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wmac
17-05-2003, 03:34 PM
Dear friends,

5 months ago I started looking arround malaysia for my MSc in computer studies. Then after some time I chose India instead because it was 30-50% cheaper than Malaysia (despite the fact living is very hard in india while it is very good in malaysia). My salary and financial ability was limmited so I was forced to look arround india. My wife wanted to study for her B.A in english at the same time.

But after these 5 months...

I should just tell one thing. They actually broke me. I spent about $500 for application things but I have not received a provisional letter yet. (I will tell details if anyone is interested)

Indian unis are something like a black hole which you throw things (money, document, emails, fax, ...) and do not hear anything back.

After so many problems I decided to try some other Indian universities 3 weeks ago. I sent something near 60 emails to different universities. After 3 weeks I have received only 3 replies (2 of them nonsense, one of them gives wrong info).

Anyway I am back here to study on comming to Malaysia instead.

I wish I'll get better response from Malaysian Unis.

Regards,
Mac

jeffooi
17-05-2003, 11:00 PM
Anyone with relevant information please help wmac.

The person seems bona fide.

His IP address points to Telecommunication Company of Iran
(TCI) and ofogh samaneh saba..

Thanks

wmac
18-05-2003, 01:19 AM
jeffooi,

Thank you for attention. I wish someone can help me and suggest a relatively low cost Uni for MSc studies.

By the way I have had several forums ( iranforums.com with 4600 members and arround 17000 messages, iranyek and many other sites etc). Yet it was very difficult to find a forum dedicated to malaysia. I found this site on google.

Just curious, is there any privacy statement on this site :)

About my country, yes. I have stated my location as Tehran, which is the capital of Iran. :)

Best Regards,
Mac

jeffooi
18-05-2003, 09:18 AM
This community website, and the attached Web Forum are self-
regulated.

There are no privacy clauses except for some ground rules - <a href="http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/register.php?action=signup">here</a> -
which you may have clicked yes to when you signed-up as a user.

Meanwhile, you may like to ask some questions at the Malaysian
National Computer Confederation (MNCC) mailing list - of which I
am a member - to get info on MSC degrees in Malaysia.

I have a few contacts, but I don't think it's appropriate for me to
make recommendations of the universities for fear of being
biased on my part.

It's always good to shop around and keep your eyes open
when making the selection.

MNCC mailing list can be signed-in - FREE - via this website:
www.mncc.com.my, especially on the Open Source section.

You may like to email my good friend Dr Nah Soo Hoe to include
you in the mailing list so that you can post and receive updates
to your enquiries.

Dr Nah's email: nsh@pop.jaring.my



If you post the first question, you may like to mention my name as a referral. Thanks

wmac
18-05-2003, 09:44 AM
jeffooi,

Thank you very much for the great information you provided.

I wish the best for you and USJ.

I am arround here to know more about your country, people and culture.

Again thank you for help and great community you have created.

Mac

sinleong
18-05-2003, 05:53 PM
actually there are quite a few colleges in subang jaya. i am sure if u surf their websites, they have a contact address for you to pose questions. if you need any verification on the information they give you, i will be happy to help.

www.inti.edu.my
www.monash.edu.my
www.sunwayk.edu.my
www.taylors.edu.my

i also have a friend who runs a college called ICIT (International City Institute of Technolgy). They do a twinning programme with a reputable university in the UK and they are priced quite competitvely. For example, an undergraduate course start from RM9000 a year. Im not so sure about post grad courses. My only complain is they are located on a not so nice part of town in Petaling street, KL. Apparently they are moving to Nilai end of the year. i'll find out his website for you and ask his international affairs manager to contact you.

drewkool
22-05-2003, 02:35 AM
you can try sending mails to Multimedia University.
it is a well dedicated university and is having a good reputation of having good teaching qualities.

do browse www.mmu.edu.my for further references.

i send an email and usually get replied mail in just one day from teh lecturers, i'm uncertain of the admin's speed to respond your mail but i believe they will be glad to entertain you in no time.

empress_julz
22-05-2003, 06:18 AM
if you're worried about costs wmac.... the following unis are a good option. they're relatively decent price wise and offer good value for money.

http://www.apiit.edu.my/

http://www.informatics.edu.my/

taylor's, sunway, monash, and inti are very expensive. i was at taylor's and my brother at sunway.... they cost a lot.

sunway especially. i only did my pre-uni in taylor's because they had the best choice of subjects at a-level. if not personally, i wouldn't pay the money. if you're a good student it won't matter where you study, it's the effort you put into it.

i have a few friends who are graduates from both apiit and informatics. they are doing very well for themselves now in the computer line.

alternatively, the university of london external program offers courses where you do not have to attend university - you study on your own and take exams at the british council of your country. very cost effective, you would not have to move from your doorstep. you could probably work at the same time.

http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/

good luck in your search!

if you do come to malaysia, i hope you will find it enjoyable. the place is beautiful, the people are nice and welcoming, and most of the time, open minded and accepting of different cultures and opinions.

and you'll love the food ;)

cheers!

///Ej

wmac
22-05-2003, 01:51 PM
Friends,

Thank you for your kind help. I am going to look at all those websites and when I find a university that matches our needs (me and my wife) I will prepare a serious plan for comming.

I do not want to repeat India's experience.

Though I am sure that Malaysia is not comparable. I have written 3 emails to Malaysian Unis in past and I have received replies to all of them.

Just a question. Which universities have courses thaught i english? I need this for my wife which will study for her B.A.

I know most of the Unis there theach MSc courses in english (for myself) but some of them only offer bachelor courses in Bahasa

Best Regards and Thank you everyone.
Mac

kwchang
22-05-2003, 02:11 PM
I think only the national universities (run by the Government for the people of Malaysia) offer undergraduate courses in Malay. That too is changing and I am sure moves are made to revert to English. However, it is best to check with the individual universities regarding the medium of instruction.

We have a lot of "twinning" programmes where privately run institutions of higher learning have their curriculum in English only as the courses are twinned with foreign universities. We also have a large population of foreign students, hence the undergraduate courses in those private institutions have to be run in English.

It is good to also check on the accreditation of the universities' degree programmes and whether their degrees are recognised in your home country or a third country. This applies to any institution of higher learning in the world.

jeffooi
22-05-2003, 02:20 PM
I noticed wmac is looking for info for a Masters degree (MSc)
isntead of a bachelor's degree

kwchang
22-05-2003, 02:49 PM
Correct Jeff, but his wife is applying for a BA (undergraduate)

jeffooi
22-05-2003, 02:57 PM
Chang

Thanks for the pointer.
I missed the wify part ;)