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International schools in Malaysia

Search for the best international schools in Malaysia; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, Malaysia has a rapidly-growing, industrialised, market economy and ambitious development goals. The country hosts a large and diverse international education sector with schools centred on Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor and a handful of campuses in East Malaysia. 

There are 35 IB World Schools in Malaysia, of which 19 offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, three are authorised to teach all three stages of the IB curriculum, 31 teach in English and five in Malay.

International schools in Malaysia cater to local families and expatriates. A 40 per cent cap on enrolment of Malaysian citizens was lifted in 2012. Many schools have adopted the National Curriculum of England and Wales, with Australian and American curriculums offered in others. There are a number of religious foundations including Islamic and Methodist schools. 

Coeducational, day schools predominate but a significant minority of schools offer boarding options. In addition to locally-owned establishments, the British independent schools Epsom College and Marlborough College have set up branch campuses with a strong focus on boarding at new “regional education hubs” sponsored by the Malaysian government over recent years. 

Primary education is compulsory, with children attending primary school from age seven for six years, followed by seven years of secondary education divided into lower, upper and senior schools. 

Most public schools teach in the official language Malay, but there are also Chinese-medium and Tamil-medium schools serving the country’s minority-language communities. 

Malaysia has some 21 public universities, 32 polytechnics and 44 private universities, including nine international branch campuses set up by overseas institutions, mainly British and Australian universities. The latter were attracted to the country’s growing education hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Johor, across the strait from Singapore. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Malaysia, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





Alice Smith School

2 Jalan Bellamy,
50460 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

www.alice-smith.edu.my

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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The British International School of Kuala Lumpur

No 1 Changkat Bukit Utama,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor,
47800,
Malaysia

www.britishschool.edu.my

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Asia Pacific International School

No. 1, Persiaran A,
Off Jalan Lapangan, Terbang Subang,
47200 Subang, Selangor,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Australian International School Malaysia

22 Jalan Anggerik,
The Mines Resort City,
Seri Kembangan,
43300,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Beaconhouse-Newlands, Kuala Lumpur International School

823 & 984 Batu 9,
Jalan Cheras,
Kuala Lumpur,
43200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Cempaka International Ladies' College

Persiaran Timur Satu,
Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan,
Seremban,
71760,
Malaysia

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cempaka International School

No 19, Jalan Setiabakti 1,
Damansara Heights,
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Dalat International School

Tanjung Bunga,
Penang,
11200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Destiny Academy

No. 4 Taman Mas Ria,,
Jalan Junid Dalam,
84000 Muar,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Deutsche Schule Kuala Lumpur

Lot 5, Lorong Utara B,,
Off Jalan Utara?,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

DISTED College

340 Macalister Road,
Penang,
10350,
Malaysia

Co-educational, , Sixth Form.

Eaton International School

Persiaran Puncak Utama,,
Jade Hills,
43000 Kajang,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

elc International School

3664, Jalan Sierramas Barat,
Sierramas, Sungai Buloh,
Selangor,
47000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

ELC International School Cyberjaya

Lingkaran Cyber Point Barat,
Cyberjaya,
Selangor,
63000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Epsom College in Malaysia

Persiaran Kolej,
Bandar Enstek,
71760,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Excelsior International School

No. 8, Jalan Purnama,
Bandar Seri Alam,
Masai,
81750,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Fairview International School

Lot 4178, Jalan 1/27D, Section 6,
Wangsa Maju,
Kuala Lumpur,
53300,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fairview International School Ipoh

Hala Lapangan Suria Medan Lapangan,
Suria,
Ipoh, Perak,
31350,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Fairview International School Johor

Kompleks Mutiara Johor Land,
Jalan Bukit Mutiara, Bandar Dato' Onn,
Johor Bahru,
88100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Fairview International School Penang

Tingkat Bukit Jambul 1,
Bayan Lepas,
Penang,
11900,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Fairview International School Subang

2A, Jalan TP 2,
Sime UEP Industrial Park,
Subbing Jaya, Selangor,
47600,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Garden International School

