In recent years, the Malaysian government has heavily invested in the country’s higher education sector with a vision of establishing it as a leading hub for education in southeast Asia and around the world. Below are reasons you should study in malaysia:
Compared with the US and UK, studying in Malaysia is still a very affordable option for international students. When it comes to cost of living, the average budget for an international student each year is around MYR 14,400 (~US$3,440-4,600). This includes food, travel and accommodation. Of course, you’ll still want to plan your budget as early as possible if you plan to spend some extra time travelling between semesters as international students are unable to work during term time.
Many Malaysian universities offer exclusive English taught degree programs. While the country’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia, the English language is just as widely spoken while an abundance of other languages and dialects, including Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tamil can be heard all around. Even if you have a good understanding of English, having a basic understanding of Bahasa Malaysia will be both useful and polite. In fact, it’s considered to be one of the easiest languages to learn in the world.
3. Diverse cultural Heritage
Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage is reflected in its people, food, architecture, religions, festivals, and languages. Malaysia is wonderful in all aspects. The people there are very friendly no matter your race, ethnicity, or religion. There are so many kinds of festivals too, which means holidays to enjoy the festivals and the food.
Those who shy away from the cold and rainy weather will love Malaysia’s year round warm, sunny climate. Its warmest average temperature is 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit, while its coldest average temperature is only two degrees cooler at 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
5.World’s Most Biodiverse Regions
Many of Malaysia’s rainforests and national parks are also home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. The rhinoceros hornbill, famous for its bright, long curved bill and huge wing span, is the national bird of Malaysia, while the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, and Malayan tapir are all native to the jungles of Peninsular Malaysia.
Moving to study overseas is an experience in itself, so it’s important to go in with an open mind. Although you’re there to earn a degree, you’re going to want to make the most of being in a new place to see and explore and meet new people who may even become lifelong friends. Whether you’re moving half way across the world or hopping from one island to the next, it’s going to be a steep learning curve which goes one step further.