Why To Study in Malaysia ?
One of many reasons why international students choose Malaysia is because of its cost-effective, high quality tertiary education. As an example, you can acquire a UK engineering degree (3 years) in Malaysia through a 3+0 foreign university franchised degree programme at an estimated RM68,000 (US$17,000), whereas the tuition fee of the same 3-year degree programme at the host university in the UK is about £36,000 (or RM217,000 or US$54,250). As such, a student can save up to RM149,000 (US$37,250) in tuition fees if he or she chooses to study in Malaysia (see Table 2.24). If cost of living is taken into account, students who complete their entire 3+0 degree in Malaysia can save up to an estimated RM216,000 (US$54,000).
For Most Pakistani students Malaysia is best choice because of many reasons like Malaysia is cheap as compared to other top students destinations, US,Canada,Australia and UK. Malaysia have good accommodation and food quality.
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What is Living Cost and Expense in Malaysia for Pakistani Students?
You should estimate about RM300 (USD94) to RM450 (USD141) for your accommodation per month. The rental will vary depending on the geographical area, the type of accommodation (on-campus living in a hall of residence; or off-campus living in an apartment, condominium, singlestory house, double-storey house, etc.), the facilities provided in the house (e.g. with or without air-conditioning) and of course, the number of people sharing the room (or the apartment/house).
- Food / Housekeeping
Your food and housekeeping expense is estimated to be around RM400 to RM450 (estimated USD133). This is based on about RM12 to RM15 (USD4.2) for three meals per day. Naturally, if you cook and share the cooking expenses with your friends, it would be cheaper.
Your clothing expenses like washing, ironing, dry-cleaning, etc. may cost around RM60 (USD19) per month.
- Public Transport
Students who stay on campus or near campus may not incur any cost of travelling to and from classes. However, other travelling may cost approximately RM30 to RM50 (estimated USD13) per month.
- Telecommunication / Mobile Phone Bills and Utilities
The mobile phone packages in Malaysia are very competitive. How much you spend will depend on your usage and the promotional package you choose. The average student may spend about RM30 to RM80 (estimated USD17) per month.
- Books, Reading Materials and Stationery
We have estimated the cost to be around RM50 to RM100 (estimated USD24) per month, but it would largely depend on the course you have signed up for and and the number and nature of projects in your course.
- Medical / Hospitalisation Insurance
Although you may not need to pay for medical expenses every month, if you keep aside RM50 (USD16) per month, it would be sufficient for you in case you need outpatient treatment at a private clinic during the year. This estimate includes the amount you will have to pay for your medical and hospitalisation insurance (from your institutions).
- Personal Expenses
How much your personal expenses would be per month would depend on your personal lifestyle. However, the cost can be estimated to be between RM100 (USD32) and RM200 (USD64). This includes your socialising needs, toiletries, haircut, clothes, movie, etc.
Using the estimate above, the total cost of living will average from between RM1,000 and RM1,500 (USD313 to USD469 ) per month or about RM12,000 to RM18,000 (USD3,750 to USD5,625 ) per year (12 months) for one student.
Can I work in Malaysia during my studies?
ormally, international students don’t have permission to working during their semesters systems. But students can do part work in their holidays or university break for 20 hours per week. There are multiple places in Malaysia, where international applicants can work part time during their off semesters days such as petrol kiosks, markets, restaurants, singer, guest relations officers and cashier etc.
International applicants, who want to do job in Malaysia during their studies, they must have valid ++++student pass. Students who want to get students pass must submit some important documents passport photocopy, contact details and processing fee amount 120 RM.
Those candidates who have plan to work in Malaysia during their study, they must submit the application of part time work to the immigration department Headquarters Malaysia through the representative of their university.
International students must be get the supporting letter to work in Malaysia from the university. The part time work application will approved or disapproved after an interview of international applicants. The university must submit the academic report of students and their progress in studying clearly mention in it. The authorities will decide either students work extension will be increase or not. It all depend upon the student’s academic performance.
Where do I apply for my student visa?
Generally, students must have students pass to enter in Malaysia, they can apply to higher education learning to get their students pass. After that, apply for any Malaysian university and submit this pass to that university where you get admission.
The university will submit this pass to immigration department Malaysia, this process will take 21 working days for approval. When candidate reached in Malaysia, than passport and student visa will be stamped
Students who want to apply in Malaysian university, follow these steps to get admission and make you dream come true to study in Malaysia. Firstly, students must find out, what is the deadline of submission of application of Malaysian university.
Secondly, applicants must have knowledge about institution and download the admission application form from their official website. Students must complete that application form and write everything accurately, because any kinds of mistake will reject your application of admission. So, carefully complete your whole application form and attached all required documents clearly.
Thirdly, students must apply for student pass before reach to Malaysia, and the university will apply for student pass on behalf of candidates to the directorate of pass and immigration headquarters. After one month duration, the immigration department will notify the institution of student pass approval. This whole process required a lot of time so students must apply 6 months before.
Student Visa Prerequisite:
After get acceptance letter form the Malaysian university students can apply for student visa as soon as possible. Students only need student pass to arrive in Malaysia. There are some important documents require to apply for student visa for Malaysia such as passport copy, visa application form, photograph passport size with blue background, CNIC copy, approval letter from the department of immigration from Malaysia, university letter, and visa fee payment.
Visa Rate and Its time:
The visa processing time takes one week and the cost of visa is £10. The duration of this visa is based on student’s study period. If visa expire before their studies, so students will have to apply again for student visa before expire date of your previous visa.