Studying abroad doesn’t have to be just a dream anymore. Malaysia welcomes all international students from primary to tertiary levels, offering quality education that is more affordable than you may have thought. Besides home-grown schools and universities, Malaysia has world renowned international schools and universities setting up branch campuses in the country to provide world-class education opportunities to bot Malaysian and international students.

The Malaysian government has placed every effort in ensuring that the quality of education in Malaysia, offered both by higher educational institutions and international schools, are of global standards. Our well structured higher education system offers you the opportunity to pursue an international qualification that is recognised, reputable and affordable.

In addition, the multicultural community of Malaysia supports the institutions’ aim to make its students global citizens. International students are exposed to multiple languages, cultures and traditions as well as a wide variety of culinary treats and places of interest to explore. There are not many countries in this world can offer the type of learning environment that Malaysia offers to international students.

Malaysia is ranked the world’s 11th most preferred education destination in the world among international students by UNESCO. This shows that Malaysia has definitely won the confidence of international students for its quality education and enriching student experience. Here are some key reasons why you should choose Malaysia when deciding to study abroad.

Key Facts:

1.Malaysia offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications such as:

o Home-grown international qualifications – international standards, affordable fees

o “2+1” twinning degree programmes – a value-for-money “cross-border” experience

o “3+0” foreign bachelor’s degree in Malaysia – an affordable international qualification

o Foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia – get the best of the east and west

2.Low cost of living and affordable tuition fees:

o opening opportunities to study abroad to more students


3.Simple visa and student pass application process:

4.Malaysia’s advantage:

o A multi-ethnic population – living and learning in harmony

o Safe, stable and peace of mind

o Vibrant and open economy

o Quality education – assured by legislation

o A food haven – your gastronomic adventure begins here

o Friendly and hospitable Malaysians of whom many can speak English

o Another reason why Malaysia is an excellent choice as a study destination is that it has had years of experience with international students

o For those who wish to know more about what study opportunities Malaysia has to offer, please visit our Course Search Function.


Are you thinking of studying in Malaysia? If yes, then you will be interested in knowing about the education costs in Malaysia. Take a look at the cost of higher education in Malaysia to get an idea.

Tuition Fee

o Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – US $11,000 to US $18,000

o Postgraduate Masters Degree – US $9,000 to US $18,000

Average cost of living

o US $6000 per annum


The average monthly rental for a single room on a twin-sharing basis could be between US $100 and US $150, depending on the area, the type of accommodation and the facilities available.

Other Living Expenses:

o Groceries and eating out – $40 to $80 per week

o Phone and Internet – $5 to $15 per week

o Public transport – $10 to $20 per week

o Personal expenses – $ 10 to $ 20 per week

o Entertainment – $20 to $50 per week

Admission Process for Study in Malaysia

To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Malaysia students should register with The PATHE Study Abroad. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The PATHE Study Abroad, work on the Malaysia admissions process.


You register with The PATHE study abraod and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.


We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.



We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.


University/Course Selection

Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.


Document Editing

We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.


Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-Departure Information

We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Contact us to know more about the Malaysia admissions process.