Saturday, 10 September 2016

Applying Student Exchange Program | FAQ (#2)

Assalamualaikum, hye once again, guys!

These 3 days of orientation really burn out my energy faster...especially on the day of arrival. Never again carry TWO BAGS WEIGHTED 20+ KG EACH. Just one is enough... *cries*

Ehem...back to topic.

So, here (today) I will be posting on how the heck that I got to go Japan, even though my major is Malay Language. Lol. I feel like a sore thumb. Malay language in Japan? Well, don't blame me, 2 years with the same faces everyday can make your head 'spinning' and always, always get left behind when your not like them. So, I take a 'break' from them just so I won't go crazy. But downside, you don't get to celebrate Raya Haji (Aidiladha) with family. But...its a good thing there's Internet! Skype! Messenger! Whatsapp! Whatever it is aside from normal text messages and calls that cost money....Thank you technology!

First and foremost...

The requirements of going exchange (I just made it by myself...haha) for IIUM students; target group Kuliyyah of Languages and Management students. Note that mine is a bit different, so you need to consult your own Academic Advisor for further details.

1) 2nd year study (Kuliyyah level) and above.
2) CGPA is 3.0 above. Its safe to assume that 3.0 is stable enough for any exchange.
3) Prepared mentally and physically, especially when you're Muslim like me. Its hard to find foods that are permissible to eat. But, you can cook on your own. Hehehe~ Just bring those rempah packets from Malaysia (or for me, Maggi...hahahaha)
4) Ready your cash. Lots of 'em. Since Malaysian economy is worrying, so need to save money early for exchange.
5) Do research about the university that you want to go exchange. Make sure that it has partnerships with your home university as it easier to deal with them about exchange. Plus the partnerships can lessen our burden by discount the academic fees, or even just pay the fees to home university! Plus, if lucky, can transfer credits from exchange university back to home university, just like mine.

How to apply:
Just go to the exchange university's (your dream university) website and look for international exchange/exchange program. There will be a downloadable link (application form) to be printed and walla~ just fill in the necessary things they ask. Prepare also documents (that they need) before submitting.

Hahahahaha...its easy, I, don't worry...

*Additional notes/tips (Preparation Stage):
1) Ready your passport before fill in the form. Renew (if already have) or apply new one because the form require your passport information. Note that the application is opened for a limited time, so be aware of the deadline.
2) Choose whether you want to go during SPRING SEMESTER or FALL SEMESTER. Please plan carefully.
3) For Malaysians, please have at least 10,000 MYR in bank before buying flight ticket. The more the better. That amount can hold for 2 to 3 months of survival. If you have a scholarship/sponsorship during your stay for exchange, then lucky you! Just make sure not to spend too much, okay?
4) Make sure your ATM card can be used overseas! Check it at your nearest bank. No money = horror...BIG horror.

So, that's all for the preparation stage. This can be use for all, just make a necessary adjustment wherever you need to. I just lay it out for you guys to know the preparation needed before you confirm your exchange. The process depends on the university's requirement, and again please refer to your Academic Advisor. I just can only give tips, tricks and preparation and help with bit of pieces here and there.

Again, if any questions, please feel free to drop yours in the comment section below. Until then, see you next time!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

JASSO Scholarship | FAQ (#1)

Assalamualaikum. Once again we meet again.

For this post apparently there's question regarding how do I get myself the scholarship (in previous post)?

Well, here, I provide you the answer. :)

To be honest, its totally easy. Really. Along with applying to Kansai University (for my case), there's a downloadable link to the JASSO scholarship application.

A preview of Kansai University Application Form (Exchange)

Here's what it looks like. [JASSO]
So, you just fill in the requirements and BAM! your application is complete~
Easy as pie~! Hahahahahaaha~

Anyways, feel free to ask me regarding anything: from my university (IIUM) to exchange programme. I will answer as best and soon as I can.

Until then, bye! :D

Thursday, 1 September 2016

I'm coming~! I......'m coooooomingggggggg~ | Road to Student Exchange Program to Kansai University (Part 7/Finale)

6 days left.

Until departure.

Assalamualaikum, how are you guys been doing? Sorry for the loooong absence, been busy with visa and packing my stuff (mostly)...

And as promised,
le visa~ :3   am I cute? lol...jk, jk~
The visa took 3 working days (plus the day I sent the application), but since I live far (1 hour drive along the highway + 30 mins on ferry) I sent my application on Monday, and picked up my visa on Friday. Its really easy, simple and fast. Maybe because I'm a student, that's why there weren't any inconvenienced matters. Yeay, for students!

Travelling document (passport) + flight ticket
With 9 days left, I helped myself to check-in my flight so that I won't be wasting time at the airport (more that I should)....initially I brought 1 large bag buuuuuut....there's too damn much food that I had bought another bag (not small, not medium...BUT ALSO LARGE) *sweatdrop* luckily its Merdeka sale so, the bag didn't cost much..hahahahaha~

Plus, I wave good news!
I was short-listed to get the JASSO scholarship upon studying there~~~~ yeaaaaaaaaa~~~~
its all thanks to your continuous prayers that I got this...a BIG THANK YOU to all.
p/s: I don't know when I got, but I don't mind as long as I am eligible to receive that... a huge amount of burden has been lifted

So now I just waiting for the d-day...
while surfing internet...
playing games...
'tidying' up my phone and camera (for pictures....muahahahaa)...
watching anime...


This isn't the end~

For as I will be posting more, starting the departure until the end of orientation the new part of my blog, so stay tuned in the future, okay~

Talk to you guys later!!!