International Students

All the information you need about Malaysia, admission process and everything else in between.

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About Malaysia

 

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With its diverse mix of ethnicities and tropical weather all year long, Malaysia is a place unlike any other. Located in Southeast Asia, the country is a melting pot of culture, food and celebrations, besides having blessed with world-famous tourist attractions all over the country.

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis that never sleeps. With Petronas Twin Towers as the major landmark decorating its skyline, the city also boasts a well-connected public transportation, besides being one of the greatest shopping destinations in the region.

Cyberjaya

Only thirty minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre is Cyberjaya, Malaysia’s first multimedia intelligent city. Together with Putrajaya, the new administrative capital of the Federal Government, Cyberjaya forms the nucleus of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and within close distance from Multimedia University Cyberjaya are shared global service offices of multinational giants such as DHL, HSBC and Shell.

As a model intelligent Cybercity, the modern Cyberjaya is supported by advanced telecommunications infrastructure and facilities within a green environment of parks as no other in the country. With a neighbourhood mall, cafes and serviced apartments just a short walk away, living in Cyberjaya guarantees a well-balanced lifestyle both for students and professionals.

Melaka

Melaka, known as the historical city of Malaysia, is a land of many sights and attractions. Only two hours away from Kuala Lumpur, this UNESCO World Heritage Site bears many significant historical sites, having being colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British from 1511 till 1945. The state is reachable via public transportation such as express bus services and taxis, through the PLUS highway.

With its status as one of the major tourist sites of the country, Melaka is charming with its own mix of Old World Heritage and modern complexities. With a slower pace of lifestyle compared to other major cities, sights such as people cycling to get to places and people drinking a cup of coffee at a renovated-Peranakan-house-turned-cafe are common, making it one of the most unique places in the country.

Johor

Nusajaya is one of the five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia – a 550,000-acre economic corridor three times the size of Singapore. Iskandar Malaysia is envisioned to become a sustainable metropolis of international standing by 2025. Spanning 24,000 acres, Nusajaya is undisputedly the largest urban integrated development in Southeast Asia.

Strategically located in the epicenter of the new economic Asia, Nusajaya is served by two international airports and five seaports. With developments such as EduCity and LEGOLAND within the vicinity, it is a new type of city where the social and community areas plus intrinsic needs such as safety and security, transportation, convenience and enriched lifestyle form an integral part of a township.

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Entering Malaysia

It is compulsory for all international students who study in Malaysia to obtain approval of Student Pass and Visa. Without Visa Approval Letter (VAL), International Students are not allowed to enter Malaysia. The application must be made through Multimedia University.

More information about entering Malaysia?

Malaysian Immigration Department

 Documents Required for Application of Student Pass International students who have been accepted to study at Multimedia University (MMU) are required to apply for a Student Pass.

Document checklist for Student Pass

Checking Status of Student Pass Application Obtaining Visa Approval Letter (VAL) from Immigration Department
The processing time for the Student Pass is around 6 to 8 weeks. Students can check the status of the application at EMGS

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by sending an email to :
visacyber@mmu.edu.my (Cyberjaya Campus)
visamelaka@mmu.edu.my (Melaka Campus).
In all correspondences, students must state their full name and MMU ID number (as stated on the top right hand corner of the offer letter).

Note :
Multimedia University will not be liable in the delay of getting the Visa Approval Letter OR if the application for Student Pass is rejected by the Immigration Department of Malaysia for any reasons
Once application has been approved, the Immigration Department of Malaysia will issue a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) to the students concerned. The university will notify students once approval has been received. Students must provide complete address and contact number if they wish to receive the original VAL.

Before Entering Malaysia

Applying for an Entry Visa

Students who have been granted the visa approval letter must apply for an entry visa from the nearest Malaysian Embassy or Malaysian Consulate Office in their country before traveling to Malaysia. Without an entry visa, you will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.

Requirement for an Entry Visa at the Immigration

Immunization Certificate

Students from South America and Africa are required to possess a valid Immunization Certificate for Yellow Fever not less than ten (10) days before they enter Malaysia. Students will not be allowed to enter Malaysia without the valid immunization certificate.

Arrival Notification

Students must notify the University of their Arrival Details at least seven (7) working days before the traveling date to Malaysia. Arrival notification must be sent to visacyber@mmu.edu.my (Cyberjaya Campus) or visamelaka@mmu.edu.my (Melaka Campus). A representative from MMU will meet the students at the Airport.

