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1. Reasonable Cost

Picture this: receiving a world-class education without breaking the bank. In Malaysia, this dream has become a delightful reality. Compared to the steep costs associated with studying in the US, Malaysia offers a budget-friendly alternative without compromising on quality. With reasonable tuition fees and living expenses, students can focus on their studies without the looming shadow of financial strain.

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is one of the top countries in Southeast Asia in the Affordability indicator, according to the QS Best Student Cities 2023. Based on Numbeo’s Cost-of-Living Index 2022, Malaysia is among the countries with a low Cost-of-Living index in Southeast Asia, at only 39.25.



2. A world-class education, for everyone.

Malaysian higher education institutions offer widely-recognised programmes, available from undergraduate to postgraduate studies. Top research universities in Malaysia such as Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) offer a wide array of programmess taught in English, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for international students. With modern facilities, innovative teaching methods, and a supportive learning environment, Malaysia’s universities empower students to thrive academically and realize their full potential.

Malaysia’s higher education institutions also continue to make great strides in the international rankings, with more than 20 higher education institutions listed in the QS World University Rankings 2024.



3. Multicultural and Homey Vibes:

From the moment you set foot in Malaysia, you’re welcomed with open arms into a melting pot of cultures. According to the 2023 Global Peace Index (GPI), Malaysia is ranked 19th in the world, providing you a safe and secure environment for your study journey. Enjoy a peaceful day and night in the countryside or a safe adventure in city life in Malaysia.

Malaysians take pride in their rich heritage, seamlessly blending Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous traditions. As an international student, you’ll find comfort in the familiarity of home, thanks to Malaysia’s shared cultural nuances with many countries. For instance, there are many Bangladeshi food and restaurants available around Malaysia, making it easy for students to settle in with the environment in Malaysia.



4. Delicious Culinary Delights Await:

Malaysia’s vibrant food scene is a testament to its cultural diversity, known for its friendly community and a melting pot of Asia’s well-diverse community. Malaysia’s diversity in culture makes it one of the few countries with hundreds of celebrations and festivals all year-round and definitely a food haven with various unique delicacies! Students will also gain a global perspective on working, interacting and living with people from different cultures. Experience the beauty of diversity and cultures when you study in Malaysia.

5. Dynamic Lifestyle

In Malaysia, students get to experience a dynamic lifestyle as they can explore many exciting activities, beautiful destinations, and its harmonious multicultural society. The Malaysian landscape is varied, with pristine beaches lining its coast and its biodiversity-rich rainforest offers many adventures to explore in Peninsular and East Malaysia. Explore beautiful islands in Malaysia with colourful coral reefs, fishes, and other rare marine inhabitants and the wondrous beauty of mountain ranges with stunning scenery like Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.

6. Strategic Location – in the heart of Southeast Asia!

Situated at the crossroads of the Asia-Pacific region, Malaysia opens doors to a world of opportunities. As you immerse yourself in Malaysia’s dynamic culture and vibrant economy, students will gain invaluable insights and connections that transcend borders.



In essence, studying abroad in Malaysia isn’t just about earning a degree – it’s about embarking on a life-changing adventure filled with warmth, diversity, and endless possibilities. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can experience the extraordinary in Malaysia?

Embrace diversity, seize the moment, and let Malaysia be your gateway to a brighter future. Your academic journey begins here! 🌟

Visit educationmalaysia.gov.my for more information on Study in Malaysia.


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Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.