Malaysians encouraged to study in Germany - envoy


BERLIN: More Malaysian students should consider studying in Germany, which offers low tuition fees.

Malaysian ambassador to Germany, Datuk Zulkifli Adnan said the quality of education in Germany, especially in the technical and engineering fields, was among the best in the world.

Being the biggest and strongest economy in Europe, Germany had also attracted numerous global intellectuals in a wide range of fields, especially in high-end, cutting-edge technology, aeronautical, engineering and science-based subjects, he told Bernama in a recent interview.

As for language, he said, it should not be much of a problem as many universities and colleges had already started a variety of courses in English, adding that many short-term courses were also available.

“Apart from these advantages, Germany also allows foreign students to work part time,” he added.

In Malaysia, among others, the German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), INTEC and First City University College (FCUC), have sent Malaysian students to Germany to take up various engineering programmes in the universities of applied sciences.

There are currently about 700 Malaysian students studying different subjects in many parts of Germany, but mainly in the engineering field.

Touching on bilateral ties, Zulkifli said since the official visit of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to Germany last September, relations between the two countries had been further enhanced at the highest political level.

Meanwhile, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, is expected to lead a delegation to the upcoming five-day Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) to be held here starting tomorrow.

The minister will be accompanied by senior officials and members of the Tourism Malaysia cultural troupe.

The ambassador called on Malaysians working in Germany, students and visitors to visit and support the Malaysian booth.

Malaysia will be among 187 participating countries in the world’s leading travel trade show with over 10,000 exhibitors, 120,000 trade visitors and a turnover of over seven billion euros (about RM33 billion).

-- Bernama