International Student Admission

International Student Services Department : 603 2716 2010

Why HELP is Your 1st CHOICE

  • Strong faculty with proven leadership, academic and research excellence
  • Excellent outcomes for students career and professional success
  • Benchmarked against global academic standards
  • Employability at the global level
  • Fully accredited by the Government and partner universities in UK, US, Australia and New Zealand
  • Endorsed and accredited by professional bodies
  • Joint and double degrees, in addition to HELP programs
  • International acceptance of HELP degrees for credit articulation up to PhD level
  • Visiting scholars and professionals for transfer of leading-edge skills and knowledge
  • Research driven teaching
  • Updated wifi/blended learning facilities
  • Strong industrial and professional internships
  • Study and exchange schemes abroad (Europe, US, Japan, Korea)
  • Scholarships and generous financial assistance
  • Good teaching and learning pedagogy
  • Cosmopolitan learning ambience, with students from 80 countries
  • Faculty with qualifications from top universities (MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, ANU)
  • Wide choice of program and subject options
  • Access to worldwide digital libraries and partner university libraries online
  • Student engagement with community and leadership programs
  • PTA and faculty shared reviews and briefings: tracking results and improvements
  • Career counseling and networks with top industries and companies
  • Pastoral care for students physical and emotional well-being
  • Admission counseling
  • Student placement centre
  • Location in metropolitan KL, with access to good facilities and infrastructure
  • Accommodation: HELP University Residence in exclusive Damansara Heights
  • Student exchange from overseas: US, Asia, Europe, Australia, NZ
Corporate Awards
  • Forbes Award 2011 for Asia-Pacific’s 200 Best Performing Companies with capitalisation below USD1 billion
  • Ranked 43rd in the KPMG Share-holder Value Award Program 2010
  • Transparency Index for Corporate Governance (Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group) the only educational institution to be included
  • Chosen by OSK as one of the 50 Jewels, small capital companies
  • Brand Laureate Best Tertiary Institution (Private) 2012

Exceptional Value

It is very affordable to study for an international degree at HELP. Course fees per annum range from USD5,000 (RM14,700) to USD8,600 (RM25,200) whereas average living expenses range from USD5,400 (RM15,800) to USD7,300 (RM21,450) per annum, depending on the student’s lifestyle and requirements.

Cost of Studying in Malaysia

Estimated Cost (Approximately)

  • Course fee for a 3-year Bachelor’s degree at HELP

USD17,300 (RM50,300) – USD21,400 (RM62,200)

  • Living expenses for 3 years in Malaysia

USD14,400 (RM47,520) – USD18,000 (RM59,400)

Cross Country Comparison
(Estimated per Annum)

Tuition fee

Living expenses

Total cost


USD 6000

USD 5000

USD 11,000


USD 18,000

USD 14,000

USD 32,000

New Zealand

USD 13,500

USD 11,000

USD 24,500

United Kingdom

USD 20,000

USD 13,000

USD 33,000

United States (public)

USD 15,000

USD 15,000

USD 30,000

United States (private)

USD 20,000

USD 15,000

USD 35,000

Note: These figures are estimates only and will vary with inflation and exchange rate fluctuations

Programmes for HELP University


    Foundation Programs

    • Foundation in Arts
    • Foundation in Science
    • Foundation in TESL

    Diploma Programs

    • Diploma in Business
    • Diploma in Information Technology

    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business (Finance) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Business Psychology (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Management (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Economics (Hons)

    University of Queensland

    • Bachelor of Business Management (2+1)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (2+1)
    • Bachelor of Business (2+1)
    • Bachelor of Economics (1 + 1 )

    Credit transfer to other universities in Australia, United Kingdom & New Zealand


    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

    Joint degree with Flinders University, Australia
    Credit transfer arrangements with over 50 universities in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand

  • LAW

    HELP University Degree Program

    • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

    UK Degree Transfer Program (Law)

    • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
    • Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP)
    • 2+1, 1+2 : University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, Northumbria University, University of Hertfordshire, University of the West of England, Bristol
    • 1+2 : University of Manchester and University of Sheffield

    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Computer Science (Games and Interactive Media) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Computing) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Management) (Hons)

    University of Queensland Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) (2+2)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (2+1)
    • BSc Bioinformatics (1+2)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (3+1)

    Credit transfer to other universities in Australia & United Kingdom



    • 2+2 Credit Transfer Programs to USA & Canada
    • 1+21/2 Credit Transfer Program to Australia (Actuarial Science)
    • 2+2 or 1+4 University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    • Actuarial Science, Arts/Fine Arts, Biochemistry, Business
    • Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, Social Work
    • Mass Communication
    • 2+2 Credit Transfer Programs to USA & Canada

    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication) (Hons)

