Malaysia: The Cost-Effective Country for Higher Education

Door Kcmanjiri gepubliceerd op Saturday 15 February 06:27

Malaysia is a country of diversity. A wide variety of courses is offered by Malaysian colleges and universities. Malaysian Universities are a combination of 20 publicly funded and 47 private institutions offering internationally recognized courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Malaysian higher education system is ranked by QS as the 25th strongest in the world, which also included 13 Malaysian universities in its 2019 global league table making in favorable for International Students to study in Malaysia.

Benefits of studying in Malaysia

  • Multicultural Environment- students get to know various people from different religion and culture
  • International standard of education
  • Twinning programmes and programmes
  • Degrees from UK, the USA and Australia
  • Straightforward immigration procedures
  • Affordable study destination
  • Need for good graduates
  • Malaysia ranks 29th on the list of most peaceful country in the world out of a list of 163 countries as per Global Peace Index

Education system in Malaysia

The Malaysian Ministry of Education governs the higher education system. There are two types of institutions: Colleges and Universities. Malaysia is also well known for being home to branch campuses of Studies Overseas Institutions at affordable tuition rates. Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University of Technology, University of Nottingham, Raffles Design Institute and SAE Institute are a few examples.

Colleges: They are independent institutions, and they do not have any university statuses. To transit into the university level of education is the role of college thus offering undergraduate degrees or bridge courses for students.

Universities: Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are offered by many universities in Malaysia. The branch campuses of popular study destinations like the UK, Australia and Ireland are in Malaysia. The degrees and programs do not have any difference be it parent or branch campus but at an affordable cost.

Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Business, Economics, Commerce, Information Technology are the fields in which undergraduate and postgraduate programs are offered.


Check out the top Universities preferred by International Students:

  • University of Nottingham
  • Swinburne University    
  • Taylor's University          
  • SEGi University Group (5 campuses)            
  • Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia Campus)          
  • Westminster International College (Malaysia Campus)
  • Manipal International University, Malaysia (only UG programs)  
  • Sunway Le Cordon Bleu (Renowned hospitality school)  
  • Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur


Cost of Studying and Living in Malaysia

The tuition fees are lower at public universities and the overall tuition fees at the universities vary with an average, of MYR 7,000 per year for a bachelor’s degree and around MYR 11,000 per year for Master’s degrees. The tuition fees for Private and foreign institutions is higher, especially for professional subjects such as medicine. In comparison with the other tourist destinations like America and the UK, the cost of living in Malaysia is low. It is recommended that you budget for between MYR 13,000 and MYR 20,000 per year.

Keeping this overview of higher education in Malaysia, you can visit the Best Overseas Education Consultants to gain thorough knowledge about the entire study process in Malaysia.

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