If you would like to study in Malaysia, click on the tabs below to find out about top universities in Malaysia, popular cities for students, how much you’ll need to budget, and how to get a student visa.
Located in between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, Malaysia is a warm weather country bordered by Thailand and Indonesia. Malaysia is divided into two parts; Peninsular Malaysia,where the highest ranked universities in Malaysia can be found and East Malaysia, which contains many rivers and tropical rainforests. Part of Malaysia's plan for higher education expansion is in welcoming international branch campuses, which are run by universities based in other countries. Existing branch campuses include those operated by the UK’s University of Nottingham and Australia’s Monash University. But, while the growing presence of overseas universities in Malaysia is broadening the country’s higher education offering, its home-grown universities should certainly not be overlooked. Malaysia’s higher education system was ranked 27th in the new QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings in 2016, reflecting the strength of its flagship universities.