International Student's Application
Overseas students coming to Ranaco Education & Training Institute (RETI) have found the students and staff community to be a comfortable one whilst studying. Friendships are easily built. RETI has a comprehensive range of student support services for international students. RETI’s staff members easily interact with students of various ethnic, cultural and educational background thereby making it easier to be accustomed to the local community.
In RETI, support services provided for the international students include assistance in the initial university application, assistance in student visa application, administrative advice and comprehensive orientation programme for the new students to get familiar with the Institute's facilities and amenities as well as other students.
Living In Malaysia
Malaysia is a bubbling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethic groups live together in peace and harmony. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm sandy beaches and rich humid mangroves.
Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate which is either hot and dry or hot and wet. Temperatures normally range from 21°C to 35°C. Most days are hot, humid and sunny. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm In Terengganu, the period between November and January is usually the rainy season.
Malaysians speak many different languages and dialects. Bahasa Malaysia (The Malay Language) is the official language and English is widely used as the language of trade and commerce. Mandarin and various Chinese dialects (like Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka) and Indian dialects (like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi) are also widely spoken amongst those of the same community.
Malaysia is made up of many different races, Though Islam is the official religion, freedom to practice one’s religion is constitutionally guaranteed for non-Muslims. The beauty of this multi-religious and multi-cultural society is the various festivities celebrated by all Malaysians such as Aidil-Fitri, Aidil-Adha, Deepavali, Thaipusam, Wesak, Chinese New Year and Christmas.
Food is plentiful, cheap and comes in many varieties. Local cuisine from diverse ethnic groups makes one spoilt for choice. Even western food has also been infused with local flavors and cooking techniques.
The average cost of living for a student living on campus is RM3,500.00 per year and this amount includes the cost of food, accommodation and personal expenditure. For an off-campus student, the cost of living ranges between RM6,000.00 to RM7,000.00 per year. The cost of accommodation and transportation constitute a substantial portion of the off-campus expenses.
International Student Visas
All international students applying to study in Malaysia must have a student visa. Applications and processing of student visas can take up to one month.
For all visa enquiries and applications, please contact your local Malaysian Embassy or High Commission:
Malaysian Embassies and High Commissions: http://www.kln.gov.my
For further visa information, visit the Malaysian Department of Immigration website: http://imi.gov.my
English Language Requirement
All non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of their proficiency level in English prior to their admission to the Institute.