Malaysia is a country that has proven to be an ideal destination for international students’ times without number. Students all over the world have chosen Malaysia to study because of the high quality of education offered and low educational cost expenses. It is interesting to note that Malaysia ranks 11th in the world in terms of the number of foreign students in Malaysia. Malaysia also ranks second to Singapore in terms of political stability in the Southeast Asian region so students schooling are not affected by instabilities affecting the country. Malaysia has been tested and trusted as an affordable alternative to studying in Australia, Great Britain or the United States while providing a high quality of education that cuts across all disciplines.
The cost of studying in Malaysia
Studying in Malaysia is comparatively affordable for both foreign and international students. The averagetuition cost charges for Bachelors and Masters Courses is an approximate of RM 15,000 ($4000) per study year. Students may also be given a tuition fee waiver based on budgetary conditions or academic performance. We advise that you contact your college in Malaysia to ascertain whether you qualify for a tuition fee waiver.
In the event that you are applying for an undergraduate program, you ought to have a substantial school leaving certificate that qualifies you for an advanced education study in your country. This will qualify you to study in Malaysia. For Masters Programs, a bachelor college degree certificate from a reputable university is generally required, and for PhD, a Master’s degree result.
While Malaysia is a multilingual nation, studies are generally taught in English and as an applicant to study in Malaysia, you will be required to present a Test of English result to ascertain your level of command of English.
It is preferable to apply to Malaysian universities with these date periods in mind:
Mid April to mid-May: During this period, students can contact the Malaysian embassy or consulate in their nations of origin to get a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability and pre-apply for their preferred program.
August: students get a notice on whether they have been admitted to the chosen study program and the correct date to take the Malaysian language exam and any extra exam in the event of competitive courses with less studies places.
September: students take the Malaysian language exam and any extra exam if necessary.
Malaysian Student Visa Application Procedure
You need the following to apply for a Malaysian student visa
- Completed student visa application to the Malaysian Embassy
- Admission offer letter from your university of choice
- Two passport photographs
- Two colored photocopies of your passport
- Transcripts of all academic records
- Proof of full-time course of study approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs
- Bank statement as proof of financial capability
- Health certificate as Bill of Good Health
- Evidence of security
- Students must show their approval letter on demand
Mode of Application to a Malaysian University
The mode of application to a Malaysian university varies from university to university. It is advised to send an email to your university of choice before the outline intake periods to begin application.
List of Universities in Malaysia
Asia e University
Allianze University College of Medical Sciences
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation
Brickfields Asia College
Berjaya University College of Hospitality
Binary University College of Management and Entrepreneurship
Curtin University of Technology
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance
International Medical University
International University College Of Technology Twintech
Insaniah University College
Industrial University of Selangor
KBU University College
KDU University College
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Linton University College
Lincoln University College
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Melaka Manipal Medical College
Malaysia Theological Seminary
Malaysia University of Science and Technology
Management and Science University
Open University Malaysia
Penang Medical College
Petronas University of Technology
Putra Intelek International College
Swinburne University of Technology
Selangor International Islamic University College
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Tun Abdul Razak University
TATI University College
Tunku Abdul Rahman University
Twintech University College of Technology
University of Kuala Lumpur
University of Nottingham
Unitar International University
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
UniversitiPertahanan Nasional Malaysia
UniversitiPendidikan Sultan Idris
Universiti Putra Malaysia
UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia
UniversitiTun Hussein Onn Malaysia
UniversitiTeknikal Malaysia Melaka
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Wawasan Open University
It is normal to experience culture shock as a foreign student living in Malaysia for the first time. This should not be ignored but rather embraced as it can graduate from an experience to a favorite memory.
Malaysia has effective rail links and due to the advent of technology, ridesharing apps like Uber or MyTeksi/GrabTaxi are popularly used and heavily relied on in the city of Kuala Lumpur because of ease of use (it’s rare to find public buses after 9pm).
Living in Malaysia is reasonably affordable and varies from city to city. For instance, visitor regions and principal urban areas, an average of RM1000 to RM1500 per month can cater for daily costs like feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc.
Studying in Malaysia has proven to be a great choice for students all over the world. International students will find the affordable tuition fees and low cost of living more beneficial to them as compared to studying in other countries. There are a variety of programs to choose from pre-university foundation programs to twinning degree programs (where two degrees are combined), 3+0 degree programs, foreign university degree programs and postgraduate degree programs. International students are also allowed to work part-time to supplement their pocket money.
If you want to find out more about how to gain admission and study in Malaysia, contact us today