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An overview of study in Malaysia


Quickly rising the charts of best-destinations to study abroad, Malaysia has recently made its entry in the top 10 most-favored countries for international students. It had an international student population of nearly 130,110 at the end of 2019 which is expected to rise to 250,000 by 2025. With an unparalleled education system governed by the Malaysian Ministry of Education, the country offers hundreds of diverse programs across its 150+ top universities renowned in the list of 200 regarded institutes across the globe.
Standing proudly as a strong competitor to USA, Germany and UK, Malaysia is currently home to students from over 135 countries primarily from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Other than its official languages, English is also considered as an official language that adds credit to the nation’s favor. It is one of the most affordable destinations in terms of tuition and living expenses when compared to other prestigious countries which is reflected in the graph below.

Employment sector in Malaysia has seen tremendous growth over the past few years with a constant unemployment rate of merely 3 to 4%. With an acceptance rate of 90% for most of its institutes and a flexible immigration process, the country is quickly gaining fascination among international aspirants seeking to study in Malaysia. To gather a further clear picture of the market trends in the country, the unemployment trends in Malaysia over the years are as picturized below.

Why Study in Malaysia?