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									Study ACCA in Malaysia
   Guide for International Students


    Study accountancy:

    Why accountancy                                        5
    Why ACCA                                               7
    Why in Malaysia?                                       9

    Study in Malaysia:

    Malaysia at a glance                                  11
    Cost of studying                                      15
    Cost of living                                        17
    Tuition providers                                     19
    Students experiences                                  23

    Next Step:

    Easy steps to study in Malaysia                       25
    Immigration requirements                              27
    Application for Student Pass                          29
    9 things you need to do before leaving for Malaysia   31

    Essential information for ACCA students:

    Registration, important dates and study materials     35

    Study Accountancy   Why Accountancy?

                        More people are choosing a career in finance than ever before. The global demand for qualified finance
                        professionals has never been higher, and their work more varied.

                        A job in accountancy can help you gain a high salary and a fast track to the top of your chosen field.

                        Every company needs someone to steer the finances. Make the right choice and you could work for the
                        organisation that suits you. Any industry, any sector, anywhere. A career in finance will not put you in a box
                        or limit your options. And with the right qualification, you could work in any country.

                        Make a difference
                        As a qualified accountant, the work you do will be intellectually demanding and interesting. It will put you right
                        at the centre, making a difference to the organisation, industry and economy in which you will work.

                        If you are serious about a career as a finance professional, you need to think seriously about a professional
                        qualification. There is a lot to choose from. They usually combine exams with proven experience in the
                        workplace. But the choice you make now will affect your career options in the future.

    Study Accountancy   Why ACCA?

                        ACCA - The Association of Chartered Certified         the knowledge that the end qualification will be of
                        Accountants is the largest and fastest growing        one globally accepted standard.
                        global professional body. More people around the
                        world qualify in-country with ACCA than any other     Your experience
                        international body. But we are far more than just     Passing the exams is a huge achievement. But
                        big numbers. Both our reputation and influence are    it is only half the story. You need to gain three
                        respected worldwide by employers, governments         years’ practical experience before, during or
                        and the profession itself.                            after your studies to achieve membership. The
                                                                              ACCA Qualification link to practical experience
                        The ACCA Qualification will help your career          to the syllabus, reinforcing that any capabilities
                        progress in any organisation. It is an established    – developed through the exam process – have a
                        route to professional status and you get to use the   clear application in whichever accounting work
                        ‘ACCA’ letters after your name upon successful        environment you choose.
                        completion. You will be in demand for your finance
                        and accounting knowledge and skills worldwide,        Your reputation
                        regardless of employment sector.                      Accountancy is always in the news. The decisions
                                                                              made by finance professionals have a profound
                        ACCA has been around for over 100 years, which        effect on the organisations they work for. Your
                        means our growth is backed by a solid history.        ethical fitness will be at the heart of learning
                        Our reputation for excellence in qualifications and   experience with ACCA. Through the exams,
                        training is acknowledged around the world, which      practical experience and a dedicated Professional
                        will have a positive impact on your reputation in     Ethics module, we teach what it means to be a
                        the profession. And with students and member in       professional accountant.
                        over 170 countries, you can register with ACCA no
                        matter where you live and work.                       Adding maximum value to your CV
                                                                              ACCA will also provide you with additional working
                        Relevant wherever you are                             opportunities on the way to becoming a qualified
                        Our qualification is based on international           accountant. Having regrets not completing and
                        accounting standards and global best practice         accounting degree? No problem. Through our
                        performance management systems. For instance,         unique partnership with Oxford Brookes University,
                        in some market we offer adapted paper in financial    you can gain a BSc Honours degree in Applied
                        accounting and auditing, and variant papers that      Accounting either while you complete your ACCA
                        test local law and tax. So going global doesn’t       studies or after gaining your ACCA Qualification.
                        mean that one size has to fit all. Pick and choose
                        from optional, variant and adapted papers safe in

    Study Accountancy   Study ACCA in Malaysia

                        Why study in Malaysia?

                        •   International standard and high-quality               •   Affordable living expenses for as low as
                            education, which is closely monitored by the              RM 11,0000 (US$ 2,895.00) per year
                            Malaysian Education Ministry through its quality
                            control authorities and appropriate legislation       •   International students are allowed to work
                            such as The Education Act, 1996; The Private              part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week
                            Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996; The            while studying full time in Malaysia subject to
                            Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996;        immigration requirements
                            and the National Accreditation Board Act, 1996
                                                                                  •   Malaysia is an economically sound and socially
                        •   Competitive course fees and extensive selection           safe country, with a stable government and
                            of popular courses                                        low crime rate

                        •   Wide range of study options and many choices          •   Take advantage of a geographically safe
                            of universities and colleges to suit individual           environment, as Malaysia is situated in a zone
                            preferences                                               free from most natural disasters

                        •   Wide usage of English, which makes it easy for
                            students who are already proficient in English        Source:
                            to follow the courses, and facilitates students
                            who want to learn English in picking up the

