The most recent instalment of the Annual International Student Barometer, which measures international student satisfaction at 270 Universities and Colleges worldwide, has revealed year-on-year growth in international student satisfaction at Newcastle University since the surveys began in 2005.
What to expect as an international student at NUMed Malaysia
NUMed Malaysia intends to replicate this reputation in Malaysia.
International students joining NUMed Malaysia can expect a warm welcome and will be provided with a welcome pack. This is despatched prior to your arrival in Malaysia and comprises information on:
- immigration requirements
- travel and health
- English language support
- banking and finance
- a copy of the International Student’s Handbook
- various guides to studying at NUMed Malaysia
Some international students will inevitably feel cut off from their own culture, country, family and friends. These feelings will mostly be resolved as they make friends and become familiar with life and study at NUMed Malaysia.
Sometimes, however, those feelings will persist and students may find their lives are more severely affected. NUMed Malaysia will provide free and confidential one-to-one support meetings for those international students experiencing difficulties during their time at NUMed Malaysia.
International Student Visa & Student Pass Guidelines Intake 2017 -2018
Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) is the one stop centre student visa processing office for International Students who pursue their studies in Malaysia.
It is a requirement by the Immigration Department of Malaysia that students must apply and obtain the approval for a student pass before the start of the programme.
International students must attend the Pre-Arrival Medical check-up in their home country before the institution can submit the student visa application to EMGS to obtain the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) from Immigration Malaysia.
Documents required for submission to EMGS
- No of copy - 1 set photocopy
- Passport with validity 72 months.
- Immigration Malaysia will be issuing on a one-off basis a student pass based on the duration of the programme and subject to the validity period of your passport. This is solely at the discretion of Immigration Malaysia.
*Note : Students who have received the One-Off student pass will not be allowed to change their course during their study period.
Please ensure the copies is visible:-
a. Passport data page (bio-data page)
b. All pages with Visa information
c. Observation page (showing any extensions, clarifications of name,and previous passport numbers)
d. Recommended passport validity duration is 12 months
e. Special Pass or Exit Stamp (if applicable)
Scanned / Photocopy in colour copies.
Resident permit or evidence of your stay if you are not staying in your home country. Please provide a copy of your Residence permit or evidence of your stay. If it is not written in English, you are required to translate the document in English for submission to EMGS.
2. Passport size Photo
- No of copies - 4
- White Background.
- Size 5cm x 3.5cm
- Please click here; for the link to photo guidelines by EMGS
3. Official Academic Transcript
- No of copy - 1
- Please make sure copies are visible.
- Scanned / Photocopy in colour copies.
4. Pre – Arrival Medical Screening in your home country
- No of set – 1
- To be completed in your home country.
- Please follow the EMGS Medical Health Form required examination
- You may refer to this link for the medical health form
Please note that it is compulsory for students of the following countries to attend medical screening at an EMGS Registered clinic in their home country.
- - India
- - Bangladesh
- - Sri Lanka
- Applicant nor from the 3 above countries provide the laboratory results and Chest X-ray report. These reports should be attached with the completed EMGS Medical Health Form signed and stamped by the doctor except for student from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The clinics or hospital will upload the medical report details in EMGS online portal.
- Additionally, please be advised that as part of the Qatar Supreme Council of Health rules, all private healthcare facilities in Qatar are restricted from running any Drug Abuse Tests. With that in mind, the drug test section of the MER will not be compulsory for all students attending Medical Screening in Qatar. Instead, affected students will be required to submit a “Declaration of Health Status Form” to EMGS for review in addition to their Medical Examination Report.
- All should be completed in the English Language.
5. International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (By Student) and Yellow Fever Certificate
It is a requirement that students submit the International Certificate of Vaccination with their student visa application.
Please refer below to the vaccinations required:-
- Meningitis (Quadrivalent)
- Hepatitis B
- Other (if any)
The students are required to bring along the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis with them for verification of information.
** If you have misplaced your vaccine certificate, you are required to complete a blood test prove all the above vaccines had been taken during your childhood.
**Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers coming from or transmitted more than 12 hours through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Please refer below countries at High Risk of Yellow Fewer Transmission
Central African Republic
Congo, Republic of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guinea – Bissau
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
Trinidad and Tobago
*Countries or areas where “a risk of yellow fever transmission is present,” as defined by the World Health Organization, are countries or areas where “yellow fever has been reported currently or in the past, plus vectors and animal reservoirs currently exist” (see the current country list within the International Travel and Health publication (Annex 1)
Application of Social Visit pass while VAL application on the process of approval
While in the process of VAL application submission to Immigration Malaysia, students are NOT permitted to enter Malaysia on a social visa. If you have done so, you will be required to return to your home country until your student pass application is approved by the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Therefore, you are advised not to enter Malaysia until the VAL has been issued.
Please provide the address and contact number to courier the VAL to you.
Point of Entry into Malaysia
Please note international students MUST wait for the approval of VAL from Immigration Malaysia to enter Malaysia. Conversion of social visa into student visa is NOT PERMITTED.
