Studying in Malaysia

Malaysia is harmonious and peaceful with its multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious people living together as a nation. International students will experience her unique cultural heritage and be greeted with delightful festivals, celebrations and feasts all year round.

In the education sector, Malaysia aspires to be the centre of educational excellence in the region. Therefore, the higher education institutions are required to provide quality education and services.

Some of the reasons why students choose Malaysia are:

• Affordable Course Fees
• Relatively Low Cost of Living
• Tourism Attraction
• Stability of the country
• A well developed country with the latest technology and infrastructures

Immigration Procedures

International students who desire to enter Malaysia to further their studies should have a valid passport, student pass and visa.

Immigration Entry Documents Into Malaysia

No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment). No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for nationals of Brunei and Singapore.

IACT College International Student Affairs Unit

The International Students Affairs Unit handles all matters pertaining to the international students. Amongst the objectives of the unit are to help students to have a very meaningful and productive stay in Malaysia, to foster their intellectual, cultural and personal development during their stay here and to assist them in all possible ways.

The unit provides services to the international students even prior to their arrival in Malaysia. Their accommodation needs would be taken care of. Suitable and affordable housing and accommodation would be in place prior to their arrival. International students will be met upon their arrival at the airport. The International Student Affairs Unit is committed to ensure that each international student takes home an invaluably rich academic and social experience.

For more information, please email the International Liaison Officer, Kavitha at

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