Malaysia is well connected in terms of transportation and communications, both within the country and with the rest of the world. It also provides easily available medical, banking, telecommunication (telephone, Internet cafes) and postal services, which can be conveniently accessed in towns and cities. In addition, police stations are often found in busy areas and there is also a tourist police force ready to assist visitors.
The local currency is the Ringgit, which is made up of 100 sen. Credit cards are accepted in most commercial businesses, while Traveller’s Cheques can be changed at any of the numerous commercial banks, hotels and authorised moneychangers.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has been widely embraced in many service sectors in both urban and rural areas. With the increase of online services being made available, all Malaysians are able to benefit from the new technology.

Why study in Malaysia?

Students and their parents have many things to consider when deciding on where and what to study. In choosing Malaysia as a study destination, students benefit from:

  • 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 favoured destination for further study.
  • Affordable living expenses, which can be as low as RM12,000 (USD3,500) per year.
  • 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.