Affordable Tuition Fees



One of the main attractions Malaysia holds for foreign students is ‘affordability’. The major cost considerations when it comes to a foreign education are course fees and living expenses.


Once they calculate the cost of education and living in Malaysia, many international students discover that studying in Malaysia offers them real value for money. The affordable cost of quality tertiary education is one of many good reasons why international students choose Malaysia.


For example, you can acquire a UK engineering degree (3 years) in Malaysia through a franchised degree programme at an estimated RM51,000 (USD16,000), whereas the tuition fee of the same degree programme at the host university in the UK is about RM144,000 (USD45,000).


Estimated Cost of Education in Malaysia


1. Preparatory Courses for English Proficiency Tests


Type of Programme

Estimated Tuition Fees in USD

Duration

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

129 –229

2 months

Test of English as  a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

143 –229

2 months


2. Pre-University Programmes


Type of Programme

Estimated Tuition Fees in USD

Duration

GCE ‘A’ level, UK

3,100 – 4,800

18 months

Western Australian Matriculation

2,600 – 3,100

1 year

South Australian Matriculation

2,600 – 3,900

1 year

Canadian Pre-University

3,400 – 4,400

1 year

International Baccalaureate Diploma

8,000 - 16,400

2 years

Malaysian Pre-University

2,300 – 3,200

I year


3. Bachelor’s Degree Programmes


Area of Study

Paths of Study

Cost in USD for Private College 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 years)

Cost in USD for Foreign Branch Campus University Degree Programme (3 years)

Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years)

Business

11,100 –14,300

13,700 – 24,000

8,600 – 11,400

Engineering

13,000 – 15,000
(3 yrs., UK; 4yrs., Aust)

21,100 – 40,000
(3 yrs., UK; 4yrs., Aust)

12,900 – 14,300
(4 yrs.)

IT

9,700 – 12,900

13,400 – 25,100

9,400 -12,300

Hospitality & Tourism

13,700 – 18,600

-

12,000 -14,300

Medicine

-

114,300 (5 yrs.)

62,900 -108,600

Business

Cost in USD for Private College 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 years) 11,100 –14,300
Cost in USD for Foreign Branch Campus University Degree Programme (3 years) 13,700 – 24,000
Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years) 8,600 – 11,400

Engineering

Cost in USD for Private College 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 years) 13,000 – 15,000
(3 yrs., UK; 4yrs., Aust)
Cost in USD for Foreign Branch Campus University Degree Programme (3 years) 21,100 – 40,000
(3 yrs., UK; 4yrs., Aust)
Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years) 12,900 – 14,300
(4 yrs.)

Information Technology

Cost in USD for Private College 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 years) 9,700 – 12,900
Cost in USD for Foreign Branch Campus University Degree Programme (3 years) 13,400 – 25,100
Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years) 9,400 -12,300

Hospitality & Tourism

Cost in USD for Private College 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 years) 13,700 – 18,600
Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years) 12,000 -14,300

Medicine

Cost in USD for Foreign Branch Campus University Degree Programme (3 years) 114,300
(5 yrs.)
Cost in USD for Malaysian Private University Degree Programme (3 years) 62,900 -108,600

All figures are estimates


4. Preparation for External Professional Examinations


Type of Programme

Estimated Tuition Fees in USD

Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)

3,300 - 4,300

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

3,700 – 4,500

Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administration (ICSA)

2,900 – 3,400

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