Education in Malaysia

Requirements for International Students to Study in Malaysia

  • Student visa except for students from the US
  • Student pass to be obtained from the immigration office in Malaysia
  • Application forms filled and signed by the authorities of Malaysian Diplomatic Mission and Malaysia Immigration Department
  • Health examination report
  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Letter of acceptance from the education institution last attended
  • Valid passport

List of Top Colleges in Malaysia

Name of the College Courses Offered
Olympia College
  • BA in Business Management
  • MBA
  • Diploma in Business Studies, Information Technology, Business Management and Hotel Management
  • Certificate Programs in Executive Secretaryship, Hotel Operations, Commerce and Information Communication Technology
  • Short Term courses in English and Accounting Technician
KDU University College
  • Degree courses in Business, Design, Hospitality & Design, Engineering, Law, Mass Communication, Information Technology and Nursing
  • Post Graduation programs in Professional Accountancy
Segi College
  • Degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry & Vision Sciences,
    Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences,
    Communication and Business & Accountancy,
    Social Sciences,
    Law and Hospitality & Tourism
Tunku Abdul Rahman College
  • Bachelor and Diploma courses in Accountancy,
    Computer, Architecture,
    Built Environment,
    Corporate Administration,
    Creative Arts,
    Entrepreneurship, Marketing,
    IT, Hospitality Management,
    Mass Communication and Interactive Software Technology
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology
  • Bachelor programs in Computing & Technology,
    Engineering and Management
  • M.Sc in IT Management,
    Software Engineering,
    Technology Management and Mobile Computer Systems
  • MBA

List of Top Universities in Malaysia

Name of the University Courses Offered
International Medical University
  • Graduation in Chinese Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Nursing and Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Post graduation in Pharmacy
Wawasan Open University
  • Bachelor and Diploma courses in Science & Technology
  • Certificate, Diploma and Graduation programs in Business Administration
  • BA in Psychology, English and Liberal Studies
  • MA Diploma in Education
  • MBA in Construction Management and Manufacturing & Production
Al-Madinah International University
  • BA and MA in Islamic Sciences and Arabic Language & Literature
  • Bachelor studies in IT, Business Administration and Computer Science
  • Diploma in Business Information System and IT
  • Masters in Economics, Education, Islamic Banking & Finance and Accounting
  • Ph.D in IT and Communication Technology, Computer and Administrative Science
National Defence University
  • Post graduation in Defence Foundation, Defence Research & Technology, Defence & International Security Studies, Executive Studies and Information & Communication Technology
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Accounting, Taxation, Economics and Social Sciences
  • MBA in Global Islamic Finance and Retail
  • Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Ph.D in Philosophy

Scholarships Offered to International Students

  • Taylor’s University National Scholarship
  • TCHT Awards
  • Nilai UC Full Scholarship
  • Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemmoration Scholarship
  • Dell Malaysia Scholarship
  • Khazanah – Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarship Programme
  • Dato’ Lee Chong Wei – KDU Education Group Scholarship
  • Fujitsu Scholarship Program
  • MyBrain 15 Scholarship
  • PVC Academic Excellence Award

Educational Expenses

  • Degree courses in Engineering and IT – RM 51,000
  • Degree courses in Medicine – RM 300,000
  • Degree courses in other subjects – starts from RM 850
  • Post graduation Studies – starts from RM 1,800
  • Research and Doctorate programs – RM 2,700 to RM 8,000

Students Visa

Documents required to obtain students visa to study in Malaysia:

  • Student pass
  • Valid passport
  • IMM application form
  • Letter of acceptance from the college / university in Malaysia that the student has applied for studies

Education System

A unique feature of the education system in Malaysia is that it is overseen by two ministries of the government. The ministry of education controls school education and the ministry of higher education controls tertiary education in the country.

The education system of Malaysia is broadly divided into:

  • Primary and Secondary Education (11 years of study)
  • Post Secondary Education (1 to 2 years of study)
  • Tertiary Education (minimum 3 years of study)