CANADA: Universities refocus on Malaysian market

Canada is doing all it can to return to the glory days as one of Malaysia's top education providers. Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia Randolph Mank said many Canadian universities were focusing on the Malaysian market to regain lost ground, writes Paul Gabriel for The Star.

Officials from 29 Canadian universities visited the country this year to pump up interest, he added. "The impact is already showing and we expect about 800 Malaysian students to travel to Canada this year for a variety of courses. There are many advantages with Canada's average tuition fee for undergraduate students being lower than the United States, Australia and Britain, which means that students get better value for their money," he told The Star.

More than 70,000 Malaysians have graduated from Canadian educational institutions but the numbers have dwindled over the years. There are about 1,500 Malaysians students enrolled in Canadian universities.
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