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Study In Malaysia

The Country &
Its People

Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. The population of 32 million people consists of Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous people. Close to 2 million people inhabit the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Though the official religion is Islam, other religions are widely practised too. Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, and Animism are only a few of the religions in the country.

Why Study In Malaysia

Malaysia is a favoured destination for tertiary education with over 40,000 international students from over 100 countries studying here in 2019. Malaysia has become a center for academic and higher education excellence due to the following reasons:-

Quality Educational Programmes

The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) provides guidelines and constant monitoring to ensure colleges and universities meet the highest standards in education and are internationally recognised.

Courses offered are up to date where it is aligned with industry needs and market relevance. With career-focused education, graduates from Malaysia have no problems seeking employment back in their home country. Besides, there are accredited degrees from various choices of world-renowned universities from the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada through their twinning programmes, articulation or branch campuses in Malaysia.

Lower Cost of Living and Tuition Fees

One of the main reasons why students choose to study in Malaysia is that the tuition fees of high-quality programmes are reasonable and highly affordable. The low cost of living is attributed mainly to the ringgit value which is lower compared to other currencies, thus resulting in enormous savings by the students. For example, a student can live comfortably for just about RM 1,000 – 1,200 per month (USD 250 – USD 320 per month).

Breakdown of Cost per Month for a Student Studying in Malaysia

  • Accommodation: RM 400 – RM 550
  • Food / housekeeping: RM 400 – RM 450 (assuming 3 meals per day)
  • Clothing: RM 60 (washing, ironing, dry cleaning, etc)
  • Public Transport / Grab services: RM 30 – RM 50 (depending on the distance)
  • Mobile Phone Bills: RM 50 – RM 80
  • Books, Reading Materials and Stationery: RM 50 – RM 100
  • Personal Expenses: RM 200 – RM 300

Part Time Work While Studying

The law in Malaysia allows students to work in a part-time job for up to 20 hours per week while studying. This will provide an opportunity for students to earn extra pocket money for books and other leisure activities.

Courses Are Conducted in English

English is the primary medium of instruction for all courses and programmes conducted at the private higher educational institutions. For those who are less proficient in English, there are many schools and institutions offering basic and intensive English language courses.

Multicultural Study Environment

International students studying in Malaysia will get to experience living in a plural and multicultural society. The diverse ethnicity in Malaysia will enrich students’ understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions of the people in Malaysia.

Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, international students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.

Safe & Comfortable Place to Study

Malaysia is a geographically safe country free from natural disasters, with its modern infrastructure and efficient transportation system, Malaysia is a safe and comfortable place to live and study.

Life at Cyberjaya & Putrajaya

Experience living in Malaysia’s premier cybercity: a hub for ICT, multimedia and innovation, and the heart of R&D for advancing new technologies. Located close to the top MNC headquarters and in a beautifully green landscaped environment, UNIMY is a truly ideal tertiary campus for balancing between studies and lifestyle.


Cyberjaya is a self-contained intelligent city with world-class ICT infrastructure, low-density urban enterprise, as well as state-of-the-art commercial, residential, enterprise and institutional developments.

The planning was made in such a way to provide comprehensive infrastructure with principal emphasis on its enterprise and office development as the catalyst for the growth of ICT enterprises and the multimedia industry.

Today, Cyberjaya is home to many multinational companies such as Shell, HP, Ericsson, BMW, HSBC, DHL and many more. The township also provides a conducive living environment with convenient amenities such as hotels, recreation centres, community club-houses and more.


Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. It is easily accessible via major highways, with direct access to major cities via Putrajaya Sentral.

Its centrepiece is a 650-hectare, man-made lake that stretches across the urban area. Putrajaya has excellent facilities, modern infrastructure and good transport links.

It is located in the Multimedia Corridor, that enables it to benefit from a highly efficient broadband IT network, offering a very attractive living and studying environment for the vibrant student population that is steadily growing in the city.

Why Choose UNIMY

Located in the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) of Cyberjaya, students will benefit from an exceptional academic experience set within the well-renowned science, technology, and innovation hub. UNIMY’s lecturers are comprised of a diverse group of experts from the various industries with specialisations in UNIMY’s eight focus areas. Our ethos of high-quality teaching and learning, leading edge curriculum and work readiness skills, combined with a vibrant student experience will be the key to unlocking your true potential. This is where you will gain fundamental knowledge and practical experience, as well as become competent enough to take on the challenges that come with IR 4.0.

Industry Focused

The teaching & learning, as well as research are driven by and relevant to the industry.

8 Focus Areas, 13 Programmes

Specifically tailored to prepare students for Industry 4.0, encompassing all the leading and emerging digital technology areas.

Teaching Excellence

UNIMY lecturers with industry experience and exploiting transformative teaching and learning approaches and techniques.

International Outlook

UNIMY strives to present itself with international character in terms of students, staff, and research through enriched international collaborations.

Leading Edge Curriculum

Benchmarked against best practices of top-notch global IT schools, UNIMY assures a high-quality standard of its education, in terms of contents and delivery.

100% Graduate Employabilty

All our students are employed within 6 months after graduation with competitive salary.

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