FAQ

• We specialise in A-levels, which are also referred to as A2. Note that students also take AS level examinations in their junior year. Students on the 18-month programme take AS and A2 examinations together. This is our market niche. Most students take 4 subjects at AS and 3 at A2

• Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, History, English Literature, Accounting, Geography, Marine Science (all available at AS and A2)

• Universities require a minimum of 3 subjects. We start students on 4 and monitor their progress

• University placement over the years has been about 90% entering top universities in the UK, USA, Ireland and Australia
• We have achieved ‘Top in the World’ and ‘Top in Malaysia’ awards for many years
• We obtain good Oxbridge entries every year. Considering the small numbers we have, the numbers are consistent: for example, students received ten offers for 2017

• No, students will be allocated teachers according to standard timetable

• We have a healthy racial mix :
► Bumiputera 70%
► Non Bumi 30%
• We appreciate each others’ cultures and religions
• We expect students to be mature enough to conduct activities like ‘interfaith forum’ with respect for each other.
• Currently, 253 students are sponsored (56%): 200 are private (44%)
• Female: Male ratio - 49:51

• 10 specialist science labs
• 1 IT lab (can bring own laptop)
• Cyber Lounge
• Thousand seat Great Hall
• Large sports hall – squash courts, Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasium
• Large field, tennis, netball and basketball courts.
• Cafeteria
• Sick Bay with 3 matrons on standby

• No. It could be chalets, apartments or villas
• All accommodation options offer private sleeping areas
• Shared bath room for apartment and villa
• The same amount applies to fees for all types of accommodation

• There’s no application fee
• A non-refundable RM5000 commitment fee is required to book your place upon receipt of an offer letter. This is convertible once you confirm enrolment
• Total fee: RM 86,770.00 (24 months) and RM 65,300.00 (18 months) exclusive of UCAS & external examination fee i.e. CAIE, IELTS etc. approximately additional RM 3,500.00
• On the registration day:
► Registration fee : RM550.00
► Minimum (quarterly installment): RM 11,603.00 (24 Months) & RM 9,960.00 (18 Months)
► Deposit of RM 8,000 – to be set against the final invoice

• The commitment fee of RM5,000 is a non-refundable fee to book your place upon receipt of offer letter, but will be offset against college fees once enrollment is confirmed

• A deposit of RM8,000 will be paid together with your first instalment on the registration day or earlier. This deposit will be refunded against your last bill before completion of your course

• You’ll ask to choose a mode of fee instalment (quarterly, half-yearly, yearly or lump sum) and an invoice will be issued for how much you need to pay based on the chosen instalment. Please refer to the Payment Schedule sheets inside the Registration Booklet for the 18-month or 24-month programmes. You will also need to pay additional charges such as Examination Fees, University Application Fees and Textbooks charges. These charges will vary for every student

• Information about when you need to pay can be found at the top of your invoice, i.e. 30-day term: we expect to receive the payment within 30 days of issuing your invoice

• The preferred methods of payment are bank transfer, JomPAY or cheque but other payment methods are also accepted. Further information can be found on your invoice

• If you are not able to pay your invoice, you need to contact the Accounts Department before the due date to discuss the situation. A 5% surcharge will be added to bills if they are not paid within two weeks of the due date. We will call or email reminders to parents/guardians regarding the late payments. Failure to pay the fees will lead to temporary suspension of studies and withholding of the student’s examination results and certificates

• Please contact the Accounts Department as soon you become aware of any discrepancies so that they can explain any charges and look into any issues. To contact the Accounts Department please call Zul Ikhwan on 0364601234 ext. 335 or Haslinda on 0364601234 ext. 201, or alternatively e-mail account@kyuem.edu.my

• All related fees regarding to international students visas will be borne by the college

• The 24 month programme starts in July and consists of 4 semesters
• The 18 month programme starts in January and consists of 3 semesters
• The 18 month programmes suits “fast track” students and is cheaper
• The 24 months programme is more popular, usually using the SPM/IGCSE results as an entry benchmark
• 18 month students can be admitted on TRIAL SPM exam results, but not on school forecast

• As is half of the A2 grade marked as a^, b^, c^, d^, e^ or U, while A2 is the full subject grade marked as A*, A, B, C, D, E and U

• The KYUEM structure requires AS and A2 to be taken together at the same time for 18-month students. If AS examinations are taken in November and A2 in June, students tend to neglect their A2 studies. The “linear programme” run at KYUEM has been very successful. Students on the 24 months course sit for the As examinations at the end of their first year and the A2 papers at the end of their programme

• 10 working days from the time application is received
• A panel comprising the Headmaster, Head of Student Services, Head of Academic and Head of University Relations will decide on offers

• The track record speaks for the quality
• We are a boarding school with state of the art facilities on site
• We have an excellent teaching environment
• We don’t focus just on academic training, but holistic education that prepares students thoroughly for university
• Our fees are all-inclusive
• We employ a high percentage of expatriate teachers
• The reality is that it’s very cheap – UK boarding schools providing similar facilities will cost in excess of RM150,000.00 annually

• IB is known for its breadth whereas A-level offers depth
• At KYUEM we strive to develop all-round students, a balance between Sciences and Arts, academic and character-building via activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
• There is no such thing as a ‘better ‘ curriculum: all have strengths and weaknesses
• A-levels are advantageous for those who wish to specialise sooner
• High quality overseas universities make no distinction between IB and A2

• Yes, we assist in placing students
• We have an excellent placement record: about 90% go to top 10 universities in UK, Ireland and Australia every year
• We provide careful guidance for university application
• We give workshops and mock interviews to prepare for interviews
• Students will be thoroughly advised and guided throughout their college career

• No, places are not guaranteed but we have an excellent placement record: about 90% have gone to top universities in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada and Australia every year since we began nearly 20 years ago
• We are not affiliated to any specific university
• Places will also depend on results and performances in interview and entrance test where relevant
• Over the years, we have established a very good rapport with reputable universities which helps greatly. It does not, however, guarantee a place

• No, the college doesn’t provide scholarship, neither can it influence sponsors’ decisions
• We have recommended some good students who have in the past been successful. While we support, we are not responsible for making scholarship arrangement and don’t guarantee any
• UEM scholarship is handled by YAYASAN UEM - for details please go to the website: www.uem.com.my

Contact Person :

► En Azman Ahmad
Tel. No: 603-27276847

► Nor Fazlina Abdullah
Tel. No: 603-27276850

• Students are monitored by means of regular homework, progress and assessment tests which are given by the teachers on a regular basis. Parents are able to check their child’s progress online

• No. This happens throughout the senior year. Universities might turn down applications if candidates do not meet entry requirements. Applications are made in the first semester of the senior year

• Yes. This will depend on factors such as Oxbridge preparation or remediation

• The University Relations Office will advise students on their selection of course and university, based on their progress at KYUEM

• Yes, but they can’t use hand phones during lessons

• Parents who wish to meet their son’s or daughter’s teachers will need to make an appointment beforehand

• It depends on the university requirements. However, it is important to mention that the personal statement is one of the pieces of evidence which universities will look at. This will include factors such as extracurricular activities

• This can occur for the January intake. We only know after students make their choices. Usually, we require a minimum of six students per class

• The college is an English medium institution and all major universities require proficiency in Mathematics