Malaysia, the 66th largest country, with 13 states and 3 Federal Territories shares its boundaries with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines. Malaysia ranks 44th in the world population and is among the Commonwealth Nations that has an economic record of continuous growth in GDP. Kuala Lumpur, the capital and largest city is a happening city and home to large number of tourists.
The economy of this nation keeps booming with the availability of plenty of natural resources that creates cash flows through investments in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. This nation provides free education up to secondary level and a subsidized public tertiary education in which you will be given an opportunity to complete a course by just paying 10% of its actual fee. Public school students enjoy free healthcare service which is termed as one of the best medical services in the world. Malaysia has the most beautiful infrastructures in Asia. Being a Secular Nation in which every religion is given equal importance, Malaysia is becoming the current day Study Abroad Destination for various reasons especially because of its affordable costs.
There are several reasons to choose Malaysia, few among them are the attractive infrastructures of Petronas Twin towers, Genting Islands, Batu caves, etc. As a student one should get fixed that Malaysia should be his study abroad destination because one can get his/her graduation from Monash University, (Australian based) University of Nottingham and Taylors University (UK based) etc. They offer international students education at a low cost compared to pursuing those degrees directly in the main campus. Statistics shows that Malaysia, a massive international recruiter from various fields of studies has trained more than 80,000 international students till 2010 and it has increased its target to 1,50,000. Several Postgraduate programs are available for the graduates to pursue and settle in Malaysia providing the option for students to earn money through part-time jobs.
Similar to India, In Malaysia, there are three kinds of Education which are termed as Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education. This is again a positive sign for Indians to study in Malaysia because the education method does not differ to great extent. Primary education in Malaysia consists of a 6-year course in which students get their basics of subjects, In Secondary Education, which is a 5-year course in which the student will get some additional details or get specified to a subject. Since there are two processes involved in this stage there are two divisions of this course in which the first 3 years the student learns additional details regarding the Umbrella subjects and gets specified to a core subject in his/her next 2 years. Tertiary Education includes Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Certificate courses and PhDs.
There are government scholarships which are being given to the students who have a desire to pursue their higher studies in Malaysia. They are Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program scholarship (MTCP), Malaysian International Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship. All these scholarships are being awarded to those who have a minimum of 3.5 or 4.0 CGPA in their undergraduate levels.
Universities and colleges in Malaysia offers a wide range of Courses which could be categorized into Language studies, Management Studies, Medicine, Business Studies, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Catering, Law, Economic Studies, Arts, Aviation, Social Sciences, Technology Studies and Humanities studies. Students who have completed their 12th standard can choose a course which has its own branch and provides opportunities for employability.