How to enroll in universities in Malaysia

Malaysia is a study destination that attracts many students every year. Meanwhile, it became one of the most important countries globally that witnesses a flow of foreign students to its higher education private institutions annually.

Malaysia has a very advanced university study. Moreover, the universities in Malaysia make a very important attraction point for many students every year.

Today, we will show you how to register in the Malaysian universities and what steps you should follow.

Read more about the higher education system and top universities in Malaysia.

How To Register in universities in Malaysia

First, you have to decide which program you want to study. This depends on your academic needs and requirements, professional objectives, personal budget, and field of study.

You will also need to decide the type of certification you aspire to, in addition to the duration of the study program.

During your journey to find a suitable institution, you need to determine whether you have the relevant academic qualifications and language competency to proceed or not.

You might also want to consult the official representative of the chosen institution in your country or the Malaysian Education Promotion Center.

Applying to study in a Malaysian higher education institution is quite simple. All that you have to do is to fill the international students’ application form and send it to the chosen institution, along with the following documents and fees.

  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts (preferably translated in English)
  • Accommodation form (if accommodation is needed)
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • 4-6 Passport-sized photographs
  • Copy of ID
  • Medical health record
  • Application fees

You can get an application form online through the institution’s website or from its representative in your country.

Moreover, you have to provide proof of academic achievement and English language competency. The application processing time would take around two months.

Getting an Offer

Usually, the institution takes from five to seven days to process your application after receiving it.

If you are accepted, the institution will send you the offer letter. This letter will confirm the details of the full-time course, start date, and tuition and accommodation fees. 

There are two ways to register in a Malaysian university, either directly through the university’s official website or through the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) website.

As it offers help to foreign students applying to study in Malaysia.

For more information, visit the EMGS website.

Students interested in joining one of the study programs in the Malaysian private universities should apply through this website.

They should check all the available programs and then choose the program they want to study.

When accessing the registration page on the website, use the search button to check the different study programs that are available in the private institutions in Malaysia.

Once you choose your program, you will be directed to the chosen university’s website. The university will then determine whether you are accepted or not.

As for the international students who are looking forward to study in Malaysia in the public universities, they have to apply for the choosen program directly on the website of each university separately.

The institution will apply for approval for a student pass from the Malaysian Immigration Department, on your behalf. The application will take 7 to 14 days if all the required documents are available.

After that, the institution will notify the student regarding the status (approved or rejected).

Once you receive your offer letter, you can prepare for your trip to Malaysia.

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