Malaysia is located in the tropics of Southeast Asia, straddling the South China Sea. Recent
developments are putting Malaysia on the world map, as she focuses on becoming a knowledge-based
economy. To develop world-class quality education and meet the demands and requirements of the new
millennium, as well as to affirm the position of English as a second language, the Government has
initiated major educational reforms by formulating new legislations on education. These were tabled in the
Parliament from 1995 to1997, and covers all levels of education, from pre-school to higher tertiary
education. Malaysia is indeed becoming a dynamic and exciting regional centre for education excellence.
Acquiring a University Education
In Malaysia there are ten local public universities, one international university, six private universities and
over 500 Public Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs) providing undergraduate and postgraduate
studies. PHEIs are non-government aided institutions that are fully funded by the private sector, and are
open to all races in Malaysia as well as foreign students. PHEIs complement and supplement the
government's efforts in education development.
To ensure quality education and to safe-guard the interests of the students. all private educational
institutions are required to register with the Ministry of Education. The private institutions are well guided
by laws on the establishment, management and operation of private educational institutions. PHEls that
are approved by the Minister of Education are constantly under the scrutiny of the National Accreditation
Board (NAB) or Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN), a statutory body responsible for governing the
standard and qua1ity of higher education provided by the PHEIs. LAN is committed to uphold the highest
academic standards, and plays a vital role in the establishment of minimum standards and accreditation
The Systematic Education Group of Colleges operates eight Private Higher Educational Institutions.
Established in 1977, Systematic's prime objective was to provide training to school leavers for their future
career in Accounting, Business, Computing, Marketing, Management, Banking, Secretarial and
Commerce and Industry. Malaysia is extremely conducive to study, and many Malaysian students have
won prizes for outstanding academic results. With more than 23 years of experience, Systematic has
produced a consistent flow of World and Malaysian prize-winners for the various professional courses,
such as LCCI, ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, ABE and CIM. The catalyst for Systematic's success is the complete
training system, that includes specially written materials including study packs, past year questions and
answers, and test packs that are updated yearly. From its humble beginning in the 70's, Systematic
Group of Colleges currently has about 10,000 students, with approximately 200-300 international
students studying in the various Systematic City campuses in Malaysia. These students are from
Indonesia, China, PakiStan, Maldives, India, Myanmar, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and even as far as Belgium.
There is a host of specially organised activities, such as orientation programmes, festive and cultural
events, and community projects, to assist international students to acclimatise.
In Malaysia institutions of learning are committed to international students' welfare . There is a wide range
of off-campus and on-campus accommodation to meet different students' budgets, and all living
accommodation is modem and comfortable. Estimated living expenses range from USD 3,000 p.a. to
USD 5,000 p.a. and vary from one state to another throughout Malaysia. The cost of living also varies
depending on the students' style of living. We have the experience, the people and the facilities - don't
give yourself anything less.