He further added in a meeting of Malaysian International education Development & Marketing that the education system in Malaysia is not just welcoming and accessible, but also affordable.
Currently, the existing government of the country is targeting to allure around 200,000 overseas candidates by 2020 to make Malaysia a renowned educational hub.
By the year of 2014, Malaysian institutions have upheld around 135,502 overseas students from more than 160 countries. Compared to the previous year 2013, the country has seen a steady rise in studentsí count to 16.5%.
Out of aforesaid figure, around 74,996 foreign students are pursuing their higher education in private institutions and the remaining 32,842 members in public universities.
As per the new statistics of the country, it was found that 27,812 overseas candidates have enrolled in the post-graduation educational courses of their institutions.
Top nations which have contributed the highest number of students to this nation are China, India, Sudan, Bangladesh, Yemen, Nigeria, Libya, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
Nations which are planning to send their students are Australia, Japan, United Kingdom and United States, says Idris.
To grab the attention of more number of international students, (Education Malaysia Global Services) EMGS is also planning to collect the statistics of enrolled studentsí count in their institutions from 1 March to 1 April.
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