How To Apply

FOR ALL APPLICATIONS (EXCEPT VISA APPLICATIONS)

Programmes

All ELS Online Programmes

All ELS Centre Programmes

Who Can Apply?

Malaysians

Non-Malaysians living in Malaysia

Minimum Study Duration

At least 1 session of your chosen programme. 

Required Documents

  1. Malaysian applicants: Copy of MyKad (both sides)
  2. International applicants: Copy of Passport (information & visa pages)
  3. All applicants: Recent photo (blue or white background). Here is a sample photo.

How to Apply?

Option 1: Online Application

Submit an application now by uploading the Required Documents and filling in our online application form. 

 

An ELS Admissions Officer will contact you via email & phone within 1 working day regarding

  • payment steps
  • your ELS Placement Test, if required   

If you have any further questions regarding the programme, feel free to ask the Admissions Officer!

Purpose:

  • To verify a student’s current English level
  • To match the student to a suitable start level in the ELS programme

Who gets tested?

  • New Students
  • Returning students who have not studied the ELS programme for more than 2 sessions.

Test Components

  • Speaking (Duration: 10 – 15 minutes)
  • Writing (Duration: 20 minutes)

Additional Tests

Students may be asked to complete a Listening & Grammar test if ELS requires more information about their language abilities. Duration: 60 minutes

 

What to Expect?

  • Speaking: Conversation with an ELS teacher
  • Writing: Write an essay with at least 250 words
  • Listening & Grammar: Multiple-choice questions – 28 for Listening and 50 for Grammar

Option 2: Walk In to Our Centre

Call your preferred ELS centre to book an appointment for enquiry and registration:

 

On the day of your visit, bring along the required documents and application fees (if any) for registration. 

FOR ELS VISA APPLICATIONS ONLY

Which Programme?

Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

Who Can Apply?

International Students

  • 18 to 44 years old
  • Completed secondary school education
  • In good health – able to pass the EMGS post-arrival medical screening

Minimum Study Duration

At least 16 weeks of study

Required Documents

Copy of all the pages of your passport

  • At least 18 months validity.
  • Must not contain information of any dependent(s)/ family members.

Passport photo – white background

Here is a sample photo.

 

A certified copy of your high school certificate & academic transcripts

  • Please provide a copy of the original documents & the English translation.
  • College or University results cannot be used for ELS student visa application.

Completed & signed EMGS Health Declaration Form

Here is a copy you can download.

Accommodation Declaration Form

ELS will send the link.

For students from China, please inform ELS which Malaysian Embassy in China should be mentioned in your Visa Grant On Arrival (VGOA) Letter.  

  • Beijing Malaysian Embassy
  • Guangzhou Malaysian Embassy
  • Kunming Malaysian Embassy
  • Shanghai Malaysian Embassy

For students from sub-Saharan countries

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

For students from Iran

  • Letter of Eligibility (LOE). ELS will apply on your behalf at the Embassy of Iran

For students from Sudan

  • No Objection Certificate (NOC). ELS will apply on your behalf at the Embassy of Sudan

How to Apply?

Students can apply at els.edu.my/apply-now. If you are an ELS agent, please log in at els.edu.my/agent-login-form.

 

Complete the online application form and upload the required documents.

 

Our Central Admissions Office (CAO) will check your application. 

 

CAO will notify you regarding incomplete and incorrect documents.

Once CAO has all the required documents, you may make the first payment of MYR 3,552 (General Fees + EMGS Fees). 

Please send the payment receipt to CAO as proof of payment.

If everything is in order, you will receive a Letter of Offer from ELS to confirm your Acceptance.

 

Important Notes Before Paying Your Fees:

  • All fees paid are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • ELS fees are subject to change. We advise all students to obtain written confirmation of their programme details from ELS before making any payments.
  • Students must pay all their fees before enrolment.
  • Fees are payable in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR or RM). For international students, the estimated exchange rate to US Dollars is USD 1.00 = MYR 4.10. The student must bear all bank transfer charges.

Payment Options

A. Online at the ELS Flywire Page 

Go to els-my.flywire.com 

Follow the instructions on-screen to make a payment using your credit card or bank transfer.

 

B. Telegraphic Transfer at Your Local Bank

Telegraphic transfers should be made payable to ELSI SDN. BHD. Only amounts in USD are accepted.

  • Account No: 359 234 7005
  • Payee: ELSI SDN BHD
  • Swift Code: PBBEMYKL
  • Bank Address: Public Bank Berhad, No 1&3, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Allow 14 working days for visa processing. Once the Malaysian Immigration Department approves your student visa application, you must pay the remainder of your fees (Course Fees for 24/ 20/ 16 weeks).

 

CAO will send the Student Visa Approval Letter (eVAL) to you upon confirmation of your payment.

 

Students from China will also receive a VGOA letter.

