Malaysia

Malaysia is an increasingly popular place to get tertiary education with more than 40,000 international students from over 100 countries studying in Malaysia. It is the center of academic and higher education excellence in the region. Almost a quarter of a century ago, Malaysia announced its Vision 2020, an ambitious plan to become a self-sufficient industrialised nation by the year 2020. One of its goals was to provide world-class education and, with six years to go, it is fast becoming a thriving hub for domestic and international students alike.

1. Established and high quality education system and standards

Malaysia’s higher education system is of international standards, closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education, which has the vision to turn Malaysia into a Center of Excellence for Higher Education. The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) provides guidelines and constant monitoring to ensure colleges and universities meet the highest standards in education and are internationally recognized.
While not yet a rival to Singapore, Hong Kong, China or Singapore, Malaysia’s domestic universities are fast improving. Institutions of higher learning in Malaysia provide professional, career-focused education offering courses that are up-to-date and market relevant. Graduates from Malaysia have no problems finding employment back in their home country.

2. Ability to get foreign degree qualifications studying fully in Malaysia from countries like US, UK, Australia, Canada, etc. at a much lower cost.

International students who want a degree from developed countries like UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand can enroll in collaborative degree programs with reputable international universities such as the 2+1 programs or 3+0 programs which enable students to complete the entire foreign degree programs right here in Malaysia, and still be conferred with a degree from the partner university overseas. Alternatively, international students can study at foreign university branch campuses set up in Malaysia.

3. Multicultural Studying Environment

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic melting pot. Just half the population is Malay while almost a quarter is Chinese and over seven per cent is Indian. Whilst Malay is the official language of Malaysia, English is a recognised language and widely spoken. Such a setting is a great foundation for international students to make them feel at home in addition to having a sense of belonging. International students studying in Malaysia will get to experience of living in a plural and multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions throughout the world. Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, international students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.

4. Comfortable, peaceful and safe living in Malaysia

Malaysia is a politically sound and geographically safe country free from natural disasters. With its modern infrastructure and efficient transportation system, Malaysia makes a safe and comfortable place to live and study. The weather in Malaysia is sunny and rainy all year without extreme cold or hot weather conditions making the weather easily adaptable.

Tuition fees of accredited and high quality programmes in Malaysia are very reasonable and highly affordable. The cost of living is also very low. When studying in Malaysia, you will be spending on stuff like accommodation, public transport and laundry, which together make up the cost of living. A student can get by living comfortably for about RM10,000 a year (USD3,300). Furthermore the ringgit value is low compared to other currency and this gives students enormous savings while studying in Malaysia.

International students who want a degree from developed countries like UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand can enroll in collaborative degree programs with reputable international universities such as the 2+1 programs or 3+0 programs which enable students to complete the entire foreign degree programs right here in Malaysia, and still be conferred with a degree from the partner university overseas. Alternatively, international students can study at foreign university branch campuses set up in Malaysia.

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