Study in Malaysia
Malaysia is a beautiful and diverse country with a lot to offer for students, tourists and expats alike. The country has developed enormously in the past 50 years. It is a politically stable country and it is geographically free from natural disasters.
The capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is swarmed with luxurious buildings, modern rail transit system and a fantastic culinary experience for all. Weather wise, Malaysia is a tropical destination with temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 throughout the year. The population of Malaysia comprises of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and a better understanding of different cultures. Malaysia also offers amazing islands as well as highland getaways.
Malaysia’s law allows holders of student pass to work while studying. This enables students to support their living and earn for travelling, living and leisure activities. Students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Tuition fees in Malaysia is affordable and highly reasonable. A student can live comfortably for USD 2000 per year. For students choosing to study in Malaysia, we ensure that we only work with education providers that offer a high standard of academic achievement.
Student support is offered constantly and feedback is taken on a regular basis. Malaysian institutes have strong partnerships with global industries and organisations. This helps students find good internship opportunities and suitable employment after graduation.
MALAYSIAN EDUCATION FACTS
According to UNESCO, Malaysia is in the top ten preferred study abroad destinations in the world.
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Can I find a job in Malaysia after my studies?
There are many job opportunities especially in research and development in pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology. So, one need not worry about job opportunities in Malaysia after pursuing education.
Can I open a local bank account?
Yes, you are advised to open a local bank account as soon as possible once you land in Malaysia. It is safe, simple, and convenient. Your International Student Support Team at your university will help you with opening a bank account and signing up for medical insurance.
Am I eligible for scholarships?
Scholarships for international students are limited and vary from institution to institution. Students should contact their university for more information on scholarships.
Can I work while studying in Malaysia?
Yes, you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours a week during classes. International students cannot work as a cashier or in the entertainment industry. Specific job-roles as singers, dancers and masseurs in hotels and resorts are also not permitted.
Will I get medical insurance coverage?
All international students are required to opt for a comprehensive medical insurance plan. Most universities have partnerships with private insurance companies and offer students attractive medical insurance packages.
What are my accommodation options?
All leading universities offer accommodation options for their students either within the campus or at a close distance to the main university campus. Students are advised to apply well in advance to ensure that they secure university accommodation. Off-campus accommodation in the form of private student hostels and apartments are also available. There is something for every budget. Students choosing to live off campus are advised to secure accommodation that allows them to reach their university with ease.
Am I supposed to undergo a health check-up in Malaysia?
Yes, as per Malaysian laws, within seven days of arrival in Malaysia, international students are supposed to undergo a detailed health check-up at a pre-designated medical care center. Students who join a public university can get this procedure done at the medical clinic located within their respective campuses. Students who do not complete this mandatory health check-up will have their Student Pass revoked.
Why Choose Malaysia?
- A strong educational system with the medium of instruction is English.
- Technology, engineering, science, biotechnology, and medicine are traditional areas of strength.
- Warm and friendly people welcome international students.
- A strong community of expatriate Indians. A lot of migrants in South India have settled down in Malaysia.
- The cost of living and fees is lesser when compared to the USA, UK, or Australia.
- Significant investments have been made in creating EduCity@Iskandar – a world-class educational hub.
- Kuala Lumpur is well-connected by flights to most Indian cities.
- Malaysia is the “Gateway to Asia” and offers many quick tourist getaways.
Studying in Malaysia as an international student has been simplified with the establishment of “Education Malaysia Global Services”. Popularly known as EMGS, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. EMGS manages student applications that are forwarded by universities and colleges to EMGS and EMGS examines all applications and grants visas and the all-important Student Pass.
The cost varies as per the course and the university. A public university is likely to charge considerably lesser than a private university. For an idea of average costs, a four-year undergraduate engineering degree will cost around US$12,900 to US$14,300 at a private university in Malaysia. Prospective students are advised to visit the “Education Malaysia” website for more information on fees and cost of living in Malaysia.
What is the iKad?
The “iKad” is a government-issued identity card designed specifically for international students.
Each iKad contains the following information:
- Student Photograph
- Passport Number
- Nationality of the student
- Institution Name where the student is studying
- Duration of the Student Pass
A charge of RM50 is collected for issuing the iKad.
What are the English language requirements?
This varies based on course and level of study. An IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduate programs and 6.5 to 7.0 is usually considered sufficient for postgraduate programs. Students are advised to contact the university where they plan to study for more information regarding English language requirements.