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A country split by the South China Sea and home to an array of cultures, a diverse geography and a futuristic capital city, Malaysia is a unique place of color and multiculturalism, in both its surroundings and its citizens.


Choose to study in Malaysia and you’ll discover that the country’s natural beauty extends way beyond its ancient rainforests, national parks and glorious beaches. In the cities too, there’s plenty to keep all the senses occupied, from colorful and varied markets to the mosques, Buddhist temples and Hindu shrines that are often found side-by-side, and the profusion of annual festivals celebrating both traditional and modern aspects of Malaysian culture.

Politically Stable

One of the world’s most politically stable countries, Malaysia may be second to Singapore in terms of regional economic clout, but it also offers a much more organic lifestyle than its city-state rival. Although this means the country lacks some of the organization and clear-cut infrastructure of Singapore, it also means that citizens tend to be a little more laidback and perhaps more sociable.

Vibrant & Solitude

One half of the country, situated on the southern tip of the peninsula below Thailand, is known as Peninsular Malaysia. This is where all of the highest ranked universities in Malaysia can be found, along with the most diverse and vibrant urban areas. The other half, Malaysian Borneo, shares an island with Indonesia and remains the quieter of the two halves, offering solitude, authenticity and jungle life.

Federal Democracy

Although Kuala Lumpur is the capital city, the headquarters of the federal government is in Putrajaya. The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). As of April 2014, the exchange rate is approximately 3.2 MYR to one US dollar. The country is a federal democracy with a ceremonial king. Major exports include petrol, electronic equipment, natural gas, wood and palm oil. The national language is Malay (or Bahasa Melayu), but English is also widely spoken. The western and eastern halves of the country, separated by the South China Sea, are 640km apart and known respectively as Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Peninsular Malaysia shares a border with Thailand in the north, while Malaysian Borneo shares an island with Indonesia and Brunei.

The country is divided into thirteen states and has three federal territories: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. The constitution recognizes Islam as the official religion, but there are also sizable Christian and Hindu minorities. The religious plurality in the region means individuals should feel free to practice any religion.

Tropical Rainforests

The tropical climate means warm and humid weather all year round. A significant proportion of Malaysian territory is covered by tropical rainforests, much of which is surprisingly accessible.

Universities in Malaysia

With its world-class education system and strong international reputation, Malaysia is an increasingly popular study destination for international students interested in education abroad. Malaysia has about 70,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying in private schools, international schools, colleges, private universities, foreign universities branch campus and public universities. Following are the list of universities in Malaysia: