EPP 6: International Expansion of Distance Learning

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

This EPP will leverage Malaysia’s competitive advantage in pricing, language and accreditation to tap into the global distance learning sector, which has grown 12% in Asia over the past decade.

To achieve this, the Government has appointed Asia e-University (AeU) as the gateway for distance learning in Malaysia due to its accreditation in all Asia Co-operation Dialogue countries. The Ministry of Education and Higher Learning has also launched the Malaysia Education Online (MEdO) website as a channel for all Malaysian universities to market their programmes online. MEdO currently offers 24 programmes ranging from undergraduate to graduate degrees and professional certification in education, business administration, management and logistics.


  • AeU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five Malaysian universities to launch programmes on the MEdO portal. The universities comprise:

    1. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
    2. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
    3. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
    4. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
    5. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • AeU is also in the midst of developing digital generic content which institutions can customise as part of their MEdO course content.

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