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HISTORY

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The country's official language is Bahasa Melayu, commonly known as the Malay language. English remains an active second language. In 2017, English proficiency in Malaysia was ranked the 2nd best in Asia and the 13th best in the world. Evidence of modern human habitation in Malaysia dates back 40,000 years. In the Malay Peninsula, the first inhabitants are thought to be Negritos. Traders and settlers from India and China arrived as early as the first century AD, establishing trading ports and coastal towns in the second and third centuries. Their presence resulted in strong Indian and Chinese influences on the local cultures, and the people of the Malay Peninsula adopted the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The state that gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1957 took the name the "Federation of Malaya", chosen in preference to other potential names such as "Langkasuka", after the historic kingdom located at the upper section of the Malay Peninsula in the first millennium.

ECONOMY

Malaysia is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialized market economy. The state plays a significant but declining role in guiding economic activity through macroeconomic plans. Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5 per cent annually from 1957 to 2005. Malaysia's economy in 2014–2015 was one of the most competitive in Asia, ranking 6th in Asia and 20th in the world, higher than countries like Australia, France and South Korea.

CLIMATE

Located near the equator, Malaysia's climate is categorized as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year. The average rainfall is 250 centimeters (98 inch) a year and the average temperature is 27 °C (80.6 °F).Malaysia faces two monsoon winds seasons, the Southwest Monsoon from April to September, and the Northeast Monsoon from October to March.

CULTURE

Cultures have been meeting and mixing in Malaysia since the very beginning of its history.Within Malaysian society there is a Malay culture, a Chinese culture, an Indian culture, a Eurasian culture, along with the cultures of the indigenous groups of the peninsula and north Borneo. The original culture of the area stemmed from indigenous tribes that inhabited it, along with the Malays who later moved there.

ASIA’S EMERGING HIGHER EDUCATION HUB-

Malaysia is quickly becoming a top study destination for students from all over the world, ranking 9th on UNESCO’s top countries for international students in 2015. Studying in Malaysia will give you a better understanding of Asia’s growing importance in today’s globalized world.

REPUTABLE UNIVERSITIES-

Malaysian universities are getting better and better. Our partner university Universiti Putra Malaysia is ranked as the second-best university in Malaysia (Times Higher Education 2016) and acknowledged among the top 400 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 376). Located in Kuala Lumpur, students gain a top-notch education and the experience of living in a modern, wonderfully varied metropolis.

SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PLACE TO STUDY-

Malaysia is a politically sound and geographically safe country free from natural disasters. With its modern infrastructure and efficient transportation system, Malaysia makes a safe and comfortable place to live and study.

THERE’S NO LANGUAGE BARRIER-

The official and national language of Malaysia is Malaysian, which is a standardized form of the Malay language. However, since the majorities of the people in Malaysia understands and speak English very well, there is no crucial need for you to master the Malaysian language. A semester or two in Malaysia gives you a great opportunity to improve your English skills.

UNIQUE COURSES AND BENEFITS

International students who want a degree from developed countries like UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand can enroll in collaborative degree programs with reputable international universities such as the 2+1 programs or 3+0 programs which enable students to complete the entire foreign degree programs right here in Malaysia, and still be conferred with a degree from the partner university overseas. Alternatively, international students can study at foreign university branch campuses set up in Malaysia.

LOW COST LIVING& TUITION FEES

The main reason for study in Malaysia is that the tuition fees of high quality programs are very reasonable and highly affordable. The low cost of living is contributed mainly due to the ringgit value is lower compared to other currency, thus results in enormous savings by the students. A student can live comfortably for about RM 1,200 – 1,800 per month (USD 380 – USD 570 per month).

During Study

Students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week only during semester breaks or holidays of more than 7 days; in Restaurants, Petrol Kiosks, Mini Markets and Hotels as long as the Student Pass remains valid. Students are not permitted to work as a cashier. In addition, in the hotel sector, students are not allowed to work as singer, masseur, musician, GRO and other activities deemed to be considered immoral as per the Malaysian law. Application to work part-time must be made through the educational institution in which the student is studying.

Documents Required
  • Visa Application Form filled completely and duly signed by the applicant.
  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 9 months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
  • Two passport-size recent photographs (35 mm width x 45 mm height) against a white background pasted and not stapled on the application form.
  • A typed covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose of visit.
  • Letter from the company / institution in Malaysia.
  • A Work Permit Approval from the Immigration Department in Malaysia (in original).
  • Please note this Approval Copy is received in a sealed envelope and should not be opened by the Applicant
  • Confirmed air ticket.
  • Original copy of VDR Approval Letter from Malaysian Immigration Department
  • An entry visa is issued, and period of stay is granted at the time of entry into Malaysia.
AFTER STUDY

After graduation, students need to apply for a work visa (which is sponsored by an employer) to work legally. International students are allowed to work in Malaysia after their graduation if they find a job. Malaysia doesn’t change the student visa into work visa and let the student find a job.

Documents Required
  • Your passport data page (bio-data page which shows your face, name etc.). Students must provide a copy of ALL passport pages during the submission of student pass application to EMGS.
  • A copy of your offer letter is required in order to apply for a student visa in Malaysia. If you are making an online application, you will only be able to fill out the form and submit an application once you have received a letter of acceptance/offer from your university/college.
  • You need to provide copies of all academic records, certificates or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements provided by your educational institution.
  • Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report from your country of residence if screening was done at a non-EMGS registered overseas clinic (as applicable). A copy of the Lab Report and the Chest X-ray Report should be attached. All should be completed in the English Language.
  • Most courses in universities in Malaysia are conducted in English, so you need to show your English language competency is good enough for you to be able to participate fully in your course.
COUNTRY
TUITION FEES (annually)
LIVING COST (annually)
TOTAL COST (per annum)
MALAYSIA USD 5000 USD 4000 USD 9000
AUSTRALIA USD 15,000 USD 10,500 USD 25,500
USA USD 18,000 USD 13,000 USD 21,000
UK 15,000 USD 12,000 USD 27,000
CANADA USD 13,000 USD 8,500 USD 21,500