Land of islands, Malaysia is situated in Southeast Asia. This beautiful country of Asia is full of natural wealth. A large area of Malaysia is consisting of forests and mountains. The forests of Malaysia are providing huge variety of wood to world. Ebony, sandalwood and teak are most demanded wood in the world. These forests are not only providing the wood but also a great source of greenery and oxygen to the world. The green mountains of Malaysia are most beautiful gift of nature to Malaysia. The Titiwangsa Mountains, Mount Korbu (highest peak of area), Buffalo Range, Mount Tama Abu, Tama Abu Range are some famous pearls of the beautiful chain of mountains in Malaysia. The democratic system of Malaysia is running under federal constitutional monarchy. The government is run by Prime Minister, and King Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of state. It has 13 states. Capital city Kuala Lumpur is one of the beautiful cities of the world. Kuala Lumpur is 6th most visited cities in the world. Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand are neighbor countries of Malaysia and its marine neighbors are Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Malaysia is also member of various world organizations like The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and The East Asia Summit (EAS). Malaysia is a Muslim country, majority of its population is Muslim. There are about 60 % of Malays are Muslim, though some of Malays believe on Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Confucianism.
CLIMATE OF MALAYSIA
Weather in Malaysia is very pleasant, not very hot and not very cold. Its weather can be called tropical weather, due to South China Sea. Weather is humid due to ocean breeze, normally temperature remains between 20 C to 30 C throughout whole year. Due to forest and ocean there is rainy season for long time, if you are at the west coast then you will enjoy rainy season from October to February and at east coast you will enjoy rainy season from November to February.
LANGUAGES IN MALAYSIA
There are several languages are being spoken in Malaysia. But Malaysian is its official language. Though, English is widely spoken language in Malaysia. Infect English can be called second official language in Malaysia. In schools and colleges English is mostly used as teaching language. It is called Malaysian Standard English. It is mostly use to instruct students in higher education institutes of Malaysia.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN MALAYSIA
Planning to go Malaysia? Good, it is suggestion from BMR consultants that take long leave from work, because list of tourists resort in Malaysia is very long. Once you will go Malaysia, the beauty of nature, attractive tourist's resorts, green islands, warm beaches, and colorful culture will be great resistance in your return back home. Hundreds of thousands tourists go to Malaysia every year. Tourism has become Malaysia's third largest source of revenue within few years.
Following are some of the beautiful places of Malaysia:
Petronas Tower (88 floors sky scraper)
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
LangKawi Cable Car, KLCC Park Kuala Lumpur
LangKawi sky bridge
Putra Mosque Putrajaya
Gunung Mulu National Park Sarawak
Batu Caves Selangor
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur
Aquaria KLCC Kuala Lumpur
Gurney Drive of George Town
Sunway Lagoon Selangor
Kinabalu Park Sabah
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Sabah
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur
A Famosa Melaka
Maritime Museum Melaka
Gua Tempurung Tempurung
Bako National Park Sarawak
Niah National Park Sarawak
National Mosque of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
National Zoo of Malaysia Selangor
Sepang International Circuit Selangor
Kellie's Castle Perak
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town Johor
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park Kuala Lumpur
INTRODUCTION TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The economy of Malaysia is growing rapidly day by day. Thanks to Malaysia's education system which makes this financial growth possible. Government of Malaysia gives complete attention to education system. The higher education institutions of Malaysia believe in quality education. And now universities of Malaysia have become world's prestigious universities. There is no compromise on the quality of education in Malaysia. In Malaysia students are allowed to complete their degree from two institutions, first part from one institution and second part from other institution. This system is called twinning system. Students can transfer their transcripts and credits from one university to another university. By this method students can experience the glory of two universities by completing one degree. Normally this practice is run by those international universities which have their campus in Malaysia, like Monash University Australia, Malaysia campus and Swinburne University of technology Australia, Sarawak campus Malaysia. Students can take admission in these campuses in Malaysia and after completing first year of their degree successfully they can go to Australian campus to complete other part of degree.
The education system of Malaysia is similar to European and American education systems. Master's degree normally consists of research based study. Doctoral degree is granted after a strong thesis which published on national paper and acknowledged by relevant authorities.
