What to do after finishing secondary school?

Hi mates,

First time here so if I post this in the wrong sec, please forgive me.

Alright, I’m 17 this year and I’m living in Malaysia. This is my last year in school before heading to college. Its my ambition to become an industrial designer. However, only two institutes in Malaysia offer a Diploma in Industrial Design and both of them aren’t really known for this course. Frankly, Industrial Designing is just something Malaysia is not known for so I’m hoping to get a degree overseas.

However, I can’t afford to go straight into a degree due to my family background.

What can I do?

Esmond