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Partnership Between UNM, Malaysian, and Japanese High Schools Offers Educational Benefits and Scholarships


Petaling Jaya, 2 April 2024 – The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) is proud to announce its recent effort to bolster educational exchange and collaboration through two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), underscoring UNM's dedication to enhancing the quality of higher education pathways and nurturing future-ready graduates.  

“This partnership programme with schools aims to foster a closer relationship between the university and our future students whilst also providing the partner school with a list of benefits including workshops for the professional development of teachers through our School of Education. We are engaging with students at a pivotal stage, nurturing their curiosity and building a foundation for their academic journey and careers upon graduation,” stated Jagdish Singh Malhi, the Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. “At UNM, we want to nurture a generation of learners who are not just academically proficient, but holistically prepared to innovate for the future”, he continued. 


The first MoU was signed with 30 Malaysian high schools, with the collaboration providing each school with three scholarship seats. Each scholarship will cover 50% of their first year’s tuition fees, offering selected students a greater opportunity to pursue a high quality British tertiary education in Malaysia. 

Among the participating schools include: 

  • Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park 
  • Tenby Schools Ipoh 
  • Tenby Schools Penang 
  • Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens 
  • Tenby International School Setia EcoHill 
  • Tenby International School Tropicana Aman 
  • Asia Pacific Schools 
  • Hin Hua High School 
  • Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar 
  • Sayfol International School 
  • Pin Hwa High School 
  • Straits International School Rawang 
  • Straits International School Penang 
  • Chung Hwa High School Muar 
  • Sabah Tshung Tsin High School 
  • Chung Ling Private High School 
  • Foon Yew High School Johor Bahru 
  • Foon Yew High School Kulai 
  • Tsun Jin High School 

Commenting on the collaboration with UNM, Iain Sallis Regional Managing Director of International Schools Partnership Malaysia shared, “We are delighted to be part of this partnership with UNM.  As a group of schools in Malaysia (Tenby Schools, Asia Pacific Schools and Straits International Schools) and a wider network worldwide, the International Schools Partnership (ISP) aligns with UNM in its desire to nurture curiosity and confidence in all learners to set them up for future success.” 

On the other hand, a separate MoU was signed with three Japanese high schools, with the 2-year partnership targeting students from grades 10 to 12 following the national curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). To provide a holistic higher education learning experience, UNM will be supporting the students with comprehensive support through workshops, higher education seminars, one-on-one counselling sessions, and international events. 

The Japanese schools participating in this agreement are: 

  • Shohei High School 
  • Meikei High School 
  • Morimura Gakuen Junior and Senior High School 

As UNM embarks on these strategic collaborations with esteemed educational institutions in Japan and Malaysia, these partnerships exemplify UNM’s commitment to preparing young minds to thrive in a diverse and rapidly changing world.  

Posted on 8th April 2024

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