Why Malaysia Next Study Destination for Pakistani Students

Last Updated on March 28, 2015 by Malik Waqas

Malaysia is among those countries who are investing a heap of money in education sector. Malaysia has already been among the most popular destination for international tourists but ever since the Malaysian Government has started investing money and care about international education, the country has made place in the most desired study destinations in the world.

Malaysia was far behind its educational contenders such as China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. However, this trend has changed quite a lot in last few years.  Malaysia is growing an increasingly attractive for international students with every passing year.

Check out the data below.Malaysian Study Data

although the data is available until 2010, it still depicts how rapidly Malaysia has made growth in the international education.

Why Malaysia has been so popular for International students?

It is the main question that everyone asks me, why Malaysia has become so popular in comparison with other Asian destinations. My reply is, Malaysia is not only competing Asian institutes but it is also competing international institutes for multiple reasons.

  • Malaysia offers cheapest education as compared to its contending countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
  • Malaysian government allows students to work while studying.
  • Malaysia offers the easiest immigration process for qualified students.
  • A wide variety of study options are offered to international students such as:
    • Pre-University Programs
    • Twinning degree Courses
    • 3+0 degree programs
    • Foreign University degree programs
    • Post graduate programs
    • Doctor and post doctoral programs as well as
    • Multiple scholarships for National and International Students.

Education Quality:

Increase in enrollments in Malaysian Higher education is merely because of their educational quality. With great commitment and full support from Malaysian Government, Malaysian Universities has gained remarkable place in the World’s top 500 Universities.

Malaysian Universities among Top 500 Universities of the World:

  • Universiti Malaya (156)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (261)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (326)
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (358)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (360)
  • International Islamic University Malaysia.

Friendly Life Style:

Malaysian people are accredited among peaceful and nature loving. Artistic nature of their people has developed some wonderful monuments in Malaysia. Because of their friendly nature, Malaysian people have been very popular throughout the world. This has also given a chance for International students to come to Malaysia and get education. So far, no serious problem has been recorded by the International Students in Malaysia.

Ranking of Malaysian Universities:

Name of University

Rank In Asia

Rank In Malaysia

Universit Sains Malaysia



Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)



Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)



National Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)



Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)



Multimedia University (MMU)



Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)



Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Petronas)



Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)



Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)



University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)




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