International Student Support

Accommodation Services
Living away from home is your first step towards independence. Our staff from Accommodation Services will be on hand to assure that you have a pleasant and comfortable stay while studying in Malaysia.
All international students are required to stay at the accommodation provided by KDU for one semester.
KDU has some accommodation choices including our off-campus hostel as well as off-campus housing alternatives.


About Malaysia
Malaysia is rich in culture and a haven for food. It comes as no surprise that our country is well known for its variety of cuisine. From gourmet to hawker food, these are all easily available at affordable prices. Here, one can experience a wealth of cultural and racial diversity that is both colourful and unique.

Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate with no natural calamities. It is sunny all year round with occasional rain and temperatures ranging from 28°C to 36°C at night. Lightweight clothing is advised. The time zone here is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

The national language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is widely spoken and understood, and taught as a second language. AT KDU, the subjects are taught in English. The people of Malaysia also converse in a range of Chinese and Indian dialects.

Diverse cuisine from gourmet to hawker food is easily available at affordable prices. The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the other ethnic communities is a very fulfilling experience. Apart from local cuisine, Western, Japanese, Middle-Eastern, Korean and many others can also be easily obtained.
Malaysian Cultures - Festival & Celebrations
The celebration of cultural festivals in Malaysia are religious or cultural in origin, influenced by the diversity of its people. The predominant festivities are celebrated as public holidays, either nationwide or specific to a few states. These are:
Muslims celebrate the festival of Aidilfitri, known as Hari Raya Puasa; to mark the culmination of Ramadhan, the holy month of fasting.

A time for family reunion marked by the New Year’s Eve dinner, the lion dance, mandarin oranges and giving/collecting Ang Pow, Chinese New Year (CNY) highlights some of the most fascinating aspects of Chinese tradition and rituals.

Commonly known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration of Deepavali (or Diwali) marks the triumph of good over evil, the victory of light over darkness.
The observance of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25 is celebrated in Malaysia like everywhere else in the world; it is a time for family and friends; hope and rejoicing; love and understanding; and giving and forgiving.
Here’s why students should study in Malaysia

Quality Education Programmes
With more than 135,000 international students in our midst, universities and colleges in Malaysia have proven to produce quality and highly employable graduates.

Affordable Cost of Living and Tuition Fees
Aside from affordable tuition fees catering to students from all walks of life, another great reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living. Whether students choose to live on or off campus, they will find that it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5, 000 per year. With many different forms of public transportations available travelling is convenient.

English As Mode of Delivery
Despite Bahasa Malaysia being the national language, English is heavily emphasised in Malaysia. Universities and colleges utilise English as the mode of delivery for its programmes, ensuring quality and relevance to the fast-changing and evolving industries out there.

Multi-Ethnic Population
A multi-ethnic country, Malaysia comprises of three main ethnic groups; Malays, Chinese and Indians followed by many other ethnic groups rich with heritage and culture spread across the Peninsular and East Malaysia.

Food Haven
If there is one thing this country is famous for, aside from education and heritage, it’s food. With wide selections of cuisines available, the Malaysian gourmet landscape has transformed with influences from different parts of the world.

Safe and Comfortable
In Malaysia, the majority of universities and colleges are located in prime areas that are surrounded by facilities to ensure comfortable living for students. In all major cities, students will find the vital amenities necessary to their well-being in every corner.