MFUC aims at reinforcing the cooperation between France and Malaysia in various fields of higher education and research.

MFUC acts as a facilitator and assists higher educational institutions from both countries to establish partnerships, joint degrees and/or student exchanges.

MFUC also provides assistance to students who wish to pursue their studies in France, and provides assistance towards the mutual recognition of degrees in both countries.

MFUC focuses in promoting educational cooperation between Malaysia and France, and provides the interface between Malaysian and French higher educational institutions.

We assist students to:

  • achieve their ambition by identifying suitable programmes;
  • identify joint PhD opportunities;
  • complete the registration process;
  • prepare their stay in France; and
  • facilitate their internship placements.

We assist universities to:

  • identify partners for their projects;
  • enter a dynamic network;
  • create twinning programmes;
  • benefit from successful experiences;
  • achieve inter-governmental degree recognition; and
  • further enhance their academic resources.


On 3rd November 1972, the Governments of Malaysia and France signed a cultural and technical cooperation agreement in an effort to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

Following the agreement and subsequent visits by leaders of the two countries, a Memorandum of Understanding was initiated in the year 2000 to enhance the cooperation between Malaysia and France in the field of education.

In 2003, Malaysian Prime Minister YBhg. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and French President Mr Jacques Chirac agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education.

YBhg. Prime Minister Tun Mahathir and H.E. Jacques Chirac