                        •   Experience human diversity in a harmonious
                            atmosphere, where Malaysians of different
                            races and religions live in amity and the spirit of

                        •   The presence of 40,000 international students
                            from 150 countries attests to the worldwide
                            acceptance of Malaysian education. Hassle-free
                            immigration procedures enable foreign students
                            to gain easy entry into education institutions

     Study in Malaysia   Malaysia: Facts at a Glance

                         Official Name                                            the concept of Parliamentary Democracy, which
                         The Federation of Malaysia                               forms the basis of the government administration
                                                                                  in Malaysia, the Federal Constitution (the supreme
                                                                                  law of the nation) underlines the distribution of
                         Land Area                                                governing powers among the Executive, Judicial
                         Malaysia consists of two areas of mainland,              and Legislative Authorities. The Executive branch
                         separated by the South China Sea, namely West            is headed by the Prime Minister, Honourable Datuk
                         Malaysia (or more popularly known as Peninsular          Seri Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi.
                         Malaysia) and East Malaysia. The country has a
                                                                                  Parliamentary general elections are held every five
                         total land area of 329,758 square km made up of
                                                                                  years to elect the members of Parliament or the
                         thirteen states and three Federal Territories of Kuala
                                                                                  people’s representatives.
                         Lumpur (the capital), Putrajaya and Labuan.

                                                                                  Supreme Head of State
                                                                                  In this system of constitutional monarchy The Yang
                         Malaysia is situated in South – eastern Asia,
                                                                                  di-Pertuan Agong is the King or Supreme Head of
                         between 2 and 7 degrees north of the Equator. To
                                                                                  State as provided by the Constitution. The King
                         the north of Peninsular Malaysia is Thailand while to
                                                                                  performs his official duties with the advice of the
                         the south is Singapore.
                                                                                  Prime Minister and his Cabinet as provided for by
                                                                                  the Constitutions.
                         Government                                               His Majesty also holds the position of the Islamic
                         Malaysia practices a system of government based          Religious Head for the States of Penang, Malacca,
                         on parliamentary democracy with a constitutional         Sabah, Sarawak, and the Federal Territories. As
                         monarchy at the federal and state levels. At the         Malaysia’s Supreme Head of State, the King is also
                         federal level, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the          the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed
                         Head of the State and the Federal Government is          Forces. His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong,
                         governed by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet           is elected out of nine hereditary rulers (or Sultans)
                         of Ministers who report to the Parliament which          every five years by the Conference of Rulers.
                         comprises two houses, namely a house of                  Malaysia is the only country in the world to have a
                         Representatives and a Senate.                            rotating system of Kings.
                         At the state level, the head (Ruler) of State’ is
                         either the Sultan, Raja or Yang di-Pertuan Besar,
                         while Yang di-Pertuan Negeri is the head of the
                                                                                  31 August 1957
                         state where there are no rulers. In keeping with

     Study in Malaysia                                                            Malaysia: Facts at a Glance

                         Population                                               Currency & Exchange Rate                                  products and rubber-dipped products in the world.
                         Estimated 26.1 million (in 2005)                         All transactions in Malaysia are carried out using the    Malaysia also stands out as one of the largest
                                                                                  official currency of Ringgit (RM), which is in the form   producers of palm oil, natural rubber, tin, timber,
                                                                                  of notes, in the denominations of RM 1, RM 2,             cocoa beans, pepper and liquefied natural gas in
                         Capital                                                  RM 5, RM 10, RM 50 and RM 100, and Sen, which             the world.
                         Kuala Lumpur                                             is in the form of coins that include 1 sen, 5 sen,
                                                                                                                                            Malaysia is ranked the 26th most competitive
                                                                                  10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen. As at 16th of August
                                                                                                                                            economy in the world according to the Global
                                                                                  2006, the exchange rate is US$ 1 = RM 3.71 and
                                                                                                                                            Competitive Report 2006-2007, released by the
                         People                                                   all major currencies can be exchanged for the
                                                                                                                                            World Economic Forum. In the recently released
                         Dubbed as ‘Mini Asia’, Malaysia is a multiracial and     Ringgit.
                                                                                                                                            World Bank report entitled “Doing Business
                         multi-ethnic country where the majorities are the
                                                                                                                                            2007”, Malaysia emerged as the 25th most
                         Malays, Chinese and Indians. In addition, there
                                                                                                                                            business-friendly nation in the world out of the 175
                         are some 29 ethnic groups including the majority         Country Code
                                                                                                                                            economies surveyed.
                         groups of Dayaks in Sarawak and Kadazans in              +60
                         Sabah. It is estimated that 66.2% of the population                                                                The Globalisation Index 2006 undertaken by the
                         are made up of Malays, Malay-related and aboriginal                                                                US-based Foreign Policy Magazine and A.T.Kearney
                         people; 25.1% are Chinese; while Indians make up         Time Difference                                           has ranked Malaysia as the world’s 19th most
                         7.4% and another 1.3% comprises other races.             The standard Malaysian time is 8 hours ahead of           globalised country. Kuala Lumpur city is being
                                                                                  the GMT time and 16 hours ahead of the US Pacific         rated the least expensive city in the world on food,
                                                                                  Standard time.                                            electronic goods, clothes, public transport, hotel
                         Language                                                                                                           rates and entertainment for Western visitors, in a
                         Bahasa Melayu is the national language, although                                                                   recent surveyed on 71 cities worldwide by Swiss
                         English is widely used and spoken. The Mandarin          Climate                                                   banking giant, UBS.
                         language and Chinese dialects, particularly              Malaysia has a pleasant tropical climate and is
                                                                                                                                            The per capita GNP for the year 2005 is
                         Cantonese and Hokkien, as well as Indian dialects        generally warm all the year round with temperatures
                                                                                                                                            RM 18,891 (US$ 5,105) and is projected to exceed
                         like Tamil and Hindi are common among the Chinese        ranging from 21°C to 32°C. The general weather is
                                                                                                                                            RM 20,000 by year 2007.
                         and Indian communities respectively.                     humid with annual rainfall varying from
                                                                                  2,000mm to 2,500mm.

