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How Much Should Malaysian Graduates Pay To Attend Their Own Convocation?

Some only had to pay as little as RM50.

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Universities have been organising convocations for centuries now, as a way to celebrate the glorious achievements of all their students.

It is not unheard of for universities to charge a certain amount of fee for the convocation ceremonies, but what is considered as a reasonable rate?

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For a clearer vision on the issue, SAYS spoke to 24 Malaysian graduates from various local universities and asked them more about their convocation ceremonies

Most local universities offer a "convocation package”, which usually include complimentary entrance tickets for guests, photos on the stage, and some light refreshments. Certain universities require graduands to make a deposit for the graduate robes, where the money will be refunded once the robe is returned to the university.

We asked them the following questions:

1. When was your convocation?
2. Where was it held?
3. How much did you have to pay?
4. What do you think about the price you had to pay?

Here’s what they had to say:

(PS: The following list is arranged in alphabetical order.)

1. HELP University

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2. International Medical University (IMU)

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3. INTI International University & Colleges

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4. KDU University College

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5. Management & Science University (MSU)

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6. Monash University Malaysia

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7. SEGi University

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8. Sunway University

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9. Taylor's University

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10. The One Academy

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11. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) - Liverpool John Moores University

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12. UCSI University

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13. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)

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14. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

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15. Universiti Malaysia Pahang

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16. Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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17. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

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18. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

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19. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

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20. University of Malaya (UM)

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21. University of Nottingham Malaysia

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22. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

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23. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

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24. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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How much did you have to pay to attend your convocation? Should local public universities charge their students? What about paying over RM500 as a private college graduate?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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