you will never be more than you are.” (Kung fu Panda 3 Quote)

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Want to be like Sook Yan? Always aim for the sky and perform the best, you will never know what’s rewarding ahead of you.

Broaden your scope in Ireland with everyone. Your passport to your future starts here…

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2016 Pre Departure Briefing

Howdy everyone, if you’ve missed tracking on what event we had held previously, let us bring you a flashback.

Throwing back to last week we have had two successfully held event, one of it in Penang TAR UC Pre-departure briefing 2016 on 25th of July (Monday).

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Presentation

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TAR UC students to Ireland with Branch Head-Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toh Guat Guan  & SAU AR-Joyce

-TAR UC Students to Ireland w/ Branch Head-Assoc.Prof.Dr.Toh Guat Guan & SAU AR-Joyce-

All Students from Penang to Ireland

-All Students from Penang TAR UC to Ireland-

Shortly on the week 30th of July (Saturday), we then held our KL TAR UC Branch Pre-Departure Briefing.

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        -During Presentation-

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-Ireland Student Daniel Danny(Right standing) sharing his experience-

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Both events were a huge success, thank you KL and Penang Branch TAR UC for making this happen.

Thank you students for the attendance as the purpose of this event is to prep everyone on the new study journey to Ireland.

See you all during your departure and we Education in Ireland MY wish you have a pleasant journey & wonderful experience.

My Experience in Ireland – Yek Siu San

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Studying at Dublin City University for Msc in Journalism

我27岁,有一份稳定的工作和收入,却因为一个梦想,踏出舒适圈,辞职后出国留学。我是独中生,在台湾读大学,毕业后回国工作4年。在即将开启人生第三章,我盼着可以到西方国家进修,好几次却因为英文不好而缺乏信心,总觉得梦想遥不可及,做做梦还可以。

后来,神为我开了路,让我遇见很棒的英文老师,即便我英文差,她总能对症下药,让我在半年内通过雅思(事后我才知道去爱尔兰不需要雅思),认识了MyStudy创办人CK协助申请学校事宜,去年9月顺利被录取来到爱尔兰,就读一年的新闻硕士课程。这一切还是那么不真实。

爱尔兰是一个很美的国家,有“翡翠岛国”之称,处处都是蓝天白云青草绿地,我在首都都柏林上课,这里不是繁忙的大都市,而是一座融合现代感和复古的城市。除了冬天下起雨刮了风会颤抖,其他时候,就像是免费的冷气。

在地理位置上,爱尔兰是夹在美国和英国的中间,因此,爱尔兰人对这两个大国的大小消息可是了若指掌。而爱尔兰是欧洲国家当中,除了英国之外,第二个以英文为媒介的国家。当然,欧元和英镑相比,学费和生活费也相对的低一些。

我初来爱尔兰报到时,在街上走着走着“扑街”(跌倒),脸上“挂彩”,不论是开车还是路过的爱尔兰人,都马上停下车,停下脚步,扶起满脸是血的“外国人”,还开车把我送到附近药剂行。药剂行的人,虽是开门做生意,但他们一看到我,拿了药箱把我清理伤口,敷药,却没有收我一分钱。

这是我这半年来生活的城市,有人情味。班上同学更是很乐意的交朋友、分组写报告,反而很多时候是自己自卑,觉得英文讲不好而不敢开口。我的爱尔兰室友,更是天南地北的跟我聊,从历史、政治、宗教及民生课题等,来了半年却感觉很熟悉这个城市。

在这里度过了生日、圣诞节、跨年、华人新年,这也是每逢佳节倍思亲的时刻,但是,特别的是,什么节日都有特别的人相伴,这里的氛围感受西方的节庆,华人新年有中国侨胞举办活动,依然有舞龙舞狮,有华人餐馆,有亚洲市场可以买到Maggie牌泡面。马来西亚大使馆更是经常举办活动,一样可以吃到“辣死你妈”(Nasi Lemak)。在这里也有教会,结交了来自世界各地的好朋友。

上课很充实,课余时间我也打工(学生一星期可以打工20小时),忙着赚每小时€9.15的最低薪资,一方面减轻家人负担,另一方面累计工作经验及扩展人脉网络。爱尔兰号称是欧洲的硅谷,苹果、谷歌、脸书的欧洲总部都设在这里。因此,读IT之人是最“吃香”。

虽然人家常说外国的月亮比较圆,但月亮也有不圆的时候,爱尔兰也有她的缺点,你肯定不会相信,爱尔兰政府部门的效率竟然比马来西亚还差!

世界之大,走出去才会知道。爱尔兰,给勇敢追梦的你!

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交换礼物抽到“圣诞装”,穿出街应景。

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都柏林城市大学(DCU)马来西亚帮在过年过节都聚在一起。

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与其他学校联谊一日游

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都柏林庆祝农历新年

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下课后和班上同学一起聚会。

Erasmus+ participation doubles in 2014; boosts youth employment

Short on time? Here are the highlights:

  • Under an expanded funding formula, participation in the Erasmus+ European student mobility programme more than doubled in 2014
  • 500,000 students and 150,000 educators received funding for training, study, and volunteering abroad that year
  • The programme has been shown to have significant effects on the employability of participants
  • This is especially true for programme alumni in Eastern Europe, whose risk of long-term unemployment was reduced by 83%, and Southern Europe, where mobile students were half as likely to experience long-term unemployment

Read full passage on http://monitor.icef.com/2016/02/erasmus-participation-doubles-in-2014-boosts-youth-employment/

 

Shifting currencies expected to drive growth for more affordable destinations

Short on time? Here are the highlights:

  • Currency values play an important role in shaping demand for study abroad
  • We are seeing reports of actual and projected shifts in student mobility in response to dramatic (i.e., 30% or more) changes in currency exchange rates
  • Two recent examples are Canada, which is expected to attract more American students in 2016/17, and Russia, which anticipates continued enrolment growth from European and Asian markets in 2016
  • Both destinations have seen their currencies fall off by about 30% against the US dollar

Read full passage on http://monitor.icef.com/2016/02/shifting-currencies-expected-to-drive-growth-for-more-affordable-destinations/

 

My Experience in Ireland – Travis Loh

Fortunately, I had another shot at my ticket. There was an Education Ireland booth set up on Tar UC campus, and I intuitively went to check it out. (If you are ever wondering, it is significantly affordable compared to the likes of UK and Australia)

Lo and behold after 2 years, here I am, now working in Ireland; all because of the best decision I had ever made – to study in Ireland. Within these 2 years, I had the greatest time of my life, met friends from all around the continent whom I would even consider as family and even seen various wonders of the world. All these experiences, I would say had profoundly humbled me as a person and I will definitely cherish all those moments to the end of days. I am currently employed in Ireland by the company provided internship during my undergraduate.