Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects,
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Studying in Malaysia

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  • Why should I study in the ‘country’?

    Studying in Malaysia does not require you to study its native language as English is used as the primary medium of instruction for all courses at private higher education institutions. Malaysia also has more than 170 000 international students across private and international schools, higher educational institutions, etc.

    Schools in Malaysia are improving as educational institutions. In the latest rankings of various world university rankings, some universities in Malaysia have been ranked in the top 200. Studying in Malaysia will also expose its students to a curriculum that offers world education. Students will be learning from Malaysian schools that spend a major part of their investments in forming partnerships with universities from the United States, United Kingdom (UK), and Australia.

    Lastly, studying in Malaysia is very affordable. In the 2016 QS Top Universities “Most Affordable Cities for Students”, Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur gained a near perfect score for affordability. Students will then have the opportunity to study in a top school/university at a reduced cost.

  • How do I choose a school in the ‘country?

    There are an endless array of schools and programs available to Filipino students looking to pursue their studies in Malaysia. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Malaysia that are looking for Filipino students just like you!

  • Do I need a visa? How do I get it?

    Philippine passport holders will not need a visa if they are planning to stay in Malaysia for only one month or 30 days. The passport should still be valid. There will be a need for a visa if the planned stay is more than 30 days but less than 59 days. Application for this visa is free of charge. Planning to stay in Malaysia for more than 60 days will also need a visa but they have to get a visa with reference (VWR) before their planned travel to Malaysia. Their contacts or host in Malaysia should secure a letter of authorization or approval for VWR from the Malaysian Department of Immigration. The original letter of approval will be included in the visa application.

    Visa application requirements

    1. Philippine passport (valid for not less than 6 months, original and 2 photocopies)
    2. Fully accomplished visa application form (2 copies)
    3. 2 passport sized photograph
    4. Roundtrip airline tickets (original and 2 photocopies)
    5. Letter of approval Malaysian Department of Immigration (original copy)
    6. Visa (VWR) fee: RM36.00 (paid in Philippine Peso)

  • What are the requirements for studying at a school in the ‘country’?

    Generally, schools in Malaysia request the ff:

    • Certified copies of all relevant examination results and academic certificates (preferably with copies translated in English if your documents are in another language)
    • English proficiency certificate
    • A completed accommodation form (if accommodation is required)
    • Photocopy of valid international passport (valid for at least 12 months from the expected date of entry to Malaysia) - all pages
    • Photocopy of identity card
    • Most recent passport-size colour photograph (4 to 6 copies)
    • Personal medical examination report

  • What are the required languages for studying in the ‘country’?

    Their official native tongue is Malay but some Chinese dialects are also used. English is used as the primary medium of instruction for all courses at private higher education institutions.

  • Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?

    There are many scholarships offered by both the Malaysian government and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

    There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.

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Schools in Malaysia

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Life in Malaysia

Where could you live? What would daily life be like? What's the cost of living? Is it safe living here?

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Work in Malaysia

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