Great to know that students from all over the world are expressing interest in Olympia College. Here are some information that can be helpful before you come to Malaysia.
Entrance to Malaysia
Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or internationally recognized Travel Document valid for travel to Malaysia. Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognized by the Malaysian Government, must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.
Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of Travel Documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country's Certificate of Permanent Residence must ensure that their return to the issuing country or the country of residence is guaranteed.
The documents shall be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
Foreigners who wish to visit Malaysia have to obtain a pass at the point of entry besides a visa (where required) which allows them to stay temporarily. A pass is an endorsement in the passport constituting permission to stay for the approved duration.
Other than entry application for the purpose of tourist social or business visits, all applications for other types of passes (i.e. Student Pass) must be requested for immigration visa approval and obtaining of student pass before arriving in the country.
An admission letter will be issued to international students upon paying the Registration fee. Documents required by the College are as below:
Students above the age of 23 and with previous working experience must enclose curriculum vitae (CV), students’ personal statement and a reference letter from the previous employer.
The College representative will submit the application to Immigration Head Office and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. It usually takes 1 month for submission to be approved. The approval letter will be sent to the student to apply for a valid student pass in the Malaysian embassy at the student’s country of origin.
Once all the procedures are completed, students can make pay the course fees to Olympia College by transferring the amount to:
Maybank Account No: 5140-1100-7696
Name: Olympia College Sdn Bhd
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL
Address: Menara Maybank,100 Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Arrival to Malaysia
The College representative has to submit the Student Approval Letter from Putrajaya and Student Detail to the Immigration Department Officer at the checkpoint.
Malaysian Immigration law requires the college to meet all foreign students at the immigration checkpoint. Students are not allowed to check out without the college officer present at the checkpoint. Therefore, it is important for the College to be informed of student’s arrival to avoid having to sleep in the airport.
>International Student New Application Flow Chart
>Insurance for International Students
>Health Examination Form for International Students
The Immigration Department does not encourage students entering Malaysia on social visit pass. If the students are already in Malaysia and wish to apply for a student pass, the College will apply for the Special Pass (the social visit pass must be at least 2 weeks before its expiry date to be valid evidence). The Special Pass approval is dependent on the Immigration Department's discretion.
Students from China are still required to apply a visa from the Malaysian Consulate Office prior to their departure to Malaysia.
Changing of College
The above documents must be submitted to:
Part of the South-East Asia continent, Malaysia consists of 13 states which are Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Terengganu, Selangor ,Sabah and Sarawak and 3 Federal Territories which are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.
Its people are a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the Indigenous peoples. All with different cultures, beliefs and lifestyle yet Malaysians are tolerant of each other and live in peace. Islam is the country’s official religion but citizens are guaranteed the freedom to worship.
Geographically, the country is relatively free of natural disasters and its tropical weather attracts many tourists. Temperatures are usually between 20-30°C (68-86°F). The region has a monsoonal climate, but only the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia has a real rainy season. The wettest season on the west coast of the peninsula is between September and December; on the east coast and in Sabah and Sarawak it is between October and February.
It is not too much to say that Malaysia appeals to almost anyone with its offerings. For example, city lights and socially alive Kuala Lumpur, breezy hills of Cameron Highlands, sand and sea of the East Coast, wildlife and one of South East Asia’s highest mountains, Mount Kinabalu in East Malaysia.
No one really leaves Malaysia without being treated to a wide range of food. Each cuisine brings a different experience. Depending on the occasion and budget, you can dine in five-star hotels, food courts, 'kopitiam' (Chinese coffee shops), restaurants, fast food outlets or by the roadside.
The Malaysian Ringgit (RM) is issued in notes from RM1 to RM100 and coins. Major credit cards are accepted in cities and large towns. All commercial banks are authorized foreign exchange dealers, and licensed money changers can be found in urban centres, key entry/exit points and shopping complexes.
The Malaysian flag upholds the country and its people’s identity. It consists of 14 fourteen red and white stripes representing the 13 states of Malaysia. The left top corner blue represents the unity of the people while the crescent in the blue canton represents Islam, the national religion. A star with fourteen points again signifies the 13 states of the federation with the federal government. The colour yellow is the colour of royalty.Visit www.tourism.gov.my for more information.