Life in Malaysia


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The local currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM). You can change your currency at money changers located in major shopping malls. Most shops in Malaysia accept major credit cards. You can also obtain cash via debit/cash cards from automated teller machines (ATMs).

Upon arriving in Malaysia, we advise you to open an account with a local bank. You will need to obtain a letter from our Admission Department for this purpose.

Living Costs

Be sure to plan your expenses while you are studying and living in Malaysia. Average student expenses range between RM1, 200 to RM1, 800, excluding accommodation and tuition fees.


Malaysia’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia. However, English is spoken by a majority of people throughout Malaysia.


You can make phone calls from residential phones, public phone booths, and mobile phones. IDD call cards offer special rates for overseas calls. For Internet access off-campus, broadband Internet subscription can be obtained from various service providers.

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