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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SCHOOLS

International students of all ages and levels of education will find studying in Malaysia to he a practical and feasible option. There are several types of schools in Malaysia.

 
International and Expatriate Schools
 

Malaysia?s conducive living environment, pleasant weather and social stability make it a highly appealing destination to people from all over the world. To meet the needs of the growing expatriate community, the Ministry of Education has facilitated the establishment of international and expatriate schools. These schools provide education in accordance to the international curriculum and enable students who are accustomed to the British, American, Japanese, German, Taiwanese, Indonesian and Saudi Arabian school systems to continue their studies uninterrupted while in Malaysia. Students are prepared for examinations such as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), 0-Levels, A-Levels and International Baccalaureate (113). Besides foreign students. Malaysian students can also enroll in International Schools that comply with the terms and conditions set by the Ministry of Education.

 
 
Private Schools
 

International students can select from the many private primary and secondary schools in the country. These privately-funded schools offer syllabi that conform to the Malaysian Integrated National Curriculum. English is the main medium of instruction and subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Information Technology are taught in English. Enrolment is open to both Malaysian and foreign students.

 
 
Chinese Independent Secondary Schools
 

These schools use Mandarin as the medium of instruction and conform to the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education. Its enrolment is open to both Malaysian and foreign students. Most schools in this category conduct their own widely recognised examinations such as the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). However, students can choose to sit for additional Malaysian public examinations as private candidates.

 
 
Private Religious Schools
 

Private Religious Schools conform to the Malaysian National Curriculum but place an emphasis on Islamic religion. Some schools incorporate the religious curriculum prepared by State Islamic Departments or Councils. The media of instruction are I3ahasa Malaysia (the national language), English and Arabic.

 
 
Public Schools
 

Public schools (also known as National Schools) are free and use Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction. These schools conform to the Malaysian Integrated National Curriculum. Some public schools (National-type Schools) conduct classes in other languages such as Mandarin and Tamil. However, students are taught Bahasa Malaysia and English. In all public schools. Mathematics. Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) are taught in English to prepare students for common examinations such as UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM.

 
 
Foreign students can be accepted into public schools if they are:
  • children of diplomats
  • children whose parents have authorized work permits
  • children whose parents have permanent resident status.
 
 

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

 

Malaysia welcomes international students from various countries to pursue their higher education here. There are numerous public and private institutions of higher learning that provide a diverse range of courses in various areas of specialization. The availability of external degree programmes and twinning programmes are among the factors that make Malaysia a preferred destination for higher education.

 
 
Private Colleges
 

A wide range of study options await international students at Malaysian private colleges. Students can choose from pre-university programmes, franchised degree programmes, professional and semi-professional courses, to English courses, internationally-rated internal Certificate or Diploma programmes and many more. One of the most popular choices among both local and foreign students is the 3+0 programme. Under this arrangement, private colleges are given permission by their foreign partner university (or host university) to conduct the entire degree programme in Malaysia. Thus, students can obtain a British, American, Australian, French. New Zealand or Canadian degree entirely in Malaysia without going overseas.

 

Alternatively, students can opt for the 2+1 split degree programme to complete their final year at overseas institutions. In both options, the degree qualification will be awarded by the foreign partner university. Credit Transfer Programmes and Advanced Standing Programmes are other collaborative efforts with overseas universities. A high number of international students choose Malaysia for pre-university programmes such as GCE A Levels, South Australian Matriculation (SAM). Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) and Canadian International Matriculation Programme ((IMP). Students who intend to sit for external professional examinations will be happy to find that these colleges are well-equipped to prepare them for qualifications such as MICPA. MIA. ACCAUK, ICSA-UK, CIMA-UK, CPA-Australia EM and EC-UK. Postgraduate programmes are also offered in collaboration with foreign universities.

 
 
Branch Campuses of Foreign Universities
 

The establishment of foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia reflects the high standards of education here, offering identical degree qualifications as the main parent campus, these branch campuses also ensure the same course materials and quality of education, Students can enjoy many privileges such as automatic registration as a student at the parent campus and an opportunity to spend one or more semesters at the parent campus with no disruption to their studies. Hence, by enrolling in a branch campus in Malaysia, international students can obtain the same degrees as the main campus in Australia or United Kingdom, at a fraction of the cost. Areas of study range from university foundation programmes, Bachelor?s and Master?s Degrees to Postgraduate courses in various fields including Business, Applied Science, Engineering. Information Technology and Medicine.

 
 
Private Universities And University-Colleges
 

Malaysia offers a wide choice of locally grown private universities and university-colleges, which award their own qualifications. Benchmarked against international standards. these universities and university-colleges meet the standard criteria and stringent requirements set by the National Accreditation Board (LAN). International students can pursue a a wide range of courses such as pre-university programmes, Diplomas as well as Bachelor?s, Master?s and Postgraduate Degrees. The worldwide recognition, coupled with the reasonable fee make these establishments a popular choice tr both local and international students.

 
 
International University
 

The International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) is the only international public university in the country. It operates under a Board represented by the university?s sponsoring governments and organisations. which include Malaysia (host country), the Maldives, Turkey. Pakistan. Bangladesh. Libya. Egypt. Saudi Arabia and the Organisations of Islamic Conference (OIC). It offers a wide range of courses in various disciplines including Economics, Law and Science.

 
 
Public Higher Education Institutions
 

Public higher education institutions in the country comprise of universities, university-colleges, community Colleges, colleges and polytechnics. Public universities can be found in almost all states in the country and the courses offered range from Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Science to Information Technology and many more. International students have the opportunity to further their studies in public universities and university-colleges. especially in postgraduate programmes.

 
 
 
 

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