- Why Study in Malaysia?
- Our Partner Universities/Colleges
- Student Visa Procedure for Malaysia
- Living Cost in Malaysia
- An international standard and high quality education, which is closely monitored by the Malaysian Education Ministries through their quality control authorities and appropriate legislation such as The Education Act, 1996, The Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996 and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007.
- Competitive course fees and an extensive selection of popular courses.
- A wide range of study options and universities and colleges to choose from.
- Twinning degrees & 3+0 degree programmes conducted in Malaysia, which offer a cost-effective route for quality education and qualifications from universities in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and France.
- Foreign Branch Campus Universities operating in Malaysia, which enable students to acquire their prestigious university qualifications in a country that has lower living expenses.
- Wide usage of English, which makes living and studying easy for students who are proficient in English while at the same time creating an environment for those who want to pick up the language.
- Life in a multicultural society, where Malaysians of different races and religions live in peace and tolerance with each other.
- The experience gained in providing education to the existing 50,000 international students from more than 100 countries, which testifies to the world-wide acceptance of Malaysia as a favored destination for further study.
- Hassle-free immigration procedures, which enable foreign students to have easy entry into Malaysian higher educational institutions.
- Affordable living expenses, which can be as low as RM12, 000.00 (USD3, 750) per year.
- Student-friendly laws, which allow international students to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week, while studying full time in Malaysia (subject to immigration requirements).
- An economically sound and socially safe country, which has a stable government and a low serious crime rate.
- A geographically safe environment, with Malaysia situated in a zone free from most natural disasters.
- A food paradise which has a huge variety of cuisines available including vegetarian, halal, ethnic and western.
- An excellent transportation system, which allows for easy mobility and a huge variety of interesting places to visit for relaxation.
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To apply for a visa to enter Malaysia
The Malaysian Government has introduced a simplified and hassle-free entry procedure to welcome foreign students. Though a visa is required but the procedure is very simple i.e. students DO NOT need to apply directly for the visa from the Malaysian Missions in your country in order to enter Malaysia instead the visa will be issued to them upon their arrival in Malaysia at the immigration check point.
To apply for a student pass for studies in Malaysia
The process to apply for a student pass is simple. The Malaysian educational institutions of higher learning which offer international students a place to study at their institutions will apply for the Student Pass on their behalf in Malaysia. Applications will be submitted by the educational institutions to the Director of Pass & Permit Division, Malaysia.
Students do not need to apply directly to the Immigration Department under this procedure. The prospective students will be informed of their application status by the Immigration Department in Malaysia through their educational institutions within 7 days of the application, irrespective of whether it has been successful or not.
Therefore, students are not required to apply for a visa/student pass from the Malaysian Embassy/consulate office abroad before proceeding to Malaysia. The educational institutions which enroll the students are responsible to make the necessary arrangement pertaining to immigration matters.
Documents required for applying student passThe Immigration Department requires seven (7) days to process the application. The documents are as follows:-
- An offer letter or letter of acceptance from the educational institution to the student
- Student Pass Application Form (IMM14) in duplicate
- Two photocopies of the students Passport / Travel Document
- Two passport-sized photographs of the student
- The educational institution is required to sign a ‘Personal Bond’ on behalf of the students. No fee is charged for the Personal Bond.
Tuition Cost (US$)
One major attraction for international students to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living in Malaysia. The total cost of expenditure for accommodation, either on-campus or off-campus, is reasonable and within the students’ budget. The cost of living while you are studying in Malaysia will depend on the location and lifestyle you keep up with.
The average monthly rental for a single room (twin-sharing) per student is between RM250 and RM450 (USD68 to USD122). Other expenses such as food, transportation, laundry and other essentials, based on an ordinary lifestyle, are estimated to be between RM600 and RM700 (USD162 to USD189 per month).
Therefore, the total cost of living will average to approximately between RM900 and RM1, 200 (USD243 to USD324) per month or about RM11, 000 to RM14,000 (USD 2,973 to USD3,784) per year (12 months) for one student. Again, this is dependent on the student’s style of living, as well as the cost of living that varies from one location to another.
A Breakdown of Living Cost in MalaysiaThe average international student should be prepared to spend about RM900 (USD243) to RM1, 200 (USD324) per month for living expenses in the vicinity of a city. The cost is broken down as below:
AccommodationYou should estimate about RM250 (USD68) to RM450 (USD122) for your accommodation per month. The rental fee will vary depending on the geographical area, the type of accommodation (in-campus living in hall of residence, off-campus living in apartment, condominium, single-story house, double-storey house, etc), the facilities provided in the house (e.g. with or without air-conditioning) and of course the number of people sharing the room (or the whole house).
Food / HousekeepingYour food and housekeeping expense is estimated to be around RM400 to 450 (estimated USD120). This is based on you spending about RM15 (USD4) for three meals per day. Naturally if you cook and share the cooking expenses with your friends, it would be cheaper.
Your clothing expenses like washing, ironing, dry-cleaning, etc may cost around RM50 (USD13.50) per month.
Some students stay in the campus or very near to the campus so they will not incur any cost of travelling to and fro classes. However, the other type of travelling around may cost an approximate RM30 to RM50 (estimated USD11) per month.
Telecommunication / Mobile Phone Bills
You can estimate about RM30 to RM50 (estimated USD11) per month for your mobile phone usage. Again the cost may vary according to your usage and the promotional package you choose. The packages are very competitive in Malaysia
Books and Stationery
Although we have estimated the cost to be around RM40 to RM50 (estimated USD12) per month, it would depend on the course you have signed up for and how many projects you have in your course.
Medical / Hospitalizations Insurance
Although you may not need to pay for medical expenses every month, if you keep aside RM35 (USD9.50) per month, it would be sufficient for you in case of illnesses during the year. This estimate includes the amount you will have to pay for your hospitalization insurance (from your institutions).
Naturally, how much your personal expenses would be per month would depend on your personal lifestyle. However, the cost can be estimated to be between RM100 (USD27) and RM200 (USD54). This includes your socializing needs, toiletries, haircut, clothes, etc. It is important to remember that the above estimates are only guides for your costing budget to study in Malaysia. Individual circumstances of expenses will vary according to location, course taken and your personal lifestyle.