Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) - Educamp UTP
1) What tests should you do?
There are three tests that you should do:
a) CSPQ ( Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire ) - measure non-cognitive skills ( cooperation, collaboration & willingness to remain committed ).
b) TSA ( Thinking Skills Assessment ) - critical thinking and problem solving questions. Please bring your own calculator.
c) VCA / Interview session - could be in individual or group.
If it is an individual interview, like me, the interviewer asked more about ourselves. For example; Introduce yourself, why you choose this course, what you know about this course and so on.
But now, tak boleh expect sangat, kadang2 dia ada bagi case study and suruh kita ellaborate about that case study tu.
If it is a group interview, the interviewer will give a case study, and kena ellaborate case study in group. Time ni, you guys kena tunjuk your communication skill, what you know about that case and please don't be quiet.
Actually for VCA test ni, interviewer nak tengok our communication skills je, the way we talk and so on. Kalau boleh, time interview tu, don't be rude, cakap biar sopan, behave dan jangan senyap je tau.
And interview in English.
Korang boleh refer documents yang korang kena download, dalam tu ada semua berkaitan dengan Educamp tests, apa yang korang kena bawa and so on.
2) How long the result for Educamp?
More or less than a month. Always check UTP website, https://www.utp.edu.my/SitePages/Home.aspx
3) Flow educamp
First, ada briefing session with the candidates and their parents also.
Then candidates akan pergi ke lab yang disediakan untuk jawab 2 tests (CSPQ & TSA) dan sesi interview (VCA).
If you guys are in morning session, it will end around 12 am. And if you guys are in afternoon session, it will end at 6 pm.
4) Semester in UTP
If you guys applied for Mac intake, your Educamp will be around January or February. And if you guys are successful, you will enroll UTP in Mac. This intake is for foundation.
If you guys applied for May intake, your Educamp will be around April. And if you guys are successful, you will enroll UTP in May. This intake is for undergraduate.
If you guys applied for July intake, your Educamp will be around June. And if you guys are successful, you will enroll UTP in July. This intake is for foundation.
If you guys applied for September intake, your Educamp will be around July/August. And if you guys are successful, you will enroll UTP in September. This intake is for undergraduate.
It might be changed due to time being. For any additional information, you can check UTP official websites https://www.utp.edu.my/SitePages/Home.aspx
For fees, you have to apply by yourself. Whether it be in full, half or self sponsored.
For sponsorship, you guys can check at this websites, https://www.utp.edu.my/Students/SitePages/Financial%20Aid.aspx
Here is the fees for foundation studies in UTP, https://www.utp.edu.my/Admission/local-applicants/Foundation-Programme/SitePages/Tuition%20Fee.aspx
And for the undergraduate, you can check it here, https://www.utp.edu.my/Admission/local-applicants/Undergraduate-Programme/SitePages/Home.aspx
Formal, but no need with blazer actually. Appropriate clothing, do not overdress.
Alright, I think that's enough. Last tips for me, you guys can do it. Believe in yourself. Bring calculator. During interview, please be nice and stay humble. Mind your manner and be polite. Clear your mind by saying only great people can enter, yang pandai2 boleh masuk UTP and so on. You are wrong actually. I am not a straight A's person, I am just and ordinary student with big ambitious in myself.
For any enquiries, you can reach me at my email, firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for reading.