Admission Process

Pre - Arrival

Post Arrival

Documents required to be submitted to EMGS

1. One (1) passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm).

2. A Copy Of The Student’s Passport including:

Your passport data page (bio-data page which shows your face, name etc)

All pages with Visa information. We don’t need all the pages of your passport. If the page is empty, you do not need to submit it.

Student’s passport data page

(bio-data page which shows the face, name etc)

All pages with Visa information.

EMGS do not need all the pages of their passport. If the page is empty, they do not need to submit it.








Note: Students originating from the countries listed below must provide a copy of ALL passport pages during the submission of student pass application to EMGS:

3. Offer Letter

A copy of the offer letter is required to apply for a student visa in Malaysia. If students are making an online application, they will only be able to fill out the form and submit an application once they have received a letter of acceptance/offer from the university/college.

4. Health Declaration Form

Students are required to fill up and submit a copy of the health declaration form to apply for a student visa in Malaysia. If they are making an online application, they are required to upload the scanned copy of the form. (Health Declaration Form is required to be filled up and submit to EMGS).

5. Academic Certificates and Transcripts

Students need to provide copies of all academic records, certificates or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements provided by the educational institution.

6. Personal Bond 

The Immigration Department requires all education institutions in Malaysia to sign a personal bond on behalf of the candidate, binding the University for a specified sum. To comply with this requirement, the institution will require you to lodge the specified amount for this purpose. This money will be returned to you upon completion or withdrawal of your study in the institution, on condition that there is no violation of any provision of the Immigration laws of Malaysia.

The personal bond form can be submitted after you have arrived in Malaysia for the student pass endorsement. If the personal bond is submitted before the VAL is issued, any errors found will not affect the VAL approval process; however Institutions are advised to make the necessary corrections before the student pass sticker endorsement stage.

7. No-Objection Certificate (NOC)*

No-Objection Certificate (NOC) is only required if the student is from Sudan. This document must be applied by the institution and can only be collected from the Sudanese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur by the institution representatives.

8. Letter Of Eligibility (LOE)*

Letter Of Eligibility (LOE) is only required if the student is from Iran. The institution must apply an LOE for the student at the Iranian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Once the LOE application is approved, the embassy will provide the LOE details to EMGS directly. Institute representatives are not required to collect the LOE from the Iranian Embassy.

9. English Language Requirement

Most courses in universities in Malaysia are conducted in English, so you need to show your English language competency is good enough for you to be able to participate fully in your course. This means that proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission.

When you apply for a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) you must demonstrate that you have an acceptable level of English language proficiency and upload the certificate as part of your application. The English Language tests which are accepted for Student Pass Application are:

If you do not attach your English language certificate when creating your VAL application, your application processing may be delayed. In addition, you will also not be eligible to receive a student pass for the full duration of your course.

Additional documents needed for students transferring from another higher education institution (college or university) in Malaysia:

  1. Release letter and visa cancellation (from former institution)
  2. Attendance report (must be at least 80% attendance).
  3. If applicants are seeking credit exemptions, additional documents such as the final academic transcripts/results are required.
  4. One (1) copy of passport page with exit stamp (where applicable)
  5. Cancellation Page (Proof of EMGS has closed the status of previous student visa – for expired pass without proper cancellation)
  6. An offer letter from the new college/university

Note: A student is allowed to change a university or course twice. A 3rd application by the student would be rejected.


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Professor Dr Ian Pashby

Advisor & Non-Executive Director
Peninsula Higher Education Group

Professor Ian Robert Pashby graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and then worked in research and development for Rolls-Royce (aero engines). He joined the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick (UK) as a lecturer, was awarded his PhD for research in the processing of materials and subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer.

In 2000, he became Professor of Manufacturing Processes at the University of Nottingham (UK).

Professor Pashby moved to the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus in 2007 to become Deputy Head. became Pro-Vice Chancellor and then CEO of the campus in 2008. Returning to the UK in 2013, he became Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Hull (UK). He moved back to Malaysia in 2017 to lead the Peninsula Higher Education Group as its Group President and in 2024 became the Advisor.