Thursday, 2 May, 2024



Malaysia is one of the top study-abroad destinations for international students from Bangladesh, for undergraduate to postgraduate studies. According to the data by Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), since 2019, there have been more than 19,000 student applications by Bangladeshi students to pursue their studies in Malaysia.

Bangladeshi students seeking world-class and quality education in Malaysia can look forward to our education fairs as Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) is hosting a series of “Study in Malaysia” Education Fairs across Bangladesh. The events is scheduled for Dhaka (April 26th – 27th  2024), Chittagong (April 29th 2024), and Sylhet (May 1st 2024). This article will delve into the exciting prospects awaiting Bangladeshi students considering Malaysia for their higher education journey.


With a wide range of universities and institutions, Malaysia offers a world-class education at a competitive cost, attracting international students from across the globe.

QS World University Rankings 2024

Universiti Malaya – Rank 65

Universiti Sains Malaysia – Rank 137

Universiti Putra Malaysia – Rank 158

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – Rank 159

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – Rank 188

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Engineering – Petroleum

Rank 16 – Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Rank 50 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Hospitality & Leisure Management

Rank 17 – Taylor’s University

Rank 34 – UCSI University

Rank 46 – Management and Science University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Rank 61 – Universiti Malaya

Rank 79 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Rank 87 – Universiti Sains Malaysia

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Hospitality & Leisure Management

Rank 17 – Taylor’s University

Rank 34 – UCSI University

Rank 46 – Management and Science University


Beyond its world-class education, Malaysia attracts international students with a wealth of scholarship opportunities.


Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract brilliant minds from around the world to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia. This scholarship is parallel with Malaysia’s aspiration to emerge as one of the global centres of academic excellence by attracting, motivating, and retaining talented human capital from abroad.

Interested international graduates with outstanding academic and co-curricular backgrounds are welcome to apply for this scholarship to further their studies in leading Malaysian universities and higher education institutions with the opportunity to enjoy Malaysian hospitality and a world-class higher education experience.

For more information, you may visit https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index.php


The Albukhary International University (AIU) Scholarship, administered by the Albukhary Foundation, is a prestigious opportunity designed to support exceptional students in pursuing higher education at AIU. This initiative aims to assist economically disadvantaged students, both locally and internationally, in obtaining their degrees at Albukhary International University (AIU), covering their tuition fees.

Eligible international applicants must be between 18 and 22 years old, unmarried, and demonstrate a household income below 300 USD. Those with outstanding academic achievements, active participation in extracurricular activities, and a keen interest in experiencing education in Malaysia are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

For more information, you may visit https://aiu.edu.my/scholarship/

There are various scholarships available in Malaysia. For further information, you may visit https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/scholarship/


Malaysia stands as an exemplary professional certification hub, particularly excelling in programs such as Accounting, Islamic Finance, and Banking. Renowned for its top-tier educational institutions, the nation provides specialized certifications in these fields, aligning with global industry standards. The programmes not only offer rigorous academic training but also benefit from Malaysia’s dynamic business environment, providing real-world relevance. With a commitment to excellence and a multicultural backdrop, Malaysia creates an ideal setting for professionals aspiring to advance their expertise in Accounting, Islamic Finance, Engineering, and many others, ensuring they are well-prepared for success in the international arena.

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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.