Medical Screening


New International Students are mandated to undergo the following medical screenings in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the medical screening results shall be certified in accordance with the Medical Screening Guidelines issued by the said Ministry.


1. Pre-Arrival/ Out-of-Country Medical Screening

New International Students will be required to attend a Medical screening while still in their home country. They will then be required to submit their pre-arrival medical examination report together with all other relevant documents required to the education institution for the application of a Visa Approval Letter ('VAL') with EMGS. If the medical screening is done at a registered overseas clinic, the medical examination report will be automatically submitted online by the clinic.

International Students are recommended to take the vaccines listed in the Health Examination Form and to produce the international certificate of vaccinations to the education institution for VAL application purposes. Please note that a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from all International Students coming from or who have transited for more than 12 hours through countries with a risk of Yellow Fever transmission.

2. Post-Arrival/ In-Country Medical Screening

a) New International Students

New International Students are required to attend a Medical screening in Malaysia within 7 days from the entry date at an EMGS panel clinic. Please check the approved local clinics nearby.

b) International Students applying for Pass Renewal

With effect from 1st October 2014, International Students who are renewing their student passes will no longer be required to attend In-Country medical screening.

c) International Students applying for Variation or Progression

International Students who are already in the country and applying to change their course or institution (Variation applications) and students who are progressing to a higher level of study (Progression Students) will be required to attend an In-Country Medical Screening at an EMGS panel clinic if the last In-Country Medical Screening was done more than 6 months from the date of applying for a new pass.