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12 Easy Steps for a Foreign Student to get admission and Student Pass in

Malaysia
1. Select the courses and institutions of your choice
2. Apply for the selected course(s) either through EMGS or directly to the
institutions
3. Receive offer letter(s) from institution(s)
4. Accept the offer letter and confirms admission with the education institution
5. Provide documents and fees to institution including RM1000 as the visa
processing fee and RM250 for medical screening along with immigration and
insurance fees
6. Your institution applies to EMGS on your behalf
7. Visa Approval Letter sent within 14 working days of a complete application
with payment
8. Approach Malaysian Mission in their home country to obtain entry visa
9. Make your travel arrangements and inform the institution of your arrival details
10. Upon arrival meet the institution and provide passport to them
11. Attend Medical Screening within 7 working days
12. Receives Student Pass endorsement within Passport and Medical Insurance
Cover
Student Pass Eligibility
Conditions to be fulfilled by student
A foreign student needs to meet the following criteria to get Student Pass to remain
in Malaysia as a full-time student:

Be accepted for a full-time course of study at a private higher education


institution

Have the financial capability to pay the course fees and other expenses
related to living in Malaysia

Be in good health and of sound character

Wants to visit Malaysia for education purposes only


Student Pass Application Process

All Student Pass applications are processed through EMGS. Once the education
institution approves the students application they can apply for the Student Pass.
The Student must supply the Institution with the following information:

Offer letter from Institution

1 passport size photograph with blue background (3.5cm x 5cm)

1 copy of ALL pages of passport certified in accordance with requirements

The passport must be valid for at least 12 months from the expected date of
entry.

Academic and other certificates certified as a true copy by the institution


issuing the document or a commissioner of oaths, notary public or lawyer

Personal Bond Payment (held by the Institution)

Payment for the following:


EMGS Visa Processing Fee RM1,000
Medical screening fee RM250
Immigration Fees e.g. Student Pass and multiple entry visa fee
Medical Insurance Premium
Upon entry into Malaysia

Original passport to be submitted to Institution on arrival

Attend medical screening within 7 working days from the date of entry

EMGS or your institution will obtain the endorsement of the Pass for you once
you have completed the Medical Screening.
Student Pass Renewal
Renewal of Student Pass
The student pass is usually issued on yearly basis and is renewable until your
course is completed. EMGS will help you to get your student pass renewed each
year.

You have to submit your passport to the Institution in time for an application to
be made no less than 6 weeks before the expiry date of your Student Pass. If you fail
to do so, you may be fined or imprisoned for overstaying by the Malaysian
Immigration Department.

You will have to undergo a Medical Screening for each year of renewal.

In addition you must have an 80% attendance report for the duration of the
current student pass validity period

Academic results that are at least CGPA2.0 for the duration of the current
student pass validity period.

If you fail to meet either of these requirements the institution must issue a
letter of support on your behalf.

A processing fee of RM140 is payable along with fees for Medical Screening,
Insurance Renewal and Immigration.
Working while Studying
Working Part Time while Studying In Malaysia
International students are only permitted to work with the approval of the Department
of Immigration. Students working without permission will be in breach of their
Student Pass and may have their Pass revoked. If you are given permission you
may only work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week during semester
breaks or holidays of more than seven days while studying full-time in Malaysia.
Applications to work must be made through your institution.
Information on Fees
Information about Fees for EMGS and Immigration
EMGS charges a RM1,000 Processing Fee for new or variation (change of course or
college/university) applications and RM140 for renewal.
Why must I pay a processing fee?
EMGS allows institutions and students to apply for multiple courses and processes
the student pass on behalf of applicants. This means that students do not have to
make individual applications to different institutions reapplying and re-entering
information again and again. Neither do students have to bear the burden of
worrying about applying to Immigration themselves. This takes some time and
resources. EMGS is moving the process towards a full digitized and automated
system interfacing with government agencies. EMGS processes applications within
14 working days. This provides institutions and students with certainty and efficiency.
Through the implementation of a robust system of checks EMGS seeks to reduce
incidences of fraud and enhance national security whilst ensuring that those who are
genuinely seeking to study in Malaysia have access to dependable and accurate
information for themselves and their families from the moment they begin their
educational journey.
Medical Screening RM250

Medical Insurance a range of packages are available to students and


dependants
Immigration Fees
These vary from country to country and from application to application. Some of the
fees that are required are listed below but you are advised to check with EMGS or
your institution or the Department of Immigration for the latest charges:

Student Pass RM60 + Multiple Entry Visa Fee by country


Short Courses
Student Pass Application For Courses Less Than Twelve (12) Months That Are
Approved By Ministry Of Higher Education (Short Courses)
International students who wish to study at private institutions of higher education on
courses of less than 12 months approved by the Ministry of Higher Education
(MOHE) are also required to apply for a Student Pass through EMGS.
Once the education institution approves the students application they can apply for
the Student Pass. The Student must supply the Institution with the following
information:

Offer letter from Institution

2 passport size photograph with blue background (3.5cm x 5cm)

1 copies of ALL pages of passport certified in accordance with requirements

Validity of passport must be at least six months or the length of the course,
whichever is longer.

Academic and other certificates certified as a true copy by the institution


issuing the document or a commissioner of oaths, notary public or lawyer

Personal Bond Payment (held by the Institution)


No Objection Certificate (NOC) for international students from Sub-Saharan
Africa (if applicable)

Payment for the following:

i.

EMGS Student Pass Processing Fee


RM500 for courses with course length of six (6) months and

below

RM1,000 for courses with course length of more than six (6)

months

ii.

Immigration Fees e.g. Student Pass, and multiple entry visa

iii.

Medical Screening Fee of RM250

iv.

Medical & Health Insurance Premium We assume that the date of


entry is 30 days before the student pass date given that most students will want to
arrive at least a few weeks before any course start date. Therefore if you are
studying on a course of less than 12 months the insurance premium you purchase
will cover you for an additional month. E.g a 6 month course will require an insurance
premium of 7 months. In the event that you enter the country more than 30 days
before student pass start date, you will be required to pay for any insurance premium
differential as you are required to be insured for the duration of your student pass.
The Insured can apply for a refund of the insurance premium in the event of early
termination. In such circumstances EMGS will require a copy of the shortened Pass
and any refund will be pro-rated on the condition there have been no claims made.
Upon entry into Malaysia

i.

Submit original passport to Institution on arrival

ii.

Pay any other immigration or processing fees that have arisen since the
original application e.g. insurance premium differential

iii.

Attend medical screening within seven (7) days of entering Malaysia at EMGS
appointed panel clinic

iv.

EMGS or your institution will obtain the endorsement of the Pass for you once
you have completed the Medical Screening.