Admission Pre Arrival

Please take note of the following important information before you travel to Malaysia:

  1. International students who are fully vaccinated are allowed to enter Malaysia, except those who come from countries listed in the banned list (please refer:; and International students participating in Mobility and Edutourism programmes.
  2. International students are required to have passport validity for more than 18 months (all countries except Indonesia) / 24 months (Indonesia only) upon arrival in Malaysia.

Step 1
Clearance of pending payments

Kindly make a full payment stated in the Letter of Admission (LoA)

* For all international transactions, please ensure that the exact US Dollar (USD) amount mentioned in the LoA is sent to the University.

**Remit the full amount as stated in the LoA that you have received. Send an e-mail to with a scanned copy of your Telegraphic Transfer (TT) statement as an attachment, clearly stating your Name, Passport Number and Student ID No. For payment details, please go to: (please refer to respective campus).

Step 2
Obtain Single Entry Visa (SEV) at the Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of Malaysia

If you require a Single Entry Visa (SEV) to enter Malaysia, kindly apply at the Malaysian Embassy or Consulate in your home country or the nearest office to you before entering Malaysia. Please click <here> for the list of countries that requires a Single Entry Visa (SEV) before entering Malaysia. Take note that this list is subject to change without prior notice based on the requirement by the Malaysian Immigration Department. You are advised to check this page regularly for the latest updates. Please ensure that you receive a correct SEV as per the sample below. If you receive a different SEV, please inform the embassy officer immediately for correction before you leave the Malaysian Embassy or Consulate:


Alternatively, you may apply for the eVISA, which is an online application platform that enables foreign nationals to apply for an electronic visa to enter Malaysia at the comfort of their convenience. The eVISA facility has been made available to International Students from all countries effective from 15 November 2021. This applies to all International students that require a Single-Entry Visa (SEV). International students can refer to the Malaysian Immigration Department’s website for further clarification regarding the procedures to apply for the eVISA at

Please refer to the eVISA Live Chat Support button at if you encounter any issue with the eVISA which operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Step 3
Accommodation arrangements

Please make sure that you have booked and confirmed your accommodation before arrival with the University by clicking <here> or through your own means. Requests upon arrival may not be entertained.

Step 4
RT-PCR Covid-19 Test

You are required to undergo the RT-PCR Covid-19 Test and receive a negative result within forty-eight (48) hours before departure to Malaysia.

Step 5
Arrival notification

Please complete the online Pick-Up Form on IIS Student Portal by clicking <here>. Please ensure that you submit the completed form at least SEVEN (7) working days before your departure date. We will notify you via email once we have received the online form to facilitate the Pick-Up arrangement. Students are required to download the MySejahtera app from the iOS App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei AppGallery to complete all the required information three (3) days before the arrival date.

International Students will only be allowed to enter Malaysia via KLIA and KLIA 2 entry points. International Students that attempt to enter Malaysia from other entry points will be denied entry and may risk being deported to their country of origin.

Please ensure that you receive the correct entry stamp from Malaysia Immigration Department upon your arrival at KLIA / KLIA 2 entry point. The stamp must be a Special Pass (SP) entry stamp and valid for 30 days as per the sample below. If you receive different / wrong entry stamp / date or wrong expiry date, please inform the immigration officer immediately for correction before you leave the immigration office or counter:

Step 6
Medical Screening Appointment

Kindly report to International Support Team (IST) at Level 2, Block A, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur within TWO(2) working days upon your arrival for a medical screening appointment