Malaysian Student

University

Q. Are UNITAR programmes recognized by the government of Malaysia?

Yes, UNITAR programmes are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Public Services Department of Malaysia(JPA).

Q. Are the programmes accredited by Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA)?

Yes. The programmes are accredited by Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Q. What are the faculties at UNITAR?

We have Seven (7) faculties:

  1. Faculty of Business Technology & Accounting
  2. Faculty of Education and Humanities
  3. Faculty of Culinary & Tourism
  4. Faculty of Architecture & Design
  5. Asia Graduate School of Business
  6. Graduate School of Education
  7. UNITAR Foundation School

 

Q. Where is UNITAR located?

UNITAR is located in Kelana Jaya (located next to the Kelana Jaya Police Station)

Address :

3-01A, Level 3, Tierra Crest,
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7627 7200
Fax: +603 7627 7447
E-mail : enquiries@unitar.my
Website : www.unitar.my

Q. Where are the UNITAR Regional Centres?

Alor Setar

UNITAR Regional Centre Alor Setar
558, Jalan Langgar,
05000 Alor Setar,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel : +604-731 4305
Fax : +604-730 7618

Kota Bharu

UNITAR Regional Centre Kota Bharu
PT 300 & 301, Seksyen 27,
Jalan Kebun Sultan,
15300 Kota Bharu,
Kelantan Darul Naim .
Tel : +609-743 3396 / +609-743 3394
Fax : +609-743 2872

Johor Bahru

UNITAR Regional Centre Johor Bahru
Aras 4,Bangunan Perisind,
No. 8, Jalan Bukit Timbalan,
80000 Johor Bahru,
Johor.
Tel : +607-223 2178
Fax : +607-224 7550

Ipoh

UNITAR Regional Centre Ipoh
100-102, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
30100 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-528 6666
Fax: +605-529 2686

Kota Kinabalu

SIDMA College Sabah
Jalan Bundusa,
88300 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah.
Tel: +6088-732 020/ +6088-712 560
Fax: +6088-732 015/ +6088-732 019

Melaka

UNITAR REGIONAL CENTRE MELAKA
Address: No. 1 Jalan Bukit Sebukor,
75150 Melaka.
Phone: +606-281 7732
Fax: +606-281 6845

Kota Kinabalu

UNITAR Regional Centre Kota Kinabalu
Address: Jalan Bundusan,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone: +6088-732 020 / +6088-712 560
Fax: +6088- 712 572 / +6088 – 732013

Kuching

UNITAR Regional Centre Kuching
Wisma Mornie,
No. 1, Jalan Hj Taha,
93400 Kuching,
Sarawak.
Tel:+6082-413 811
Fax : +6082-258 130

Penang

UNITAR Regional Centre Penang
49, Jalan Zainal Abidin,
10400 Penang.
Tel : +604-229 9168 / +604-228 2168
Fax : +604-226 9668

Q. What are the nearest highways?

The nearest highways that can accessed to and from UNITAR are:

  • Federal Highway.
  • Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) Highway.
  • New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

Admission

Q. How many semesters are there in one (1) year?

There are three (3) semesters a year; January, June and September.

Q. When can I apply to enroll into UNITAR?

Applications are open all throughout the year, but our commencement dates are in January, June and September.

 

Q. What are the methods of application?

Online Application

The Online Application is open throughout the year. Candidates may apply for the programme of their choice by clicking onthe Online Application link. Please fill up the required information completely, and press the submit button. Our Administrator will process your Application and you may check your application status online.

