International students can apply for online pass

INTERNATIONAL students can now apply for passes online through the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

Higher Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang said the Cabinet had given the approval to simplify admission procedures for international students in Malaysia.

This is in line with efforts to make the country an international hub for higher education.

"The facilities provided are effective from March 15 and apply to all higher learning institutions in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said.

Dr Zaini said the international student pass issued was in accordance with the duration of study set by the Department of Higher Education, Department of Polytechnic Education and Community College Education Department.

He said international students were required to comply with several conditions which included pursuing a full-time course based on the level specified in the Malaysian Qualification Framework.

“For new applications, students must get an offer letter from the institution and must apply for, or have a valid passport,” he said.

For existing students, he said, student passes were given according to what was stated on the offer letter and subject to the validity of the passport or travel document. – Bernama

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