Malaysia's Students Overseas

Total number of Malaysian students overseas: 56,260

Rank Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 United Kingdom 15,583 27.7%
2 Australia 15,357 27.3%
3 United States 6,486 11.5%
4 Egypt 5,067 9.0%
5 Russian Federation 2,314 4.1%
6 Japan 2,275 4.0%
7 Jordan 2,027 3.6%
8 India 1,874 3.3%
9 New Zealand 1,508 2.7%
10 Ireland 1,258 2.2%

Data time reference: 2014
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2016). Global Flow of Tertiary- Level Students 2014.

Data retrieved 10/2016

Number of students from Malaysia studying abroad: 79,254

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Malaysia studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 Australia 20,493
2 United Kingdom 13,796
3 Egypt 8,611
4 United States 6,100
5 Indonesia 5,588
6 Taiwan 5,133
7 China 2,792
8 Russia 2,521
9 New Zealand 2,305
10 India 2,175



Source: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

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