KARACHI: Foreign students aspiring for quality and affordable international degrees now look to Asian countries and Malaysia is fast becoming a higher education hub in Asia.
The organizers of an educational exhibition in a press release said that Malaysia ranks 8th worldwide as a preferred destination for international students by the United Nation Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Touted as the emerging hub of higher education in South East Asia, Malaysia presently has 21 public Universities, 5 branch campuses of UK and Australian Universities and more than 33 private Universities and over 500 higher education institutes that provide a diverse range of courses in various areas of specializations.
The event was inaugurated by the Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi, Abu Bakar Mamat.
Speaking on the occasion, he pointed out that he is committed to promoting Malaysia as the center of educational excellence.
“Malaysia is committed to the cause of education and programmed on offer in our higher institutions of learning meet international Standards.”
The organizer of the exhibition said that the average yearly tuition fee in Malaysia is $6000 compared to $22,000 and 14,000 in the US and UK respectively while student’s average yearly cost of living in Malaysia is $4000 against $13000 to $15000 in the US and UK on average and still students get same British or Australian degree while studying in Malaysia.