Study in Malaysia → Higher Education in Malaysia
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)
One of the factors that makes Malaysia a favourable education destination are :
1- The very affordable tuition fee
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.
As a rapidly developing country, Malaysia is keen to expand higher education to support an innovation-led economy.
The Government sponsors Malaysian students for research degrees (both master’s and PhD) within the country and abroad.
Malaysia has 64 universities (20 public, 37 private and seven foreign universities).
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.
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.
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.
There are 20 Public Universities in Malaysia :
List of 20 Government (Public) Universities
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Science, Malaysia
National University of Malaysia
Universiti Malaya (UM)
University of Malaya
MARA (University Technology MARA)
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
Kolej Universiti Kejuruteroan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM)
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Kolei Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM)
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Formally Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO)
upgraded in 2007 www.kuittho.edu.my
Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia (KUIM)
upgraded to Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in 2007
Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
Malaysian Armed Forces Academy
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Universiti Darul Iman
Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
formerly Kolej Universiti Kejuruteroan & Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM)
formerly (UPSI) Institute Perguruan Sultan Idris (IPSI)
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa
International Islamic University Malaysia
الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية ماليزيا
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
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
University of Malaysia Sarawak
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
University of Malaysia Sabah
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 :
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
|No.||Country||Private Higher Education Institutions||Public Higher Education Institutions||Total|
Universities in Malaysia
(Universiti Dan Kolej Di Malaysia)
Top 4 Best Universities in Malaysia
|Putra University of Malaysia (UPM)||4||4||3|
The Eight types of Higher educational institutions in Malaysia :
|Public Universities||Polytechnics||Community Colleges||Teacher Training Colleges|
|Fully funded government universities.||Which train school leavers to be skilled technical assistants and technicians in various engineering fields, or junior & middle level executives.||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.|
|Technical & Vocational Education||Private Universities||Foreign University Branch Campuses||Private Colleges|
|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.||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.|
Top Universities of the World:
October 30 - November 2, 2011, Shanghai, China
Undergraduate & Skills Programmes Available in Malaysia Universities
|Fields of Study|
|Foundation Studies / Pre-University Programmes|
|Art, Design & Music|
|Aviation & Maritime|
|Business & Administration|
|Computer & Technology|
|Engineering & Technical Skill|
|Health & Welfare|
|Hospitality & Tourism/Food & Beverage/Culinary|
|Science & Mathematics|
Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia Universities
Malaysian government regards highly skilled human capital as the nucleus of a knowledge-based economy and has been attempting to reform higher-educational policies in both the public and private sectors since 1990s.
The Malaysian government put in place a good framework of legislations on education which were tabled in the House of Parliament between 1995 and 1997.
“Education reform” is seen as a key concern in Malaysia since independence in 1963. Currently there are 20 public universities and 6 university collages established under the Universities and University Colleges Act.
Recent years a global consensus has emerged in the importance of investing in human capital, which is viewed as an essential part of efforts to raise incomes and achieved sustained economic growth of a country. In that respect the human capital produce from the university educational system should be competitive in term of knowledge and skills and in term of character and integrity. The trend of labor market in Malaysia suggests that there is an urgent need to invest in such new education system.
The Key challenge of the education system is to provide Malaysia with a competent workforce with knowledge and skills. Overall it has been widely reported that the country needs an estimated 2.2 million total workforce by 2010.
The Role of Higher Institutions is to produce a competent workforce equipped with the skills, knowledge, attitude and behavior to meet the demands of the high-technology era. Presently, only about 12% of the general population pursue tertiary studies locally and a significant portion of those students study abroad (NAPIEI, 2002). By the year 2020, the government hopes that 40 percent of the Malaysian population will attend tertiary education. All Universities in Malaysia play a significant role in fulfilling these needs. The prerequisite of a successful institution of higher learning is to have skilled workforce. Hence human resource development in a university is vital and remains significant in this millennium.
Universities and Colleges in Sarawak, Malaysia
Those who like to further their higher education in the Garden City Kuching, Malaysia, there are Universities and Colleges to select
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) or Public Service Department (PSD) provides
scholarships and loans for students to further their studies locally and
JPA has an Overseas Programme for Bachelor's Degree Qualifications by offering overseas Bachelor's degree sponsorship programmes to students with good SPM results. The selected students who are not more than 18 years old will undergo locally-conducted preparatory courses for two years. These students who pass with distinction in the preparatory course will be offered places in any of the top universities in US, Britain or Australia and given full scholarships.
