International Students Admission Procedure

About Malaysia

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals, creating a tradition of celebrations. Generally, Malaysians are extremely laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsular of Malaysia and 2 states on the northern part of Borneo.

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals, creating a tradition of celebrations. Generally, Malaysians are extremely laid back, warm and friendly.

Advantages of studying in Malaysia

  • High quality of education of international standard, regulated by the Ministry of Education;
  • Twinning programmes offer internatioanal students the best routes to top notch qualifications from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand for higher studies;
  • Relatively affordable fees of lower costs of living;
  • English is widely used as the medium of instructions preparing graduates for global market;
  • Institutions offer friendly environment and world-class facilities;
  • Simple immigration procedures for international students;
  • Malaysia is a nation which comprise of people from diverse ethnic background living in harmony, offers international students a unique learning and cultural experience;
  • Diversity in food, festivals, customs, races and languages;
  • Long history of economic and political stability

Malaysia - Fast Facts

Capital Kuala Lumpur
Population 26 million
Language Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language. However, English is widely spoken.
Religion Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced.
Climate Average temperature: 32°C (90°F), Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Time GMT+8 and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
Application Process

All International students are required to read the rules and guidelines to ensure all information is complete and frank. There are essentially three (3) basic steps to the application process:

Below is a sample estimate of a typical student studying at SEGi:


Step A

Submission Of Documents


Step B

Letter of Acceptance


Step C

Visa Approval Letter

1. International students are advised to read the requirements for admission carefully and ensure all information submitted is complete.

Obtain an International Application Form from SEGi International Office, SEGi International Agent or clickhere to download

2. Complete the form and attach the following documents:

International students applying from country of origin (New applicants)

  • To apply, please make payment of RM2,700 for application and student visa processing fee;
  • 8 recent passport sized photographs (4cm X 5.5cm) with name and passport number written on the reverse side;
  • Certified true copies of all academic qualifications;
  • One (1) full set of photocopy of your passport – include all pages, including blank pages. (The passport must have a validity period of at least 12 months);
  • An updated resume (for purposes of MBA programme applications only);
  • English translations of all documents submitted; and
  • Completed Medical Report

International students applying within Malaysia (Transfer student)

  • To register, please make payment RM2,700 for application and student visa processing fee; together with all documents from (b) to (g) listed above;
  • Offer letter will be issued by SEGi University/ SEGi College;
  • Request for the following documents from recent college/ institution and ensure that all documents are CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES by the college/ institution;
  • Release letter;
  • Attendance record;
  • Result slip or academic transcripts or certificates.

3. The documents shall be mailed or couriered to respective campuses listed on the Application Form.

4. Initial fee payment RM2,700, inclusive of application fee and student visa processing, payable by telegraphic transfer or bank draft to respective campus Bank details found on Application Form.

5. There is an option to enroll in a Guardianship & Mentoring Programme. Click here for the brochure. Please write student name, passport and contact number at the reverse side of the cheque, bank draft or telegraphic transfer slip.

Upon receipt of application form, required fees and relevant supporting documents, as explained above, SEGi will post and email a copy of the Letter of Acceptance to the students if the International Student meets the entry requirements.

SEGi International Student Department will submit the documents to the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian Immigration Department to begin processing the Visa Approval Application.

This process will take approximately 6-8 weeks.

When SEGi International Office has received the required fees i.e. have been credited into SEGi’s bank account via Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft, it will courier the original Letter of Acceptance and the Original Visa Approval Letter to the eligible international student.


*It is the prerogative and responsibility of the international student to check with the Malaysian Embassy in the respective home/ source country with regards special requirements or visa requirements before coming into Malaysia. For example, the international student may need to apply for Single Entry Visa to enter into Malaysia, in order to avoid a fine.

*Students from Africa are required to take the necessary inoculations, particularly against the Yellow Fever Vaccination before coming into Malaysia. Students are advised to carry along the Medical Certificate for verification by the Malaysian Immigration Department

Pre-Arrival Procedure

STEP A: In Home Country

International student MUST provide SEGi International Office with the following information by fax attention to “SEGi International Office” or email to the respective campus at least 10 days before departure:

  • Date of Arrival
  • Time of Arrival
  • Flight name and number
  • Airport name i.e. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or LCC Terminal in Sepang

SEGi shall not be held liable or responsible as a result of failure to adhere to the above requirement.

Before leaving for the airport, International Students are advised to double-check to ensure that he/ she brings along the following important documents:

  • Passport (with at least 12 months of validity)
  • Original copy of Visa Approval Letter or Valid Entry Visa

International Student may be required to fill in and complete the Malaysian Disembarkation Card, which may be distributed by the airline crew or at the airport.

Pre-departure Checklist

Tuition Fees

International students are advised to be fully aware of the tuition fees and other administrative charges and fees of the college before departing from their home country.

A copy of the latest fee structure may be available from the SEGi International Office or from SEGi International agents and representatives.


International students are advised to carry approximately RM500 to RM1000 in cash to cover expenses in Malaysia for the first one or two weeks. Students should also bring other funds to be drawn in Ringgit either in the form of bank draft of via electronic transfer in a bank account in Malaysia.


*Bank clearings may take one week for electronic transfers, and 3-4 weeks for bank drafts

*It is more convenient to transfer funds electronically when depositing large sums of money into bank accounts.

*The Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is the basic unit of exchange. Both paper notes and coins are used.

Health History

It is advisable for international students to obtain doctor’s advice on the type of medications necessary and required immunisations that had been given in the past. International students are also advised to be aware of the medications that he or she is allergic to. Having a document that details one’s health history with oneself may prove to be helpful.

Climate & Clothing

The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius at daytime. Annual rainfall is heavy at 2500mm (100 inches).

Do expect relatively high humidity at 80% throughout the year. Students are advised to wear light colours and sweat absorbent materials such as cotton for daily dressing.

Electrical Goods

Electric supply is on a 240-volt 50-cycle system. Please ensure that the electrical goods from your country are compatible to use in Malaysia.

Passport Renewal

Before leaving the country for Malaysia, please check to ensure that your passport is current, with at least 12 months validity. Passport renewal may take several months. You are advised to apply for renewal at least 2 months before the expiry date to avoid inconveniences.