When a top ranking American university chooses to establish an exclusive agreement with a local institution, it speaks volumes about the quality of that institution.
Purdue University recently entered into a formal academic transfer agreement with INTI, that sets a progression pathway for INTI students to study at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. Purdue is ranked 18th among all public universities in the US while Krannert School of Management is ranked 19th among the top US business schools (U.S. News & World Report, Aug 17, 2010).
|(from left) Purdue University’s Dr. Sara Koch, Director of Undergraduate Program, and Dr. Kwei Tang, Assoc Dean for Academic Affairs, exchange mementos with Dr Philip Tan, Associate Vice-President, Academics, INTI International College Subang; Putri Rozita Tahir, Dean, Center for American Education; and Terrie Teoh.
“INTI students have successfully transferred to Purdue via INTI’s American University Program (AUP) since 1994. With the latest agreement, equivalencies of courses and study plans have been established for even smoother transfer of credits and students to Purdue. Student and staff exchange between the two institutions is also part of the deal that would enhance the international experience of the participants,” said Terrie Teoh, Head of AUP at INTI International College Subang (IICS).
Another American university extending a warm welcome to INTI’s AUP students is Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). One of the US Midwest’s top Ph.D.-granting universities, with several nationally ranked programs, IIT is offering 8 annual tuition scholarship awards worth up to USD 23,500 each for studies in Biosciences, Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science. Annual housing scholarship awards worth USD 5,000 each for on-campus residence are also available.
IIT is home to many research centers and participation in undergraduate research, along with a stipend of up to USD3,000, may be possible under IIT’s Undergraduate Research Scholars program in the summer.
INTI’s extensive list of colleges and universities in the United States for credit transfer and its track record of sending the most number of students to America for higher education mean that its AUP is the most popular program of its kind in Malaysia. More than 300 US and Canadian universities and several universities in Australia and the UK accept credits earned through INTI’s AUP.
Prestigious US institutions accepting INTI’s credits include the University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and Indiana University Bloomington. Options available to students include Ivy League universities such as the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University where INTI students have successfully pursued studies in the Sciences, Social Science and Actuarial Science.
INTI receives the largest amount of US scholarship offers each year from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Drake University, Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, California State University – Fresno, and Iowa State University, just to name a few. Students transferring from INTI also pay in-state tuition fees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and University of Central Arkansas.
Students of INTI benefit not only from INTI’s 25 years of experience and strong track-record but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 28 countries, with more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities and 130 campuses, serving over 650,000 students globally.
For more information on AUP at INTI, please call 03-5623 2800 / 06-7982000 / 04-6310138.