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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study in Malaysia!

Get convinced by our arguments why Malaysia is the perfect study location

Malaysia is one of the most vibrant countries in Southeast Asia. The rich culture, amazing food, bustling metropolises, lush green tropics, amazing shopping and dirt-cheap prices are some of the reasons why Malaysia has earned the slogan “Truly Asia”. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should think about studying in Malaysia. 

5 reasons why you should study in Malaysia

1. Malaysia is Asia’s Emerging Higher Education Hub

High buildings are illuminated during the evening in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is quickly becoming a top study destination for students from all over the world! Photo by Pexels / CC BY

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.

2. Malaysia has Great Universities

A piece of a globe with Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur on it. In KL, students gain a top-notch education and the experience of living in a modern metropolis. Photo by Chuttersnap / CC BY

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.

3. There’s No Language Barrier

Two Malaysian woman are talking with eachother in a workplace in Malaysia. Malaysians will appreciate a lot if you try to communicate with them in their own language. Photo by Mimi Thian / CC BY

The official and national language of Malaysia is Malaysian, which is a standardized form of the Malay language. However, since the majority of the people in Malaysia understand 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.

4. High Quality of Life at Low Cost

A sky pool during sunset with a view of buildings in Kuala Lumpur. In Malaysia, you can live a luxurious life for very little money. Photo by Tianya1233 / CC BY

Western students are often amazed by how low the living expenses in Malaysia are. In Malaysia, you get high quality of life at a low cost. As an international student, you can live comfortably with just about 1100 MYR a month, inclusive of food, accommodation, and other daily expenses. Swimming pools are not a rare sight. Interested in affordable five-star hotel luxury accommodation even as a student? In Malaysia it is possible! 

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5. Culture and Diversity

Boats are laying in a river in a jungle in Malaysia. Taman Negara is the world´s oldest rainforest, a must to visit when you are in Malaysia. Photo by Woren76 / CC BY

Malaysia is a country of contrasts and surprises, a bubbly blend of people and ideologies. The laid-back, friendly Malaysians love to socialize and welcome you to their country with a smile. The stunning variety of attractions and free-time activities in the thrilling metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur and the natural wonders of Malaysia such as Langkawi, Taman Negara, and Cameron Highlands ensure you will never run out of things to see and do.

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