Admission In Medical College


Malaysia is a harmonious and peaceful country where various ethnic groups live together Malaysia through mutual understanding and tolerance fostered over several decades of coexistence. The cultures of these groups form a colourful and vibrant heritage for the peoples of Malaysia as well as its visitors.

  • Independence - 31st August 1957
  • Population - Estimated 27.9 million (in 2009)
  • Capital - Kuala Lumpur
  • People - Dubbed as "Mini Asia", Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic country where the majorities are the Malays, Chinese and Indian. In addition, there are some 29 ethnic groups including the majority groups of Dayaks (in Sarawak) and Kadazans (in Sabah).

education system

Under the Malaysian education system, a child begins his / her education with pre-school education at the age of four. When the child reaches the age of six on the first day of January of the current school year, he / she will enter the first year of the 6-year compulsory primary education. This is followed by five years of education at the secondary level.

The government provides 11 years of free primary and secondary education. However, further education is not automatic but subject to the individual's academic performance and financial capability. School leavers with SPM qualifications can opt to continue their education at post-secondary schools to obtain a pre-university qualification (such as the sixth form, matriculation programmes, GCE 'A' levels or other pre-university qualifications) or further their education at tertiary or higher educational institutions leading to the award of a certificate or diploma. At higher education level, study opportunities include certificate, diploma, and undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies.

why Malaysian?

Malaysia is one of the most . It was launched on 28th December 1998 by the then Minister of Education. It provides comprehensive information on various higher educational institutions (private colleges, private universities public universities and polytechnics), the courses they offer, education financing, updated news on education, significant individuals in the education industry as well as other valuable information on study opportunities for local and foreign student. Malaysia is the preferred destination of students from around the globe because:

Malaysia Offers a Wide Range of Internationally Recognition Qualifications via:

Trans-national Education & International Affiliations Malaysia is a pioneer in this region in the development and promotion of transnational bachelor's degree programme. Since the early 1980s, Malaysia has collaborated with reputable universities from countries like the UKthe US, New Zealand and Australia for internationally recognized qualifications.

Unique bachelor's degree programmes such as "2+1" twinning degrees and "3+0" degrees offer international students an extensive range of study options that meet their budget and academic needs. Further, students can use this opportunity to experience life as a student in an Asian as well as western setting.

visa process

If you have finally made your decision to go for study in Malaysia you will be required to acquire Malaysia Student Visa also known as Student Pass. You will need to make your application through the respective Academic Institution prior entry. At first you must realize that out of more than 500 academic institutions in Malaysia only about 200 are given permission to recruit international students. Especially pay attention when choosing language schools aslanguage colleges accredited by Malaysian government are only few. Apple Language Schools are proud to be amongst those few selected. It is crucial for to notice that only academic institutions that are authorized by following two authorities actually count:

  • Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia (Ministry of Higher Education grants approval to conduct programs of study)
  • Kementerian Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri Malaysia (Ministry of Home Affairs) grants approval to recruit international students

Find everything you need to know about Student Visa in Malaysia you can find on relevant pages. If you find any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  • Q1:   Who is EMGS?

    Education Malaysia Global Services (Company No: 986610-U) (“EMGS”) is wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. It is a company limited by guarantee incorporated under the laws of Malaysia and plays the following roles:

    • Assisting the Ministry of Education in the implementation of policies relating to students
    • Carrying out research and development in the field of education
    • Collecting, publishing and disseminating student information
    • Providing marketing and awareness with a view to promoting Malaysia as a global destination for education services.
    • Facilitating an efficient, transparent and auditable process for issuing and tracking student passes
  • Q2:   I hear there is a new process for applying for a student pass in order to study in Malaysia. Can you please tell me more about this process?

    Under the new process, institutions of higher education in Malaysia will submit student pass applications to EMGS on behalf of international students. The application and approval processing is centralized to ensure efficiency, transparency and consistency. Other advantages include:

    • Shortened turnaround time between application processing and the issuance of a Visa Approval Letter by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
    • Mitigating the risk of international students being cheated by bogus educational institutions.
    • The standardisation of student pass applications and processing fees.
  • Q3:   Does every international student need a student pass to study in Malaysia?

    Yes, this is a mandatory requirement under the laws and regulations of the Government of Malaysia.

  • Q4:   Can I apply for a student pass directly or do I have to apply through my chosen educational institution?

    You cannot apply directly to EMGS for a student pass. You are required to apply for a student pass through your chosen educational institution who will submit your application on your behalf to EMGS for processing and approval.

  • Q5:   What are the entry requirements to study at institutes of higher education in Malaysia?

    International students must have at least twelve (12) years of education and have undergone a national/international examination recognized for the purpose of admission to diploma or degree programmes.

    Country General requirement for diploma or degree programmes
    Bangladesh HSC
    Brunei A-Levels
    China Senior Middle 3 or National College Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
    Hong Kong HKALE 'A' Levels
    India Standard 12 Senior School Certificate
    Indonesia SMU Ebtanas III
    Iran Pre-university
    Japan High School Graduation
    Korea High School Leaving Certificate or Scholastic Achievement Examination
    Macau Senior Middle 3
    Nepal Higher School Certificate
    Myanmar High School Examination
    Nigeria Senior School Certificate Examination
    Pakistan ‘A’ Level or HSC
    Philippines High School Diploma
    Singapore GCE ‘A’ Level
    Sri Lanka GCE ‘A’ Level
    Taiwan Senior Middle 3
    Thailand Matayom 6
    UK 'A' Levels
    USA High School Diploma
    Vietnam Baccalaureate Diploma (High/Secondary School) Year 12
  • Q6:   Do I need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL examinations in order to obtain admission to a degree programme in Malaysia?

