Malaysia ranks 9th place among international students for tertiary education
The popularity of Malaysia as an education destination continues to soar.
In its latest International Students Mobility Survey, the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recognised Malaysia as one of the top 10 preferred destinations for tertiary education among international schools.
According to the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Malaysia is currently ranked in the ninth place. Previously, it was ranked 12th place in 2014.
Speaking at the 20th Malaysian Education Summit, Idris attributed confidence in the country's education quality, affordable cost of living, and diverse socio-cultural landscape, as among the main factors that contributed to the improvement of the ranking.
He added that the ministry's collaboration with public and private universities has contributed towards the improvement in various aspects of Malaysia’s ranking as an educational hub. "The government will continue taking efforts to further improve the quality of higher education in the country," said Idris.
- Bernama, ‘UNESCO Recognises Malaysia As Top 10 Preferred International Education Hub – Idris’
- Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, ‘Soaring Upwards: Malaysian Higher Education’, presented at the ‘20th Malaysian Education Summit’