Changes in Arrival Details

Please notify us at least 48 hours earlier (excluding weekend) if there are any changes in your arrival itinerary. You may call MMU officers at the numbers mentioned below or email us at visacyber@mmu.edu.my or visamelaka@mmu.edu.my

Cyberjaya Campus : Mobile : +60136228290 / Office : +603 8312 5960 / 5275 (during office hours).
Melaka Campus : Mobile : +601760207670 / Office : +606 252 3196 / 3738 / 4015 (during office hours).

Confirm Accommodation Arrangement

You must confirm your accommodation arrangement before traveling to Malaysia. Otherwise, you may have to stay at the nearest hotel while looking for an accommodation. You are required to liaise with the accommodation provider to confirm your arrangement.

Upon arrival in Malaysia

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Immigration Clearance

Upon arrival, please proceed to Immigration counter for clearance. Do not wait at student waiting area. The copy of Visa Approval Letter and MMU Offer Letter must be hand carried to be presented to the Immigration Officer at the immigration check point. (Please prepare additional copy of each document for Immigration reference)

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Duration of Stay Permitted By Immigration Authorities

You must take note of the entry date and the permitted duration of stay which are stamped in your passports by an Immigration officer.

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Meeting Point with MMU Officer :

MMU Officer will meet you at the Arrival Hall. Please call the following numbers should you face any difficulties during the Immigration clearance or if you are not able to find MMU officer.
Cyberjaya Campus: Mobile :
+60136228290 / Office : +603 8312 5960 / 5275 (during office hours).Melaka Campus: Mobile : +601760207670 / Office : +606 252 3196 / 3738 / 4015 (during office hours).

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Making Your Own Way to the University

Do let us know if you are making your own way to the university.In the event that you have missed the officer from MMU, you can take a taxi directly to the university. Use taxis under the official taxi company “AIRPORT LIMOUSINE SDN BHD”. The counter for “AIRPORT LIMOUSINE SDN BHD” is located immediately before the exit to the arrival hall. The current TAXI FARES* charged are as follows:

  • KLIA to MMU (Cyberjaya campus) – RM75.00*
  • KLIA TO MMU (Melaka campus) – RM165.00*

*Fares are subject to change.

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Reporting to University

Student is required to report to the university on the next working day after your arrival.
You are encouraged to immediately inform your family about your arrival.

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Post Medical Screening and Submission of Passports for Issuance of Student Pass Sticker

Student must go for a Post-Arrival Medical Screening at the appointed EMGS panel clinic within seven (7) working days of your arrival date to Malaysia.
You must submit your passport to the Visa Unit within seven (7) working days of your arrival to Malaysia to get the Student Pass and Visa sticker endorsed in your passport

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Student Pass and Visa

The University is obliged to check that the visa student hold permits study in Malaysia and is appropriate for the course student want to study. The Student Pass and Visa is valid for a specified period determined by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

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Renewal of Student Pass

 

Monitoring the expiry date of the Student Pass is the student responsibility. Student must apply to renew the Student Pass three (3) months before the expiry date of the Student Pass.
A penalty will be imposed on student who fails to submit renewal application within reasonable time frame.
Student must maintain a satisfactory result and attendance report in order to renew the student pass. EMGS and Malaysian Immigration Department has the right to reject application for any of the case below:

  1. Passport with less than 12 months validity
  2. Poor academic result [Below 2.0 (UG) / 3.0 (PG)]
  3. Poor attendance report (Below 80%)
  4. Exceeded duration of study

 
Normally, it takes around 6 to 8 weeks for renewal process. Student is advised not to confirm any travel arrangement during the processing time and before student obtains the sticker of the student pass.

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Reapplication of Student Pass

Student needs to reapply Student Pass under the following situations:

  1. Change of Program
  2. Progression to next level of studies for example progressing from Diploma to Degree level
  3. Student Pass has expired more than 3 months
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Cancellation of Student Pass & Check out Memo

Cancellation of Student Pass and application for Check-Out Memo is compulsory for students with any of the following statuses:

  1. Completion of study / Graduated
  2. Withdrawn
  3. Terminated
  4. Dismissed
  5. Discontinued

Leaving without cancelling the student pass pass / applying for the Check-Out Memo is an offence and will result in student:

  1. Not able to collect the Completion Certificate or the course certificate (Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D.)
  2. Forfeiting student’s deposit payment.
  3. Blacklisted by the Malaysian Immigration Department, affecting all future visits to Malaysia.
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Overstay on a Student Pass

Overstaying on a student pass is an offence in Malaysia. Under Section 15(4) Immigration Act 1959/63, penalty for overstaying on student pass are as follow:

  1. Compound up to RM3,000; and/or detained at Detention Camp up to 14 days; or
  2. Penalty up to RM10,000; and/or a jail term up to 5 years
  3. Blacklisted from entering Malaysia for up to 5 years;
  4. Immediate Deportation

Please refer to the Visa Unit to get further advice and guidance in student Pass and Visa Matters.

