Choose the Best Asian Study Abroad Destination: China or Malaysia

Door Kcmanjiri gepubliceerd op Wednesday 18 December 07:20

International student mobility has changed a lot over the past decade or so. It used to be the case that students from Asian countries flock to the West for higher education, but these tides are steadily turning.

Countries like the US, UK and Australia remain popular study abroad destinations, but as countries in Asia continue to develop and economies flourish, a number of universities on the continent are making names for themselves.

Studying in Asia has its benefits.

  • Cost of Living is Generally Lower
  • Cities are very Diverse
  • Weather is generally milder than other Continents

As the importance of global skills and international mindsets gain traction, studying in Asia can be a great way to leave your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a whole new culture.

Here are two rising study abroad destinations in Asia, China and Malaysia.

China: The Superpower

Study in China is a window to the world. China has established educational cooperation and exchange relations with 59 countries around the world and regions such as France, Great Britain, USA, Russia, etc. signed many mutual recognitions of academic’s degrees agreement. China is also home to many of world Fortune 500 companies that set up their headquarter or regional centre in order to gain footing in the world market share.

Benefits of Studying in China

  • China is home to world’s top-ranked Universities of the world that offer English taught courses
  • The gained qualifications from these universities are globally recognised and considered favourable by the employers across the globe
  • Being the world’s 2nd largest economy, seeking job after graduation is not a problem
  • Studying and living in China is comparatively cheaper than European Countries or the US
  • To attract international students The Chinese government is offering 40,000 scholarships at 277 institutions

The top and most common institutions located across China

  1. Nankai University           
  2. Raffles Design Institute (Campuses- Hefei, Shanghai and Langfang)
  3. China Campus Network: 28 Chinese Universities & Pathway
  4. Tsinghua University       
  5. Peking University
  6. Fudan University             
  7. Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  9. Tongji University
  10. Northwest University

Overall expenditure for an international student in China:

The education fees vary based on your chosen program, along with the level of study like bachelor's or master's.

Education Cost: Ranges between CNY 18,000 and CNY 63,400 per year


Malaysia: Demanding Educational Hub

With the top-notch education standards, Malaysia is rapidly developing into a hot favourite with international students. Its educational institutes are counted within the top 200 universities in the world. Thus, attracting the international students to study in Malaysia. As of now, there are 100,000+ international students from over 150 countries in Malaysia.

Benefits of studying in Malaysia

  • Global Standard of Education
  • Types of Programs available: Twinning programs and Branch Campus offered Programs
  • Opportunity to receive degrees from the UK, the USA and Australia
  • Straightforward Immigration Procedures
  • Pocket friendly study abroad destination
  • Always in need of Graduates

Few top Universities where International Students prefer going are:

  1. Swinburne University    
  2. Taylor's University          
  3. SEGi University Group (5 campus)            
  4. Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia Campus)          
  5. Westminster International College (Malaysia Campus)
  6. Manipal International University, Malaysia (only UG programs)  
  7. Sunway Le Cordon Bleu (Renowned hospitality school)  
  8. Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur

Overall expenditure for an international student in Malaysia:

There is a difference in tuition fees for different institutions but will be lower at one of the many public universities.

Education Cost: Around MYR 7,000 per year for a bachelor’s and around MYR 11,000 per year for Master’s.

Apart from the best countries to study abroad, China and Malaysia are gearing up too.

So, go ahead and decide which one is the best suitable for you.

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