    2+1 Credit Transfer to Australia


    HELP University Degree Programs

    • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Arts in TESL (Hons)

    HELP University Certificate of Attendance Programs

    • Intensive English
    • English Summer Program

    HELP University Graduate Programs

    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Accounting and Finance
    • Master of Managerial Psychology
    • Master of Clinical Psychology
    • Master of Entrepreneurship
    • Masters in Counselling
    • Master of Science in Economic Crime Management
    • Master of Executive Management
    • Master of Project Management
    • Master of Corporate Governance
    • Master of Applied Psychology in Coaching

Programmes for HELP Academy

    • Edexcel International Advanced Levels
    • A-Levels - Cambridge International Examination

    University of London International Programs (UK)

    • BSc Accounting & Finance (Hons)
    • BSc Economics & Management (Hons)
    • BSc Economics (Hons)
    • BSc Banking & Finance (Hons)

Programmes for HELP College of Arts & Technology

    • Foundation Studies in Arts & Science
    • Diploma in Accountancy
    • Diploma in Business
    • Diploma in Business Information Systems
    • Diploma in Computer Science
    • Diploma in Culinary Arts
    • Diploma in Hotel Management
    • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    • CAT (Certified Accounting Technician)
    • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
    • BSc Accounting and Finance (Hons)
    • BSc Economics and Management (Hons)
    • BSc Mathematics and Economics
    • BSc Economics and Finance
    • BEng (Hons) Electronics
    • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
    • B Sc (Hons) Computer Science
    • B Sc (Hons) Business Information Systems
    • B Sc (Hons) Accounting and Finance *
    • B A (Hons) Business Management *
    • B A (Hons) Marketing *
    • Master of Business Administration *

Application for Admission

To apply for admission into HELP, please complete the International Application Form and submit it with the following documents:

  • Complete HELP Application Form
  • Accommodation Form
  • 1 passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm)
  • 1 copy of Student Passport (all pages – A4 paper) with a validity duration of at least 18 months
  • Certified true copies of academic transcripts and certificates (with English translation if original is not in English)
  • A certified true copy of English proficiency, eg IELTS or TOEFL
  • Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report
    Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report from student’s home country if screening was done at a non-EMGS registered overseas clinic (as applicable). A copy of the Lab Report and the Chest X-ray Report should be attached. All should be completed in the English Language.
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Letter of Eligibility (LOE) where applicable
  • Initial payment :
Undergraduate course
  • Application fee of RM2855 / USD680
    (This includes administration RM1000, *EMGS Visa processing fee RM 1113, EMGS Medical Insurance RM477, EMGS Medical Screening fee RM265)
  • The above payment are payable to HELP University Sdn Bhd / HELP Academy Sdn Bhd / HELP College of Arts and Technology Sdn Bhd by bank draft or telegraphic transfer depending on the program chosen
  • HELP Residence booking fee of USD36 (RM150) – non-refundable
    Estimated exchange rate is RM4.20 to USD1
Postgraduate course
  • Application fee of RM2855/ USD680
    (This includes administration RM1000, *EMGS Visa processing fee RM 1113, EMGS Medical Insurance RM477, EMGS Medical Screening fee RM265)
  • The above payment are payable to HELP University Sdn Bhd by bank draft or telegraphic transfer depending on the program chosen.
  • HELP Residence booking fee of USD36(RM150) – non-refundable

Estimated exchange rate is RM4.20 to USD1.
*EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services) is set up by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education with the primary objective of promoting Malaysia as a global education destination providing high-quality study programmes of international standards.

For more information on Education Malaysia Global Services (Company No: 986610-U) please visit

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    Bank in Cheques directly to HELP University's bank account or send payment via telegraphic transfer (TT)
    Account Name : HELP University Sdn Bhd
    Account number: 359-010303-101
    Bank name: HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
    Address: Level 1, Annexe Menara Millenium, Jalan Damanlela, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
    Bank Switch Code: HBMBMYKL

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    Payment by Bank Draft, electronic bank transfer (TT) should be made payable to the following accounts:
    Account name: HELP Academy Sdn Bhd
    Account number: 21422400019936
    Bank name: RHB Bank Berhad
    Address: Lots C1-C9, Block C, Pusat Bandar Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490, Kuala Lumpur
    Bank Switch Code: RHBBMYKL

  • HELP College of Arts and Technology

    Payment by Bank Draft, electronic bank transfer (TT) should be made payable to the following accounts:
    Account name: HELP College of Arts and Technology Sdn Bhd
    Account number: 14113002859053
    Bank name: CIMB Bank Berhad
    Address: No. 170, Jalan Sungei Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
    Bank Switch Code: CIMBBMYKL
    For electronic bank transfer or international money order, please fax a copy of the remittance with the name of the student, amount and purpose of payment clearly written on it.

