There will be more than 10,000 students from China in Malaysiathis year: a 30% rise in new arrivals.
Malaysian embassy education counselor Chuah Chee Meng said that about 4,000 new enrolments were estimated between January and October pushing the total to 9,081 compared to 5,962 last year.
Three quarters of the new students were registered with private institutions.
Chuah Chee Meng said, ‘The overall figure for the year will be higher because of one more intake in December and I predict the number
will go up to 10,300.’
The increase is attributed to the global financial crisis, stronger renminbi and the stronger promotion of Malaysia as a preferred destination for education both by the embassy’s education unit and the more than a dozen Malaysian private education institutions in China which offer twinning programs and foundation courses.