Study in Malaysia

Malaysia Statistics


Capital:  Kuala Lampur

Area:  329 847 km²

Climate:  tropical, annual monsoons at southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February)

Population:  25 715 819 inhabitants (estimated in July 2009)

Languages:  Malay Malay (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese-Fukien, Hakka, Hainan, Fooch

Economy - Government

Capital: Kuala Lampur

Type of government: constitutional monarchy

Independence Day: 1st August (1957)

GDP: $386.6 billions (estimated in 2008)

GDP-per capita (PPP): 15 300 dollars (estimation de 2008)

Information for Foreign Students in Malaysia

Obtaining a Visa

You do not need a visa for stays not exceeding or equal to three months. However, the passport must be valid six months after the date of return and a return ticket is requested at the border.

Cost of Living

A very cheap accommodation is around 10 Rm (less than 2 euros). A cheap meal costs less than 10 Rm (less than 2 euros). The Maybank and HSBC are well represented in the provinces, and accept Visa and MasterCard.


It is possible to find an accommodation at a very low price in Malaysia. In certain major cities, there are few Youth Hostels that do not fix an age limit for renters. The rest houses are inns for travelers, established in the country by English settlers. Some are governmental, some have become private. They keep a traditional side but maintenance is random. Finally, the Chinese form the majority of hotel keepers in Indonesia. It is almost always cheap hotels.


For international service, call 108. International calls are automatic only certain telephone boxes: those at airports, in some shopping centers and streets. You can buy a Kadfon card you can use in card telephone boxes. For emergencies, call 999.


The taxi can be convenient if one is in a hurry and can not wait for the bus of the next day. Renting a car, the Proton Wira, costs around Rm 200 (40 euros) per day.

Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia provide frequent connections between major cities and tourist sites in the country. You'll find information on these sites: and

Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in Malaysia

4 Palmes Of Excellence TOP Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

University of Malaya - Faculty of Business and Accountancy

1 124 ‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence EXCELLENT Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - Putra Business School

1 118 ‰

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Management and Graduate School of Business

2 95 ‰

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - azman hashim International Business School

3 59 ‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - Faculty of Economics and Management

1 53 ‰

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) - Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

1 53 ‰

Best Master’s programs in Malaysia

Learn the ranking results of the best masters in Malaysia here: