The students can only stay back in Malaysia if they have been offered a job by a company. In this scenario, students cannot apply directly to their employment pass. Instead, the process should be initiated by the company/organization. Post-study work is a big deal for most international students today, as they look to self-finance their studies or at times even survive the high expenses of studying abroad. While Malaysia is not anywhere near to being the most expensive study-abroad destination, yet being in a foreign land, more often than not would cost more to study in Malaysia than studying in your native country. So, post-study work in Malaysia is a tempting option for many. The not-so-rosy fact about post-study work in Malaysia is that job opportunities in the country are limited compared to other countries. There are government policies in place that mandate Malaysian citizens be given first preference for job vacancies. This is in addition to restrictions on what sector the international student can work in. All these can make your life a little difficult, but you must not lose hope as certain jobs and sectors are open for you, provided you have an employment pass.