The growing reputation afforded to private universities in Malaysia has attracted thousands of international students over the past decade. Some of these private schools offer programs that allow students to earn part of a degree at that university and part of a degree at another institution. Called "twinning", this method facilitates the transference of transcripts and credits and also makes admission to programs offering associate degrees automatic if the program is provided by a local institution. Better known universities in Malaysia include Monash University Malaysia Campus, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and Malaysia's oldest university, the University of Malaya located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur.
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