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New answer posted

4 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 4 months ago

Hi Nurul Asyiqin,

You may find the article below helpful. In the article, we have detailed the step-by-step guide to become a pilot.

Besides that, you may also take a look at the following articles about piloting:

Hope this helps, and good luck!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Akmar, 

Yes you can. However, let's take a look at the specific requirements via different routes: 

If you intend to become a pilot by applying directly to the flying school, you should check with the flying school directly as their requirements may differ. For example, the requirements for the HMA is: 

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / ‘O’ Levels, or its equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits including English, Mathematics and a Science Subject. 


However, if you intend to apply to an airline cadet pilot programme, the requirements are much higher. Here's an example: 


AirAsia 

Any grade of ‘A’ in English; Any grade of ‘A or B’ in Mathematics; Any grade of ‘A or B’in  Physics/Biology/Chemistry OR any ‘A’ in General Science; Any grade of ‘A or B’in any other two general subjects; A pass in Bahasa Malaysia. 


For more info, click here

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Gausallyaa,

There are actually no scholarships for piloting programmes, as the job demand for pilots are currently quite low in addition to the very high tuition fees. However, it is still possible to try to pay for the course with these methods:

1. Join the cadet pilot programme of an airline company - Bigger companies like MAS or Air Asia have internal sponsorships and cadet pilot programmes that have intakes annually. Although you will have to get a loan to fund your studies, the programmes mostly guarantee the students a job after graduating. However, the application process is very strict and vigorous, and it is hard to get in. The application for Air Asia is currently closed, but here is a link to an article about their cadet pilot programme in case you want to try for it next year. https://afterschool.my/articles/air-asias-cadet-pilot-programme-2017-now-open 

2. Become a pilot through the Royal Air Force - You can find out more here for current intakes: http://www.airforce.mil.my/kerjaya/pengambilan-terkini

3. Take a private bank loan - we DO NOT suggest this as after you graduate from a private flight school, you are not guaranteed a job, and the job demand is at an all time low. Besides that, you will also have to pay interest to the bank. You might take some time to repay it all back as the cost of a piloting programme is rather hefty.

All in all, it is still best to go for the cadet programmes that airlines offer, as you will be guaranteed a job, so that you will have no problem paying back your bank loans.

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Hamizan,

Here are the general entry requirements for being a pilot:

  • Malaysian citizen, age between 18 to 26 years old (as at date of application)
  • Pass SPM or its equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government with six (6) credits including Bahasa Malaysia and a minimum of B in Mathematics, Physics and English taken at one sitting OR
  • Possess Diploma / Degree in Engineering or Science related disciplines with minimum CGPA 3.0 or above and six (6) credits with pass in Bahasa Malaysia in SPM taken at one sitting.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit with good eyesight (visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aid, correctable to 6/6) and not colour blind.
  • Minimum height 163 cm (5ft 4in).

The costs for being a pilot are not cheap, and could range from RM 240,000 - 300,000. Do also take note that although the job pays well, the job demand for pilots are currently low as well, as the number of pilots override the number of jobs. 

However, if you are really interested in being a pilot, go for it! Here are some links to guide you in learning more about piloting as a job, and how to apply for one:
https://afterschool.my/piloting
https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

If you are also interested in the aeronautics industry other than piloting, here is a centre that provides a course for an aircraft maintenance license as well. If you are interested to know more about the course and what you can do with this license, click on the link and fill up the form in the right hand column, and our counsellors will contact you soon about it:
https://afterschool.my/allied-aeronautics-training-centre

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Puni,

As piloting is a very strict and competitive course, priorities are always given to those who have fulfilled the entry requirements, especially for those who have excelled through the interviews and tests that they have to take after getting through the initial screening. Therefore, there is a very low chance that you will be able to get through the initial round. However, there is not harm in trying. You never know what might happen if you just try to apply for it :)

Here is a guide to how you can apply to be a pilot. You can take a look and learn more about the course and job scope before making your decision in trying out to apply for the course:
https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

Nevertheless, it is always good to have a backup plan. If you might be interested in the aeronautics industry other than being a pilot, you can try out for the aircraft maintenance license. Instead of flying planes, you will be fixing them instead, making sure that the plane is safe for the pilots to fly.

