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RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College) has a long history of delivering world-class programmes to a diverse range of international students. The expert support team at the University will provide you with all the advice and guidance that you need to manage your immigration requirements. Below is a general overview of some of those requirements.
International students arriving in Malaysia are subject to immigration regulations. Afer acceptance of an offer, our Student Affairs team will assist international students in their application of Student Pass and visa (if required) through Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).
EMGS is a Malaysian Government agency and is regarded as the official gateway to studying in Malaysia. All international student applications are made through this gateway.
International students can also obtain the assistance of the Student Services in Dublin in their visa application (if required) before their arrival in Penang for the clinical years.
Students must submit all the necessary documents to apply for Student Pass to the RUMC Student Affairs team six (6) months before arrival in Penang.
The following must be supplied:
Payment for the following:
Upon arrival in Malaysia
Nationals of some countries must apply for an entry visa before arriving in Malaysia. This is a different application from your Student Pass. You will need to take your Visa Approval Letter along with your other travel documents to the Malaysian embassy nearest to you. For more accurate and up-to-date information on the visa requirements, you are advised to contact the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in the country concerned. If your country does not have a Malaysian consular representative please contact the nearest Malaysian Mission for further advice.
Personal Bond Fees
Malaysian Immigration requires the University to sign a Personal Bond on behalf of the student, binding RUMC for the said sum. In order to comply with this requirement, students are required to lodge with the University the said sum for the purpose of the personal bond. The bond money will be returned to the student after completion of or upon withdrawal from his / her programme of study, on condition that there is no violation of any provisions of the Immigration Ordinance 1959 (F.M. 12 of 1969 (and Immigration Regulations, 1963 – F.L.N 228 / 63).
Bond fees can reviewed by country here: http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/security-bond-bank-guarantee-rates.html
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