In light of the most recent information from the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysia is the ninth international students recruiter in the world. International students from Asia and Africa make up the biggest quantities of international students in Malaysia with Iran, Indonesia, China, Nigeria and Yemen sending the most students to this nation.
Among the international students studying all over in Malaysia, around 70% (75,000) are learning at private higher learning (HLIs) and 30% (32,840) at state funded colleges or universities. Out of the total number of 107,840 international students, 80,030 are studying a college degree and the remaining number 27,810 are seeking after postgraduate studies.
In Malaysia, international students make up just about 10% of the students population at HLIs. The Ministry reports that there are 1.2 million students learning at HLIs – here’s a breakdown of how where the students are studying:
a. Public Universities – 560,000 students
b. Private universities, university colleges and colleges – 485,000 students
c. Polytechnics – 90,000 students
d. Community colleges – 22,000 students
Based on data from Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, there are 20 public universities, 33 polytechnics, 34 private university colleges, 91 community colleges, 410 private colleges and 70 private universities in Malaysia.