As of the latest count, it is estimated that there are about 50,000 foreign students in Malaysia. Most of these students are taking post-graduate studies. There are a great percentage of postgraduate students coming from Middle Eastern countries. Experts believe that such students decide to study in Malaysia because of the similarity of cultures. As an Islamic country, many laws and policies in the country are almost the same as those implemented in other Muslim countries, particularly those from the Middle East.
At the same time, public universities are offering more postgraduate courses that are highly attractive and sufficiently appealing to students. Public universities are government-funded research universities. The inventions, study findings and researches made at such universities are supported and utilized by the government. Thus, it is expected that there are enough resources that these universities can use to improve and maintain their operations.
Being responsible adults, it is assumed that postgraduate students are mature individuals and are not troublemakers. That is why the country is very fond of inviting and convincing international students to get by and enjoy studying at its local universities. Postgraduate students are also highly productive and are contributing to the overall improvement of the country's education system.
Malaysia believes that as the number of postgraduate students in the country increases, the credibility and reputation of Malaysian universities is being bolstered and boosted. There certainly are many reasons why post grad students are advised to study in the country. Malaysia is a good tourist destination and now, it is also a good venue for pursuing post graduate studies.