International resources


Malaysia is the fourth largest economy in South-East Asia and the thirty-fifth’s largest in the world.

Over the last few decades Malaysia has transformed its economy from being mainly a producer of raw materials to what is now a very large, diversified, and innovative economy. The Malaysian economy is very robust and its export values of high-tech products are the second highest after Singapore in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

Major industries include: rubber, timber, palm oil, manufacture of computer disk drives, oil and gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electrical appliances, electronics and semi-conductors, construction, finance, tourism, and automotive.

Further resources
Study Abroad: Malaysia (Prospects)
Gives brief information on the higher education system, entry requirements, fees and funding, exchanges, and visas.
Studying Abroad: Malaysia (Targetpostgrad)
Gives an overview of the higher education system, courses, application procedures, fees and scholarships, exchange programmes, issues regarding recognition of qualifications in the UK, and visa requirements.
Working Abroad: Malaysia (Prospects)
Gives brief information on: job market, vacancy sources, work experience, volunteering, and visas and immigration.
Working Abroad: Malaysia (Targetjobs)
Gives information on: the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country.