April 2008 - READER'S DIGEST :
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA THE BEST UNIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA
The University of Malaya is recognized as Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand as not only the best university in Malaysia but also as an internationally-respected and most trusted institution of higher education.
University of Malaya once again received the Gold Award for Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2008. University of Malaya was voted by consumers as the best and the most trusted brand for universities in Malaysia. In 2007, University of Malaya became the first university in Malaysia to win the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand in the university category, the first time the category was introduced. This second win in 2008 has made University of Malaya the only university in Malaysia to receive the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand accolade twice.
This achievement is a confirmation that Malaysia’s first and oldest university is well on its way to joining the ranks of top universities in the world-class university leagues. The survey done by Reader’s Digest through the Nielsen Company is a credible and reputable one in which readers vote objectively for their most trusted brand. This win affirms the local and international standing of the University of Malaya and underscores its strengths in research and teaching. Its also reaffirms the international accreditation received by the university for its various degrees.
University of Malaya academic programmes are of international standard and recognized by international bodies.
Malaysian Government's Educational Departments
|1||Department of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia|
|2||Department of Polyteclinic and Community College Education Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia|
|3||Public Higher Education Management Sector Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia|
|4||Private Higher Education Management Sector Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia|
|5||Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs)|
|6||Private Institutions of Higher Learning|
|7||Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)|
|8||Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)|
International Universities with campus in Malaysia
|2||Curtin University of Technology||www.monash.edu.my||Miri, Sarawak||1999||Australia|
|3||University of Nottingham||www.curtin.edu.my||Kuala Lumpur||2000||UK|
|4||Swinburne University of Technology||www.swinburne.edu.my||Kuching City||2004||Australia|
Public University Colleges in Malaysia
|1||Kolej Universiti Sains Dan Teknologi Malaysia||KUSTEM||www.kustem.edu.my|
|3||Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia||KUTKM||www.kutkm.edu.my|
|4||Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia||KUKUM||www.kukum.edu.my|
|5||University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia||KUKTEM||community.kuktem.edu.my|
|For Religious Study :|
|6||Islamic University College of Malaysia||
Distance Learning in Malaysia
Acquiring a Bachelor's degree through distance learning is no longer a new thing for Malaysia. Distance learning provides the flexibility of acquiring a degree at own pace and at a reduced cost.
Malaysia's higher educational institutions PHEI conduct distance learning programmes with the approval from the national quality assurance agency MQA. Students learn at their own pace through online tutorials and course materiols from the institution. Students are required to attend a number of face-to-face tutorials at the institution's premises
1 University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education
2 Universiti Sains Malaysia
3 Open University Malaysia
[UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA]
4 SPACE School of Professional and Continuing Education
5 Wawasan Open University College
6 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
7 Malaysia Multimedia University
Private Schools and Institutes
Cyma College Of Commerce
7th Floor, Bangunan Cahaya
Suria, Jln Silang, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah
|POLITEKNIK KOTA KINABALU||http://www.pkksabah.edu.my|
|Akademi Pelancongan World-Point||http://www.world-point.net|
|Axismatics Professional Institute||http://www.axismatics.edu.my|
|IN-HOUSE MULTIMEDIA COLLEGE||http://inhouse.edu.my|
|Kolej Komuniti Tawau|
|Kolej Eastern Kota Kinabalu|
|New Era College||http://www.newera.edu.my|
|Sabah Institute Of Art|
|Snips College of Creative Art||www.snipsgroup.com|
Nursing Schools and Colleges
INSTITUSI LATIHAN - List of Government's Nursing Colleges in Malaysia
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Kolej Kejururawatan Klang
Sekolah Latihan Pembantu Farmasi,Petaling Jaya
Kolej Pembantu Perubatan Hospital Seremban
Sekolah Jururawat Masyarakat Kuala Pilah
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Melaka
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Kuala Terengganu
Kolej Kejururawatan Kubang Kerian,Kota Bahru
Kolej Kejururawatan, Hospital Alor Setar, Kedah
Kolej Pembantu Perubatan, Hospital Alor Setar
Kolej Kejururawatan Pulau Pinang
Sekolah Latihan Pergigian, Pulau Pinang
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Taiping, Perak
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Ipoh
Kolej Pembantu Perubatan Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta
Kolej Kejururawatan Hospital Duchess of Kent, Sandakan
Kolej Kejururawatan Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Sekolah Jururawat Masyarakat Tawau, Sabah
Kolej Kejururawatan Sandakan, Sabah
Kolej Kejururawatan Kuching, Sarawak
Kolej Kejururawatan Sibu, Sarawak
Kolej Pembantu Perubatan Kuching, Sarawak
Sekolah Kejururawatan Serian, Sarawak
Sekolah Latihan Pembantu Farmasi Kuching, Sarawak
Scholarships for Malaysian and Oversea Students
Bank Scholarship Loan
Government Scholarship Loan
Private Scholarship Loan
Colleges and Institutes in Malaysia
Colleges and Institutes in Johor Bahru
MAKTAB PERGURUAN TAWAU
(TAWAU TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE)
Universities with campus in Tawau Town, Sabah
1- UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH http://www.ums.edu.my
2- OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
Teachers' Training Colleges
Colleges in Sabah
Colleges in West Malaysia
Nursing Schools and
Institutes of IT (Information Technology)
Institutes of Business
Colleges of Music and Arts
Institutes of Medicines
Photo above : UiTM Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Campus, Sabah
The development of higher education in Malaysia is moving forward globalizing. Universities and colleges are facing new challenges in advancement and progression. Overseas universities such as in U.K, USA, Australia are transforming themselves into global universities, establishing new campuses and exporting educational programmes in other foreign countries.