If you want to know more about the course, this link is a sample school where they offer this course. If you are interested, fill in the form on the right hand column and our counsellors will get back to you very soon to talk about it:
https://afterschool.my/allied-aeronautics-training-centre

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Hidayah,

There are actually no scholarships for piloting programmes, as the job demand for pilots are currently quite low in addition to the very high tuition fees. However, it is still possible to try to pay for the course with these methods:

1. Join the cadet pilot programme of an airline company - Bigger companies like MAS or Air Asia have internal sponsorships and cadet pilot programmes that have intakes annually. Although you will have to get a loan to fund your studies, the programmes mostly guarantee the students a job after graduating. However, the application process is very strict and vigorous, and it is hard to get in. The application for Air Asia is currently closed, but here is a link to an article about their cadet pilot programme in case you want to try for it next year. https://afterschool.my/articles/air-asias-cadet-pilot-programme-2017-now-open 

2. Become a pilot through the Royal Air Force - You can find out more here for current intakes: http://www.airforce.mil.my/kerjaya/pengambilan-terkini

3. Take a private bank loan - we DO NOT suggest this as after you graduate from a private flight school, you are not guaranteed a job, and the job demand is at an all time low. Besides that, you will also have to pay interest to the bank. You might take some time to repay it all back as the cost of a piloting programme is rather hefty.

All in all, it is still best to go for the cadet programmes that airlines offer, as you will be guaranteed a job, so that you will have no problem paying back your bank loans.

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Sanjaay,

The approximate fees for a piloting course is RM 240,000 - 300,000. Although it is very expensive, the salary for a pilot is also high after you have succeeded in becoming one.

However, please do also take note that this course is not a degree, and is only a certification. Competition is also high between thousands of candidates who are aspiring to become pilots.

If you are interested, click these links to find out more about piloting: https://afterschool.my/piloting

https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Hasmaan,

First of all, many students are also facing the same issue and it's normal to be confused at this stage. So allow us to guide you to make a decision on this.

1) The subjects you like are the perfect combination for a degree in Chemical Engineering. May we add that engineering courses will always be high in demand so an engineering course is one of the safest courses you can choose to be sure you obtain a job in the future. Electrical Engineering would be good too. View the best and worst careers in Malaysia here: https://afterschool.my/career-builder/best-worst-careers-malaysia-2017

2) The field of aviation branches out to many paths such as aviation management, piloting, aircraft maintenance and aerospace engineering. If you want to work in the aviation field and engineering as well, aerospace engineering would be suitable for you.

3) We don't advice you to opt for piloting because once you get your license, you can only be a Pilot, nothing else. It is not a diploma or degree where you can apply for others jobs if let's say you did not receive a job offer to be a Pilot. The fees are also rather expensive (RM300,000). But if you do get a job, you will get a very high salary. We are not discouraging you from doing what you like but we're just laying out the risks you'll be taking if you study Piloting.

Hope this helps.

New answer posted

4 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 4 months ago

Hi Nurul Asyiqin,

You may find the article below helpful. In the article, we have detailed the step-by-step guide to become a pilot.

Besides that, you may also take a look at the following articles about piloting:

Hope this helps, and good luck!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Akmar, 

Yes you can. However, let's take a look at the specific requirements via different routes: 

If you intend to become a pilot by applying directly to the flying school, you should check with the flying school directly as their requirements may differ. For example, the requirements for the HMA is: 

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / ‘O’ Levels, or its equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits including English, Mathematics and a Science Subject. 


However, if you intend to apply to an airline cadet pilot programme, the requirements are much higher. Here's an example: 


AirAsia 

Any grade of ‘A’ in English; Any grade of ‘A or B’ in Mathematics; Any grade of ‘A or B’in  Physics/Biology/Chemistry OR any ‘A’ in General Science; Any grade of ‘A or B’in any other two general subjects; A pass in Bahasa Malaysia. 


For more info, click here

New answer posted

1 year ago

Piloting

Scholarship/Loans

Are there scholarships for pilot courses?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Gausallyaa,

There are actually no scholarships for piloting programmes, as the job demand for pilots are currently quite low in addition to the very high tuition fees. However, it is still possible to try to pay for the course with these methods:

1. Join the cadet pilot programme of an airline company - Bigger companies like MAS or Air Asia have internal sponsorships and cadet pilot programmes that have intakes annually. Although you will have to get a loan to fund your studies, the programmes mostly guarantee the students a job after graduating. However, the application process is very strict and vigorous, and it is hard to get in. The application for Air Asia is currently closed, but here is a link to an article about their cadet pilot programme in case you want to try for it next year. https://afterschool.my/articles/air-asias-cadet-pilot-programme-2017-now-open 

2. Become a pilot through the Royal Air Force - You can find out more here for current intakes: http://www.airforce.mil.my/kerjaya/pengambilan-terkini

3. Take a private bank loan - we DO NOT suggest this as after you graduate from a private flight school, you are not guaranteed a job, and the job demand is at an all time low. Besides that, you will also have to pay interest to the bank. You might take some time to repay it all back as the cost of a piloting programme is rather hefty.

All in all, it is still best to go for the cadet programmes that airlines offer, as you will be guaranteed a job, so that you will have no problem paying back your bank loans.

