Study in Australia
Australia provides opportunities for students to receive a world-class education which positions them for career success. About 20,000 Malaysians choose to study in Australia every year, in schools, universities, vocational institutions and private colleges. With more than 22,000 courses and 1,110 institutions, there courses and institutions ready to meet the future career ambitions of all students.
Information about studying and living in Australia is available from the Study in Australia website, including finding the right course and institution for you, the application process, visa requirements and more. Any inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also get in touch with one of the education agents operating in Malaysia to assist with your questions and application to an Australian education institution of your choice. See the Study in Australia website for advice about choosing an education agent.
Austrade is responsible for the international marketing and promotion of Australian education and training. A list of Austrade’s available services to Australian education and training providers is available on Austrade’s website.
If you have graduated from an Australian institution, do keep in touch by registering with one of the Malaysia’s Australian Alumni Chapters registered under the Malaysian Australian Alumni Council.
Department of Education and Training
The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training provides leadership and coordination across government, delivering programs and policies, to support student mobility and the global exchange of knowledge. The department works with the education sector, other government agencies and ministries to ensure Australia is recognised as a regional and world leader in education and a partner of choice for international collaboration. The Department's office in Malaysia is managed by the Counsellor (Education and Science) located within the Australian High Commission.
Australia Awards Scholarships and Fellowships
The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships provide an internationally competitive program for international citizens from eligible countries to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Scholarships and Fellowships are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development overseas. For further information, visit www.internationaleducation.gov.au.
New Colombo Plan
The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Department of Education and Training is responsible for administering elements of the Plan including scholarships and student mobility grants. The New Colombo Plan aims to lift knowledge of the Asia Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.
Other Australian Scholarships
Information about other available scholarships offered by universities and other institutions in Australia is available through the search function at the Study in Australia website.
The Malaysia Australia Alumni Council (MACC) Scholarships provide Malaysian and Australian students the opportunity to experience diverse cultures and new lifestyle through sponsored education.
Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA) recognition of Australian qualifications
The Malaysian Public Service Department (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam or JPA) recognises Australian qualifications in arts, social sciences and general science programs subject to the following criteria:
• Recognition for undergraduate program that ran on fulltime basis at a particular university
• Recognition does not involve undergraduate degree that ran as double degree or multidiscipline degree.
• Professional programs/qualifications are subject to evaluations of the relevant professional bodies in Malaysia.
• Recognised Program/courses listed on the CRICOS website.