STUDY IN MALAYSIA
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. The constitution declares Islam the state religion while protecting freedom of religion. The government system is closely modeled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on common law. The head of state is the king, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The head of government is the Prime Minister.
Population: 28.33 million
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Largest city: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 329,847 km²
Kelang, Johor Bharu, George Town, Miri, Alor Setar, Malacca City, Kuala Terengga
The weather in Malaysia is sunny and rainy all year without extreme cold or hot weather conditions. The main variable of Malaysia’s climate is not temperature or air pressure, but rainfall. In general, the climate of Malaysia can be described as typical tropical climate. Malaysia has extreme variations in rainfall that are linked with the monsoons. Generally speaking, there is a dry season (June to September), and a rainy season (December to March)
International students studying in Malaysia will get to experience of live
Apluraland multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions throughout the world. There are three major races in Malaysia namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians together with other ethnic minorities. Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, international students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.
Malaysian & Malay.
Malaysia's eighth world ranking in the field of education as listed by the Newsweek magazine showed that the education system in the country is of high-quality
There are over 700 private higher educational institutions and Universities in Malaysia. Many American and British Universities have set up their campuses in Malaysia for Malaysian as well as international students who wish to study in Malaysia at a lower cost.
All these universities and courses are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. All courses approved by a country's Ministry of Higher Education stand approved by any other country's Ministry of Higher Education world-wide
Undergraduate studies consist of bachelor degree levels and professional studies while postgraduate studies consist of master degrees and PhDs. Generally, higher education at the diploma level is for secondary school certificate (SPM) holders from the age of 17 onwards whereas pursuing a bachelor degree requires post-secondary qualifications such as STPM (which is equivalent to the GCE 'A' level) or other equivalent pre-university qualifications.
The Malaysian education structure can be divided into pre-tertiary and higher education levels. There are two governing authorities in the education sector. Pre-tertiary education (i.e. from pre-school to secondary education and teacher education) is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) while higher education is the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).
In last decade there are several international reputable universities have set up their branch campuses in Malaysia and offered their own courses to students (both local and international) in order that these students can acquire identical university qualifications at a lower education cost in Malaysia. For example, the tuition fee of a 3-year UK Engineering Degree is priced at about USD24, 500.
The cost of living for international students to study in Malaysia could be as low as RM10, 000 which is approximately US$2,632 per annum (the cost of living in the city is about 10% higher). As such, the low living cost besides the cheaper tuition fee would appeal to both international and local students in terms of great savings of living expenses while studying in Malaysia.
Being recognised as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, one of the success factors is the ability of the higher educational institutions to provide professional, career-focused education. The institutions here work closely with leading companies, industry professionals and foreign partner universities to ensure that the courses offered are up-to-date and market relevant so as to enhance the employability of their graduates.
Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fueled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. Today, Malaysia has a newly industrialized market economy, ranked third largest in Southeast Asia.
WORK RIGHTS DURING STUDIES:
International students who enter Malaysia on a student visa have few opportunities to undertake paid employment.
Although technically there are some legal opportunities for students to work, however, the Malaysian Immigration Department has set the limitations for international students to undertake any form of paid employment whilst studying in Malaysia ─ see guidelines below.
You are only allowed to work 20 hours per week in a restricted category of jobs
During long vacations.
If you are interested in undertaking employment at any stage during your studies,
Please consult the Student Visa Officer at the International Office.
Under no circumstances should you undertake unofficial employment as this could
Result in your student visa being revoked
WORK Rights for Spouse:
The foreign husband/wife is permitted to work in Malaysia without having to change their Social Visit Pass to the Employment Pass on condition that the spouse has acquired work approval from the Immigration Department.