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AboutMalaysia

Malaysia has 13 states, 11 on the Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and 2, Sabah and Sarawak, on the island of Borneo (East Malaysia). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is the new administrative centre, which is approximately 30 minutes away from the capital. The Malaysian unit of currency is the Ringgit malaysia (RM).

Malaysia has an equatorial climate with general temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. The climate is very strongly influenced by the Northeast and the Southwest Monsoon. The mean annual rainfall is approximately 267 cm.

The Malays and the indigenous groups make up approximately 60% of the total population while the Chinese and the Indians make up 30% and 8% respectively. The balance is a melting pot of other races and cultures. The official religion is Islam. However, one can practice one’s religion freely. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language but English is widely spoken. Mandarin, Tamil and Punjabi, besides other languages, are also spoken in Malaysia.

 
• FACTS & FIGURES OF MALAYSIA
Country
The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Geographical Location
Located between 2º and 7º north of the Equator, Peninsula Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsula Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbor is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are north of Indonesia in Borneo while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.
Area
329,758 sq km
Population
26 million
Capital
Kuala Lumpur
People
Malays who make up about 57% of the population are the predominant group with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.
Language
Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects.
Religion
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced.
Government
Malaysia is governed by a Parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislative system. The Head of State is the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position that is awarded to a different State Monarch every five years and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.
Climate
Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). The highlands are cooler, where temperatures range between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Major Holidays
New Year's Day, Hari Raya Aidiladha*, Federal Territory Day **, Chinese New Year*, Awal Muharam*, Birthday of Prophet Muhammad*, Labour Day*, Wesak Day*, King's Birthday*, National Day*, Deepavali*, Hari Raya Aidilfitri*, Christmas*
Note: (*) - National holidays (**) - Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur & Labuan only (#) - Except Labuan & Sarawak
Economic Profile
Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia's economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are other major contributors to the economy.
Currency
The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. USD1 is roughly equivalent to RM3.20. Foreign currency can be converted at banks and money changers.
Banking Hours
Most states: Mon - Fri: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Sat & Sun: Closed (Selected banks and branches are open on Sat). Kelantan & Terengganu: Sun - Wed: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Thurs: 9.30am to 4.00pm. Friday/Saturday*/Public Holiday: Closed
Post Offices
Open from 8.30am to 6.00pm daily except the first Saturday of each month, Sundays and public holidays.
In Kelantan and Terengganu post offices operate during the same hours but are closed on Fridays and public holidays.
Time
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
Telephones
Local calls can be made from public phones using coins or pre-paid cards. International calls can be made from public phones with card phone facilities or at any Telekom office.
Accommodation
Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation at competitive rates. Six-star, medium range, budget hotels, youth hostels, beach chalets and timeshare apartments are just some of the types of accommodation available. Privately operated motor-homes are also available for rent.

 

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About Melaka

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Melaka, a quiet seaside city has impressed visitors as the place where the history of Malaysia began. Founded around 15th Century, Melaka is rich in history and many relics of the past. Dubbed as The Historical State, Melaka is the third smallest Malaysian state, after Perlis and Penang. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Melaka. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and the state of Johor to the south. The state’s capital is Melaka Town. Located about 150 kilometres to the south of Kuala Lumpur and 245 km north of Singapore, Melaka seems to be strategically linked between two national capitals (Malaysia and Singapore respectively).

Tourism is the most important sector in the state economy. Melaka has adopted as its slogan, “Visiting Melaka Means Visiting Malaysia” (“Melawat Melaka Bererti Melawat Malaysia”). It is rich in cultural heritage and bears several places of historical interest.

Apart from tourism, Melaka is also a manufacturing centre for products ranging from food and consumer products, through high-tech electronics and automotive components.There are at least 23 industrial estates that houses some 500 factories from the United States, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.

The Portuguese and Chinese influences are visible in the city’s structure and society such as the microculture of the Baba-Nyonya in Melaka.

 

 

 

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Academic Calendar

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Contact Information

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• Academic Management Division (Undergraduate)
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
+606 270 1960 / 2845 / 2846
+606 270 1067
Academic Management Division email
 
•Centre for Graduate Studies (Postgraduate)
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
+606 270 2793 / 2797
+606 270 1051
Centre for Graduate Studies email
 

 

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Contact Information 2020

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• Academic Management Division (Undergraduate - Local Student)
Tel:
+606 270 1964 / 2846 / 1963
Fax:
+606 270 1067
Email:

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How to Apply - Local Student 2020

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All Diploma And Degree Programme
  • Applicants should submit his/her application through an online application system administered by the Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar (BPKP), Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia.
  • The important dates and the procedures for the online submission will be announced by BPKP through their website / printed media/electronic media every year (usually in November) for the next academic session’s intake.
   
