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Malaysia comprises two land masses in South East Asia – the Malay Peninsula and East Malaysia, which is the northern half of the island of Borneo. The Peninsula lies just above the equator, so Malaysia enjoys warm, sunny and humid equatorial weather all year round, with some months wetter than others.

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Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with thirteen states and a population of 28 million. Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) is the official language and Islam is the official religion. But English, Indian languages, Mandarin and Chinese dialects are widely spoken, as are languages of peoples indigenous to Borneo, which has unique ethnic communities of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Nowhere is there such an exciting diversity of cultures with their festivals, beliefs, customs and traditions.

With such varying ethnic composition, it is no surprise that a great diversity of religions is prevalent throughout Malaysia. The Malaysian currency is “RM” which stands for “Ringgit Malaysia”. The electricity voltage in Malaysia is 220- 240 volts.

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest and most populous city, is the capital city of Malaysia and a modern cosmopolitan of ethnical diversity. It is situated midway along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Amidst its fast paced life and modernity, Kuala Lumpur is a cultural melting pot, radiating an exciting and enticing charm with its delightful mix of cross-cultural influences, traditions varied cuisine, first class attractions, entertainment and shopping facilities.kuala-lumpur-1820944

All in all, to leave you in awe. Popularly known as KL, this city has become host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the annual Formula One Grand Prix since the 1990s. The transportation system in this city is a cooperation of complex systems of infrastructure. KL has an unrivalled transportation system in Malaysia, including an integrated rail network, and an automated driverless metro system, extending its network right into the heart of the city.

For more information on Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, visit:

www.tourism.gov.my
www.dbkl.gov.my

 

About Cyberjaya

Cyberjaya is a planned township and a central part of the nation’s Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysian answer to the Silicon Valley. It is lush with greeneries, wide highways and houses the regional hubs for some of the world’s top tech companies. Located a mere 30 minutes from the city of Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya offers a b79303conducive and highly stimulating environment for students complete with malls, entertainment outlets, theater, recreational parks student housing. It is no wonder then that Cyberjaya is also home to over 5 different universities.

The township is just 30 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and can be accessed via an express rail directly from the airport.

Undertaking university study will significantly change your pattern of expenditure from before you started university. Planning your finances (budgeting) becomes even more important, especially as you will live and study in Kuala Lumpur for a number of years. Kuala Lumpur is the financial capital of Malaysia and is more expensive to live in than other cities, although living costs in the Cyberjaya area are lower than in the city centre. Apart from university tuition fees you need to plan for expenditure on food, accommodation, transport, mobile device connectivity and leisure. These costs will depend on where you choose to live, your interests and lifestyle, but estimated total monthly expenses range from RM 2,000 to RM 3,000.

To help you plan your budget, the following guide would serve as a brief estimate of some essential expenditures while you are in Malaysia:

 

Accommodation: RM 550 – 800 monthly

Food: RM500 – RM700 monthly

Travel: RM100 – RM 200 monthly

Other expenses, including toiletries and laundry; mobile phone and internet charges; stationery, social activity: RM400 and upwards

International students who wish to study in Malaysia must apply for a student pass. You can only apply for a student pass if you intend to study a full-time course in Malaysia. Student Pass is not issued for part-time courses. Typically, a student pass is valid for one year (or part of a year), depending on the country which issues your passport. The University’s Student Visa office will manage your student pass application.

Please take note that it is the prerogative of the Malaysian Immigration Department and the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to approve or reject any visa application.

If you have any enquiries on visa related matters after office hours, you can contact our internationaloffice@cyberjaya.edu.my

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS)

The Ministry of Higher Education, has established the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) as the one-stop centre to process student pass. As of part of this arrangement, EMGS will coordinate student pass application and the arrangements for medical health checks. A visa application fee will be charged.  The fee includes EMGS processing fee, medical insurance, health examination, i-Kad, multiple-entry visa, SST 6%, and visa office administrative charges.

Pre-Arrival

International students who wish to study in a Malaysian institution must apply for a Student Pass before entering Malaysia. Conversion of a Social Pass (Tourist Pass) is STRICTLY not allowed. Student Pass application takes 6 weeks for approval. This duration is just an estimation and it is dependent on EMGS and Immigration Department.

In the event of any changes in visa policies, it is pertinent that students abide by the conditions set.

