Education Market Insight
Malaysia is an attractive education destination due to the country`s safe environment, affordable tuition fees and living costs, high-quality education, presence of international branch campuses, and twining programmes.
Asia is becoming a main demand-generating region due to a robust growth in population and income levels. China, Indonesia, and Iran are major contributors to the enrollment of international students in Malaysia.
The enrollment of international students in Malaysian higher educational institutions has been growing at % since 2005.
Business, sciences, engineering, mathematics, law, and Information Technology (IT) are the major disciplines, comprising % of student enrollment in Malaysia.
The education industry continues to experience a shortage of highly qualified academic staff.
Education has been identified as National Key Economic Area (NKEA). The industry is supported by the Malaysian Government through benefits such as tax reliefs, Investment Tax Allowance (ITA), and foreign currency policies for service providers.
Malaysian institutions will be further seeking an effective branding through educational collaboration with foreign institutions, establishment of branch campuses in other countries, and adoption of new operational models such as online degrees and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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