| SUNWAY COLLEGE IPOH AND SUNWAY UNIVERSITY LAUNCH ACTUARIAL STUDIES TWINNING PROGRAMME WITH AN INAUGURAL BURSARY OF UP TO RM10,000 | Ipoh, 20 June 2022 - Sunway College Ipoh (SCI) is launching a new three-year twinning programme in collaboration with Sunway University, offering a QS 5-Stars ranked Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Studies this October with an inaugural bursary of up to RM10,000*. 

This collaboration will enable students to ease into the first year of their studies in SCI and subsequently continue their second and third year of studies in Sunway University. The course also offers each first intake student an inaugural bursary of RM10,000 tuition fee waivers for their first year | of studies in Ipoh.

Established in 2003, SCI is located in a progressive 1,350 acres integrated resort township in Tambun, Ipoh. It is well equipped with academic and hostel facilities, offering quality learning with the convenience of amenities in a vibrant city located just a few kilometres away.

“We hope that this will be the first in a series of other twinning programmes to be offered by Sunway University in Ipoh as well as other regions of Malaysia, bringing quality university education to their doorstep,” shared Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President of Sunway University.

The actuarial studies programme offered under the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), Sunway University is taught by qualified and experienced academics and industry experts to ensure students are fully equipped for a financially rewarding career.

“Our actuarial studies programme at Sunway has achieved the QS 5-Stars rating under the programme strength category, where it identifies an institution’s specialist programme by looking at its competitiveness and strength in all areas, from student application right through to the graduate employment rate,” said Professor Ho Chee Kit, Dean of SMS, Sunway University.

“Students are also taught by our in-house actuaries with a lot of industry experience teaching in the programme. Our academics, together with the two in-house actuaries, ensure that our programme syllabus is closely aligned with the industry needs.”

The programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UK where students can be exempted from up to six out of 13 professional examinations required to qualify as an actuary. 
Students also have the opportunity to join the Actuarial Practice Course (APC), a three-month course conducted by in-house actuaries. It is designed to prepare actuarial students to be employment-ready and incorporates the feedback from industry practitioners in the course design. This course also covers several topics with practical assignments, including long-term reserve, long-term pricing and International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17).

The results from the School of Mathematical Sciences graduate tracer study indicate that Sunway actuarial studies graduates have a track record of 100% employment in actuarial-related positions.

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Photo 1:  Students of the programme also have the opportunity to join the Actuarial Practice Course (APC) that is conducted by Sunway University’s in-house actuary, Ms Sophia Ch'ng, Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK).


Sunway College Ipoh is part of the Sunway Education Group (SEG), owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) which has been instrumental in creating one of the finest and quality learning environments through their academic values with the fundamentals philosophy of giving back to society through education. Established in 2003, Sunway College Ipoh is committed to providing a holistic curriculum which will develop individuals to become responsible citizens who will rise to the needs of their community. Sunway College Ipoh was recognised as an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Platinum status Approved Learning Partner since 2014.


Sunway University is one of Malaysia’s leading private universities which is a strictly not-for- profit institution and dedicated to quality education, supporting enterprise, and undertaking research focused on key global problems. The University is based in Sunway City, a thriving green resort city built on reclaimed former tin-mining land, on the western side of Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Klang Valley.

The University is relatively young by global standards, but is already ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings), and in the top 1.5% of universities in Asia, as well as being rankedwithin the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old. The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology University” status. Sunway University has developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Lancaster University and MIT.

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