About Malaysia

Malaysia has two mainland areas (West Malaysia or Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia) separated by the South China Sea. Generally, in this part of the world, tropical climate is the norm, and warm weather is to be expected year-round.

The country gained its independence in 1957 and has since then become an economic and technological leader in the region. Its colorful history is seen in its government system, which is based on parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. It can also be seen in its religion. The country’s official religion is Islam, although freedom of religion or worship is given by the constitution, and so Christianity, Hinduism and other religions are also prominent.

Study in Malaysia

With captivating architecture, incredible natural attractions and rich culture, Malaysia attracts people from all over the world. Though most of them may visit the country as travelers, there are many who have chosen this beautiful country as a study destination.

The system and structure of tertiary education is run by the country’s Ministry of Education. Individuals who choose to study in Malaysia for higher education can take certificate, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

Why Study in Malaysia?

Located below Thailand, above Singapore and right by Indonesia, Malaysia is a prime study destination for students who want the chance to explore. The country itself offers many attractions, from its diving sites to its traditional villages. It is also an ideal study destination for individuals considering diversity. Malaysia is known as a country where people from all over Asia have come, making its culture and people incredibly diverse, also owing to the presence of various ethnic groups.

One of the most important factors, if not the most important, is the quality of education the country’s institutions can provide. Foreign institutions such as the University of Nottingham, Monash University, and the University of Reading have established international branch campuses in the country. A number of local universities are highly ranked in the QS World University Rankings, and there are many opportunities with the variety and number of courses and programs available.

Admission & Counseling Details

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In the Malaysia Three courses are being offered :

  1. Foundation
    This is 1- 2 Years Degree
  2. Bachelors
    This is 3 Years Degree
  3. Masters
    This is 1 – 2 Years Degree

The Approximated Cost of tuition per year in the Malaysia is:

  1. Foundation
    $4,000 – $5,000*
  2. Bachelors
    $5,000 – $7,000*
  3. Masters
    $5,000 – $7,000*

In the Malaysia three Sessions in a Year:

  1. January
    Apply by November
  2. May
    Apply by March
  3. September 
    Apply by July
  4. November
    Apply by September

Q:What is the Annual Cost of living?

Ans:$ 5000-7000per year*

Q:When do I need to apply?

Ans:One – Two months prior to the commencement of program.

Cost of Studying and Living in Malaysia

Another factor that makes Malaysia an ideal study destination is the low costs associated with taking up higher education in the country. Compared to other popular study abroad destinations such as the US, the UK and Australia, its fees for degree programs are generally less expensive at around USD 11,400 to USD 23,400 for the duration of study. Of course, these fees vary per institution, depending on whether they are state-run, private or foreign.

Cost of living is also quite cheap compared to other study destinations. A comfortable budget is around USD375 to USD500 a month, and this should take care of accommodation, food, household expenses, transportation, utilities, school material and other personal expenses.


Most international students coming to Malaysia can get a student pass in a very simple process. One can be issued upon arrival at immigration as long as the student has a valid travel document and an approval letter from the Malaysian Immigration Department. The application for the approval is done in advance through the educational institution offering admission.

Most international students coming to Malaysia can get a student pass in a very simple process. One can be issued upon arrival at immigration as long as the student has a valid travel document and an approval letter from the Malaysian Immigration Department. The application for the approval is done in advance through the educational institution offering admission.


The official language of the country is Bahasa Melayu, although international students will have no trouble communicating as English is widely used and spoken. Generally, it is taught as a second language in schools and is used as a medium of instruction in most private higher education institutions. Because of its varied communities, other languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese and Hindi are common in some areas.


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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital, is located in Peninsular Malaysia and is home to a population of over a million. It houses the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, the National Monument and the Central Market, making it a tourist hotspot. It is also quite famous for its shopping and retail outlets and events that have become quite popular with tourists. Universiti Malaya is located in this city. Aside from being one of the oldest universities in the country, it is also the highest ranked.


Also located on Peninsular Malaysia is Penang. Penang is comprised of two major areas, which are Penang Island and Seberang Perai. George Town, founded in the late 1700s by the British, is considered today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the area a top tourist destination. Another one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, Universiti Sains Malaysia, can be found here. Additionally, Penang is also home to a number of medical schools and colleges.

Johor Bahru

As one of the major commercial hubs in the country, Johor Bahru is also one of the fastest growing cities. It frequently receives tourists from neighboring Singapore and Indonesia. Like Kuala Lumpur, its retail outlets and shopping malls draw visitors from all over the region. Some institutions located in Johor Bahru include the University of Southampton, Raffles University and Newcastle University.

Top 6 Good reasons why you should study in Malaysia

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

A major part of Malaysia’s state investment in higher education is its growing partnerships with universities in other countries. Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia. For example, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Nottingham (UK), both of which are in the top 100 universities in the world, have branch campuses in Malaysia. KBU International College is partnered with Anglia Ruskin, Nottingham Trent and Sheffield Hallam universities in the UK.

In the southern Malaysia city of Johor, developers are building EduCity Iskandar, a giant international student village and campus shared by eight leading universities. Four are operational and the others will be completed by this year that is 2018. They will include the universities of Reading, Southampton and Newcastle (medicine) in the UK, the Netherlands’ Maritime Institute of Technology, Singapore’s private Raffles University and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts from the US.

An Olympic-sized swimming pool and14,000-seat sports stadium are among the impressive facilities the campus will boast when it is completed in 2018.

Easy Visa Procedures:

International students benefit from the easy and trouble-free immigration procedures as compared to many other countries which have tighter student immigration procedures


Established 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 Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education is a quality assurance body responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education. 

Need skilled graduates

 With certain industries on the rise and a growing economy, Malaysia is in need of skilled workers. Industry makes up a significant part of the country’s GDP with oil, gas and palm oil making leaps and bounds in the export markets. In addition, there is a particular demand for graduates in accounting, biotechnology and computer science sectors. This can create opportunity to make all important contacts to get your first step on the career ladder.

High Quality of Life and Cultural Diversity

Malaysia is a newly industrialized country where we have outpaced our developing counterparts. The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia with state-of-the-art health care and medical facilities, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, world-class university campus and facilities, and best expressway network in South East Asia.

English is a recognized 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. The global community allows for religious, cultural and social acceptance the fact that Studying at university is not solely an academic experience however; having the opportunity to appreciate the different facets, cultures and religions that make up the Malaysian identity is a learning curve in its own right.

Comparatively low expenditure of studying and living

The expenditure of studying and living in Malaysia is comparatively low to countries like Australia, US, UK, France, Canada, etc. as the Malaysian currency conversion is advantageous. For Example an undergraduate course at the UK Campus of the University of Nottingham would cost  £15,000-£ 18,000 the same course at the Malaysia campus would cost just under half as much (approximately £9,000-£11,000). The course is the same module content, has the same evaluation criteria and the same marking scheme which results in receiving the same degree with the same status, but at a significantly lower cost. Also take into consideration that the cost of living in Malaysia in comparison to that of the UK is considerably lower too which means your maintenance costs are less of a financial burden too. It’s a win-win situation.

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