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There is various reasons Malaysia being one of the popular destination countries for international students. With various culture, affordable world quality education and Malaysia’s hospitality towards International student is just a few of many reasons.

About Malaysia

Malaysia has two similarly sized landmass region separated by South China Sea. One is Peninsular Malaysia, which lies on the Malay Peninsula and the other one is East Malaysia, which is located on the island of Borneo. Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. They are:

Malay Peninsula

  • Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, with Kuala Lumpur as its capital city
  • Federal Territory of Putrajaya, with Putrajaya as its capital city
  • Johor Darul Ta’zim, with Johor Bahru as its capital city
  • Kedah Darul Aman, with Alor Setar as its capital city
  • Kelantan Darul Naim, with Kota Bharu as its capital city
  • Malacca, with Malacca City as its capital city
  • Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, with Seremban as its capital city
  • Pahang Darul Makmur, with Kuantan as its capital city
  • Perak Darul Ridzuan, with Ipoh as its capital city
  • Perlis Indera Kayangan, with Kangar as its capital city
  • Penang, with George Town as its capital city
  • Selangor Darul Ehsan, with Shah Alam as its capital city
  • Terengganu Darul Iman, with Kuala Terengganu as its capital city

East Malaysia

  • Federal Territory of Labuan, with Victoria as its capital city
  • Sabah, with Kota Kinabalu as its capital city
  • Sarawak, with Kuching as its capital city

Malaysia's Map


Time Zone

The standard time zone used in Malaysia is:

  • Malaysia Standard Time (MST): GMT +08:00 or WIB +01:00

Education System

There are ten local public universities, one international university, six private universities and more than 500 Public Higher Educational Institutions providing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Malaysia.

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Cost of Living

Cost of living in Malaysia varies according to the city where the students live and lifestyle of the students. It is relatively cheap compared to other countries. In 2014, Kuala Lumpur has been ranked the most affordable city for students by www.topuniversities.com. To live a rather comfortable living in Malaysia, students will need to prepare a monthly budget approximately RM 1,500 to RM 2,000 to cover their accommodation, food, clothing, transportation, telecommunication and other daily needs.

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There is a wide range of options available for International students in Malaysia. Here are some of the options:

Campus Accommodation

Most colleges and universities offer dormitories. The cost varies depending on the size and location of it, mostly between RM 350 to RM 650 per month. If you are interested in this type of accommodation, please contact the school you will be attending.

Rental Accommodation

Renting a house or apartment, either on your own or with friends is another popular choice for many International students. The price range is diverse, but it is lower than most countries. Mostly ranged around RM 250 – RM 2,000 per month. Before looking for a place to rent, gather as many information as you can about the types of properties, costs and locations. You can consult us regarding this matter, and we will guide you to find the one that suits your needs.

Making Calls and Important Numbers

Malaysia country code is 60

Domestic Calls

For a domestic phone calls, dial the area code (if you are calling a different area) then press the phone number.

International Call

To make an international call, dial the international access code (00) + country code and area code (if needed) then press the phone number.

Important Numbers
  • Police/Ambulances (999)
  • Fire and Rescue Department (994) or (112) from a mobile phone

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