You can start applying for a Student Pass (Visa) after you’ve accepted your offer. Please initiate your student pass application as early as 4 months but no later than 2 months before orientation, as per advised in the offer letter. Students from those countries that requires Single Entry Visa (SEV) should apply at least 2 months before their orientation dates as SEV application can takes up to 1 month depending on their countries.
All applications are lodged through the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) portal. Please ensure that you have prepared the following softcopy documents for your student pass application:
The Immigration Department of Malaysia will issue a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) if your application is approved.
Once you have submitted your application, Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) and Immigration Department of Malaysia will process and review your application. If approved, you will be issued an Visa Approval Letter. Approval for your VAL will take approximately 6 weeks but may differ and is at the discretion of EMGS and the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
You may track your application and download the Visa Approval letter here.
You need to present your VAL and a copy of your offer letter to immigration officials as part of the airport-arrival process, so don’t leave home without it. Read through the airport arrival process and our before-you-leave checklist to ensure your arrival in Malaysia goes smoothly.
You may have to obtain a Single Entry Visa (SEV) from a Malaysia Representative Office nearest to you before entering Malaysia. You can only do so after you have obtained your eVAL. Kindly note that only countries listed here require a SEV to travel to Malaysia. For countries without the Malaysia Representative Office, you can obtain the Visa on Arrival for Students (VOAS) at entry point. Entry-visa will take approximately two weeks to be issued.
Note: if you require a Single Entry Visa to travel to Malaysia but you are not in your home country, you approach the nearest Malaysian embassy to obtain a Single Entry Visa.
To apply for SEV, please prepare the following documents for submission to the nearest Malaysian Embassy/Consulate in your country:
Refer here for current travel advice from EMGS. Ensure that you have checked with the Malaysian Embassy or High Commission nearest to you before finalising your travel plans.
Have the following documents (and a copy of) with you upon arrival in Malaysia:
Special Pass Stamp
Endorsed Student Pass and iKad
Below are the charges for loss or damage of the i-Kad:
Loss (1st request)
Loss (2nd request)
Loss (3rd request)
For further information, please check the FAQs here.