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MQF Levels 1 • Skills 2 • Vocational and Technical 3 • Higher Education
8     Doctoral Degree
7     Master's Degree
    Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma
6     Bachelor's Degree (Honors)
    Graduate Certificate & Diploma
5 Advanced Diploma Advanced Diploma  Advanced Diploma
4 Diploma Diploma Diploma
3 Skills Certificate 3 Vocational And Technical Certificate

 

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2 Skills Certificate 2  
1 Skills Certificate 1

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Malaysian universities

As in 2016, Malaysia has :

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 10 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
5) 10 Foreign branch campus
6) 20 Public universities


Overseas students aspiring for quality degrees recognized internationally can choose to study at premier Malaysian universities and international university branch campuses in Malaysia.

1- Malaysian universities (public and private)
 

2- International university branch campuses in Malaysia

 


One of the factors that makes Malaysia a favourable education destination are :

1- The very affordable tuition fee
2- Low cost of living.

There are over 100 private universities, university-college and colleges to choose from, and over 3,000 programmes to specialize in.
Malaysia hosts branch campuses of prestigious universities from the UK, US, Australia, India.

For these prestigious international university's campus in Malaysia, the students pay only a fraction of the cost when studying in Malaysia compared to what they need to pay in the main campus.

In private universities in Malaysia, tuition fee for a full degree programme of three are between US$3,000 to US$10,000 a year - a third of the costs in US, Britain and Australia, with the programmes providing the same students’ learning outcome.


Public colleges offer 160,000 places
Private colleges offer 130,000 places

160,000 places are offering PUBLIC universities and skills training institutes for students for the 2013/2014 academic year. The courses are for degree, diploma and certificate programmes.

130,000 places are available at the 37 private universities, 20 university colleges, 418 private colleges and seven international branch campuses in Malaysia.

To help underprivileged students with poor academic results, there are also pre-diploma programmes for the Malays and the Orang Asli at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and for the Indian community at polytechnics.



Universities in Malaysia
(Universiti Dan Kolej Di Malaysia)

The Eight types of Higher educational institutions in Malaysia :

1 2
Public Universities Polytechnics
Public Universities Polytechnics
Fully funded government universities. Which train school leavers to be skilled technical assistants and technicians in various engineering fields, or junior & middle level executives.
3 4
Community Colleges Teacher Training Colleges
Community Colleges Teacher Training Colleges
 Institutions for SPM or SPM(V) school leavers to train, 'reskill' or 'up-skill' themselves. Responsible for producing teachers under the management of Teacher Education Division in the Ministry of Education.
5 6
Technical & Vocational Education Private Universities
Technical & Vocational Education Private Universities
An alternative to academic qualifications. It emphasizes hands-on training and new skills. Privately owned and established by financially sound corporations. They can confer the award of bachelor degrees & other higher qualifications.
7 8
Foreign University Branch Campuses Private Colleges
Foreign University Branch Campuses Private Colleges
Universities from foreign countries, which provide the option for students in Malaysia to obtain foreign tertiary qualifications locally instead of going abroad. Colleges run by the private sector to provide tertiary education to school leavers.

There are 20 Public Universities in Malaysia :
List of 20 Government (Public) Universities

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Putra University,Malaysia
www.upm.edu.my
(research university)
4-10-1971
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
University of Science, Malaysia
www.usm.my
(research university)
1969
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 
National University of Malaysia
www.ukm.my
(research university)
18-5-1970
Universiti Malaya (UM)
University of Malaya
www.um.edu.my
(research university)
7-1-1962

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Technological University of Malaysia
www.utm.my
1-4-1975

MARA (University Technology MARA)
UiTM

26-8-1999
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
Kolej Universiti Kejuruteroan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM)
2-5-2002
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Kolei Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM)
1-12-2000
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Formally Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO)
 upgraded in 2007  www.kuittho.edu.my
30-9-2000
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia  (KUIM)
upgraded to Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in 2007

13-3-1998

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
Malaysian Armed Forces Academy
10-11-2006
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
14-6-2006
Universiti Darul Iman Malaysia (UDM)
1-1-2006
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
formerly Kolej Universiti Kejuruteroan & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM)
16-2-2002
Universiti Pendidkan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
formerly (UPSI) Institute Perguruan Sultan Idris (IPSI)
24-2-1997
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)
International Islamic University Malaysia
الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية ماليزيا
10-5-1983
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
officially launched on Feb 1st, 2007,
formerly known as :
Kolej Universiti Soins & Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM) - July 2001
KUT - July 1999
UPMT - June 1996
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Northern University of Malaysia
www.uum.edu.my
16-2-1984
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak  (UNIMAS)
University of Malaysia Sarawak
www.unimas.my
24-12-1992
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
University of Malaysia Sabah
www.ums.edu.my
24-11-1994

PhD in Malaysia
The total number of PhD holders in Malaysia was around 12,000 in 2010, while the number of students enrolled in doctoral programmes (in Malaysia and abroad) was about 17,000.

Malaysia has ambitious targets to produce 48,000 PhD holders by 2020 and 60,000 PhD holders by 2023.


Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)

With the release of the National Education Blueprint(2013-2025) in September, 2013 Malaysia is looking to transform the country’s education system to be on par with those of developed countries.

With over 500 institutions now established, the higher education sector in Malaysia is building capacity to meet the targets of plans like the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), which called for more university graduates to manage priority sectors, including tourism, health, biotechnology and education itself.


World University Rankings

QS 200 World University Rankings 2011/2012 ranked the government run University of Malaya 167th worldwide (39th in Asia), up 40 places from 2010.

The Times Higher Education 400 Top World University Ranking 2011/2012, however, did not include a single Malaysian institution in its list, but rank two from Singapore and one from Thailand.