If you posses other equivalent qualification(s) such as a Foundation or Diploma from other University/ College/Institution/Polytechnic,you are required to submit the following documents by post after you have submitted your online application:

  • A certified true copy of Certificate of Award(s)
  • A certified true copy of Academic Transcript(s)
  • All relevant information and materials related to your previous studies from SPM onward

Print out the Application Form, fill it in and send it to UNITAR International University. With the form, please enclose:

For Undergraduate programmes

  • A certified true copy result of SPM/’ ‘O’ Level, STPM/ ‘A’ Level, Certificate Diploma andequivalent.
  • A certified True Copy of Certificate of Award(s)
  • Certified True Copy of Academic Transcript(s)
  • All relevant information and materials related to your previous studies from SPM onwards
  • Original and photocopy of MyKad 

For Postgraduate programmes

  • A certified true copy result of Bachelor Degree or other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Governmentor other professional qualification(s)
  • A certified True Copy of Certificate of Award(s)
  • Certified True Copy of Academic Transcript(s)
  • All relevant information and materials related to your previous studies from SPM onwards
  • Original and photocopy of MyKad 

IMPORTANT: Your application will be treated as complete only after we receive the above stated document(s).

Kindly send to the following address:

Student Administration Services
UNITAR International University,
3-01A, Level 2, Tierra Crest,
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: +603- 76277200
Fax: +603- 76277238

Q. What is the level of English language proficiency required to study at UNITAR for Malaysian students?

English Proficiency Requirements for Malaysian Students.

Students who enroll into Bachelor Degree programmes must fulfill the following English proficiency requirement:

  • Students who have attained credit in the English language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to take additional Englishcourses depending on the level of proficiency.
  • Students who do not have a credit in the English language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to undergo the ‘IntensiveEnglish Programme.’
  • Students who have a distinction in the English language at the SPM/SPMV level are not required to take additional Englishcourses.

Note: Additional charges will be imposed based on the English language placement level

SPM MUET Placement
3B
Previous code: C3
Band 3 English 3 (ULD1133)
4B & 5C
Previous code: C4 & C5
Band 2 English 2 (ULC0123)
6C
Previous code: C6
Band 1 English 1 (ULC0013)
7D, 8E & 9G
 Previous code: P7, P8 & P9
N/A Intensive English programme
Q. What is the language of instruction and discourse for the learning process at UNITAR?
 
English is the language of instruction for the learning process at UNITAR.
 
Q. When do I need to register?

The registration details will be specified in your Offer Letter.

Q. What do I need to bring along during registrations?

Undergraduate

  • Offer Letter or Pre-printed Conditional Offer Letter
  • Preprinted Registration Form
  • Original results of 'A' Levels or Certificate or Diploma, academic transcripts and documents of other academic qualifications
  • Original and Photocopy of MyKad
  • Original and Certified true copy of MUET result (for STPM holders)
  • Minimum fee payment of RM1,500.00 or a balance of RM1,300.00 (if student has made an initial payment of RM200.00). Paymentsare to be made by Cash/Credit Card/CIMB Clicks/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order Money Order, made payable to"UNITAR CAPITAL SDN BHD".
  • The completed Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity (LGI) Form. Students shall not be allowed to register if they fail to submitthe completed LGI Form
  • 3 passport-sized photographs

Postgraduate

  • Offer Letter
  • Academic transcripts and documents of other academic qualifications
  • Original and Photocopy of MyKad
  • Letter of sponsorship, scholarship or financial evidence (if any)
  • Minimum fee payment of RM1,500.00 or a balance of RM1,300.00 (if student has made an initial payment of RM200.00). Paymentsare to be made by Cash/Credit Card/CIMB Clicks/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order Money Order, made payable to"UNITAR CAPITAL SDN BHD".
  • The completed Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity (LGI) Form. Students shall not be allowed to register if they fail to submitthe completed LGI Form
  • 3 passport-sized photographs

Accommodation

Q. Is there a hostel provided by the university?

Yes, for further information our Residence Management Department will assist the students regarding accommodation matters. Please contact:

Residence Management Department
Ground Floor, Block G2 & G3
Parklane Commercial Hub, Jalan SS7/26,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia.
Email: rmd@unitar.my
Q. If I do not stay nearby the university, does the university provide any transportation to go to and from the university?

Yes, UNITAR provides buses for student with reasonable fees.

