The 5 best universities in Malaysia
Interested in moving to Malaysia? Here are the 5 best universities for you to choose from. Source: Azlan Baharudin/Unsplash

Malaysia is a country rich in culture, serene surroundings and mouthwatering dishes such as the famous Nasi Lemak.

The famous Nasi Lemak is a popular dish among international learners. Source: Giphy

With such a diverse and welcoming nature, it’s no surprise that thousands of international students choose to study here each year.

But how do you know where the best place is for you to pursue your degree?

Highlighting the best universities Asia has to offer, the QS World University Rankings 2018 showcases the region’s high-flying education providers.

Here are the top five universities in Malaysia for your perusal…

1. University Malaya (UM)


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With a vision to be an internationally-renowned institution of higher learning in research, innovation, publication and teaching, University Malaya embraces students of all academic backgrounds.

The oldest university in Malaysia, located in the heart of the concrete jungle (Kuala Lumpur), this is a university that values high-quality teaching and traditions.

2. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

By opening its doors to both local and international students, Universiti Putra Malaysia has a global vision of educational unity it wishes to share with others.

Known for its strong industry links and business partnerships, UPM has worked with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and a multitude of small to medium enterprises – a great way to enhance student employability.

3.Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) stands out to the international student network with a unique emblem that represents a diverse approach to educational excellence.

As a shield with four quadrants, each section contains an image and a specific background colour which bears a definite meaning. For instance, the atomic and technology symbol highlights the notion of national advancement based on modern science and technology.

4. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)


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First known as Universiti Pulau Pinang in 1971, USM motivates learners with courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities.

With an outstanding library that recently won a Gold Medal in the International Innovation and Design Competition, here you’ll be learning in style.

5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


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By highlighting the importance of holistic and entrepreneurial academia, UTM is the place to go for forward-thinking degree frameworks and innovative student initiatives.

With tech-based degrees and contemporary lecture themes, this university has earned its place as a top academic institution in Malaysia.

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