Visa and Travel Guidelines
As per the rules and regulations of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, international students must have a Student Pass to study in Malaysia. Government agencies which are responsible include the Malaysian Immigration Department and the international Malaysian diplomatic missions namely Malaysian High Commission/Embassies/Consulates
Visa Requirements for International Students in Malaysia
Student Pass: Visa requirements are clearly outlined for foreign students. Prior to commencing with their studies, students must apply for a Student Pass. Applications for the same are made via the institution granting admission to Education Malaysia. Following successful application for the Student Pass, students get a single entry visa through the Malaysian Embassy or High Commission within their home country. Education Malaysia does not carry out visa processing and the local diplomatic mission is in charge for the same. Entry requirements have been established by the Immigration Department.
Criteria for Foreign Students: The following criteria need to be met by foreign students.
Firstly, they should have a study offer from a Malaysian higher educational institution (either private or public). They should also have the financial capacities to pay course fees and other expenses while studying in Malaysia. Students should be in good health and possess outstanding moral character. They should also reside in Malaysia for educational purposes alone.
Student Pass application processing: Student Pass applications are processed through EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services) . Following the approval of a student’s application by an educational institution, application can be made for the Student Pass. The documents required for the students should include offer letter from institutions, passport size photo with blue background, copy of passport pages certified in accordance with requirements, academic and other important certificates.