Land of islands, Malaysia is situated in Southeast Asia. This beautiful country of Asia is full of natural wealth. A large area of Malaysia is consisting of forests and mountains. The forests of Malaysia are providing huge variety of wood to world. Ebony, sandalwood and teak are most demanded wood in the world. These forests are not only providing the wood but also a great source of greenery and oxygen to the world. The green mountains of Malaysia are most beautiful gift of nature to Malaysia. The Titiwangsa Mountains, Mount Korbu (highest peak of area), Buffalo Range, Mount Tama Abu, Tama Abu Range are some famous pearls of the beautiful chain of mountains in Malaysia. The democratic system of Malaysia is running under federal constitutional monarchy. The government is run by Prime Minister, and King Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of state. It has 13 states. Capital city Kuala Lumpur is one of the beautiful cities of the world. Kuala Lumpur is 6th most visited cities in the world. Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand are neighbor countries of Malaysia and its marine neighbors are Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Malaysia is also member of various world organizations like The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and The East Asia Summit (EAS). Malaysia is a Muslim country, majority of its population is Muslim. There are about 60 % of Malays are Muslim, though some of Malays believe on Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Confucianism.
LANGUAGES IN MALAYSIA
There are several languages are being spoken in Malaysia. But Malaysian is its official language. Though, English is widely spoken language in Malaysia. Infect English can be called second official language in Malaysia. In schools and colleges English is mostly used as teaching language. It is called Malaysian Standard English. It is mostly use to instruct students in higher education institutes of Malaysia.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN MALAYSIA
Planning to go Malaysia? Good, it is suggestion from BMR consultants that take long leave from work, because list of tourists resort in Malaysia is very long. Once you will go Malaysia, the beauty of nature, attractive tourist's resorts, green islands, warm beaches, and colorful culture will be great resistance in your return back home. Hundreds of thousands tourists go to Malaysia every year. Tourism has become Malaysia's third largest source of revenue within few years.
Following are some of the beautiful places of Malaysia:
- Petronas Tower (88 floors sky scraper)
- Mount Kinabalu
- Bukit Bintang
- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
- Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
- LangKawi Cable Car, KLCC Park Kuala Lumpur
- LangKawi sky bridge
- Taman Negara
- Genting Highlands
- Putra Mosque Putrajaya
- Gunung Mulu National Park Sarawak
- Batu Caves Selangor
- Kuala Lumpur Tower
- Penang Hill
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur
- Stadthuys Melaka
- Aquaria KLCC Kuala Lumpur
- Gurney Drive of George Town
- Sunway Lagoon Selangor
- Kinabalu Park Sabah
- Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Sabah
- Suria KLCC Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur
- A Famosa Melaka
- Payar Island
- Maritime Museum Melaka
- Gua Tempurung Tempurung
- Bako National Park Sarawak
- Niah National Park Sarawak
- National Mosque of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
- National Zoo of Malaysia Selangor
- Sepang International Circuit Selangor
- Kellie's Castle Perak
- Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town Johor
- Berjaya Times Square Theme Park Kuala Lumpur
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA
The education system of Malaysia is very simple and specially designed for students comfort. In this study system higher education systems make it possible to transfer high quality knowledge in very easy way. It makes complicated subjects easy to understand for students. Mostly higher education is research and practical based which help students to get through with subject comprehensively. Following study programs are offered to students by higher education institutions of Malaysia.
There are two types of pre-university qualifications, external qualifications and internal qualifications. External qualification certificates are issued by external schools, academies of other countries. Internal qualification certificate are issued by individual private colleges or universities of Malaysia.
ESTIMATED TUITION FEE FOR PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Malaysia universities fees are different from one university to other university. Cost of study in Malaysia for international students is less than European countries. And Malaysia public university fees are less than private universities. Students who wish to take certificate of GCE "A" Level from UK are required to pay US $ 4,690 to US $ 7,810 for the period of 15 to 18 months. Students who wish to take certificate of South Australian Matriculation from Australia are required to pay US $ 6,560 to US $ 7,810 for the period of 10 months.
Students who wish to take certificate of Western Australian Matriculation from Australia are required to pay US $ 3,440 to US $ 6,560 10 months. Students who wish to take certificate of Canadian Pre-U from Canada are required to pay US $ 5,940 to US $ 9,010 2 months. Students who wish to take certificate of University of New South Wales from Australia are required to pay US $ 4,375 to US $ 7,190 12 months. For international baccalaureate diploma students needs to pay US $ 9,062 for 24 months.
Students who prefers internal qualification certificate like university foundation studies or matriculation are required to pay US $ 2,810 to US $ 4,690 for 10 to 12 months.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY COURSE
Students who wish to improve the English language skills are offered many short and long courses from different Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) of Malaysia. These institutes also offer preparatory classes for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc. The estimated fees of these courses are charged from US $ 265 to US $ 845 for 2 to 2.5 months.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
The higher education institutions of Malaysia are offered lots of bachelor's degree program in almost every field of education like arts, literature, science, medical, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, business, finance, commerce, information technology, computer sciences etc. Bachelor's degree normally consists of 3 years. The estimated fees of bachelor's Degree Programs of public universities of Malaysia are vary from US $ 13,400 to US $ 23,400 for 3 years. However, medicine degree is charged US $ 93,750 for 5 years and pharmacy degree charged US $ 31,250 for 4 years. The fees of international universities Malaysia campus and private universities of Malaysia charged more fees than public / state universities.
TWINING DEGREE PROGRAM IN MALAYSIA
Students who join the twining degree programs are allowed to complete their 1 year to 2.5 year degree from Malaysia and remaining degree from overseas university of United Kingdom or Australia etc. Students who wish to complete their first two year from Malaysia and remaining one year degree from United Kingdom or Australia need to pay first two year's fee as per Malaysia campus rule and remaining fees as per that country's education rule. By taking twining degree program student can experience the two top quality education systems.
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
Students who wish to take admission in master's degree program in Malaysia are required bachelor's degree (Hons.) or 16 year education. The merit of public universities of Malaysia is comparatively high then other universities of world. Normally students are required CGPA 3.0 for admission in master's degree. But good news is that if you have CGPA 3.7 or more you can get directly admission in doctoral degree program. The fees structure of master's degree is pretty similar to the bachelor's degree program. However, Master of Business Administration (MBA) is bit expensive than other programs. Normally private universities charged US $ 6,560 to US $ 9,375 for complete course, and public universities charged US $ 4,060 to US $ 7,810 for complete course.
DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MALAYSIA
The applicants of doctoral degree program are required master's degree with good grades or CGPA 3.7 in bachelor's degree program. Doctoral degree program totally consist of research work. Students need to have command on subject with complete research and an impressive thesis which should be published in national newspaper and can be protected on any public forum. A fee for PhD program is as low as US $ 845 to US $ 2,500.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA
Pakistani / international students who want to take admission in higher education institutions of Malaysia are required English language proficiency certificate at the time of admission, like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc. It is compulsory for all study programs like Bachelor's Degree Program, Master's Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program. However, students who wish to take admission in English language proficiency course are exempted to provide any language proficiency certificate. Following is the average grade requirements in proficiency tests:
- IELTS: 6.0 Bands for all study programs.
- TOEFL: 550 scores (PBT), 213 scores (CBT) or 79-80 scores (IBT) for all study programs.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA
Pakistani / international students can apply for scholarships. There are many scholarships granted to students. These scholarships are granted directly by universities or by Malaysian government. Some scholarships are given to students under Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP). If you are an intelligent student with good academic record then.