Study in Malaysia can be great and unique experience for international students. The prestigious universities of Malaysia always welcome the foreign students. They help the international students to adjust in the society and education system of Malaysia. The Malayan students also welcome foreign students and make them friends immediately. Normally these friendships continue throughout all lifeBMR Consultants suggests you to go Malaysia for higher education and be the part of glorious and colorful communities of the world.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA
The education system of Malaysia is very simple and specially designed for students comfort. In this study system higher education systems make it possible to transfer high quality knowledge in very easy way. It makes complicated subjects easy to understand for students. Mostly higher education is research and practical based which help students to get through with subject comprehensively. Following study programs are offered to students by higher education institutions of Malaysia.
There are two types of pre-university qualifications, external qualifications and internal qualifications. External qualification certificates are issued by external schools, academies of other countries. Internal qualification certificate are issued by individual private colleges or universities of Malaysia.
ESTIMATED TUITION FEE FOR PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Malaysia universities fees are different from one university to other university. Cost of study in Malaysia for international students is less than European countries. And Malaysia public university fees are less than private universities. Students who wish to take certificate of GCE "A" Level from UK are required to pay US $ 4,690 to US $ 7,810 for the period of 15 to 18 months. Students who wish to take certificate of South Australian Matriculation from Australia are required to pay US $ 6,560 to US $ 7,810 for the period of 10 months.
Students who wish to take certificate of Western Australian Matriculation from Australia are required to pay US $ 3,440 to US $ 6,560 10 months. Students who wish to take certificate of Canadian Pre-U from Canada are required to pay US $ 5,940 to US $ 9,010 2 months. Students who wish to take certificate of University of New South Wales from Australia are required to pay US $ 4,375 to US $ 7,190 12 months. For international baccalaureate diploma students needs to pay US $ 9,062 for 24 months.
Students who prefers internal qualification certificate like university foundation studies or matriculation are required to pay US $ 2,810 to US $ 4,690 for 10 to 12 months.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY COURSE
Students who wish to improve the English language skills are offered many short and long courses from different Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) of Malaysia. These institutes also offer preparatory classes for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc. The estimated fees of these courses are charged from US $ 265 to US $ 845 for 2 to 2.5 months.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
The higher education institutions of Malaysia are offered lots of bachelor's degree program in almost every field of education like arts, literature, science, medical, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, business, finance, commerce, information technology, computer sciences etc. Bachelor's degree normally consists of 3 years. The estimated fees of bachelor's Degree Programs of public universities of Malaysia are vary from US $ 13,400 to US $ 23,400 for 3 years. However, medicine degree is charged US $ 93,750 for 5 years and pharmacy degree charged US $ 31,250 for 4 years. The fees of international universities Malaysia campus and private universities of Malaysia charged more fees than public / state universities.
TWINING DEGREE PROGRAM IN MALAYSIA
Students who join the twining degree programs are allowed to complete their 1 year to 2.5 year degree from Malaysia and remaining degree from overseas university of United Kingdom or Australia etc. Students who wish to complete their first two year from Malaysia and remaining one year degree from United Kingdom or Australia need to pay first two year's fee as per Malaysia campus rule and remaining fees as per that country's education rule. By taking twining degree program student can experience the two top quality education systems.
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
Students who wish to take admission in master's degree program in Malaysia are required bachelor's degree (Hons.) or 16 year education. The merit of public universities of Malaysia is comparatively high then other universities of world. Normally students are required CGPA 3.0 for admission in master's degree. But good news is that if you have CGPA 3.7 or more you can get directly admission in doctoral degree program. The fees structure of master's degree is pretty similar to the bachelor's degree program. However, Master of Business Administration (MBA) is bit expensive than other programs. Normally private universities charged US $ 6,560 to US $ 9,375 for complete course, and public universities charged US $ 4,060 to US $ 7,810 for complete course.
DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
The applicants of doctoral degree program are required master's degree with good grades or CGPA 3.7 in bachelor's degree program. Doctoral degree program totally consist of research work. Students need to have command on subject with complete research and an impressive thesis which should be published in national newspaper and can be protected on any public forum. A fee for PhD program is as low as US $ 845 to US $ 2,500.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA
Pakistani / international students who want to take admission in higher education institutions of Malaysia are required English language proficiency certificate at the time of admission, like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc. It is compulsory for all study programs like Bachelor's Degree Program, Master's Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program. However, students who wish to take admission in English language proficiency course are exempted to provide any language proficiency certificate. Following is the average grade requirements in proficiency tests:
IELTS: 6.0 Bands for all study programs.
