Tag Archives: Malaysia

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (14)

Hey, my name is Dennis and I was at Swinburne University in Kuching for a semester abroad from July to December 2016. Here I took the MBA course. But first of all: The semester abroad was a great experience for me and I would always (!) Do the semester abroad in Kuching again. Application process… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (13)

The University The Swinburne University of Technology campus is large and yet very clearly structured in different blocks. The campus has several small stands that offer food and drink, a large cafeteria and a small convenience store that has an assortment similar to that at a gas station. In addition, drinks machines are set up… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (12)

Costs One of the main reasons I went to Asia and not America, for example, was the cost. As already calculated in the planning, the maintenance costs were relatively low compared to other countries. You have to add that it always depends on your own attitude. The house I stayed in wasn’t very clean, nor… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (11)

First impression When I arrived a week before the orientation week started, it was super nice. Met lots of nice people in town, kids sang karaoke on the promenade and the atmosphere was great too. The orientation week itself, i.e. the first contact with the university, was fantastic. All countries in the world – Australia,… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (10)

Preparation: I started preparing for my semester abroad 6 months before I started. The whole organization was relatively easy thanks to MicroEDU. The only problem was all the vaccinations and screening that was necessary. After consulting a tropical medicine doctor, I ended up having “only” been vaccinated against hepatitis (in addition to the typical German… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (9)

In the winter semester 2014/15 I was in Malaysia at the Swinburne University of Technology in Kuching, Sarawak. Overall, I enjoyed the semester very much. I am studying for a master’s degree in Germany and have also attended master’s courses at Swinburne. Since I had been living abroad for a long time before my semester… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (8)

The preparation: The preparation for the semester in Kuching, Malaysia is actually easy to do with a little effort. The thing that cost me the most time was finding out about the various subjects at Swinburne University, which I was then able to get credit for in Germany. Furthermore, you have to get some vaccinations,… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (7)

University Overall, the university is very well organized. The university offers a free airport pick-up service for international students, for which a completed form must be submitted at least five days in advance. During the introductory week, everything organizational and paperwork is done, as well as an introductory program organized by other students with icebreaker… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (6)

I had imagined something different for my semester abroad than the “typical” Australia, America or England. Since my university didn’t have a suitable offer for me, I asked Google for help and found MicroEDU (CC). After a few testimonials, it quickly became clear: It should be Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. For me, the choice… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (5)

Hello everybody, In the summer semester of 2016, I spent my semester abroad at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak in Kuching, Malaysia. First of all, I can say that it was the best decision for me to go to Kuching because it was an incredibly great time that I will never forget. But let’s start… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (4)

In the winter semester 2015/2016 I was a student at the Swinburne University of Technology Campus Sarawak in Kuching, Malaysia in the MBA program “Business Administration” with two other German students from the University of Cologne. In Germany, I am doing my master’s degree in “International Marketing & Sales” at the Münster University of Applied… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (3)

Organization First of all, a big thank you to the MicroEDU team (especially Sabine). I always felt well advised and could really rely on getting reliable and fast information (I found out from other “free movers” at Swinburne University of Technology that there are definitely other organizations there). The application and all the formalities were… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (2)

Nightlife Kuching has a few bars and smaller clubs where you can meet and celebrate with the other (mainly) exchange students. We met every Wednesday in the Monkee Bar, which I recommend to everyone, people meet there, everyone knows it, there is good music and the beer bucket (6 beers) costs around 35RM. I can… Read More »

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (1)

Organizational matters I received a lot of help from MicroEDU in organizing the semester abroad in Malaysia. Sabine replied quickly and competently by email to instructions on how to fill out the application form and to all other questions. This made everything a lot easier and the rest of the organization went pretty smoothly. As… Read More »