                         Religion                                                                                                           This article is as featured in
                                                                                                                                            Study in Malaysia Handbook (5th International Edition),
                         Islam is the official religion of the nation. However,   Trade and Economy                               ,,,
                         the Malaysian Constitution guarantees freedom of         Malaysia is today the leading producer and exporter
                         worship and as such, Christianity, Hinduism and          of manufactured products such as semiconductors,
                         Buddhism make up the other primary religions             audio-visual products, electrical & electronics
                         embraced by the Malaysian society.                       goods, palm oil-based products, timber-based

     Study in Malaysia   Costs

                         Study Fee

                         ACCA Professional Scheme 00
                         Registration                                                                             £ 62.00
                         Re-registration                                                                          £ 62.00
                         Annual Subscription                                                                      £ 62.00
                         Duplicate Card                                                                           £ 10.00

                         Examination/Exemption Fees
                         • Part 1 (per paper)                                           (total £ 129)             £ 43.00 (June)
                         • Part 2 (per paper)                                           (total £ 306)             £ 51.00 (June)
                         • Part 3 (per paper)                                           (total £ 295)             £ 59.00 (June)
                         • Knowledge (per paper)                                        (total £ 135)             £ 45.00 (Dec)
                         • Skills (per paper)                                           (total £ 318)             £ 53.00 (Dec)
                         • Professional (per paper)                                     (total £ 305)             £ 61.00 (Dec)

                         Certified Accounting Technician Scheme
                         Registration                                                                             £ 55.00
                         Re-registration                                                                          £ 55.00
                         Annual Subscription                                                                      £ 55.00
                         Duplicate Card                                                                           £ 10.00

                         Examination/Exemption Fees
                         • Introductory & Intermediate Level (per paper)                (total £ 128)             £ 32.00 (June)
                         • Introductory & Intermediate Level (per paper)                (total £ 136)             £ 34.00 (Dec)
                         • Advanced Level (per paper)*                                  (total £ 185)             £ 37.00 (June)
                         • Advanced Level (per paper)*                                  (total £ 195)             £ 39.00 (Dec)

                         * exemption fees are only charged at Advanced Level

                         Tuition Fees
                         Tuition providers in Malaysia charge differing tuition fees which range from RM 13,000 to RM 25,000.

     Study in Malaysia   Costs

                         Cost of Living
                         International students find Malaysia an attractive option for higher studies because of the relatively low cost
                         of living. The total cost of expenditure for accommodation, either on campus or off-campus, is reasonable
                         and within most budgets. Depending on the location and type of accommodation, the average monthly rental
                         for a single room (twin sharing) per student is between RM 250 to RM 450 (USD 68 – USD 122). Other
                         expenses such as food, transportation, laundry and other essentials, based on an ordinary lifestyle, are
                         estimated between RM 600 to RM 700 (USD 162 – USD 189) per month.

                         Therefore, the total cost of living ranges from about RM 11,000 – RM 14,000 (USD 2,973 – USD 3,784)
                         per year.

