Study Cost

The favorable currency exchange rate in Malaysia means that the cost of education (both tuition and living expenses) is still cheaper than other popular study destinations such as UK, Australia, US and Canada.

Private Institutions

Studying in private colleges and universities in Malaysia are usually more expensive than the Government-funded institutions. However, since there are limited placements for Bachelor degree courses at government funded institutions, the private higher educational institutions are actually playing a greater role in offering study opportunities.

Government Funded Universities and Institutions

Malaysia has local public Universities, university colleges and international university providing undergraduate (First Bachelor Degree) and postgraduate studies (Masters degree and PhD). The general entry requirement for the undergraduate studies is STPM qualification or pre-university programme or its equivalent

Estimated Total Tuition Fees for Bachelor Degree Programmes Offered by Malaysian Private Colleges & UniversitiesType of Programme

  • Tuition Fees (whole course)
  • 3+0 Foreign Degree Programme (3 – 4 years)
  • RM 10,000 – RM 65,000
  • Foreign University Branch Campus (3 years)
  • RM 50,000 – RM 100,000
  • Private University at Malaysia (3 – 5 years)
  • RM 30,000 – RM 250,000
  • Twinning Degree Programme(2+1 – 2.5 years)
  • RM 50,000 – RM 400,000

Estimation of Fee structure in Government Funded Universities and Institutions

  • Type of Programme
  • Tuition Fees (whole course)
  • Undergraduate
  • RM4,000 – RM15,000 per year for 3 – 4 years
  • Postgraduate
  • Masters : RM4,000 – RM10,000 (whole course)
  • PhD : RM8,000 to RM20,000 (whole course)