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Iskandar Malaysia

EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

International Student Village

International Student Village
EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

The new 12 and 1/2 storey building comprising 570 beds for single students and 60 units of apartments for staff. It is located within a gated compound with 24-hr card access, CCTV and multi-tier security. A walking distance to NUMed campus, Multi-Varsity Complex and Stadium and Sports Complex, the ISV is also equipped with cafeteria, launderette, sundry shop, surau as well as indoor games room, gymnasium, outdoor badminton and basketball court.

• Individual bed frame & mattress
• Individual wardrobe
• Individual study table & chair
• Ceiling fan(s) & light(s)
• Window curtains
• Ensuite / shared bathroom
• Drying yard
• Internet access (wired/wifi connection) available
• Air conditioning & water heater available*

Stadium & Sports Complex EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

Stadium & Sports Complex
EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

EduCity Stadium & Sports Complex comes with a 14,000-seater stadium comprising a world-class soccer cum rugby pitch, a 400-metre athletic track complying with the Association of Athletics Federation standards and an Aquatic centre complete with Olympic-size swimming and diving pools. Other recreational options include indoor or outdoor courts for squash, basketball, badminton, volleyball and futsal.

Iskandar Investment Berhad began construction of a 21.5-acre Stadium & Sports Complex in February 2010. The RM92.32 million complex, with a seating capacity of 14,000 was opened in September 2011 and houses sporting facilities of international tournament standards catering to students and staff.

Component Sports Seating Floor Area
(sg. meter)
Football field Rugby field
Athletics track & field
(Phase 1: 6,000)
(Phase 2: 6,001)
Indoor Arena
1 Basketball court4 Badminton court 1 Volleyball court 1 Futsal court 1,558  (Phase 2) 5,622
Aquatic Centre Olympic-size swimming pool
Diving pool
Water polo
Synchronized swimming
488 (Phase 2) 7,694
Squash Arena 3 Squash court 180  (Phase 2) 805
Outdoor Court 3 Tennis court
1 Volleyball court 1 Futsal court

EduCity Iskandar Malaysia

(A) Sports Complex
(B) Secondary Trust School
(C) Raffles University Iskandar
(D) International Student Village
(E) Multi-Varsity Complex
   1) University of Southampton
   2) NMIT
   3) Multimedia University -USC
(F) Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
(G) Management Development Institute of Singapore

The University of Southampton
The University of Reading

These two universities are expanding and growing in the delivery of their world class programmes in Malaysia after setting up branch campuses here.

Located in EduCity@Iskandar Malaysia, the universities were invited by the Ministry of Higher Education to establish branch campuses for Engineering, Business & Law, Built Environment and Sciences – the first overseas branch campuses for both universities.
Iskandar is the nation’s economic zone located in Nusajaya Johor, just minutes from Singapore.

The University of Southampton’s campus opened in October 2012 and offers premier undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Reading’s city campus opened in 2013 offering Foundation programmes as well as Business degrees and a full suite of courses ranging from foundation to doctoral studies .

University of Reading is in the top 100 of the world’s universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14 and ranked 1st for Accounting and Finance by the Guardian University Guide 2015.

University of Southampton is currently ranked second for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering by the Guardian University Guide 2015.

As the world’s top 200 universities, both the University of Reading and University of Southampton have attracted international students to their campuses in the UK for over 100 years and have a long association with Malaysia.

Both universities, no matter what level of study, draw on their long-established global reputation for research and innovative teaching as well as academic excellence.


Growing Talent In The Region
EduCityTM Iskandar Malaysia (EduCityTM) is a pioneering multi-varsity education hub located in Nusajaya, comprising universities and institutes of higher education, academia-industry action and R&D centers, as well as student accommodations, shared sports and recreational facilities. As an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the education NKEA to provide a feeder system for the economic pillars of Iskandar Malaysia, EduCityTM aspires to create Asia's first "best-in-class" higher education destination with superior urban environment for students and staff to live, work, study and play.

Shared Facilities
Students and staff in EduCityTM Iskandar Malaysia will enjoy an integrated campus experience with ready access to shared amenities including the International Student Village (ISV), which offer dynamic lifestyle and living options. This first block of apartments for student accommodations can house up to 600 students. In addition, a 14,000-seater stadium and sports complex housing sporting facilities of international tournament standards will also be completed by 201 3.

EduCity is a 240-hectare (600-acre) plot of land in Nusajaya.

