|Document Requirement for NEW Application
|Original or copy of offer letter
|1 passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm).
Refer to the Photo Requirement Guidelines below.
|Student Passport Copy:
|Accademic Transcripts and Certificates
|A copy of the Academic Transcripts and relevant certificates.
|Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report
|Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report from student’s home country if screening was done at a non-EMGS registered overseas clinic (as applicable). A copy of the Lab Report and the Chest X-ray Report should be attached. All should be completed in the English Language.
|Personal Bond Form (Submitted by the Institutions)
|Personal bond stamped by In-land Revenue Board (IRB)/LHDN as per EMGS template appearing on the EMGS website or generated through EMGS system)
Note: The Personal bond (hard copy) can be submitted by the institution after the student has arrived in Malaysia for the Student Pass endorsement. If the Personal bond is submitted before VAL is issued, any errors found will not affect the VAL approval process; however institutions are advised to make the necessary corrections before the student pass sticker endorsement stage.
|Letter of Eligibility
|No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Letter of Eligibility (LOE) if the student is from Sudan and Iran respectively. The document should be applied for by the institution from the respective Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Post-arrival Medical Screening
New international students are required to attend a medical screening at a panel clinic in Malaysia within 7 daysof their arrival date.
You can find a list of panel clinics HERE.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: EMGS will not be able to initiate the process of student pass endorsement and supporting letter issuance for sticker endorsement purposes in the event that the international students fail to undergo the in-country screening
It is recommended that international students take the vaccines listed in the health Examination Form and produce the international certificate of vaccinations to the institution for visa approval letter application purposes. Please note that a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all international students coming from or who have transited for more than 12 hours through countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Travelers without the certificate will be quarantined upon arrival in Malaysia.
Other vaccination requirements will be imposed from time to time (e.g. SARS, H1N1).
Before coming to Malaysia, make sure you know that:
You need to get your VISA Approval Letter (VAL) before leaving your country because in case your social pass expires before your Student Pass is approved, you will have to leave and re-enter Malaysia.
Note that all students and visitors to Malaysia are subject to the Immigration Act 1959/63.
It is your responsibility to remember when your Student Pass expires. You need to submit application for your Student Pass extension two (2) months before the expiry date.
Failing to do so may cause you to be compounded for overstaying in Malaysia by the Immigration Department.
You are strongly advised to renew your passport at your country’s Embassy, High Commission, Diplomatic or Consulate Office in Kuala Lumpur in order to facilitate transfer of Student Pass endorsement from your old passport to the new one. You may also seek further advise from the Student and Alumni Affairs (SAA) on this matter.
When returning to Malaysia from your holiday, you need to ensure that your Student Pass is still valid for no less than one (1) month from the date you re-enter Malaysia. You are advised to inform the Student Affairs Department by email them to [email protected] on the details of your travel plans and the length of your stay abroad.
The Immigration Department of Malaysia allows International students to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week while studying in Malaysia and only during semester breaks which are more than 7 days long.
However, students need to obtain an approval from Immigration Department of Malaysia. International Students are not allowed to work in Malaysia during their studies.
Note: The information above is valid at the time of writing. Check with your local Malaysian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate that this information is still up to date, as immigration rules change from time to time. You can also check from the Malaysian Immigration website at www.imi.gov.my.
Inform Student Affairs Department at least 10 days in advance before your departure from your country and provide us with the following information:
Note: SDCKL will not be responsible for any cancellation or delays if the instructions above are not followed.
Important documents to bring with you:
An officer from SDCKL shall receive you at the KLIA1 at the stipulated time (9.00 am – 10.00 pm)
The SDCKL officer shall hold a signage of “SDCKL” at the immigration counter. The officer will assist you for immigration clearance.
Reminder: Immigration officers will not release the student without the presence of an SDCKL officer to identify and acknowledge the student.
You must be ready with the following documents:
Upon completion of the Immigration Clearance procedure, SDCKL officer shall assist you in settling at SDCKL.
The main campus of SDCKL is situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Easy access to transport is offered by the availability of light rail transit (LRT), electric train, bus, and taxi services.
You will get acquainted with the city and its neighbourhoods over the first few weeks. The local way of life and the people here are two of the best aspects of studying at SDCKL! Since SDCKL's is located so close to almost everything you need, you will find its location to be very convenient. Hospitals, retail centres, schools, restaurants, theatres, and shops are all conveniently located for strolling.
There are many different ways to get around Kuala Lumpur, and there are plenty of transportation options available. The majority of locals and students typically choose to use public transport, which offers a variety of options for getting around.
All SDCKL’s international students will be provided with a health card manage by the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). With the health card provided, students may be able to obtain their medical treatment and assistance at the go to the selected clinics and hospital permitted by EMGS. You may enjoy the medical benefits by getting discounts on the medical fees.
Malaysia’s local currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM). It is generally easy to convert currencies at the money changers and banks throughout Malaysia. Most organisations in Malaysia accept major credit cards and some of them do accept travellers’ cheques. You may also withdraw cash from your home bank via ATMs machine available.
Upon arriving in Malaysia, we advise you to open an account with a local bank. You will need to obtain a letter from our Student Services for this purpose.
Malaysia’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia. However, English is spoken by a majority of people throughout Malaysia, linking the various ethnic groups. Other everyday languages include Chinese dialects such as Cantonese, Hakka, and Hokkien, Tamil, Malayalam, and also Hindi.
The SDCKL’s Student Affairs Department is glad to assist you. Thus, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact them. It is our job to make you feel at home here. We look forward to welcoming you and wishing you SELAMAT DATANG KE MALAYSIA!