Admission Letter
Once the Application Form is received with complete documentation and payment, the letter of offer and payment receipt will be issued and sent to you within 2 weeks.

Student Pass
All international students are required to apply for a Student Pass to study in Malaysia. It will usually take 2 months to obtain approval for the Student Pass. Hence, you are advised to submit your application 2 months before the commencement date of each intake. Upon receipt of the completed Application Form with the relevant documents and payment, HELP will proceed to apply for a Student Pass from Malaysia.

Letter from Malaysian Immigration Department
Upon approval of the Student Pass, HELP University will send you an approval letter from the Malaysian Immigration Department. For immigration clearance, you will need to produce this letter upon arrival at the airport.

Visa Requirement (if applicable)
If the regulation in your country requires you to obtain an Entry Visa before leaving the country, you will have to make this application at the nearest Malaysian Embassy or Consulate Office. Otherwise, you may proceed to Malaysia without an Entry Visa. The Entry Visa will be issued to you when you arrive in Malaysia.

On Arrival
Flight Details
Please notify the International Student Service Department (ISD) of your arrival at least 10 days before your departure date. Your agent will advise you of dates on which you should not arrive (eg eve of public holidays and public holidays).
The following information is required:

  • Date of arrival
  • Time of arrival
  • Airline and flight number

Immigration Clearance & Pick Up
Please produce the letter of approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department at the immigration checkpoint. A representative from HELP will receive you at the airport immigration clearance point. Please look out for the representative who will assist you with immigration clearance. Please note that you will not be able to clear immigration without the presence of a representative from the University.

Transfer to Accommodation Unit
You will then be transported to the University’s accommodation unit – the HELP Residence. This airport pick-up service is provided at no additional cost as part of HELP’s student service. We will also be able to pick up 2 relatives/friends at no additional cost. All international students must stay at HELP Residence for a minimum period of 3 months.

International Student Services

International Student Services Department (603 2716 2010)

International students make up 25% of the students at the HELP University / HELP Academy, so there is no reason to feel isolated or lonely. The International Student Services Department (ISD) is set up to enhance the welfare of all international students studying at HELP University. ISD provides assistance in terms of admission, application and renewal of student visa, among others.

Special activities are organised to foster closer relationship among local students, international students and staff members. These include city tours, excursions, barbecue gatherings, festive get-togethers, and Sports Carnival. The highlight of the year is the International Students’ Day, which is normally held during the month of August / September. These activities are meant to expose international students to the Malaysian and Asian culture.

  • Foreign students who have already obtained a social visit pass from their own countries or those who are holding other passes (eg. Dependant Pass, Work Permit, Student Pass from other Colleges) are still required to apply for a student pass through HELP University and HELP Academy, HELP College of Arts and Technology.
  • Students who need to renew their student pass have to apply to the International Student Services Department (ISSD) two months in advance before the expiry date. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that the Student Pass is valid and to submit all the required documents on time to renew the Student Pass.
  • Foreign students must attend classes regularly. Absence from class for more then 3 days must be substantiated with a medical certificate. Students must enrol for a minimum 2 subjects every semester and have 80% attendance for all subjects enrolled.
  • Foreign students who leave the state or country for holidays or for any other purpose must inform the International Student Services Department of their contact address or telephone number where they can be reached in case of emergency.
  • Foreign students, who have a valid student pass and have completed their course or wish to withdraw from HELP University, will have to inform the ISD to cancel their student pass before they leave the country.
  • Foreign students must inform the university of any change in permanent and current address, contact no, passport no., etc.
  • Foreign students are not allowed to seek employment while studying in HELP University (except those with a valid Work Permit). The Malaysia Immigration Department will deport students who flout this rule.
  • Foreign students will have to abide by all general rules and regulation of HELP University.
  • Student Pass may be withdrawn or cancelled if the student fails in his/her studies or contravenes the regulation of HELP University or the Malaysian government.
  • All students must have medical insurance coverage throughout the stay in Malaysia.
Pre-departure Checklist

Tuition Fees
Please be aware of the cost of studying and living in Malaysia and organize adequate financial resources before leaving your home country. International students living overseas must pay their first semester fees well before departure so they will have enough time to obtain their Student Pass. Tuition fees vary according to the course you are taking. For fee structure, please refer to your Offer Letter.

Students will need to bring about RM700 – RM800 in cash to cover expenses in Malaysia for the first few weeks. Students should also bring other funds to be drawn in Ringgit either in the forms of a bank draft or via electronic transfer in a bank account in Malaysia. Please take note that bank clearings may take a week for electronic transfers to a month for bank drafts. Please also be advised that it is more convenient to transfer funds electronically when depositing large sums of money into bank accounts. Students will be given more information during the Orientation Program.

