EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)
9th JANUARY 2023
INTRODUCTION OF NEW MOBILITY PROGRAMMES (INBOUND)
1.1 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on the circular dated 19th October 2022 (Ref: JPT(BEM)1000/016/046 JLD.31(75)) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia on “Garis Panduan Perlaksanaan Program Mobility (Inbound) Di Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia” and to provide guidelines on the submission of mobility applications through the EMGS STARS System.
1.2. The purpose of this bulletin is to inform all Education Institutions that the Malaysian Immigration Department will stop accepting the eVAL extension request from 31st December 2022.
The new mobility programs are categorised as below:
2.1. Course duration between 3 – 6 months
i. Edutourism – For international students registered with Overseas Education Institutions and are required to obtain a student pass similar to the Student Pass Application Form (IM14) for Mobility Applications.
2.2. Course duration less than 3 months
i. Mobility – International Students: For international students registered with Overseas Education Institutions (under the purview of MOHE).
ii. Edutourism – International Student: For international students registered with Overseas Education Institutions (under the purview of Bahagian Education Malaysia (BEM)).
iii. Edutourism – With Valid Student Pass: International students with a valid Student Pass in Malaysia.
iv. Edutourism – Tourist: International Tourist.
3.1 Institutes of Higher Education (IHE):
i. Public Universities; and
ii. Private Higher Education Institutions with University status, including Foreign Branch Campuses, University Colleges and Colleges with valid a certificate of registration, valid approval to conduct courses of study and valid approval for recruiting international students by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). These Education Institutions must also have achieved 4 to 6 stars for SETARA (Universities, Including Overseas Branch and University College) and MyQuest (Colleges) quality ratings.
3.2. Students or Participants:
i. International students registered with Overseas Education Institutions.
ii. International students with a valid Student Pass in Malaysia.
iii. International Tourist.
i. Must provide a valid Offer Letter from the hosting IHE.
ii. For Mobility programs, students must have a Confirmation Letter from an existing University overseas to show the student is an active student.
iii. Must have valid travel insurance that covers the program duration. The Travel Insurance Cover Letter must be provided to prove the coverage. This is only applicable for students/participants who are not required to apply for a student pass.
iv. Must provide Return Flight Tickets for students/participants. This is only applicable for students/participants who are not required to apply for a student pass.
v. Must provide the Passport Data Page of the Passport that is being used to travel into Malaysia.
3.4. Type of Pass:
The pass facility for Mobility and Edutourism programmes are subject to the Malaysian Immigration Department’s rules and regulations as follows:
i. For course durations between 3 – 6 months, Student Pass will be issued by the Immigration department.
ii. For course durations less than 3 months, students will pursue the course based on the duration of the Social Visit Pass (SVP) issued. E.g.: Students/participants from Afghanistan can study Edutourism courses in Malaysia with a duration of less than 30 days as these students/participants will receive 30 days SVP upon entry into Malaysia.
A. Registration of Course
i. Mobility – Course registration can be made through EMGS by submitting the Mobility Program Template for Institutes template to EMGS. The template can be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org as per the current process of course registration for IM14 Mobility Applications. The template can be downloaded from STARS under Downloadable Forms.
ii. Edutourism – Course registration for Edutourism programmes needs to be submitted to Bahagian Education Malaysia (BEM). BEM will forward the approved list of courses to EMGS to be registered in STARS
B. Mobility /Edutourism Application Form
i. An additional form will be enabled in STARS for the institutions to apply for Mobility/Edutourism courses less than 3 months
ii. Mobility courses with a duration 3- 6 months will use the existing Student Pass Application Form (IM14) for Mobility form.
4.2 Direct Application by International Students
A. Application Form
i. Students can apply directly through the https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my/step- 1-of-student-visa-application.html/
Education Malaysia Global Services
9th January 2023