FAQs for international student attendance requirement

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Yes. It is mandatory for all international students to record their attendance.

Monash University Malaysia is required to provide your attendance record to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia periodically. The government has enforced strict rules where all international students must maintain a minimum attendance of 80% across all enrolled units as a condition for the annual renewal of the Student Pass.

The campus is required to notify the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE), the Police (for Absence for three or more consecutive days without a valid reason) and the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Yes, it is mandatory for you to record attendance. Only those with a Permanent Resident (MyPR) or Malaysian nationality card can be exempted from this requirement.

Students who missed classes due to medical reasons or any other reasons are required to provide a copy of valid supporting document/(s) to the relevant lecturer/tutor and request for their attendance to be recorded as 'Absent - Sick' or 'Absent - Others' in the system. Student will then submit the ORIGINAL document (medical certificate or any supporting document/(s)) to Course Management Office for their record and safe keeping.

Missing classes without producing medical certificates or relevant supporting documents will be considered as "Absent-no reason".

You could still have your attendance recorded. If you are unable to have your attendance recorded, please email to malaysia-attendance@monash.edu and provide your full name, Monash ID, date/time of class on the relevant unit code.

Yes, it is mandatory. This is to avoid any future difficulty that may arise, if and when you apply for another course at Monash Malaysia or another institution in Malaysia. Or in the event that you need to renew your Student Pass, as you are unable to pass all units and/or complete all course requirements in a timely manner due to unexpected circumstances such as failure to sit for examinations or undertaking intermission due to health or other reasons.

Attendance can be marked using the computers available in the computer labs and the library.

Please email malaysia-attendance@monash.edu to provide details of the classes such as name, Monash ID, date/time of class and the unit code.

Please check your attendance record in the attendance system regularly. Sometimes, it may take a few days for your attendance to be updated.

You are able to check your attendance record for the current and previous semester by using the attendance system.

Please inform your lecturer or tutor immediately. It is best that your lecturer/tutor be informed during the class.

The following are ways to avoid clashes:

  • Select different schedule for the lecture/tutorial/lab/class that has a timetable clash.
  • Change your units. You may need to seek advice from your Course Management Office.

If you have enrolled for an exchange program this semester, you are advised to withdraw from the units enrolled at Monash Malaysia, so that they will not be on the attendance system.

Please notify your Course Management Office (CMO) that you will be going on exchange for your records to be updated.

You must select from the available time slots for your tutorials. In the event that the tutorial slots available at that time clash with your other units

a) please consult your Course Management Office (CMO) to discuss about this; or

b) discuss with the lecturer/tutor whose class(es) you would like to be in; and

c) email malaysia-attendance@monash.edu to request for your name to be added to the attendance system, so that you could record your attendance.

Please check the Principal dates on the Monash website.  If you discontinued a unit after the stipulated deadline, attendance record for that unit will stay in the system to match the unit on academic transcript.

If you have discontinued a unit before the stipulated deadline and it is still showing up, or the discontinued unit is still requiring an attendance update, please email malaysia-attendance@monash.edu.

Attendance for replacement classes would be recorded and taken into account when considering your overall attendance record. It is your responsibility to attend regular and replacement classes to maintain a minimum 80% attendance as a condition of your Student Pass.

The Course Management office (CMO) will notify you via email if:

a) you fail to attend classes for more than 3 consecutive days
b) your accumulated attendance is less than 80%

You are required to meet the appointed School Staff for counselling.

Attendance of international students for units taken in Winter (in June-July) is not tracked or reported.

For a unit enrolled in Winter, you will not receive any notification from Course Management Office (CMO) should your attendance be unsatisfactory.