Financial Aid

Q. Does UNITAR offer any scholarship?

Yes.

KARANGKRAF SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Students can apply for Karangkraf Scholarship Fund by download this form. Completed application along with supporting documents must be submitted to:

Scholarship Secretariat Karangkraf
Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 2, JalanSepana 15/3,
Off Selangor, 40200 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 - 5101 7388 (ext 3629)
Fax: 03 - 5101 3884
Email: danapendidikan@karangkraf.com.my
For more information, please visit Karangkraf's website.

Usually students will apply PTPTN as their financial aid. UNITAR will do its best in assisting students to obtain financial aid for their studies. Students may apply for educational loans from PTPTN, Banks Loan and etc.

Fees

Q. What is the mode of payment for the Tuition Fees?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
DETAILS
Cheque/ Banker Cheque/Bank Draft/ Postal Order/ Money Order
Made payable to “UNITAR CAPITAL SDN BHD
Cash
Payment may be made at UNITAR’s Main Campus:
Student Accounts Department
UNITAR International University
3-01A, Level 3, Tierra Crest,
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Others

Q. What is the difference between conventional learning and the distance-learning mode?

The conventional learning mode of study is only applicable to full-time learning whereas in distance learning mode, student can be either full-time or part-time. For the full-time learning the duration of study is the same (2 ½ - 3years, Bachelor 3-4 years depending on the total credits and credit transfer), regardless of whether it is conventional or distance learning. The duration of study for part time distance learning is slightly longer (Diploma 3-4 years, Bachelor 4-5 years).As for the total contact hour, the conventional learning mode requires more contact hour (42 hours per semester for a 3-credit course) compared full time distance learning (only 30 hours per semester) and part time distance learning (14 hours per semesterfor reading course, 21 hours per semester for quantitative/ language course). The full time student (either conventionalor distance) attend classes five (5) days a week (Monday to Friday), while the part time distance learning student attend classes during weeknight or on the weekend.

Distance Learning can be defined as learning at a location away from the main campus of an institution. MQA has granted two types of learning modes to UNITAR, the conventional-learning mode and the distance-learning mode.

Q. What is open entry?

Open Entry is an alternative path to gain entry into UNITAR academic programmes through less stringent requirements as compared to traditional requirements set by conventional universities. Conventional universities require applicant to meet strict requirements in order to enroll into any programmes. Because requirement levels may be set to high, they can hinder many from obtaining higher education.

Open Entry is a means to overcome such stringent regulations and requirements as it takes into consideration every applicant prior learning and work experiences for admission into academic programmes at UNITAR. Open Entry is available for Bachelors and Masters Degree Programmes.

Q. What are the entry requirements for open entry?

Bachelor Degree (Hons)

  • PMR/ SRP/ LCE
  • Minimum 21 years old on 1st January in the year of application
  • 3 years relevant working experience
  • Satisfactory fulfillment of University assessment

Masters Degree

  • STPM/Matriculation or equivalent
  • Minimum 35 years old on 1st January in the year of application
  • 5 years relevant working experience
  • Satisfactory fulfillment of University assessment

* Candidates may be subjected to additional requirements from the respective faculties

International Student

Living in Malaysia

Q. Can you tell me a little about Malaysia?

Geography
Malaysia consists of two distinct parts to the country, Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia with the states of Sabah and Sarawak respectively. Peninsular Malaysia, which houses the nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur is located south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. East Malaysia is located on the island of Borneo and shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia. The total land area of Malaysia is 329,847 square kilometers (127,350 sq mi),the 67th largest country in the world in terms of land area. Tin, timber, copper, iron ore and natural gas have always been the main natural resources of the country.

Climate
The climate is tropical and humid with temperatures on average at 20°C - 30°C year round. The local climate is affected by the presence of mountain ranges throughout east and west Malaysia.

