Updates Regarding Entry of International Students

[Last Update: 4 November 2020]

Dear students,


Updates: Existing international students allowed to enter Malaysia, except from restricted countries


The Malaysian Immigration Department previously announced on 4 October that international students were required to postpone their entry until after 31 December 2020. 

However, the Malaysian Immigration Department has issued a new directive on 18th October 2020 allowing existing international students to enter Malaysia to continue their studies. Please note that the entry restrictions for students from 23 countries that have been barred by Malaysia remains in force and all students from these countries are still not allowed to enter Malaysia. This list of countries, totaling 23 countries currently (listed below), may continue to expand in the coming days.  

Kindly note that the Malaysian Government will continue monitoring the Covid-19 situation in other countries and may impose the same restrictions on citizens of other countries that are recording a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The categories of international students who are allowed entry into Malaysia are:

  • Existing students with a valid student pass who are outside Malaysia; and
  • Existing students whose student pass has expired from 1 February onwards, and is currently outside Malaysia


*Entry for all new International students is on hold until further notice.


Prior to arrival, international students are to obtain a Travel Authorization from the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department (students must apply through EMGS), download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance as well as obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad.

Do also be informed that upon arrival in Malaysia, these students will also be subjected to a compulsory 14-day quarantine period at designated quarantine stations and undergo Covid-19 screening tests.

For more information, you may visit the EMGS website and announcements here.

If you would like to initiate your reentry into Malaysia, you may reach out to the Student Welfare and International Office department at for further guidance.

On that note, be assured that you may still access all classes via e-learning in TIMeS (learning management system) until further notice. Please log on to your module sites via TIMeS for information about teaching, learning and assessment online. 


Above all, stay safe and connected. We will all get through this, together.





Professor Michael Driscoll
Vice Chancellor and President

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