Malaysia is one of the most vibrant countries in Southeast Asia. The rich culture, amazing food, bustling metropolises, lush green tropics, amazing shopping and dirt-cheap prices are some of the reasons why Malaysia has earned the slogan “Truly Asia”. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should think about studying in Malaysia.
Studying in Malaysia will give you a better understanding on Asia’s growing importance in today’s globalized world.
1. Malaysia is Asia’s Emerging Higher Education Hub
Malaysia is quickly becoming a top study destination for students from all over the world, ranking 9th on UNESCO’s top countries for international students in 2015. Studying in Malaysia will give you a better understanding on Asia’s growing importance in today’s globalized world.
2. Malaysia has Great Universities
Malaysian universities are getting better and better. IOur partner university Universiti Putra Malaysia is ranked as the second-best university in Malaysia (Times Higher Education 2016) and acknowledged among the top 400 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 376). Located in Kuala Lumpur, students gain a top-notch education and the experience of living in a modern, wonderfully varied metropolis.
3. There’s No Language Barrier
The official and national language of Malaysia is Malaysian, which is a standardized form of the Malay language. However, since the majority of the people in Malaysia understand and speak English very well, there is no crucial need for you to master the Malaysian language. A semester or two in Malaysia gives you a great opportunity to improve your English skills.
4. High Quality of Life at Low Cost
Western students are often amazed by how low the living expenses in Malaysia are. In Malaysia, you get high quality of life at a low cost. As an international student, you can to live comfortably with just about 1100 MYR a month, inclusive of food, accommodation, and other daily expenses. Swimming pools are not a rare sight. Interested in affordable five-star hotel luxury accommodation even as a student? In Malaysia it is possible!
5. Culture and Diversity
Malaysia is a country of contrasts and surprises, a bubbly blend of people and ideologies. The laid-back, friendly Malaysians love to socialize and welcome you to their country with a smile. The stunning variety of attractions and free-time activities in the thrilling metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur and the natural wonders of Malaysia such as Langkawi, Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands ensure you will never run out of things to see and do.