Malaysia is home to several foreign branch campuses, especially form UK and Australia. Every year, over thousands of students globally apply to universities in Malaysia. It is known to be affordable as compared to a lot of other countries, while also maintaining the standard and quality of education.

Why study in Malaysia

Some of the programs that students usually apply to in Malaysia are Medicine, Engineering, Business, Sciences, IT, and much more.

In Malaysia, students get to discover the country’s natural beauty. Cities are covered with rain forests, parks and well maintained beaches. The country offers a unique combination of authenticity and modern culture.

In recent times, Malaysia has significantly developed and become a more advanced nation in terms of technology and education. This has led to the culture and people being incredibly diverse, with lots of different ethnic groups and religions.

There are 6 Malaysian universities in the 2019 QS World University ranking top 500. The highest ranked of these is Universiti Malaya (UM) which comes in at 87th place. Universities in Malaysia can offer high quality education alongside a unique experience.

There are 6 Malaysian universities in the 2019 QS World University ranking top 500. Universities in Malaysia can offer high quality education alongside a unique experience.

Admission Requirements and Cost of Study in Malaysia

Undergraduate Programs

  • Copy of transcripts or records of grades 10, 11 and 12 (final or predicted).
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • IELTS: 5.0 to 6.5; OR
    • TOEFL 80 – 95
  • Passport Copy
  • Portfolio (for Arts and Design students)
  • Interview (for Medical Students)


Duration: 3-5 years
Approx. Tuition Fee: USD 4,000 to USD 12,000 per year
Approx. Cost of Living: USD 2,000 to USD 5,000 per year

Postgraduate Programs

  • Bachelors transcripts with GPA of 3.0 and above
  • CV/Resume
  • Working experience (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letters from Universities and Employers
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • IELTS: 6.0 to 6.5; OR
    • TOEFL 85 – 100
  • Passport Copy
  • Interview (if applicable)


Approx. Tuition Fee: USD 5,000 to USD 20,000 per year
Approx. Cost of Living: USD 2,000 to USD 5,000 per year

Universities in Malaysia

Futures Abroad represents the following Educational Institutions in Malaysia
Educational InstitutionWebsite
Asia Pacific University http://www.apu.edu.my
Curtin Universityhttps://www.curtin.edu.my
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences http://cybermed.edu.my
HELP University https://help.edu.my
Heriot-Watt University (UK) https://www.hw.ac.uk/malaysia.htm
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) https://iukl.edu.my
International Medical University (IMU) http://www.imu.edu.my
International University Malaya-Wales (UK) http://iumw.edu.my
INTI Laureate International Universities https://newinti.edu.my
KDU University College http://www.kdu.edu.my
MAHSA University https://mahsa.edu.my
Management & Science University (MSU) https://www.msu.edu.my
Monash University (Australia) https://www.monash.edu.my
Multimedia University (MMU)
Perdana University https://www.perdanauniversity.edu.my
Quest International University Perakhttps://www.qiup.edu.my
SEGI Universityhttps://www.segi.edu.my
Sunway Universityhttps://university.sunway.edu.my
Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) https://www.swinburne.edu.my
Taylor’s Universityhttps://university.taylors.edu.my
The University of Nottingham (UK)https://www.nottingham.edu.my
UCSI Universityhttps://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)http://www.ukm.my/portal/
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)http://www.upm.edu.my
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)https://www.utm.my
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)https://www.utp.edu.my
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)https://www.uniten.edu.my
University of Kuala Lumpurhttps://www.unikl.edu.my
University of Reading (UK)https://www.reading.edu.my
University of Southampton (UK)https://www.southampton.ac.uk/my/index.page
Brickfields Asia Collegehttp://bac.edu.my
IACT College https://iact.edu.my
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