Many international students have discovered that studying in Malaysia is a “value-for- money” option as Malaysian education offers them

  1. a wide diversity of study options to choose from (e.g. trans-national education, foreign university branch campuses, etc.)
  2. competitive education cost
  3. high quality education
  4. The affordable cost of quality tertiary education is one of many good reasons why international students choose Malaysia. For example, you can acquire a UK engineering degree (3 years) in Malaysia through a 3+0 franchised degree programme at an estimated RM51,000 (USD16,000), whereas the tuition fee of the same 3-year degree programme at the host university in the UK is about RM144,000 (USD45,000) or £30,000.

    The major components of education cost are :

  5. Course fees which include tuition fees and other study fees payable to the institution, depending on what you are studying and the duration of your course/study programme; and 
  6. Living expenses which will depend on where you are staying, your type of accommodation and your lifestyle.

Cost of Education in Malaysia

Your course fees will consist of your tuition fees plus other related study expenses. Below are types of fees that you may incur during your course of study :

Registration fee

  1. Tuition fee
  2. Deposit
  3. Computer/Science laboratory fee
  4. Health & hospitalisation insurance premium
  5. Library fee
  6. Other incidental costs such as examination fees

The breakdown of estimated tuition fees at various levels of study are outlined below :

Cost of Living in Malaysia

A major advantage for international students when choosing to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living. The total expenditure for accommodation, either on-campus or off-campus is very affordable. While your actual cost of living will depend on the location of your accommodation and your 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.