In Malaysia, Nottingham University and Monash University, are good example of such global universities. Malaysia accept overseas universities to set up campuses here at the same time want the local universities to be at par with these universities. Local universities should be able to produce graduates of comparable quality. A healthy competition with the foreign universities is able to improve the quality of Malaysian own universities's potential and strength.
The Ninth Malaysian Plan, turn Malaysia into a regional centre for higher education. By 2010 Malaysia should become a global education hub and to be able to attract 100,000 students from overseas. Today, there are already students from the West Asia and China and surrounding countries.
Given its strategic
location, its resources, and its past role as the cultural crossroad of the
world, Malaysia is unquestionably the most appropriate place to be a regional
hub for higher educational learning.
Malaysian Colleges and Universities have also begun taking their programmes overseas. Several Malaysian institutions have set up programmes in over a dozen countries. This remarkable success serves as the catalyst to Malaysian institutions to improve its educational services and courses.
To turn Malaysia into a regional hub of academic excellence, Malaysian must be alert to new ideas and new strategies. The main priorities, for local universities and colleges is to offer courses pertinent to Malaysia’s development. Graduates produced must have skills and knowledge relevant to every sector of the economy of the country.
Malaysian government aware the urgent need in services and knowledge-based
sectors such as finance and banking, biotechnology, Information and
Communication Technology (ICT), multimedia content development, advanced
manufacturing, and industrial design.
Human capital is a key pillar to the relentless quest for greater development. Malaysia consistently sets aside a high proportion development budget, averaging 20%, for education. In order to ensure that students gain relevant and cutting edge skills, education institutions should link closely with industries.
Academic staff particularly in engineering, technology and the bio-medical fields must keep abreast with current progress in the private sector. Only then they are able to transmit new knowledge and advances to their students.
In spite of the prevailing trend of modernization, market forces and industry requirements should not solely determine the direction of higher education. Otherwise university programmes offered will be largely commercially-driven and lacking in comprehensiveness. Universities and colleges must be centers that advance our knowledge of culture and be custodians of the enduring richness of civilization. Modernization must not come with cultural degradation.
Foundation of Malaysia unique cultural heritage and religious values should be further strengthened as this country embarks on its journey to become a knowledge powerhouse in the region. Malaysians should strive to contribute positively to human civilization and progress.
Malaysia has a natural strength
in its cultural diversity to prosper as an inter-civilization knowledge centre
while attending to technological innovation, scientific research, and financial
management. Thus universities must be open to all knowledge and ideas, and to
encourage a contestation of ideas. Only then would our universities be truly
Language Medium of Instruction in Malaysia:
|English is the primary medium of instruction in all private higher educational institutions in Malaysia.||Bahasa Malaysia
is used in all Bachelor's Degree courses in Public Government
Universities (except for subjects like Maths and Science which are
conducted in English).
English is only used for postgraduate studies at public universities.
Foreign University Branch Campus in Malaysia
Malaysia is an education hub providing courses tailored to satisfy the local market's needs and expectations. It also offers foreign qualifications that students can pursue in Malaysia in branch campuses from Universities of United Kingdom and Australia.