Nusajaya is a project developed by Iskandar Investment Berhad.

Iskandar Investment company is majority-owned by investment entities linked to the federal and state authorities.

Iskandar Investment Berhad is a company jointly owned by :
1- Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Malaysian government’s investment arm )
2- The Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
3- Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Berhad (KPRJ).

Iskandar Investment hopes that Nusajaya’s lush green fields, neatly paved roads and two theme parks will eventually become a second home to more than 16,000 students.

Other then EduCity in Nusajaya, the developer is also building a 12,000-seat sports complex and a student village.


11 education institutions have signed up to set up local campuses in EduCity.

Out of these 11 institutions are 2 Secondary Schools and the rest are Higher Learning Institution.


EduCity will operate on an unusual model. Most of the universities will only have one faculty or department. For instance, the local branch of Newcastle will specialize in medicine, while the University of Southampton will focus on engineering.


EduCity Iskandar was set up by Iskandar Investment Bhd to create a world class higher education destination within the Iskandar region of Malaysia;
1- to provide educational opportunities for young people in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia
2- to increase the skills of the workforce in Malaysia, which will be very much needed as economic development accelerates
3- to contribute to the country's overall goal of becoming a regional educational hub

EduCity Iskandar in Nusajaya is a planned eco city and trading zone in Johor.

The project is set to the change the face of education in Malaysia.

Ten international education institutions are to set up local campuses within 305 acres of land that will soon be an iconic address and a vibrant, well-equipped second home to more than 16,000 students.

The Educity project in Iskandar Malaysia has attracted some RM700mil in investments with the setting up of several international universities.

iN 2013, Malaysia was ranked as the 11TH largest exporter of educational services, providing a place for study for more than 90,000 students from 100 nations.

Malaysia hoped to double the figure to 200,000 students by 2020.

As in 2013, 70% of Educity has been developed with :
1- three university campuses
2- two shared facilities.

Educity, covering an area of 121ha, and was now drawing the attention of many international investors

Malaysia is now ranked 11th in the World Education Service Report in relation to preferred destinations for higher education.
In 2010, more than 86,000 international students from Asia and the Middle East chose Malaysia as their higher education destination. It provides a place of study for students from some 100 nations.
In 2013 enrolment has reached 93,000.
Malaysia expect the higher education sector will contribute between RM34 billion and RM61 billion to the gross national income by 2020.
The National Higher Education Strategic Plan, gave emphasis to comprehensive internationalisation efforts capable of making Malaysia a regional hub with a 200,000 international student enrolment by 2020.

There are a number of different institutional participants (universities, R&D centres, etc), students will benefit from a strong sense of studying and living at a coherent and cohesive entity, mixing and mingling amongst each other freely.


1 Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
The 13-acre NUMed campus was completed in May 2011 and opened by Prince Andrew on 1st November 2012. Newcastle Medical School has consistently ranked as one of the top medical schools in the UK. NUMed is Newcastle University’s first branch campus abroad, offering undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as opportunities for postgraduate study.

The permanent Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia opened its campus in Nusajaya, Johor in September 2011, offering MBBS and Biomedical Sciences degree programmes.


2 Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM)
Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is one of the premier independent co-educational boarding schools in the UK. On a 90 acre site, MCM has opened on 27th August 2012, offering independent boarding and day school education for pupils from ages 5 to 18. Its mission is “to encourage children to explore, through compassion, companionship and conversation.”

secondary school

Marlborough is a secondary school. Aside from Marlborough is the Raffles American School.


3 University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC)
This is the first International campus for the University of Southampton, which has been ranked Number One for Mechanical Engineering Studies in the UK by The Guardian University Guide for the last three years and has a global reputation for excellence in education and
5 University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM)
The University of Reading Malaysia’s brand new campus in Iskandar Malaysia is expected to be completed in September 2014, with an initial intake of 500 students and long-term numbers of about 2,000. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are being developed to include programs within real estate, construction, finance, law, chemistry and
4 Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT)
NMIT is already in operation with students ready to move in as soon as their EduCity™ facility is completed. NMIT specialises in maritime education and providing solutions to the maritime industry within the region with its unique collaboration with two maritime institutes which are amongst the most reputable and oldest in Europe, Maritiem Instituut Willem Barrentz and Maritiem Instituut de
6 Raffles University Iskandar (RUI)
RUI, set up by Asia Pacific’s largest private education group, Raffles Education Corporation, has the largest campus within EduCity™ occupying 65 acres of land. This multi-faculty university will be offering comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programs in art and design, business, education and social sciences, and infocomm technology.



