Malaysia Exchange

Study in Malaysia at a top Malaysian university, challenge yourself academically and enjoy life in a melting pot of cultures. Apply today through Asia Exchange for one or two semesters!

Why study in Malaysia?

Live and study in Kuala Lumpur, one of Asia’s most important business hubs, and explore South-East Asia. Malaysia is a country of contrasts and surprises, a bubbly blend of people and ideologies.

Malaysia has all the necessary elements for a truly unforgettable study abroad experience: pristine beaches, gorgeous islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, well-preserved heritage treasures, top-class modern facilities, lush and well-maintained nature reserves, a delightful array of mouth-watering cuisine. 

The laid-back, friendly Malaysians love to socialize and welcome you to their country with a smile. Malaysia is, after all, the 10th friendliest country (Forbes Online 2012) in the world. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is one of the best student cities in the world (QS Ranking 2012, place 44), with 139 500 students in total! Kuala Lumpur, or simply referred to as KL by the locals, means a “muddy river confluence” in the Malay language. The city, no longer a muddy town but a lively capital of around 1,6 million inhabitants, is a prime example of Malaysia’s culture of contrasts in which towering skyscrapers and old shacks built on stilts co-exist. Well maintained parks, heritage areas, museums and lakes make KL a melting pot of delightful attractions and diverse entertainment options.

Studying in Malaysia allows you to immerse yourself in this unique and exciting environment for a semester or two.

Universities and Destinations


Live and study in Kuala Lumpur, one of Asia’s most important business hubs, and explore South-East Asia.

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Kuala Lumpur is ranked as the second-best university in Malaysia (Times Higher Education 2019), 10th best under 50-year old university in the world (QS 50 under 50) and acknowledged among the top 200 universities in the world (QS World Ranking, place 123). UPM is a public university founded in 1931. It has 16 faculties and approximately 32 000 students. 
  • Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) is Malaysia’s biggest entrepreneurial technical university, based in the center of Malaysia’s capital and commerce area. The university aims to provide our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and attitude required to contribute to society playing a major role in Malaysia’s globalized economy. Rated as a Tier-5 “Excellent University” by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2009, 2011, and 2013 and awarded Putra Brand Award in 2016.

"Everyone kept telling me how studying abroad would be one of the best experiences in my life. I kept wondering if that’d be true. Could it live up to the expectations? What would reality be like? The fact is, it’s all true! I never experienced anything like it, discovering new things every day is absolutely incredible!" - Maugan Stourm, France (Previous student in UPM)

Studying abroad was the coolest, the most awesome and illuminating experience of my life so far and I think every student should experience the same." Lasse, Finland

Programs and Courses

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

  • LEVEL OF STUDY: Bachelor & Master
  • STUDY FIELDS: Food science, biotechnology, computer science, architecture, economics and management, engineering, environmental studies, nursing and many more
  • MAX. CREDITS: 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

Universiti Putra Malaysia is the right choice for those who want to challenge themselves academically at a top-class research university. The courses reflect the international standards of the Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge) model of teaching and are part of the regular degree curricula of the university.

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)

  • LEVEL OF STUDY: Foundation, Bachelor, Diploma, Master, Doctoral
  • STUDY FIELDS: More than 140 study Fields
  • MAX. CREDITS: 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

Universiti Kuala Lumpur is the right choice for those who want to study at the biggest private technopreneur university in Malaysia. The courses reflect the international standards, and hundreds of companies worldwide have found that the UniKL offers unrivaled opportunities. The Universiti Kuala Lumpur offers one of the largest course offerings among all our host universities. Students may choose from more than 140 study majors and study on 12 different campuses spread across Malaysia, all taught in English by some of the best lecturers in Asia.

Student visa

All students wishing to study abroad in Malaysia must apply for a student visa. Please note that applying for a student visa to Malaysia is a multi-step process. The visa application process and the list of the required documents may change. Please take this into account when choosing your study abroad destination. Before applying for a student visa, you must apply for a Visa Approval Letter online (eVAL). Please follow the instructions carefully on our Asia Exchange website and prepare the required documents early enough.

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Subjects you can take at Malaysia Exchange

Malaysia Exchange


Level of Study: Foundation, Bachelor, Diploma, Master, Doctoral

Tuition fees at UPM: 2490 EUR per semester + 75 EUR application fee

Tuition fees at UniKL: 2490 EUR per semester + 75 EUR application fee

Max. Credits: 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

QS World Ranking UPM: #123 University worldwide

UniKL Ranking: Ranked #6 best University in Malaysia

Discount at Asia Exchange/Beyond Abroad programs

Students from DreamStudies get a guaranteed 40 Euro discount on all Asia Exchange's programs in Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Philipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, France, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy. You can take Study Abroad semesters, degree programs, or summer courses. EU and US citizens can also apply for a 40% scholarship.

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This offer expires on 2028-06-24

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