All international students need a Student Pass to study in Malaysia. The Immigration Department of Malaysia issues and regulates the passes, but Student Services Division (Visa Unit), Universiti Malaya manages your pass application.The Student Pass lasts for up to a year – or the length of your study period if that is less than a year – so you need to renew it annually if you are studying with us for more than two semesters.You can not study in Malaysia as an international student, and we will NOT endorse your registration without a valid Student Pass. And, depending on the country you are from, you might also need a Malaysian entry visa. Approval for a Student Pass can take between 4-6 weeks. So make sure you apply as soon as you receive your offer letter from us. The following guidelines for eVisa Application Form will be your best starting point to refer.
It is your duty to ensure that your Student Pass remains valid throughout your study. You will need to submit the renewal application no later than 3 MONTHS before the expiry of your current student pass. Any international students and their dependents who commit overstay offences shall be subjected to enforcement by the Malaysian Immigration Department and shall be imposed a minimum compound RM1,100.00 subject to the period of each overstay case. Having a valid Pass throughout your stay in Malaysia is your absolute responsibility.
For student pass renewal, you will need to provide the following:
Please refer here for the documents checklist.
If you are acquiring a new passport, you will need to transfer your student pass sticker from your old passport to the new passport. If you are due to renew your student pass at the same time as applying for a transfer of endorsement, you are required to fill out the student pass renewal form only. The transfer of endorsement component is incorporated in that form alongside the renewal component. Please refer to this link for the form.
The following documents will be required for the transfer endorsement application:
If your student pass renewal is in process / your student pass has expired for less than 10 days, you may be eligible to apply for Special Pass to ensure you are not overstayed whilst the application is being processed. You will be required to submit the following documents for Special Pass application:
1. Applicant ORIGINAL PASSPORT.
2. A COPY OF APPLICANT PASSPORT (front page and current visa) and copy must be made on one side of A4 size paper. Please tick (√) APPROPRIATE REASON to apply Special Pass:
3. Payment for Special Pass and Processing Fees
1. Graduate/ Completion of Studies from UM
2. Deferment of Studies
3. Withdrawal or Termination from studies
4. Change Programme or Change University
Please refer to this link for the documents checklist
Last Update: 27/02/2023