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Malaysia is ranked 10th globally as a preferred study destination and is host to over 130,000 international students.

University of Exeter opens regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The University of Exeter has announced the opening of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support overseas students.

The office will aim to increase the number of students from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) every year, and will work in collaboration with other universities in the region. The regional team will also enhance the awareness of the University of Exeter while also supporting the University’s green agenda by reducing UK based staff travel.

Malaysia is ranked 10th globally as a preferred study destination and is host to over 130,000 international students. Additionally, over 70,000 Malaysian students opt to study abroad with over 6,000 studying in the UK given the ties between the UK and Malaysia education systems. A vast majority of these students opt for undergraduate study, applying to universities while many also undertake Transitional Education programmes (TNE) offered by UK universities.

Jane Chafer, Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Global, said:  “We are delighted to have opened a regional office in Kuala Lumpur and it joins our overseas offices in India and China. Malaysia is often described as the education hub for South East Asia and this new regional office enables us to provide excellent support to students and alumni in the area.”

Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), said: “I am excited about the opening of our Malaysia office to support the University of Exeter’s activities in South East Asia. It will provide opportunities for students in the region to find out more about what it is like to study at the University of Exeter and will enhance our collaborations with universities and businesses.”

The Exeter team will be situated in Mid Valley in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur, where several other UK universities are based.  Joining the team will be Cal Choong, Regional Manager and Poh Wan Cheang, Regional Director, who can be emailed at and will be happy to assist with Exeter recruitment.

The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction, from its campuses in the South West of England, in Exeter and Cornwall. Ranked among the top 150 universities as per Times Higher Education (THE) and QS World University Rankings 2022, it is one of the very few universities to be both a member of the Russell Group and have a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), evidence of its established international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.

Date: 17 December 2021