Life Sciences summer lab-based placements in Malaysia

Gain valuable skills while experiencing life in another country

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Placements are a fantastic way to gain work experience and develop your skills. A placement abroad allows you to live and work in a different country and experience another culture. 

Our summer placement programme with Taylor’s University, Malaysia is one such opportunity. Taylor’s University is ranked in the top 90 in Asia and is the number one private university in Malaysia and South East Asia.

Previous interns Zena and Eilidh share their experiences of their internship in Malaysia: 

Duration

Successful applicants will spend 6 weeks, during the University summer vacation, in a laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences at Taylor’s.   

Costs

Accommodation will be provided but you will need to cover travel and living costs*.  However, the cost of living in Malaysia is significantly cheaper than in Europe and is even lower than Dundee.  

(*Depending on your financial status, some funds may be available to help support travel costs) 

Eligibility

Open to Level 3 University of Dundee Life Sciences students  

Application process

All Level 3 Life Sciences students receive an email advertising the opening of applications in the winter prior to the placements on offer. Placements are offered on a competitive basis, subject to a written application and subsequent successful interview. Project titles offered by Taylor’s cannot be guaranteed as other Universities participate in their summer placement scheme.