L'enseignement supérieur en Malaisie est séparé entre enseignement public (qui comprend un accès basé sur les résultats scolaires et sur des critères de quotas raciaux) et un système d'enseignement privé combinant des programmes développés localement et des franchises des programmes d'universités étrangères.
Texte anglais à traduire : Public universities in Malaysia are funded by the Government and are governed as self-managed institutions. Apart from the University of Malaya and the MARA University of Technology which were established by two separate enabling Act of Parliament,, the other public universities in Malaysia were created by executive order as per the provisions of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971. Until recently, the Ministry of Higher Education was responsible for seven institutions bearing the title University College. These have since been upgraded to full universities and there are currently no public university colleges.