                         Ministry of Higher Education publication

     Study in Malaysia   Tuition Providers

                         Klang Valley

                         Premier Plus

                         Sunway University College *                Kolej Metro Prima                             Pusat Teknologi Dan Pengurusan Lanjutan
                         5 Jalan Universiti Bandar Sunway           6 Jalan Prima 1 Metro Prima                   (PTPL) Sentral
                         46150 Petaling Jaya Selangor               Vista Magna Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur         West Wing Level 4 Kuala Lumpur Sentral
                         Tel: 03-7491 8623 ext 8075                 Tel: 03-6250 6900 Fax: 03-6250 7901           Station 50470 Kuala Lumpur
                         Fax: 03-5631 8391                          Email:                   Tel: 03-2272 4988 Fax: 03-2274 4988
                         Email:                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Email:
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                                                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                    Kolej Pacific
                         Tunku Abdul Rahman College                 Ground & Mezzanine Floor                      SEGi College Kuala Lumpur *
                         School of Business Studies TAR Campus      Bangunan Yee Seng 15 Jalan Raja Chulan        33-35 Jalan Hang Lekiu 50100 Kuala Lumpur
                         Jalan Genting Klang 50932 Kuala Lumpur     50200 Kuala Lumpur                            Tel: 03-2070 2078 Fax: 03-2034 2759
                         Tel: 03-4145 0123 Fax: 03-4142 0921        Tel: 03-2070 1070 Fax: 03-2070 2080           Email:
                         Email:              Email:                   Tuition offered: ACCA
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                  Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                                                                  SIT International College *
                                                                    Kolej Poly-Tech Mara                          Level 5 Klang Parade 2112 Jalan Meru
                         Registered                                 Wisma YPM Jalan 6/91                          41050 Klang Selangor
                                                                    Taman Shamelin Perkasa Cheras                 Tel: 03-3343 0628 Fax: 03-3343 0240
                         Elitejaya College                          56100 Kuala Lumpur                            Email:
                         No 24-26 (1st – 3rd Floor) Jalan Sireh     Tel: 03-9281 9700 ext 279                     Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         41050 Klang Selangor Darul Ehsan           Fax: 03-9284 8474
                         Tel: 03-3341 8811 Fax: 03-3341 8833        Email:                    Stamford College *
                         Email:                    Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Lot 7A Jalan 223 Section 14
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                                                46100 Petaling Jaya Selangor
                                                                    Mantissa Institute                            Tel: 03-7968 8049 Fax: 03-7958 4705
                         FTMS Global (Kuala Lumpur) *               Level 1 Bangunan AHB 2 Jalan Tun              Email:
                         24-30 Jalan Hang Kasturi                   Mohd Fuad 3 Taman Tun Dr Ismail               Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         50000 Kuala Lumpur                         60000 Kuala Lumpur
                         Tel: 03-2050 9595 Fax: 03-2050 9699        Tel: 03-7726 3333 Fax: 03-7728 5801           Suria College
                         Email:                   Email:                   Suite D-4-2 Level 4 Tower D Plaza Pantai
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                  Tuition offered: CAT                          5 Jalan 4/38A Off Jalan Pantai Baru
                                                                                                                  50470 Kuala Lumpur
                         INTI College Subang Jaya *                 Mc Orange Institute                           Tel: 03-2284 6125 Fax: 03-2287 9122
                         3 Jalan SS15/8 Subang Jaya                 9 Jalan Gereja 50100 Kuala Lumpur             Email:
                         47500 Petaling Jaya Selangor               Tel: 03-2032 3118 Fax: 03-2032 2318           Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         Tel: 03-5632 4852 Fax: 03-5633 8499        Email:
                         Email:                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Unity College International *
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                                                Ground Floor Block B Bangunan Sri Kemajuan
                                                                    Olympia College (Selangor) *                  PKNS Persiaran Barat Off Jalan Barat
                         INTI Management Services                   15 Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor   46505 Petaling Jaya Selangor
                         Management House 227 Jalan Ampang          Tel: 03-7955 8868 Fax: 03-7956 5868           Tel: 03-7954 8188 Fax: 03-7954 2118
                         50450 Kuala Lumpur                         Email:         Email:
                         Tel: 03-2163 2853 Fax: 03-2163 2909        Tuition offered: CAT                          Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         Tuition offered: ACCA                      PAAC Business Institute *                     Universiti Teknologi MARA
                                                                    B-7-8 Megan Phileo Avenue 12 Jalan Yap        Faculty of Accountancy Professional
                         Kolej Kasturi *                            Kwan Seng 50450 Kuala Lumpur                  Programme Department Level 14
                         11th Floor Plaza Nationwide                Tel: 03-2710 6606 Fax: 03-2710 6610           Menara SAAS UiTM 40450 Shah Alam Selangor
                         161 Jalan Tun H S Lee 50000 Kuala Lumpur   Email:                     Tel: 03-5544 4804 Fax: 03-5544 4800
                         Tel: 03-2032 3322/2008 Fax: 03-2032 3323   Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Email:
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT

     Study in Malaysia                                                                                               Tuition Providers

