International students have really found studying in Malaysia a rewarding experience. There are several benefits associated with studying in Malaysia and I’m going to discuss some of these as well as the living cost and fee requirements.
Benefits of studying in Malaysia
- Top quality education
- Low and affordable tuition fees
- A wide range of courses to select from.
Higher education is cheap and affordable in Malaysia! That explains why a multitude of international students choose to pursue their study in Malaysia. You can acquire a UK engineering degree in Malaysia through a 3+0 franchised programme at an estimated USD6000, whereas tuition fee for the same 3years degree programme at the host university in the UK is pegged at $45000 or GBP30,000.
Cost of living is super low in Malaysia. The total cost for accommodation, food, transportation is pegged at $375.
Breakdown of living cost in Malaysia
Accommodation – You should estimate between $94 to $140 per month. Note that the rental will vary depending on the area, type of accommodation, facilities provided and of course, the number of people sharing the room.
Food – Food expenses is estimated at $4.2 for three meals per day, but if you should cook and share cooking expenses with friends, it would be cheaper.
Clothing – clothing expenses like ironing, washing, may cost up to $19 per month.
Transportation – $13 per month
Mobile phone bills – $17 per month
Books and other stationery – 24 per month
Medical – $16 per month
Tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree programme
Programme Tuiton fees programme duration
Engineering $15,600-$18,700 4 years
Business $10,300-14,000 3 years
IT $11,000-$15,600 3 years
Hospitality and Tourism $11,000-18,700 3 years
Pharmacy $31,200-$43,700 4 years
Tuition fees for Master of Business Administration
Private universities $6,560-$9,375 [1-2 years]
Public universities $4,060-$7,810 [1-2 years]
Note that all the figures here are estimated and serve only as a guide.