SQA Myanmar Student Fair

Scottish Qualifications Authority is hosting the inaugural SQA Myanmar Student Fair in The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday 10 May.

This event will allow prospective students to meet with SQA HND centres in Myanmar and find out more about their programmes and how they can help them progress to a top up year at a university from UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Also present will be key SQA staff from Scotland and our local partners Britlink International.

How the SQA HND helps you succeed

The SQA HND can lead to a brighter future, preparing you for employment and entry to the final year of suitable undergraduate degree programmes at university.

We have over 90 years of experience, and understand the needs of students, universities and even employers when it comes to education and skills. Let the SQA HND be your stepping stone to stand out when going to university or developing your career.

In Myanmar, SQA HNDs are available in a range of Business, Electronic Engineering and Computing, subjects.

SQA works continuously to ensure our HNDs stay relevant to help you to succeed.

Diploma to Degree

If your goal is to go on to university, an SQA HND can help you achieve that goal.

To find out what institutions across the world accept the SQA HND onto their degree programmes with advanced entry, visit www.sqa.org.uk/diplomatodegree

Some of these institutions will be exhibiting at our event on 10 May.


Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University logo

GCU is a globally networked university with campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, partner colleges in Oman and Bangladesh and strategic partnerships in USA, India, China and South America. Committed to giving access with excellence, research with practical benefit to society, it is the University for the Common Good.

High-quality programmes and award-winning support making a truly memorable experience — this is why GCU is the top choice of students from more than 100 countries:

  • 1st in Scotland for international student support, accommodation costs and visa advice.
  • 2nd in UK for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer).
  • 2nd in Scotland and 11th in UK for Graduate Employment Rates (Higher Education Statistics Agency).
  • Over 96% graduates found work or commenced further study within six months of obtaining their degrees.

iSTAR College

iSTAR logoiSTAR was established in June 2014 by talented Myanmar youths who graduated from the top universities in Singapore. Its vision is to provide quality education to the next generation, and it offers:

  1. Higher National Diploma in Electronics Engineering
  2. Professional Training for Engineers & Working Adults

Quality education is assured in iSTAR as its centre is officially approved by the SQA from the UK and is directly liaising with them. The centre is monitored and run according to the international standards set out by SQA at all times. Its board of directors consists of professors from A*STAR, Singapore, Kingston University (UK) and Thailand.

KMD Computer Training Centre

KMD (Knowledge Management and Dedication) is the largest IT products and services provider in Myanmar since 1986. The ICT training courses provided range from certificate level to an international IT Bachelor program.  KMD also provides job opportunities and counselling services for further studies for its students.  Since then it has been a pioneer in providing ICT training in the country, with over 600,000 graduates from its IT Training division.  

In partnership with world education bodies and international universities, KMD became SQA's first approved centre in Myanmar in 2013. KMD delivers Pre-HND foundation programme and   HND in Computing: Software Development.  HND degree holders can get IT Degree from local or foreign universities.     

KMD achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for achieving the highest degree of customer satisfaction for the quality of services.  In 2015, KMD achieves the SQA star award for an excellent standard of student work and quality procedures.


MMAC logoSince opening in the academic year 1993–94, MMAC Private High School has produced outstanding students every year. In accordance with the improvement in education, MMAC Private High School was upgraded to MMAC College which was opened in 2014. MMAC College is one of SQA’s approved centres. 

The HND (Global Trade and Business) is trains students qualified for international education. It develops the knowledge, skills and attitude of the young people, produces people who are proficient in international trade and the open market economy, and who understand marketing and international business laws. 

Myanmar Professional Development Centre

Myanmar Professional Development Centre was established in 2010 and in co-operation with Assumption University of Thailand. It ran its Master of Business Administration part-time program until 2015, with 116 students graduated by 2014. There is also a PhD program, run in co-operation with Assumption University of Thailand, and Certificate Programs run with Myanmar Government College. 

This year, co-ordinating with AIESEC organisation and MPDC, the global leadership development program is being introduced to give wider knowledge of global leadership for citizens of Myanmar. MPDC aims to deliver an excellent education and experience for everyone in current business trends and the changing global environment.

MST Computer Centre

MST logo

MST Institute delivers the SQA HND in Computing: Network. There has been very little networking provision in Myanmar until now — MST is a pioneer in this area.

MST has trained and developed thousands of internationally recognized professionals both at home and abroad in enterprise ICT industries. With the SQA HND, MST ensures that its students are internationally competitive in the skills level and graduate ready for industry.

Myanmar Metropolitan College

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Myanmar Metropolitan College (MMC) was established in 2013 with the vision of returning education in Myanmar back to the high international reputation that the country's universities enjoyed prior to decades of neglect. 

Embarking on this necessarily long-term vision, the college focuses on holistic, student-centred, project- and problem-based learning.  From its campus in downtown Yangon, MMC reaches a diverse student body and was the first private college in Myanmar to create a Financial Aid program for deserving and underprivileged students. 

Through its focus on improving educational quality and spreading educational opportunity, MMC has been able to assemble an international faculty including former lecturers from world-class universities and top-ranked business schools such as Columbia University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

In addition to offering the SQA HND in Business, MMC also offers MBA programs in collaboration with partner universities in Switzerland and the United States.

Ntec Tertiary Group (Ntec)

Ntec Logo

Ntec Tertiary Group is a consortium of New Zealand Private Tertiary Education Providers accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority offering HND graduates pathways for diploma and degree studies in New Zealand and overseas universities.

The University of Northampton in partnership with Ntec offers HND graduates the opportunity to pathway to the final year of their BA (Hons) Business and Management degree in New Zealand.

Scottish Qualifications Authority

SQA International The Scottish Qualifications Authority is the national awarding body in Scotland: a not-for-profit, government-sponsored agency accountable to the Scottish Government that sits at the heart of Scotland's world-renowned education system.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority helps people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.

We have 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications and qualification systems, and over 20 years’ experience of working internationally in partnership with governments, colleges, universities, schools and industry. Our global hubs include the UK, Beijing, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi.

We currently offer Higher National Diplomas (HND), jointly certificated customised awards, and vocational qualifications in more than 20 countries. We have carried out centre approval for seven education providers in Myanmar, and four of these are now delivering SQA HNDs in Yangon and Mandalay.

Find out more – www.sqa.org.uk/international 

Teeside University

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Teesside is a dynamic and modern university dedicated to delivering quality study programmes that are academically stimulating and a solid base for exciting and rewarding careers. Teesside University is committed to providing students with an excellent experience while making a significant contribution to the local, regional and wider communities and economy.

Teesside University is top in the UK for overall average international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2013, autumn wave). It has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2013 for Excellence for outstanding work in enterprise and business engagement, and was the first modern UK university to win the prestigious Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2009-10. In fact nine out of ten of our students would recommend Teesside University to other students (National Student Survey 2013).

It offers an international scholarship of £1,500 for all self-funding students from Myanmar.

SQA in Myanmar

SQA has eight SQA HND Centres in Myanmar.

SQA Myanmar Student Fair


More information:

Please contact sqaevents@sqa.org.uk if you have any further queries about this event.