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Inbound Mobility FAQ




 How do I apply as exchange students?

You can register for UTM study abroad/ student exchange program on our online application page, click HERE.

When is the deadline?

Deadline for application as follows:

  • September intake: 30th April
  • February intake: 30th September

How do I make changes to my registration information?

  • You can re-submit your application through our online application page and notify us through email at for our further action.

 How long will it take to process my application?

We require minimum one (1) month to process student’s application and please refer HERE for application procedure. The student is not allowed to purchase flight ticket until further advice.

How can I know my application is accepted?

We will email successful applicants with the offer letter together with the further instruction on visa application and procedure.

How do I cancel or defer my offer?

Once you get your offer letter, we require you to send an acceptance letter. You can write your withdrawal/deferral in the letter. No charges will be imposed.


How much does it cost?

Application for admission is free. However, fees for Study Abroad/ Student Exchange will be imposed when students register as UTM students. Please refer HERE for the full details about the fees.

Is there a special fee for students from UTM partner institutions?

Tuition fee will be waived for students from UTM partner institutions. However, some fees will be imposed. Refer HERE for list of fees.

What is INBOUND’s payment policy?

Payment can be made upon registration. Cash and credit card can be accepted.

 How can I get a scholarship from UTM?

We do not offer any scholarship to incoming students.

What are the estimated costs of living in Malaysia?

Please refer to our information sheet 2019/2020.



 All International students who come to Malaysia for short term program are compulsory to apply for suitable visa/pas.

For Mobility period less than 3 months:

Student is allowed to use their social visa. However, they are required to have their traveling insurance. UTM will not liable for any cost of medical and etc as they are treated during this period as UTM Visitor.

For Mobility period more than 3 months:

Kindly refer  for online visa application procedures. The visa application should be made after student have officially received UTM offer letter. For this case, student is required to purchase insurance packages provided by EMGS.


UTM will NOT PURCHASE  any health insurance for inbound students. We REQUIRED ALL incoming students to purchase their travel insurance. The insurance must be able to cover medical expenses while studying in Malaysia.



 How do I book a hostel in UTM?

All single students will be placed at UTM students’ residential college. We have various types of room and facilities around campus. Most of our campus has basic furniture with common bathroom and fan.

Your booking will be automatically secured once you received an offer from us. You can select your preferred room type upon application. However, the final placement is subject to availability because we placed all UTM undergraduate students at our on-campus accommodation. So, we have very limited room for special facilities i.e. single, room with air-conditioning, attached bathroom and water heater.

The student who brings along their family/ friend needs to find own housing.

What is the rate for on-campus accommodation?

Our single room rate starts with RM 20 (excluding 6% GST) and to maximum RM 50 (excluding GST). Price may vary by each room and types. Price can be changed from time to time without early notification.

Do you offer an airport transfer from the airport upon arrival?

We are sorry to inform you that airport transfer is not available except for students from UTM’s partner universities who give the same services to our outbound students.

However, we have shuttle bus around campus which available every weekday and specific time during weekends. Shuttle bus is provided free to exchange students.

What weather should I expect?

Situated between 1° and 6°N, the whole of Malaysia has a classic equatorial climate with high temperatures and wet months throughout the year. Temperatures at sea level range from 21ºC to 32ºC, whilst at higher elevations it is much cooler with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

What is the suggested attire for INBOUND?

All exchange students are also restricted to UTM rules and regulations which used to UTM students (full -time). So, please take note that you have to follow UTM dress code. Please visit this website, for UTM dress code.



What is the best time for me to arrive at UTM campus?

If you have a Single Entry Visa before entering Malaysia, you can plan your travel at least a week before our semester starts. UTM International will organise a special orientation for exchange students to UTM.

Academic calendar will be updated on our website from time to time.

Am I allowed to travel during orientation program/ week?

The student who enters Malaysia with a Single Entry Visa is not allowed to exit Malaysia before getting a Professional Pass and Student Pass. Professional pass and student pass will be obtained within a month after the student’s registration.

Traveling around Malaysia is allowed but the student is required to inform UTM International in the case of emergency.

Who can help me with my registration?

UTM offers buddy program without extra charge. A buddy will be assigned to each exchange student. The buddy program is a voluntary program to assist exchange student within few weeks upon arrival. The exchange student is advised not to rely on their buddy.

What should I do if I missed the orientation?

The student is still allowed to register as an exchange student in UTM as long as delay of arrival is because of reasonable reasons i.e. a delay of visa issuance. UTM International will conduct a special briefing upon the student’s arrival and the buddy will help student for registration.

Who can I contact with questions that weren’t answered here?

You can email us at for any help.