Visa Approval Letter (VAL)

As of 1st April 2016, International students have  to apply online for their Visa Approval Letter (VAL) through Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) . It advisable student to apply VAL  minimum 6 WEEKS before your registration date.

International students who wish to study full-time at any educational institution in Malaysia must apply for a Student Pass. This is a requirement of Regulation 13 of the Immigration Regulations 1963.

  • International students MUST apply and obtain the approval to study in Malaysia before entering Malaysia
  • Conversion of an existing Social Pass (Tourist Visa) to Student Visa is strictly not allowed

As an international student studying in Malaysia you will be granted a student pass and visa for a year (or part of a year), depending on the country which issues your passport. You are personally responsible for the timely submission of the documents to obtain your student visa.

All new application for Visa applications is managed by Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) prior of submission to Malaysia Immigration Department.

In order to speed up the process of applying Visa Approval Letter ( VAL), kindly follow these steps:





  • DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHT TICKET until you have obtained the VAL & SEV
  • Student is advised to travel to Malaysia WITHIN the period of the registration date (at least 1 or 2 days before reception date). The Special Pass is given for 30 days
  • International Students WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to register with the University if you don’t have VAL and SEV.
  • Married students MUST enter Malaysia as a single traveler. Dependent passes can only be applied after a student’s pass is issued. Please contact for inquiries on this particular
  • Accommodation can only be provided to you from the date of reception