Malaysia is one of the most vibrant countries in Southeast Asia. Malaysia encompasses two regions – Peninsular and East Malaysia with 13 states & 3 federal territories. Malaysia offers many advantages, such as political stability, a safe environment, good infrastructure, affordability, quality food, friendly people, and a strong and diversified culture, among many other factors.

Malaysia is ranked as the world`s 11th most preferred study destination by UNESCO. The Malaysian education system is of the highest standard, closely monitored by the Ministry of Education. There is also the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), who is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices & accreditation of national higher education.


  • World Class Universities & Colleges
  • Affordable cost of living and study
  • English is the language of education & business
  • Modern & forward-thinking country Multicultural society & food heaven.
  • Dynamic Lifestyle – mix of urban architecture & nature gateways
  • Strategic location – international transportation hub in ASEAN region Ranked as the 3rd most peaceful country in Asia.


Where is Malaysia?

Malaysia is located in South East Asia. Neighbouring to Singapore, Thailand & Indonesia.

What are the intake dates? 

Malaysia offers 3 enrolment dates per year – September, January & May. Students are advised to start their enrolment process at least 6 to 3 months prior to intake to avoid late registration.

Can I work during study?

International students are allowed to work 20 hours a week during semester breaks and are required to obtain permission from immigration before seeking part time work.

Can students work in Malaysia upon completion of their studies?

Students can apply for jobs in Malaysia and attend a number of interviews, our friendly lecturers and professors can support your application with recommendation letters, and if you are one of the talented students with demanded skills and good study achievements, that chance is there! However, your future employer has to apply for a work permit with the authorities and guide you through the work permit regulations of Malaysia!

What is the cost of living in Malaysia?


Below are some general estimation:

  • Rental – USD150-250/month – single room
  • Public Transport – max USD50/months – student receive 50% discount on public transport with a CityU student card
  • Meal for one person (lunch or dinner) – USD2 to USD5
  • Bread – USD1 per loaf
  • Rice – USD1-2 per kg (depends on the type)
  • Eggs – USD1-2 for 10 eggs (depends on the type)
  • Whole chicken – USD2-4
  • Milk – USD 1.5 per litre
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