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2018-07-30 11:57:06

Study in Malaysia for foreign students: the cost, reviews

Study in Malaysia for foreign students: the cost, reviews

Malaysia is a former colony of Great Britain - the Malay language is recognized as official here, but English is widely distributed throughout the country (including in the educational sphere), and most of the local residents speak it perfectly. This enables foreign students to immerse themselves in the language environment, effectively study and practice linguistic skills. Foreign students are enrolled in private schools and institutes, but courses are available on the basis of state educational institutions.

The main characteristics of education in Malaysia

  • international environment;
  • warm climate;
  • different types of educational programs for foreign students: British and American;
  • trivelling programs;
  • simplified admission system;
  • low cost;
  • possibility of obtaining a Western diploma;
  • combining study, work and leisure;
  • small living expenses;
  • safe country;
  • a wide range of specialties and directions.

Organization of education, academic and linguistic programs

According to the feedback of students. they were satisfied with the teaching methods and enjoyed the learning process. Organization of school education for children:

  • preschool education (4-7 years) is not compulsory: there are public and private kindergartens, as well as special educational programs for school preparation;
  • primary school (7-13 years) provides for the passing of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) exam and prepares students for further education;
  • middle school (13-17 years) provides for the exam of Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR);
  • Senior High School (17-18 years) leads to the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam.

Before the last year of study in high school, the student has the right to choose an academic direction for in-depth study by special methods.

The kindergarten, pre-school program, primary and secondary school classes are available at Epsom College Malaysia. The prestigious school is located in the capital of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur - part of the international group Epsom College ECIM and among the most prestigious British private boarding schools in the world. Approximate cost of elementary school - from 5,658 € / term, the price of high school - from 7,866 € / trimester, payment for kindergarten will be from 8,000 € / year, and for pre-school course - 10,138 € / year.

Higher education for students

Before entering a university, you must complete the pre-university program directly at the university or continue your education at the school and complete the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) exam, and both forms of education are developed in the country.

The A-Level and SAT preparation course is available at Epsom College ECIM, Kuala Lumpur. The school is located in a busy and developed district of the city. Education takes place in accordance with the British national curriculum, the main language of instruction is English. The cost of the pre-university program is 12,800 € / year. Also there is an accessible form of education Cambridge Pre-U in the directions: English, literature and Chinese .

The bachelor's program with a traditional form of education is designed for 4 years, a master's program for 1-2 years. The popularity of twinning programs (double, double) in leading universities is gaining popularity - this gives an opportunity to study foreign educational programs in Malaysia. Under the Transfer program, students will be able to transfer to another country after education in Malaysia (usually to the UK, Canada , the USA, Australia) within a certain amount of time.

Examples of educational institutions with programs for the summer or a language course

During summer, English language courses are available for students, for example, at the LEA Language Center, the study is for students from 10 to 18 years old. Excellent opportunity to combine study and rest and for 2-4 weeks to increase the level of knowledge of English! There is a school in Petaling Jaya, on the campus there is a swimming pool for students. A distinctive feature of the education is full immersion in the language environment, and the cost will be approximately 350 € / 2 weeks.

ELS Kuala Lumpur Language School offers courses in preparation for IELTS or TOEFL: they are aimed at deepening the linguistic skills and preparing for the exam, which can be passed at the school on the spot. The cost of the IELTS course is 70 € / 16 lessons.

Can I study in Malaysia for free?

A great advantage for foreign students is the opportunity to receive a scholarship or a grant for good academic performance. The Malaysian International Scholarship is a scholarship from the Government, whose goal is to attract outstanding students to the country. Only those students who intend to enter a master's or graduate school can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship consists in the payment of: air travel, accommodation, education, medical insurance, visa costs, the cost of organizing scientific activities, educational materials and manuals, travel within the country.

How to get a job after studying in Malaysia?

According to the latest reviews of students, universities assist in finding a job before the end of the course - universities are interested in finding employment for their graduates in order to maintain a high ranking. There are many foreign students living in Malaysia and there is a large number of international companies. After hiring, graduates can apply to the embassy for an Employment Pass, which is issued for a period of 2 to 5 years.

Accommodation for foreign students while studying in Malaysia

For students from 11 to 18 years of age, accommodation and tuition are usually available in the boarding school, which implies accommodation in residences for 2-4 people, and for high school students, a single accommodation is possible. On the campus, sports grounds are often organized to support the active lifestyle of students, creative workshops, mugs, sections. On the campus rooms are equipped with everything necessary for living and studying. Educational buildings are often located within walking distance of housing or directly on the premises of a school or university, so that students can easily get there and do not have to waste time on the road. If the school does not have its own residence or campus, the school administration will provide an agent who will assist in finding suitable housing. You can contact SMAPSE - experts will help you find an apartment or a room for rent, which will meet all your requirements and wishes.

Most of the schools, colleges and universities are located in the capital of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur: the main cultural places for leisure are concentrated here, many areas with developed infrastructure. During the education, it is possible to visit them within the framework of organized excursions by the administration of the educational institution.

SMAPSE is a partner of many foreign educational institutions and do not charge a commission for the admission of our clients - selection of schools and programs is free of charge.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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