One of the ways to earn a foreign bachelor degree or a postgraduate degree without leaving Malaysia is through branch campuses of foreign universities set up in this country. These foreign branch campuses operating in Malaysia enable students to acquire prestigious university qualifications in a country that has lower living expenses. Another area of savings is the course fees, which is considerably lower as compared to fees at the main campus. As a result, parents only have to spend half the amount of what they would have spent studying at the foreign partner university.
There are four reputable foreign universities which have set up campuses in Malaysia:
- Monash University
- Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus
- University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
- Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Unlike the twinning programs which is only offers selected courses, these foreign universities campus offers a wide range of courses to choose from. To get the experience of studying abroad, students can also opt to study at the host university for one or two semesters while paying the branch campus tuition fees. Furthermore, these foreign university branch campuses offer its graduates the opportunity to further their studies at the postgraduate level.