The climate varies from the highlands, lowlands and coastal regions of the country. The coasts usually have a relatively sunny climate, with temperatures ranging between 23 °C (73.4 °F) and 32 °C (89.6 °F), and average rainfall ranging from 10 centimetres (4 in) to 30 centimetres (12 in) a month. The lowlands have a similar temperature, but followa more distinctive rainfall pattern and show very high humidity levels. The highlands are cooler and wetter, and display a greater temperature variation. A large amount of cloud cover is present over the highlands, which have humidity levels that does not fall below 75%.

Population
Malaysia's multi-racial society contains many ethnic groups. Malays and indigenous groups comprise 67.4% of the population.By constitutional definition, all Malays are Muslims. About a quarter of the population is ethnic Chinese, a group which historically has played an important role in trade and commerce in the country. Lastly, Malaysians of Indian descent comprise about 7% of the population in the country.

Population density is highest in peninsular Malaysia, home to some 22.6 million of the country's 28.3 million inhabitants.The rest live on the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo in the large but less densely-populated states of Sabah and Sarawak. More than half of Sarawak residents and about two-thirds of Sabah comprise of indigenous groups.

Major Ethic Groups in Malaysia

  • Malay: 60.3%
  • Chinese: 22.9%
  • Indian: 6.8%

National Flag of Malaysia
The Malaysian national flag, also known as the Jalur Gemilang (Stripes of Glory), and the Malaysian coat of arms are symbols of the nation's stateliness and sovereignty. The Government encourages the flying of the Jalur Gemilang particularly during the month of Independence in August as an expression of love, loyalty and pride for the country.

The Jalur Gemilang

The Malaysian national flag or Jalur Gemilang consists of 14 horizontal red and white stripes of equal width (along thefly), representing the 13 component States and the Federal Government. The canton of dark blue in the upper quarter next to the staff and extending down to the top of the fifth stripe stands for the unity of the people of Malaysia. The union contains a crescent which symbolises Islam, the predominant religion of Malaysia. The 14 points of the star signify the unity of the 13 states with the Federal Government. The colour yellow signifies the royal colour of the Rulers of Malaysia.

The Malaysia National Flower is the 'hibiscus' or 'rosa sinensis'. It is locally known as the 'Bunga Raya'.

 

Q. What are the common languages spoken in Malaysia?

Language
The common languages spoken in Malaysia are Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language), English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tamil.

Q. How about the food in Malaysia?

A common greeting in Malaysian is “Adakah awak sudah makan ?” (“Have you eaten yet ?”) Malaysian love to eat and they are blessed with such a wide variety of flavors on offer. You will experience a gastronomic experience like no other here. That is a guarantee.

Some Local Favourites

  • Roti Canai
  • Kuey Teow Goreng
  • Nasi Lemak
  • Satay
  • Teh Tarik
  • Laksa
 
Q. What is the Social Culture like in Malaysia?

A Multi-Cultural Society
When visiting the country it is clear that the various ethnic groups retain their religious customs, beliefs, and way oflife. The most important festivals of each ethic group are declared as public holidays.

Group Orientation
The family is considered the centre of the Malaysian social construct. As a result there is a great emphasis on unity, loyalty and respect for the elderly. The family is the place where an individual can be guaranteed both emotional and financial support.

The Concept of 'Face'
Malaysians strive to maintain 'face' and avoid shaming others both in public and in private. 'Face' is a personal concept that embraces qualities such as a good name, good character, and being held in esteem by one's peers. Face is considered a commodity that can be given, lost, taken away, or earned. On top of this saving or maintaining 'face' also extends to the family, school, company, and even the nation itself.

The need to maintain 'face' makes Malaysians strive for harmonious relationships. 'Face' can be 'lost' by openly criticizing, insulting, or putting someone on the spot. As well as by doing something that brings shame to the group, challenging someone in authority; especially if this is done in public, showing anger toward another person, refusing a request, not keeping a promise, or disagreeing with someone publicly.

Conversely, 'face' can be saved by remaining calm and courteous, discussing errors or transgressions in private, speaking about problems without blaming anyone, using non-verbal communication to say “no” and 'allowing the other person to get out of the situation with their pride intact'.