                         Klang Valley
                         Registered (continued)
                         University College Sedaya International*      Olympia College (Pahang)                                                                               Stamford College Malacca                         Institut Tinggi Fajar
                         No. 1 Jalan Menara Gading UCSI Heights        33 Jalan Gambut 2 25000 Kuantan Pahang                                                                 148-150 Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho                 1st Floor Lot 2419-2420 Block 5
                                                                                                                     Institut Citypro
                         56000 Kuala Lumpur                            Tel: 09-5177 868 Fax: 09-5177 736                                                                      75000 Melaka                                     Boulevard Commercial Centre
                                                                                                                     Suite 13.06 Level 13 JB Citysquare
                         Tel: 03-9101 8880 Fax: 03-9102 3606           Email:                                                                         Tel: 06-2822 613 Fax: 06-2821 403                98000 Miri Sarawak
                                                                                                                     (Office Tower) 106-108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook
                         Email:                      Tuition offered: CAT                                                                                   Email:           Tel: 085-413 778 Fax: 085-417 015
                                                                                                                     80000 Johor Bahru Johor
                         Tuition offered: ACCA                                                                                                                                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                        Email:
                                                                                                                     Tel: 07-2765 066 Fax: 07-2765 006
                                                                       Olympia College (Penang)                                                                                                                                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                       46A Lebuhraya Batu Lanchang                   Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                Sunway College Johor Bahru
                                                                       11600 Jelutong Penang                                                                                  3 Jalan Austin Heights Utama                     INTI College Sarawak *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jalan Stampin Timur PO Box 2571
                         Northern and East Coast                       Tel: 04-6584 868 Fax: 04-6581 868
                                                                                                                     Crescendo International College
                                                                                                                                                                              Taman Mount Austin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               93350 Kuching Sarawak
                                                                       Email:                                                                        81100 Johor Bahru Johor
                                                                                                                     26 1st to 6th Floor Jalan Wong Ah Fook                                                                    Tel: 082-570 888 ex 610
                                                                       Tuition offered: CAT                                                                                   Tel: 07-2266 860 Fax: 07-2267 860
                                                                                                                     80000 Johor Bahru Johor                                                                                   Fax: 082-451 533
                         Premier                                                                                                                                              Email:
                                                                                                                     Tel: 07-2220 998 Fax: 07-2212 998                                                                         Email:
                                                                       Olympia College (Perak)                                                                                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                                                                     Email:                                                                            Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         Institut Perkim Goon                          18 Jalan CM Yusufe 30250 Ipoh Perak           Tuition offered: ACCA
                         Axis Building 239 Jalan Burmah                Tel: 05-2433 868 Fax: 05-2431 868
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kinabalu Commercial College *
                         10350 Georgetown Penang                       Email:      Institut KTC (JB)                                                                                         3rd Floor Wisma Sabah PO Box 11600
                         Tel: 04-2268 281 Fax: 04-2272 158             Tuition offered: CAT                          34 Jalan Wong Ah Fook                                    East Malaysia                                    88817 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
                         Email:                                                                   80000 Johor Bahru Johor                                                                                   Tel: 088-251 600 Fax: 088-233 390
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Pusat Teknologi dan Pengurusan Lanjutan       Tel: 07-2217 998 Fax: 07-2243 315                                                                         Email:
                                                                       (PTPL) Sungai Petani                          Email:                                  Registered                                       Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                       6 Jalan Bakar Arang                           Tuition offered: CAT
                         Registered                                    08000 Sungai Petani Kedah                                                                              Cadas Business School                            Methodist Pilley Institute *
                                                                       Tel: 04-4257 602 Fax: 04-4258 295             Institut Sinar                                           1st Floor Lot 7492 3rd Mile Block 16             Jalan Lily PO Box 760
                         Institut Kompas *                             Email:                  507B Tingkat 2 Plaza Melaka                              Timberland Rock Road                             96008 Sibu Sarawak
                         8 Jalan Che Tak 30300 Ipoh Perak              Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Jalan Hang Tuah 75300 Melaka                             93200 Kuching Sarawak                            Tel: 084-322 268 Fax: 084-320 801
                         Tel: 05-255 1559 Fax: 05-2429 155                                                           Tel: 06-282 6422 Fax: 06-283 7280                        Tel: 082-232 780 Fax: 082-236 780                Email:
                         Email:                      Pusat Wilayah Institut Paramount (Kulim)      Email:                              Email:                       Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     No 1 1st Floor Jalan Selasih Taman Semarak    Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                       09000 Kulim Kedah
                         Institut Teknologi Sentral *                  Tel: 04-4953 212 Fax: 04-4912 839             INTI University College *                                FTMS Global (Kuching) *
                         49 Jalan Zainal Abidin 10400 Penang           Email:                        (Bandar Baru Nilai)                                      91 Block E Lot 9935 Queen’s Court
                         Tel: 04-2299 168 Fax: 04-2269 668             Tuition offered: ACCA                         Jalan BBN 12/1 Bandar Baru Nilai                         Jalan Wan Alwi 93350 Kuching Sarawak
                         Email:                                                                   71800 Negeri Sembilan                                    Tel: 082-451 788 Fax: 082-462 688
                         Tuition offered: ACCA                                                                       Tel: 06-7982 000 Fax: 06-7997 531                        Email:
                                                                       SEGi College Penang
                                                                                                                     Email:                              Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                       33C Lebuh Pantai 10300 Penang
                         KDU College *                                 Tel: 04-2628 127 Fax: 04-2622 193             Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                                                                                                                              Institut Teknologi Maklumat Nusantara
                         School of Business, Hospitality and Tourism   Email:
                                                                                                                                                                              (NIIT) *
                         Management 32 Jalan Anson                     Tuition offered: ACCA                         Kolej Aman Batu Pahat
                                                                                                                                                                              Lot 2765 Block 10 Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi
                         10400 Penang                                                                                110 Jalan Chengal Taman Makmur
                                                                                                                                                                              Adruce 93150 Kuching Sarawak
                         Tel: 04-226 6368 Fax: 04-228 0362             Shen Jai School of Commerce                   83000 Batu Pahat Johor
                                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 082-242 411 Fax: 082-252 692
                         Email:                    21A Jalan Bendahara 31650 Ipoh Perak          Tel: 07-4347 000 Fax: 07-4343 111
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                     Tel: 05-2550 978 Fax: 05-2429 523             Email:
                                                                                                                                                                              Tuition offered: CAT
                                                                       Email:                      Tuition offered: CAT
                         Kolej Disted–Stamford *                       Tuition offered: ACCA                                                                                  Institut Teknologi Riam
                         340 Macalister Road 103450 Penang                                                           Maju Commercial Institute                                3rd Miles Riam Road 98000 Miri Sarawak
                         Tel: 04-2296 579/80 Fax: 04-2266 403                                                        10-4 Jalan Daud 84000 Muar Johor                         Tel: 085-613 371 Fax: 085-612 944
                                                                       Sunway College Ipoh *
                         Email:                                                               Tel: 06-9513 966 Fax: 06-9548 329                        Email:
                                                                       1, 3 & 5 Persiaran SCI 2/2 Sunway City Ipoh
                         Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT                                                                   Email:                               Tuition offered: CAT
                                                                       31150 Ipoh Perak
                                                                       Tel: 05-5454 398 Fax: 05-5474 926
                                                                       Tuition offered: ACCA/CAT
                                                                                                                     *    Approved Tuition Providers (by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Home
                                                                                                                          Affairs) to admit international students

