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Studying in UTHM

Can I study part time?

Under current rules, except for mobility programmes, international students can only enrol for full-time courses. However, your actual schedule depends on your academic course. Students often find ample time in between lectures and coursework to pursue hobbies and other interests.

Travels are quick and easy, so going on a short holiday is a luxury everyone can afford. In between studies, students can also work part-time when they are on a semester break or holiday period of more than 7 days. 

Can I pursue two degrees at the same time?

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How much does an everage student visa application cost ?

MYR 1,060 (approximately USD 240) non-refundable visa processing fee, although selected institutions are entitled to rebates.

MYR 579 for subsequent document processing, refundable in the event of an unsuccessful application.

You will be required to subscribe to a medical insurance plan. For more information about the insurance plans available, click here.

You can also calculate your full costs here

Does every International student need a student pass to study in Malaysia?
Can I Apply for a student pass directly or do I have to apply through my institution?
If my student pass application is rejected, can I get a refund for the application processing fee?

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Do I need entry visa to Malaysia?

A visa is required to gain entry into Malaysia. Some countries are exempted from this requirement.

How long will it take to get a VAL?
How does one get an entry visa into Malaysia?
What are the documents required to apply for a student pass (VAL)?
When and how can I pay for my Student Pass, VAL application and processing fee?
What is Student Pass?
How long does it take to get an entry visa from the Malaysian Embassy?
When do I get a student pass/sticker endorsed into my passport?
What happens if I overstay?
UTHM said that they cannot create a new application as my previous application is still active?
Do I need to exit the country if I want to change from employment pass/dependent pass/MM2H to student pass?
I am married to Malaysia citizen, do I need a student pass?
My VAL has expired and I did not come to Malaysia. Now I want to come and study. What should I do?
I do not want to study anymore, how can I cancel my application?
What is an eVAL?
Can I study on my social visit/tourist visa?
Whats is an i-KAD?


Can I study on my social visit/tourist visa?

No, this is not permitted. International students are only permitted to study full time courses in Malaysia with a valid student pass issued by the Immigration Department.

If you enter Malaysia with a social pass, you will be asked to exit Malaysia and re-enter with a Visa Approval Letter

Can I stay in Malaysia after performing my Pre-VAL Medical screening in Malaysia?
I am on a special pass. Can I be given a special pass once my social pass expires during my VAL application?


What is medical screening?

Medical screening is a health check that consists of a general examination by the examining doctor, blood and urine tests as well as a chest x-ray examination.

A medical examination is required for all international students before arrival into Malaysia with the exception of students who are enrolling into Public Universities.

In addition, a Post arrival medical examination is mandatory for international students and you are required to attend and complete the medical examination at EMGS’s approved panel of clinics/hospitals within 7 days from your date of entry into Malaysia. Students enrolling into Malaysia Public Universities can attend the medical screening at clinics located in their universities.

Why do I have to undergo a Malaysian medical screening procedure?
What are the consequences if I do not attend the medical examination?