Why Study In Malaysia

Malaysia is a nation of different races, culture & religion. It is in the heart of Southeast Asia. It comprises of two distinct area West & East Malaysia. The total land area is approximately 329,758 km and is separated by sea by 40 miles. East Malaysia consist of federal territory & two large states Sabah & Sarawak. West Malaysia consist of 11 states & 2 federal territories. The capital of Malaysia is Kuala lumper. Study in Malaysia for Indian students enables them to harness their career.

Career Opportunities

Students who decide to study abroad in Malaysia are allowed to work on a part-time basis during semester breaks, festive holidays or more than seven days of holiday for a maximum of 20 hours a week. International students are permitted to work in restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels except in the following positions: cashier, singer, masseur, musician, Guest Relations Officer.

Top colleges list

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Curtin University

Heriot Watt

Le Corden Bleu

Legenda Education Group

Limkokwing University

Linton University College

Malaysia University of Science and Technology

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Swinburne University of Technology

Top Courses to study in Malaysia for Indian students include:

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. It can also be useful in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas. MBA in Malaysia for Indian students includes them studying Accounting, Economics, Marketing, and Operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests.

International Business Management

The Master of International Business (M.I.B. or MIB) is designed to develop the capabilities and resources of managers in the global economy. It is ideal for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business.

Travel And Tourism In Hospitality

Tourism and hospitality courses cover the fundamentals of each industry including Tourism Economics, Food Service, and Legal Issues. This course can help you develop the management and entrepreneurship skills necessary to work in establishments related to the field.

Below given is the cost structure to study abroad in Malaysia:

Tuition fees per year

UG: RM 35000 - RM 40000

PG: RM 40000 - RM 50000

Research: RM 58000 - RM 60000


There are 3 intakes throughout the year to study in Malaysia for Indian students.

Documents required for application:




Academic Transcript

Proof of English language


Application fees if any

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.

In the Malaysian education structure, there are six categories of educational institutions which are governed by two Ministries, namely:

How do we process a student Visa to study in Malaysia?

A visa is required but the procedure is simple i.e. You do NOT need to apply for a visa from the Malaysian Embassy in your home country in order to study in Malaysia, with the exception of students from the People's Republic of China. The visa will be issued to you upon your arrival in Malaysia at the immigration check point provided you have valid travel documents and a letter of approval for a student pass by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

What is the 'Student pass' in Malaysia all about?

It is like a replica of a visa. It serves a similar purpose as the visa. The process of applying for a student pass is simple. The Malaysian institution of higher education that has offered international students like you a place to study at their institution will apply for the student pass on your behalf, prior to your arrival in Malaysia.

Applications will be submitted by the respective higher educational institution, to the Director of Pass & Permit Division Malaysia, Immigration Department Headquarters, in Kuala Lumpur (e-Student Pass System). Students do not need to apply directly to the Immigration Department under this procedure.

Prospective students who decide to study abroad in Malaysia will be informed of their application status by the Immigration Department in Malaysia through their educational institutions within an estimated 7 to 14 days after the application. A prospective international student must have an approved student pass before entering the country.

What are the employment legislations in Malaysia?

Students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week only during semester breaks or holidays of more than seven days at restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels as long as their student passes remain valid. Students are NOT permitted to work as cashiers. In addition, in the hotel sector, students are not allowed to work as singers, masseurs, musicians or GROs. Students are not allowed to engage in any job or activity deemed to be immoral, whilst they study in Malaysia.

Application to work part-time must be made through the educational institution at which the student is studying. The student needs to be present with the educational institution representative at the Immigration Department when submitting the application.

Can I get financial assistance?

Absolutely, like all other countries Malaysia does offer a variety of scholarships with respect to a classified variety. Contact our Career Asset counsellor for more information regarding scholarships to study abroad in Malaysia.

Are there any entrance tests to get admitted into Malaysian universities?

Fortunately, no, there are no mandatory test scores required to be submitted but it is always recommended to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores to universities for extra credit that could increase the chance of being admitted.