Study in Malaysia

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1. Rapidly Improving Higher Education Quality

Malaysian universities are fast improving and aren’t far behind universities that provide world-class education, although not being on par with those in other Asian countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore. Because of Malaysia’s education system and emphasis on international standards, certain universities offer courses in computer science and engineering that are among the top 100 in the world. The Ministry of Higher Education, which aspires to make Malaysia a Center of Excellence for Higher Education, keeps a watchful eye on educational standards.

2. International Degree Destination

Malaysia’s expanding relationships with institutions in other nations account for a significant portion of the country’s higher education investment. Many international universities, particularly those in Australia and the United Kingdom, have campuses in Malaysia. Monash University in Australia and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, both among the world’s top 100 institutions, have branch campuses in Malaysia. KBU International College in Malaysia has partnered with Anglia Ruskin, Nottingham Trent, and Sheffield Hallam universities in the United Kingdom.

EduCity Iskandar, a massive international student community and campus shared by eight leading universities, is located in Johor, Malaysia. Four are currently functioning, with the remaining four to be completed this year. Reading, Southampton, and Newcastle (medical) universities in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands’ Maritime Institute of Technology, Singapore’s private Raffles University, and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in the United States will be among them. The goal of this education hub is to deliver world-class higher education to the Asean region’s heart. 

Now, Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia is the first Indonesian University established in the Malaysia and international.

3. Lower Studying and Living Costs

Malaysia has lower study and living costs than nations such as Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. An undergraduate course at the University of Nottingham’s UK campus costs £13,470, but the same course in the Malaysia campus costs MYR 39,990 (about £7,000). The course has the same module content, evaluation criteria, and marking scheme as the previous one. As a result, the degree has the same weight as one earned on a UK campus, but at a much lesser cost. Furthermore, the cost of living in Malaysia is significantly cheaper, easing your financial stress. For overseas students, it’s a win-win situation because they can live comfortably for roughly MYR 1,100 per month. (This includes food, lodging, and other day-to-day expenses.) Compare the costs of living and studying in Malaysia to those in other countries in this table.

4. Student Employment Opportunities

International students studying in Malaysia are permitted to work 20 hours a week part-time. Students are encouraged to work in convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, motels, and gas stations. Students, on the other hand, are not permitted to work as cashiers, singers, masseurs, musicians, or other similar positions.

After completing higher school, job opportunities expand. Here are a few popular courses that provide a student an edge over the competition when it comes to employability, according to the Critical Occupation List (COL) 2016/2017 by TalentCorp and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA).

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) –  Systems analyst, software developer, database analyst, network analyst, technical helpdesk analyst and test engineer
  • Business Management – Sales manager, marketing manager, management consultant and human resource manager
  • Finance – Research analyst, corporate finance adviser, financial planner and finance executive
  • Accounting – Auditor, tax consultant, financial controller, management accountant and GST specialist
  • Communications – Communications manager, producer, scriptwriter and customer service manager
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Logistics manager, supply manager, warehouse manager, distribution manager and procurement officer
  • Graphic Design and Multimedia – Web designer, graphic designer and 3D artist

5. Transparent Immigration Procedures

In comparison to other nations with tougher student immigration procedures, international students in Malaysia benefit from uncomplicated and trouble-free immigration procedures.

6. Safety is not an issue

Malaysia is one of the world’s safest and most politically stable countries, having a low crime rate. Malaysia’s weather is bright and rainy throughout the year, with no extremes of cold or heat, making it easy to adjust to. Malaysia was named 19th most tranquil country out of 153 countries in a 2011 poll.

7. Diverse and Unique Culture

Malaysians are generally warm, accommodating, and like socialising. The country is a diverse mix of individuals from all over the world, with a diverse range of ideologies. Malaysia is become more welcoming to international students.

8. There are no language barriers

The most widely spoken languages in the country are Malay and English. Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil are among the numerous languages and dialects spoken in the country. The majority of Malaysian universities hold their lectures in English. As a result, overseas students will have an easier time understanding the lectures. Additionally, many language centres and higher education institutions provide basic English courses for those who are not fluent in the language.

Wanderlust Is For Travel Lovers

Malaysia was the 9th most visited country in the world in 2010. That was for a cause, after all. Traveling in this pleasant, gorgeous, and culturally diverse country is significantly less expensive than you may think. This place provides excellent value for money. The astonishing range of attractions and free-time activities in Kuala Lumpur’s exciting metropolitan area, as well as natural beauties such as Langkawi, Taman Negara, and Cameron Highlands, assure that you will never be bored.

10. A Foodie’s Dream

Malaysia, with its numerous cultures coexisting, is a foodie’s paradise, with a wide range of foods to choose from. In Malaysia, both Halal and non-Halal meals are readily accessible. Penang, Malaysia’s street food centre, offers traditional Malay cuisine as well as Chinese and Indian fast food.