There may be many of us out there who have always dreamt of studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a renowned university abroad, but may be prevented due to financial constraints or other commitments that stop us from leaving home. Well, with the steady increase of foreign university branch campuses right here in Malaysia, your dreams may just be a little closer to coming true.
Foreign university branch campuses (FUBCs) are universities that have been invited by the Malaysian government to establish their off-shore campus in Malaysia. These universities are entirely a part of their parent establishment. They follow quality and instruction guidelines as per the parent university.
There are currently 12 FUBCs in Malaysia that originate from host campuses in Australia, China, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Ireland. FUBCs award their own degree (undergraduate and postgraduate), diploma and foundation studies qualifications. The qualifications are identical to that of the host universities, and yet branch campuses are usually quite affordable in comparison with the parent university. Students can save tuition costs while learning at the same standards.
One of the main advantages of studying at a FUBC is that you’ll be paying lower tuition fees compared to studying abroad. Besides the lower tuition fees, you’ll also enjoy a much lower cost of living in Malaysia.
Next, and more importantly, you will be awarded the same qualifications as students studying at the main campus abroad.
Perhaps you’re not convinced yet as you’re still longing for a study abroad experience. You’re in luck because most FUBCs offer its students the opportunity to study for one or more semesters at the main campus overseas. The icing on the cake is that you need to pay only the fees of the Malaysian branch campus for the said semesters, but you’ll need to pay for your own room and board.
|No.||Name of branch campus||Year established||Location in Malaysia||Country of origin|
|1.||Monash University Malaysia||1998||Selangor||Australia|
|2.||Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia||1999||Sarawak||Australia|
|3.||The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus||2000||Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor||The UK|
|4.||Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus||2004||Sarawak||Australia|
|5.||Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia||2007||Johor||The UK|
|6.||University of Southampton, Malaysia Campus||2011||Johor||The UK|
|7.||Manipal International University||2011||Nilai||India|
|8.||Heriot-Watt University Malaysia||2012||Putrajaya||The UK|
|10.||University of Reading Malaysia||2013||Johor||The UK|
|11.||Xiamen University Malaysia Campus||2015||Sepang, Selangor||China|
|12.||Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland And University College Dublin Malaysia Campus||2018||Penang||Ireland|
In short,et a degree from leading universities from the United Kingdom, Australia or Ireland, while studying in Malaysia at a fraction of the cost. Are you interested in finding out more about top-rated universities in Malaysia? Leave us a question below, and we are here to help!
Source: Study Malaysia