Applying to the National University of Singapore with AUSMAT

Image Source Hello there! I am Chin Jie Yin, currently a year 1 Psychology student in the National University of Singapore. I completed my Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) in Sunway College JB in 2014, and received the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). For those who don’t know, AUSMAT is the Australian equivalent of Cambridge A-levels.Continue reading “Applying to the National University of Singapore with AUSMAT”

MyBrainSc Scholarship

Image Source Editor’s Note: Please be advised the the renditions of the MyBrainSc Scholarship from 2016 and the foreseeable future no longer sponsor students to overseas institution. However, the basic principles behind the application process for the scholarship highlighted in this article still apply.  Are you still scratching your head to look out more scholarshipsContinue reading “MyBrainSc Scholarship”

Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme

Image Source First stage It was like any other scholarship application process. You are required to fill in personal details and also write an essay about how will you contribute back to Malaysia in the future. Second Stage You will be informed to log on into a system and answer the questions given within theContinue reading “Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme”

Life@International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Image Source I first entered the International School of Kuala Lumpur as a student in 6th grade (form 2 equivalent). Previously coming from a British School background, the transition was admittedly difficult. At first I had to come to terms with quintessential American terms like “tardy” (which means late, not a contraction of retarded…), “cafeteria”Continue reading “Life@International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)”

Life@Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar – A-level

Image Source  Naturally boarding school may sound like an unnerving idea to many. Vague notions of having to live away from home for the very first time and to become independent in such a short span of time certainly sound daunting. The reality of things at Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) is far different. Let’s lookContinue reading “Life@Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar – A-level”

Life@Trinity College Dublin

Image Source I’m currently in my third year studying medicine at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The application process is quite straightforward compared to UCAS. There is an application form where you have to rank the universities. Your application will be send to your first choice and if you’re rejected, you’ll then move on to yourContinue reading “Life@Trinity College Dublin”

Life as a STPM (Arts) Student

Image Source What subjects did you take and what were the possible subject combinations out there? Both in your school and any other schools that you might know of. We are only allowed take up a maximum of 5 subjects and usually a minimum of 4 subjects. I’m not too sure about the possible subjectContinue reading “Life as a STPM (Arts) Student”

Choosing the right uni as a sponsored student (UK v. USA)

Image Source I received the JPA Biasiswa Nasional scholarship right after SPM results were released. Since JPA wanted the scholarship recipients to inform them of our choice of course and country, I wrote that I wanted to pursue Actuarial Science in the US. That was before I started A-Level at Taylor’s College. However, I wasContinue reading “Choosing the right uni as a sponsored student (UK v. USA)”

Life@Abbey College Cambridge – A-level

Image Source Abbey College Cambridge is a small, private college situated near the train station, in the city of Cambridge. They offer A-Level, GCSE and foundation courses although the subjects offered are somewhat limited due to size of the college. In terms of the application for the A Level course, it was fairly simple –Continue reading “Life@Abbey College Cambridge – A-level”

Life@MCKL – A-level

Image Source Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. I’d never even heard of it until my next door neighbour attended college there in 2012-13 while I was in the last two years of my secondary school. Looking back, I have no idea why I so confidently decided to do my A-Level at MCKL. The minute I heardContinue reading “Life@MCKL – A-level”