A Student’s Guide to Living in Malaysia

Malaysia is located at the heart of South-East Asia and is a lively multi-cultural country. It is well known as a dynamic tourist destination and also for its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which boasts some of the most spectacular architecture in the world (and some of the tallest buildings!). In recent years, Malaysia has opened up to foreigners of all nationalities, creating a dynamic environment in which to work and study. One of the newly industrialized countries, Malaysia has a booming economy (annual growth is around 5%) which performed beyond expectations over the last two decades. Sectors such as services, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and construction have all experienced growth and this has been reflected by an increase in national spending. 

Key Facts:

  • Malaysia had 13 states and 3 federal territories, divided into Peninsular Malaysia (where 80% of the population lives) and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo
  • Parliamentary democracy
  • Population: 28 million
  • Main religion is Islam but other religions are well represented
  • While Kuala Lumpur is the capital, the federal government is in Putrajaya
  • 5 main ethnic groups, hence several languages are commonly spoken (in addition to English)
  • The climate is tropical with monsoon seasons (which will happen at different times of the year depending on which part of Malaysia you live)
  • Peninsular Malaysia has a coastline which extends nearly 1,900km (1,200 miles)


Students Visa Requirement


Documents required before admission to Adroit College:

  • Completed application form
  • 2 copies academic certificate & transcript
  • 2 copies all pages of passport including blank pages, with certified pages (including special pass / exit stamp)
  • 8 copies passport size photographs with BLUE background (3.5cm x 5cm) – 217x310
  • 2 copies medical examination report
  • Processing Fee
  • No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Education (where applicable)


Payment Method for International Students

All payments are made payable either in Cheque, Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) or Bank Draft to:

Nugrahan Education Sdn Bhd.

Bank: Ambank Sdn Bhd

Acc No: 066-201-201900-8

Swiftcode: ARBKMYKL



Complete set of documents will be submitted to Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) to process Visa approval letter (VAL). Process will approximately take 6-8 weeks to get the VAL. Student is required to pay partial payment of the semester fee once the VAL is given.


Upon Arrival to Malaysia

Adroit College will arrange a representative to meet the students upon their arrival. Student or agents must inform the office of the arrival details by fax or email at least 2 weeks before the arrival date. Once we have received the arrival details, the representative will meet the student at the airport and assist in getting clearance at the Immigration checkpoint.

  • The College representative has to submit the Visa Approval Letter and Student Detail to the Immigration Department Officer at the checkpoint.
  • Malaysian Immigration law requires the college to meet all foreign students at the immigration checkpoint. Students are not allowed to check out without the college officer present at the checkpoint.
  • Within 7 days on arrival in Malaysia, students are required to do medical screening at the appointed clinic by EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services). Students are to submit the pre-screening medical report from their own country for visa application. Medical checkup is required for Visa Renewal.


Overseas Academic Qualification standard

Check your Qualification Standard through this website or contact International Student Affairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact us

A-3A-8, Block A, Viva, No.378, Jalan Ipoh,51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Hotline: +603 4040 0113
  • Fax : +603 4040 0311


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