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STUDY IN MALAYSIA : Students Most Preferable Destination of All Time

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Why Study in MALAYSIA: The Only Education You Need

What would it mean to have an Malaysian university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the Malaysia?

Among the innumerable options available to students in the choice of destination and universities, Malaysia could also be considered as one of the best options for international students who are expecting a world class education in a safe and peaceful environment.

The language of instruction is English and the cost of education is much cheaper when compared even to its neighboring country Singapore. There are hundreds of universities and colleges, most of them are centered in the capital city of kaulalumpur. The courses offered are in plenty , catering to the interest of the students and also for the growing economy of Malaysia.

Malaysia is a mixture of culture and traditions, with almost 60% of the country is occupied by the Malays, almost 30 % by the Chinese and around 8% by the Indians. Located in a tropical climate , Malaysia not only has a breath taking beautiful environment , but also a city of modern sky scrapers.

The standard of education in Malaysia is well maintained by the Malaysian education ministers through their constant quality checks, and , an under grad degree from Malaysia is easily accepted in any university in the world for higher studies. Apart from Malaysia being an multicultural, multilingual environment, English is spoken widely and the language of instruction is also English.

The Malaysian education system has a primary education, starting at age 6 or 7, for 6 yrs , up to age 12. Then the middle school education  is for 3 yrs up-to age 15, then the secondary school education for 2 yrs  up to age 17.Then the student take up the bachelors, masters and then the PhD. The under graduation programs can be Malaysian programs or foreign degree programs form  countries like Canada, USA, UK and Australia, continued by the masters degree.

Universities in MALAYSIA

Though the Malaysian education, when compared to UK or USA , is not in the same level, it is a strong contender, since huge amount of money is being invested in higher education in Malaysia. Though the University of Nottingham UK and the university of Monash ,  Australia are the two popular foreign university having their campus in Malaysia, the Malaysian government is investing a large amount of money to built the education city where top universities like University of Southampton, University of reading etc will soon have their campuses in Malaysia.

There are public and private schools in Malaysia, the public schools are funded by the government , University Malaya ( Um ) in kaulalumpur, which is the oldest university in Malaysia and then the northern university of Malaysia, university of Malaysia perils, university of Malaysia sabah to name a few.

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MS IN MALAYSIA

The universities in Malaysia are either  public or private, as well as many foreign universities having their campus in Malaysia. The public universities  are funded by the government, where as the private schools were established only form the year 1996 , and they are funded by various organizations. Whether public , private or international university, the over all quality of the Malaysian education is the responsibility of the MOHE, the Malaysian qualification agency. The duration of the masters are for 2 yrs , but for some programs it could be between 1 to 3 yrs also.  Malaysia has two intakes , one in January and the other one in June, and their admission requirements and application process vary from university to university.

 A few programs which the university offers are, masters in Nursing, Masters in project management, Masters in HR, master sin engineering and environmental sciences to name a few.

One of the best university in Malaysia for international students to do engineering studies is University Technology Malaysia, it offers various programs like the  M Eng in Gas, M Eng in petroleum, Msc  gas engineering and management, M Eng in Bio-medical engineering, Msc in transport planning , Msc in urban and regional planning to name a few.

The petroleum and natural gas programs are in great demand in Malaysia, and offered in universities like the university Teknologi Petronas , University Teknologi  mara  and University Teknology Malaysia to name a few. These universities specialize in programs related extracting, processing and refining of crude oil , and also transportation  and storage .

