Malaysia Education - FAQ

International students are allowed to work part-time during semester breaks, festive holidays or more than seven days of holiday for a maximum of 20 hours a week. International students are permitted to work in restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets, and hotels.

The cost varies as per the course and the university. A public university is likely to charge considerably lesser than a private university. On an average, the tuition fee ranges from USD 11,100-15, 000 for undergraduate degrees and USD 15000 – 20,000 for postgraduate degrees in foreign Universities. In public Universities and Colleges in Malaysia tuition fee ranges from USD 8,000-12,000 for undergraduate courses and USD 12,000 to 18,000 or postgraduate degrees.

No, you can not apply directly for a student pass. Your student pass application will be submitted by the institution you have applied.

The IELTS/TOEFL requirement varies from institution to institution depending on the course applied. Many foreign universities which have their campuses in Malaysia may ask for English proficiency.

Medical screening is a mandatory requirement for every international student. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has laid down criteria for the assessment of the health condition of international students which must be compiled with.

All international students are required to opt for a comprehensive medical insurance plan. Most universities have partnerships with private insurance companies and offer students attractive medical insurance packages.

Universities and colleges in Malaysia offer accommodation options for their students either within the campus or at a close distance to the main university campus. Off-campus accommodation in the form of private student hostels and apartments are also available.

Yes, Universities offer a wide range of scholarships to international students. Selection is based on academic excellence and performance in study activities. Scholarships are offered by both Public and private Universities.

Your family member can visit you anytime as long as they obtained a valid visitor visa. However, postgraduate students are allowed to have their close families to stay together during their stay as a student here in Malaysia. Only immediate family members related to the student will be considered for Social Visit Pass, subjected to the duration of the respective Student Pass. To know more about the terms and conditions please visit Malaysia immigration website.