Health and Insurance
The Malaysian Ministry of Education requires all international students to undergo a set of medical health examinations upon approval of their Student Pass in selected panel clinics/hospitals in Malaysia. Medical examination has to be done within seven (7) days upon arrival.
Students coming from Yellow Fever Endemic Zones such as Africa and South America in particular must ensure that they have been vaccinated before entering Malaysia Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, valid only if the vaccine is approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and administered at an approved Yellow Fever Vaccinating Centre is required from those who come from these zones.
Yellow Fever Endemic Countries
i. SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA – Bolivia, Suriname, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama Peru, Ecuador
ii. AFRICA – Angola, Mali, Benin, Niger, Burkina, Faso, Nigeria, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sao Tome & Principe, Central Africa Republic, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Congo, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Ethiopia, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Gambia, Mauritania, Ghana, Democratic Republic Of Congo (Zaire), Guinea United Republic of Tanzania, Bissau, Guinea Equate, Kenya, Liberia
(Note: The list of endemic countries will be updated by Ministry of Health Malaysia based World Health Organisation (WHO) list)
The Malaysian Ministry of Health will quarantine students from these zones without a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate upon arrival for two (2) weeks. The certificate is valid for 10 years and effective 10 days after the date of vaccination.
Medical and Health Insurances Medical and health insurance is mandatory for foreign students who aged more than 18 years old and intend to apply for a Student Pass in Malaysia.
General terms and conditions of the medical and health insurance:
Cashless for inpatient medical treatment at network hospitals in Malaysia and
full reimbursement for inpatient medical treatment at non-network hospitals in
Malaysia, up to the maximum limit cover per annum.
Full reimbursement for outpatient treatment less deductible of RM50 per visit in
accordance with schedule of benefits.
The insurer is connected to more than 70 hospitals and 2,000 clinics in
Insurance cover commences from the date of entry. In the event that the
foreign students applied in Malaysia, they will be covered from the date of
Visa Approval Letter (VAL).
DOWNGRADE of insurance package is NOT ALLOWED but foreign students are
allowed to UPGRADE his/her insurance package and the insurance company
reserves the right not to cover for pre-existing conditions that are currently
covered in the existing insurance package. The additional insurance premium
for UPGRADE of insurance package can only be determined after the upgrade
request is made to EMGS.
Medical card will be made available within 14 working days from the date of
Insurance claims reimbursement will be processed within 14 working days
from the date of claim submitted with complete documents.
24/7 medical and health insurance helpdesk is available to provide assistance
to foreign students.
International Student’s Insurance
It is a requirement for all international students to have EMGS ‘Health Cover Insurance’. You will have paid for your insurance when you accepted your offer to study at Politeknik Malaysia.
*** For more detail, please refer this link: http://educationmalaysia.gov.my/media/docs/Guidelines-for-Certification-of-Foreign-Students-Healthv_latest.pdf