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Malaysia Work & Study

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Malaysia's universities are generally well-regarded and draw exchange students from near and far.

In addition to this, several foreign universities have established campuses in Malaysia, providing the opportunity for foreign education in a Malaysian atmosphere. Among them are Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and Nottingham University.


Obtaining a working visa takes some effort. The easiest way to work in Malaysia is probably to work for an overseas company and get posted to Malaysia. The Malaysian Immigration Department website has basic advice. In order to obtain a work permit, you need to have an offer from your future employer who will have to do the paperwork for you. It's very expensive and comes with many restrictions if a company wants to hire a foreigner and as such next to impossible. As stated above, a feasible way is to get transfered. Finding a job is otherwise unlikely unless you are getting married to a local and even then it remains difficult.

Work & Study Institutions in Malaysia

University/College Multimedia University
(MMU), It is Malaysia's first private university. Multimedia University (MMU) is one of the leading private universities in Malaysia with a reputation for innovative education, It all began with an invitation from the Malaysian Government to Telekom Malays... more
in Malaysia
University/College University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),
University Teknologi Malaysia is one of the Malaysian Universities, specializing in engineering and techology.
in Malaysia
University/College University of Malaya
(UM), Malaysia's oldest university. It is widely recognised as the top university in Malaysia, and many prominent Malaysians are alumni of UM.
in Malaysia
University/College Universiti Putra Malaysia
(UPM), Formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia is among the oldest in Malaysia. Used to focus on agriculture sector but now is the leading universiti in Malaysia in the field of biology, medical science and biotechnology. The only universiti in Malaysi... more
in Malaysia
University/College Universiti Sains Malaysia
(USM), The second university in Malaysia, more geared towards technical studies and it is one of three universities in Malaysia that have been identified as research-intensive universities in Malaysia.
in Malaysia
University/College Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
(UNIMAS), Focused on Tourism, Biotechnology and Information Technology, has a strong relationship with Australian universities.
in Malaysia
University/College International Islamic University of Malaysia
(IIUM), Private publicly-funded university in Malaysia, sponsored by eight different governments from the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
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University/College Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(UKM), The third public university formed in Malaysia, but the first to use Bahasa Melayu, as the medium of instruction.
in Malaysia
University/College Universiti Kuala Lumpur
(UniKL), Malaysia's private university. Focused on engineering technology and information technology.
in Malaysia
University/College Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
is Malaysia's premier private university for an education in creative technology. It has one of the most international student populations in the country.
in Malaysia
These are just 10 of 11 Work & Study Institutions in Malaysia. Show more.

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