Education Institutions
What really interests, fascinates and enthuses you? Discover Malaysia’s internationally-renowned education system from the wide range of programmes and institutions to choose from. Welcome to Malaysia and experience the best good quality and cost-effective education option the country has to offer.


Courses Offered


Pre-University Programme
STPM, A-Levels, SAM, AUSMAT, NSW HSC, Canadian Matriculation, International Baccalaureate
Accounting & Finance
Accounting, Banking, Finance, Auditing, Taxation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery & Veterinary
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Veterinary Medicine, Animals/Wildlife Health & Diseases
Architecture & Building
Architecture, Town planning, Building
Arts & Design
Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Music, Performing Arts
Audio-visual Techniques & Media Production
Graphic Design, Animation, Illustrator, Radio, TV & Film Production, Multimedia
Business Management & Administration Business
Business Management, Business Administration & operations
Computing & IT
Information Technology, Networking, Software Engineering, IT Security, ICT, Database
Communication & Broadcasting
Journalism, Broadcasting, Communication
Engineering & Engineering Trades
Automotive, Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics, Chemical, Civil, Materials Engineering
Environmental Protection
Environmental Technology, Environmental Science, Natural Environment
Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality, Hotel Management, Catering, Tourism, Travel Guide
Religion, Theology, History, Archeology, Philosophy, Ethics
English, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Literature, Linguistics
Legal Studies, Syariah Law, CLP
Manufacturing & Processing
Food Technology, Printing Technology, Furniture Technology, Textiles, Mining & Extraction
Marketing & Sales
Telemarketing, Retail, Wholesale, Real Estate
Mathematics & Statistics
Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics
Medical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Medical Lab Technology, Radiography, X-ray
Medicine & Healthcare
Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Therapy & Rehabilitation, Pharmacy, Traditional Medicine, Optometry, Biomedical Science
Occupational Health & Hygiene Services
Occupational Health & Safety
Personal Services
Domestic Services, Beauty Services & Sports Science
Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science
Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomolecular Science Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics
Security Services
Military & Defence, Protection of Persons and Property
Social Sciences
Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography
Social Services
Care of Elderly & Disabled Adults, Childcare, Youth Services, Social Work, Counselling
Transport Services
Road Vehicle Operation, Aviation, Ship, Maritime, Mall operation




Private higher educational institutions (PHEIs) conduct a wide range of courses and award qualifications ranging from certificate, diploma, degree to doctoral qualifications.


Private Colleges
  • Pre-university programmes (internal and external qualifications)
  • Internal or self-designed certificate and diploma qualifications
  • Foreign university degree programmes in collaboration with partner-universities
  • External professional and semi-professional examinations


Private Universities and University Colleges
  • University foundation courses
  • Internal diploma and degree qualifications as well as foreign university degrees programmes in collaboration with partner-universities


Branch Campuses of Foreign Universities


Degree qualifications identical to that of the foreign university


PHEIs play a significant role in fulfilling the needs of tertiary education for many local and international students. The courses offered are open to Malaysian and international students that possess SPM / Senior Middle III / STPM / GCE O Levels / STPM / GCE A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications. Students can also select either full-time or part-time study, or the distance learning mode in obtaining their qualification affordably.


PHEIs play a significant role in fulfilling the needs of tertiary education for many local and international students. The courses offered are open to Malaysian and international students that possess SPM / Senior Middle III / STPM / GCE O Levels / STPM / GCE A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications. Students can also select either full-time or part-time study, or the distance learning mode in obtaining their qualification affordably.


Public Universities


All applications to study in public universities are centrally processed with the exception of postgtraduate studies. The centralised processing agency is known as the Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar (BPKP) or The Division of Student Admission (formerly known as Unit Pusat Universiti, UPU). It processes applications from students with SPM, STPM, STAM, diploma or matriculation qualifications. The agency is under The Department of Higher Education (Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi) of the Ministry of Higher Education and is responsible for the management of the admission of students into the 20 public universities.


The general entry requirement for Diploma level is SPM qualification while that for undergraduate studies is STPM or equivalent qualifications such as Matriculation certificate of Ministry of Education, STAM and Diplomas which are recognised by the government.Applicants, whether Malaysians or non-Malaysians, must fulfil the standard requirements as well as specific conditions like subject requirement, interview and others set by the respective public universities before they can be accepted by the public universities.


All enquiries in regards to public universities admissions can be addressed to:


Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar
Sektor Pengurusan IPTA
Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia
Aras 1, Blok E9, Parcel E
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62505 Putrajaya
Tel: 03-8883 5801 / 5802
Fax: 03-8889 4260 (for enquiries / correspondence only)


Language Schools


The English language has been widely spoken and used in Malaysia for many years, so much so that it has automatically become the second language of the country. Nearly every household in the city in Malaysia uses English, even if it is not the first language of the house. With the world becoming smaller due to globalisation, the importance of the English language, which has been dubbed the international trading language, is very much evident. In this Internet and Information Age, in order to achieve international stature, it is important to know the English language as English is the lingua franca of the Internet.


Apart from the public schools, language centres found in all major cities and towns in Malaysia offer English language courses that cater to the individual needs of the people, whether on a personal or professional basis. As such, there are classes which offer English for academic purposes to help students in their academic programmes that are conducted in English, as well as English language classes for specific purposes to help those who need English for career enhancement or development. Such classes are not only popular among the Malaysians but also among the foreigners (students and expatriates living in the country) who may require the English language during their stay in Malaysia, whether for personal or business reasons. There are special centres in Malaysia where the English language such as Specialist Language Centres and Educational Institutions Language Centres.


TOEFL (Test Of English As A Foreign Language)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is one of the more popular External English Examinations. A widely recognised English proficiency test, it is accepted by all colleges and universities in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada. The test score normally required by colleges and universities as the minimum admission requirement is between 173 and 250 in the new computer administered test (equivalent to a score of 500 to 600 in the old test format). These preparatory courses will prepare you to obtain good scores in your TOEFL Test as students will develop general English skills and learn TOEFL test-taking strategies. The course normally includes a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL Computer-Based Test. Preparation is made for all the components which include the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing components


IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
The International English Language Testing System, otherwise known as IELTS, is another internationally-accepted testing system for English language proficiency. This testing system is recognised by the British and Australian universities for admission of foreign students. It is also gaining increasing acceptance from institutions in the United States as well. It measures the ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. Generally, the duration of IELTS preparatory course will take 6 to 8 weeks and it focuses on a comprehensive overview of the IELTS test components. Their experienced instructors will teach test-taking strategies to help students obtain the high score they need for university entry.
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