KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) has announced that international students applying for a Malaysian student visa, are no longer required to undergo a pre-arrival medical screening.
This ruling is effective from 1 June as part of revisions to the Health Screening and Insurance Guidelines for International Students.
It now only requires that the student submit a Health Declaration Form indicating that he or she is of suitable health to undertake their studies.
This change is part of a drive to improve processes and increase international student numbers.
However, students are still required to undergo the post-arrival medical testing at a registered EMGS clinic within seven days.
If a student does not make it through this screening, they will be required to to leave the country. The cost of doing so is borne by the student.
Malaysia is targeting to have 250,000 international students by 2025 and has recently launched a video campaign featuring Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.