Melaka is a city with a glorious past hidden behind each facade of the centuries-old buildings. To visit Melaka will truly offer a truly memorable experience to both domestic and international tourists, and this goes well with the Melaka State Government's slogan "Visit Historic Melaka means Visit Malaysia". Melaka is abuzz with its year-long calendar of events comprising cultural and recreational activities that will entertain visitors, both young and old. Comprised of a multi-ethnic mix of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and others and in recent years foreigners from all over the world have made Malaysia especially Melaka their second home, either for retirement, to seek employment or the pursuit their studies.
Living in Melaka is a true melting pot of the different races and religions. You will see that people generally respect, appreciate and celebrate this cultural diversity. The same diversity can also be found at International College of Yayasan Melaka (ICYM). Get to know the different nuances of each community, as well as what has converged and come to be known as true Malaysian culture.
With its world-class education system and strong international reputation, Melaka is an increasingly popular study destination for international students interested in education abroad.
Multicultural Studying Environment
Melaka covers another crucial aspect of a student’s education – living and interacting in a multi-ethnic, multi-culture and multi-religion country. Not only can international students interact with the three major Malaysian races i.e. Malay, Chinese and Indians as well as the other minority groups, they are also exposed to other students from different nationalities. Experiencing a diverse culture, languages and religions will broaden students’ outlook and will benefit students in an increasing globalized economy.
Hassle Free Immigration Procedure for International
International students who wish to study in Melaka will experience an easy administrative process and without hassle.
Stable Government and Geographically Safe Country
Melaka with its all year round tropical climate is free from major natural disasters. It has a strong economy and is a socially safe country with a stable government and a low crime rate, making it an ideal place to study.
Enjoyable Student Life
Melaka has an efficient public transportation system supported with modern infrastructure. Traveling is very convenient, quick and inexpensive and this allows you to also visit the many places of interest
for tourists. Many students fall in love with the food in Melaka which has a huge variety of cuisines. Being multiethnic and multicultural, Melaka is a food paradise offering a wide array of local food from different cultures in Asia as well as a huge variety of Western food. All this makes for comfortable living while you study.
Working While Studying
Our student-friendly laws allow holders of student pass or permit are allowed to work while studying for their degree for up to 20 hours part-time per week during semester breaks or holidays of more than 7days (subject to immigration requirements). This will enable you to earn extra pocket money during your stay here.