faq Some Questions About Malaysia
A: No visa is required by Australian, European Union, USA or New Zealand passport holders. All other nationalities MUST apply through The University for a Student Pass Approval Letter, PRIOR to arriving in Malaysia. In the event that you enter Malaysia under Social Visit visa & that you are not allowed to convert to Student Pass visa, you will be required to leave Malaysia before coming in again under proper Single Entry Visa (with reference to Student Pass approval) issued by Malaysian Embassy / High Commission. Student Pass - Any foreigner who wishes to study in Malaysia is required to obtain Student Pass.
- Foreign students are allowed to study in Public or Private Educational Institutions whose courses have been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and the intake of foreign student has the approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- For foreign student who has been offered in the Public Institute of Higher Learning is required to apply through the institute itself.
- For new student in Private Institute of Higher Learning, an application should be made through the official website (E-Student Pass System) of the institute which is registered.
- Application for transfer to another Private Institute of Higher Learning should be made through E-Student Pass System.
- Application for extension of passes should be made through the respective Immigration Office.
A: Malaysian Immigration normally takes 6 – 8 weeks (or more during peak period) to process Student Pass applications. Due to the time consuming process in Student Pass application, applicants are advised to ensure that their documents are complete at the point of application, and to strictly adhere to stipulated Acceptance of Offer & payment due dates to avoid delay.
A: Provided that your current Student Pass has at least SIX weeks from expiry, you may withdraw from your current institution & to proceed with visa curtailment by the institution. Upon curtailment of visa, you are normally given a special pass to allow certain time for you to transfer to another institution (the maximum is up to your initial Student Pass’ expiry). You MUST request your current institution to provide New chosen institute a "Release Letter" upon curtailment of your current Student Pass, in order to commence application for a new / substituting Student Pass for you.
A: Yes you may. You will need to notify by writing to The Registrar about your reasons of not being able to meet the deadlines. Should your application to defer becomes successful, a new Letter of Offer indicating the next available course commencement date will be issued to you.
A: The preliminary medical check-up in is to determine whether you are clear from contagious / communicable / dreaded diseases. The check-up must be done at either Government hospitals or at specialist institutions recognized by the Government.
A: For the benefits of international students, The Universities in Malaysia has made it MANDATORY for international students to be insured under Group Hospitalization & Surgical (GHS) insurance arranged by The Institute. The annual premium & entitlement benefits are of reasonable amount. GHS members are given a Healthcare card each, to serve as a guarantee of payment to the hospitals in case of emergency.
A: Malaysian Immigration allows foreign students to work part-time in Malaysia (on case-to-case basis), with the following conditions: - such employment is only during semester break or public holiday that is more than 7 days;
- you do not work more than 20 hours a week;
- you are only allowed to work in any of these places: hotel, petrol station, mini-mart, and restaurant;
- applications must be made to Malaysian Immigration Headquarters in person and with one representative from The University (travel cost to be borne by the student);
- prior approval is obtained from Malaysian Immigration As such, The University strongly advises that international students prepare sufficient funds from their home country & do not rely on part-time employment in Malaysia for course and living expenses.
A: Currently there are very limited scholarships or financial aid available for international students. The Malaysian Institute rewards students who are academically excellent or being active in community services by giving out special awards. International students are eligible for these awards. However the awards are subject to availability, and are highly competitive.

www.studymalaysia.com (Official Website for International Students)
www.imi.gov.my (Official Immigration Website)
www.malaysia.gov.my (The Malaysian Government‘s Official Portal)
www.universitymalaysia.net (Malaysian Universities Guide)
www.scholars4dev.com (Malaysian Government Scholarships for International Students)
www.tourism.gov.my (Tourism Malaysia: Official Website)
Some quick facts about Malaysia:
Malaysia’s has one of the most well developed infrastructures among Asia’s newly industrializing countries. Malaysia is a haven for students and expatriates who want a safe and comfortable living environment with 21st century amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities, excellent educational institutions, and world-class recreational and sports facilities – at costs much lower than those of other developed countries.
The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo separated by the South China Sea.
Malaysia is administratively divided into 13 States and 3 Federal Territories. The States found in Peninsular Malaysia are Perlis, Kelantan, Kedah, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor. The state of Sabah and Sawarak lies on the Borneo Island. Malaysia’s capital is Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia has a combined population of over 25 million people.
Historically Malaysia is a meeting place for traders from China and India and hence today Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other people live together in peace and harmony.
Although Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially in business, and the English language is a main medium of instruction in private universities and colleges. Malaysia is among the friendliest and most hospitable places in the world to study, work and live in.