We have created a FREE international student guidebook especially for students from Malaysia: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Malaysia.
This unique guidebook shows Malaysia students how to navigate the college process: from finding the right institution, to applying to universities, to the student visa process itself. This step-by-step guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversation with an American. It provides document checklists and packing checklists for every step of the way, so a student always carries the right paperwork. It even breaks down key differences between Malaysian and American cultures.
The rise in students from Malaysia studying in the U.S. is only expected to grow. This guidebook will make the process more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Malaysia every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality, too.
Malaysian International Students at U.S. Universities and Colleges
The number of students from Malaysia enrolled in U.S. higher education continues to increase. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 7,000 students from Malaysia enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019. Among all Asian nations, the number of students from Malaysia was only surpassed by a few countries.
Malaysia’s Powerful Economy
As of 2019, Malaysia has an estimated population of 33 million people. Malaysia boasts a powerful multi-sector economy and is a major exporter of electronics, oil, and gas. Malaysia’s GDP growth averaged 5% in the 2010s. Malaysia also continues to have a low inflation rate and the Malaysian government is attempting to modernize the country by attracting investments in high technology.
Brief History of Malaysian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
The number of students from Malaysia enrolled has remained relatively significant despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Malaysia as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Kuala Lumpur are even drawing their own international students from all over Asia.
Out of its population of 33 million, it is estimated that approximately 7,000 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.0002% of the population of Malaysia is studying abroad in the U.S.
However, one problem negatively impacting growth of international in students from Malaysia receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent resident (Green Cardholders) and citizens.
How Can Malaysian International Students Lower Tuition Costs?
With the permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Malaysia can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides students from Malaysia with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Malaysian students should not give up hope. No matter what visa they choose, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help.