Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 

EDUCATION TOURISM

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Malaysia is fast emerging as a centre for educational excellence in the region.

 

There are many kindergartens, private schools, international and expatriate schools as well as colleges and universities that offer top-notch education. A number of colleges and universities are affiliated with reputable overseas universities. Malaysia is also the pioneer in this region to have branch campuses of foreign universities. The establishment of these foreign university branch campuses reflects the high-level of confidence in Malaysia as a provider of quality education. Choose from long-term programmes such as Diplomas, Bachelor?s, Masters and Postgraduate Degrees, or short-term English language Courses, summer/motivation camps as well as homestays with the locals. Students can enroll in private and international schools, or opt for expatriate schools where they can continue with the syllabi of their respective countries. Studying here is also an ideal option for families that participate in the Malaysia My Second Home programme or health and wellness packages to Malaysia. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education are dedicated to ensure high academic standards in the country. To further promote Malaysia, the Ministry of Higher Education has set up education promotion centres in Vietnam, China, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

 

With more than 500 institutions of higher learning around the country. Malaysia offers international students a wide choice in terms of courses, institutions and locations. Degrees in various fields including Engineering, Medicine, Law, Mass Communication, Tourism, Fashion and Fine Arts can be obtained here at a relatively affordable cost. with the quality assurance that is second to none. Language is not a barrier as English is used as the medium of instruction.  Foreigners will find a varied student population, from countries such as China, Japan. Singapore. Pakistan. Indonesia, Australia. India, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Iraq and many other parts of the world. The multiracial backdrop provides an excellent opportunity to interact with one another and understand about different cultures. Most educational establishments are equipped with extensive facilities for studies and leisure. Well-stocked libraries, diverse curricular activities as well as regular seminars and workshops provide the necessary Support and create a favourable and conducive environment for students? development.

 

The abundant natural marvels, sunny tropical weather, colourful festivals as well as the warm and friendly locals will enrich your learning experience and make your stay in the country thoroughly enjoyable. So pack your knapsacks. Malaysia awaits you with endless opportunities for learning, adventure and fun.

 
 

STUDENT ADVANTAGE

As a regional centre for educational excellence, Malaysia offers many advantages for international students.

 

Internationally Recognized Qualifications

 

Enjoy high standards of education and internationally recognized programmes. Qualifications obtained here are on par with those offered in Europe, United States. United Kingdom and Australia.

 
 

International Affiliations

 

Many colleges and universities work in collaboration with reputable foreign universities in United Kingdom, Australia. United States and Canada. Students can take advantage of the cost-saving twinning programmes and credit transfers to obtain foreign 1)egrees at a reasonable cost. Choose from the unique 3+0 programme to study in Malaysia or 2+1 programmes to complete the final year overseas.

 
 

An Extensive Range of Options

 

Students will find an extensive range of options for their studies. consisting of both academic and skill-based fields. Choose from traditionally popular courses such as Engineering and Medicine or opt for Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology. A growing number of institutions are offering qualifications in Art & Design, Music, Theatre, Fashion as well as Culinary Arts.

 
 

English as the Medium of Instruction

 

English is used as the primary medium of instruction in private schools, private colleges and universities, as well as in most public universities in Malaysia. Libraries are well-stocked with books and reference materials in English.

 
 

Affordable

 

Malaysia offers greatly affordable education compared to traditionally popular countries such as the United Kingdom and United States. Students can take advantage of the reasonable tuition fees imposed by the educational institutions.

 
 

Cost of Living

 

The relatively lower cost of living in Malaysia makes it a highly appealing destination for the international student population. Most colleges are situated near to accommodation facilities such as college hostels or private accommodations (serviced apartments, link houses or condominiums) which are available for a reasonable rental fee. Transportation costs (such as train and bus fares) as well as food and beverages are also reasonably priced.

 
 

Knowledge and Skills

 

Students can gain various skills through innovative teaching methods, practical trainings, industrial internships and state-of- the-art facilities that are offered by Malaysian colleges and universities.

 
 

Political Stability and Safety

 

Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the region, and parents as well as students can rest assured that the warm hospitality of the locals will make studying here a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

 
 

Hassle-Free Entry Formalities

 

Malaysia offers hassle-free immigration procedures. Upon arrival, international students will be greeted at the airport by representatives from the respective higher educational establishments. All the necessary arrangements, such as accommodation and transportation will be taken care of, to ensure that students? first day in the country is pleasant and stress-free.

 
 
 

ENTRY FORMALITIES

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining a Student Pass

 

Students who come to Malaysia o source for a suitable college or university can enter Malaysia with a Visitor Pass (Social). After you have made your choice, the educational establishment that you have selected will apply for a Student Pass on your behalf. Once your application for a Student Pass is approved, the Immigration Department will inform the foreign student through the educational institution concerned. Students will then receive a Letter of Approval.

 

The student is required to produce the Letter of Approval at the immigration check point in the airport. They will then be issued a Special Pass which is valid for 30 days. Within this 30-day period, the educational institution concerned will submit the student?s passport to the State Immigration Department for Student Pass stickers to be affixed. The processing tee for the Student Pass will be paid by the educational establishment.
 

Note: The ?Visa On Arrival? service is limited to tourists and not applicable to students.

 
 

Fees

 

Student Pass

A tee of RM60.00 will be charged for a student who stays in Malaysia for a duration of one year or less.

 

Visa

The fee to obtain a Visa differs according to the students? countries of origin. However, the maximum fee is RM100.00

 

Processing Fee

A fee of RM500.00 will be charged for Journey Performed (JP) Visa, if students enter the country before the Student Pass Letter of Approval is issued.

 
 

Working Part-Time While Studying

 

Foreign students in Malaysia are allowed to work part-time in restaurants. petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels (except as cashiers) as long as the Student Pass is valid, In addition, students are not allowed to work as singers. musicians, masseur/masseuse, guest relations officers (GRO) or be involved in activities deemed to be immoral.

 

The opportunity to work part-time is only permitted during semester breaks. festive breaks and holidays exceeding seven (7) consecutive days. The maximum duration permitted for working is 20 hours a week. In addition, the students? progress report and attendance record will be submitted every three months once to the Immigration Department by the educational establishment concerned. The opportunity to work will only he extended if the student maintains a good academic performance.

 

Application to work part-time must be made through the educational institution in which the student is studying.

 

The Director General of The Immigration Department of Malaysia reserves the right to approve or reject the application for employment by foreign students, according to Section 9(1) (a) the 1959/1963 Immigration Act Amended 2002.

 
 
 
 

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