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Overseas Academic Qualification Standard

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.

Admission to Olympia College

An admission letter will be issued to international students upon paying the Registration fee. Documents required by the College are as below:

  • One set of passport copy (all pages of passport including empty pages in A4 size papers)
  • Photo copies of school certificates (3 sets). The certificates must be translated and certified by Origin Council/Notarial office.
  • Photo copies of Transcripts (3 sets).  Transcripts must be translated and Certified by Origin Council/Notarial  Office.
  • 8 passport size colored recent photographs.
  • TOEFL score 550 and above (traditional assessment) OR 213 and above (computer assessment).
  • IELTS score of 6.5 and above or other equivalent or English qualification (International students without IELTS / TOEFL results are required to sit for English placement test before commencement of programme).

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
Olympia College can arrange to meet the students upon their arrival. Student or agents must inform the International office of the arrival details by fax or email at least 2 weeks before the arrival date. Once we have received the arrival details, our staff will meet the student at the airport and assist in getting clearance at the Immigration checkpoint.

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.


Additional Information

>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
Any international student in Olympia College wishing to transfer to another institution is required to produce these documents:

  • Release letter from previous College that is signed and endorsed by the College CEO.
  • Acceptance letter from the future College.
  • Student’s personal statement on transferring of College.
  • Current Student Pass must have 30-day validity upon submission to Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)-signed and endorsed by the previous college.

The above documents must be submitted to:

Timbalan Ketua Pengarah,
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia,
Aras Bawah & Aras 5 Blok 1, Menara PJH,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan Presint 2
602502 Putrajaya



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