Situated in South-East Asia and having a population of around 31 million, estimated in 2014, Malaysia is a great place to visit not only for tourists but for international students as well and is ranked the world’s 11th most preferred study destination. As of 2016, there were more than 175,000 international students in Malaysia from around 110 countries pursuing courses ranging from English language, bachelor's degrees, diplomas and Master's degrees from both local universities and foreign branch campuses. The interest of international students choosing Malaysia as a top choice destination is evident and is illustrated below.
Since gaining independence in 1957, Malaysia has become a very competitive country globally in various industries ranging from primary products such as rubber and palm oil, to a strong banking sector.
Rapid progress in high technology development is causing a transition for Malaysia from a developing to a developed country.
Cost of education is very affordable and is an important attractive factor for international students. Typical cost for a business degree is around $5000 annually. There are many foreign university branch campuses like University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Monash University and Newcastle University and more can be expected soon. Malaysia has transformed into a centre of excellence in education, despite having these foreign universities open just a few decades back.
Official religion of the nation is Islam and so is the most of population, while the Malaysian Constitution guarantees freedom of worship and expression.
A great place to learn languages. Bahasa Malay is the national language but English, Mandarin and Tamil are also widely spoken.
Cost of living, when compared to other major countries that attract large numbers of international students is very less, while at the same time maintaining high standards.
Wide choice of food, great places to visit and much more makes Malaysia a great country. If you have any questions such as which college is the best, which courses to choose, Qadri International can help you make the right decision.