General Student Visa Requirement for Malaysia
October 08, 2019
Students hoping to study in Malaysia will now have to:
1. Be accepted into a higher education institute.
2. Be issued a valid student card.
3. Take a Malay language course within their first year of study in Malaysia.
4. Purchase medical insurance.
Firstly you would have to select an Institution and officially get approved by the institution. If the application is accepted then the institution will help you to apply for a Student Pass prior to your arrival. They will arrange a purchase of medical insurance and extra Malay language classes.
Then a letter of approval for a student pass will then be released by the Malaysian Immigration Department to the educational institution which has offered you a place to study. The educational institution will send the approval letter to you while you are still in your own country.
After receiving approval you will be able to travel but before leaving your country for Malaysia, you must inform the educational institution of your port of entry (airport), flight number, arrival date and time. Upon your arrival at the airport in Malaysia, the educational institution's representative will get you at the immigration check-point at the Malaysian airport. A visa will be issued to you at the entry point in the form of an endorsement on your valid national passport. A Special Pass will be issued at the entry point to refer you to the nearest State Immigration Department for issuance of a Student Pass.
Note: Students from The People's Republic of China are required to obtain their Entry Visa prior to entering Malaysia. Within two weeks of your arrival, the educational institution will submit your passport to the Immigration Department to affix the Student Pass sticker. This process may take about 6 to 8 weeks. Your institute shall provide you with a Student Card upon arrival and at the same time, they will u a medical insurance card.