The process of applying to enter Malaysia as a student is simple. The 80,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying in Malaysia is testimony that Malaysia is a friendly place for international students.
At present, there are over 400 private higher educational institutions in Malaysia but only about 200 of these institutions are given permission by the Ministry of Home Affairs to recruit international students. All public universities are allowed to recruit international students.
Students are advised to consult the student counsellors or relevant representatives of the institution on the type of programmes offered and its entry requirements. Also, find the budget that best fits your needs. Malaysian institutions offer many options that will meet most students’ requirements. Assistance for the application for Student Passes and Visas to enter Malaysia is usually provided by the institutions that a student has enrolled at. The immigration procedure is fairly simple.
Students can also pay a visit to Malaysia to check out the institutions that they wish to enrol in.
International students must have at least twelve (12) years of education and have undergone a national/international examination recognized by the Ministry of Education for the purpose of admission to diploma or degree programmes.
English is widely uses, most of courses are being teach in English.
All international students studying at public or private higher education institutions are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week ONLY during semester breaks or holidays of more than 7 days at restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels as long as their student passes remain valid. Please note that prior approval from the Department of Immigration is required.
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 (Guest Relation Officers). 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 education institution at the Immigration Department of Malaysia in order to submit an application for part time work.
You will need to check with the college/university that has accepted you as a student on this matter. The Malaysian government also offers scholarship opportunities to talented students. For further information on these scholarships, you can refer to this link: https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/
No, you are only allowed to study one full-time degree at any one time.