  • The Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is the basic unit of exchange. Both paper notes and coins are used.
  • Notes are different in colours and size. Denominations are RM1 (blue), RM5 (green), RM10 (red), RM50 (blue) and RM100 (purple).
  • Coins vary in size according to the value. Denominations are 50 cent (silver), 20 cent (silver), 10 cent(silver) 5 cent (silver) and 1 cent (bronze).

Health History
It is important to know your own health history. Before departure, please ask your doctor’s advice on the type of medications you have been taking and the immunizations you have been given in the past. Most importantly, please be aware of the medications that you are allergic to. It is also good practice to have this information in writing in case you become ill while overseas.

Climate and Clothing
Lying between one and seven degrees north of the equator, Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius; however, highland temperature can reach the mean of 18 degrees. Annual rainfall is heavy at 2500mm (100 inches). The high humidity level at 80% throughout the year favours light and sweat-absorbent material such as cotton for daily dressing. Generally, Malaysia has two distinct seasons. The dry season occurs during the southwest monsoon from May to September. The northeast monsoon blows from mid-November until March, which brings about the rainy season (monsoon) to the country. The East Coast of the country is best avoided during these times.

Electrical Goods
Electric supply is on a 240-volt 50-cycle system. Please ensure that the electrical goods from your country are compatible to use in Malaysia.

Computer laboratories are available on campus with a variety of software, printing, e-mail and Internet facilities. Various spots on campus are WiFi enabled allowing students the convenience of getting online with their laptops. Students who wish to use the computer labs are required to register with the Corporate Information Centre (CIC). Students are required to present their student card to be registered. International students can bring their passport as proof. The lab is opened daily and you can check the opening hours from the notice on the lab entrance.

Passport Renewal
Before leaving the country, please check to ensure that your passport is current. Passport renewal may take several months. Please be advised to apply for renewal at least two months before the expiry date to avoid any inconveniences.


Students will have to notify us the details of their arrival at least 10 days before their departure date. The information required is:

  • Date of arrival
  • Time of arrival
  • Airline and Flight number

Officials from HELP will receive them at the Airport Immigration clearance point. Please take note that students will not be able to clear Immigration without the presence of officials from HELP. For ease of Immigration Clearance, please produce the approval letter upon arrival.

Upon the clearing by Immigration, students will be accompanied to the HELP Residence.

About The HELP Group

  • HELP University

    HELP University is the leading private sector university in Malaysia with over 10,000 students, including over 2,000 international students from places as diverse as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Its programs are especially strong in business, economics, entrepreneurship, management, finance and accounting, law, psychology, communication, information technology, hospitality management and liberal arts. It also offers postgraduate courses at the master's and doctoral level.
    HELP University's qualifications are widely accepted for transfer or for postgraduate study at renowned universities in the UK, Australia, US and Canada, while graduates with HELP degrees are accepted by discerning employers and multinational companies worldwide.

    HELP University, BZ-2, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +603 2094 2000
    Fax: +603-2094 7495
    (Co. No.:84963-D)

  • HELP Academy

    The HELP Academy offers Pre-university and Bachelor's programs in partnership with top institutions and universities. It boasts some of the finest teaching staff in the HELP Group. Its A-Levels programs (Arts and Science) have prepared students to enter prestigious universities like Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Princeton, Chicago, Wharton, and the Australian National University.
    The Academy has a long tradition of obtaining excellent results in the University of London programmes. It has coached many students to score BSc First Class Honours degrees in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business, Management and Banking. The London degree is world-renowned, and graduates are highly sought after by government and international agencies, as well as multinational companies.
    The University of East London 3+0 programs in Accounting, Finance and Business Management are extremely popular with international students for their affordability and convenience.

    HELP Academy, Level 3, Block E, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara,
    Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights,
    50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +603- 2094 2000
    Fax: +603-2094 7495
    (Co. No.:700201-H)

  • HELP College of Arts

    The HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) is part of the multi-campus development of the HELP Group. Its location in the centre of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur gives students access to excellent facilities and top academic and professional expertise. It offers a wide range of innovative academic, professional and vocational programs. Its Centre for Culinary Entrepreneurship enables students to master French cuisine through a partnership with Institut Paul Bocuse, founded by legendary 3-Michelin Star French chef Paul Bocuse. HELP CAT is also the training centre for the internationally accepted ACCA qualification.

    HELP College of Arts and Technology, 3.01 Level 1-7, Kompleks Metro Pudu, 1 Jalan Metro Pudu 2, Fraser Business Park, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +603 2788 2000
    Fax: +603-9222 7200
    (Co. No.:243934-D)

Contact Details of the international Student Services Department

For visa enquiry

Please contact Mr. Lim Hua Chung at

For programme enquiry

Please contact Ms. Trilie Siow at