At first, some dreams may be impossible to achieve. Collegiate dreams including dream study programs and schools may be unattainable due to financial capacity, far distance from home, or other personal reasons. But in Malaysia, your dreams may now be closer to coming true.
Although fresh in providing international education—with 30 years of experience—Malaysia offers a well-developed education system. The country is home to more than 100 universities—from public and private institutions to foreign branch campuses.
With the increasing number of foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia, your collegiate dreams are now achievable. Get the best of both worlds in terms of international education by enrolling in these universities.
Foreign university branch campuses, or FUBCs, are educational institutions from across the globe that are invited by a host country to set their own campus and then provide equivalent quality education to students. Malaysian FUBCs are either offered their own branch campus or a partnership with a Malaysian institution. A FUBC’s main goal is to expand outreach in different parts of the globe.
Currently, there are 10 international branch campuses in Malaysia that came from countries such as the UK, Australia, China, and Ireland:
- Curtin University, Sarawak
- Monash University, Selangor
- Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak
- The University of Nottingham Malaysia, Selangor
- Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Putrajaya
- Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Educity, Johor
- University of Southampton – Malaysia Campus, Educity, Johor
- University of Reading Malaysia, Educity, Johor
- Xiamen University Malaysia Campus, Selangor
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin Malaysia Campus, Penang
These universities ranked in the world’s top 100, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
FUBCs offer study programs identical to their home campuses’ structure and curriculum. They also grant diplomas, certificates, and study qualifications to students who have completed their degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Another benefit of FUBCs is that you will be able to save a great amount of money. Tuition fees in FUBCs are relatively lower than studying abroad. You can save up to 40% on both study and living costs while getting the same qualification similar to the main campus abroad. Also, living in Malaysia is much more affordable than in other countries.
Malaysia takes pride in the internationalization of its higher education. They are proud of opening doors for foreign universities, contributing to an influx of international students in Malaysia.
Enrolling in a branch university campus is a win-win-win decision. First win, universities can accept more students and build stronger ties to the host country. Second win, the host nation will benefit from a boost of education standards and a boost of a multicultural population. The last win will be for you—you can now achieve a degree from an internationally renowned institution.
Malaysia has been providing a lot of study opportunities in recent years. And it is worth noting that the country makes it possible for students to make their dreams realizable: you can now tick off your study bucket list and go to a dream school near home.
Aside from these foreign university branches, there are a lot more to learn about Malaysia and its education. Make sure to check out our other articles at MSM Unify.