Applying for Student Pass

Upon receiving the Letter of Offer, students must ensure that they accept the offer before the deadline by making payment for the necessary tuition fee and visa application fee as stated in the letter. Also, we advise that all documents are sent to us three (3) months before the intake date. It is important that you follow the guidelines strictly to avoid delays in your visa application. The University holds no responsibility for late submission.

Students who apply less than 3 months before intake date will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our staff from International Student Recruitment Department (ISR) for more information.

Documents Required

  • Student Pass / Visa processing fee of RM 2,200.00 (RM 2,500.00 for applicants from INDONESIA only: fee is paid to EMGS (non-refundable) via University of Cyberjaya
  • Passport-size photo (jpeg file, 217pixel X 280pixel, WHITE background – size 3.5cm X 4.5cm)
  • Photocopy of passport (ALL pages including blank pages. Passport copy should be clear and printed on single-sided A4 paper).(Please ensure that your passport has a validity of at least 24 months from intake date)
  • Certified true copies of all academic qualifications
  • EMGS Health declaration form
  • Other important documents (English translations of all documents)
    • For applicants transferring from other institutions in Malaysia – A copy of Release Letter, including attendance & academic record and visa cancellation letter with an acknowledgement from EMGS/Immigration
    • For applicants financed by scholarship/sponsorship/study loan – An original copy of Sponsorship letter
    • For applicants graduating from high schools – A photocopy of School Leaving Certificate
    • For applicants with names spelt differently in academic transcripts and documents – Statutory Declaration confirming the identity
    • For applicants above 23 years old, required by the Malaysian Immigration Dept. -Resume/Character Reference Letter
    • For applicants from Sudan – No Objection Certificate (NOC)
    • For expatriates residing out of the country of origin – A photocopy of your Resident Pass

Post-Approval

Single Entry Visa (SEV) with VAL reference is required for selected nationalities entering Malaysia as students. Normally, there will be a fee imposed if you apply for a SEV. Any fee incurred will be borne by the student. Please visit the Malaysian Embassy/Consulate Office in your home country for confirmation to avoid a fine or being turned back at the airport.

Students from yellow fever endemic areas (e.g. Africa, Central & South America) are required to take the necessary inoculations. The vaccination certificate will be verified by the Malaysian Health & Quarantine officers at the airport.

New Student Pass, Visa Endorsement and Health Screening

You MUST report to the Student Visa Office within seven (7) days of your arrival. We will advise you on how to proceed with the Post Medical Health Check and to get your Student Pass endorsed.

Your passport will be submitted to EMGS for student pass and visa endorsement. This process takes 4-6 weeks. Do not to make any travel plans until the endorsement process is completed and your passport is returned to you. The Student Visa Office will issue official identification documents to you whilst your passport is being endorsed at the Immigration Office.

Endorsement will only be given once you have passed the post medical health check. EMGS reserves the right to request a repeat test should there be any doubt in the findings of the initial medical report. You may appeal and redo the test, but additional cost will be incurred and borne by you. Should the report fail for the second time, you will be refused a student pass and are required to leave the country before the temporary pass expires.

Also, it is your responsibility to hand in your passport for endorsement. Failure to do so will result in you overstaying your temporary pass and be classified as illegal immigrant by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

Overstaying is a criminal offence under Malaysian law. It will have serious consequences for any future immigration applications that you make, including applications for countries other than Malaysia. It can result in imprisonment and deportation.

MALAYSIAN IMMIGRATION & MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Programme requirement of 80% attendance must be fulfilled on all your registered subjects and academic achievement of not less than 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average must be maintained throughout your study. Failure to do so may result in your Student Pass being revoked.
  • Attendance in class is compulsory at all times unless you are able to provide a Medical Certificate (MC) from a certified doctor. Consistent failure to do so will result in your Student Pass being revoked.
  • You are required to take responsibility for monitoring the expiry dates of your passport and Student Pass.
  • For the Annual Student Pass Renewal, students must submit their passport to Student Visa Office at least 3 months before the expiry of the Student Pass. Failure to do so will result in extra payment to obtain a Special Pass or may lead to your Student Pass being revoked.
  • All penalties imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department in the event of late extension or expiry of Student Pass are to be borne by the student.

