Academic cooperation between Malaysia and Senegal does not yet have a legal basis. The Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Senegal in the field of Higher Education is currently under negotiation.

As part of this cooperation, twenty (20) scholarships were awarded for the 2016/2017 academic year to the Senegalese Party during the visit of the Malaysian Minister of Higher Education to Dakar from May 9 to 12, 2016, Dato’Seri Idriss Jusoh.

There is also cooperation with private institutions. Thus, Binary University has awarded 10 scholarships to the foundation to serve Senegal.

In addition, several Senegalese students enroll directly in Malaysian private universities.

In total, Senegal currently has 63 students on Malaysian soil.