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The flow of international students in Malaysia has increased steadily since 1996, when various higher education reforms were introduced to facilitate the entry of international students into higher education institutions. Most of all the Universities and Colleges in Malaysia have bilateral agreements with many foreign Universities in UK, USA, Canada, Australia etc, so that students can do a part of their course or even graduate and get dual degrees.Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. The original culture of the area stemmed from indigenous tribes that lived there, along with the Malays who later moved there. Substantial influence exists from Chinese and Indian culture, dating back to when foreign trade began in the area. Other cultures that heavily influenced the culture of Malaysia include Persian, Arabic, and British culture. Due to the political structure of the government, coupled with the social contract theory, there has been minimal cultural assimilation of ethnic minorities.

Malaysia’s target is 100,000 international students by 2012. Currently, international students represent less than 5 per cent of all tertiary enrollments in Malaysia. Although the percentage is small but it is an important factor in the internationalisation of higher education in Malaysia. Malaysia has emerged as an important destination for students from the India and Middle East. Malaysia provides excellent education and adequate security. They feel safe in Malaysia. Realising these emerging opportunities, the government has organised seminars and exhibitions annually in India and Middle East with a view to encouraging more enrollment.

If you’ve already decided on an institution contact Student Visa Expert to find out about the application process and visa requirements. If you haven’t decided yet, let our Student Councilors help you in selecting a course, enrolling to study in Malaysia, visa application guidance and much more till your arrival in Malaysia.