Studying in Malaysia

Introduction

Malaysia has grown tremendously over the years since her independence on 31 August 1957. Malaysia has experienced a steady economic progression and rapid infrastructural development of which Malaysians are truly 
proud of.

The Malaysian educational sector has always been responsive to the nation’s developing needs. In fact, Malaysia 
has a market-sensitive Higher Education System which takes up the challenges of globalization by changing not only the content of curriculum and programmes but also more importantly their delivery systems.

Local Information

Study Entry Level
Depending on the entry level you are planning for such as primary, secondary, diploma, post diploma, graduate or 
post graduate, Malaysia offers you a wide array of opportunities.

Profile Of The School/College/University
Before selecting the place of study, it is important for you to be equipped with the knowledge of the profile of the institution of learning.

Programmes/Courses
There is a variety of programmes / courses to select from, depending on what entry level you are looking at. It is 
important that you select the correct institution for the programme/ course you are planning to register for.

Facilities
It is important to look out for various facilities which are required to support students in their course of study, such as comfortable lecture halls / class rooms, well equipped laboratories, library with sufficient updated books for research, computer and/or multimedia facilities, gymnasium and canteen/cafe.

Student Services and Activities
In case you place emphasis in the area of student services and activities to ensure that students’ social and extra-
curricular needs are not neglected, remember to look out for institutions which cater for this area too.

Preparing For Studies In Malaysia
Moving abroad to a new place to study requires considerable preparation – and not just for the course and institution.

Some points to consider:

It is important for international students to note that they are only allowed to study in higher educational institutions 
which the:

  • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia grants approvals to such institutions to conduct courses of study, and
  • Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia grants approvals to such institutions to recruit international students.

 

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