There are hundreds and thousands of Pakistani students studying abroad. Every year Embassies grant more than 10,000 study visas to Pakistanis for foreign countries. Having been for decades Malaysia is the most preferred study abroad destination. Pakistan and Malaysia both have Muslim identities, that’s the main reason for exceeding Pakistanis number in Malaysia which is more than 100,000. 

What Makes Malaysia Attractive Study Abroad Destination?

There are many reasons to study in Malaysia some are mentioned below

  • World-class education system

Ø  Malaysian universities are ranked among the top universities of the world in terms of higher education.

Ø  13 Malaysian universities are ranked among the top 600 universities by QS world ranking.

  • Affordable study cost

Ø  Malaysia offers affordable living, traveling, and tuition costs for international students.

Ø  Estimated tuition fee for public Malaysian universities: $4400/ year

Ø  Annual tuition fee in private Malaysian universities: $4970

  • Progressive and Muslim-friendly

Ø  Malaysia is a Muslim country where Pakistani students have easy access to Halal food

  • No language barrier

Ø  English is the spoken and teaching medium in Malaysia.

Ø  Malaysian educational institutes also conduct their own English language test called Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

  • Safe and Peaceful Country

Ø  Malaysia is a safe and peaceful country where Pakistani/ Muslim girls can also pursue their education without any reluctance.

Ø  Among most peaceful countries Malaysia ranked in 20th place.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

Ø  Malaysian universities attract the talented students from all over the world and offer grants to finance their studies.

Ø  May offer full or partial tuition fee or may cover living expenses of students.

  • Accommodation Facilities

Ø  Students can opt their livings according to budget, options that they may consider are

Ø  University accommodation (sharing/ single)

Ø  They can also accommodate themselves in private flats, condominiums, or semi-detached houses

  • Jobs and Career

Ø  Malaysian government allows the student to work for 20 hours/ per week during their studies

Ø  Once they have completed their studies, they can file permit applications depending on the type of job

Ways To Study In Malaysia

Students in Pakistan survey all possible ways to pursue their higher education in Malaysia, they may

  • Go directly to the university site

  • Apply through their university

  • Find some third party for admission to Malaysian universities

But they face kind of difficulties while applying for admission because of a lack of information or being misguided by the third person and wasting their money.

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS)

The most authentic way to study in Malaysia is the Malaysian government’s official site where all kind of information is available and students can easily find the course of their interest and save their admissions. The steps they have to follow for successful application submission at Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

Global Educational Events Arranged By EMGS

EMGS team is very energetic and passionate about providing information on Malaysian studies. They have arranged different events and educational expos globally where students directly meet the Malaysian universities’ representatives and apply for admission there. Pakistan is one of the most welcome countries where EMGS has organized many educational events for students. Recently they scheduled an education fair in Pakistan from 27th August, 2022 to 4th September, 2022 in major cities.

EMGS Event’s Coverage By Ilmkidunya

The number one educational network ilmkidunya provides services regarding study in Pakistan and abroad has visited the education fair to resolve students’ inquiries. The main aim of this coverage was to provide information  to those students who couldn’t attend this event because of any reason. 

Very Informative Interview Session With The CEO Of EMGS

CEO of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) has organized this education fair in Pakistan with collaboration of the Malaysian government. Ilmkidunya’s team visited him in Lahore and conducted an interview. He told about the

  • Admission and eligibility criteria in Malaysian universities

  • English requirements

  • Famous courses in Malaysia

  • Accommodation

  • Part-time work opportunities

  • Safe and secure environment for female students in Malaysia

  • Malaysian Scholarships for Pakistani students

  • Study cost in Malaysia

  • His experience in Pakistan 

World-class Malaysian Universities

There are a number of educational institutes in Malaysia for different study programs. With different types of institutes, students can choose to study in Malaysia such as

  • Public Universities

  • Private Universities

  • International branch campuses

  • University College

  • College

  • Language center

  • Skills center

  • International School


List of Top Malaysian Universities

University QS World Rank 
University Malaya  70
University Putra Malaysia 123
University Kebangsaan Malaysia  129
University Sains Malaysia  143
National University Malaysia   57
University of Southampton  78
University Nottingham  114
Imperium International College  122
International Islamic University  284
UCSI University  289
University technology Petronas  361

International Universities’ Campuses 

Some other international universities also have set up branch campuses here in Malaysia, where students can experience some semesters of their study programs in another country in which campus students are enrolled. Most prestigious international universities’ Malaysian campuses are as 

University  Origin Country 
Monash University  Australia
Curtin University  Australia
The University of Nottingham  UK 
Newcastle University of Medicine  UK 
University of Southampton  UK 
University of Reading  UK 
Swinburne University of Technology  Australia



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