Why Study in Malaysia ?

IIMAT (International Institute of management and Technology) is located in prime area  that are surrounded by facilities to ensure a comfortable living for students. You will find the vital amenities necessary to your well-being in every corner. These encompass accommodation, public transportation (buses,Monorail, commuter trains and Light -rail Train), restaurants, banks, clinics, convenience stores, cineplexes and shopping malls, among others.

 

Introduction

Malaysia is a nation of different races, culture & religion. It is in the heart of Southeast Asia. It comprises of two distinct areas West & East Malaysia. The total land area is approximately 329,758 km and is separated by sea by 40 miles. East Malaysia consists of federal territory & two large states Sabah & Sarawak. West Malaysia consists of 11 states & 2 federal territories.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.Specially the students in the capital city will find themselves in the heart of one of the most exciting, up-and-coming urban centers in the region. As a result, they will enjoy international cuisine, a bustling nightlife, other students from all over the world, and a culture as stimulating and as exciting as any they are likely to encounter anywhere.

The climate is warm & humid throughout the year. Temperature is 30 C during day & 22 C at night. Bahasa is national language but Mandarin, English & Tamil is widely used. The wide usage of English, make living and studying easy for students who are proficient in English while at the same time creating an environment for those who want to pick up the language.

Malaysia is known as Asia’s food paradise. A place  to have huge varieties of cuisines which includes vegetarian to western. Dining in Malaysia can be an unending adventure with numerous ethnic groups in the country contributing various cuisines. You will discover a fusion of culinary styles that have evolved with the arrival of migrant communities over the centuries.

 

Higher Education System

Malaysia incorporates with an International Standard and high quality education, which is closely monitored by the Malaysian Education Ministries through their quality control authorities and appropriate legislation such as The Education Act, 1996, The Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996 and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007.

Higher Education includes certificate, diploma, and undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies. Undergraduate studies consist of Bachelor’s degree levels and professional studies while postgraduate studies consist of Master’s degrees and PhD levels. Generally, higher education at the diploma level is for secondary school certificate (SPM) holders from the age of 17 onwards and the Bachelor’s degree is for students from the age of 19 onwards with post-secondary qualifications such as STPM (which is equivalent to the GCE ‘A’Level) or pre-university qualifications.

Fees and  living cost

The affordable cost of tertiary quality education is one of the good reasons why International Students should choose Malaysia to study in. Your education cost is made up of:

  • Course fees which include tuition fees and other study fees payable to the institution, depending on what you are studying and the duration of your course/study programme, and
  • Other components like the living expenses which will depend on which location you are staying in, your type of accommodation and your lifestyle

One major attraction for International Students to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living in Malaysia. The total cost of expenditure for accommodation, either on-campus or off-campus, is reasonable and within the students’ budget.

 

Malaysian Education

Six Easy Steps to Study in Malaysia

  1. The student submits an application form for study, together with the relevant documents to the intended educational institution which has the official approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs (Immigration Department) to recruit international students.
  2. The student’s application is accepted by the educational institution, which then helps to apply for a student pass at the Malaysian Immigration Department in Malaysia (except for students from the PRC).
  3. Upon acceptance, a letter of approval for the student pass is released by the Malaysian Immigration Department to the educational institution for them to pass on to the student
  4. Before leaving his/her country for Malaysia, the student informs the educational institution of his/her port of entry (airport), flight number, arrival date and time.
  5. Upon arrival at the airport in Malaysia, the educational institution’s representative receives the student at the immigration check-point.
  6. Within 2 weeks of the student’s arrival, the educational institution submits the student’s passport to the Immigration Department, which attaches the student pass sticker.

 

Malaysian Education

Immigration Requirement to Enter Malaysia

Immigration procedures to enter Malaysia to study are simple and hassle-free. The requirements of the Immigration Department for international students are as follows:

Conditions to Qualify as a Student

A foreign student needs to meet the following criteria to get a Student Pass to remain in Malaysia as a full-time student:

  • have already been accepted for a full-time course of study (inclusive of English programme) at a public or private higher educational institution
  • have the financial capability to meet the course fees and living/travel expenses
  • possess good health and character
  • be seeking entry for study purposes only
  • have medical insurance and passed a medical screening

 

Immigration and visas

Malaysia has strict laws on visas and immigration, so it is vital that you do your research and get the correct student visa for your undergraduate degree before coming to study in Malaysia

To study in Malaysia you must obtain a student pass. According to the rules and regulations of the Malaysian Immigration Department, all international students (full-time and foreign exchange students) are required to have a valid Student Pass in order to study in Malaysia. To gain one of these you will need to have a firm offer from a college/university as well as the necessary entry visa.

All applications for student passes by international students are done through Malaysian educational institutions. The processing, approval and issuance of student passes and visas is carried out by the Immigration Department in Malaysia

Foundation/Undergraduate/Document Checklist

  • Official GCSE+A level results and predicted A level grades or equivalent, previous educational transcripts/certificates
  • a signed and sealed academic reference form (undergraduate only)
  • proof of English language competency
  • copy of your passport
  • application fee form
  • College admission letter
  • Photographs

 

EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services)

  • Management and processing of International Students Applications for a Student Pass/Visa to Public and Private Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia
  • Management and processing of the annual renewals of Student Pass/Visa
  • Enhance the Management of International Student Welfare & Engagement with International Students
  • Promote Malaysia as International Education Hub, Globally

EMGS advises that students have to check with the Malaysian Embassy or High Commission that deals with your particular country before finalizing your travel plans. EMGS advises that you must  have sufficient time to process the Student Pass and recommends you apply for a visa before leaving your home country, for a minimum of 30 days to ensure you have as much time as possible to process your Student Pass and complete your medical screening on arrival.