Malaysia, here I come!

When this blog started, I had intended for it to help me keep track of archaeology news in Southeast Asia to prepare myself for a future plan to pursue postgraduate studies in archaeology. Over the weekend, I received a letter from Universiti Sains Malaysia notifying me of my acceptance into the postgraduate programme to pursue my MA in archaeology. I expect to commence my candidature in July of next year (2008). Seeing how this is an archaeology blog as well, I hope to be updating my research progress in time to come, as well as my adventures in studying in Malaysia.

I don’t usually write personal posts on this blog, but seeing how this is archaeology-related, I should. When this blog started, I had intended for it to help me keep track of archaeology news in Southeast Asia to prepare myself for a future plan to pursue postgraduate studies in archaeology. Over the weekend, I received a letter from Universiti Sains Malaysia notifying me of my acceptance into the postgraduate programme to pursue my MA in archaeology. I expect to commence my candidature in July of next year (2008). Seeing how this is an archaeology blog as well, I hope to be updating my research progress in time to come, as well as my adventures in studying in Malaysia.

In the meantime, I will still be working at my current profession as a writer for the next year or so as I raise the funds to prepare me for returning to student life. As I will be supporting myself fully for postgraduate studies, I would also like to make an appeal for information about sources of funding, grants and scholarships that I can apply for. If you know of any such programmes, please send me an email or leave a comment. Thank you for your support!

[tags]Universiti Sains Malaysia, postgraduate study, education[/tags]

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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