Getting a UK Qualification in East Asia
Thursday 13 August 2020 -
16:30 to 17:30
Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect – Be the best possible you!

Do you want to know how you can get a UK degree while staying near home in East Asia?

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how students are planning and experiencing education around the world. In addition to campuses in UK, students are also exploring how they can enrol in international UK qualifications while staying near home as they prepare to finalise study plans. 

The British Council is delighted to invite you to join the Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect on Thursday, 13 August 2020. Academics from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and De Montfort University - Srinakarinwirot University Joint Programme, Thailand, will share information on ‘Getting a UK Qualification in East Asia’. Academics will share guidance on choosing where to study and how to plan your UK qualifications. You can speak with them and learn more about:

  • The similarities and difference between studying in a UK programme in the region or in the UK
  • Details of student facilities, campus environment, academic programmes, courses and subjects, faculty and teaching and student life at UK programmes in East Asia.
  • How you can experience a UK student life through an East Asian programme
  • The impact on your future employment if you do a UK degree in East Asia
  • Costs and finances for a UK degree in East Asia

There will be a Q/A session after the presentations and all speakers will answer questions from the audience. 

Register now to explore your options for obtaining a UK degree near home!


Prof. M.L Dennis Wong
Deputy Provost
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 

Professor M. L. Dennis Wong received his BEng(Hons) in Electronics and Communication Engineering and his PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K. in 1999 and 2004 respectively. Since October 2016, Professor Wong is currently the Deputy Provost for Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Professor Wong is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust), a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IET, a Chartered Professional Engineers with IEAust and a Chartered Engineer with ECUK. He is currently the Chair for IEEE Sarawak Subsection and Vice Chair for IEEE CIS Malaysia Chapter.

Dr Krisda Lengwehasatit, PhD 
Faculty of Engineering
De Montfort University - Srinakharinwirot University Joint Programme, Thailand

Dr. Krisda Lengwehasatit, is a faculty member at De Montfort University and Srinakharinwirot University Joint Programme in Thailand. He is a PhD is Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. He has more than 20 years of experience in multimedia technology, software application development and product management. He has worked with technology driven start-ups, and development agencies in various roles ranging from R&D, product development, management and founder. His current academic topics of interest are in areas of machine learning in cyber security. 

Dr. Potchara Tangtragulwong, PhD
Faculty of Engineering
De Montfort University - Srinakharinwirot University Joint Programme, Thailand

Dr. Potchara Tangtragulwong completed his PhD in Structural Engineering from Texas A&M University and worked for several engineering design and consultancy companies in Houston, TX, USA. between 2011 and 2017. He joined the International Program of the Faculty of Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University in 2018 and oversees the international Bachelor of Engineering Program in Concert Engineering and Multimedia. This program is a collaboration between Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) and De Montfort University (DMU) from the UK.

Participating Universities

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 

With a history dating back to 1821, the university have a long tradition of excellence and a proven track record in educating, inspiring and challenging the professionals of tomorrow. Heriot-Watt University is one of the top UK universities for business and industry and have an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

Why Study with us?

  1. Boasting a unique green campus equipped with modern facilities, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers students the opportunity to obtain a UK degree right in Malaysia. 
  2. The university offers affordable tuition fees and a syllabus which is 100% identical to that of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. 
  3. Heriot-Watt Malaysia provide flexible inter-campus transfer opportunities to the Edinburgh and Dubai campuses via the Go Global programme, giving students the chance to study and see the world. 

De Montfort University (DMU), UK, in partnership with Srinakharinwirot University (SWU),Thailand, International School of Engineering  

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education. Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention.  

International School of Engineering (ISE) at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), was established in 2017 by the Faculty of Engineering of SWU.  ISE partners De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to provide first-class real-world engineering programs. The curriculum provides a unique opportunity for students in the “2+2 program” to study both in Thailand (2 years) and DMU (2 years), and it is designed to help students excel in society through analytical and practical skills used to solve multidisciplinary problems. 

Whys Study with us?

  1. De Montfort University in partnership with Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, Thailand offer a truly international experience to study both in Thailand and in the UK.
  2. Both campuses are on great locations in Bangkok, Thailand and in Leicester, UK.
  3. Students enrolled at the joint programme benefit from a double degree. Work placements are offered as part of the course and can boost employment skills and experience while studying, as well as improving students’ chances of gaining a graduate level job.
  4. The laboratories are among the best equipped facilities of this type in the UK. Developed in consultation with leaders in the industry, they are designed to meet the highest forensics and security standards.
  5. Great facilities - The campus provides students with space for group or individual work and study with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.