To obtain a Malaysian student visa, a student first needs to apply for a Student Pass via the Education Malaysia Global Services. Once they have an approved provisional Student Pass, they will be issued a student visa upon the point of entry into Malaysia. They will receive a full Student Pass once in the country. It usually takes 7-8 weeks for the student pass to be processed in Malaysia.
In order to study in Malaysia, there are a few eligibility requirements which need to be met by the applicant:
- International students must have completed at least 12 years of education.
- Students must have undergone a national or international examination recognized by the respective Ministry of Education in order to be applicable for a Malaysia student visa.
- In the situation that the student visa applicant has completed his or her prior education in an English-speaking country, scores for exams such as SAT, GRE, GMAT etc. are not required.
Apart from this, the candidate must meet the individual Malaysian institution eligibility requirements in order to be applicable for a Malaysia student visa.
A student seeking admission to a Malaysian institution can easily apply for a student visa for Malaysia online through the official Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) online. The various Malaysia student visa fees for the student visa application differ in accordance to the type of course and the type of institution for which the student is seeking to pursue education in Malaysia for. Additionally, medical insurance is a compulsory aspect of any student visa application for a Malaysia student visa. In addition to the visa, a student seeking to study in Malaysian institutions are required to obtain an I-Kad which is an official Malaysian identity card. The average processing duration for a student visa for Malaysia is around 5-6 days. This student visa application processing time may vary slightly for different situations and application center locations.
Our Visa team is fully equipped and experienced to guide you through the process. Please connect with our Relationships team and our Visa team, should you need any assistance with your student Visa.