Study in Malaysia
What can you imagine when the modern world mixes with the developing world? Probably something has beautiful as Malaysia. Malaysia has a cultural and historical blend that has made it something of a treasure in Southeast Asia. And, when someone says, “historical blend”, in Southeast Asia, that has got make you hungry. After all, such a combination can only mean one thing: delicious food to make you go wild.
Lately, too, universities and colleges in Malaysia have started introducing English-taught Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes. Students come from everywhere to join in their classes, living long-term in a place that most people only dream of.
Why study in Malaysia?
Imagine you’re on a dating site, and the first question is: are you a fan of the beach and lovely weather? You answered, yes, but then, instead of sending you out on an awkward date, you’ve been sent to Malaysia. Not bad!
Recently, the Malaysian government has instituted the main body that oversees higher education there. Now, almost all of the universities where you can study in Malaysia have been accredited and certified to offer high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. So, you can be sure that, once you’re there, your degree will compel you to success, and still offer you the unique education that you’d hope for in such a magical place.
What to study in Malaysia?
In Malaysia, their long history of art, literature, and music has made it an interesting place to pursue topics related to their local culture. At the same time, however, Malaysia has also become a strong, vibrant place for technology and business innovation, allowing young Bachelor’s and Master’s students to find their calling in a place that suits their career goals.
Here is a list of subjects to pursue in Malaysia:
Major cities in Malaysia
As a country, Malaysia isn’t that big, so there aren’t many places to put a big city. But, if you are interested in knowing, Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s biggest city and national capital. You’ll also find other, smaller cities, such as Melaka City, Kuantan, Ipoh, and Georgetown. Surely, travelling between them, you catch a glimpse of big city life, combined with small-town life, all in a short day.
Which universities to attend in Malaysia
Malaysia has recently started building up their universities, combining different colleges, academies, and institutes together to make larger universities. At the same time, there are large public universities, hugely backed and subsidised by the Malaysian government.
Here are some familiar universities in Malaysia:
How to apply to universities in Malaysia
Each university in Malaysia has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.
Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:
- A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree)
- A transcript/record of your previous courses
- A scan of your passport and/or birth certificate
- Your CV
- Testing scores
- Evidence of scholarship or funding
- Letters of recommendation (between 2-3)
- Portfolio and/or writing samples
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for a university in Malaysia
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Malaysia you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Malaysian, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
To apply to study in the Malaysia, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.
The certificates generally accepted by the universities in the Malaysia are:
- C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency