Population: 29.3 million (UN, 2012)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Largest city: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 329,847 sq km
language: Malay ,Tamil, Chinese ,English, Telugu, Malayalam
Major religion: Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism,Christianity,
Life expectancy: 73 years
Monetary unit: 1 ringgit = 36 Rs
Main exports: Electronic equipment, petroleum natural gas, chemicals, palm oil, wood & rubber, textiles & More
Gross domestic product: US $8,770 - (2011)
International Phone dialing code: +60 or (0060)
Why study in Malaysia ....
ALMOST a quarter of a century ago, Malaysia announced its Vision 2020, an ambitious plan to become a self-sufficient industrialized nation by the year 2020. One of its goals was to provide world-class education and, with six years to go, it is fast becoming a thriving hub for domestic and international students alike.
- The local universities are getting better
While not yet a rival to Singapore, Hong Kong, China or Singapore, Malaysia's domestic universities are fast improving. University Malaya in the capital Kuala Lumpur is ranked 167th in the 2013/14 QS World University Ratings and its computer science,
- You can get a US, UK and Australian degree there...
A major part of Malaysia's state investment in higher education is its growing partnerships with universities in other countries. Many foreign universities, especially Australian and British, have branch campuses in Malaysia. For example, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Nottingham (UK), both of which are in the top 100 universities in the world
- At a lower cost
While an undergraduate course at the UK Campus of the University would cost the same course at the Malaysia campus would cost just under half as much e marking scheme which results in receiving the same degree with the same status, but at a significantly lower cost.
- It's majorly multicultural
Malaysia is amulti-ethnic melting pot. Such a setting is a great foundation for international students to make them feel at home in addition to having a sense of belonging. The global community allows for religious,
- It needs skilled graduates.
With certain industries on the rise and a growing economy, Malaysia is in need of skilled workers. Industry makes up a significant part of the country’s GDP with oil, gas and palm oil making leaps and bounds in the export markets.
- It's simply beautiful
Being a student may well be a full time occupation but a break every now and then is surely well deserved! Why not set off and explore the beautiful and diverse landscape Malaysia has to offer? You can wade through the jungle in Taman Negara National Park or head to the rainforest in Malaysian Borneo