Malaysia University - A Must Read Article

University in Malaysia fall into two categories public and private university.

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UTAR campus at Perak state, nothern Kuala Lumpur.
Can you feel peaceful environment.

Public university
Public university is fully sponsored by federal government of Malaysia under ministry of high education. Most of place in this university is occupied by local student by almost 95%. The rest is open to international student. Only those with good result in high school exam were offered place in Malaysia public university. Low tuition fees, full of facilities and in-house hostel make the public university is demanded by students. I won’t telling you more about public university in Malaysia because hard for you as international student to get a place there.

Private university
Number of private university in Malaysia is double of public university but number of students is about same for public and private university in Malaysia. The main different between them is tuition fees and facilities. Public university has full complete facilities including sport complex and big food court while some private university has only a block of building in the middle of city. Only big private university like Uniten and MMU has facilities like public university. Both are well known among local student and place also limited for international students. If you plan to study there make sure your high school exam and English result is the best among your friend. 

Study fees at private university is about RM50,000 for three years undergraduate study. So you need to provide at least RM20,000 additional money for your food and hostel, or rental house. Thanks to low living cost in Malaysia. You won’t find other place that provides quality of study for low cost tuition fee and living cost like Malaysia. Click here for currency exchange.

Inflation is growing slow and steady in Malaysia. Forecasting in next 10 years food and other living cost is growing simultaneously with people income. Malaysia is the biggest export for palm oil and currently produce 75% of it rice stock, main food in Asia. Malaysia is surrounding with countries that produce massive food product for export like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. 

Malaysia private university is recognized worldwide. You can see some of them have joint venture with famous university from Europe like Nottingham University and Australia Monash University. Some students worry to study in developed country for extremely high fees and living cost but still want certificate from well know university. So Malaysia is your best place to further your study. Also most of Muslim students are prefer Malaysia because of easy to get halal food.

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About Malaysia

“ Malaysia is made up of 13 states and three federal territories. These are divided between two regions, with 11 states and two federal territories on Peninsular Malaysia and the other two states and one federal territory in East Malaysia. As Malaysia is a federation, the governance of the states is divided between the federal and the state governments, while the Federal government has direct administration of the federal territories.”

“Malaysia is the 66th largest country by total land area, with a land area of 329,847 square kilometres (127,355 sq mi). It has land borders with Thailand in West Malaysia, and Indonesia and Brunei in East Malaysia.”

“Malaysia is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialised market economy.  The state plays a significant but declining role in guiding economic activity through macroeconomic plans. Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5 per cent annually from 1957 to 2005. In 2010 the GDP per capita (PPP) was $414.400;&nbspbillion, the 3rd largest economy in ASEAN and 29th largest economy in the world.”
“As of the 2010 census, the population of Malaysia was 27,565,821, making it the 43rd most populated country. The population of Malaysia consists of many ethnic groups. Malays make up 50.4 per cent of the population, while other bumiputra make up another 11 per cent.”

“The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia, a standardised form of the Malay language. Historically English was the de facto administrative language, with Malay becoming predominant after the 1969 race riots. English remains an active second language, and serves as the medium of instruction for maths and sciences in all public schools.”

“Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. Traditional Malaysian art was mainly centred around the areas of carving, weaving, and silversmithing. Malaysians observe a number of holidays and festivities throughout the year. The infrastructure of Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia. Its telecommunications network is second only to Singapore's in Southeast Asia, with 4.7 million fixed-line subscribers and more than 30 million cellular subscribers.”  

Taken From: This website tell everything about Malaysia. Thanks to wikipedia :)

Living Cost In Malaysia

" The cost of living in Malaysia is exceptionally low considering that it was newly referred to as a newly industrialized country. Taxation is kept at a minimum with no inheritance tax and no capital gains on assets. The Malaysian Ringgit is currently struggling to keep up with other currencies, which is the main reason why commodities and housing are cheaper in the country. "

This website is from expat who living in Malaysia: 

Admission Procedure

* Please read this part carefully 

Different university practices different procedure for international student admission process. Although they have similarity in certain part to meet government regulation in obtaining visa, but you might confuse if you just read the information at university website. So the best way is to appoint any agent that dedicated and experience with admission procedure. Beware with the agent when you appoint them. Ask them about admission fee that charge by agent and university. Please DO NOT make an advance tuition fee to agent. You need to pay directly to university by money transfer or bank-in, and give copy of receipt to agent.

Normally university require you to pay advanced tuition fee before they issue you student visa. Most university ask student to pay RM15000  or USD5000 for advance tuition fee. This is a guarantee that you have commitment to study at their university. There is a case when student misuse their visa to apply for work in Malaysia. Malaysia strictly prohibited student to apply work by using their student visa. But it different case if you have part-time job during weekend. Lot of international student actively doing part-time job in Malaysia especially job that required a good English.

List Of University In Malaysia

List of private university near Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia's Capital City).

Why private university? why not public university?
As an international student who plan to study in Malaysia, private university is the most appropriate for them. Place in public university is limited and admission process is too strict and complicated for international student.

Below are list of top 10 private university/ university college in Klang Valley (near Kuala Lumpur city). However the list is based on my study and research during my work as student agency. Forgive my English as it is my second language.


Uniten or University Tenaga Nasional is fully subsidized by Tenaga National Berhad, the major company that provide electricity service in Malaysia. So you'll know which course is their main expertise. But place is limited due to their reputation.
If you want to study here, please provide full supported documents as many as possible like your high school achievement, etc.

Accommodation: Good. Hostel
Internet: Provided in hostel but may slow during peak time. You can buy wireless 4G internet for your own use.
Transportation: Bus and taxi.


Multimedia University or MMU is located at Cyberjaya, the silicon valley in Malaysia, not far from Uniten. You should know what courses they provide based on university name. However MMU also provide Engineering courses. In fact MMU is owned by TM Berhad, a company that provide telecommunication service in Malaysia.

Accommodation: Very good. Hostel and rented apartment
Internet: Provided in hostel but may slow during peak time. You can buy wireless 4G internet for your own use.
Transportation: The university located near to Cyberjaya transport terminal (bus and taxi).


Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College is owned by JKR, goverment body for mass work related in public infrastructure. If you interested in civil engineering then this university is your best choice. However this university also provide other Engineering and IT courses. The word 'Kuala Lumpur' for university name can give a good impression to your certificate.

Accommodation: Very good. Hostel and rented apartment  
Internet: High speed internet in hostel but may slow during peak time.
Transportation: University provide feeder bus to nearest train station for your outing during weekend.

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Image Of Malaysia University

Some image of Malaysia public university
Malaysia National Universiy
University Malaya

Some image of Malaysia private university  

Multimedia University (MMU)
SEGI University College
UniKL City Campus
Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure
University College (KLIUC)