Malaysia is an increasingly popular place to get tertiary education with more than 40,000 international students from over 100 countries studying in Malaysia. It is the center of academic and higher education excellence in the region. Part of reasons why international students choose Malaysia includes:
Quality Education Programs
The quality of educational institutions in Malaysia is monitored by the Malaysian government enforcement of legislation such as The Education Act, 1996, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996 and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) provides guidelines and constant monitoring to ensure colleges and universities achieve the highest standards in education and are internationally recognized.
SRI® College provides professional, career-focused education courses that are up-to-date and market relevant. Graduates from SRI® College have no issues in finding employment back in their home country. International students can also get an accredited degree or transfer campus option to and from a variety of choices of world-renowned universities from UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Multicultural Studying Environment
International students studying in SRI® will get to experience of living in a plural and multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to a value-added life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions throughout the world. There are three major races in Malaysia; namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians together with other ethnic minorities. Apart from mixing with Malaysian students, International students are also exposed to other students from different nationalities.
Applicants are advices to submit their applications at least 2 months before the commencement of a new intake to avoid any delays in the issue of Student Visa.
Please prepare the following documents to be send to SRI® College for visa processing or email the documents to the programme counsellors. You are advised to check on your eligibility status with the college counsellors before registering.
1. Our counsellors will send you the application form after your counselling session. Kindly fill the same documents and submit to SRI® College.
2. Academic Qualifications – O’ Level or A’ Level or Pre-U or equivalent or Diploma and any equivalent qualification
- Academic transcripts and completion: In the event that these documents are not published in English, students are to provide official English-translated versions and certified as true copies by the relevant authorities
- Transferred students from other institutions: If students are seeking credit exemptions, additional documents such as the final transcripts, programme syllabus and portfolio (if any) are required.
3. Passport copy
- Passport validity must not be less than 13 months from the date of admission/submission to the college.
- All pages of the passport – including the cover pages & blank pages – are required (in colour) and must be certified true copy.
- Kindly make sure that the page numbers of the passport are clearly visible.
4. Passport-sized photograph
- 8 copies of coloured, with blue background
- Photograph measurement: Height (35mm) and Width (50mm).
5. Additional Documents:
- Declaration Letter: discrepancy of name on passport & academic transcripts; to be issued by home country’s Ministry of Education OR by home country’s Commissioner of Oath.
- No Objection Certificate (NOC): from the education authorities/ministry of their home country, applicable for students with Sub Saharan Country’s passport holder ONLY.
- Eligibility Letter: from Federal Ministry Education in Abuja or Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. For Nigerian passport holders ONLY.
All document/certificate MUST be CERTIFIED TRUE COPY by the relevant authorities (solicitor, notary public, justice of the peace or any person authorised to take a statutory declaration) in your home country. If the documents are in a language other than English, they MUST be translated to English.
Please courier the documents required above to the following address:
Wisma Smart Reader® II,
No. 5, Jalan Udang Harimau 1, Kepong Business Park, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur. MALAYSIA
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Fee, Registration Fee and Visa Processing / EMGS payment – please make the payment via Telegraphic Transfer (TT). Receipt copies are to be scanned and emailed to email@example.com – please write your name on the slip. (Refer the course counsellor for your fee)
All fees will be made payable to ‘Smart Reader Worldwide (EM) SDN. BHD.’ Payment can be made in cash/bank draft/telegraphic transfer or direct banking to the following account.
Beneficiary Smart Reader Worldwide (EM) SDN. BHD.
Account no 5143 2922 2886
Bank Name Malayan Bank Berhad
Branch Name Bukit Damansara
G-Floor, Block C, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kula Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Swift code MBBEMYKL
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
- Visa Processing and Insurance are required to be renewed on a yearly basis and will be charged per annum.
- Application and Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.
- Visa Processing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
- ALL FEES ARE TRANSACTED IN RINGGIT MALAYSIA.
- Any shortfall from any translation of foreign currencies to Ringgit Malaysia and bank charges will be borne by the student.
- Excess will be transferred to the next semester / year fees.
- Upon receipt of ALL documents and necessary fees, SRI® College will then assess the applicant’s eligibility for entry.
- If the student meets the entry requirements, SRI® will then issue the Copy of Offer Letter / Conditional Offer Letter to the student. Once the student makes the visa processing fee payment, the College will proceed to apply for the Visa Approval Letter on behalf of the student.
