6 Benefits of Studying in Malaysia

#1. Established and high quality education system and standards

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.


#2. Ability to get foreign degree qualifications studying fully in Malaysia from countries like US, UK, Australia, Canada, etc. at a much lower cost

In Malaysia, international and local students are able to get foreign degree qualifications from universities in Australia, US, UK, France, Canada, etc. through twinning and 3+0 degrees, as well as foreign university campuses that are already setup in Malaysia.

#3. High quality of life 

Malaysia is a newly industrialised country where we have outpaced our developing counterparts. The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia with state-of-the-art health care and medical facilities, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, world-class university campus and facilities, and best expressway network in South East Asia.

#4. Comparatively low expenditure of studying and living in Malaysia

The expenditure of studying and living in Malaysia is comparatively low to countries like Australia, US, UK, France, Canada, etc. as the Malaysian currency conversion is advantageous. A quick look at the comparison chart shows the expenditure involved in the different countries:


        Tuition Fees (annually)

Living Costs

Total Education Cost
(per annum)


USD 5,000

USD 4,000

USD 9,000


USD 15,000

USD 10,500

USD 25,500


USD 18,000

USD 13,000

USD 31,000

United Kingdom

USD 15,000

USD 12,000

USD 27,000


USD 13,000

USD 8,500

USD 21,500

Comparison Table of Studying and Living Cost in Malaysia for a typical Business Degree Student

#5. Straightforward immigration procedures

International students benefit from the easy and trouble-free immigration procedures as compared to many other countries which have tighter student immigration procedures. For more information on immigration procedures, refer to our “How to Enrol” section under Studying in Malaysia.

#6. Comfortable, peaceful and safe living in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the safest and most political stable countries in the world with a relatively low crime rate and the country is free from most natural disasters which makes it an attractive country to live in. The weather in Malaysia is sunny and rainy all year without extreme cold or hot weather conditions making the weather easily adaptable. In 2011, Malaysia was ranked 19th most peaceful country out of 153 countries.


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