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Student visa and health insurance to study in Malaysia

Student visa and health insurance to study in Malaysia

Student visa and health insurance to study in Malaysia

Published on 23-Jun-2021

A Malaysian student visa can be obtained by applying firstly for a Student Pass through the Education Malaysian Global Services. A student visa will be issued as soon as a student gets a certified provisional Student Pass upon coming to Malaysia.

Requirement to apply for a Malaysian Student Visa:

  • Student visa application form completed and signed by the applicant.
  • Offer letter from the chosen educational institution approved by the pass & permit division in the Immigration Headquarters of Malaysia.
  • Two passport sized photographs.
  • Two photocopies of your Passport.

A foreign student can apply for a study visa by two ways: Online study visa for students who receive letters from respected Public and Private Universities, and the other way is the traditional one which is by contacting the respected university.

Health Insurance

International students must look for international health insurance plan as long as they are studying in Malaysia, because Malaysian health insurance is more expensive than other types of health insurance.

For instance, The Atlas Travel plan is the right choice for Malaysian Student health insurance and can be obtained when a foreign student decides to start their journey, or after they have arrived in Malaysia.

This type of health insurance is good giving you the opportunity to select your coverage type in accordance to your payment. So searching for a plan that can suit both your university demands and budget is simple and attainable.

Some other benefits are included in the Malaysian Student Health Insurance like visits of physicians, hospitalization, emergency medical evacuation, prescriptions, repatriation of remains, lost luggage, deaths in accidents, emergency dental operations, local ambulances, trip interruption and extreme sports coverage.

In Malaysia there are mainly three kinds of health insurance policies: Extreme diseases insurance, surgical insurance and long-term insurance.

Private health insurance in Malaysia is totally affordable, the most basic coverage of which costs a foreign student $450 a year, having a colonoscopy operations covered.

 Private health insurance will cost a foreign student much more than public health insurance, but still cheaper than the west health insurance: A visit to a doctor in Malaysia will cost a foreign student $5, while if they need a visit to a consultant, it will cost them between $20 to 30.