    This requirement varies, depending on the course(s)/programmes(s) that you are interested in. Please clarify this requirement directly with the educational institution(s) on the course/programme specific entry requirements.

  • Q7:   When should I apply for my student pass?

    Generally, every educational institution has different intake dates for various courses/programmes offered. You should therefore clarify this matter with the educational institution(s) directly as to when is the latest date for the submission of your course/programme application to the educational institution(s). Accordingly, they will then advise you on when you would need to submit the required documentation and provide the payment of relevant fees, etc. for your student pass application to them.

  • Q8:   Do I need to go through a medical examination after arriving in Malaysia?

    Yes, a Malaysian medical examination is mandatory for international students and you are required to attend and complete the medical examination only at EMGS’s approved panel of clinics/hospitals within seven (7) days from your date of entry into Malaysia.

  • Q9:   If I do not attend a Malaysian medical examination what will be the consequences?

    If you fail to attend a Malaysian medical examination within the timeline stipulated by EMGS, your student pass application will be cancelled and no student pass will be issued.

  • Q10:   Can I open a bank account?

    Yes, once you get your student pass you can open a bank account.

  • Q11:   Is it advisable to take hostel accommodation or private accommodation?

    This solely depends upon your personal choices, although most Malaysian educational institutions offer quality accommodation services at affordable rates.

  • Q12:   If my student pass application is rejected, can I get a refund for the application processing fee?

    No, the student pass application processing fee is non-refundable.

  • Q13:   Can I work while on a student pass?

    All international students studying at public or private higher educational institutions are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week ONLY during semester breaks or holidays of more than seven (7) days at restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels as long as their student passes remain valid and with the prior approval of the Department of Immigration.

    International students are NOT permitted to work as cashiers. In addition, in the hotel sector, international students are NOT allowed to work as singers, masseurs, musicians or GROs. International students are not allowed to engage in any job or activity deemed to be immoral.

    Applications to work part time must be made through the educational institution at which the international students are enrolled. The international student needs to be present with the representative of the educational institution at the Immigration Department of Malaysia in order to submit an application for part time work.

  • Q14:   Can I pursue two degrees at the same time?

    No, you are only allowed to study one full-time degree at any one time.

  • Q15:   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 Immigration.

  • Q16:   Can I avail myself of any scholarships?

    You will need to check with the college/university that has accepted you as a student on this matter.

  • Q17:   Can I change my mind and transfer to another educational institution?

    If you wish to withdraw from your course/programme in your present college/university and to transfer to another approved educational institution in Malaysia, a release letter from the current college/university and an offer letter from the new college/university are required to support your application for a new student pass sponsored by the new college/university. Your current college/university will arrange for your existing pass to be cancelled or shortened prior to the issuance of the release letter.

    The student pass is not transferable.

  • Q18:   What are tuition fees for international students?

    Tuition fees will depend on the course/programme and the educational institution of your choice. For more information, please visit 'Estimated cost of education in Malaysia


'Aside from affordable tuition fees, another great reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living. Kuala Lumpur has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you will find that it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year.

To give you an indication, here’s a breakdown of living costs for students in Malaysia:

  • Accommodation

    Your average monthly rental for a single room on a twin-sharing basis could be between USD100 and USD150, depending on the area, the type of accommodation and the facilities available.

  • Meals

    You can have an immensely satisfying meal at a shop for just USD1.50, while three square meals can be enjoyed for under USD5 per day. So, if you’re prudent, your food bill for a month can be contained within USD150.

  • Laundry

    The cost of washing and ironing your clothes can be from as low as USD20 per month if you lead a normal student lifestyle.

  • Telecommunication/Mobile Phone Bills and Utilities

    Your costs in this area would depend on your usage charges and could be anything from USD10 onwards.

  • Public Transport

    Students who stay on or near campus may not incur any travel costs going to and from classes. However, other travel costs could come up to USD15 per month

  • Medical Insurance

    Be prepared to allocate an average of at least USD15 per month to cover medical and hospitalisation insurance as well as for outpatient treatment at a private clinic in case you are taken ill.

  • Personal Expenses

    This would very much depend on your personal lifestyle. Your cost for toiletries, grooming, clothes and other necessities can start from as low as USD35 per month. Add another USD 20 for the occasional movie or social outing, and you can lead a decent student lifestyle. Adding all of the above up, you have a figure of USD410 per month, or just short of USD5,000 per year in living expenses if you are prudent.

    Embark on an exciting student experience in Malaysia.

university list

  • University Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
  • University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • University Malaysia Kelantan
  • University Malaya
  • University Malaysia Pahang
  • University Malaysia Sarawak
  • University Malaysia Perlis
  • University Malaysia Sabah
  • University Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
  • University Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • University Putra Malaysia
  • University Sains Islam Malaysia
  • University Sains Malaysia
  • University Teknologi Malaysia
  • University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka University Teknologi MARA
  • University Utara Malaysia