The computer science and its specializations are also offered in many universities in Malaysia which are world renowned. To name a few, the university of Putra Malaysia, offers programs in all areas of computer and IT, like the software, multimedia, networking, Artificial intelligence etc. University of Malaysia Sarawak offers 11 streams in computer science programs like text and data mining,patial analysis, modeling for GIS to name a few. If considering to do a master’s program in computer science, the options are limitless,

 The private universities in Malaysia like the Curtin Sarawak college, monash university Malaysia, University of Nottingham UK

  • Universities in Malaysia are either public or private, as well as many foreign universities having their campus in Malaysia.
  • The duration of the masters are for 2 yrs , but for some programs it could be between 1 to 3 yrs also
  • Malaysia has two intakes , one in jan and the other one in June, and their admission requirements and application process vary from university to university.
  • Few programs which the university offers are, masters in Nursing, Masters in project management, Masters in HR, master sin engineering and environmental sciences to name a few.
  • The petroleum and natural gas programs are in great demand in Malaysia, and offered in universities like the university Teknologi Petronas , University Teknologi mara and University Teknology Malaysia to name a few.
  • The computer science and its specializations are also offered in many universities in Malaysia which are world renowned.
  • The private universities in Malaysia like the Curtin Sarawak college, monash university Malaysia, University of Nottingham UK

MBA IN MALAYSIA

MBA in Malaysia

Malaysia has many universities offering MBA for 1 to 2 yrs duration form countries like UK, Australia and france. The most common MBA program is the accelerated one , which is for 1 yr duration. Most of the universities in Malaysia does not require work ex for their MBA, but they do insist on the English speaking skills. A few common concentrations available under MBA are Finance and banking, oils and natural gas, international business , logistics management to name a few.

Both the private and public schools offer MBA, however the cost of the private schools are higher, this makes the student number lesser , thus giving more time to individual students. A few universities which are worth mentioning are INTI  where, MBA is awarded by Sydney Business school Australia,  and the university of Herefordshire UK. Sunway University , another private institute , offers MBA from Lancaster and Victoria university . The SEGI university offers MBA from University of Sunderland UK and  university of Southern Queensland Australia.

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COST OF STUDYING IN MALAYSIA

Malaysia is one of the cheapest countries on earth to pursue your graduate or under graduate studies. In case of business studies in UG level, it will vary between private schools in Malaysia and private schools of foreign universities, how ever , on an average , it will be around 40,000 ringlets to 80,000 ringlets  for a 3 yr degree. The engineering  programs are more or less the same as business , but the most expensive one is medicine, almost around, 325000 ringlets for a 5 yr program

The psot graduate studies will be around 20,000 ringlets to 40,000 ringlets in case , Universities like the HELP MBA program cost around 37000 ringlets, around 6 lakhs per annum, which is very less when compared to MBA across the globe. The IINTI MBA from Sydney and Hertfordshire only cost 35000 to 45000 ringlets per annum. The most expensive MBA will be 45000 ringlets , for the Sunway university , the average cost of MBA in Malaysia is 15000 ringlets to 50,000 ringlets at the max.

In case of the twinning program , where , the student can complete part program in Malaysia and another part in a foreign country , will be rewarded with dual certification, of the local country and the foreign counterpart. In case of an engineering program with 3 yrs in Malaysia and 1 yr in Australia, it will cost a student 46500 ringlets for 3 yrs in Malaysia, and 18500 $ for 1 yr.

The living expenses in Malaysia is not very high, on an average the total monthly expenses of a student will   between  1400 to 1800 ringlets per annum. How ever the expenses of any student will depend entirely on the place of study and the life style of the student. The food expenses will be around 400 ringlets per month, accommodation between 150 to 450 ringlets per month , transportation charges around 40 to 80 ringlets per annum are a few expected expenses

  • Malaysia is one of the cheapest countries on earth to pursue your graduate or under graduate studies.
  • In case of business studies in UG level, it will vary between private schools in Malaysia and private schools of foreign universities, how ever , on an average , it will be around 40,000 ringlets to 80,000 ringlets for a 3 yr degree
  • The engineering programs are more or less the same as business , but the most expensive one is medicine, almost around, 325000 ringlets for a 5 yr program
  • The post graduate studies will be around 20,000 ringlets to 40,000 ringlets in case , Universities like the HELP MBA program cost around 37000 ringlets, around 6 lakhs per annum, which is very less when compared to MBA across the globe.
  • The IINTI MBA from Sydney and Hertfordshire only cost 35000 to 45000 ringlets per annum.
  • The most expensive MBA will be 45000 ringlets , for the Sunway university , the average cost of MBA in Malaysia is 15000 ringlets to 50,000 ringlets at the max.
  • In case of an engineering program with 3 yrs in Malaysia and 1 yr in Australia, it will cost a student 46500 ringlets for 3 yrs in Malaysia, and 18500 $ for 1 yr.
  • The living expenses in Malaysia is not very high, on an average the total monthly expenses of a student will between 1400 to 1800 ringlets per annum.
  • The food expenses will be around 400 ringlets per month, accommodation between 150 to 450 ringlets per month , transportation charges around 40 to 80 ringlets per annum are a few expected expenses

