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Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 11, 2020, 11:34 am
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is sponsoring a total of 715 students to study abroad this year.
In a statement, chairman Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun revealed that the government has allocated RM2 billion for the MARA education where RM706 million is for overseas sponsorship and the remaining is for domestic sponsorship. MARA targets 50,000 students will be benefit from this sponsorship programme.
Of the total 715, 558 participated in the MARA sponsored pre-departure programme which was held two days ago.
The pre-departure programme was held in collaboration with various government agencies such as Wisma Putra, Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), Education Sponsorship Division (BPP) and MARA Finance Division (BKW). Students were briefed on safety and welfare issues during their stay abroad. They were also advised to carry good attitude and identity as Malaysians and maintain the good name of family, religion, country and MARA.
Students are placed in the following countries: United Kingdom (404 students), Ireland (53 students), Russia (29 students), South Korea (22 students), Australia (19 students), Canada (6 students), Spain (7 students), Netherlands (7 students), the United States (5 students), Germany (3 students), New Zealand (1 student), Japan (1 student) and Denmark (1 student).
Some of the MARA-sponsored students also managed to get a placed in world-class institutions such as University of Cambridge (9 students), University of Oxford (6), Imperial College London (36), King’s College London (32) and London School of Economics and Political Science (15).
These students are pursuing various courses and majors in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Professional levels.
Starting next week, the students will leave for their study destination in stages.
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