Attendance requirement

International Student Attendance Requirement

It is a requirement by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for international students to maintain a minimum 80% (coursework students) or satisfactory (research students) attendance in all classes and a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 throughout their course of study.

Please note that attendance reporting for international students is a mandatory condition for student pass renewal applications. This requirement applies to all international students, even if you are currently outside Malaysia and studying online.

Non-compliance to the attendance requirement (including absence for 3 or more consecutive days without valid supporting documents) will result in:
  • Notification to the police, Ministry of Education Malaysia and Immigration Department of Malaysia; and/or
  • Cancellation / non-renewal of your student pass resulting in your course discontinuation

Attendance system guide for undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) international students

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