Insurance

Insurance Cover

It is compulsory for student to have a valid insurance policy throughout his/her stay in Malaysia. Stay protected all round the clock wherever you are. It is imperative that you monitor the expiry date of your Student Insurance Policy to ensure you are always covered.

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Studying in Malaysia

Besides living in a multicultural society, studying in Malaysia comes with plenty of benefits for international students.

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High quality of life

With modern public transportation systems and highly interconnected highways, getting around Malaysia is fairly easy. Malaysia is also with state-of-the-art healthcare medical facilities, vibrant parks and world-famous shopping malls that are sure to guarantee it as a great place to live.

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Various food options

Malaysia is one of the world’s best destination for a gastronomical adventure. With its eclectic mix of cultures and races, a wide range of cuisines that are also halal and vegetarian are available easily, with dishes such as Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai halal hailed as local favourites.

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Wide usage of English

English is the second language for many Malaysians, and most signages and government information that you would need are available in the language. Private English language courses are also widely accessible with affordable fees.

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Great travel destinations

All work and no play? From idyllic islands to towering skyscrapers, Malaysia’s best tourist spots are only a flight or a bus trip away. With its tagline “Malaysia, Truly Asia” the country offers something for everyone that will surely satisfy even the most discerning travellers.

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Cost of Living

Cyberjaya Campus
Cyberjaya Campus
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Accommodation
On-campus:
RM 200 – RM 250 per month
(shared room – 2 to 3 students per room)
On-campus is limited and is subject to availability. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis and students are allowed to stay up to the end of the academic year, which normally ends on April.
Off-campus:
RM 300 – RM 500
(per month for a room)
RM 1500 – RM 2000
(per month for a 3- room house/apartment – unfurnished)
RM 1800 – RM 2800
(per month for a 3-room house/apartment – partly furnished)
Note:
Prospective tenants will have to sign a Tenancy Agreements for a minimum of 12 months stay together with upfront payment of rental pre-payment and security deposits, which could be equivalent to three to four months rental.

 

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Food

RM 500 – RM 750

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Utilities

RM 100 – RM 200

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Internal Travel (by bus)

RM 100 – RM 150

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Books

RM 1500 (per year)

Melaka Campus
Melaka Campus
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Accomodation
On-campus(Melaka):
RM 200 – RM 250
(shared room – 2 to 3 students per room)
On-campus is limited and is subject to availability. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis and students are allowed to stay up to the end of the academic year, which normally ends on April.
Off-campus:
RM 250 – RM 450
(per month for a room)
RM 800 – RM 1200
(per month for a 3-room house/apartment – unfurnished)
RM 1200 – RM 1500
(per month for a 3-room house/apartment – partly furnished)
Note:
Prospective tenants will have to sign a Tenancy Agreements for a minimum of 12 months stay together with upfront payment of rental pre-payment and security deposits, which could be equivalent to three to four months rental.

 

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Food

RM 500 – RM 750

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Utilities

RM 100 – RM 200

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Internal Travel (by Bus)

RM 100 – RM 150

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Books

RM 1500 (per year)

Johor Campus
Johor Campus
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Accomodation
On-campus:
RM 450 – RM 1000
(shared room – 2 students per room)
On-campus is limited and is subject to availability. Places will be allocated based on certain selection criterias and students are allowed to for one year depending on their intake date
Off-campus:
RM 400 – RM 1000
(per month for a room)
RM 1500 – RM 2000
(per month for a 3-room house/apartment – unfurnished)
RM 1800 – RM 3000
(per month for a 3-room house/apartment – partly furnished)
Note:
Prospective tenants will have to sign a Tenancy Agreements for a minimum of 12 months stay together with upfront payment of rental pre-payment and security deposits, which could be equivalent to three to four months rental.

 

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Food

RM 500 – RM 750

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Utilities

RM 100 – RM 200

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Internal Travel (by bus)

RM 100 – RM 150

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Book

RM 1500 (per year)