3+0 Status Private Colleges and Their Overseas University-Partners
3+0 degree concept was to enable students to complete a foreign degree programme in Malaysia without having to go to oversea university. Following universities offer 3+0 degree in Malaysia:
Universities from United Kingdom
University of Sunderland
University of Teesside
University of Liverpool John Moores
University of Northumbria
University of Wolverhampton
Universities from Australia
University of Tasmania
University of Wollongong
University of Murdoch
Swinburne University of Technology
Universities from United States of America
Private Universities in Malaysia
Private universities in Malaysia are owned and established by private corporations headed by renowned Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). All private universities are profit-making corporation. These Private universities are invited and granted university status by the Malaysian Minister of Higher Education, empowered under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996. They can confer the award of Bachelor degrees and other higher qualifications.
MAPCU (Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities) registered 18 March 1997 stands as Malaysia's most prestigious grouping of private higher education institutions with memberships from major well established private colleges and universities in Malaysia.
Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities is recognized by the Ministry of Education, the National Accreditation Board, the Multimedia Development Corporation, the Ministry of Finance, and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department.
MAPCU Scholarship Programme was launched by former Minister of Education, Y.B. Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak in 1999. MAPCU member institutions have collectively offered over RM4 million worth of scholarships since 1999. http://www.studymalaysia.com/mapcu/
The University-College status is conferred by Ministry of Education of Malaysia to qualifying colleges which fulfill the high expectations in producing industry-relevant graduates.
Ranked by Times Higher Education Supplement
|Universities in Asia||Country|
|1||19||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|3||26||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|4||30||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|5||39||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Hong Kong|
|6||42||Chinese University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|9||50=||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|11||61||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Japan|
|12||77||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|13||93||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Israel|
|14||95||Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Technology||South Korea|
|15||109||Technion— Israel Institute of Technology||Israel|
|18||114||Tel Aviv University||Israel|
|20||124||National Taiwan University||Taiwan|
|21||141||University of Science and Technology of China||China|
|23||144||Shanghai Jiao Tong University||China|
|24||147||City University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|25||154||Indian Institute of Technology Delhi||India|
|29||174=||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)||India|
|31||188||Pohang University of Science and Technology||South Korea|
Top University in each country in the year 2008
The Top university in each Asian country
Ranked by Times Higher Education Supplement
Ranking in Asia
|China||1 Beijing University||8 Beijing University|
|Japan||2 University of Tokyo||1 University of Tokyo|
|Singapore||3 National University of Singapore||4 National University of Singapore|
|Hong Kong||8 University of Hong Kong||3 University of Hong Kong|
|Indian||15 Indian Institute of Technology||25 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi|
|South Korea||18 Seoul National University, South Korea||9 Seoul National University|
|Taiwan||25 National Taiwan University||20 National Taiwan University|
|Israel||29 Hebrew University of Jerusalem||13 Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Thailand||41 Chulalongkorn University Thailand||27 Chulalongkorn University|
|Malaysia||48 University Kebangsaan Malaysia|
Universiti dan Kolej di Malaysia
Malaysia has 20 public universities, 6 public university colleges, 10 private universities, one private university college and more than 600 private colleges. Most of them offer similar courses. Many junior colleges provide distance education programs.
The encouragement and promotion by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia resulted an increasing number of foreign students coming to study in Malaysia. Currently, there are about 20,000 foreign students in Malaysia's Public Universities that are renowned in the Asia-Pacific-Region, such as University of Malaya, University of Putra and University of Science Malaysia.
Public Universities offer a range of 3 to 4 year degree courses.
3 prestigious oversea universities overseas already set up their branch campuses in Malaysia offering a range of degree programs :
Other then Universities, there are also well established private educational institutions. These private educational institutions collaborate with university partners in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand are providing wide range of tertiary programs. Students enrolled in the programs complete all or part of their studies in Malaysia, and they can expect significant savings compared to completing the entire course overseas.
There are three main types of programs, namely 3+0, Split and Credit transfer programs :
- 3+0 program
Students complete the entire program in Malaysia will be conferred with a foreign degree (a foreign degree at a much lower cost)
- Split programs (2+1, 1.5+1.5, 1+2)
Under these programs, students complete part of their studies in Malaysia and the rest overseas.
- Credit Transfer
Students study in Malaysia and obtain required credits, and transfer them to universities overseas.
What is a University College (UC) ?
|By Malaysian Government :||2000||2005||2007|
|2||National University College||0||6|
|2||Private University College||0||11|
|3||Campus of Oversea University||3||5||4|