Why Study in Malaysia?
Malaysia is an increasingly popular place to get tertiary education with more than 40,000 international students from over 100 countries studying in Malaysia. It is the center of academic and higher education excellence in the region.
Quality Education Programs
The quality of educational institutions in Malaysia is monitored by the Malaysian government enforcement of legislation such as The Education Act, 1996, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996 and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) provides guidelines and constant monitoring to ensure colleges and universities meet the highest standards in education and are internationally recognized.
Institutions of higher learning in Malaysia provide professional, career-focused education offering courses that are up-to-date and market relevant. Graduates from Malaysia have no problems finding employment back in their home country. International students can also get an accredited degree from many choices of world-renowned universities from UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand through their twinning programs or branch campuses in Malaysia.
Work While You Study
Malaysia’s law allows holders of student pass or permit to work while studying. This enables students to supplement their living and earn extra pocket money for travelling and leisure activities. Students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Low Cost Living and Tuition Fees
tuition fees of accredited and high quality programs in Malaysia are very reasonable and highly affordable. The cost of living is also very low. A student can get by living comfortably for about RM10,000 a year (USD3,300). Furthermore the ringgit value is low compared to other currency and this gives students enormous savings while studying in Malaysia.
Courses are Conducted in English
International students should not have any problems studying in Malaysia as English is the primary medium of Instruction for all courses and study programs conducted at the private higher educational institutions. For those less proficient in the language, there are numerous schools and institutions offering basic English courses.
Multicultural Studying Environment
International students studying in Malaysia will get to experience of living in a plural and multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions throughout the world. There are three major races in Malaysia namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians together with other ethnic minorities. Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, international students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.
Documents required for University Application (Initial):
- Scan copy of your passport
- Scan copies (original) of all educational Certificates & Mark-sheets
- Scan copies (original) of one/two academic reference letter
- CV (applicable to those above 25 years old)
- Scan copy (original) of IELTS/TOEFL certificate
- Job experience letter (if required)
- Other supporting documents (if available, e.g extracurricular activities)
Documents required to submit for EMGS (Final):
- Registration Fee (non refundable) RM 1,000.00
- EMGS Payment (non refundable) RM 2,060.00
- All Academic Certificate & Mark-sheet (Notarized Copy)
- English Language proficiency certificate (if Applicable)
- 6 Passport size Photograph with blue background (size 3.5x5cm)
- 2 set of Passport copy (all pages to be copied in A4 paper) photo page color
- CV (applicable to those above 25 years old)
- Medical Report
The main intakes offered by all Universities is August/September and Jan/Feb. Few universities offer May/June intakes also.
English Language Requirements
Usually IELTS/TOEFL is not required, however, few top rank universities require English Language Proficiency and required an overall score of 6.0 in IELTS.
|Level of Studies||Requirements|
|Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificate||GPA 3.5 – 4.0 in HSC|
|Bachelors Degree||GPA 3.5 – 5.0 in HSC|
|Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma||Second Class in Bachelor Degree (3 or 4 years)|
|Masters degree||Second Class in Bachelor Degree (4 years only)|
Each institution sets its own entry requirements, and you will find that they vary between universities. Your application will normally be assessed on your current level of qualification.
To make sure you meet all the admissions criteria for the course(s) you wish to apply for, contact the International Office at the institution(s) you are applying to and check.
Funds to be shown:
- Financial Sponsorship is not required for Malayisan Student Visa Application
Living Expenses: Estimated at RM350 – RM600 per month.
Visa Application Fees
|EMGS Fee||RM 2060|
|Visa Sticker Fee||BDT 3,500 to BDT 10,000|
Visa processing times for Bangladesh
|EMGS Processing Time||15 Days to 1 Month|
Source | Online