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Teaching Jobs in Malaysia

Western trained teachers and educators from other regions can experience teaching in Malaysia private international schools. Teaching jobs in Malaysia help teachers to secure work and residency permits. You should be a suitably qualified teacher and obtain the correct paperwork to work & reside legally. 


Teaching jobs in Malaysia

Key Stage 2 Lead Homeroom Teacher Job Vacancy, Kuala Lumpur                 Mathematics School Teacher Job, Petaling Jaya

Teacher of English Language Job, Kuala Lumpur, Sept 2020 or January      

Junior PE Teacher/Head of PE, Creative Arts Job, Kuala Lumpur                       Junior School English Teacher/Head of English Job, Kuala Lumpur

Senior School Head of Creative & Performing Art Job, Kuala Lumpur             Junior PE Teacher/Head of PE, Creative Arts Job, Kuala Lumpur 

Head of Secondary School, Kuala Lumpur, September                                      School ICT Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur

Primary School Class Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur                                               Physics Teacher School Job, Kuala Lumpur, August

A Level Biology Teacher Job, Putra Heights                                                          Biology Teacher Vacancy, Kuala Lumpur          

Library Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur                                                                        Lower Primary Homeroom Teacher Job, Putra Heights

Primary School Science Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur                                           School Computer Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur

Physics/Chemistry Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur                                                    Physics cum Mathematics Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur

IGCSE School Business/ICT Teacher Job, Kuala Lumpur, August                       Class Teacher Job, Primary School, Petaling Jaya, August

Secondary Mathematics Teacher Job, Putra Heights, September                      Teacher, Add Maths (IGCSE) Job Putra Heights

Science Teacher Job (Chemistry or Physics Specialist), Rawang                                                                                         


Teaching in Malaysia

Teaching Jobs in Malaysia International Schools, Teaching in MalaysiaGood English language teachers are in high demand with private international schools advertising the opportunity to teach English in Malaysia from young children to 18 years.

You can also apply for jobs in you’re specialist subject, such as teacher of mathematics, history, business, science and other subject areas at international schools. Nursery, primary and secondary high school teachers work as classroom teachers with or with additional responsibilities.

Also, securing a job teaching nursery/kindergarten children from 2-5 years old is popular.

Looking to advance you’re teaching career in Malaysia?  Management positions as a head of department or head teacher become available each year for qualified and experienced candidates.


Teacher salary Malaysia

International school classroom teachers can be offered Malaysian Ringgit  10000 -17000 month before tax in Malaysia currency depending on experience, age level taught and qualification.  Obviously, as a teacher with many years of experience and additional responsibility you can secure a top level salary. Additional payment of around RM 5000 for accommodation allowance also.

Good schools (Most) provide a salary package including accommodation, return flights, medical care insurance and holiday pay. Option to renew a contract is also offered.  Malaysian Tax is deductible from your salary.

Small local nursery school teachers salary rm 1500-2800 month.

International schools salary in Malaysia is a lot more than nursery teachers or local schools,

Better paying schools in Malaysia are mainly in Kuala Lumpur where students pay higher tuition fees.


Malaysia international schools

School jobs in MalaysiaQualified school teachers looking to teach in Malaysia have a choice. Teach nursery children from 2 years to young adults up to 19 years old in secondary high school.

Schools separate nursery, primary and high school teaching areas providing an appropriate curriculum to pupils at each age range, You as a classroom teacher would teach children at one age level, such as 11-19 year old in high school.

Teachers must be fully prepared for each day’s lessons and materials ready for students entering your class.  School day’s are longer than western countries as you’ll become involved in extra curricular activities.

School teachers receive 2 days off per week.



Requirements teachers in Malaysia

Malaysia visa requirements for teacher’s at international schools and the government sector are that you must be a qualified teacher of school age children from your own country.

To obtain a teaching job and qualify for a work visa in Malaysia the following is standard

  • Criminal record check from within the past 6 months
  • Attested and certified genuine undergraduate degree and above
  • Qualified teacher status for school children between 4-18 years
  • Native English speaker for English teachers, also for via requirements
  • Teaching qualification appropriate for the school age children
  • 2 years plus successful experience teaching that age level
  • Medical exam check for a work visa
  • Age 27 years old plus (Work visa regulation)

Teaching contracts can be from one year upwards with a possible renewable



Taxation in Malaysia for teachers

Taxes are deducted from your salary each month at a progressive rate, depending on how much is earned.

After living in Malaysia for over 180 days you’re eligible for reduced tax payable from your salary, around 20%.

Yes, you must pay higher income taxes for the first 6 months in the country.  Taxes are no straight forward in Malaysia.

The tax year ends on December 31st. Tax returns are generally due between March and May, depending on the official announcement by the Ministry of Finance. Income tax can be paid in three equal instalments.


Cities in Malaysia

Cities in Malaysia                             

20 of the biggest Malaysian cities out of 150 in the country

  Subang Jaya       Cheras
  Kuala Lumpur       Sandakan  
  Klang       Kajang  
  Johor Bahru       Seremban  
  Ampang       Kuantan  
  Ipoh       Tawau  
  Shah Alam       Kuala Terengganu  
  Kuching       Miri  
  Petaling Jaya       Kota Bahru  
  Kota Kinabalu       Selayang Baru  


Malaysia country and facts

With a tropical climate and sunshine most of the year the islands of Malaysia attracts visitors to top class beaches, city living and rural treks in the countryside.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur where there is a good mix of international schools for all ages of children.

Teacher’s salaries pay level in Malaysia allows you to live comfortably in the country.

Should you wish to travel and sight see bordering countries include; Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam all within a short plane trip.

Population: 25, 347, 000 approximately

Area size: 329, 750 sq kms approximately

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Language: Bahasa Melayu

Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters

Currency: Ringgit (MYR)

Country dialling code: + 60

Time zone: GMT + 8 hours

Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz

Emergencies: 994 fire, Ambulance and Police 999


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