Working While You Study

Working While You study

International students who enter Malaysia on a student visa have few opportunities to undertake paid employment. Although technically there are some legal opportunities for students to work, however, the Malaysian Immigration Department has set the limitations for international students to undertake any form of paid employment whilst studying in Malaysia ─ see guidelines below.


• You are only allowed to work 20 hours per week during semester breaks only.
• If you are interested in undertaking employment at any stage during your studies, please consult the Student Visa Officer at the International Office.
• Under no circumstances should you undertake unofficial employment as this could result in your student visa being revoked.


Guidelines for part-time work

International students are allowed to work part-time, subject to the terms and conditions below.
For a maximum of 20 hours per week, International students are allowed to work on a part-time basis only during semester breaks.


International students with valid student pass are only permitted to work in 4 sectors such as:

• restaurants
• petrol kiosks
• mini markets
• hotels

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