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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Aside from affordable tuition fees, another great reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living. Kuala Lumpur has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you will find that it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year. To give you an indication, here’s a breakdown of living costs for students in Malaysia: Accommodation – Your average monthly rental for a single room on a twin-sharing basis could be between USD100 and USD150, depending on...

Why Study in Malaysia?

A large number of students across the world are now choosing Malaysia as their preferred study destination. Currently, more than 100,000 international students are pursuing an array of courses from various institutions in Malaysia. The reasons why a large number of students prefer to pursue their higher education from Malaysia are mentioned below: Globally Recognized Qualifications: Malaysia collaborates with top universities across the world for offering globally recognized degrees to international students. Australian, New Zealand, U.S. and U.K. universities partner with Malaysian...

Academic Year and Education System

Academic Year – The academic year differs from one institution to another. Each university has its own timetable, but generally, the year is split into three semesters/trimesters of 12 weeks each, with a two-week break during the semester and a longer six-week break in the middle of the year. The university year generally begins in late February or early March and ends in October. Most courses are ‘full year’ courses, but some courses can be completed in just one semester. It’s sometimes possible to start university in July. Classes are held Monday to...

Visa Requirements

According to the rules and regulations of the Malaysian Immigration Department, all international students (full-time and foreign exchange students) are required to have a valid Student Pass in order to study in Malaysia. The government agencies responsible are the Malaysian Immigration Department and the overseas Malaysian diplomatic missions (i.e. Malaysian High Commission, Consulates or Embassies). Visa requirements for a foreign student are simple and straightforward. Before you can begin your studies you must apply for a Student Pass. This application is made by your chosen...

Air Travel to Malaysia

You may enter Malaysia via land, sea or air. Two Malaysian airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia, ensure accessibility through direct or transit flights from most parts of the world. A host of other international airlines also offer flight services to Malaysia. There are five international airports in Malaysia: three in Peninsular Malaysia, one in Sabah and one in Sarawak. Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is one of Asia's major aviation hubs and is a destination in itself. It is located at the top of the southern corridor...

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