Fact Sheet Malaysia

Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
Largest City: Putrajaya
Population: 8,334,135
Official Languages: Malaysian, English
Currency: Ringgit (RM)
High Quality Education:
All educational institutions in Malaysia are closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) through quality control authority such as Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and appropriate legislation such as the Education Act 1996, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007.
Why study in Malaysia:
With more than 30 years of experience in international education, Malaysia’s unique well structured higher education system offers the opportunity to pursue an international qualification at a competitive rate. You can choose from US, UK, Australian or Malaysian academic qualifications designed with flexibility and affordability in mind. In the 2012 QS World University Rankings, 14 Malaysian universities featured in the Top 300.
Intakes: January/February, May, September.
When to apply: At least 3 months prior to the course commencement date.
Tuition Fee: Foundation/diploma programs: RM9000 to RM11,000 (USD3000 to USD3500) per year.
Degree programs (3-4 years): RM12,000 to RM15,500 (USD4000 to USD5000) per year
Postgraduate programs: RM30,500 to RM46,000 (USD10,000 to USD15,000) for the entire program.
Accommodation Cost: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) estimates the cost of living for students to range from RM12,000 to RM17,000 (USD3800 to USD5400) per year. This amount includes food, accommodation and transport.
Ease of Obtaining a Visa:
The Malaysian Government policy, through the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the support of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, is to encourage international students to study in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. As such, it has introduced simplified and hassle-free entry procedures. Applicants simply have to meet minimum visa requirements and show evidence of their ability to finance their studies and living expenses in Malaysia.