Overview of Malaysia Education

Education by Mayflower – where education meets tourism

Mayflower Holidays share the Malaysian Government’s commitment in turning the country into a high quality education destination for students all over the globe. There are currently more than 151,979 foreign students in institutions of higher learning here, and the number is expected to reach 200,000 by 2020. As higher education institutions in the country improve by leaps and bounds, the increase in the enrolment of students is one of the main earning source for the education industry

Mayflower has partnered with institution of higher learning to create tourism products that are more focused on education as these have the ability to draw tourists from all over the world. The process of educating or learning by travelling to places which has something to do with your area of study appeal to more international students who are now recognizing the benefits of other competency outside of classroom environment.


Why Study in Malaysia?

Malaysia – A World Class Education Hub!

Safe and Stable Environment

Malaysia is one of the world’s most peaceful and politically stable countries. It boasts of being one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant economies, which is the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.

Affordable top-class education

International university branch campuses are becoming a more appealing option for international students, as they offer world-class education closer to home we provide the same high quality education and internationally-recognized qualifications, within close proximity to countries in the region.

Livability: high quality of life at a low cost

Another pull factor for international students is the balance between a high quality and affordable way of life. In the Mercer 2016 Quality of Living Rankings, which looks at factors such as safety, health, education and public services, Malaysia’s bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur was listed among the top 10 cities in Asia and was ranked at 86 overall out of 230 countries.

Modern Amenities

In all of the major cities of Malaysia, you will find the vital amenities necessary for your well-being in every corner. These encompass accommodation, public transportation, restaurants, banks, clinics, bookshops, convenience stores, cineplexes and shopping malls, among others.

English language as a tool of communication

English is a widely-spoken language in Malaysia, particularly in its cities, so students shouldn’t find communicating with locals too arduous a task.

Good food

Malaysia is famous due to its array of delicious cuisines, thanks to a multiethnic society mainly comprising of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture. It also houses a potpourri of international cuisine that caters to the needs of homesick foreign students.

Culture and diversity

The international student experience extends far beyond the walls of a classroom or lecture hall, as students also get to acquire valuable life experiences. In Malaysia, there’s a thriving international student population, comprising of students from all around the world and all walks of life, such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Mauritius and Singapore. Not only will international students feel welcomed by locals, who are known for their sunny disposition, they will also feel at home among fellow students while gaining exposure to different cultures and perspectives.

Proximity to ASEAN countries

Thanks to Malaysia’s strategic position in the heart of Southeast Asia, many foreign universities have also chosen to base their offshore campuses here. With the 9th best airport in the world,  which saw nearly 52 million in 2016, students will find it easy to explore the nearby ASEAN nations, such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines, as well as further on, like China, Japan and Australia.The presence of low-cost airlines like AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Malindo Air also makes traveling by air cheaper – another plus for students.