Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bin tang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall PETRONAS Twin Towers. Malaysia has four neighboring countries. These are, Thailand is located to the north, Indonesia on the island of Borneo, Brunei on the island of Borneo and Singapore is located to the south.


  • Population: 32 million people
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur (8.2 million people)
  • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Language: Bahasa Melayu
  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgits (1 MYR is approximately INR.17)
  • Nearest Airport to Capital: Kuala Lumpur International airport (55 kms from city centre)

The crime rate in Malaysia is relatively low and the political scenario is relatively stable. Top Industries are Rubber and Oil Palm Processing and Manufacturing; Petroleum and Natural Gas; Light Manufacturing; Pharmaceuticals.

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Why study abroad in Malaysia from India?

Students studying in Malaysia will get to experience living in a plural and multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions throughout the world. There are 20 public universities, 30 polytechnic institutions and 72 community colleges in Malaysia. The education system in Malaysia for international students is the most affordable. According to the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, more than 25000 students enroll in public institutions.

Cost of Living

The cost of living for international students in Malaysia is estimated to be between RM100 (approximately USD 32) and RM200 (USD 64). This includes socializing needs, toiletries, haircut, clothes, movies, etc. Using the estimate above, the total cost of living for a student will average at RM1,500 (USD 469) per month. This may vary a bit, depending on the location of the university and accommodation of students.

Stay back & Part Time Jobs

After study abroad in Malaysia for Indian students, a work permit can be seeked to stayback. International students in Malaysia can work part time for 20 hours a week during vacation times.

Application Procedure

To know more about application procedure and intakes to study abroad in Malaysia, please contact our expert study abroad consultants. We shall guide you through the best courses to study abroad in Malaysia from India.

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