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Job Opportunities

The Malaysian government allows students to stay in Malaysia if they find themselves a job after their education. Generally, this becomes a little competitive,  since the Malaysian government is keen on the Malaysians seeking employment first than an international student. Once you get an offer from a company, the employer has to apply for the new pass, this cannot be done by the individual, only an employer who has hired you can apply for it.

The industrialization in Malaysia started in late 60’s , and in order to improve the economy of Malaysia and also to create job opportunities, the Malaysian government  offered special incentive to industries which were labor intensive or export oriented, or industries which utilized rubber and wood  as their raw materials. This created a boom in the job market. The main industries of Malaysia are chemicals, Plywood , furniture and steel , apart from that , manufacture of electronics and electrical components, tyre making, cement industry and cotton manufacturing to name a few.

Oil industries also play a very important job in creating job offers, since Malaysia has 6 oil refineries, the Malaysian government Is also planning to create a multimedia super corridor , an ambitious project, which could be the mini version of the silicon valley in California. This project will create innumerable jobs in various sectors like the IT , construction, electronics and communications, etc.

Applications & Visa Process

A student having a score of 60% and above, entrance test like the SAT, GRE and IELTS or TOEFL, depending on the university requirement.

Once , a student has chosen the university and the program to be applied, the 1st stage will be to submit the required documents to the university , provided the university has the approval from the ministry of home affairs and the Malaysian immigration department that they can accept international students for their courses .

The documents requirement  varies from university to university,  for eg , however all universities in Malaysia have more less have the same application process, be it online or hard copy application.

In case of the under grad or masters studies the student can do an online application, complete the application form online and upload the academic transcripts of the previous college, proof of English competency, copy of the passport and also pay the application fees.In case of the hard copy application, the forms can be downloaded from the university web site, necessary fees paid and the evidence of payment , either through DD or transfer, and hard copies of the passport, ELP test report and transcripts to be couriered to the university along with the application form
Apart from the above mentioned documents, the university sometimes ask for the academic references and a statement of purpose. Incase of applying for a research, the student should also submit a research proposal along with the references.

Once the application Is submitted, the admission counselors will get back with a decision within two working weeks , research opportunities will get back in 3 months, programs which requires the interview , like the MBA and MPharm , will take longer than the normal masters.

Throughout the application process, the admission committee will keep the student updated

  • Attested copies of the transcripts, of class 10, class 21 and the under graduation
  • A statement of purpose to give more details of your academic and extracurricular activities
  • Two academic references in case you do not have a work experience, else, one academic reference from your employer.
  • A portfolio in case of creative programs like architecture and arts related courses
  • An up to date CV
  • Proof of extracurricular activities
  • All applications are done online, and necessary documents are attached or uploaded. The university normally takes 15 days of time to evaluate and process your application, and  then you will receive a mail from the university  on acceptance or rejection.

In Malaysia, the student study visa is not stamped in the home country, therefore the student has to travel to Malaysia on a tourist visa , on arrival, the university which has issued the admission letter, will issue the international student card and the passport will be taken for stamping

  • Valid passport
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Application fee
  • 2 forms completed and signed
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the entire study period in Malaysia, in the form of bank statements or loans from banks
  • Return ticket back to the home country
  • Yellow fever vaccination, a compulsory part of the visa
  • Admission letter from the university applied

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Top Universities in MALAYSIA

    Herriot Watt University

    Raffles International College

    University of Southampton

    Monash University

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Asia Pacific University (APU)

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