Curtin Malaysia Foundation programmes a pathway to world-class tertiary education for SPM school-leavers

Miri – 7 March 2018 – School leavers who are due to receive their SPM results on 15 March and are keen to undergo Foundation studies at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) can apply for its March (Semester 1) intake before the commencement of classes on 26 March 2018.

Curtin Malaysia, Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, offers quality, world-class degree courses in engineering and science, business and humanities identical to those at Curtin’s main campus in Perth at affordable Malaysian fees. Its one-year Foundation programmes in Engineering and Science, Commerce and Arts (Media) feed directly into the degree programmes.

In addition, degrees earned at Curtin Malaysia are awarded directly by the main campus, and undergraduate students can transfer to the main campus or Curtin’s other international campuses in Singapore and Dubai to complete their degrees.

To find out more about the current intake and studies at Curtin Malaysia, potential students and their parents are invited to attend the Curtin Academic Open Day at its campus here from 10 am to 4 pm on 17 March 2018.

The event will feature showcases of Curtin Malaysia’s three faculties, activities and talks relating to tertiary studies and careers, and tours of the campus. There will also be a Future Students Booth for enquiries and course counselling. Students are advised to bring their examination results for assessment and on-the-spot applications.

Curtin Malaysia will also be represented at the CT Academic Go Study Education Fair at Imperial Palace Hotel Miri and L&P Consultant Education Fair Pullman Miri Waterfront on 10 March 2018.

Similar recruitment events are also being held in other locations in Sarawak, as well as in Sabah and West Malaysia. Details of the events can be found at

The Foundation programmes at Curtin Malaysia are designed for school leavers to gain the essential skills and knowledge for a smooth transition to tertiary study, providing the best possible fundamentals to undertake a Bachelor’s degree. All are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Students who pass the Foundation Studies in Commerce course can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (with both single and double majors) at the Faculty of Business, while those completing the Foundation Studies in Arts can enter the Faculty of Humanities’ Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) programme.

Meanwhile, the Foundation Studies in Engineering and Science course prepares students for undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours), Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking); and Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) programmes. They also qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts programmes.

Curtin Malaysia has just launched full and partial Curtin Foundation Scholarships worth RM3 million for outstanding students from top-performing secondary schools in Miri and the region, including rural schools, to undertake one-year Foundation programmes in 2018. Eligible candidates must be nominated by, and apply through, their school principals or counsellors.

In addition, students with outstanding results in the SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC examinations can take advantage of the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships offering significant tuition fee waivers to pursue a quality Australian education with Curtin Malaysia.

For further information on Curtin Malaysia’s Foundation courses and available scholarships and study loans, contact marketing officer Stevenson Tan at 019-885 6076 or by email to or

Alternatively, potential students can express interest and enquire at

For more information about Curtin Malaysia, visit its website (, Facebook page (CurtinMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinmalaysia), Google+ page (Curtin Malaysia), Instagram (curtinmalaysia) or YouTube channel (Curtin Malaysia).

Build a solid foundation for world-class tertiary study at Curtin Malaysia through Curtin Malaysia’s Foundation programmes.

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