Malaysia’s higher education system is regarded at par with international standards and is closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education strives to transform Malaysia into a Center of Excellence for Higher Education. It is the MQA which is responsible for overseeing the accreditation of national higher education system in Malaysia and the monitoring of its quality assurance practices.
Here are six reasons why you should put Malaysia in your map as a potential destination for higher education.
Convenience of foreign degrees from International Universities
Through the Twinning Program in Malaysia, international students are able to earn foreign degree qualifications from universities in US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, etc. There are several of these foreign university campuses that are already setup in Malaysia that help Malaysian students to secure an international degree.
High Quality of Life
Malaysia has outpaced a lot of its developing counterparts owing to its newly industrialized status. The infrastructure in Malaysia is considered as one of the most developed in Asia with its state-of-the-art health care and medical facilities, world-class university campuses, advanced telecommunications infrastructure and one of the best expressway networks in South East Asia. The average cost of living in Malaysia is comparatively lower to other popular study destinations – given the facilities available in the country. There are plenty of low-cost airlines like Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, Malindo Air etc. which makes it an affordable travel option for students here.
Simple Immigration Process
Malaysia is one such country which boasts of an easy and trouble-free immigration process as compared to many other countries which have more rigid student immigration procedures. And with Study2Malaysia by your side, it becomes simpler.
Student- friendly Country
The country is one of the most politically stable and safest countries in the world, with a comparatively lower crime rate. The country is also free from most natural calamities, which makes it an attractive option to live in. The weather in Malaysia is mostly clear with some rains here and there all year. It doesn’t experience extreme cold or hot weather conditions making it easily adaptable for international students. In 2011, Malaysia was ranked the 19th most peaceful country out of 153 countries.
Malaysia is a multi-cultural melting pot. Only half of the population is Malay, a quarter being Chinese and over 7% being Indian. With such a diverse population, it automatically becomes a multi- ethnic community with many races and cultures living together. This diversity also makes this country a food haven with a great variety of cuisines to its disposal. Both Halal and non-Halal food are widely available in Malaysia. International students are at an advantage from staying and studying in a country like Malaysia, because of the vast exposure of the different cultures and traditions. The cultures residing here has given Malaysia a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies. Almost all the cities have restaurants and eateries serving the best in Malay, Indian and Chinese. You can also easily find Western, Continental and European food and a huge range of fast food options.
Massive Scope for Employment
Malaysia is a growing economy and is in need of skilled workers. The industries here make up a substantial part of the country’s GDP – some of the notable among them being oil, gas and palm oil making a mark in the export markets. Furthermore, there is also a significant demand in sectors like computer science, accounting and biotechnology. These industries and sectors give the graduating students an opportunity to work here and keep them ahead of the game.
Scholarships for international students
There are several scholarship and funding options available for international students on the basis of merit. Some of these scholarships are awarded by the Government, while some other by Private Universities. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers can be availed by students studying in various fields, such as Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology, Science and Engineering, Food Security and Environmental Studies and Agriculture and Fisheries.
Owing to our long-standing and trustworthy relationship with different private universities, we are often in a good position to negotiate and get waivers to students who enroll in a university through us.
It’s a beautiful Country
Last, but not the least, Malaysia is a beautiful country with its picturesque locales and tons of tourist destinations to visit. One can set off and explore the beautiful and diverse landscapes or simply wade through the forests of Taman Negara National Park. There is the amazing rainforest in Malaysian Borneo to head to over a long weekend; and find some respite from the hustle bustle of the city by heading up to the Cameron Highlands. There is also the UNESCO Heritage site for a peaceful walk-thru or savor the culinary delights there. And then of course, there is paradise in the form of the Perhentian Islands. Whatever you wish to explore, Malaysia has something for everyone.