   

 

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Immigration & Application

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VISA WITH REFERENCE (VDR) APPLICATION
With effect from 1st January 2014, all the potential international students who wish to enter Malaysia to study are required to obtain the Visa with Reference (VDR) before their entry. Please submit the following documents for the VDR application. These documents will be send to the Immigration Department of Malaysia for the approval:
  1. Copy / scan passport (all pages including the blank ones)
  2. Copy / scan UTeM offer letter
  3. Copy / scan passport size photograph
  4. Copy / scan of Test Report Form (International English Language Testing System IELTS)
  5. Copy / scan signed of the Student Acceptance Form (it is attached to the offer letter)
  6. Name of the Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office near the student
VDR PROCEDURE
  • The VDR process will take minimum of two (2) weeks to be approved at the Immigration Department of Malaysia
  • The International Office (IO) of UTeM will email you the VDR upon approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia, which you may proceed to the nearest Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office to stamp the visa in your passport
  • Do not purchase your flight ticket until you have obtain the VDR approval
  • The Immigration Law of Malaysia do not allow potential international students entering Malaysia on a social / visit pass in order to apply for a student pass
  • Any inquiry on the immigration matter, please refer to Mdm Zulaikha Md Radzai via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
INFORMATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
IMMIGRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OF MALAYSIA
  1. All the international students are advised to apply for the Visa with Reference (VDR) through the International Office (IO) of UTeM, which you may proceed to the nearest Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office in order to obtain the Single Entry Visa to Malaysia
  2. To avoid from overstay and be charged for the maximum compound by the Immigration Department of Malaysia, the student is strongly advised to enter Malaysia at least three (3) days before the registration date. This is to allow the seven (7) working days for IO UTeM to prepare the documentation for the student pass application, issuance of the insurance policy and personal bond stamping; while the student pass issuance at the Immigration Department of Malaysia will take minimum of two (2) weeks. Kindly note that the student is required to do the medical check-up in Malaysia.
  3. Compound for overstaying is counted at RM300.00/day or RM1,100.00/month or any other penalty imposed by the Immigration Department of Malaysia
  4. Married students are advised to enter Malaysia as single prior to the issuance of the student pass. Dependent pass could only be applied and obtained after the student pass is approved and issued.
  5. On approval of the student pass, the student could apply for VDR in order to obtain the visa (dependent pass) for his/her family members to enter Malaysia.
VISA WITH REFERENCE (VDR) APPLICATION
STEP
FLOWCHART
1. Student received UTeM Offer Letter  
2. Student to submit complete VDR documents

Student to submit complete VDR documents by email:

  • Copy / scan passport (all pages including the blank ones)
  • Copy / scan UTeM offer letter
  • Copy / scan passport size photograph
  • Copy / scan of Test Report Form (International English Language Testing System IELTS)
  • Copy / scan signed of the Student Acceptance Form (it is attached to the offer letter)
  • Name of the Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office near the student
   
3. IO to check and vet documents
IO checks and vets all the documents submitted by the student
   
4. IO to submit the application to the Immigration Department of Malaysia

IO will submit the application to the Immigration Department of Malaysia. The process will take minimum of two (2) weeks to be approved

   
5. Issuance of VDR Letter

VDR Letter is ready and issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia

   
6. VDR Letter to be send to the student

IO collected the VDR Letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia and sends the letter to the student via email

   
7. Student to present VDR Letter to the Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office

Student MUST present the VDR Letter to the Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office in order to obtain the Single Entry Visa VDR stamp. Without this stamp, student pass could not be issued

   
8. The issuance of visa to the student

Visa is issued by to the Embassy of Malaysia / Malaysia Consulate Office. This visa will only valid for three (3) months from the date of the issuance. If the student does not enter Malaysia within the three (3) months time, the student is required to re-apply.

   
9. End Process

Student is ready to enter Malaysia. Please notify the IO staff and email a copy of the flight itinerary for a pick-up airport service

 
 

 

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Scholarship and Loan 2020

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Education financing is any type of assistance used to pay university fees. There are basically three main types of financing:
• Scholarship Awards
This type of aid is also called a gift aid, as students are not required to repay to the organisation which provides the award. Government bodies and private sector most provided scholarships.
 
• Loans
Loans are financial obligations that must be repaid. Loans had provided by private sector or government bodies.
 
• Education Funds
Scholarships or loans provided by the Government / foundation / private educational institutions / financial institutions to reduce the burden of financing a student's education expenses.

Student that meet the requirement for scholarships, loans or education funds can apply by using the application form provided by the agency to Student Affairs Office or online application through their website.  Students are advised to go through this web in order to obtained advertisement or any news of financial aids.

 

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