Living in Malaysia

Health and Safety in Malaysia

Malaysia has world-class medical equipment, medical technology, and services internationally recognised, and the medical tourism industry is booming. In addition, most doctors in Malaysia have received medical training in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and other countries. Many medical staff also speak Chinese and English bilingually and receive rigorous training.

Healthcare system

Malaysia’s medical institutions are divided into two major systems, public and private, including the government, private hospitals and clinics, and charity medical institutions, etc., which meet the medical requirements of all sectors of society.

Government hospital:
Malaysia implements a semi-public medical system; that is, Malaysian citizens only need to pay a registration fee of 1 MYR if they are not hospitalized, and the rest of the treatment is free; in the case of hospitalization, an appropriate fee will be charged depending on the individual’s financial situation. Foreign residents pay according to the foreign patient charging standards set by the government. However, international students who come to Malaysia can benefit from public hospitals by applying for Malaysia’s medical insurance plan.

Private hospital:
Anyone who goes to a private hospital or clinic to see a doctor has to pay for medical expenses, and is expensive. However, because the medical level and service level of private hospitals and clinics in Malaysia is higher than that of government hospitals, and medical consultations are faster, they also meet the medical needs of many people.

International student medical insurance

After international students come to Malaysia, universities generally require students to purchase local medical insurance. Assuming that the student gets sick during the insurance period, the medical expenses can be reimbursed by the insurance company. As for the cost of purchasing insurance, the Malaysian government stipulates that international students enjoy the same treatment as locals.

Malaysian universities and colleges have on-campus clinics. Students can go to the on-campus clinics for medical treatment if they are sick. The cost will be relatively low, which significantly reduces the burden on international students. Of course, if necessary, students can also buy them at off-campus pharmacies.

Security in Malaysia

Malaysia’s economic situation is stable, the unemployment rate is low, coupled with its superior geographical location, there is no impact of natural disasters such as typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and social life. Students studying in Malaysia can choose a reputable and responsible school. Some schools will provide student dormitories so that that life can be solved on campus, and other people will be prevented from entering the campus. The environment is safe, and life is comfortable.

Living Cost

In recent years, Malaysia has become a target country for more international students due to its high-quality international education and low cost. Students can also use Malaysia as a golden springboard to advance to Europe and the United States. It can be described as a paradise for studying abroad!

Accommodation costs:

If the student chooses to live in the school dormitory, the rent is generally 700 to 800 ringgit per month; renting a house outside the school is generally 450 to 600 ringgit per month. Those who live off-campus can choose to live in the surrounding areas of the college, and they can walk to the college. In order to facilitate students living far away, some colleges even provide regular bus shuttle services for students. In addition, students can also take public transportation, such as buses, taxis, branch buses, electric trains and light rail to the college.

Food expenses:

Lunch and dinner usually cost 4 to 5 ringgits; breakfast is 2.5 to 3 ringgits. If you cook by yourself, you can save more food expenses. The cost of living in Malaysia for studying abroad is not high, and prices are generally twice those in China. However, there are still many cheaper products than China, and the cost of dining out will be the same as or lower than that of major domestic cities.

Transportation expenses and daily necessities:

The average student’s annual living expenses range from 12,000 to 20,000 ringgits (exchange rate between 1 ringgit = 1.5-1.8 RMB), a regular personal life consumption. The consumption at this level is equivalent to that of a middle-income family in Malaysia. Level of personal consumption.