A major part of Malaysia’s state investment in higher education is its growing partnerships with universities in other countries. Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia. For example, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Nottingham (UK); which has branch campus in Malaysia.
High Quality of Life: Malaysia is a newly industrialized country where we have outpaced our developing counterparts. The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia with state-of-the-art health care and medical facilities, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, world-class university campus and facilities, and best expressway network in South East Asia.
Comfortable, Peaceful and Safe Living in Malaysia: Malaysia is one of the safest and most political stable countries in the world with a relatively low crime rate and the country is free from most natural disasters which makes it an attractive country to live in. The weather in Malaysia is sunny and rainy all year without extreme cold or hot weather conditions making the weather easily adaptable. In 2011, Malaysia was ranked 19th most peaceful country out of 153 countries.
The Local universities are getting better: While not yet a rival to Singapore, Hong Kong, China or Singapore, Malaysia’s domestic universities are improving very fast .Universities Malaya in the capital Kuala Lumpur is ranked 167th in the 2013/14 QS World University Ratings and its computer science, education and engineering program preside in the world’s top 100.
Easy to get a US, UK and Australian Degree there: Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia. For example, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Nottingham (UK), both of which are in the top 100 universities in the world, have branch campuses in Malaysia.
Study at Lower Cost: While an undergraduate course at the UK Campus of the University of Nottingham would cost £13,470, the same course at the Malaysia campus would cost just under half as much (39,990MYR/ approximately £7,000). The course is the same module content, has the same evaluation criteria and the same marking scheme which results in receiving the same degree with the same status, but at a significantly lower cost.
Programs 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.
It is Majorly Multicultural: Malaysia is a multi-ethnic melting pot. Just half the population is Malay while almost a quarter is Chinese and over seven per cent is Indian. So far overall information Malay 52%, Chinese 27%, Indian 9% and miscellaneous group of 13.5%. Official religion is Islam. Whilst Malay is the official language of Malaysia, English is a recognized language and widely spoken.
Best Transport System: Malaysia is well connected to Europe, Australia and the whole of Asia. Thus, it makes a good base to discover neighboring countries such as Singapore and Thailand. Kuala Lumpur is the main airport but there is an extensive network of domestic and international flights, including direct routes between Europe and Malaysian Borneo. Buses and trains to neighboring countries such as Singapore and Thailand are also available.
Straightforward immigration procedures: International students benefit from the easy and trouble-free immigration procedures as compared to many other countries which have tighter student immigration procedures.