Malaysia is Three Times Cheaper than Australia When it Comes to Higher Education for International Students
by StudyMalaysia.com on September 5, 2016 | Top Stories
What does the value of education mean to you? In many countries, parents are the source of financing higher education for their children. So, what does the value of education mean to parents too? Does a more expensive education mean a higher value of education?
In April 2014, HSBC published a study called "The Value of Education Springboard for success" that explored the attitudes of parents towards their children's education. It was found that parents tended to associate a higher value of education with expensive education.
But while destinations like Australia, the UK and the US are popular among many students, they are also ranked the most expensive. And that means not everyone can afford them. In fact, the most expensive country for a university education, Australia, is three times more expensive than Malaysia!
The study also showed the cost of international university study in countries around the world where Malaysia was ranked eighth in terms of annual cost of university fees and cost of living.
For a student looking for higher education opportunities, Malaysia offers many attractive options. The cost of university fees in Malaysia is among the lowest, and the cost of living is also very affordable.
Private colleges and universities in Malaysia offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in many fields of study. In addition, foreign university branch campuses from Australia and the UK allow students to study for a degree in Malaysia that is identical to studying for that same degree in Australia or the UK. Students can also choose to study a twinning programme where they have the opportunity to study in Malaysia and in another country (e.g. the US, the UK, Australia, and many other countries). Click here to read about different pathways available to students in Malaysia.
Interested in finding out more? Click here to begin your search for higher education programmes in Malaysia.
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Source of data: International Education
Need more information on studying in Malaysia? The Study in Malaysia Handbook (9th International Edition) will be released in November 2014. Study in Malaysia was first launched in 1998 along with the website www.studymalaysia.com and provides useful and important information for international students who are considering studying in Malaysia. Find out more about other publications for international students here.
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