     Study in Malaysia   Student Experiences

                         Ahmed Taha Hassan Al-Safi           Osama Jamshaid Iftikhar             Soheil Behiyat                        Wu Xiaoshuang
                         Yemen                               Pakistan                            Iran                                  China

                         Studying ACCA in Malaysia           Being the son of a career           Apart from the constant heat,         Life in Malaysia is very nice
                         is definitely an invaluable         diplomat, l’ve had the              Malaysia is one of the most           apart from the stress of passing
                         experience. Besides gaining a       opportunity to live in seven        beautiful countries I’ve been to –    exams.
                         world-class qualification, I have   countries and globetrot ever        it is a wonderland with tall trees!
                         been fortunate to experience life   so often. Of all the places l’ve    I have had many opportunities to      The standard of the lectures I
                         in Malaysia, a country brimming     been to, Malaysia stands out as     learn the skills I need in future,    attend are very good, and I have
                         with multicultural charm while      vibrant, fun and fresh. There’s     and I’ve also met many new            gained immense knowledge.
                         offering reasonable fees and        always a lot to do as a student     friends over here. Studying in
                         moderate living expenses.           and the people are kind and         Malaysia is the first step towards    My local friends and fellow
                                                             welcoming.                          achieving my goals and a more         students are very helpful and
                         Throughout my studies, I took                                           prestigious and fulfilling life.      friendly. They have invited me to
                         part in many fun and meaningful     A well-kept secret is the                                                 join them for Chinese New Year
                         activities, including a paintball   impeccable standards of                                                   dinners, which helped alleviate
                         tournament and the annual           Malaysia’s tertiary educational                                           homesickness and kindly offered
                         ACCA leadership camp. These         institutions. I’m currently                                               me lifts home when I had
                         activities helped me excel in       enrolled at a premier plus                                                evening lectures.
                         teambuilding and leadership,        institution with some of the best
                         which cannot be developed           lecturers and academicians in                                             Since I eat out quite often, it’s
                         through studies alone.              the region.                                                               great that Malaysian restaurants
                                                                                                                                       and hotels serve good and
                                                             I couldn’t ask for more!                                                  reasonably-priced food and I find
                                                                                                                                       the waiters very courteous and

     Next Step   Easy steps to study in Malaysia

                  Easy Steps to Study in Malaysia

                 1. The student submits his/her application form and relevant documents to the intended tuition provider who
                    must possess official approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs to recruit international students. *

                 2. The student’s application is accepted by the intended tuition provider who will then help to apply for his/
                    her student pass at the Malaysian Immigration Department in Malaysia. **

                 3. Upon acceptance, the Malaysian Immigration Department will release a letter of approval for the student
                    pass to the tuition provider, which will then be given to the student.

                 4. Before leaving his/her country for Malaysia, the student needs to inform the tuition provider on his/her
                    port of entry (airport), flight number, arrival date and time.

                 5. Upon arrival, the student will be met by representatives from the tuition provider at the check-point and an
                    entry visa will be issued.

                 6. Within 2 weeks of the student’s arrival, the tuition provider will submit his/her passport to the Immigration
                    Department to affix the Student Pass Sticker.

                 *    It is important to note that international students are only allowed to study with tuition providers approved by the
                      Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

                 **   Students from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) are required to obtain their entry visas from the Malaysian
                      Embassy in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai prior to the entry into Malaysia.

                 The Ministry of Higher Education publication

     Next Step   Immigration requirements to enter Malaysia

                 Immigration procedures to enter Malaysia to study        Working part-time while studying in Malaysia
                 are simple and hassle-free. The requirements of the      All international students are allowed to work
                 Immigration Department for international students        part-time with effect from 15 February 2005. A
                 are as follows:-                                         student is only allowed to work for a maximum of
                                                                          twenty hours per week during the semester breaks
                 Conditions to qualify as a student:                      or holidays of more than seven days, as long as
                 a) The student has been accepted for a full-time         his or her student pass remains valid, at places of
                    course of study at a public or private                employment such as restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini
                    educational institution of higher learning.           markets and hotels.
                 b) The student has the financial means to meet the
                    course fees as well as living/travel expenses.        Applications to work part-time must be made
                 c) The student possesses good health and                 through the educational institution in which the
                    character.                                            student is studying and he/she needs to be present
                 d) The student’s intention to seek entry is solely for   during submission at the Immigration Department.
                    study purposes.
                                                                          For further information about the immigration
                 Application Procedures for student pass                  procedures and student pass, kindly contact the
                 All applications for student passes by international     Immigration Department in Malaysia at the following
                 students are done through Malaysian educational          address:-
                 institutions. The processing approval and issuance
                 of student passes and visas are done by the              The Director
                 Immigration Department in Malaysia except for            Visa, Pass and Permit Division
                 students from China, who will get their visas from       Headquarters of the Malaysian Immigration
                 the Embassy of Malaysia or the Council of Malaysia       Department
                 in China.                                                1st-7th Floor (Podium) Block 2G4
                                                                          Federal Government Administration Centre Precinct 2
                 Family members to stay with students                     62550 Putrajaya Malaysia
                 Certain family members are allowed to stay on Visit      Tel: 603-8880 1000 Fax: 603-8880 1200
                 (Social) Passes during the entire duration of the        Website:
                 student’s study in Malaysia with approval from the
                 Immigration Department. They are:
                 1. Parents of the student;                               Source:
                 2. Spouses, children and parents of students from        Ministry of Higher Education publication
                     the Middle East; and
                 3. Spouses and children (immediate family) of a
                     postgraduate student.

     Next Step   Application for a student pass in Malaysia

                 a)   The student has to submit an application form to study together with relevant documents to the intended
                      educational institution (Please refer to page 19-21 on which educational institutions to choose).

                 b)   Once the student’s application is accepted by the educational institution, the latter will assist the student
                      in applying for his/her student pass at the Malaysian Immigration Department before the student’s
                      intended departure to Malaysia. All applications, processing, approval and issuance of the student
                      passes and visas for prospective international students are processed in Malaysia except for students
                      from The People’s Republic of China (PRC). PRC nationals are required to obtain their entry visas from
                      the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai before entering Malaysia.

                 c)   Once a letter of approval for the student pass is released by the Malaysian Immigration Department,
                      it will be sent to the student’s intended educational institution, which has offered him/her a seat to study.
                      The educational institution will in turn send out the letter to the student while he/she remains in his/her
                      home country.

                 d)   Before leaving his/her home country, the student must inform the intended educational institution of
                      his/her port of entry (airport), flight number arrival date and time.

                 e)   Once the student has arrived at the Malaysian airport, he/she will show the student pass approval letter
                      at the immigration checkpoint. Here, a special pass valid for 14 days will be issued to refer the student
                      to the respective State Immigration Department for the issuance of the student pass. An entry visa
                      - except for PRC nationals - will also be issued then. Representatives from the educational institutions
                      will also be at the checkpoint to receive the students and transfer them to the educational institutions to
                      report their attendance.

                 f)   Within 2 weeks of the student’s arrival, the educational institution is required to submit the student’s
                      passport to the State immigration Department to enable the student pass to be affixed on the passport.
                      Please check with the State Immigration Department for the fees with regards to student passes and
                      visas and renewals for both. Please refer to the respective educational institutions with regards to types
                      of documents and personal bond rates for application of student passes.

     Next Step    useful tips before you leave for Malaysia

                 .   Plan your finances in advance
                      You can consult friends or family members who have lived or are currently staying in Malaysia, to find out
                      more about issues such as the cost of living, where to stay and how to make the best of your stay here
                      in Malaysia. Don’t forget to find out what jobs are available to supplement your income.

                      Applications to work part-time must be made through the educational institution in which you are
                      studying. You need to be present during submission at the Immigration Department.

                      Based on your expected earnings, you can draw up a practical budget that will meet your needs.

                 .   Keep your tuition providers informed
                      Inform your tuition providers about your arrival at least 7 days before your departure, including flight and
                      airport details. Note down the name and contact details of your tuition providers’ representatives who
                      will be meeting you at the airport. You need to be accompanied by the representative before you are
                      allowed to check out through the Immigration.