 

Q. What are the major festivals celebrated in Malaysia?

Malaysia is country of a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society with many religious faiths. Each group practices their own religion and beliefs freely. The “Open House” concept is practiced at almost all festivals which means inviting relatives and friends to partake in food and festivity. The main festivals which Malaysia celebrates throughout the year are: Hari Raya Puasa, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas.

 

Q. What are the factors that convince students to study in Malaysia?

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

AVAILABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:

  • KTM Komuter Sentul - Port Klang
  • KTM Komuter Rawang - Seremban
  • RapidKL Ampang - Sentul Timur
  • RapidKL Sri Petaling - Sentul Timur
  • RapidKL Kelana Jaya - Terminal Putra
  • Monorail KL Sentral - Titiwangsa
  • KLIA Transit
  • KLIA Express
  • RapidKL T625 Bus to Campus
 
Q. What is the Cost of Living in Malaysia?

As a guide the total monthly living expenses, the amount can range from approximately USD450 to USD750 (RM1,500 to RM2,700) or more per month or about USD5,400 to USD9,000 (RM18,000 to RM32,400) per year depending on the student's lifestyle.

Rental Rates

Accommodation rental rates depend on the type of accommodation, location and the facilities offered at the desired residence.

Admission

Q. What are the entry qualifications for Admission into the UNITAR International University?

All International Students should read the requirement for enrollment carefully, and ensure all information is complete before you submit your application. For more information, kindly refer to http://www.mqa.gov.my/

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

As for international students, it will remain in which it will be based on TOEFL or IELTS. In addition, there is a time limit for TOEFL and IELTS qualification. Students who do not have any of the qualifications will have to sit for the UNITAR English Placement Test (UEPT) as approved by Senate in 2013.

International Students - The English Language Entry Requirement for international students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

Level of Study
IELTS
TOEFL
UEPT
Undegraduate (Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor)
Band 5.0
Score 500
Score 55
Master
Band 6.0
Score 550
Score 65
PhD
Band 6.5
Score 550
Score68

Note:

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • UEPT: UNITAR English Placement Test
Validity period of the IELTS or TOEFL qualification is TWO (2) years from the date of award. UNITAR does not accept any other English proficiency qualification or certificate except for the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications.

International Students who do not possess either the IELTS or TOEFL qualification (or do not have the required score band) will be required to sit for the UNITAR-administered English Placement Test (UEPT).

International Students who acquire the required score band of English based on the UEPT will be able to proceed to register for their Faculty courses.

International Students who acquire a lower score band of English based on the UEPT will be placed in the appropriate level of proficiency and are required to complete and pass an Intensive English Programme (IEP) before registering for their Faculty courses.

 

Q. How do I apply for a programme?

All International Students should read the requirement for enrollment carefully, and ensure all information is complete before you submit your application.

Kindly refer here: Link to International Students Page

Q. What is the language of instruction for the learning process?

English is the language of instruction for the learning process.

 

Q. How many semesters are there in a year?

Three (3) semesters a year; February, June and in September.

 

Q. When do I need to register?

The registration details will be specified in your Offer Letter.

 

Q. What do I need to bring along during registration?

Important document and items:

  • Original passport and two (2) copies
  • Offer Letter from the University
  • Immigration Approval Letter
  • Cash/Payment due to the University and Immigration Department
  • Coloured passport sized photographs (10 pieces)
  • Original and photocopies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • Leaving Certificate from the previous Institution and a photocopy
  • Original Health Examination Report

Accommodation

Q. How to make a reservation for accommodations?

Yes, for further information our Residence Management Department will assist the students regarding accommodation matters. Please contact:

Residence Management Department
Ground Floor, Block G2 & G3
Parklane Commercial Hub, Jalan SS7/26,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia.

