Malaysia is a beautiful, friendly & culturally rich country located in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions- Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.
The weather in Malaysia is sunny and rainy all year round without extreme cold or hot weather conditions which makes it an attractive country to live in.
Asia's Emerging Higher Education Hub
Malaysia is becoming an increasingly popular place to attain a tertiary education.
The quality of educational institutions is managed & monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysians Qualifications Agency (MQA) act 2007. The Ministry has a vision to turn Malaysia into a centre of excellence for higher education in the ASEAN region.
MQA’s role includes providing guidelines & closely monitoring institutions to ensure that standards in education are met.
Although malay is the national language, english is widely used for daily communication and is a compulsory subject in primary & secondary school. Degree courses are also conducted in english at private institutions.
The diversity & different ethnic groups of malaysian society has put into place the wide use of many other languages and dialects such as mandarin, cantonese, hokkien, tamil and other indigenous languages. This gives international students a fantastic opportunity to experience a slice of asia whilst still allowing ease of communication to get around daily.
Low Living Cost & Tuition Fees
The tuition fees & living costs of studying in Malaysia are very reasonable & highly affordable compared to countries like Australia, UK & US largely due to the currency conversion.
Multi-ethnic Nation with Diverse Culture
International students benefit from the experience of studying in Malaysia through the exposure of the different cultures and traditions of a multiracial country.
Safety not a Concern
Malaysia is one of the safest and politically stable countries in the world with a relatively low crime rate. As of 2018 according to GPI, Malaysia is ranked 25th most peaceful country in the world. The country itself is also located in a geographically safe zone free from all sorts of natural disasters
Destination for Foreign Degree Qualifications
Apart from local courses, Malaysia offers international and local students foreign degree qualifications from Australian, US, UK, French & Canadian degrees through twinning or 3+0 programmes. 3+0 programmes enable students to complete their entire degree program in Malaysia and still be conferred a foreign qualification from partner universities.
Malaysia’s higher education industry has grown tremendously and the country is fast becoming a preferred country for foreign investments. Many foreign universities such as Monash University, The University of Nottingham & Curtin University have already established campuses in Malaysia with more expected to come in the future.
Quality of Life
The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia.
Malaysia is also a foodies’ paradise with a great variety of cuisines catering to both halal and non-halal due to the various races of the local population.
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For travel Enthusiasts
With the numerous perks as mentioned, it is no surprise that Malaysia is amongst the top destinations worldwide for international students.
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