DMU set for increase in Malaysian students

More Malaysian students than ever will be studying at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) thanks to a new agreement with a leading Malaysian university.

DMU has signed a progression pathway agreement with Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) which will give APU students from selected programmes the chance to complete their studies at DMU’s campus in Leicester.


The agreement will benefit students from Computing, Technology, Business, Management, Marketing, Tourism, Media, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Studies, Design and Media courses.

Students from APU who undertake the progression pathway will be entitled to a bursary of £2,500 upon receiving an offer from DMU.

The agreement will also forge a close working relationship between DMU and APU which will see guest lectures, joint student events and other collaborative efforts organised both in Malaysia and the UK.

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APU is amongst Malaysia’s premier private universities with a cohort of 11,000 students from over 120 countries. It was announced as one of Malaysia’s highest rated universities in 2013 and 2017 and has won a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels.

The agreement was signed at APU’s campus at Technology Park Malaysia in the capital Kuala Lumpur earlier this week.

Professor Ron Edwards, Vice-Chancellor of APU, has welcomed the chance to work with DMU to create exciting opportunities for APU’s students.

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He said: “APU is absolutely thrilled to welcome DMU at this momentous occasion, we wish that through this new pathway progression, both APU and DMU can work together to continue achieving excellence by providing quality education in Malaysia and the UK.”

James Gardner, DMU Pro Vice-Chancellor for Strategic and International Partnerships, visited APU to sign the agreement as part of a tour of Malaysia by DMU staff.

He said: “Today’s collaboration is a two-way engagement between both universities. I am pleased to see both APU and DMU share similar values of appreciating multiculturalism, which is an important trait for nurturing students with a global mindset.”

Posted on Friday 3 August 2018

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