7 Multimedia University (MMU)
MMU will offer a Cinematic Arts Degree at MMU’s new campus at EduCity™. The course will be delivered in collaboration with the world renowned film school, the school of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (USC). This course which entails a “script to screen” approach is designed to enable students to explore a range of cinematic arts from an Asian-World-Wide perspective and learn the skills necessary to become cinematic content creators and well-prepared specialists in their chosen cinematic arts
8 Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
MDIS the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is expected to open in 2015, offering courses in Business, Mass Communication and Digital Media, Information Technology, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
9 Raffles American School (RAS)
RAS will serve students Pre-K-12, focusing on an America style curriculum which culminates in Advanced Placement Studies (AP). Students’ success will be facilitated through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress and a profound belief that all students can learn. Projected completion of main campus is August 2014, meanwhile RAS serve students from grades 1-8 in a temporary location in Anjung Center.


10 Johan Cruyff Institute Malaysia (JCIM)
JCIM, the Johan Cryuff Institute Malaysia is expected to open in 2014, offering sports programs including Online International Master of Sports Management (e-MISM), Online Football Management Degree (FMD) and Sport Business Fundamental Online Program (SBF).
11 Primary and Secondary Trust Schools
The Trust School aim to combine the best of the public and private delivery models, leveraging on committed, passionate and like-minded private entities as partners in the Government’s efforts to improve and transform public school performance.




EduCity™ Iskandar Malaysia is a fully integrated education hub recognized as an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA), which will play an integral part in the success of Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme.EduCity™ comprises universities and institutes of higher education, academia industry action and R&D centres, student accommodations, as well as recreational and sports facilities.

It is the first of its kind in Asia.

A catalyst development driven by Iskandar Investment via its subsidiary Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd, EduCity™ is expected to act as a feeder of talent to support the various economic activities of Iskandar Malaysia.

Together with its Education partners-luminaries in Education from around the globe, EduCity™ will create a vibrant learning environment to groom future generations of leaders in Malaysia, Asia and the world.




Massive Education Complex


The Malaysian state of Johor has long been viewed as an inexpensive shopping area across the border from Singapore, or a stop en route to the brighter lights of Kuala Lumpur.
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Now Malaysia is trying to upgrade a hodgepodge of gritty industrial towns and rural villages with Iskandar Malaysia, a planned eco-city and trading zone with districts for tourism, health care and education.

EduCity, a 240-hectare, or 600-acre, plot of land in Nusajaya, which is being developed by Iskandar Investment Berhad.

 This company is majority-owned by investment entities linked to the federal and state authorities. Iskandar Investment hopes that Nusajaya’s lush green fields, neatly paved roads and two theme parks will eventually become a second home to more than 16,000 students.

The developer has signed up 10 education institutions to set up local campuses in EduCity.

Two education institutions have begun full-time operations; the others are scheduled to do so by 2017. The developer is also building a 12,000-seat sports complex and a student village.

1) Marlborough College Malaysia - Marlborough is an international boarding school owned by an elite British private school of the same name founded in 1843.

2) Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia,
3) Raffles University Iskandar, run by a Singapore corporation that operates schools across Asia. (It has no relation to the Raffles Hotel.)

4) Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology;

5) University of Southampton

2) University of Reading;

3) Management Development Institute of Singapore;

4) Malaysia’s Multimedia University and the University of Southern California.

5) The Johann Cruyff Institute for Sports Studies, a sports management school started by the Dutch soccer star Johann Cruyff, will operate a Malaysian campus here as well.

Raffles American School - a secondary school

EduCity will operate on an unusual model. Most of the universities will only have one faculty or department. For instance, the local branch of Newcastle will specialize in medicine, while the University of Southampton will focus on engineering.

The Malaysian government has offered incentives to lure foreign professionals and institutions. According to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority, “knowledge workers” who meet a certain criteria will pay a 15 percent flat income tax rate, which is significantly lower than what most foreign faculty would be paying in their home countries.

The authority also noted that institutions operating in Iskandar could be entirely owned by their foreign parent schools, whereas those operating elsewhere in Malaysia require a Malaysian partner.

Malaysia’s lower operating costs have translated into savings for students.

EduCity advertises itself as an international destination that can attract students from across Asia. But with the exception of Marlborough College, which caters to an expatriate clientele, most students are from Johor.