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

Step 1


Scan and Compile your documents listed in Annex III checklist accordingly

    • UTMSPACE Offer Letter
    • Photo with WHITE Background
    • Passport
    • Academic Certificates
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Health Status Declaration Form
    • Letter of Eligibility (LOE) / Objection Certificate (NOC) / No Objection Letter (NOL)

Please refer to UTM International for details

Step 2


Apply VAL and track application status at EMGS

    • Apply your student Visa Approval Letter (VAL)
    • Track application status after 1 week of application
    • Immigration Malaysia will issue electronic Visa Approval Letter (eVAL) which can be download at EMGS website after approval of VAL
    • Print the eVAL to obtain Single – Entry – Visa (SEV)

VAL Approval may take 3 to 6 weeks

Step 3

Apply SEV at Malaysia Embassy as stated on Offer Letter once VAL was approved

Countries without the Malaysia Representative Office need to obtain Visa on Arrival for Student (VOAS) at VOA counter located at Arrival Hall/Malaysia entry point upon arrival.

Check countries granted VOAS HERE

After approval of VAL and apply SEV, you may plan your travel.

Please plan travel arrangement NEAR to your RECEPTION DATE

Step 4


Post – arrival Medical Check – up, Registration and Student Pass Endorsement

Upon arrival at Malaysia (Immigration Counter), Show your eVAL, SEV and Offer Letter to Immigration Officer.

The Special Pass Stamp will be endorsed by the Immigration for 30 days. Within this period, you are required to ;

Contact Us

Student Recruitment & Admission Division, Level 5, Block T05, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru. Tel : +607 531 8052/ 531 8053 Email :

Working operating hours:

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