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5 days ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 5 days ago

Hello Ariba, 

There are various scholarships that can be offered to you and you have a higher chance of receiving one with the grades you have obtained. Do have a look at our Scholarship page on our website; https://afterschool.my/scholarship

Also for foreign students, we have a page dedicated for international students coming into Malaysia. You can find more information on that page under the 'Get Info' tab and under 'International Students'. Please refer to Financial Aid for a better understanding of scholarships and loans offered to international students coming into the country.

Hope you find this helpful and good luck!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Pang, 

This would depend on the university you intend to apply to. Let's have a look at a few examples: 

UTAR: Grade of B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics

Asia Metropolitan University: Pass Matriculation / Pre-University / STPM programme or equivalent qualification with minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Inti: minimum CGPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects - Biology, Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry


As such, if you do not obtain the minimum requirements, you will very likely NOT gain admission into that course, and it would be better to take a Diploma first. As with any course, please do contact the university beforehand to get confirmation of this. Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarwaysini,

A Diploma in Nursing programme would require you to study science subjects such as microbiology and chemistry especially regarding medication, therefore a background in science would certainly be very useful.

Hope this helps, and do not hesitate to ask us further questions. 

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Howard,

Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.


If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Josephine,

Biology is quite crucial for a Nutrition & Dietetics course as you would be studying about food intake and the human body's response to certain types of foods and diets. Understanding the processes of the human body is as important as studying the chemical compounds and nutrition within foods.

For further information about the Nutrition & Dietetics course, click here.

Hope this helps, and all the best in your endeavours!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Ayuhaili, 


The answer to your first questions is yes, you can. Secondly, it would be better for you to upload your original certificates. 


All the best! 

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Tan Zu Wei,

Biology is a broad subject that biomedical science is a part of. Biomedical science is an applied science that studies biology in more detail how cells, organs, systems and tissues function and affect the other parts of the body.

With a degree in Biology, you can go on to pursue careers in different fields of biology such as microbiology, neurobiology and genetics.

For more information about what you can do with a Biology degree, you can read about it here: https://afterschool.my/biology.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you need further assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Del,

Yes, you are able to apply for engineering courses, but only for certain universities depending on their entry requirements. For example, biomedical engineering in IMU requires you to have 2 subjects from a list of Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths. Some universities require you to have physics, but some do not and only focus on your CGPA. We would suggest that you try to apply for biomedical engineering or chemical engineering, as you have your basics in biology and chemistry. However, if you find that you are also interested in other engineering courses and the university offers it without a requirement in physics, you can go ahead too.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

5 days ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 5 days ago

Hello Ariba, 

There are various scholarships that can be offered to you and you have a higher chance of receiving one with the grades you have obtained. Do have a look at our Scholarship page on our website; https://afterschool.my/scholarship

Also for foreign students, we have a page dedicated for international students coming into Malaysia. You can find more information on that page under the 'Get Info' tab and under 'International Students'. Please refer to Financial Aid for a better understanding of scholarships and loans offered to international students coming into the country.

Hope you find this helpful and good luck!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Pang, 

This would depend on the university you intend to apply to. Let's have a look at a few examples: 

UTAR: Grade of B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics

Asia Metropolitan University: Pass Matriculation / Pre-University / STPM programme or equivalent qualification with minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Inti: minimum CGPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects - Biology, Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry


As such, if you do not obtain the minimum requirements, you will very likely NOT gain admission into that course, and it would be better to take a Diploma first. As with any course, please do contact the university beforehand to get confirmation of this. Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarwaysini,

A Diploma in Nursing programme would require you to study science subjects such as microbiology and chemistry especially regarding medication, therefore a background in science would certainly be very useful.

Hope this helps, and do not hesitate to ask us further questions. 

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Howard,

Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.


If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Josephine,

Biology is quite crucial for a Nutrition & Dietetics course as you would be studying about food intake and the human body's response to certain types of foods and diets. Understanding the processes of the human body is as important as studying the chemical compounds and nutrition within foods.

For further information about the Nutrition & Dietetics course, click here.

Hope this helps, and all the best in your endeavours!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Ayuhaili, 


The answer to your first questions is yes, you can. Secondly, it would be better for you to upload your original certificates. 


All the best! 

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Tan Zu Wei,

Biology is a broad subject that biomedical science is a part of. Biomedical science is an applied science that studies biology in more detail how cells, organs, systems and tissues function and affect the other parts of the body.

With a degree in Biology, you can go on to pursue careers in different fields of biology such as microbiology, neurobiology and genetics.

For more information about what you can do with a Biology degree, you can read about it here: https://afterschool.my/biology.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you need further assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Del,

Yes, you are able to apply for engineering courses, but only for certain universities depending on their entry requirements. For example, biomedical engineering in IMU requires you to have 2 subjects from a list of Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths. Some universities require you to have physics, but some do not and only focus on your CGPA. We would suggest that you try to apply for biomedical engineering or chemical engineering, as you have your basics in biology and chemistry. However, if you find that you are also interested in other engineering courses and the university offers it without a requirement in physics, you can go ahead too.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

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