Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Canadian Universities Target Malaysian Students


Canada used to be one of the top destinations for Malaysian students.

Roughly 1,500 Malaysian students are currently enrolled at Canada’s universities, but Canadian officials would like to see far more.

Canada used to be one of the top destinations for Malaysian students looking to study abroad. Now, however, that is no longer the case.

Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia Randolph Mank said that as many as 29 Canadian universities visited the country this year to try to regain some interest in their schools.

“The impact is already showing and we expect about 800 Malaysian students to travel to Canada this year for a variety of courses,” said Mank.

“There are many advantages with Canada’s average tuition fee for undergraduate students being lower than the United States, Australia and Britain, which means that students get better value for their money,” said Mank.

Over 70,000 Malaysians have graduated from Canadian educational institutions throughout the years.

“Another advantage is that students are allowed to work on campus without a permit for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during breaks between semesters,” said Mank.

He also added that Canada’s Student Work Abroad Programme allows recent graduates of Malaysian universities to come to Canada to work for up to one year.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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