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    Malaysia

    Malaysia

    Fast Facts

    Capital: Kuala Lumpur
    Population: Approximately 28 Million
    Size: 329,758 km2
    Time Zone: UTC +8
    Currency: Ringgit
    Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia

    Brief Information about Malaysia

    Malaysia is divided into two distinct parts: The Peninsular Malaysia, the western part with the lively capital city of Kuala Lumpur which borders Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south and, 650km away, the East Malaysian provinces of Sabah and Sarawak in North Borneo which are separated by the South China Sea.

    This country is full of a variety of cultural influences and has traditionally been an important trading center (Malaysia is situated in the Malacca straits which was already occupied by colonial forces in the 17th century). For decades, Malaysia was a British colony. Today it is one of the most progressive, dynamic and wealthiest countries in South-East Asia.

    In Malaysia it is relatively easy to travel around and if you have a thirst for adventure, Malaysia will do it best to try and quench that thirst. The colonial past, influenced by Portugal, the Netherlands and Great Britain mixed together with the Asian and indigenous culture creates an unforgettable mix of traditions, architecture and lifestyles. Malaysia is a multicultural society in which Malays, ethnic Chinese and Indians live next door to each other. Muslim Malays are the largest ethnic group while ethnic Chinese make up about a third and Indians a tenth of the population.

    The country’s political and economic power is mainly distributed on the basis of ethnic origin: Malays dominate in the political arena and the Chinese in business and on the economic stage. This ambitious country is increasingly developing as the region’s educational epicenter and multiple higher education institutions are already located there. The amount of external campuses from international higher education institutions is also growing. More than 150,000 international students from over 150 countries have currently chosen to study in Malaysia and more and more are coming every day.

    The universities have an excellent reputation in both teaching and facilities. Mainly Australian universities have a branch Sarawak in Borneo. With spectacular flora and fauna, this area houses some of the world’s oldest rainforests. White sand beaches call for relaxation, stunning caves beckon with the promise of an exciting adventure and all this combined with a reasonable costs of living. Not many tourists opt to explore the tropical hinterland where one can come into contact with an ancient civilization. Choose Malaysia and be one of the lucky few.

    Beginning of Semester

    February, July and September

    Expenses per Semester

    Tuition fees are between $3500-$20,000  depending on the course choice.

    Visa

    A student visa is required to study in Malaysia. The necessary application documents and medical report are to be submitted with your acceptance of offer at your university and will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. Please allow a processing time of approximately four to six weeks.

    Your student visa confirmation must be submitted to the Malaysian Embassy to be granted a Single Entry Visa for entering Malaysia. Afterward you will immediately be issued a Multiple Entry Student Pass.

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