Students travelling for the first time as a student MUST ENTER Malaysia through KLIA Airport (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or KLIA 2. You are advised to arrive in Malaysia one week earlier before the Registration Day. We will advise you on the travelling date.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT TICKET UNTIL THE VAL HAS BEEN ISSUED.
Guidelines Entry into Malaysia Once VAL Approved
Below are the guidelines once the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) has been approved by Immigration Malaysia.
Single Entry Visa (SEV) into Malaysia
Please obtain the SEV as soon as you received the VAL from us. This is only applicable for countries which require SEV from the Consulate or High Commission of Malaysia.
STUDENTS FROM THE FOLLOWING VISA REQUIRED NATIONAL MUST OBTAIN VISA WITH REFERENCE (VDR) FROM MALAYSIA REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE OVERSEAS BEFORE ENTERING MALAYSIA. STUDENTS MUST ALSO PROVIDE VISA APPROVAL LETTER (VAL) AT THE POINT OF ENTRY
Bosnia Herzegovina North Korea
Czech Republic Rwanda
Finland Saudi Arabia
Germany Serbia Montenegro
Ghana South Africa
Guinea Republic South Korea
Hong Kong (C.I /D.I) Spain
Hong Kong SAR / BNO Sri Lanka
Hungary St Marino
Jordan United Arab Emirates
Kazakhstan United Nations
Kosovo United States
Lao PDR Venezuela
Liechtenstein Western Samoa
STUDENT FROM THE FOLLOWING NON VISA REQUIRED NATIONAL MAY PROCEED TO ENTER MALAYSIA BY PROVIDING THE “VISA APPROVAL LETTER” (VAL) AT THE POINT OF ENTRY
Antigua & Bermuda Netherland
Australia New Zealand
Bahamas Papua New Guinea
Botswana Soloman Island
Brunei South Africa
Canada St Kitts & Nevis
Dominica St Lucia
Fiji St Marino
Gambia St Vincent Grenadine
Kenya Trinidad & Tobago
Kiribati Gilbert Isl Tuvalu
Liechtenstein United Kingdom
Maldives Western Samoa
Visa Approval Letter (VAL) & Arrival Information
You are required to produce the Original VAL letter upon your arrival to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to enter Malaysia although the representative from NUMED is there to meet you. Please hand carry the VAL with you.
You may arrange your flight from your country to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and a Domestic flight via MAS Airline.
Below is our recommended arrangement date of entry to Malaysia for 2017/2018 intake.
Date of arrival : Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Domestic flight : Please book a Domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) to Senai Airport, Johor Bahru (MAS Airline, MH1051, departure 3.00pm)
Please fill in the Arrival Information Form and attached a copy of your flight ticket for our file and reference.
Please avoid arrival during weekends, late nights and public holidays.
Arrival Form (PDF : 233KB)
Please meet our representative as soon as you arrive at KLIA / KLIA 2 Airport. The representative will be there to assist you to go through the immigration clearance.
** If you have arranged an overnight stay inside the KLIA Airport hotel due to late arrival to KLIA Airport, please notify us as we will arrange an alternative meeting time at Immigration checkpoint. If you fail to notify us on this matter, Immigration officers will place you under quarantine until the arrival of the representative from the institution.
Transportation from Senai Airport, Johor Bahru to Horizon Residence
There will be a pick-up service for you from the airport to Horizon Residence.
If your parent or guardian travelling with you, they are required to arrange your own transportation from Horizon Residence to the hotel.
Post – Arrival Medical Screening in Malaysia.
We will arrange you to attend the Post-arrival medical screening at the appointed clinic by EMGS within 7 days of your arrival. We will advise the date of your appointment.
Student pass approval is subject to your post-arrival medical health check report. We will notify you via e-mail should your report failed. Appealing of medical health check report is subject to the approval from EMGS.
** You are NOT PERMITTED to arrange any travel arrangement to Singapore for short visit upon your arrival to Malaysia until EMGS provide us with the Supporting Letter approving NUMed to endorse your student pass at Immigration Malaysia. This process may takes approximate 2 – 3 weeks after your post-arrival medical screening.
We will notify you when to submit your passport via e-mail as soon as we received the Supporting Letter from EMGS for endorsement of student pass.
Opening Bank Account
We only can assist you opening the MayBank local bank account after endorsement of student pass has occurred. Banks will not assist you if you do not have student pass. Should you have additional cash while waiting for student pass you may deposit the cash with our Senior Finance Manager, Ms Zuriani Abu Bakar.
If you are under age of 18 years old, please carry an appropriate amount of money. The local bank has imposed the regulation of international student unable to open a saving account before you reached 18 years old. You may deposit your money to Ms Zuriani Abu Bakar for safekeeping.
Applicants from non-Malaysian citizens for entry to the NUMed Malaysia MB BS programme should read carefully the information about careers.
MB BS places are not available at NUMed Malaysia for citizens of the UK or from countries of the EC. Such applicants should apply through the UK UCAS system for a place at our UK campus.
It is a requirement that all international students receive approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department and a Student Pass.
Application for a Student Pass will be managed by NUMed Malaysia. It is the prerogative of the Malaysian Immigration Department and the Ministry of Higher Education to approve or reject any visa application.
For the MB BS programme, additional compulsory Bahasa Melayu language provision is provided.