KDU Exploring Chances For Students In Yale University

(From left) Dr. Jenny Wong Sook Khuan (Head of School, KDU); Mr. John Yi (Senior Assistant Director, Yale University); Datin Teh Gok Lian (CEO of KDU Education Group) ; Mrs Margaret Rafee (Principal of Sri KDU School); Mr. Ong Ju Yan (Group Managing Director of OSK Holdings Berhad) posing for the camera. Group photo with representatives from other schools in Klang Valley
In broadening the opportunity for KDU students studying abroad to Yale University in the United State of America, the top management had recently materialise this aim by meeting up working partners and representatives from this prestige university.

It was a rare opportunity that a representative from one of the Ivy Leagues Universities visited Malaysia to meet with some of the schools’ representatives of KDU College.

A luncheon was held in Swiss Garden Hotel KL with the attendance of Mr. Ong Ju Yan, Group Managing Director of OSK Holdings Berhad and Datin Teh Geok Lian, Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Education who were Yale University alumnus themselves. Representatives from Paramount Education Group, British International School, Alice Smith School and more were also invited. Mr. John Yi, a Senior Assistant Director from the Undergraduate Admissions of Yale University who was in Kuala Lumpur as part of his official visit to Southeast Asia, shared some valuable information on Yale University.

Mr. John Yi shared his experiences on the criteria of admission entry into Yale. “Every year we receive more than 30, 000 applications from all over the world. Of course, we are looking for the most competitive students. This means that not only must the students have the best results, but we will be looking for things outside of academic performance that make the students stand out from the rest”. He was also mentioned that students who are taking the A-Levels programme with straight As’ are encouraged to apply.

Hence, KDU was there to get in touch with the world’s top universities by joining KDU’s A Levels programme which is based on the prestigious University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus and begin one’s journey in shaping his or her desired future with us at KDU College, Damansara Jaya.

The A-Levels programme offered by KDU is internationally recognised and many of our students managed to continue their studies in leading universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics, University of Manchester, University of London and more. Students who take A-Levels at KDU can apply to universities in the US including Yale University. The programme serves as a passport that paves the way for our students to gain entry into a myriad of undergraduate degree programmes such as medicine, law, engineering, and many more.

Here at KDU, students are groomed to seek places for competitive degree courses at the most elite universities in the UK or internationally. The A-Levels from KDU is widely regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ qualification to some of the most prominent universities in Britain, and the rest of the world making it a perfect platform for students to strive further for the best education locally or abroad.

KDU A levels programme is unique in providing an unrivalled depth of study for students to explore and identify their strengths in any area of studies. After two years of study, students will be armed with an extensive subject knowledge which is often only acquired after attending the first year of university studies in other countries. This programme is also designed to help students to develop broad study skills which are essential to be analytical and bequeath students with the ability to think critically.

A-Levels is generally viewed as a challenging course as it requires students to analyse and apply critical thinking when answering exam questions. Nevertheless, with our very experienced teachers of 20-30 years of teaching experience; these challenges are taught vigorously and made understandable to our students. Thus, our students are not only able to answer exam questions but to excel in the exam as well. As such, we are able to produce many world ranking high achievers,” mentioned Dr. Jenny Wong Sook Khuan, Head of the School, Business and Social Sciences and School of Pre – University Studies, KDU College.