Malaysia is a country in Asia, is one of the safest countries in Asia with a low crime rate. Malaysia is blessed with natural attractions, rich history with modern architecture, multi-cultural, and ethnicities. It attracts millions of people from all over the world.
The education system and structure in Malaysia’s higher institution is amazing, international students are open to study in any of their higher institutions, they offer programs for undergraduates, postgraduates, and diplomas. There are some Malaysian universities ranked in the top 500 universities in the world. Malaysia is a home for international students to attain quality education and experience that will help compete around the world.
Cost of living and studying
There are numerous scholarships available at all levels for applicants, tuition fees at public universities are lower compared to private universities, tuition fees are not fixed, and it depends on the institution. A bachelor’s degree costs around MYR 7,000 per year and Masters’s Degree will cost around MYR 11,000 per year.
The cost of living for international students is not that high, compare to studying outside Malaysia, students should budget between MYR 10,000 and MYR 15,000 per year. This will cover transportation, food, travel, and accommodation, although this depends on which city you are in.
Language instruction in both public and private universities are been taught in English. their official language is Bahasa Melayu Malaysia, learning the language is a good advantage for international, this will help you in communicating with the local’s students and residents.
Top cities in Malaysia
• Kuala Lumpur
• Johor Bahru
• George Town
• Kota Kinabalu
1. University of Malaya (UM)
It was established in 1905, it is the oldest university in Malaysia, and The University of Malaya comes in 87th place in QS World University ranking, the University of Malaya offers higher education for undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-diploma with over 2,000 academic staff and almost 3,000 non-academic staff.
The University of Malaya has many facilities and services for students and also offer scholarships and financial assistance to students at all level.
The school has some notable alumni doing great around the world, including three prime ministers, and many politicians, business moguls.
2. University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
University Putra Malaysia is a home of 25,000 students which includes Malaysians and international students. The university offers higher education for both undergraduates and postgraduates with over 1,500 academics staff and almost 93% of their academic staff are Ph.D. holders
The university has 15 faculties and 11 institutes and 2 schools (school of graduate studies and school of business and economics) with over 80 programs for bachelor’s degrees and 60 master’s programs, more than 300 fields of study.
In addition, the university Putra Malaysia is expanding its learning to out Malaysia by having some collaborative programs with some universities in the United Kingdom and unites states, France, Australia, Japan, Turkey, Thailand.
3. Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Open University Malaysia (OUM) was established in 2000, the university is owned by a consortium of the first 11 public universities in Malaysia. The university is known for distance learning that allows learners to study at their continent time without compromising their personal activities.
The university offers 80 programs with 35 learning Centre’s and it has enrolled over 180,000 learners in different areas of specialization with over 80,000 graduates so far.
Learners at the Open University of Malaysia has the different option of learning which include the Face-to-face Tutorial, Online Forums, Self-Managed Study, and Fully Online Learning.
4. USCI University
USCI is a 35 years old university which is located in Kuala Lumpur. The university has four campuses, UCSI offers various disciplines, which include medicine, pharmacy, engineering, IT, applied sciences, business, architecture, music, social sciences, creative arts, and hospitality, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
UCSI is one of the first private universities in Malaysia, with has over 10,000 students, UCSI also has numerous scholarships for students. The university has alumni around the world that have achieved more in career and life.
5. University of Malaysia, Kelantan
The University of Malaysia, Kelantan in 2006, and the university has 3 campuses. It has 5 faculties which include faculty of veterinary medicine, creative technology and heritage, agro-industry, and earth science.
On all the campuses, the university has world-class teaching and learning resources such as a modern library, clinic, sports, and cultural facilities, computer lab, security, and cafeteria, with a very good and enabling environment for students. There are scholarships available at the University of Malaysia Kelantan.
6. University of Malaysia, Perlis
The University of Malaysia, Perlis is a 20-year-old public university. The University of Malaysia has roughly 6,000 students.
The University of Malaysia offers series of undergraduate programs in Engineering, Engineering technology, business, with some diplomas programs and postgraduate programs. The university is equipped with some amazing laboratories, an engineering Centre, lecture room, library, and research Centre and an institute.
The University of Malaysia, Perlis is among the top universities in Asia, it is one of the cheapest universities and has well-equipped resources that meet up to world standards.
7. Malaysia University of Sabah
The university was founded in 1994, is a public university in Malaysia.
The university has 13 schools that offer series of programs and has some majors in various Faculties: business, economic and accountancy, computing and informatics, engineering, food science and nutrition, social science and humanities, medicine and health sciences, science and natural resources. The Malaysia University of Sabah has partnerships with some top institutions around the world.
The university has a total enrolment of more than 13,000 students and the university has well-equipped and standard teaching and learning facilities, the library, lecture room/hall, bank facilities, and good student service.
8. Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM)
It was established in 1993. The University of Tun Hussein Onn is a public university in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. The university offers courses from diploma to postgraduate level. the university offers programs like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, aeronautic, computer science, vocational, education, technical, business courses.
The university has a good academic record and a standard library, Laboratories, lectures room and has provided an enabling environment for students. It also Researches and grants opportunities for research work.
9. Universiti Malaysia Pahang
The University of Malaysia Pahang is a public technical university in Pahang, Malaysia. It was founded in 2002. The university has a wide range of programs in engineering, technology-based, and vocational education and training. The university is ranked as one of the best research and Innovation universities in Malaysia.
It has over 12,000 students and 20, alumni 000. The university pekan campus has engineering faculties such as electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical and automotive engineering technology, manufacturing and mechatronics engineering, computing, and a Centre for modern languages. The University of Malaysia Pahang campus in Gambang has faculties of civil engineering technology, chemical, and process engineering technology, science and industrial technology, industrial management, and has a school of postgraduate studies.
I hope that the article on the cheap university in Malaysia was helpful.