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International Relations Centre (UKM Global)

International Student Admission

The National University of Malaysia (UKM) welcome those who are interested to pursue tertiary education in a public institution in Malaysia.

For International undergraduate admission, kindly browse http://www.ukm.my/portal/undergraduate/

For International postgraduate admission, kindly browse http://www.ukm.my/portal/postgraduate/

Undergraduate Programme
Centre for Academic Management

Tel: 603 8911 8463 / 8464 / 8465
Fax: 603 8921 8471
Email: akad@ukm.edu.my

Postgraduates Programme
Centre for Academic Management

Tel: 6038911 8468/ 8389
Fax: 603 8911 8471
Email: akad@ukm.edu.my

For programme details, please contact the Graduate Secretariat of the respective Faculties/Institutes conducting the programme:

UKM-Graduate School of Business
National University of Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: 603 89215782
Fax: 603 89213161
Website: http://www.ukm.my/gsbukm/
Email: admission_gsb@ukm.edu.my

Executive Programme
Centre for Educational Extension
National University of Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: 603 89215331 / 3546
Fax: 603 89251391
Email: pghkmbgn@ukm.edu.my

International Student Visa

"Congratulations on your offer to study at
The National University of Malaysia (UKM)"


Upon receiving your letter of offer:

► Log in to Graduate Admission Application System (GUEST) at http://guest.ukm.my and confirm on your acceptance.

► Please email to the UKM Academic Management Centre at akad@ukm.edu.my for any enquiry.


Visa & Immigration

International students who wish to study fulltime at any educational institution in Malaysia MUST apply for a Student Pass. This is a requirement of Regulation 13 of the Immigration Regulations 1963.  The application and the approval to study in Malaysia MUST be obtain before entering Malaysia.

Conversion of an existing Social Pass (Tourist Visa) to Student Pass STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED. For further information please refer to this website: https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/

Useful link:

1) https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/visa-new-application/#study
2) https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/visa-new-application/#eligibility
3) https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/visa-new-application/#faq

A student is required to submit the necessary document for Visa Approval Letter (VAL) application 2 MONTHS before entering Malaysia.


Visa Approval Letter (VAL) and Requirement

All new international students must be issue with a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) before arriving in Malaysia. The application process may take around 4 – 6 weeks subjected to the Malaysia Immigration Department approval. Students are advised to submit the applications as early as possible after received the letter or offer and before the below deadlines.


IntakeVAL Document Submission Deadlines
February 2020October 2019 to November 2019
Mix Mode Study for Post Graduate
September 2020April 2020 to May 2020
Mix Mode Study for Post Graduate
Open throughout the yearAll Research Mode Study for Post Graduate


► After student confirmed an acceptance to the offer through the GUEST system, UKM will email a guideline for the VAL application information.

► Application documents will be ganerated by UKM to the EMGS STARS system

► Student will receive an instruction for the VAL application payment via email. Proof of payment made by student must be sent to val@ukm.edu.my.

► Track an application status through https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my/emgs/application/searchForm/?___SID=U


Upon receiving VAL

► Once the candidate received the VAL, kindly proceed to the stated Malaysian embassy in the VAL for application of Single Entry Visa (SEV).

► Upon receipt of SEV, the candidate can make arrangement to come to Malaysia.

► The Malaysia Immigration Department at the entry point (airport) will grant a special pass for 30 days by providing the offer letter, VAL and SEV.


Obtain the Student Pass (Multiple Entry Visa)

► The candidate must attend to UKM Health Centre for post arrival medical examination within 7 working days upon arrival in Malaysia.


Pusat Kesihatan Universiti
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor.
Tel: 03-8921-5087

Operating hours

Monday – Thursday
7.30 AM – 1.00 PM
2.00 PM – 5.30 PM

7.30 AM – 12.15 PM
2.45 PM – 5.30 PM

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

► The candidate must submit the post-medical report and original passport for a student pass sticker endorsement to the International Student Service Division, level 7, PUSANIKA building, UKM Bangi within 14 working days upon arrival.