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Larissa Ping Liew


A student of St. Joseph’s Private School, Kuching, Larissa was awarded 100% School Achiever Scholarship Award (SASA) totaling RM 20,000 for her HELP University Foundation in Arts programme. which she completed in 2018, scoring 8 High Distinctions and 5 Distinctions.

Awards & Achievements

  • Malaysian Model, Sarawak Tourism Ambassador, 2019
  • Miss World Malaysia 2018 (Winner), (Miss Photogenic and Miss Talent)
  • Miss World 2018 (Top 30)
  • World Best Designer Awards (Top 5)
  • Miss World Talent (4th Runner-up), Miss World Top Model (Top 32)
  • Miss World Multimedia (Top 10)
  • Winner Head to Head Challenge (Group 9), Winner Head to Head Challenge Round 2
  • Beauty with a Purpose (Top 12), Dance of the World (Finalist)
  • Miri Division Keligit Orang Ulu 2018 (Winner)

Avid advocate for children’s education, Larissa spends her free time teaching Myammar refugee children at Zomi Education Centre in Malaysia. 
Aspiring to build a positive impact in the lives of the indigenous communities via education, Larissa spearheaded the “Indigenous Digital (Education) Outreach Programme” in October 2018 in Long Seridan, Sarawak

Evelyn The Jae Vienn

“The Foundation in Science programme at HMC was an eye-opening experience as it provided me with holistic education, very different from the education experience I had had before. With a good balance of principles and application, it fueled my curiosity with learning that was an important step for my tertiary studies in psychology. The focus on academic assessment and learning applications, (i.e., leadership camp, term assignments), helped build my capability in absorbing learning from different perspectives.”


  • Completed Foundation in Science at HELP University Matriculation Centre (HMC) in 2007, receiving the HELP Foundation Distinction Partial Scholarship Award for her studies.
  • Completed the HELP Bachelor of Psychology programme, 2007 – 2010, under HELP Merit Partial Scholarship Award and graduating with 1st Class Honours, (Evelyn is also featured under Psychology category in the Academic Achiever section).
  • Advanced to postgraduate study at The University of Sheffield, England, graduating with Msc in Occupational Psychology with Distinction in 2012.
  • Career:
    – Assistant Manager to Manager (Special Projects/Behavioural Change) at PwC from 2016 from the present in 2020.
    – Talent Accelerator Manager with Leaderonomics, 2013 to 2016.
  • Studied at SMK Damansara Jaya, Selangor, scoring 10 As for her SPM in 2005.

Rachel Lai Suet Teng


  • Programme: Foundation in Arts
  • Years of Attendance: 2010-2011
  • High School: SMK Damansara Jaya, Selangor
  • Scholarship(s): SASA Scholarship student
  • Current work/study: Currently pursuing her PhD in Education at Cambridge, UK
  • Education: Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), Bachelor of Music (Hons), Master in Philosophy, Cambridge UK
  • Extra-curricular Activities: Vice-President, SASA Board
  • Hometown: Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Awards & Achievements

  • Recipient of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship

John Han Yeong Chuan


  • Programme: Foundation in Arts
  • Years of Attendance: 2006-2008
  • Current work/study: Associate at CIMB Investment Bank
  • Education: University of Queensland, Bachelor of Commerce with Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement (2009)
  • Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Khairul Arif bin Razali


  • Programme: Foundation in Arts
  • Years of Attendance: 2011-2012
  • Scholarship(s): HELP University Scholarship Award
  • Current work/study: Currently pursuing his Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Flinders University
  • Education: Australian National University, Bachelor of Psychology and Philosophy

Awards & Achievements

  • HELP Matriculation Centre Lecturers’ Choice Award (2011)

Low Pei Zhen


  • Programme: American Degree Programme. Currently Majoring in Psychology in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Programme: Foundation in Arts; Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • High School: SMK Kepong Baru, KL
  • Scholarship(s): University of Queensland International Economics Scholarship
  • Current work/study: Bachelor of Economics at the University of Queensland
  • Hometown: Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Awards & Achievements

  • Member of the team that won the HELP-QUT Case Competition in 2014

Natasha Chong Ee Shin


  • Natasha commenced her Bachelor of Commerce studies in 2019, at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) of the Australian National University (ANU) which is ranked in the top 50 of global universities in the Times Higher Education 2019 World University Rankings. Natasha’s is recipient of the Southeast Asian Merit Scholarship, and her major is in International Business but has taken Design as a minor elective, giving her the opportunity to explore ideas between business and design, a passion she has had since she was young.
  • In 2018, she completed Year 1 of HELP University Bachelor of Business (International Business), under the Dean’s Partial Scholarship Award, achieved a CGPA of 3.54 and transferred to ANU.
  • Completed her Foundation in Arts studies in 2016 at HELP’s Matriculation Centre under HELP’s School Achievers’ Scholarship Award (SASA).
  • Studied at SMK Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, scoring 7 As and 2 Bs for her SPM.

“I did the 1st year of my degree at HELP and decided to do a credit transfer to ANU for the remaining of my undergraduate studies. I wanted to study at ANU primarily for the exposure I would get by studying in another country”, adding that, “I was eager not to be too comfortable in Malaysia and decided to go to ANU for its high university ranking, and the challenges of studying at CBE”. She also shared that, ““Taking the design course was a real eye-opening moment as there was so much more to design, e.g., the design thinking approach and perspective, exposure to which, is making me develop a more all-rounded view on how businesses may be impacted or improved”.

Chin Wen Jie


Chin Wen Jie is Table Tennis Men’s Singles Gold Medallist at the 2019 Higher Education Sports Fest (HESF), 29 Oct to 2 Nov, 2019, held at the Technical University of Malaysia, Melaka (UTeM), Malacca, with almost 700 athletes from 31 Malaysian Institutes of Higher Learning (IPT). HESF comprises 5 events: swimming, volleyball, table tennis, basketball 3 versus 3 and pétanque which is a game of boules or bowls, that originated in France Held annually since 2018, HESF is a major sporting event of the Ministry of Education, in addition to the biannually–held SUKIPT (Higher Education Institutions Games).

Wen Jie, a Malaysian national table tennis player, is progressing, at HELP University’s Matriculation Centre (HMC), since 2019, in his Foundation in Arts studies for which he was awarded a full HELP sports scholarship.

He had represented Malaysia at various international tournaments:

  • 2015 S E Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis, winning the Doubles Gold & Team Silver
  • Asean School Games, 2017 and 2018
  • Asian Games in Jakarta Indonesia, 2018
  • World Table Tennis Championships, Halmstad, Sweden, 2018
  • Nikon Cup table Tennis Championships, Hong Kong, 2015.

He schooled at Chung Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur, and completed his SPM (Malaysian Certificate of Education) in 2018.

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