Email: rmd@unitar.my

Entry into Malaysia

Q. How to apply for Student Visa?

All international students are required to produce an Approval Letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia on entering the country and possess a valid Student Pass and/or Student Visa while studying in Malaysia. The International Students Unit (ISU) will assist new International Students to obtain the Approval Letter and Student Pass and/or Student Visa.

NEW STUDENT PASS AND/ OR VISA APPLICATION

ISU will ensure that students fulfill the entry requirements of the University in order to obtain the Offer Letter*. Students must fully understand the terms of payment to the University and the immigration procedures of Malaysia.
*The offer of placement is subject to the verification of certified true copies provided:

1) Academic Certificates
2) English Proficiency (i.e. TOEFL/IELT) Certificate
3) Valid Passport
4) Application Form

Before coming to Malaysia, all international students must pay Student Service the required fee by
1) Telegraphic Transfer to the university's account, or
2) Bank Draft, or
3) By giving details of your credit card numbers, MASTER or VISA only, expiry date, and *security code numbers (*the last 3 digits on the back of the credit card)

Email to: sas@unitar.my

OR

Fax:
1. +603-7627 7444 ( Student Administrative Services) and
2. +603-7627 7267 (Student Finance Services )

To expedite proof of payment made/sent, it is very important that students email the Bank-In slips or photocopy of the BankDraft together with details of Student's Name, nationality, passport number, contact telephone and fax numbers, email address and programme offered by the university to the above mentioned departments' email addresses or fax numbers.

ISU will submit payment and the required documents to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
The Immigration Department require the following:

  1. Processing Fees of RM380 (approximately USD$120)
  2. Offer Letter from the University
  3. Academic Certificates
  4. Photocopy of Passport (all pages)
  5. Four (4) Passport-sized coloured Photographs
  6. Health Examination Report

ISU will courier the Approval Letter to the successful student.

ISU will inform the successful student to submit their travel itinerary at least 7 days before arrival at the University. Every student is required to complete the Health Examination Report Form prior to their arrival.
 
Please refer to the Airport Pick-Up Guidelines and Health Examination Report section.

ISU will collect the successful student's passport for Immigration's endorsement and a duplicate copy of the passport will be certified. This will be given to the student with an Official Letter and the Student Pass and/or Student Visa for processing.

ISU will submit the student's original passport to the Immigration Department for endorsement. The processing will take approximately one month.

ISU will collect the passport from the Immigration Department and the student will then be informed to collect his/her passportfrom ISU UNITAR.

Note:
For students from restricted countries, when the application for the Student Pass is approved by the Immigration Department,a sealed letter is given to the International Student Unit (ISU) and will be sent to you. Without opening this letter, you must go to the nearest Malaysian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission and use it to obtain a Single Entry Visa before proceeding to Malaysia.

As soon as you get a single entry visa, you must make your travel arrangements and inform the International Student Unit (ISU) of these arrangements eg. date of arrival, port of entry, flight details, etc so that a representative from the University can meet you at the airport. International students will not be allowed entry into Malaysia without the presence of a representative from the University. You must also bring the Immigration Department's Letter of Approval, as without this, you may also not be allowed to enter the country.

Once you enter as a student, you will be given a temporary pass which allows you a short period of stay. Within this time period, the International Student Unit must submit your passport to the Immigration Department for endorsement of the StudentPass applied for you earlier. Therefore, as soon as you have arrived in Malaysia, you must hand over your passport to the International Student Unit, which will submit it to the Immigration Department on your behalf.

It is important that you get your Single Entry Visa as failure to do so will result in the student being charged RM500 (to process a Journey Performed Visa) by the Immigration department upon arrival in Malaysia, in addition to other immigration charges. This processing fee is charged for those without a Single Entry Visa when entering the country.

 

Q. How do I arrange for Airport Pick-up?

The university will provide Airport Pick-Up’s when the Pre-Registration down payment requirements from the International are fulfilled. As per the requirements of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, a University representative must meet the student upon arrival at the airport. Staff from the International Student Unit (ISU) will meet the student at the Immigration check-point based on the arrival details provided by the students. Student or student’s Agent is to inform the details of the arrival time and flight information to the International Student Unit (ISU) approximately 7 days prior to the student’s arrival.

