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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFFAIRS

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is the central coordinating body for most of the university’s international activities. We believe that the quality of education grows when a classroom is filled with students from around the world, when discussions include cross-cultural perspectives, when faculty and staff grow their skills internationally, and when students can study and work abroad.

OIA provides support and guidance for international students intending to study in AeU in Malaysia.We offer the necessary assistance for all international students by providing the necessary information and guidance so that the students are able to adapt quickly to the new environment in Malaysia. The services that we offer are as follows:

  • Assisting student in dealing with immigration matters
  • Arrange for airport pick-up for newly arrived students (Applicable to first year students only)
  • Assisting new students getting accommodation
  • Assisting in securing the necessary medical insurance
  • Organising orientation programmes that is important for students acclimatization to the new environment
  • Maintain regular contacts with external organisations in different countries, in order to gain cooperation and knowledge that may be of use in the continued internationalisation of our university.

In the effort of internationalizing AeU’s programmes and services, OIA also:

  • fosters and maintains a variety of international exchanges and study abroad programmes for students and staff;
  • facilitates exchange agreements and other internationalization efforts;
  • assists in organizing international conferences and workshops;
  • assists in the promotion of international partnerships;
  • facilitates international exchanges of staff, students and co-operations and managing the development of study abroad programmes.

We conduct international programme and exchanges between AeU and international institutions, and coordinate various international cultural and training programs both at AeU and in other countries.

AEU CAMPUS AND LIFE IN MALAYSIA

AeU Main Campus is situated in Kuala Lumpur, the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. With learning centres in most of the states in Malaysia, as well as in other countries around the world, AeU has a wide network of locations to deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and executive development programmes.

 

To live in Malaysia is a great experience for students, with an amazing variety of architecture, festivals, foods, music, art and fashion. It is a lively and multi-ethnic city of 2 million people.

 

AeU Main Campus is located at Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, working easily accessible distance to bus, taxi and rail stations which provide easy access to Kuala Lumpur and throughout Malaysia.

 

We are only about 15 minutes away from the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers. Surrounding the Twin Towers is Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) where you can find beautiful parks and fountains next to KLCC's choice of Suria shopping mall, with its many restaurants and cafes. 

 

You can get the Express Rail Link (ERL) or also known as KLIA Express from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to KL Sentral in just 28 minutes instead of spending 55 minutes on a car or taxi. The train takes around 28 minutes and pulls into KL Sentral train station on arrival in Kuala Lumpur. From here, you can take a taxi to AeU or to another Kuala Lumpur destination.

 

Kuala Lumpur Sentral is only about 10 minutes away from AeU. Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral)is aMalaysia largest transit hub, offering connectivity to other means of transportation easilyIts infrastructure supports six rail networks – the KLIA Express Rail Link, KLIA Transit, RAPID KL (Putra), KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail Services, demonstrating its excellent global connectivity and access within an integrated and self-contained live, work and play environment.

 

Kuala  Lumpur is famous with wide range of mouth watering good food, whether you decided to eat in fine-dining restaurants or in  hawker stalls position along the sprawling streets. The hawker stalls offeringcheap and tasty food, in which you can learn a lot about Malaysian food. The restaurants offers various types of cuisine based on various nationalities, i.e. Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nyonya, Thai, Middle East and a lot more.

 

AeU has a high-quality and challenging programmes that combine academic learning and cultural immersion. You can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and charm character the university has to offer.  Whether you are studying to further your career, or as a personal achievement, we are here to support you through every stage of your academic development.

 

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING STUDENT PASS

 

International students undertaking a full-time course at Asia e University must apply for a Student Pass. You can check with the Malaysian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission in your country about the procedures in obtaining the student pass to enter Malaysia. For more information, you can also visit the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or call us at 1 300 300 238.
 
To apply for the Student Pass in Malaysia, the following documents are required:
  • 1 copy of the Letter of Offer (official) by AeU
  • Four (4) certified photocopies of International Passport (Including covers and empty pages)
  • Eight (8) recent passport size passport (with light blue background)
Note that:
  • For students who have accepted an admission offer from another university or university college or college in Malaysia, kindly inform the AeU Office of International Affairs and forward a release letter from the respective higher education institution.
  • A student is only allowed one student visa at a time during the duration of study in Malaysia.

