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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 279 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Malaysia.

Academic year: September-May

Major school holidays/break: May-August


Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3-4

The language of instruction in universities: Malay, English

Degrees offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Non-degree tertiary education for which transfer credit may be granted: American Degree Transfer Program in local private universities (students do 1-2 years in Malaysia and transfer to U.S. for 2-3 years)