International student that studied at MMU
Back in 2009 there was international student who was studying Foundation in Management at Multimedia University. The education system in Malaysia is completely different compared to the education system in his country. He was trying his best to complete his foundation for two years. then he had to go back to his country because his family could not afford to pay for his education in Malaysia. Back in 2009 the cost of education was a lot lower compared to 2014. He was very hard working and studied very hard to be able to complete his study without failing another subject. The sad part of this short story is that he never could finish his study and his parents spent so much money even that they were very short of money.
International student that studied at Limkokwing University
In 2012 there was international student in Limkokwing University who was at his last year studied Bachelor Degree in Business. Limkokwing University is one of those Universities that helps their students in times of difficulties but not until fully for free. The university gave them fifty percent discount on his studies but yet the student could not afford to pay his studies. Up until his last year he used to get sponsor from his own country but the sponsoring people could not sponsor him in his last year due to their financial situation. The international student was looking for help in Malaysia which was unsuccessful.
What They should have done?
Our advise for those students who are in the similar situation:
- Students should know them self if they are capable of studying in Malaysia without failing.
- Students should be aware of their financial health, if they can afford to study until they graduates.
- After knowing the 2 steps above they should chose to study in Diploma in Colleges in Malaysia, because Colleges in Malaysia usually keep their classes with students less than 20. This will allow the students to get more attention from their lecturers.
- For students who are in their last year could ask their university if they can change their courses to Diploma and then ask them if they can credit transfer all their subjects, we are sure that every university or colleges have their own different rules and regulations. It is always best to try. If that is not successful then the students should take leave rather than dropping out. Almost all the universities and colleges provide up to 1 or 2 years of leave for their students which they can come and continue.
In conclusion students must be aware of their situation and then they should take necessary steps to avoid dropping out in the difficult times.