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Top 5 reasons why you should study science in Malaysia


Do you know of friends who have gone on to be doctors and scientists in Malaysia? Why not follow in their footsteps and choose to study science for your degree? You’ll not only enjoy the salary, but also the challenge and prestige that come with it. Here are some of our top 5 reasons why you should study science in Malaysia.


1.For passion

You can only really excel in your chosen career if you’re deeply passionate about what you study. So if you’re already doing well in science at school, love watching aerospace programmes or you’re constantly taking part in those inter-school science competitions, then studying science might be your calling. You can choose from physics, chemistry, biology, astrophysics, nuclear reaction, genetics and more. Download some of the university prospectuses for more information.


2.You’re curious about the world

Do you find yourself asking questions about the universe? Ever wondered what’s inside an atom or what nanotechnology actually is? Do you have a burning desire to find a cure for some of the world’s deadly diseases? If you hope to make a difference, then get on science courses in Malaysia’s top science universities like Sunway University and Segi University.


3.Affordable university costs

It’s undeniable that a science degree is one of the most expensive degrees out there. However, students who choose to study science in Malaysia will find that education is a lot more affordable compared to going overseas. It is estimated that it will cost RM300,000 to study for medicine locally in a private university, compared to paying six times or more abroad. Of course, private and government scholarships are always available in Malaysian universities.


4.Flexible study options

You can do everything locally, or even enrol on twinning programmes (also known as transnational education) which will allow you to study a few years locally and the rest abroad or vice versa. This means student get a chance to experience the best of both worlds – local education at its best and going abroad to expand horizons and embrace new cultures.


5.Wide job opportunities

With a degree in science, you’ll be able to find a job almost anywhere in Malaysia. From working in Malaysia’s private and government hospitals that are purchasing the latest medical equipments everyday to conducting environmental science in Malaysia’s deepest tropical jungles, you’ll find loads of job opportunities. Or if you’re more adventurous, you can get involved with humanitarian projects and travel to disaster zones to help provide medical relief. Alternatively, you could work abroad if you wish.


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