Malaysia’s higher education system is of international standards, closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education, which has the vision to turn Malaysia into a Center of Excellence for Higher Education. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education is a quality assurance body responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population: Approximately 28 Million
Size: 329,758 km2
Time Zone: UTC +8
Currency: Ringgit, Currency Calculator
Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
A student visa is required to study in Malaysia. The necessary application documents and medical report are to be submitted with your acceptance of offer at your university and will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. Please allow a processing time of approximately four to six weeks.
Your student visa confirmation must be submitted to the Malaysian Embassy to be granted a Single Entry Visa for entering Malaysia. Afterward you will immediately be issued a Multiple Entry Student Pass.
A Snapshot of Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia
The higher education sector is responsible for the operation of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The education sector has always enjoyed the highest national development budget which symbolises the commitment of the Malaysian government towards education.
Malaysia's HEIs (i.e. public universities, private higher educational institutions, polytechnics and community colleges) housed more than a million students in 2011, of which about 93,000 were international students from more than 100 countries. In contrast, there were about 89,686 Malaysian students (27,003 receiving sponsorship and 62,683 self-funded) who were studying overseas in 2011.
With a multi-ethnic population of about 28.3 million, Malaysia had 20 public universities, 53 private universities and six foreign university branch campuses; 403 active private colleges, 30 polytechnics and 73 public community colleges in 2011. These HEIs offer a wide range of tertiary qualifications at affordable prices.
Tuition fees are between 2,000 to 4,000 EUR. Cost of living approximately 1,500 to 2,500 EUR.