Hi everyone:) My name is Hazirah, I'm a Malaysian student in my final year studying Accounting and Finance at The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. I am raising fund to pay my last payment of tuition fees amounting to £7000. For those who know my story, you probably know why I am doing this.
I am not a full-sponsored student. I am lucky enough to be in a scheme which I received a loan of MYR38000 (~£7000) per year, only enough for me to pay one-third of my tuition fee.
I’ve been hanging in for two years, working few part-times to support my living expenses and saving up for the rest of my tuition fees while studying full-time. I worked extra hours during every university breaks and stayed over the summer to work for my tuition fees. However, for the last payment of £7000, I don’t think I can cover it given I only got few months to save up. The payment is due in April 2020 and I am very worried about it now.
Some might ask, why don’t I apply for some other scholarships or financial grant. I did apply for numerous scheme every year since 2017 but I guess it’s not my ‘rezeki’ (luck) yet or I am not good enough for any of them. And some might ask why I am pushing so much to study in the UK when I can just study locally. Well it was a very hard decision for me back in 2017 and I chose this mainly because of my family and to pursue my dream. I believe education is a good investment and I was thinking of challenging myself at that time. I was also inspired by Teme Abdullah’s story too. Plus, I’ve gone through all sort of process to get accepted by UK universities so I am determined to finish this journey.
I am doing really well in university. I study really hard and manage to score First Class every year. In second year, I started joining a Malaysian society and become very active since I get the hang on how to balance my part-time work and study. I participated in as much activities as I can to gather the experience and get the most out of my journey. It is very very challenging indeed and I am very thankful to everyone who has helped me from the beginning of the process especially during my hard times.
My friend suggested I do this crowdfunding but I am initially hesitant to do it because I don’t want to trouble anyone and I am reluctant to share my story to the world. However, I am reaching my limit and for the sake of not troubling my parents anymore and to graduate, I am willing to do anything.
I really appreciate anyone who can help me this time, may the kindness sparks joy to you and may you get rewarded for every single bit you did. Most importantly, keep me and all my friends who are also struggling now in your prayer so we too can survive this.