Malaysia

WHY STUDY IN MALAYSIA?

Malaysia is a country of diversity. Malaysia is an integrated multicultural country. There is east Malaysia where most research programs are taken place in the greenery and in western Malaysia where the happening metropolitan cities are. The currency rate is much lower compared to most countries. International students are enrolled in a wide range of disciplines at every level of education, including short-term and professional courses, diplomas, bachelor degrees and other post-graduate studies such as masters degrees right through to doctoral degrees. They have a choice of studying in private schools, international schools, colleges, private universities, foreign universities branch campus and public universities. All courses and practical training are given to both local and international students.


Education System

Malaysia’s higher education studies has opened up, welcoming other well-known countries to affiliate in private institutions in Malaysia. This gives both local and international students an opportunity to gain a high-quality educational experience. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education monitors the quality assurance practices in all higher institutions nationwide. Therefore, the quality of education is assured. Malaysia as an alternate higher education spot for its reasonable cost. In Malaysia, one is able to obtain a foreign degree from universities in Australia, UK, Canada, US and New Zealand through twinning programmes and 3+0 degrees. malaysia education


Living accommodations

Malaysia’s living standards are comparatively low to other education related countries. The currency conversion is also an advantage to allow more western and the Middle East students to prefer Malaysia. Selected public and most private universities offer accommodations for international students. However, it’s advisable to check with your consultant before deciding. If you are looking to stay off-campus or in a prime area, the expense estimation varies depending on the type of residence and locations. In most cases, be prepared to allocate a deposit of 3.5 months for advance payment (being 2 months deposit, 1-month advance rental, 0.5 months for utility deposits).

There are many private hospitals and clinics that are internationally affiliated. Do check with your consultant as to which clinic entitles you for medical coverage.

The transport system in Malaysia is growing drastically. If you choose to live in the prime area, public transportation is vital. Therefore, most universities are well accessible either via public buses, commuters or LRT. Currently, there are more continual projects to improve the public transportation.

Accommodation:

The average monthly rental for a single room on a twin-sharing basis could be between RM 600, depending on the area, the type of accommodation and the facilities available.

Other Living Expenses in an average.
  • Groceries and eating out – RM 250 per fortnight
  • Phone and Internet – RM 80 per month
  • Public transport – RM 50 per week
  • Personal expenses – RM 50 per week
  • Entertainment – RM 100 per month


Visa Application

After receiving the admission letter from the university, the student may consult the Victories Educational Resources consultants on the visa application process and other services. We will also go through the immigration and arrival process with the student. There is a specific process for students under 18 years of age and for those for intend on taking the homestay program, which will be advised by our consultants. The good news is, Malaysia exempts visa requirements for anyone from the commonwealth and ASEAN countries (except Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Ghana, and Nigeria). If you are from any other countries besides the ones stated, do refer to this matter to your student consultant before proceeding with your visa application.


Other Benefits

Malaysia offers one of the best health care services. There are many private hospitals and clinics that are internationally affiliated. Do check with your university counselor if you are entitled to medical coverage. It’s advisable to do your personal research on the availability of clinics and hospitals nearby your residence in cases of emergency. The transport system in Malaysia is growing drastically. If you choose to live in the prime area, public transportation is vital. Therefore, most universities are well accessible either via public buses, commuters or LRT. Currently, there are more continual projects to improve the public transportation.