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18 August 2022 by AECC Global

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If you are a student from Malaysia or Singapore, you can study in world-class universities overseas with a Twinning programme. The best part is that you don’t even have to go there. A twinning programme is even better than long-distance or virtual education. But, what is a twinning programme? Continue reading to know what is a twinning programme, the different types of twinning programmes, who is a twinning programme for and more.

What is a Twinning Programme?

A twinning Programme is an option by which students can get degree certificates from world-class universities at a fraction of the price. How is this possible? You, as a student, can get admitted to a course that falls under the twinning programme of a university in your home country. Once graduated, get a certificate from the university you enrol on home country and a certificate from the world-class university (that is probably in Europe, America or Australia) that your university is partnered with. Thus you pay just the price of education in your home country for both the certificates. 

The twinning programme is most available if you are in Malaysia or Singapore. So, next time you hear about the twinning programme in the universities of Malaysia or Singapore, consider that the course in question is provided with a partnership of foreign world class universities from countries like the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.  Also, keep in mind that most twinning programmes will call for you to study half of the course’s entire semester in the university of your home college and the other half in the partnered university.

Malaysian and Singaporean universities/educational institutions such as Taylor’s University,  Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College, and the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation are providing degrees that are conferred by world-class/renowned educational providers like the University of Reading, Curtin University,  University of Newcastle, University of South Australia, and many more. The credibility of the twinning programme is two-fold as the Singapore ministry of education is actively buttressing educational institutions that provide twining programmes in the seam of local schools and foreign universities. 

Types of Twinning Programme 

Twinning Programme in most educational institutions, especially in universities of Malaysia and Singapore, are of three types. They are: 2+1, 1+2, 3+0.

Type one: 2+1 Twinning Programme

This type of twinning programme basically represents the number of years split between the university in your home country and the world class university overseas. 2+1 is the split between a semester spent in your university in Malaysia or Singapore (home country), and an overseas university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In 2+1, you spend two years in your university in Malaysia or Singapore and one year in your overseas university. 

Type Two: 1+2 Twinning Programme

This type of twinning programme basically represents the number of years split between the university in your home country and the world class university that is overseas. 1+2 is the split between the semester spent in your university in Malaysia or Singapore (home country) and overseas university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In 1+2, you spend one year in your university in Malaysia or Singapore and two years in your overseas university. 

Type Two: 3+0 Twinning Programme

This type of twinning programme basically represents the number of years split between the university in your home country and the world class university that is overseas. 3+0 is the split between a semester spent in your university in Malaysia or Singapore (home country), and an overseas university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In 3+0, you spend all three years in your university in Malaysia or Singapore without going to the partnered overseas university. However, you will get the certificate from both universities all the same.

Know more: Universities with the best twinning programme option

Are you the best fit for the Twinning Programme? 

You are the best fit for the Twinning Programme if

  • You are a Malaysian or Singaporean who want to study universities in countries overseas (such as the United State, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand) without actually having to deal with the hassle of going to the foreign county.
  • You are someone who is short of the financial resources to go to world class universities in countries overseas. With the twinning programme, you can save a huge sum of money which otherwise would have been spent on food, housing, transport and various further expenditure.
  • You are someone who understands the value of world class education in countries overseas.
  • You are someone who likes to be or is in a situation with a parent during the term of your degree.
  • You are someone who appreciates the efficiency of the twinning program and understands the financial benefits and convenience of multiple factors.

Top universities in Singapore offering Twinning Programme

SN

University

Location

01

James Cook University

Singapore

02

London School of Business and Finance

Singapore

03

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

04

National University of Singapore

Singapore

05

Singapore Management University

Singapore

06

PSB Academy

Singapore

07

SIM Global Education

Singapore

08

INSEAD Asia Campus

Singapore

09

Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)

Singapore

10

Lasalle College of the Arts

Singapore

11

ESSEC Business School - Singapore

Singapore

12

STEi Institute

Singapore

13

Republic Polytechnic

Singapore

14

Nanyang Institute of Management

Singapore

15

Nanyang Polytechnic

Singapore

Know more: Best university in Singapore for the twinning programme.

 

Top Universities in Malaysia offering Twinning Programme

SN

University

Location

01

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Penang

02

University of Malaya

Kuala Lumpur

03

AIMST University

Bedong

04

Taylor's University

Subang Jaya

05

Monash University - Malaysia

Bandar Sunway

06

Manipal International University

Kuala Lumpur

07

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Johor Bahru

08

Lincoln University College

Kota Bharu

09

Mahsa University

Jenjarom

10

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Bangi

11

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Seri Kembangan

12

UCSI University

Kuala Lumpur

13

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Kuala Lumpur

14

Asia Metropolitan University

Johor Bahru

15

INTI International University and Colleges

Nilai

 

What to know more?

With the twinning programme, students from Malaysia and Singapore can get a degree from world class universities without breaking the bank. Talk to one of our agents to know more about the twinning programme and how you can join one.