A. Send ELS a copy of your flight ticket to Malaysia

  • Choose a flight date 2 – 4 weeks in advance
  • Must be a return flight ticket

B: Prepare for your immigration clearance at the Malaysian Immigration Checkpoint in KLIA:

  • Print a copy of your visa approval letter (eVAL) & flight ticket to Malaysia.
  • Ensure that the validity of your passport is at least 6 months.
  • Obtain Malaysian currency - at least MYR 500.
  • Apply for a Single Entry Visa (SEV) if you are from a country on the SEV Required List. Please apply for the SEV from the nearest Malaysia Embassy or Consulate (either in your home country or neighbouring country). If you are from China, please apply for the SEV at the Malaysian Embassy listed in your VGOA letter.
  • If you are from a sub-Saharan country, please bring along your original Yellow Fever Vaccination booklet
  • Bring along your original RT-PCR COVID-19 Test results (see Step 5 below)

We advise you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before travelling to Malaysia. Students who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations are eligible to apply for Home Quarantine Approval (HQA). 

With the HQA, you may quarantine in your own accommodation instead of the quarantine centre. 

 

10 days before your flight

Submit your Home Quarantine Application (HQA) to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Upload the following documents and complete the application form on the Home Quarantine website.

  • Vaccination document/ certificate
  • Passport copy
  • Visa Approval Letter
  • If you are from a sub-Saharan country: Yellow Fever Vaccination booklet

To find out if your application is approved or rejected, you can use the Application Status Checker.

 

3 days before your flight

Take the RT-PCR COVID-19 Test no more than three (3) days before your flight. Tests that were taken more than 72 hours before your flight are NOT VALID.

The RT-PCR COVID-19 test result must be in English or accompanied by an English translation to avoid rejection by the authorities in Malaysia.

 

1 - 3 days before your flight

Download the MySejahtera mobile application and complete the registration process.

Contact your airline to determine if you must undergo any COVID-19 screenings before boarding the aircraft.

 

Documents to Print

  • Home Quarantine Approval Letter
  • RT-PCR COVID-19 test result & English Translation

10 days before your flight

Pay online for the Quarantine Charges & COVID-19 Detection Tests at MySafeTravel.  

  • Accommodation (14 days): MYR 2,100
  • Operation Charges: MYR 2,600
  • RT-PCR: MYR 250 per test
  • RTK Antigen: MYR 120 per test

All the above charges are subject to change by the Government of Malaysia without prior notice.

 

3 days before your flight

Take the RT-PCR COVID-19 Test no more than three (3) days before your flight. Tests that were taken more than 72 hours before your flight are NOT VALID.

 

The RT-PCR COVID-19 test result must be in English or accompanied by an English translation to avoid rejection by the authorities in Malaysia.

 

1 - 3 days before your flight

Download the MySejahtera mobile application and complete the registration process.

 

Contact your airline to determine if you must undergo any COVID-19 screenings before boarding the aircraft.

 

Documents to Print

  • Receipt/ proof of payment made for your quarantine
  • RT-PCR COVID-19 test result & English Translation

Upon Arrival

All passengers must undergo a RT-PCR test and pay the test fee in cash: MYR 250.

 

At the Airport Immigration Checkpoint

Meet the ELS Representative at the Immigration checkpoint Waiting Area.

 

Be prepared to show Immigration your documents (refer to step 4 & 5A for the Pre-Arrival Preparation information). The ELS Representative will help you to obtain clearance to leave the arrival hall. 

 

Once Immigration allows you to leave the airport, the ELS Representative will drive you to your accommodation or book a taxi for you.

Upon Arrival

All passengers must undergo a RT-PCR test and pay the test fee in cash: MYR 250.

 

Airport Immigration Checkpoint

Head to the Immigration checkpoint.

 

Be prepared to show Immigration your documents (refer to step 4 & 5B for the Pre-Arrival Preparation information).

 

The airport authorities will provide transportation to the quarantine station.

You must wear a surveillance wristband, complete the daily Health Assessment in MySejahtera & undergo COVID-19 screening tests. 

 

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) will issue your Release Order after 14 days if

  • Your Day 10 RT-PCR test result is negative
  • You do not have any COVID-19 symptoms

 

Day 10: You may go to a nearby clinic for your RT-PCR test.

 

End of quarantine: Return to the clinic that conducted your RT-PCR test to remove your surveillance wristband.

You must wear a surveillance wristband, complete the daily Health Assessment in MySejahtera & undergo COVID-19 screening tests. 

 

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) will issue your Release Order after 14 days if

  • Your Day 10 RT-PCR test result is negative
  • You do not have any COVID-19 symptoms

 

Day 10: A health officer will conduct your RT-PCR test.

 

End of quarantine: The ELS Representative will finalise your clearance from the quarantine centre and drive you to your accommodation or book you a taxi.

For the next 14 days: You must update your daily Health Assessment in MySejahtera.

 

You must also undergo a mandatory post-arrival health screening at an EMGS panel clinic within seven (7) days from the date of your NADMA-issued Release Order.

 

Submit your original passport to ELS once you have completed your health screening. ELS will submit your passport to EMGS for student visa endorsement.

ELS will arrange for you to complete the Placement Test to determine your CIEP level.

 

After that, you will be enrolled in the next available session.

 

All new students will receive the following items at the start of each session:

  • Study Schedule
  • Textbooks
  • Login information for the ELS Online platform