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International Applicants

Welcome to NMIT..

At NMIT, it is our duty to ensure that your application is expedited to ensure a smooth entry to Malaysia and to start your programme of studies as soon as possible. All international students are required to hold a valid student pass during their course of study in Malaysia.

International Office

Our International Office will help to facilitate students’ admission into the Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology and also to liaise with Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) documentation approval of Student Pass and Visa as well as provide information and advice to international students on all matters related to student pass and visa.

Why study in Malaysia?

  • Quality Education Programs:

    With more than 135,000 international students in our universities and colleges, Malaysia has proven to produce quality and highly employable graduates.

  • Affordable Cost of Living and Tuition Fees:

    Aside from affordable tuition fees catering to students from all aspects of life, another great reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living. Whether students choose to live on or off campus, they will find that it is very likely to live comfortably. With many different modes of public transportations available, travelling is convenient.

  • English as Medium of Delivery:

    Despite Bahasa Malaysia being the national language, English is heavily emphasised in Malaysia. NMIT uses English as the medium of delivery for its programmes, ensuring quality and relevance to the fast-changing and evolving industries.

About Malaysia

Malaysia is rich in culture and a haven for food. It comes as no surprise that our country is well known for its variety of cuisine. From gourmet to hawker food, these are all easily available at affordable prices. Here, one can experience a wealth of cultural and racial diversity that is both colourful and unique. The national language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is widely spoken and understood, and taught as a second language. The people of Malaysia also converse in a range of Chinese and Indian dialects. Diverse cuisine from gourmet to hawker food is easily available at affordable prices. The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the other ethnic communities is a very fulfilling experience. Apart from local cuisine, Western, Japanese, Middle-Eastern, and many others can also be easily obtained.

  • Currency

    The local currency is Malaysian Ringgit (RM / MYR)

  • Johor Bahru

    It is the second largest city in Malaysia. Johor Bahru is an industrial, tourism and education hub. It is a 30 minute drive to Singapore via the Causeway or the Second Link. The time zone is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

  • Climate

    Johor, like most parts of west Malaysia is generally hot and humid due to the location of Malaysia that is near to the equator. It has a mean temperature that ranges from 27 to 30 degrees. It is wet in Johor during the inter-monsoon periods which is from April to October. However, during the other times of the year, Johor is usually dry with occasional showers.

  • Cultures – Festival & Celebrations

    The celebration of cultural festivals in Malaysia are religious or cultural in origin, influenced by the diversity of its people. The predominant festivities are celebrated as public holidays, either nationwide or specific to a few states. These are:

    • Muslims celebrate the festival of Aidilfitri, known as Hari Raya Puasa; to mark the end of Ramadhan, the holy month of fasting.
    • A time for family reunion marked by the New Year’s Eve dinner, the lion dance, mandarin oranges and giving/collecting Ang Pow. Chinese New Year (CNY) highlights some of the most fascinating aspects of Chinese tradition and rituals.
    • Commonly known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration of Deepavali (or Diwali) marks the triumph of good over evil, the victory of light over darkness.
    • Christmas is celebrated in Malaysia like everywhere else in the world; it is a time for family and friends; hope and rejoicing; love and understanding; and giving and forgiving.

Adjusting to a new environment

Like many international students coming to Malaysia for the first time, you may find these changes very confusing and upsetting. You could feel helpless, anxious, despair, demotivated, frustrated or even angry. There are a few things you could do to familiarise yourself with a new environment such as conducting observations of people; listening and asking questions when you’re uncertain. Find ways to meet new people and make new friends by being active in clubs and societies on campus. At NMIT, there are Counsellors and Student Representatives who would be delighted to assist you with any problems you have settling into your new environment.

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