27 May 2024

Malaysia is an affordable option for those seeking to study abroad! The cost of studying abroad in Malaysia depends on various factors, including the program of study, the school, and the living area. Below are the basic costs that you need to calculate when studying abroad in Malaysia:


1. Tuition Fees

Firstly, tuition fees are one of the biggest expenses when studying abroad in Malaysia. However, compared to other developed countries, tuition fees at universities in Malaysia are usually cheaper. Tuition fees also depend on the school and the program you enroll in. 

For example, Business program tuition at Universiti Putra Malaysia, which is one of the top public universities in Malaysia ranked 158th in the World, is only about 2,600 USD per year. Business program tuition at Monash University Malaysia will cost you about 10,000 USD per year, but still 70% cheaper compared to studying at Monash University in Australia! 


2. Accommodation

Secondly, the cost of renting accommodation in Malaysia depends on the area and type of housing you want to rent. The average cost of renting an apartment in Kuala Lumpur is around 250 USD per month for a master bedroom with a private bathroom. Rentals can be up to 50% cheaper if you are studying in smaller cities such as Johor Bahru or Penang. In addition, you can also stay in the school dormitory or rent an apartment in the suburbs according to your needs.


3. Cost of Living

Thirdly, the cost of living in Malaysia is also one of the cheapest among developed countries. For example, a regular meal in the city is about 2-3 USD per meal. Regarding transportation, you can take a taxi (e.g. Grab) to school for only 1-3 USD per trip, or travel by bus or train where available. Generally, food and transport will cost you around 360 USD per month. 


With a wide network of school partners, Flying Chalks is always willing to lend a hand in helping students study in Malaysia. From securing a spot for you at your desired school to settling your Student VISA and accommodation, our education experts will help you from start to finish, free-of-charge, without needing you to worry! We also have a team in Malaysia to assist our students should they encounter any problems. 

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