The University of Southampton has a global reputation for academic excellence, and we have established a branch campus within the EduCity development in Iskandar Malaysia to enable more students to experience our world-class education.
Student Visa requirements for Malaysia
Requirements to Apply for a Malaysian Student Visa:
- Student visa application form completed and signed by the applicant
- Offer letter from the chosen educational institution approved by the pass & permit division in the Immigration Headquarters of Malaysia
- Two passport-sized photographs
- Two photocopies of your Passport
- Academic transcript(s) of records
- Proof of full-time course of study approved by the Minister of Home Affairs
- Proof of financial capability to meet course and other expenses
- Health certificate
- Evidence of security and personal bond
- Students have to show their approval letters upon arrival
Steps in Applying for a Student Visa:
The Malaysian government has made the process of the application for a student visa pass easy for anyone who wants to study in abroad, as students do not have to contact their local Embassy of Malaysia no more.
The steps are as follows:
Contact the institution directly
Students can apply for a student pass directly from the chosen institution and can submit their application form directly to the particular institution.
Students’ passports must be valid for more than 1 year. If it is shorter than that period, their student pass will not be processed.
Wait for the confirmation of acceptance
Prospective students will be informed of their application status by the Immigration Department in Malaysia through the educational institution that one has chosen. The notification of acceptance is usually sent within a week (7 days).
Send the necessary documents
Students will need to submit all the necessary visa documents to get the student pass to study in Malaysia and send those documents to the respective institution.
The institution will send you a letter confirming your student pass
A letter of approval for student passes will be released by the Malaysian Immigration Department and be delivered to the institution upon their acceptance. The institution will then send this approval letter to students.
Inform the institution
Before entering Malaysia, students must inform the institution about their airport location, flight number, and arrival date and time. A representative from the institution will greet them at the immigration checkpoint at the Malaysian airport. Next, students’ visas will be issued to them via an endorsement on their valid national passports.
Wait for your Student Pass sticker
Within 2 weeks, students ‘ passports will be submitted to the Immigration Department and a student pass sticker will be affixed to them.
Student Visa and Pass Fees:
The expected visa fees do not exceed more than the US $29.41. Student passes usually cost around US $17.65.
Once students have completed all the steps, they are now officially enrolled in and ready to study at the chosen Malaysian institution.