The best international schools in Malaysia and the fees that they charge

International schools in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world with its spectacular natural beauty, diverse culture and a capital city that is one of the most easily recognizable ones anywhere thanks to Kuala Lumpur’s spectacular Petronas Towers. It is also a major hub of education thanks to its large number of world class schools. Let us take a look at the best known schools in Malaysia and find out what international school of Kuala Lumpur fees are like.

1. Global Indian International School, Kuala Lumpur

Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading K to 12 international schools in Malaysia. It boasts a state of the art campus as well as an outstanding teaching staff. The curricula offered at the school are also out of the top drawer encompassing Global Montessori Plus, the Indian CBSE, Cambridge CPP, Cambridge CLSP and Cambridge IGCSE. The school is well known not just for its academics, but also its students’ ability to secure admission to some of the best colleges and universities anywhere. As regards the fees charged by the school, the  total annual charges for a Grade 12 CBSE students are RM31,866.60.

2. British School of Kuala Lumpur

British School of Kuala Lumpur ranks right at the top amongst the premier international schools in the region. As the name suggests the school follows the British pattern of education making it very popular with the expats living in Malaysia. Founded in 2009, the school comprises three spectacular looking campuses catering to the educational needs of Lower, Junior and Secondary students. The school boasts fabulous facilities including two full size football fields, three indoor sports halls, two swimming pools, a fully covered football pitch and a fully equipped 650 seat theatre. The curriculum followed at the school is derived from the National Curriculum for England and Wales. This culminates in GCSE at age 16 and A Level examinations at age 18. That puts the students at an advantage when seeking admission to premier universities around the world.The Year 13 school fee charged by the school is RM11,890.

3. Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur

Alice Smith School Kuala Lumpur has the unique distinction of being the oldest not-for-profit British school in Kuala Lumpur. The school has a well earned reputation of providing stellar British curriculum based education to students in the 3 to 18 years age group. As many as 83% of the school’s teachers are from the UK, contributing to making the ethos of the school as close to a British one as possible. It is not surprising that the school has students hailing from 40 countries. What’s more the school boasts a 100% pass rate at the A Levels. Besides, 88% of its students have managed to get admission to their first choice of university amongst the world’s best. The per term school fee(there being 3 terms in all) is RM33,970 for Years 10,11,12 & 13.

3. Garden International School Kuala Lumpur

Garden International School Kuala Lumpur is another one of the highly ranked international schools in the region offering world class British education to its children. The school provides cutting edge infrastructure and boasts some of the most highly qualified and experienced teachers anywhere. The school provides access to typically British Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form curricula that are so highly rated all around the world. The school enables its students to learn and grow to their full potential by providing them with the right ambiance to excel at everything ranging from academics to extra and co curricular activities. The yearly tuition fee charged by the school for Years 12 and 12 is 105,510.


Malaysia is one of the most amazing countries in the world in light of its very interesting history, its ethnic composition and the way it has emerged from being a British colony to having forged a national identity that is distinctly Malaysia. A very important part of the amazing Malaysian success story is the importance the country accords to education and that reflects in its many fantastic international and home grown schools. These schools are shaping the destiny of not just Malaysian children , but also of children from all parts of the globe. In fact, going to school in Malaysia is a life transforming experience for any child, giving him or her to assimilate the best of Western and Eastern values.

We can expect Malaysia to grow in stature as a major education hub in the region, in the time ahead,  given the large number of world class schools that the country has. The students who complete their education at these schools can be expected to bring much glory to themselves and their alma maters.

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