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Malaysia

Malaysia

Basic Information


  • Location : South-East Asia
  • Area : Estimate 329,847 km2
  • Population : Estimate 31,530,000 people
  • Weather : Tropical Climate
  • Language : Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

Basic Information


  • Location : South-East Asia
  • Area : Estimate 329,847 km2
  • Population : Estimate 31,530,000 people
  • Weather : Tropical Climate
  • Language : Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

Type of Universities/Colleges


  • Public Institutions : There are a total of 20 public universities in Malaysia which are funded by the government under the purview of the Ministry of Education Malaysia. These public universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and sometimes Pre-university Foundation year and Diploma courses.
  • Polytechnic & Community Colleges : There are a total of 30 Polytechnic and 72 Community Colleges in Malaysia which offering certificate and diploma programmes.
  • Private Universities & University Colleges: There are more than 100 private universities and university colleges around the Malaysia which offer ranging from Certificate programme, Pre-university courses, Diploma courses, Bachelor’s Degree courses, Master Degree courses & Doctorate Degree courses.
  • Foreign Private Institutions : There are a total of 10 private institutions in Malaysia which from countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, China, and Ireland.

Type of Universities/Colleges


  • Public Institutions : There are a total of 20 public universities in Malaysia which are funded by the government under the purview of the Ministry of Education Malaysia. These public universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and sometimes Pre-university Foundation year and Diploma courses.
  • Polytechnic & Community Colleges : There are a total of 30 Polytechnic and 72 Community Colleges in Malaysia which offering certificate and diploma programmes.
  • Private Universities & University Colleges: There are more than 100 private universities and university colleges around the Malaysia which offer ranging from Certificate programme, Pre-university courses, Diploma courses, Bachelor’s Degree courses, Master Degree courses & Doctorate Degree courses.
  • Foreign Private Institutions : There are a total of 10 private institutions in Malaysia which from countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, China, and Ireland.

Education System


  • Bachelor’s Degree courses have 3 semesters in general, some universities have only 2 semesters in one academic year.
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses will normally take 3 years to complete, some courses might take up to 4 or 5 years to complete. Diploma courses will take 2 years to 3 years to complete.
  • SPM graduates (equivalent to years 11 study) can either take STPM, Polytechnic & Community College, Pre-University courses from Public Institutions or Private Universities & University Colleges.

Education System


  • Bachelor’s Degree courses have 3 semesters in general, some universities have only 2 semesters in one academic year.
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses will normally take 3 years to complete, some courses might take up to 4 or 5 years to complete. Diploma courses will take 2 years to 3 years to complete.
  • SPM graduates (equivalent to years 11 study) can either take STPM, Polytechnic & Community College, Pre-University courses from Public Institutions or Private Universities & University Colleges.

Entry Requirement


  • Bachelor’s Degree courses require STPM, A-Level, UEC or any other equivalent level.
  • Diploma Courses require SPM or any other equivalent level of study.
  • Pre-University Courses require years 11 study such as SPM, O-Level or any other equivalent level.

Entry Requirement


  • Bachelor’s Degree courses require STPM, A-Level, UEC or any other equivalent level.
  • Diploma Courses require SPM or any other equivalent level of study.
  • Pre-University Courses require years 11 study such as SPM, O-Level or any other equivalent level.

Student Cost of Living (Estimated)

Student Cost of Living (Estimated)

  • Living Expenses : Around MYR 1,200 to 3,000 per months depending on the area
  • Living Expenses : Around MYR 1,200 to 3,000 per months depending on the area

Procedure of Study in Malaysia

Step 1: Do research and find suitable colleges.
Search on the internet about the university information, seek for education counselor assistance.

Step 2: Fill in and submit application to respective colleges.
In general, university and college will accept application before the intake one week in advance. However, some of the universities have the due date of intake application, check with your university representative about the due date or browse through the official website.

Step 3: Get your official offer letter.
You will get your offer letter after 3 to 7 working days. Some of the universities will announce the application result in one specific timing rather than inform one by one.

Step 4: Find Accommodation
Once you received your offer letter, find your accommodation as soon as possible. Some of the universities have their own accommodation for their students, kindly check with your counselor.

Step 5: Get yourself ready.
Prepare yourself and start your wonderful university life.

Procedure of Study in Malaysia

Step 1: Do research and find suitable colleges.
Search on the internet about the university information, seek for education counselor assistance.

Step 2: Fill in and submit application to respective colleges.
In general, university and college will accept application before the intake one week in advance. However, some of the universities have the due date of intake application, check with your university representative about the due date or browse through the official website.

Step 3: Get your official offer letter.
You will get your offer letter after 3 to 7 working days. Some of the universities will announce the application result in one specific timing rather than inform one by one.

Step 4: Find Accommodation
Once you received your offer letter, find your accommodation as soon as possible. Some of the universities have their own accommodation for their students, kindly check with your counselor.

Step 5: Get yourself ready.
Prepare yourself and start your wonderful university life.

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