Nonetheless, Malaysia has increased its attractiveness as a tertiary education provider in the global market­place. There are 70,509 international students in Malaysian higher education institutions (25,263 in public institutions and 45,246 in private ones).

In 2012, Over 90,000 international students from over 100 countries studying in Malaysia, the country is the world’s 11th largest exporter of educational services.
Universiti Malaya achieved its best position in the QS Asian University Rankings 2012.
UM placed 35th overall, the highest among higher learning institutions in Malaysia.
UM achieved an overall score of 71.4 out of a possible 100 and ranked fourth for inbound and outbound student exchange.

UM also ranked number one in Malaysia for academic reputation and employer reputation.

QS Asian University rankings represent the most extensive study of institutions conducted with 500 universities assessed and include responses to academic and employer surveys by QS.


Educational Hub


Malaysia is fast becoming an educational hub for excellence in the Asian region because its tertiary education sector has grown exponentially in the last 10 years.

The vision of Malaysian government is to create a higher education environment that fosters the development of academic and institutional excellence in order for Malaysia to secure its position as a global education hub.

Schools from Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) were setting up branches in Malaysia in the past 10 years, and this reflects Malaysia’s growing educational domain.

The country today is the world’s 11th largest exporter of educational services with over 90,000 international students from over 100 nations studying in schools, colleges, university colleges and universities in the country


There are 20 Public Universities (IPTA) in Malaysia.

Malaysia also has 60 Private Higher Education Institutions (IPTS) like Universiti Teknologi Petronass (UTP), Universiti Multi Media (MMU) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten).

These universities, university colleges and polytechnics nationwide produced 184,581 graduates in 2011.

There are 90,000 over foreign students studying in Malaysia
With over 90,000 international students from over 100 nations studying in Malaysia, the country is the world’s 11th largest exporter of educational services.

Malaysia is fast becoming an educational hub for excellence in the Asian region because its tertiary education sector has grown exponentially in the past decade.

The vision of Malaysian government is to create a higher education environment that fosters the development of academic and institutional excellence in order for the country to secure its position as a global education hub.

Schools from Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) were setting up branches in Malaysia in the past 10 years, and this reflects Malaysia’s growing educational domain.

As the world’s 11th largest exporter of educational services, Malaysia has over 90,000 international students from over 100 nations studying in schools, colleges, university colleges and universities.

Malaysia is increasingly being seen a regional leader in providing world-class education, with 200,000 international students expected in Malaysia by 2020.

The higher education ministry expects to earn RM6 billion a year from foreign students based on an average earning of RM30,000 per student.

Malaysia has become a popular destination for the pursuit of higher education among foreign students, more and more established reputable universities from around the world will set up their branch campuses here, working jointly with Malaysian universities and colleges.

Malaysia is an attractive destination for overseas students as a stable, safe and relatively cheap place to study.
In 2012, there are 25 foreign universities applied to set up campuses in Malaysia.

This has proven that the interest in the Malaysia's tertiary education sector has shifted to higher gear.

The Government's focus on the education sector had made Malaysia a centre of educational excellence in the region.

Malaysia currently hosts more than 93,000 international students from more than 100 countries, with 150,000 targeted by 2015 and 200,000 by 2020.

Ranked as the world's 11th largest exporter of educational services, the government is counting on the increased demand for quality education from students in existing and new markets, like the Middle East, China and Africa.
Increase in foreign student's enrollment in Malaysia has made the country one of the strongest emergent contenders in the international market of foreign students.


By 1999 at least 70 institutions of higher education from UK had some kind of collaborative arrangement with Malaysian private institutions.
Compare this with the situation in 1995, when 20 per cent of Malaysian students studied abroad – costing the country an estimated RM2.4 billion a year.
The policy of internationalization in higher education in Malaysia has evolved due to necessity in keeping with the demands of changing market economies. To transform from a production based economy to a knowledge based economy requires a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce.


Malaysian government sought to partner with foreign higher educational institutions to offer more educational opportunities for Malaysians on their own soil.
The internationalization policy for higher education in Malaysia was formulated with six critical aspects in mind, that is:
1) Student mobility
2) Staff mobility
3) Academic programs
4) Research and development
5) Social integration
6) Community development
These new policies were soon translated into regulatory frameworks to provide quality education in the private sector coupled with support from international institutions of higher education.


The government focused on making Malaysia a leader in education in Southeast Asia, and the foundations laid will take the country forward in the next few decades as well.


EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

A fully integrated education hub recognized as an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA).

The City play an integral part in the success of Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme.
EduCity comprises :

1) Universities
2) Institutes of higher education
3) Academia industry action
4) R&D centers
5) Student accommodations
6) Recreational and sports facilities


(As At 31 December 2008)
International Students in Malaysia with Valid International Student Passes
Source : Ministry of Higher Education

Higher Education Institutions

No. Country Private Public Total
1. China 2,385 7,970 10,355
2. Indonesia 3,828 6,192 10,020
3. Iran 2,998 3,247 6,245
4. Nigeria 538 5,516 6,054
5. Bangladesh 418 3,168 3,586
6. Yemen 1,212 1,846 3,058
7. Botswana 4 2,358 2,362
8. Sudan 632 1,407 2,039
9. Iraq 1,186 467 1,653
10. Pakistan 175 1,475 1,650
  Sub-Total 13,376 33,646 47,022
11 Other Countries 6,967 16,270 23,237
  Grand Total 20,343 49,916 70,259


Top 4 Best Universities in Malaysia

University 2007 2006 2005
University of Malaya UM 1 2 1
Technological University of Malaysia UTM 2 3 4
National University of Malaysia UKM 3 1 2
Putra University of Malaysia (UPM) 4 4 3

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