Malaysia’s Education System

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The Malaysia education system in Malaysia has improved significantly in recent years due to the effective implementation of policies by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) in their bid to become a regional education hub. This has led to a significant increase in the quality of tertiary education offered where the qualification received by graduates are mostly viewed as the equivalent of their overseas counterparts, which has led to the significant increase in international student population.

Malaysia’s national education is made up of the following main stages:



It is compulsory for all Malaysians to receive their 6 years of primary education, known as Year 1 to Year 6, and be enrolled into one of the following types of school at the age of 6: government primary schools, religious primary schools, private primary schools or special education primary schools. Students will be required to sit for a public exam at the end of Year 6, either UPSR, PSRA or UPKK, in order to progress to their secondary education.


Learn more about studying in Malaysia with some commonly asked questions by our students

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