Managing the Student Pass

Typically, a Student Pass is only valid for 12 months. You are fully responsible for renewing the pass if studying beyond its expiry date. Do take note that Malaysia penalises students who overstay. You should apply to renew your student pass through the Student Visa Office at least 3 months before your pass expires. Documents required are as follows:

  • Your passport
  • Photocopies of passport (ALL pages)
  • Passport-sized colour photo with WHITE background (3.5cm x 5cm)
  • Visa fee payment
  • Student’s statement of account
  • Academic result until the latest semester
  • Summary of attendance report until the latest semester

The visa fee includes the cost of an insurance premium. The renewal process takes approximately 6 – 12 weeks. Please consult the Student Visa Office staff for advice before making any travel arrangements. There will be additional charges for late submission of visa renewal.

Changing Programmes

Application for a new Student Pass is required for the following circumstances:

  • Progression (foundation studies to undergraduate level)
  • Change of programme (within the same university)
  • Transferring to another institution

The above processes require payment of processing fees and other related charges which will be borne by the student.

Renewal/Loss of Passport

If you renew or change your passport for any reason, please visit the Student Visa Office immediately. Your student pass will be deemed invalid in your old passport. For this reason, you have to transfer your student pass to your new passport.

Please bring your old and new passports to the Student Visa Office for further advice. There will be charges incurred for this process. Transfer of student pass takes 14 working days.

Cancellation of Student Pass

One of the immigration regulations is to cancel your student pass when you complete your studies with us, withdraw from a course or transfer to another Malaysian institution. You may seek advice from the Student Visa Office prior to submitting your passport for this purpose.

For student pass cancellation, one month before, you are required to inform Student Visa Office to cancel your Student Pass and you need to submit:

  • Your passport
  • Two copies of the passport information pages, latest student pass page and last Malaysian entry-stamp page
  • A completion form (if you have completed a programme) or a withdrawal form (if discontinuing your course)
  • Your departing air ticket (if leaving Malaysia)
  • Your offer letter from your new institution (if transferring)
  • A cancellation fee (fee is paid to EMGS via UoC)

Malaysian Immigration can take up to 14 working days to cancel your pass. Please seek advice from the Student Visa Office before purchasing your flight ticket.

Flywire

CyberjayaUC has partnered with Flywire by peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for international students, allowing students to pay from any country and any bank, pay in their home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money compared to traditional banks. Students can track payments throughout the transfer process and are notified via email when payment is received by CyberjayaUC.

 

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT

Paying tuition with Flywire is safe, fast, and convenient. Follow the simple steps below to submit your payment:

 

  1. GET STARTED

Go to pay.flywire.com. From the drop-down menu, select your institution, then enter your payment amount and country of origin.

 

  1. SELECT PAYMENT METHOD

Review the payment options provided, and select your preferred method. Options may include bank transfer, debit/credit card in your home currency, electronic payment, or other local options.

 

  1. ENTER YOUR DETAILS

Create your account, then enter some basic information to initiate your payment. We will include this information with your payment for easy identification by your institution.

 

  1. MAKE YOUR PAYMENT

Follow the instructions provided to send funds to Flywire via your selected method.

  • BANK TRANSFERS Follow the instructions provided to send your funds. Depending on your bank, payment may be made online, in person, or over the phone.
  • DEBIT/CREDIT CARD Enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency.

Note: Additional local payment options may be available depending on your country of origin.

 

  1. TRACK & CONFIRM

Track your payment by logging into your Flywire account at any time. Receive text and email status updates each step of the way, including a confirmation when your payment has been delivered.

 

Clicking the button below will take you to the Flywire website to initiate this international payment.

CONTINUE TO FLYWIRE

We offer up to 50% Scholarships and Bursary Awards. Kindly contact our education counsellors to know more about our programme and scholarships.

Enquires on Programme & Admissions:

 

International Student Recruitment

Mr Sivan Periyasamy
Director
sivan@cyberjaya.edu.my
603-8313 7000 (Ext: 7032)

Mr Mahendran Maruthai
Manager
mahendran@cyberjaya.edu.my
03-8313 7000 (Ext: 7302)


Enquires on Visa Application and Renewal

 

Ms Siti Hajar Binti Hanipah

hajar@cyberjaya.edu.my

03-8313 7000 (7267)

 

Ms Nor Sazwana Binti Sumairi

sazwana@cyberjaya.edu.my

03-8313 7000 (7143)

 

Mr Anan Maniphong Senit

anan@cyberjaya.edu.my

03-8313 7000 (7926)

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