Malaysia is ranked as the World's 11th most preferred study destination by UNESCO. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) monitor both public and private higher education institutions to ensure that they adhere to the highest standards. As a result, many reputable foreign universities from countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand have set up branch campuses in Malaysia or engaged in collaboration with Malaysian institutions.
The major cost considerations when it comes to studying abroad are the course fees and living expenses. Studying in Malaysia has become more attractive to foreign students due to the affordability of its education. Adding on to it, Malaysia has been voted as the "Most Affordable City in The World for Students" by QS Best Students Cities 2017. Malaysia offers a safe and stable environment for the students to stay and study. Even living in off-campus accomodations, it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year.