TOEFL: 550 scores (PBT), 213 scores (CBT) or 79-80 scores (IBT) for all study programs.
COST OF LIVING IN MALAYSIA
Going to Malaysia for studies? Don't worry about living expenses. Malaysia is the most economical place for living including big and cosmopolitan cities like Kuala Lumpur. Every basic need is very economical as compare to European, Australian, American and most of Asian student cities. You can find every basic necessity for living on very cheap rate including accommodation, food, transportation, medicine, books, stationery, travelling, entertainment etc. An average student can live in US $ 375 per month. Cost of living depends on your living style. Some Pakistani students in Malaysia cut the cost of living in 1/3rd by sharing accommodation and food. They are even able to survive in 100US$ per month. As an international student, you are advised to spend less on living and more on to get knowledge, because your basic purpose to go Malaysia to get knowledge.
Following is the estimated cost of living:
There are different choices of residence for students in Malaysia. As student you can live in hostel, hall or residence, private room / flat / apartment or rent shared flat / apartment. The rent for these accommodations is depending on their location, size and facilities. Normally students rent furnished accommodation. This furnished accommodation costs US $ 94 to US 141 per month.
FOOD AND HOUSEKEEPING EXPENSES
Food is also very cheap in Malaysia. There are lots of restaurants, cafes, fast food points, canteens are available for dine out. But dinging out is always expensive choice of eating. As a student you should prepare your meal yourself. If you cook for yourself then average cost of food would be lessor per month.
If you are living in a distance from your campus then you would have to take public transport for travelling. It charges also very low fare. You may be spending US $ 13 per month for travelling in the city.
Utility bills like telephone, mobile phone, and internet are also very affordable in Malaysia. As student you will need US $ 17 per month to pay your utility bills.
LAUNDRY AND CLOTHING
You will need to spend US $ 19 for washing, ironing and dry cleaning for your dresses.
BOOKS AND STATIONARY
Cost of books and stationary depends on your course. Some courses require very few books and stationary items and some requires more. And average cost may be incurred on books and stationary US $ 24 per month.
ENTERTAINMENT & PERSONAL EXPENSES
It also depends on your life style. It totally depends on you that how much money you spend on your comfort and entertainment. Normally US $ 32 to US $ 64 incur on personal expenses like shaving, hair cut, outing, movies, dine out and medical etc.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA
Pakistani / international students can apply for scholarships. There are many scholarships granted to students. These scholarships are granted directly by universities or by Malaysian government. Some scholarships are given to students under Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP). If you are an intelligent student with good academic record then.
MALAYSIA STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI CITIZEN
Pakistani / international students need visa to enter in Malaysia. For living in Malaysia as international student you need a student pass (student visa), which is issued to you after completing admission process. Once you get admission the higher education institute itself will apply for student pass for you. However you will have to pay fee for students pass which is charged US $ 69 to US $ 346. This depends on student's home country.
Once a student pass is issued on your name then you are asked to apply for students visa from your home country. Embassy of Malaysia can be demand following document for issuing student visa:
Original and photocopy of passport (6 month validity of passport is required).
Original and photocopy of student pass.
Admission confirmation letter of university.
Financial proof / Bank statement (with sufficient funds to pay fee + living expenses)
Medical fitness certificate.
Passport size photographs
These are general requirements; Pakistani students should consult with Malaysian embassy Pakistan or visit the official website of embassy to download Malaysia student visa application form and to get complete visa requirements.
BMR CONSULTANTS REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN MALAYSIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Beautiful islands, rainy forests, sunny beaches, pleasant weather, world's prestigious universities, Malaysia is a dreamland for students. Study in Malaysia for international students is good idea. Twining degrees can be solid reason to study in Malaysia. Living and studying in Malaysia is very feasible for students. Low rate of tuition fees and very much affordable cost of living with high quality education, what does a student need more to study abroad. Cost of education in Malaysia is less but degrees awarded by higher education institution are valuable. Malaysia is a Muslim country so you will never miss the voice of azan or halal food. PakStudyAbroad.com strongly recommends you to go Malaysia for higher study and be the member of world's top highly qualified community. We rate Malaysia 4 out of 5. We encourage you to choose the Malaysia for your higher education. Share with your family and friends, it might help someone.