16 Jalan Kiara 3,
Off Jln Bukit Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur,
50480,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Garden International School Kuantan

A6230 Jalan Tengku Muhamad,
Taman Pantai Chempedak,
Kuantan,
25050,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

GEMS International School - Pearl City

No. 2, Persiaran Mutiara 5,
Pusat Komersial Bandar Tasek Mutiara,
Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang,
14120,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

GEMS International School - Tropicana Metropark

Subang Jaya, No. 1 Jalan Delima 1/1,
Taman Perindustrian Subang Hi Tech,
Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur

242, Lorong Abdul Samad,
off Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad,
Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

HELP International School HIS

No 2 Persiaran Cakerawala,
Subang Bestari, Seksyen U4,
40150 Shah Alam,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

HIBISCUS International School

No 2 Jalan Udang Harimau 3,
Taman Sri Segambut,
Kuala Lumpur,
52000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

IGB International School

Jalan Sierramas Utama,
Sungai Buloh,
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor,
47000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

International Islamic School

Batu 8,
Jalan Sungai Pusu, Gomback,
Kuala Lumpur,
53100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

International School of Kuantan

Jalan IM 7/9,
Bandar Indera Mahkota,
Kuantan, Pahang,
25200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Kelantan International School

5376B, Jalan Telipot,
Kota Bahru,
15150,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Kinabalu International School

PO Box 12080,
Sabah,
Kota Kinabalu,
88822,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

King Henry VIII College - Malaysia

Persiaran Bestari, Cyber 11,
Cyberjaya, Selangor,
63000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kingsley International School

Persiaran Kingsley, Kingsley Hills,
Putra Heights,
47650 Subang Jaya,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

Mantin, Negeri Sembilan,
71700,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kolej Yayasan UEM

Lembah Beringin,
PO Box 62,
Tanjung Malim,
35900,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

Labuan International School

Lot 11334, Kampung Tanjung Aru,
Jalan Tanjung Aru,
87008 FT Labuan,
Malaysia

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Lodge Group of Schools

Lorong Keranji 4E, Jalan Keranji 4,
Tabuan Desa,
Kuching, Sarawak,
93350,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur

34, Jalan Dutamas Raya,
51200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Malacca Expatriate School

No 2-12, Jalan Siakap 1A,
Taman Permatang Pasir Perdana, Alai,
Melaka,
75460,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Marlborough College Malaysia

Jalan Marlborough,
Nusajaya,
Johor,
79200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Matrix Global Schools

PT 12652, Sendayan, Merchant Square, Persiaran 1,
Sendayan Utama, Pusat Dagangan Sendayan,
Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan,
71950,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

MAZ International School

No. 1 MAZ House,
Jalan 20/19, Paramount Gardens,
Petaling Jaya,
46300,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Methodist College

Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4,
Brickfields,
Kuala Lumpur,
50470,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Mont'Kiara International School

22 Jalan Kiara,
Mont'Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur,
50480,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Mutiara International Grammar School

Lot 707, Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama,
Ampang Jaya,
Ampang, Selangor,
68000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Nexus International School Malaysia

No 1 Jalan Diplomatik 3/6,
Presint 15,
Putrajaya,
62050,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Prince of Wales Island International Primary School (POWIIS Primary)

Sunrise Tower, Mezzanine Floor,
190-192 Persiaran Gurney,
Penang,
10250,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS)

1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6,
Bandar Baru Air Putih,
Balik Pulau,
11000,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Sixth Form.

