Malaysia to Hold More Number Of International Students In Its Institutions

03 February, 2015

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Malaysia holds the highest count of international students from across the globe with overall ratio of 1:10. From the past one decade, the country has seen a steady surge in the overseas students of about 16% in the country, says Second Education Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

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.

EMGS has the right to supervise, coordinate and to monitor the matter associated with the marketing and the promotion of the institutionís recognition.

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