Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) to Monitor Foreign Students
EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS). Foreign Students in Malaysia will be monitored by soon-to-be established Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). This agency will operates as a private company owned by the government of Malaysia under Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
Higher Education Ministry will set up an agency to ensure that foreign students coming to the country are genuine.
The agency called the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) will handle and streamline the intake of foreign students.
Government hopes this move will reduce the possibility of students working illegally or engaging in crime.
EMGS is registered as a company but owned by the government and is expected to be operational by year-end.
With EMGS, visas will be issued to foreign students only after they have received an offer from local institutions of higher learning approved by the agency.
All foreign students approved by EMGS would receive a student card and they are required to get insurance in case they fall sick
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