If a Single Entry Visa (SEV) is required for your country of origin, apply for one at the nearest Malaysian Embassy or Consulate before making any travel arrangements. Please refer to the Education Malaysia Global Services's website for more information on SEV required countries.
Book a flight to report at Monash University Malaysia about one (1) week prior to Orientation.
Make arrangements for your accommodation.
Submit your arrival and flight details using the Airport Arrival Form. Request for airport pickup 7 days before your departure, if needed.
Buy some local currency – Ringgit Malaysia, if available.
It is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia. It is valid for a single-entry and for a period of 3 months. In order to apply for SEV, you are required to submit the following documents to the nearest Malaysia Embassy/ Consulate in your country:
a copy of Monash Letter of Offer
Visa Approval Letter (VAL issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia
Typically, the fee charged for a new student pass (with 12 months validity) is ~RM2,330.00. It covers the following costs:
Estimated cost (RM)
Application processing fee
Student pass fee
Multiple entry visa fee
Medical screening fee
Medical and health insurance
Effective March 2015, new Indonesian students whose course duration is at least 2 years are now issued with a student pass of 24-month validity. The fee charged for a 24-months student pass is ~RM3,340. It covers the following costs:
You must submit your original passport to the ISP office immediately upon completing the medical screening. Please ensure that you have opened a bank account prior to submitting your passport for endorsement.
In addition to your original passport, please submit the following documents:
A copy of the information page of your passport
A copy of the current entry stamp of your passport
Original acknowledgement receipt from the panel clinic - medical screening
A copy of international certification of vaccination & yellow fever certificate (only applicable to students coming from yellow fever prone countries)
Medical screening comprises general health examination and several tests by a certified medical doctor including blood and urine tests.
All new international students are required to do a post-arrival medical screening. Click here for a list of EMGS appointed clinics or hospitals. You must complete your medical screening and submit your passport to the International Student Pass office within seven (7) days of your arrival for your student pass endorsement.
As a student, you are able to open a bank account with any local bank. However, you need to get a letter from the ISP office in order to apply for a bank account. You must have your original passport with you when you apply for a bank account.
A special pass is a temporary pass issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia. It is usually valid for 14-30 calendar days. If you change your course or the institution of study, you will need to apply for at least one special pass whilst waiting for the approval of your new student pass (for the new course or institution).
Each special pass costs RM100 and you will need to pay for it. The application for a special pass is subject to approval by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
Once your student pass has been endorsed on your passport, you will be issued with an i-Kad, a biometric residence permit which bears your photo and other information to verify your identity. A valid i-Kad is the only substitute identification document for foreign nationals recognised by the Department of Immigration in Peninsular Malaysia and must be kept with you at all times. Note that i-Kad is not a replacement document for international travel or travels between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
i-Kad application will be done simultaneously with the student pass or renewal application. For students who have applied for a one-off student pass, we will submit your i-Kad renewal application directly to EMGS.
The Acknowledgement of Receipt – Passport is a document issued to you by the ISP office upon receipt of your original passport for the processing of your student pass application. It serves as proof that Monash University Malaysia has collected your original passport for endorsement by Immigration Department of Malaysia. You must produce this document when you collect your original passport from the ISP office.
You should stay calm and listen attentively to the police officer. Seek clarification when needed. Produce your original passport and i-Kad, if you are asked to do so. If you have submitted your original passport to the ISP office for processing of student pass application, you should produce the original copy of the Payment Memo and/or Acknowledgement of Receipt – Passport.
If the police requests for further proof of identity, you should inform him/her that you are a student of Monash University Malaysia.
Contact the Monash University Malaysia emergency number at +603 5514 6333 or International Student Support at +6019 272 5859 for assistance.
Yes, you can apply for a refund for the following fees:
Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) Student Pass Application Fee:
Submitted your student pass application through EMGS portal
You have to apply for a refund directly through the EMGS portal
Monash submitted student pass application on your behalf
Monash will apply for a refund directly from EMGS
Refer to EMGS Refund Policy to check the types of fee that are eligible for refund (except medical screening fee and insurance premium fee).
Insurance premium fee if the unutilised insurance period is more than 7 months and there were no claims made under the Insurance Policy. In the event that the student qualifies for a refund, the refundable Insurance Premium Fee will be prorated in accordance with the Insurer’s policy. Approval for a refund is at the discretion of the insurance provider.