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Study in Malaysia
Malaysia’s international education sector has grown tremendously in the last decade and the country is fast becoming a centre of educational excellence in South East Asia. Malaysia is currently the world’s 11th most preferred study abroad destination. According to UNESCO, Malaysia has captured a 2% market share of international students in the fast growing private education sector. Malaysia currently has more than 80,000 international students from more than 100 countries.
In addition, Malaysia is becoming a preferred country for foreign investment in the higher education sector. There are many foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia at present and more are expected to be established in the near future.
Malaysia consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea: the peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula bordered by Thailand on the north and Singapore in south, and Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) located on the northern part of the island of Borneo in the South China Sea, bordering Indonesia and surrounding the Sultanate of Brunei. The country shares also maritime borders with the Philippines and Vietnam.
Malaysia covers a total area of 329,847 km², making it slightly larger than Norway, or slightly larger than the U.S. state of New Mexico. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
Almost a quarter of a century ago, Malaysia announced its Vision 2020, an ambitous plan to become a self-sufficient industrialised nation by the year 2020. One of its goals was to provide world-class education and, with six years to go, it is fast becoming a thriving hub for domestic and international students alike.
As well as boasting a vibrant economy, political stability, stunning landscapes and a unique brand of multiculturism, the reputation of its domestic universities is on the up. But what really makes the country stand out is its partnerships with leading universities around the world, many of which have branch campuses in Malaysia. If Malaysia wasn’t on your map as a potential place to study, here are six reasons why you should put it there.
Obtain a US, UK and Australian degree
A major part of Malaysia’s state investment in higher education is its growing partnerships with universities in other countries. Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia. For example, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Nottingham (UK), both of which are in the top 100 universities in the world, have branch campuses in Malaysia. KBU International College is partnered with Anglia Ruskin, Nottingham Trent and Sheffield Hallam universities in the UK.
In the southern Malaysia city of Johor, developers are building EduCity Iskandar, a giant international student village and campus shared by eight leading universities. Four are operational and the others will be completed by the year 2018. They will include the universities of Reading, Southampton and Newcastle (medicine) in the UK, the Netherlands’ Maritime Institute of Technology, Singapore’s private Raffles University and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts from the US. An Olympic-sized swimming pool and14,000-seat sports stadium are among the impressive facilities the campus will boast when it is completed in 2018.
Low cost tuition fees
While an undergraduate course at the UK Campus of the University of Nottingham would cost £13,470, the same course at the Malaysia campus would cost just under half as much (39,990MYR/ approximately £7,000). The course is the same module content, has the same evaluation criteria and the same marking scheme which results in receiving the same degree with the same status, but at a significantly lower cost. Also take into consideration that the cost of living in Malysia in comparision to that of the UK is considerably lower too which means your maintenance costs are less of a financial burden too. It’s a win-win situation.
Skilled worker opportunity
With certain industries on the rise and a growing economy, Malaysia is in need of skilled workers. Industry makes up a significant part of the country’s GDP with oil, gas and palm oil making leaps and bounds in the export markets. In addition, there is a particular demand for graduates in accounting, biotechnology and computer science sectors. Being able to witness the development of these industries will keep you ahead of the game as well as to having the opportunity to network to make the all-important contacts to get your first step on the career ladder.
We are committed to helping Students get admission into Malaysian Universities and Colleges. Although many students desire to study in Malaysia, they are not equipped with enough information of the requirements, institutions and how to obtain the visa. This is our job and we will guide you all the way.
We want to help you figure out the application process! Contact us directly to assist your entire application process.
• Monash University, Malaysia
• Herrotwatt University, Malaysia
• Curtin University, Malaysia
• Swinburne University of Technology
• University of Nottingham, Malaysia
• Multimedia University
• Taylor’s University
• Mahsa University
• Limkokwing University
• UCSI University
• RMIT University
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