Study in Malaysia

Malaysia has grown tremendously and has become a more developed country over the years since her independence 48 years ago. It has soared like an eagle, evolving into a high technology nation with her own Silicon Valley and, her many high technology buildings, some of which were built to depict the rich heritage of Malaysia, like the Petronas Twin Towers. Malaysia has experienced a steady economic progression and rapid infrastructural development of which Malaysians are truly proud.

The affordable cost of tertiary quality education is one of the good reasons why international students should choose Malaysia to study in. Your education cost is made up of course fees which include tuition fees and other study fees payable to the institution, depending on what you are studying and the duration of your course/study programme, and other components like the living expenses which will depend on which location you are staying in, your type of accommodation and your lifestyle.

Malaysia educational system provides a world – class education and employment opportunities for international students. Most of the Malaysia universities are affiliated with UK universities. Studying in Malaysia and earn UK degree will really make you stand out from the crowd. The cost of studying and living is much cheaper than other countries. Malaysia student visa for Indians is much easier to get than USA or UK. Malaysia student visa rules are very much reasonable and most of the Indian students can easily get Malaysia visa.


Malaysia Visa Guidelines

As an international students required to get the student visa and we recommend that students submit the application form and the Registration and Visa processing fee, it will take 4 – 12 weeks for Malaysia Immigration to process the Visa application for International Students.

Documents required for application & visa processing

The documents required for Malaysia student visa for Indians are as follows:

1. A complete application form of universities in Malaysia (for all Courses)
2. Medical Health Examination form
3. All academic certificate and transcript from secondary school level (equivalent to O’ level or A’ Level) to the highest qualification that they have. (Certified copies)
4. 10 pcs passport sized photographs with white background
5. 3 set passport photocopies, all pages including blank page
6. Registration fee.


Living expense in Malaysia

Accommodation (shared): Rs. 4000/month
Food cost in Malaysia: Rs. 3000/month
Public transport: Rs. 1000/month
Books & Stationary: Rs. 1000/month
Entertainment Cost: Rs. 1000/month
Misc: Rs. 2000/month
Total Expense for one month: Rs. 12,000/month

Living cost in Malaysia is very cheap; the above information is just for an idea. Mostly the living expense will be much cheaper than our estimation.


Part time jobs in Malaysia

Although the Malaysian Government does allow International Students to work for a limited time during their studies in Malaysia, International Students are advised not to depend solely on this to support their entire studies in Malaysia. The small income derived from the part time work is merely to supplement their pocket money.

Guidelines for part-time work for Non-Malaysian students:

Beginning 15 February 2005, Non-Malaysian students are allowed to work part-time, subject to the terms and conditions below.

Non-Malaysian students are allowed to work on a part-time basis during semester breaks, festive holidays or more than seven days of holiday for a maximum of 20 hours a week.

Non-Malaysian students are permitted to work in restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels except in the following positions: cashier, singer, masseur, musician, Guest Relations Officer or any activity deemed to be immoral.

Students wishing to work must have a valid “Student Pass”

Application process for approval of part-time work

1. Non-Malaysian students who intend to work part-time in Malaysia, must submit:

– – A photocopy of their passport (pages containing information of the bearer and the valid Student Pass pages)
– – Address, Contact number and letter from the prospective employer
– – RM120.00 (Non returnable processing fee)

2. The application to work part-time must be forwarded by the representative of the Educational Institution, in the presence of the student at the Immigration Department Headquarters Malaysia. The University must provide a supporting letter allowing the Non-Malaysian student to work, and which includes the dates of the semester breaks.

3. Students will be interviewed, after which the application will be either approved/declined.

4. The passport of students whose application has been approved will be endorsed accordingly.

The Director General of Immigration Malaysia has the right to approve or reject any Non-Malaysian student’s application to work under section 9 (1) (a) Immigration Act 1959 / 1963 Amendment 2002.

The University is required to forward the student’s academic progress report every 3 months and to report students who do not attend classes, to the Immigration Department for further action.

The extension of the approval to work will only be given if the student maintains good academic achievement. The University must be informed immediately of any change to employment.


After study options in Malaysia

After completion of studies in Malaysia, You do not apply for the work permit yourself. Your prospective employer applies it on your behalf. You just wait for the “landing order” from the Immigration Department of Malaysia which will be forwarded to you by your employer. The actual cost should be less than US$500.00 [visa fee, levy, work permit fee & processing charges, medical screening depending on circumstances, and is paid for by your employer.