Q. What are the fees charged by the Immigration Department of Malaysia for International Students?

Security Bond

This is a fee required to be paid to the Immigration Department of Malaysia and is refundable when students complete their studies and depart for their home country.

Country
Bond Fee (RM)
Singapore
RM 200
Thailand
RM 300
Indonesia
RM 500
Bangladesh
Philippines
India
Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
RM 750
Japan
South Korea
Macao
Hong Kong
RM 1,000
Saudi Arabia
Africa
Australia
British
Brunei
China
Europe
Iran
Iraq
Portugal
Taiwan
Tunisia
Vietnam
RM 1,500
Canada
USA
Columbia
Angola
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Republic Congo
Republic Democratic Congo
Cote D’Ivoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Guinea-Bissau
Ghana
Liberia
Mali Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Western Sahara
RM 2,000
Other Countries
RM 1,500

Laws in Malaysia

Q. What are the prohibited activities in Malaysia?

All criminal activity is prohibited when you reside in Malaysia. Drug abuse is viewed seriously. The trafficking, manufacturing, importing or exporting of drugs carry the mandatory death sentence. Students must not misuse their student visa by working unlawfully in Malaysia by the direction of the Immigration Department.

Q. What will happen if I overstay my Visa in Malaysia?

Overstaying your visa is a punishable offence under the Immigration Act. Take note the expiry date of your Social VisitPass or Students Pass. Please note that laws in Malaysia are taken seriously and penalties are severe.

 

Others

Q. Healthcare

In Malaysia we have many well facilitated medical institutions from government clinics and hospitals to private healthcare institutions. Usually the cost for Government Healthcare is lower as compared to private healthcare. Most of the medical centres operates 24 hours.

Major Medical Centres close-by to UNITAR:

  1. Sunway Medical Centre
    No.5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway,
    46150 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan,
    Malaysia.

    Tel: +603-7491 9191
    Fax: +603-7491 8181

  2. Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya
    No. 1, Jalan SS 12 / 1A,
    47500 Subang Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan,
    Malaysia.

    Tel: +603-5639 1212
    Fax: +603-5639 1675

  3. Kelana Jaya Medical Centre
    No.1, FAS Business Avenue,
    Jalan Perbandaran SS7,
    Kelana Jaya,
    47301, Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan,
    Malaysia.

    Tel: +603-7805 2111
    Fax: +603-7806 3505

Q. Telecommunications

The biggest telecommunication company in Malaysia is Telekom Malaysia, which supplies land lines.
Most popular Mobile Phone and Internet Service Providers

  1. Maxis
  2. Digi
  3. Celcom
  4. U-mobile
Q. Media

Television
ASTRO is the sole paid Television Service provider in the country, with more than 30 channels which include programmes as well as digital radio.

Newspapers

Popular Local English Newspapers

  • The Star
  • The New Straits Times
  • The Sun (Free)
  • The Malay Mail

Popular Local Bahasa Melayu Newspapers

  • Utusan Malaysia
  • Berita Harian
  • Harian Metro
  • Kosmo

Popular Local Chinese Language Newspapers

  • Sin Chew
  • China Press
  • Nanyang Sian Pau
  • Oriental Daily News

Popular Local Tamil Newspapers

  • Makkal Osai
  • Malaysia Nanban
  • Tamil Nesan
Q. Financial Matters

Banking
There are many commercial and merchant banks in Malaysia. Banks are usually open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and are closed on the weekends. Most of the banks have Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) and numerous branches.

The largest local banks are:

  • Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
  • CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB)
  • Public Bank (PBBANK)
  • Arab Malaysian Bank (AMBANK)

Money Changers
Popular licensed Money Changers can be found near the university area and as well as many reputable shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur.