6 reasons why international students love to study in Malaysia
Rapidly Improving Quality Higher Education
Malaysian universities are improving rapidly, and aren’t far behind universities that impart world-class education. Some of the universities rank among the world’s top 100 courses, all thanks to Malaysia’s education system and its focus on international standards.
Destination For International Degrees
Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia; both among the top 100 universities in the world and have branch campuses in Malaysia.
Job Opportunities For Students
International students studying in Malaysia are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week.
Lower Costs Of Studying & Living
The cost of studying and living in Malaysia for international students is comparatively lower than most western countries yet the degree has the same weightage, but at a significantly lower cost.
Those who shy away from the cold and rainy weather will love Malaysia’s year-round warm, sunny climate. Its warmest average temperature is 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit, while its coldest average temperature is 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit (yes, you read that right!).
Seamless Immigration Procedures
International students in Malaysia benefit from the easy and trouble-free immigration procedures as compared to other countries which have stricter student immigration procedures.
Unique & Diverse Culture
Welcoming all religions and races, Malays, Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups populate the nation, making for a rich cultural heritage, this makes Malaysia more congenial for international students.
No Language Barriers
A majority of the universities in Malaysia conduct their lectures in English. In addition to this, English is one of the languages most spoken in the country.
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Have questions on studying in Malaysia?
Check out the list of questions students frequently ask
Which are the top-ranked universities in Malaysia?
Malaysia has a number of public universities and a selection of private engineering institutions and universities. Additionally, the EduCity@Iskandar Project has seen leading international institutions from the UK, Australia and Singapore setting up campuses in Malaysia.
How much will it cost to study in Malaysia?
The cost varies as per the course and the university. A public university is likely to charge considerably lesser than a private university. For an idea of average costs, a four-year undergraduate engineering degree will cost around US$8,900 to US$14,300 at a private university in Malaysia.
Am I eligible for scholarships?
Scholarships for international students are available but limited and vary from institution to institution. Kindly contact us for more information on a partial scholarship.
What are the English language requirements?
This varies based on course and level of study. An IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduate programmes and 6.5 to 7.0 is usually considered sufficient for postgraduate programmes.
Am I supposed to undergo a health check-up in Malaysia?
Yes, as per Malaysian laws, within seven days of arrival in Malaysia, international students are supposed to undergo a detailed health check up at a pre-designated medical care centre. Students who join a public university can get this procedure done at the medical clinic located within their respective campuses. Students who do not complete this mandatory health check-up will have their Student Pass revoked. All international students are required to opt for a comprehensive medical insurance plan in addition to all this.
Can I open a local bank account?
Yes, you are advised to open a local bank account as soon as possible once you land in Malaysia. It is safe, simple and convenient. Your International Student Support Team at your university will help you with opening a bank account and signing up for medical insurance.
What are my accommodation options?
All leading universities offer accommodation options for their students either within the campus or at a close distance to the main university campus. Students are advised to apply well in advance to ensure that they secure university accommodation. Off-campus accommodation in the form of private student hostels and apartments are also available. There is something for every budget. Students choosing to live off campus are advised to secure accommodation that allows them to reach their university with ease.
Can I work while studying in Malaysia?
Yes, you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours a week during classes. International students cannot work as a cashier or in the entertainment industry. Specific job-roles as singers, dancers and masseurs in hotels and resorts are also not permitted.