                 .   Get your student pass
                      Contact the Immigration department to sort out your student pass. For details, please refer to page 27.

                 .   Wardrobe
                      Malaysia’s climate is warm and humid throughout the year. Light cottons and casual clothing are highly
                      recommended. A good option is to pack light and buy extra clothes in Malaysia. Since the prices are
                      highly reasonable and the choice is wide, you will be spoilt for choice at the various shopping malls and
                      fashion outlets.

                 .   Do research on Malaysian culture
                      Browse the Internet and invest in a few cultural and travel guides to find out more about Malaysian
                      culture and lifestyles. You can also browse your tuition provider’s website to find out more about student
                      life on campus and what extra-curricular activities are available.

     Next Step    useful tips before you leave for Malaysia

                 .   Mind your money
                      You need to have some cash (in Malaysian ringgit or USD) before leaving for Malaysia. Do visit a bank or
                      moneychanger to convert your currency into ringgit so that you have sufficient cash upon your arrival.

                      Do not bring excessive cash. Confirm the maximum amount that you are allowed to bring out from your
                      country with your travel agency or the Immigration authorities. For safety and security, it is advisable to
                      carry international credit cards or traveler’s cheques for easy replacement in case of theft.

                 .   International cuisine
                      Malaysia is a haven for adventurous food-lovers. The cultural melting pot means that Malay, Chinese
                      and Indian dishes and fusion food are easily and cheaply available everywhere. International cuisines such
                      as Middle Eastern and Thai abound. Likewise, fast-food restaurants and western food can be found
                      virtually anywhere in the country.

                 .   Checklist for essential items
                      Do prepare a check list of personal items that you need both on the flight and for immediate use upon
                      arrival in Malaysia. Think carefully and pack smart!

                 .   Have a party!
                      You are on the brink of a new and exciting experience so do throw a party to celebrate your upcoming
                      journey with friends and families!

     Information   Essential Information for ACCA students

                   Registration Procedures
                   (Most tuition providers will arrange this registration for students)

                   • Complete the appropriate registration form

                   • Attach a copy (copies) of certificates/ letter of completion, full transcripts, Identity Card and
                     passport-sized photographs

                   • Enclose the appropriate registration fee

                   • Bank drafts should be made payable to “ACCA”. You may also pay by credit card

                   Important Dates

                   Registration Forms must be received by:
                   June Examination Session                                               15 December
                   December Examination Session                                           31 July

                   Exemption Applications (for registered students only)
                   must be made by:
                   June Examination Session                                               15 January
                   December Examination Session                                           15 July

                   Examination Entries must be received by:
                   June Examination Session                                               6 April
                   December Examination Session                                           6 October

                   Annual Subscriptions must be received by:
                   Kuala Lumpur                                                           25 February

                   Variant/Stream Changes must be made by:
                   June Examination Session                                               31 March
                   December Examination Session                                           30 September

     Information   Essential Information for ACCA students

                   Further Information
                   ACCA Malaysia        
                   Home Page            
                   Exemption Enquiry    
                   Tuition Providers    

                   Study Materials in Malaysia
                   Maxim Educational Enterprise   Tel: 03 8075 5601
                   DL Training Consultancy        Tel: 03 2032 2722
                   MPH Bookstores                 Tel: 03 2938 3818
                   Kinokuniya Bookstores          Tel: 03 2164 8133

                   Useful references

     Information   Essential Information for ACCA students

                   Study Application for various ACCA tuition providers in Malaysia
                   Just complete the relevant application forms from tuition providers and provide the following
                   documents and fees:-
                   1. Certified copies of all relevant examination results and academic certificates (preferably in
                      your official language and with translated copies in English)
                   2. A completed accommodation form (if accommodation is required)
                   3. Photocopy of valid International passport – all the pages
                   4. Photocopy of Identity Card
                   5. Most recent passport-sized colour photograph (4-6 copies)
                   6. Personal medical health report if you are entering the State of Sabah or Sarawak
                   7. Application fees - ranging from USD 160 to USD 250, usually non-refundable

                   Important Entry Documents to enter Malaysia
                   • Passport or travel documents
                   • Letter of acceptance from your tuition providers
                   • Letter of approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department for Student Pass
                   • Passport-sized photographs
                   • Health medical report if you are entering East Malaysia (State of Sabah or Sarawak)
                   • Single Entry Visa issued by the Malaysian Embassy in China (for China students)

     ACCA Malaysia Sdn Bhd (473007 P)
     27th Floor Wisma Denmark No 86 Jalan Ampang
     50450 Kuala Lumpur
     Tel: +(603) 2713 5051 Fax: +(603) 2713 5052

     Kuching Branch
     Unit #8.01 8th Floor Gateway Kuching
     No 9 Jalan Bukit Mata 93100 Kuching
     tel: +(6082) 425051 fax: +(6082) 426061

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