Thinking about where you should further your undergraduate degree can be very scary. There are so many options to choose from in Malaysia and overseas, that you’ll be left thinking, “Mana universiti farmasi terbaik di Malaysia?” Depending on what type of degree you are looking to pursue, you may be spoiled for choice here in Malaysia especially if you are interested in the medical field. As a university student myself, here are a few tips to help you figure out whether the university of your choice is a good choice or not.
The younger generation generally tends to want to go as far away as possible from their hometown (especially if it’s not a city) when they want to start their higher education. Well, distance should be one of your concerns when you are figuring out whether the university is a good choice. For example, if you don’t have a car, make sure you choose a university that is accessible by public transport. In Kuala Lumpur that is not a difficult task as surely most of the universities here are surrounded by public transport methods.
This one comes without a doubt. Of course you will have to consider whether or not the degree will be within your budget. Which is why it’s very important that you think about your decision soundly before you settle on it. Degrees are not a cheap expense, they could cost hundreds of thousands sometimes depending on the university. So you will always want to make sure that the university you choose is within your budget so that you are not left in debt once you have completed your degree.
You should always do a little bit of research about the university you are looking at. Make sure you choose one that has a good environment so that you wouldn’t be too stressed out when you start studying. Stress is a very common feat of continuing your degree so you will definitely want to minimize it as much as you can. Choose a university that is diverse in culture as well, so that you can gain a little bit of experience of different cultures to prepare you for the working world, especially if you plan on working abroad once you graduate.
We are sure that when you start your degree, you will not have any income so you will have to rely on your parents’ money. It is important that you calculate and set a budget beforehand so that you don’t overspend in the first few weeks of the month and are left to tie your stomach during the end of the month. Spending culture is a very sensitive topic as many people find it hard to control themselves on luxurious items and shopping sprees, but try to limit yourself especially if you are just starting your studies. It is important that you are well funded in case of emergencies especially if you are far from home. You don’t want to have to sell off your Gucci handbag to pay for a medical bill, right?
Those were a few of the tips we have for those who are thinking about where to go to continue their higher education. Following these tips can be very beneficial for students as they may not know how to brace themselves for university life!