R.E.A.L Schools, Cheras Campus

Lot 217, Batu 13,
Jalan Hulu Langat,
Hulu Langat, Selangor,
43100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

R.E.A.L Schools, Johor Bahru Campus

Lot 2361, Jalan Persiaran Sri Plentong,
Bandar Baru Permas Jaya,
Masai, Johor,
81750,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

R.E.A.L Schools, Shah Alam Campus

Lot No. 5, Jalan Merah Saga U9/5,
Shah Alam,
Selangor,
40250,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Raffles American School

Raffles K12 Sdn Bhd,
Jalan Raffles,
Iskandar Puteri, Johor Darul Takzi,
79050,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rafflesia International School Kajang Campus

Jalan Kajang 2 Utama, Seksyen 2,,
Kajang 2,
43000 Kajang,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Rafflesia International School Puchong Campus

Persiaran Sierra 2, Bandar 16 Sierra,
47100 Puchong,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Safari Kid International School

56 Jalan Medang Tanduk,
Taman Bukit Bandaraya,
Kuala Lumpur,
59100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sayfol International School

No. 261 Jalan Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur,
50450,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sri Ara International School

23 Jalan Straits View,
Johor Bahru,
Johor,
80200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sri Emas International School

Lot 1214, Seksyen 40,
Batu 10, Lebuhraya Persekutuan,
Off Jalan SS 7/2,
47300,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Sri KDU International School

No. 3, Jalan Teknologi 2/1,
Kota Damansara,
Daerah Petaling, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
47810,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sri Kuala Lumpur School

No 1 Jalan SS 15/7A,
Subang Jaya,
Selangor,
47500,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St Christopher's International Primary School

10 Nunn Road,
Penang,
10350,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St. Joseph's Institution International School Malaysia (Tropicana PJ Campus)

No. 1, Jalan PJU 3/13,
Petaling Jaya,
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
47100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Stella Maris Medan Damansara

7 Lorong Setiabistari,
2 Bukit Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,
50490,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Straits International School

No.2, Lilitan Sungai Tiram,,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Sunway International School, Bandar Sunway

No. 3, Jalan Universiti,
Bandar Sunway,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
47500,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Sunway International School, Sunway Iskandar

Jalan Persiaran Medini 3,
Sunway Iskandar,
Johor,
79250,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tanarata International Schools

Kajang-Serdang Road,
43000 Selangor,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Taylor's College Sri Hartamas

G1 Ground Floor,
No 62 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas,
50480,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Taylor's College Subang Jaya

No 1 Jalan SS15/8,
Subang Jaya,
47500,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

Taylor's International School, Kuala Lumpur

No 9 Jalan 1/75C,
Off Jalan Pria Taman Maluri,
Kuala Lumpur,
55100,
Malaysia

Co-educational, , Preparatory, Senior.

Tenby Schools Ipoh

16 Persiaran Meru Utama,
Bandar Meru Raya,
Ipoh, Perak,
30020,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tenby Schools Miri

Lot 10700, Block 5,
Jalan Desa Senadin, Kuala Baram District,
Miri, Sarawak,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tenby Schools Penang

No. 2, Lintang Lembah Permai 1,
Tanjung Bungah,
Pulau Pinang,
11200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens

7, Jalan Laman Setia Utama,
Taman Setia Utama,
Johor Bahru,
81550,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Hill

No. 6, Jalan Ecohill 1,
Setia Ecohill,
Semenyih, Selangor,
43500,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park

No.1, Jalan Setia Tropika U13/18T,
Seksyen U13,
Shah Alam,
40170,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day.

The International School @ Park City Kuala Lumpur

No 1 Jalan Intisari,
Desa Park City,
Kuala Lumpur,
52200,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

2, Lorong Kelab Polo Di Raja,
55000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Penang (Uplands)

Jalan Sungai Satu,
Batu Feringgi,
11100 Penang,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tunka Putra School

Jalan Stadium,
Petra Jaya,
93050 Kuching,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

UCSI International School

1 Persiaran UCSI International School,
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembalan,
71010,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

UniWorld International School

No 1 Jalan Tasek,
Bandar Seri Alam,
Masai, Johor,
81750,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Wadi Sofia College

Binjai,
Kubang Kerian,
Kota Bharu,
16150,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Westlake International School

Lot 18662, Jalan Universiti,,
Taman Bandar Barat,
31900 Kampar,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Woodlands International School

No.1 Jalan Teku,
96000 Sibu,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Zenith International School

126, Jalan S2 B4,,
Uptown Avenue,
Negeri Sembilan,
70300 Seremban,
Malaysia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.