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Kuala Lumpur is the Most Affordable City for Students, according to QS Survey

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-Lower Cost of Living and Good Student Experience Contribute to KL’s Improved Rankings as Best Student Cities

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Malaysia is ranked the 12th preferred education destination (UNESCO 2014) and its capital city, Kuala Lumpur is ranked the Most Affordable City for Students in a QS survey which analysed 125 cities and responses from 18,000 international students worldwide. Kuala Lumpur also climbed 8 positions to rank 41 in the QS Best Student Cities Survey 2017.

“With quality programmes, reasonable tuition fee, lower cost of living, coupled with geographical and cultural proximity, Malaysia is the ideal higher education destination for Indonesians, be it for a postgraduate, undergraduate or foundation programme and for skills, vocational or language courses,” said Mohd Yazid Abd Hamid, Chief Executive Officer of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

“There are over 6,000 courses and almost 300 higher education institutions (HEIs) to choose from. For an international certification, students can choose to enroll in the six British, three Australian and one Chinese university which have branch campuses in Malaysia and enjoy at least 30% savings from lower tuition fee and lower cost of living. 3 of these universities rank in the top 100 global universities ranking. Colleges in Malaysia offer twinning programmes with partner universities globally where students will graduate with a certificate from the foreign institution. Leading universities in Malaysia offer joint degree programmes with reputable foreign partners to provide option for students to study in two campuses in two countries and graduate with dual certification from both institutions.

“We have established business, accounting and finance programmes. The International Islamic University Malaysia leads in Islamic Banking and Finance and is the largest single source of global publications in the Islamic banking field. Our Engineering programmes are Washington Accord accredited – graduates can practice in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Canada and many other countries. We have a wide range of arts and creative programmes covering multimedia, graphic design, broadcasting and fashion design. We also attract many international students in our culinary schools,” Mohd Yazid explained to students at the World Education Expo Festival in Jakarta, held over the weekend.

A 3-year degree programme costs a minimal USD9,000. An Australian, American or British Degree Transfer Programme will cost USD7,000-12,000 for two years of study in Malaysia. For USD500 a month on accommodation, food and other expenses, students can live comfortably.

Indonesian students can apply to study in Malaysia with the Ijazah SMU3, SMA and SMK. Students need to apply directly to the institution and upon receiving a Letter of Offer, the student may apply online for a Student Visa with EMGS. The student will receive a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) within 14 working days to travel and obtain entry into Malaysia. Students are advised to apply for the VAL six weeks before the commencement date of study.

For detailed information, visit EMGS website Education Malaysia Indonesia can be reached at 021-5222270 or email

Source: Education Global Malaysia Services

Written by asiafreshnews

March 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm

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