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Immigration Information

General Admission Procedure For International Students

Step 1 
Submissions of Documents

Please refer to the Application Procedures section for updated information

Step 2
Letter of Offer and VAL application process

Upon receiving the required documents, application fees, EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services) Visa Processing Fees (RM2,000) and meeting the entry requirements, Sunway University will send the Offer Letter

VAL (Visa Approval Letter) application process with EMGS will take place

Step 3 
Await approvals from EMGS

Sunway University will submit application for VAL to EMGS.

The processing time for VAL may require approximately 6-8 weeks.

Step 4 
Remit Advance Fees for first payment

Upon receiving VAL from EMGS, student will be notified by the IO.

As a pre-condition for release of Student Pass Approval Letter the Advance Fees of RM16,000 (pre-U & Diploma) or RM18,000 (Bachelor degree) needs to be paid. If Malaysian Ringgit is not available, the equivalent value in other international currencies is acceptable (e.g. USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, SGD, etc.)

Remitted amounts in excess of the first semester’s fees are credited to the following semester. If student leaves Sunway, this pre-paid amount and deposits are fully refundable. Refer to Payment Instructions ( for bank telegraphic transfer details. Please show us the T/T confirmation printout from your bank for us to trace

Step 5 
Wait for Student Pass Approval Letter to arrive

Upon confirmation of Advance Fees received by our Finance Dept, Sunway will send the original Student Pass (Visa) Approval Letter by courier to the student.

Arrangements will be made for arrival in Malaysia.

General Information

  1. EMGS which operates as a private company endorsed by MoHE (Ministry of Higher Education) in faciliting student pass application.

  2. Students are responsible to check with the Malaysian Embassy in their country for visa requirements before coming to Malaysia. For example, the student may need to apply for a Single-Entry Visa to enter Malaysia, in order to avoid a fine or being turned back at the airport.
  3. Students from yellow fever endemic areas (e.g. Africa, Central and South America) are required to take the necessary inoculations. The vaccination certificate will be verified by the Health & Quarantine officers in the Airport.

    Student Pass and visa charges are imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department and payable by students. Prices range from RM15 - 90 per year, depending on your country of origin. IO staff can inform you of the relevant charge when you submit your passport.

    Students are referred to Sunway University's Rules & Regulations governing their academic rights and obligations during their tenure of study in Sunway University.