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Malaysia launches international student ID card

The Malaysian government has launched a new identity card for international students in a bid to better ensure that incoming students are genuine and high quality. The first student I-Kads, which form part of a wider crackdown on illegal immigration, were issued on July 1.

TNE no substitute for mobility says OBHE report

Transnational student enrolments do not dent more “traditional” international student flows, according to think tank OBHE. A report it commissioned has found that UK exports of transnational education (TNE) to top host countries has not affected international students headed to institutions in the UK. The survey assesses market activity in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Malaysia-Indonesia sign 2+2 visa MoU

Malaysia and Indonesia have signed an MoU agreement granting higher education students a two-year visa between the two countries that is renewable every two years. The changes will affect around 5,000 Malaysian students in Indonesia and 14,000 Indonesian students in Malaysia.

Epsom College opens Malaysia campus

British boarding school Epsom College has announced that it will open its first overseas campus at the Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC) development in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia this September. ECiM will follow the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) syllabus with all teaching in English.

Study in Malaysia “gateway” launched

A new company backed by the Malaysian government has been set up to act as a "gateway to studying in Malaysia" by processing all student visa applications, ensuring insurance coverage is purchased and providing information on government approved courses.

Malaysia: two-year moratorium on private HE

Malaysia has announced a two year moratorium on new private tertiary institutions with the aim to raise its status as an educational hub. "Highly rated" foreign campuses are exempt from the freeze. Currently there are 414 private colleges in the country - a figure Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin considers too high.