With more than 30 years of experience in international education, our unique well structured higher education system offers YOU the opportunity to pursue an international qualification at a competitive rate. You can choose from US, UK, Australian or Malaysian academic qualifications designed with flexibility and affordability in mind.
At the beginning of 2010, there were more than 80,000 international students from more than 100 countries pursuing courses ranging from diplomas, English language course, degree to PhDs at private higher educational institutions, public universities and foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia. The confidence of students across the globe in choosing Malaysia as an international education destination is evident.
Malaysia is the preferred destination of students from around the globe because, Malaysia Offers a Wide Range of Internationally Recognition Qualifications via:
Malaysia is a pioneer in this region in the development and promotion of transnational bachelor's degree programme. Since the early 1980s, Malaysia has collaborated with reputable universities from countries like the UKthe US, New Zealand and Australia for internationally recognized qualifications.
Unique bachelor's degree programmes such as "2+1" twinning degrees and "3+0" degrees offer international students an extensive range of study options that meet their budget and academic needs. Further, students can use this opportunity to experience life as a student in an Asian as well as western setting.
A foreign bachelor's degree programme is an extension of a twinning programme. Under a 3+0 arrangement, bachelor's degree programmes from leading foreign universities are conducted by private higher educational institutions in Malaysia so that students are able to complete their course entirely in Malaysia.
Since 1998, many established Malaysian private institutions of higher learning have gained the confidence and trust from universities in countries like the UK, Australia, France and the US to allow them to conduct the entire foreign university degree programme in Malaysia. The qualification from these programmes will be awarded by the partner universities. Upon graduation, students can easily pursue their master's degree at the partner university overseas.
An example of tuition fees for a 3 years UK engineering degree in Malaysia is about USD 16,000 as compared to USD 45,000 in the UK.
Currently, four international reputable universities such as the Monash University from Australia and the University of Nottingham from the UK have set up their branch campuses in Malaysia to offer bachelor and postgraduate degrees that are identical to that of their main campus overseas.
By enrolling at any these branch campuses located in Malaysia, you will pay lower tuition fees but will also have the opportunity to spend one or more semesters at the main campus overseas. For example, the tuition fee of a 3 years UK engineering degree is about USD11,600 per year at the Malaysia branch campus as compared to Euro14,500 ( USD 21,700) per year at the UK main campus.
The cost of living for international students studying in Malaysia could be as low as RM12,000 per annum which is approximately USD3,750. As such, the affordable cost of living cost combined with the cheaper tuition fee result in great savings when you choose to study in Malaysia.
The city of Kuala Lumpur offers you a high quality lifestyle at a lower cost compared to many other metropolitan cities in the world. Kuala Lumpur city was rated among the least expensive cities in the world by EXA International in its 2010 survey.
English is used as the primary medium of instruction for all courses conducted at private higher educational institutions. Postgraduate programmes at public universities are in English, which is the second language in Malaysia.
Malaysia is an excellent place for international students from non-English speaking countries to learn English.
English is widely spoken and studying in Malaysia will help students improve their English.
Malaysia is committed to providing quality education. The stringent internal assurance by the universities as well as the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007 (replacing the National Accreditation Board Act 1996) and Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996 will ensure is of high standard.
The Malaysia Immigration Department has a simple and hassle free system for international students to gain entry into Malaysia. Obtaining a visa and a student pass for fulltime study in Malaysia is a quick and easy process.
Students can also apply to bring along their spouse or family members while they are studying here.
Malaysia is a politically stable and safe country. The country enjoys a tropical climate which is warm and humid throughout the year and is also geographically-safe from major natural disasters.
Besides their academic education, international students will also have the chance to learn about the rich and diverse culture in Malaysia. The multicultural society of Malaysia that and religions living harmoniously is a fine example of a country that promote peace and prosperity. The people of Malaysia are warm, friendly and accommodating – international students will find that they fill fit in to the lifestyle here easily.
Malaysia has years of experience with international students. Thus, most of the private higher educational institutions, English language schools and public universities have the experience to provide you with the qualification you seek in a conducive learning environment.
The International Student Offices in these institutions are accustomed to working with foreign student of various ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds. Therefore, international students are assured of support and attention during their studies here. By studying in Malaysia, international student will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet demands of a global market as well as enjoy a comfortable and an enriching stay in Malaysia.