PROCEDURES FOR PAYMENT OF PERSONAL BOND

Malaysian Immigration requires AeU to sign a Personal Bond on behalf of the candidate, binding the University for the said sum. In order to comply with this requirement, the University requires the candidate to lodge with the University the said sum for the purpose of the personal bond. The bond money will be returned to the candidate after completion or upon withdrawal of his / her programme of study, on condition that there is no violation of any provisions of the Immigration Ordinance 1959 (F.M. 12 of 1969 (and Immigration Regulations, 1963 (F.L.N 228 / 63).
 
Click on below links to download relevant documents:
Please prepare a Bank Draft made payable to:
  • Account Name: Asia e Learning Sdn Bhd
  • Account No: 1408-1206047-05-3
  • Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad
  • Bank Address: 6 Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
The Malaysian Immigration Authorities require at least 3 weeks to process the Student Pass. It is advisable for the applicant to submit all required documents immediately to avoid any delay in the application for the Student Pass.
 

PROCEDURES FOR HEALTH AND INSURANCE MATTERS

The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education requires all international students to undergo a series of medical examinations, to be performed in your country as well as upon arrival in Malaysia.
 
Click on below links to download relevant documents:
All international students of AeU must be covered with a health insurance policy that allows you to seek medical attention and services in the hospitals and clinics (government and private). This insurance policy also covers any mishap or illness of students that may require hospitalisation and surgeries. Your insurance company will normally issue a medical card to you for identification purposes. Remember to renew your insurance policy when the term expires.
 
Should you be admitted to the hospital, present your medical card to the hospital authority. Please contact AeU’s Office of International Affairs and inform us of your admission into the hospital.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Students from a yellow fever endemic country or those who have visited a yellow fever endemic country during the past six months must obtain a vaccination certificate. Travellers without the certificate will be quarantined upon arrival in Malaysia.
 
Other vaccination requirements will be imposed from time to time (e.g. SARS, H1N1).

AIRPORT PICK UP PROCEDURE

Below is the procedure on Airport Pick Up (Only applicable to students who are entering Malaysia for the first time at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
 
Step 1
 
Inform International Student Services (ISS) at least 10 days in advance before your departure from your country and provide us with the following information:
  • Date & Time of Departure from your country
  • Date & Time of Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Flight number & Airline Carrier
Note: AeU will not be responsible for any cancellation or delays if the instructions above are not followed.
 
Step 2
 
Important documents to bring with you:
  • High school certificates / degree certificates & transcript (with certified true copies)
  • 8 passport-sized colour photographs
  • Medical report
  • Passport (please ensure that it is valid for more than 12 months before expiry);
  • Original copy of Letter of Offer from Asia e University
 
Step 3 (Disembarkation Card - IMM26)
 
Before landing, the airline crew will ask you to fill in the disembarkation card. The card should be completed with relevant information and a copy to be kept by you.
 
Step 4 (Immigration Counter)
 
An officer from AeU shall receive you at the KLIA at the stipulated time.
The AeU officer shall hold a signage of Asia e University at the immigration counter. The officer will assist you for immigration clearance.
Reminder: Immigration officers will not release the student without the presence of an Asia e University’s officer to identify and acknowledge the student.
You must get ready the following documents:
  • Passport; and
  • Original copy of Visa Approval Letter or Valid Entry Visa (if required).
Step 5
 
Upon completion of the Immigration Clearance procedure, AeU officer shall assist you in settling at AeU.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM MATTERS

Custom officers may stop travellers and perform random checks. In this regard, please ensure that all taxable items have been declared.
 
What NOT TO BRING or items that MUST be declared to the Customs upon arrival?
  • plants/ seeds/ animal/ animal products
  • medical products (as far as possible, they must be accompanied by doctor’s prescriptions or letter)
  • firearms are strictly prohibited (it requires a permit)
 
WARNING: DO NOT CARRY ILLICIT DRUGS. Penalties for drug offences in Malaysia are serious and punishable by death penalty.