Kum Gheng spoke to Amy Gonzalvis Executive Director and Dr Angelina Yee, Vice President (Education & Welfare) of The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) on the Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration Scholarships (The MACC) in this special podcast.
Initiated by a few Colombo Plan scholars at the turn of the millennium, The MACC Scholarships take the Colombo Plan a step further by providing a two-way exchange of scholars between Malaysia and Australia. This `reverse Colombo Plan’ was set up in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Colombo Plan in 2001, and was officially launched the following year.
The scholarships include full or partial waivers of tuition fees and are offered to Malaysian and Australian students
to undertake their tertiary education at universities and institutions of higher learning in each other’s country.
Below are the list of universities offering scholarships for enrollment in 2013:
University of New England
Carnegie Mellon University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Spearheaded by The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council(MAAC), the MAAC Scholarships Program is supported by four partners, namely The Malaysian-Australian Foundation (The MAF), the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training, through Australian Education International (AEI) and Australia Malaysia Cultural Foundation (AMF). In October 2003, IDP Education Australia Ltd in Malaysia joined as the Program Administrator. The overall program is overseen by the MACC Scholarships Committee, which comprises representatives from all five partners of the program. To date, the Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarships had benefited more than 250 students from Malaysia and Australia.
The coffee table book A Decade of MACC Scholarships where there will be a collection of 30 young and bright individuals who had been awarded the MACC Scholarships over the years. will be launched at the Australian Alumni Gala Dinner on Friday, 23 November 2012 to be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
For more information on The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council, the MACC Scholarships and the Australian Alumni Gala Dinner, please visit www.emaac.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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