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Cost of Studying

Another prime reason why many international students have chosen Malaysia to pursue their tertiary education is the affordable tuition fees. The following tables show the estimated tuition fees at various levels of education.

(A) Foundation or Pre-University Studies

GCE ĎAí, Level, UK USD 3,140 - USD 4,860 (18 months)
Ausmat, AustraliaUSD 2,570 - USD 3,140 (1 year)
SAM, AustraliaUSD 2,570 - USD 3,860 (1 year)
Canadian Pre-U, CanadaUSD 3,430 - USD 4,430 (1 year)
Pre-University, MalaysiaUSD 2,290 - USD 3,230 (1 year)


(B) Preparatory Courses for English Proficiency Tests

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) USD 143 - USD 229 (2 months)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) USD 129 - USD 229 (2 months)


(C) Bachelorís Degree Programmes (in USD)

Areas of Study
Paths of Study
Entire Degree Arrangement
(i) Private Collegeís
3+0 Foreign Degree
Programme (3 years)
(ii) Foreign Branch Campus
Universityís Degree
Programmme (3 years)
(iii) Malaysian Private
Universityís Degree
Programmme (3 years)
Business
11,150 - 14,290
13,710 - 24,000
8,570 - 11,430
Engineering
12,860 - 14,860 (3 yrs, UK)
21,140 - 40,000
(4 year - Aust) (3 year - UK)
12,860 - 14,290 (4 yrs)
IT
9,710 - 12,860
13,430 - 25,140
9,430 - 12,290
Medicine
-
114,290 (5 year)
62,860 - 108,570 (5 year)
Hospitality &
Tourism
13,710 - 18,570
-
12,000 - 14,290


(D) Preparing Students for External Professional Examinations
The Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (ACCA)USD 3,290 - USD 4,290
The Chartered Institute o Management Accountant (CIMA)USD 3,710 - USD 4,570
Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administration (ICSA)USD 2,860 - USD 3,430


(E) Postgraduate Studies Offered by Public Universities & PHEIs
Master Bisnis Dan Administrasi (MBA)USD 5,710 - USD 16,740
Ph.DUSD 3,000 - USD 10,860

Source : Challenger Concept Research Team (www.StudyMalaysia.com)
Note : All figures are estimates only. Students are advised to confirm with the respective educational institution
Exchange Rate : Estimated USD 1 = RM3.50

Cost Advantages

The relatively cheaper cost of the education in Malaysia coupled with the availability of internationally-recognised qualifications highlights another significant factor why international students choose to study here. The following tables show the cost benefits of studying in Malaysia:

An Example of Comparative Education Cost for a Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science (3 yrs) of an Australian University
Item
Australian Branch
Campus in Malaysia
Australian University
Tuition Fees
USD 8,650
USD 17,000
Living Costs
USD 4,290 - 5,710
USD 14,290 - 16,430
Health Insurance
USD 60
USD 250
Average Education Cost (per year)
USD 13,670
USD 32,440
Total Education Cost
USD 41,010
USD 97,330
Source: Study in Malaysia Handbook published by Challenger Concept (M) Sdn Bhd


An Estimation of Education Cost for a Bachelorís Degree
Programme in Arts & Business (per year) in Various Countries
CountryTuition FeesLiving CostTotal Cost
Australia (public) USD 8,500USD 8,500USD 17,000
Canada (public) USD 7,500USD 9,000USD 16,500
France (public)minimal USD13,000 USD 13,000
Malaysia (private) USD4,600 USD4,000USD9,000
New Zealand (public) USD 10,000USD 11,500 USD 21,500
Singapore (private) USD 6,500USD 10,000 USD 16,500
United Kingdom (public)USD 14,000 USD 12,500 USD 26,500
USA (public) USD 13,000 USD 12,000USD 25,000
USA (private)USD 22,000USD 13,000 USD 35,000
Source: Study in Malaysia Handbook (International Edition) & various related websites


An Estimation of Study Cost for a 3+0 Foreign University Bachelorís Degree Programme in Business Studies in Malaysia (per year)
Tuition FeesLiving Cost Total Cost
USD 5,000 USD 4,000USD 9,000
Source: Challenger Concept Research Team (www.StudyMalaysia.com)
Note: All the figures are estimates only and may not be up to-date.
Exchange Rate: Estimated USD 1 = RM3.50