When Miss Nur Nafisah Noordin received her O-level results in 2009, she was dismayed.
Her grades could only grant her a place in integrated facility design and management - her third choice for a diploma from a polytechnic.
But during the course of her studies, she was undaunted and decided to explore other fields that truly interested her.
"I have always found myself keen towards language, film, arts, media and literature," she said.
"I then started reading up on communications and this fuelled a greater desire in me to want to know more about the subject."
Her passions influenced her decision to pursue a Bachelor of Communication in Communications and Media Studies and Public Relations (double major degree) offered by Murdoch University at Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA).
KHEA is part of Kaplan - a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses, catering to more than one million students from more than 500 locations around the world.
"A major factor that I took into consideration was the affordability of the tuition fees as communications degrees offered in private institutions tend to be rather costly," Miss Nur Nafisah said.