As of 2018, there were more than 200,000 internationals students in Malaysia’s higher education institutions, private and international schools, and language centres. The cost of living is also lower as compared to other countries - with a wide variety of foods, accommodation and recreational activities you can do.
Further to that, the government’s ultimate goal to make the country a major education hub in the region is well on its way. Aside from the world-class home-grown universities, Malaysia also has foreign university branches.
This means you can get a more affordable, but still a top-notch education when you study in Malaysia.