Student Work Rights in Malaysia

Postgraduate Work:

If you are planning to stay in the country after completing your degree than you must start preparing to get employment pass. There is also a temporary employment pass and visitors pass (professional) time duration for all of these vary from 6 months to 5 years.

The first step is to get a suitable job in any Malaysian county, which is not as simple as it sounds because Malaysian companies prefer Malaysian students over international students. If you are lucky to secure a job in any Malaysian company your employer should apply to the government for a correct pass for you.


Part-time work during studies:            

International students in Malaysia are only allowed to work 20 hours per week only during their semester beak or any holidays of more than 7 days. Students can look for part-time work in restaurants, Mini markets, Hotels as long as their student visa stays valid. They are not allowed to work during their studies.


Affordable cities in Malaysia for international students:

Although Malaysia is one of the cheapest countries to live and study for international students, still there are many things that international students should consider before choosing their study abroad destination. Following mention cities are pretty affordable in terms of accommodation, food traveling, and daily expenses:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • George Town, Penang
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Langkawi
  • Ipoh

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