- Visa Application will usually take 6 – 8 weeks. Upon receipt of the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) from the Malaysia Immigration Department, SRI® College will email to the applicant.
VISA APPROVAL LETTER
- Once the Visa has been approved, the College will inform the student, and the student is required to make payment based on the Fee Structure. Payment is to be made via telegraphic transfer or online transfer based on the information stated above. Once payment is made, the student is required to fax or scan and email the copy of Telegraphic Transfer (TT) slip (name written at the front) to your respective counsellor.
- Upon receipt of payment as stated in the Fee Structure, SRI® College will then courier the Offer Pack which includes the Original Copy of the Offer Letter and Visa Approval Letter (VAL) to the student immediately.
Obtaining single entry visa
With the Offer Letter and Visa Approval Letter (VAL), student may endorse a Single Entry Visa onto the passport at the Malaysian Embassy/Consulate in their respective country. Please bring along the Offer Letter, the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) and your passport when you perform the visa endorsement.
Notify the college about the arrival
Student must then inform SRI® College’s International Office of flight details FIVE working days before the date of departure. Representatives from SRI® College will greet the student at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Send the flight details to SRI® College’s International Office via emails:
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +603 6279 5599
If there are changes in flight details (other than what student have already communicated to us) OR if the student is unable to locate our representative upon arrival at the airport, please call +6 03 6279 5588
When students arrive at the airport or any other entry point in Malaysia, the students are required to show the student pass approval letter (VAL) at the immigration check point. A Special Pass will be issued to refer to the respective State Immigration Department where students will be issued a student pass. The special pass is usually be valid for 30 days from the date of entry. Student will also be issued a visa on arrival (for students from non visa required nations) at the entry point in the form of an endorsement on passport.
A representative from the College will be at the immigration check point to receive and attend to the students when clearing the immigration checkpoint. After the immigration clearance, the representative will transfer the student to the College.
Students are required to undergo a medical screening within 7 days after entering Malaysia. Students have to consult the College and download the standard prescribed form from the EMGS website. The College will help the students to make an appointment at an EMGS approved clinic for the medical screening. Students are required to bring along the form and a copy of the passport to the clinic.
Endorsing student pass and Multiple entry visa
Please note that students will need to surrender the passport to the International Office upon arrival. Our International Office will assist the students in applying to the Malaysian State Immigration for the Multiple Entry Visa and Student Pass.
Please note that if students arrived a week after the intake dates, the students will be
required to register in the following intake.
The average international student should be prepared to spend about RM1,000 (USD313) per month. The cost is broken down as below :
Estimated rental is between RM300-RM400 (USD 85 – 110) (per furnished room) – this cost will vary depending on the type of accommodation you want (student housing or private apartment), twin sharing or private room.
Your food expenses are estimated to be around RM400 to RM450 (estimated USD140) per month. This is based on about RM12 to RM15 (USD4.2) for three meals per day; depending on the types of dining you like best.
Books, Reading Materials and Stationery
You are required to buy textbooks for the module, per book costs (RM 100 – 150) or (USD 34 – 50) for per module. Each module’s costs will vary, it would largely depends on the course you have signed up for, but this estimated costs should cover things such as required course books, printing/ photocopying, and general stationery supplies.
Your clothing expenses such as washing, ironing, dry-cleaning, etc. may cost around RM60 (USD19) per month.
However, other travelling may cost approximately RM30 to RM100 (estimated USD10 – USD 34) per month.
Telecommunication / Mobile Phone bills and Utilities
The mobile phone packages in Malaysia are very competitive. How much you spend will depend on your usage and the promotional package you choose. The average student may spend about RM30 to RM80 (estimated USD10 – USD 26) per month.
Although you may not need to pay for medical expenses every month, if you keep aside RM50 (USD16) per month, it would be sufficient for you in case you need outpatient treatment(s) at a private clinic during the whole year.
Personal Accident Insurance Coverage
You are covered under limited personal accident insurance while you are registered as a full-time student at SRI® College.
How much your personal expenses would be per month would depend on your personal lifestyle. However, the cost can be estimated to be between RM100 (USD32) and RM200 (USD64). This includes your socialising needs, toiletries, haircut, clothes etc.