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uum-vice-chancellor-extends-a-warm-welcome-to-mobility-students UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) became the university of choice for 57 students from China, South Korea, Brunei and Indonesia to commence their one semester student exchange programmes. UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Wira Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak welcomed the students during the Afternoon Tea Reception, held by the Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC) today at the Academia Lounge at UUM. “It is my pleasure to meet...
promoting-a-healthy-lifestyle With the main focus to strengthen ties and promote a healthy lifestyle, the Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC) organise a cycling activitity amongst its staff recently. Garbed in their orange t-shirts, the program was initiated in line to create awareness of the importance of mental and physical health among CIAC family members. The cycling activity involving the staffs of CIAC was also meant to reduce the level of stress...
pioneering-strategic-partnership-between-uum-and-unisri Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Universitas Slamet Riyadi (UNISRI) continue to strengthen cooperation relations established specifically to realize the internationalization of their programs. The commitment to establish relations is further strengthened with the recent visit of UNISRI to UUM. A delegation of 15 people from UNISRI led by Rector, Prof. Dr. Kapti Rahayu Kusuwanto showed interest in pioneering strategic partnership with Universiti...
59-students-from-china-join-uum-for-one-semester-mobility-programme UUM receives 59 students from China to undergo one semester mobility programme with credit transfer. The students come from 7 universities, including Hefei College of Finance and Economics, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Daqing Normal University. With the help of UUM Offshore Office - China, Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC) together with the Academic Affairs Department, Student Affairs Department and all three...
strengthen-cooperation-between-two-universities Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Chiang Mai University (CMU) continue to strengthen cooperation established to foster international relations between the two universities. In a department trip recently, a delegation of 13 staff from the Center for International Affairs and Cooperation, led by the Director of CIAC, Assoc. Prof Dr. Hijattulah Abdul Jabbar visited CMU campus to discuss the planning of activities to be undertaken between the two...
uum-receives-a-visit-from-hebei-province-delegation Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), through its Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC), received a delegation of eight members from various universities of Hebei province, China, recently. The official visit was arranged by the Director of the UUM Offshore Office in China, Liu Rong, in which, it was on the lookout for possible opportunities for academic collaborations and cooperation between UUM and universities in Hebei...
uum-and-chiang-mai-university-continues-partnership UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Chiang Mai University (CMU) continue to strengthen cooperation relations established specifically to realize the internationalization of their programed. Delegation of six people from CMU led by President, Dr. Niwes Nantachit a courtesy reply to UUM to discuss the framework and the planning of activities to be carried out between the two universities. Niwes said bilateral relations are expected to...
uum-always-opens-to-international-student-about-their-views-and-concerns   UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) always opens to any of the views and concerns of international students to ensure their welfare is safeguarded. Deputy Vice -Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim, said he is always concerned opinion and any problems encountered by students as they too become the engines of university advancement. "I'm very open to receiving student attendance to...
mayor-of-padang-indonesia-visited-universiti-utara-malaysia UUM ONLINE: Mayor of Padang , Dr . H. Fauzi Bahar . M.SI visited around among UUM University Gallery, Library Sultanah Bahiyah , Shah Mu'adzam Hall , UUM Stadium , Varsity Mall, Islamic Center , Hall Student Residential , Golf and Country Club complex Hashim Yasin on August 2, 2013 ago . In addition, a courtesy call to the session Trying Associate Professor Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Karim , Deputy Vice -Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni ) was held...
kanagawa-university-ku-japan-is-doing-partnership-with-university-utara-malaysia UUM ONLINE: Kanagawa University (KU), Japan showed interest in pioneering strategic partnership with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in terms of student mobility. According to the Deputy Vice -Chancellor (Academic and International) Professor Dr Awang Hashim Rosna, visited from Japan to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) showed positive results after academic discussion and hope it will result in a closer relationship through student mobility. “We...


Important Notice to Incoming (NEW) International Students: Change of Immigration Policy for Incoming International Students

Please be informed that with effect from 1 January 2014, all NEW international students who are pursuing their studies in Malaysia need to get their Visa With Reference (VWR) from the Malaysian Immigration prior to entering Malaysia. Students are required to submit the necessary documents as stipulated in the admission offer letter. UUM will process and will request the Immigration to issue the VWR. Upon receiving the VWR from the immigration office, a copy of the VWR will be sent to the students concerned, via email. Students are required to bring a copy of the VWR to their nearest Malaysian Embassy for a single entry pass. THEN only, will the students be able to enter Malaysia. Without the VWR, new student will be denied entry into Malaysia. Please refer to your offer letter for more details. Entry by using social pass for study purpose will further complicate and lead to many more inconveniences. Kindly contact the UUM Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation (ciac@uum.edu.my) for further help if required.


Starting from 1st December 2013 onwards, we are doing some changes to the Visa and Pas applications. Students are required to:-

1) Fill in their own Visa/ Pass application forms.
2) Payments for Immigration purpose are in BANK DRAFTS/BANKER'S CHEQUES only.
3) Processing fees between RM20 to RM60.00 to be paid in CASH at the counter.

Starting from 1st January 2014 all international students who are pursuing their studies in Malaysia need to get their Visa Entry Letter (VEL) from the Malaysia Immigration prior to entering Malaysia.  

* Please see the staff at the CIAC counter for amount to be paid, the forms to be filled, and futher information.

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To ensure that we can serve you better, starting from 1st February 2014 onwards the operating hours for Visa related matters are as follows :-

Submission of visa related documents  : Sunday – Wednesday : 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
                                                           Thursday : 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Collection of student Pass (Passport)    : Sunday – Wednesday : 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
                                                           Thursday : 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

* Any other matters beside Visa will be handled as usual during normal operating hours.

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