Changing Your Course or Institution (Variation)

Students can apply for a Variation application when they wish to change to another course or another institution. A variation application is not applicable when a student is progressing to a course at a higher level. It is only applicable to changes made by the student within the same level of study.


Please note that you cannot apply to change a course unless you have received a confirmed offer of study for that specific course.


If you are applying to move to another institution, you must have a confirmed offer of study in that specific institution. Your original education provider must cancel the current Pass before you can apply. You are only allowed to change course or institution twice; see the illustrations below:


International Student enters Malaysia to Study Course A at College A

Apply to vary to Course B in College A before finishing Course A - this counts as one change

Apply to vary to Course B but at College B before finishing at College A – this counts as the second change

OR

Apply to vary from Course A in College A to Course A at College B - this counts as one change

Apply to redo Course A in College B after 2 years – this counts as the second change


Important :

  • If you are studying at an Accredited Skills Training Centre:

    • You are only allowed to change to a different course within the same institution
    • If you wish to change your institution, you will be required to leave the country and make a new application.

  • If you are studying at a Language School:

    • You will only be allowed to change your course once (within the same institution) during your period of study. You will not be allowed to change your institution.

    • If you wish to change your institution, you will be required to leave the country and make a new application.

    • The maximum duration you can study in a Language School is 1 year.

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