Many international students have discovered that studying in Malaysia is a “great value-for-money” option as Malaysian education offers them :
- Competitive education cost
- A wide diversity of study options to choose from (e.g. trans-national education, foreign university branch campuses, programs.)
- High quality education
- Lower cost of living
- Fantastic student life
The affordable cost of quality tertiary education is one of many good reasons why international students choose Malaysia. In Malaysia international students can complete a globally recognized degree for as little as one fifth of the tuition fees of the program’s home country. For example, a UK engineering degree in Malaysia at an estimated RM50,000 (LKR 2M), whereas the tuition fee of the same 3-year degree programme at the host university in the UK is about RM144,000 (LKR 5.5M) or £30,000.
The cost of education varies from country to country. Malaysia has always offered a cost advantage as a study destination for international students. The cost of education for foreign students in Malaysia is much lower than many other countries, as the following table illustrates; ( Source : StudyMalaysia Research Team; Study in Malaysia Handbook (7th International Edition); various related websites; study guidebooks from various countries; Nilai University College Prospectus 2011; and International Medical University Fees 2011 )
Lower Living Cost is a major advantage for international students when choosing to study in Malaysia. Even though the standard of living in Malaysia is quite high, the cost of living is relatively low. Both on-campus and off-campus accommodation is very affordable. Naturally, the final cost of living will depend on the location of the accommodation and once personal lifestyle. Students will be pleased to know that KL has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in. For most students, a monthly budget of RM1,200 (USD375) will provide them with a rather comfortable living in Malaysia. And just as important, parents can be assured of personal safety. As with most Asian countries, Malaysia enjoys a lower crime rate.
The average international student should be prepared to spend about RM1,000 (USD313/LKR 40,000) to RM1,500 (USD469/LKR 60,000) per month for living expenses in a city environment. Cost of living is much lower in the suburbs. It will be RM 750 (USD260/30,000) to RM 1,000(USD 313/LKR 40,000). The cost includes accommodation, food/house keeping, clothing, public transport, mobile phone bills/utilities, books, stationary, medical/hospitalization insurance, personal expenses.
Fantastic Student life is another reason Malaysia is popular with international students. Malaysia's entertainment field has a wide array of choices to suit students' varied interests. In addition to city-life attractions like cinemas , world-class shopping, theme parks and exciting night life. Malaysia offers a host of natural attractions including Sports, beaches, hiking, hill country and fantastic Eco – tourism sites.
International students will benefit from an "Asian" experience within Malaysia's multiethnic environment. Studying in Malaysia allows you to make friends with international students from all over the world. These experiences and networks will give a competitive advantage in an evolving globalized world. And, a simple, straight-forward visa procedure makes the process easy.
SRI LANKA’S FIRST MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PROGRAM
Understanding the growing demand of Malaysian university education and the great value that Malaysia can offer to for international students, ANC EDUCATION Malaysian University Transfer Program is designed for Sri Lankan students who want to finish their degree in Malaysia. This innovative program allows Sri Lankan students to start their bachelors degree in Sri Lanka and complete in Malaysia.
As reflected in its motto, “Education without borders”, ANC Education has embarked on strategic partnerships with 5 of Malaysia’s premier education establishments namely: INTI College, SEGI College, NILAI College, KBU and IMU. With them ANC offers Malaysian University Transfer Programme for students who want to study in Malaysia and earn a reputed British, Australian or American university degree in one of the state-of-the art campuses.
Students who finished their O/Levels can start the foundation year program with ANC and enter the first year of the degree program. Students who have completed their A/Levels can join the first year of the degree program in Sri Lanka and then transfer to Malaysia for the final years for their foreign degree and Malaysian experience. Programs are available for many disciplines under Engineering, Business, IT and Medicine. As a result of ANC’s special programs with INTI, SEGi, Nilai, IMU and KBU students can be assured of maximum transfer credits with advanced standing with each of these leading Malaysian Universities and their foreign partners.
For more information on Malaysian University Transfer Program at ANC call Upeka on 077 38 444 38.