Why Study In Malaysia?
Updated: Apr 26, 2019
The Top 10 Reasons To Study In Malaysia
Explore Malaysia, experience a new culture, dive into a world-class education – and prepare for your global future. Nothing beats the immersive international experience you will receive while studying in Malaysia.
Malaysian universities impart world-class education. Some of the universities offer courses in computer science and engineering that rank among the world’s top 100 courses. 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.
In Malaysia, international and local students are able to get foreign degree qualifications from universities in Australia, US, UK, France, Canada, etc. Many highly- ranked international universities have branch campuses in Malaysia. University of Wallongong Austrailia,which is ranked among top 2% uinversities, have a branch campus in Malaysia. Many Malaysian Universities have strategic partnerships with some leading universities in the world to give you the edge you need to succeed. For example Inti Internationally University offers degrees from Coventry University which is ranked #12 among UK universities in 2018, and University of Hertfordshire which is UK's leading business university.
The cost of studying and living in Malaysia is comparatively lower than countries such as Australia, the US, the UK, France, Canada, etc. While an undergraduate course at the UK Campus of the University of Nottingham would cost £13,470, the same course at the Malaysia campus would cost approximately £7,000. The course has the same module content, has the same evaluation criteria and the same marking scheme. Hence, the degree has the same weightage as the one from the UK campus, but at a significantly lower cost. Besides, the cost of living in Malaysia is considerably lower as well, which eases your financial burden. It’s a win-win situation for international students as they can live comfortably at a cost of about $300 a month. (This includes food, accommodation, and other daily expenses). Check out this table that compares living and studying costs in Malaysia with other countries.
International students benefit from the easy and trouble-free immigration procedures as compared to many other countries. For more information on immigration procedures and visa application, refer to our “How to Enrol” section under Studying in Malaysia.
The 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI) ranked Malaysia as the 25th most peaceful country in the world. In the Asia-Pacific region, Malaysia is the 5th most peaceful country.
With the many races and cultures living together in Malaysia, this country is a food heaven with a great variety of cuisines. Both Halal and non-Halal food are widely available in Malaysia.
Malaysia is a friendly, beautiful and culturally rich country - One that’s extremely good value for money to travel in. It’s modern enough to be comfortable yet full of natural beauty. Malaysia has an impressive variety of microcosms ranging from the space-age high-rise buildings of Kuala Lumpur to the world’s largest single cave chamber in Sarawak’s extraordinary Gunung Mulu National Park and Sabah's Sipadan Island which is known as one of the top destinations for diving in the world. In 2010, Malaysia was ranked no.9 most visited country in the world.
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. There are three major races in Malaysia namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians together with other ethnic minorities. Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, international students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.