It is affordable

One of the best reasons to study in Malaysia is the affordable tuition fees. While tuition prices are course-dependent, studying in Malaysia allows one to receive almost the same quality of education compared with other more developed countries. Malaysia is also an affordable country to live in. Compared to many other nations, monthly rent is considerably cheaper.
Food is affordable too. If you’re not keen to cook or your accommodation doesn’t have kitchen facilities, a simple hawker meal costs about RM5 to RM8, depending on your area. Additionally, public transportation such as the LRT, buses, and trains are inexpensive, so you’ll be able to move around easily.

English is spoken widely

Even though the official language in Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia (BM), English is spoken widely, along with numerous other languages such as Mandarin and Tamil. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about communicating with the locals. While basic BM can be quite useful, you’re all set as long as you have a good understanding of English.

Malaysia is culturally rich and diverse

Malaysia is home to numerous races and religions, including Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Orang Asli (indigenous) people groups. Mainstream religions practiced in the country are Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Malaysia is home to incredible wildlife

Did you know Malaysia has over 30 national parks? These parks and Malaysia’s rainforests are home to some spectacular flora and fauna, including the giant rafflesia flower, the rhinoceros hornbill, Malayan tapir, and the Asian elephant. If you love the outdoors, semester breaks or long weekends are the perfect time to explore these parks.

It is safe and peaceful

Although Malaysia is a country with many religions and races, it’s a safe and peaceful country. In fact, the Global Peace Index 2020 ranks Malaysia as the 20th safest in the world and the 5th safest in the Asia Pacific.

It’s a chance for you to live independently

Studying abroad in itself is quite an experience. If you’ve never left home, now’s your chance to live independently. You will learn many life lessons and life skills, including budgeting, cooking, managing your time, and undertaking the decisions your parents would usually make.Because Malaysia is a safe place, you’ll be able to step out of your comfort zone and start living independently with minimal stress and worry. This is especially true if you’re living near your university, as there are usually all the facilities you need within walking distance.

Leading education hub in Southeast Asia

Because Malaysia is affordable and English is widely spoken here, Malaysia has become one of the leading education hubs in Southeast Asia. Students from Southeast Asia and as far as Africa go there to complete their tertiary studies as they know that Malaysia’s universities offer top-notch quality education.