MEDICAL SCREENING REQUIREMENT
Medical screening is a health check that consists of a general examination by the examining doctor, blood and urine tests as well as a chest x-ray examination. It is a mandatory requirement from the Government of Malaysia to protect the health of Malaysian residents and to reduce the potential burden on the public health service in Malaysia. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has laid down criteria for the assessment of the health condition of international students which must be complied with.
PRE ARRIVAL MEDICAL SCREENING
A pre arrival medical examination is a series of medical tests required to be performed by students prior to arrival at Malaysia. This test is needed as a means to ensure that the students are fit to study in Malaysia. All students applying for a student pass must undergo a medical screening while still in their home country. However, for those students already in Malaysia, they are permitted to undergo medical screening in Malaysia.
- Blood and urine tests
- There are some restrictions in certain countries (particularly in the Middle East) with conducting some of the required medical tests. Students facing this issue must obtain a letter from their doctor confirming the unavailability of these tests, and fill in the Declaration of Health Status form (to be requested from UMP International Office).
- International students are also required to take the vaccines listed in the Health Examination Form. Please produce the certificate of vaccinations for VAL application purposes.
- Please note that a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from all International Students coming from or transited more than 12 hours through countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission.
POST ARRIVAL MEDICAL SCREENING
In addition, a Post arrival medical examination is mandatory for international students within 7 days from your date of entry into Malaysia. The examining doctor shall assess and conclude whether or not you are suitable to remain in Malaysia based on MOHE criteria. . This is a mandatory process and failing to complete this check may result in the cancellation of your visa.
DISCLAIMER / RESTRICTIONS
- EMGS reserves the right to request a repeat test should there be any doubt in the findings of the initial medical report.
- Immigration authorities reserve the right to revoke any student/dependent pass or visa if there is evidence of false information in a report and/or supporting documents.
- If a student fails the medical examination no refund will be given.
- Students are allowed to appeal and redo the test should they fail, but additional cost will be incurred and be borne by the student.
- The university reserves the right to refuse admission for those students whom fail in Pre & Post Arrival Medical Screening
Students with medical conditions as per following will not be accepted for registration.
- COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
- HEPATITIS B
- NON COMMUNICABLE CHRONIC DISEASE
- DIALYSIS CANCER
- DIABETES MELITUS
- Difficult to cure over long term
- High treatment cost
- Disease /condition that can endanger oneself or others
- Treatment and complications can affect the studies