Malaysia is a fascinating and enchanting nation of different races, cultures and religions, co-existing in harmony in a tropical paradise in the heart of Southeast Asia. Malaysia comprises two distinct land areas, West Malaysia and East Malaysia. East Malaysia consists of a federal territory and two large states, namely Sabah and Sarawak, which occupy the north of Borneo Island. West Malaysia consists of 11 states and 2 federal territories.
The country is 8 hours ahead of the GMT and 16 hours ahead of the US Pacific Standard Time. The climate is warm and humid throughout the year. Malaysia is a physically blessed country which does not experience drastic weather changes or natural calamities. Temperatures are around 30oC during the day and 22oC at night. Light, cotton, cool and casual clothing is recommended all year round.
Malaysia is known as Asia's food paradise. A place to have huge varieties of cuisines which includes vegetarian to western.
The local currency in Ringgit 1 RM = INR 14. Malaysia is largest exporter in world for manufactured products like electrical goods, natural gas, rubber etc.
Malaysia has become a very knowledge based society with high tech infrastructure and major International IT development.
|Area||330,803 sq km|
There are over 700 private higher educational institutions and Universities in Malaysia. Many American and British Universities have set up their campuses in Malaysia for Malaysian as well as international students who wish to study in Malaysia at a lower cost.
All these universities and courses are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. All courses approved by a country's Ministry of Higher Education stand approved by any other country's Ministry of Higher Education world-wide.
In the Malaysian education structure, there are six categories of educational institutions which are governed by two Ministries, namely:
International schools and expatriate schools International schools follow an international curriculum and use English as its medium of instruction while expatriate schools follow the national educational system of other countries using the respective national language of these countries as the medium of instruction.
There are 3 intakes throughout the year.
Some of the universities and institutions in Malaysia are as follows
The Malaysian Government offers the following scholarships to international students.
Another attraction for international students to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living. The total cost of expenditure for accommodation is reasonable. The average monthly rental for a single room per student is between RM300-RM450. Other expenses such as food, transportation, etc are estimated between RM700-RM950 per month. The average total cost of living will range from RM 12000 to RM17000 per year.
All applications for student passes for international students are done through Malaysian educational institutions.