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Recognised as a premier higher education institution, First City UC is the education destination of choice by students from all over the world. Currently, our international students come from more than 30 countries contributing to the vibrant global community environment on campus.

Useful information for international students about Malaysia and studying at First City UC:


1. Geography and Demographics


  • Land Area – 328,657 square kilometres
  • Population – 32 million
  • Multi-racial – Malays, Chinese, Indians and Others
  • Language – Malay is the National Language, English and Chinese are widely used and spoken



2. Climate


  • Tropical – sunshine throughout the year
  • Temperature – 25°C and 32°C (average)
  • Monsoon rains – October to February



3. Food and Daily Living


  • Local food – Malay, Chinese and Indian
  • International food – Western (Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mexican), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Middle-Eastern, Medditerean


Malaysia is also considered one of the most affordable countries to live in. Students can live comfortably on approximately USD500 per month based on the following breakdown:


Cost of Living USD
Room Rental 150
Food 250
Transport 15
Laundry 35
Miscellaneous 50



4. Other Information


  • Time zone : Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +08:00:00
  • Currency : Ringgit Malaysia (RM) (Approximately RM4.00 to USD 1.00)
  • Electricity Supply : 240-volt 50 cycle
  • Broadband : 4G



5. Our Services & Support for International Students


  • Meet and greet at the Immigration Counter, Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Free transfer to First City UC campus/First City UC Hostel
  • Free phone call home to inform your family of your safe arrival at First City UC campus
  • Free meal upon arrival
  • Arrangement for the Malaysian Government’s mandatory full medical check-up / health screening within 7 days of arrival in Kuala Lumpur
  • Submission of your passport for issuance of Student Visa
  • Submission of your application for subsequent Visa Renewal and arrange for the mandatory Medical Insurance coverage
  • Complimentary Personal Accident Insurance coverage