International Students

Step 1:
Complete the online application form and upload the following documents:

  • Passport sized photograph – blue background
  • Copy of all pages of your passport in full colour (NOTE:Your passport must be valid at least 12 months from the expected date of entry. It must NOT contain information of any dependent(s) / family members.)
  • Certified true copy of your high school or college/university academic transcripts and certificates. A second set in English translation and is certified true copy.
  • Pre-arrival Medical Screening form and report (Medical examination form verified by doctor). Download the form here.
Step 2:

The application will now be submitted to our Central Admissions Office for review and processing. You will also receive an ELS Online application account for you to monitor your application process.

Step 3:

If everything is in order, you will receive an enrollment confirmation notice from us. Please send us RM3,000 as EMGS and visa processing fees. Payment must be made by bank transfer to our bank account (bank details as below). Once it is done, you will receive a LETTER OF OFFER from us.

Bank Details
Account No.: 014-178-903-585
Swift code: MBBEMYKL
Bank Address:
MAYBANK, S.E.A. Park Branch, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, 46300 Malaysia

Step 4:

Allow 4 weeks for visa processing. Once the Malaysian Immigration Department approves your student visa, you must pay the full fees for One Semester – 16 weeks (or One Term – 24 weeks for ELS Kuala Lumpur) – study in Ringgit Malaysia. You will then be sent the original Student Visa Approval Letter (SVAL) from the Malaysia Immigration once payment is received.

What Happens Next?

You are required to bring your Student Visa Approval Letter and your Letter of Offer from ELS along with your passport to the nearest Malaysian Embassy to receive a Single Entry Visa to enter Malaysia.

With the Single Entry Visa from the Malaysian Embassy, you can then proceed to make your travel arrangements to Malaysia. Please inform ELS your flight details at least 3 days before your arrival to ensure that an airport pickup service is arranged (the Malaysian Immigration Department requires all international students to be escorted by our representative at the Immigration checkpoint at the airport).

Accommodation Arrangement

You can log in to your ELS online application account ( to see details of recommended accommodation options and booking instructions.

Immigration Clearance and Pickup Service

Please inform us of your travel arrangements at least 3 days before departure. It is important to note that under Malaysian Immigration requirements, a representative from ELS Language Centres is required to meet you at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2). You should plan your travel so that you will arrive before the term begins.

Note: RM159 surcharge on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS)

EMGS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Education and is the only organisation authorised to process Student visa applications for international students who wish to study in Malaysia.

All international students who apply for a student visa are required to undergo a Pre-arrival Medical Screening in their home country for us to submit to EMGS. The application will not be processed until the student’s Pre-arrival Medical Screening details have been submitted to EMGS together with the visa processing fee. Upon arrival, student will proceed for Post Medical Screening procedure at an EMGS appointed panel clinic within seven (7) working days from the date of entry.

The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of the Malaysian Immigration Department. All applications will be assessed in accordance with Malaysia’s immigration visa rules and guidelines.

Note: EMGS fees are not refundable.