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About Malaysia

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Fast Facts: Malaysia

  • There were 86,923 international students in Malaysia in 2010.
  • The top five places of origin in 2010 were Iran, China, Indonesia, Yemen and Nigeria.

Source: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Places of Origin of International Students in Malaysia, 2010

Top 10 places of origin, Malaysia, 2011 

Source: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia


Outbound student: Malaysian students pursuing full degree programs or post-graduates abroad and does not include those who attend short-term courses overseas.

Private Higher Education Institution: Organizations or educational institutions, including universities or colleges or branch campuses approved and registered under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555) which is not established or maintained by the Government.

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