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Hamizan,

Here are the general entry requirements for being a pilot:

  • Malaysian citizen, age between 18 to 26 years old (as at date of application)
  • Pass SPM or its equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government with six (6) credits including Bahasa Malaysia and a minimum of B in Mathematics, Physics and English taken at one sitting OR
  • Possess Diploma / Degree in Engineering or Science related disciplines with minimum CGPA 3.0 or above and six (6) credits with pass in Bahasa Malaysia in SPM taken at one sitting.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit with good eyesight (visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aid, correctable to 6/6) and not colour blind.
  • Minimum height 163 cm (5ft 4in).

The costs for being a pilot are not cheap, and could range from RM 240,000 - 300,000. Do also take note that although the job pays well, the job demand for pilots are currently low as well, as the number of pilots override the number of jobs. 

However, if you are really interested in being a pilot, go for it! Here are some links to guide you in learning more about piloting as a job, and how to apply for one:
https://afterschool.my/piloting
https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

If you are also interested in the aeronautics industry other than piloting, here is a centre that provides a course for an aircraft maintenance license as well. If you are interested to know more about the course and what you can do with this license, click on the link and fill up the form in the right hand column, and our counsellors will contact you soon about it:
https://afterschool.my/allied-aeronautics-training-centre

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Puni,

As piloting is a very strict and competitive course, priorities are always given to those who have fulfilled the entry requirements, especially for those who have excelled through the interviews and tests that they have to take after getting through the initial screening. Therefore, there is a very low chance that you will be able to get through the initial round. However, there is not harm in trying. You never know what might happen if you just try to apply for it :)

Here is a guide to how you can apply to be a pilot. You can take a look and learn more about the course and job scope before making your decision in trying out to apply for the course:
https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

Nevertheless, it is always good to have a backup plan. If you might be interested in the aeronautics industry other than being a pilot, you can try out for the aircraft maintenance license. Instead of flying planes, you will be fixing them instead, making sure that the plane is safe for the pilots to fly.

If you want to know more about the course, this link is a sample school where they offer this course. If you are interested, fill in the form on the right hand column and our counsellors will get back to you very soon to talk about it:
https://afterschool.my/allied-aeronautics-training-centre

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Hidayah,

There are actually no scholarships for piloting programmes, as the job demand for pilots are currently quite low in addition to the very high tuition fees. However, it is still possible to try to pay for the course with these methods:

1. Join the cadet pilot programme of an airline company - Bigger companies like MAS or Air Asia have internal sponsorships and cadet pilot programmes that have intakes annually. Although you will have to get a loan to fund your studies, the programmes mostly guarantee the students a job after graduating. However, the application process is very strict and vigorous, and it is hard to get in. The application for Air Asia is currently closed, but here is a link to an article about their cadet pilot programme in case you want to try for it next year. https://afterschool.my/articles/air-asias-cadet-pilot-programme-2017-now-open 

2. Become a pilot through the Royal Air Force - You can find out more here for current intakes: http://www.airforce.mil.my/kerjaya/pengambilan-terkini

3. Take a private bank loan - we DO NOT suggest this as after you graduate from a private flight school, you are not guaranteed a job, and the job demand is at an all time low. Besides that, you will also have to pay interest to the bank. You might take some time to repay it all back as the cost of a piloting programme is rather hefty.

All in all, it is still best to go for the cadet programmes that airlines offer, as you will be guaranteed a job, so that you will have no problem paying back your bank loans.

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Sanjaay,

The approximate fees for a piloting course is RM 240,000 - 300,000. Although it is very expensive, the salary for a pilot is also high after you have succeeded in becoming one.

However, please do also take note that this course is not a degree, and is only a certification. Competition is also high between thousands of candidates who are aspiring to become pilots.

If you are interested, click these links to find out more about piloting: https://afterschool.my/piloting

https://afterschool.my/careers-advice/how-to-become-a-pilot-a-step-by-step-guide

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Hasmaan,

First of all, many students are also facing the same issue and it's normal to be confused at this stage. So allow us to guide you to make a decision on this.

1) The subjects you like are the perfect combination for a degree in Chemical Engineering. May we add that engineering courses will always be high in demand so an engineering course is one of the safest courses you can choose to be sure you obtain a job in the future. Electrical Engineering would be good too. View the best and worst careers in Malaysia here: https://afterschool.my/career-builder/best-worst-careers-malaysia-2017

2) The field of aviation branches out to many paths such as aviation management, piloting, aircraft maintenance and aerospace engineering. If you want to work in the aviation field and engineering as well, aerospace engineering would be suitable for you.

3) We don't advice you to opt for piloting because once you get your license, you can only be a Pilot, nothing else. It is not a diploma or degree where you can apply for others jobs if let's say you did not receive a job offer to be a Pilot. The fees are also rather expensive (RM300,000). But if you do get a job, you will get a very high salary. We are not discouraging you from doing what you like but we're just laying out the risks you'll be taking if you study Piloting.

Hope this helps.

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