Refund Policy

1.0 General Terms

Refunds are final. Once a refund request has been made and approved, it will not be canceled. If the student or institution wishes to reapply then a further full processing fee will be payable.

1.1 Students

  1. Students may only apply for a refund if the application is created by the student directly and paid through the Education Malaysia website.

  2. Students are not allowed to apply for a refund if the application was created by the institution.

  3. If the application is yet to be approved; or has been rejected by the institution through the EMGS system, the student can apply for a full refund.

  4. If the application has been approved, please refer table 1.0 item No.2,3,4,5 & 6 for the list of refunds applicable.

  5. The student is required to submit a refund request by sending an e-mail to enquiry@emgs.com.my

1.2 Institutions

  1. Institutions may only apply for a refund if the application is created by the institution through the EMGS portal.

  2. Institutions are not allowed to apply for a refund if the application is created by the student.

  3. Effective 15th of October 2018, institutions are required to fill up an Online Refund Form and upload the supporting documents under ‘My Account’ in order to apply for a refund. No hardcopy of refund forms and documentation will be accepted. Any refunds received before that date will be processed as received.

2.0 Categories of Refund

Refunds are not payable in circumstances where there is any delay in the issuance of the eVAL & Student Pass. 

2.1 Fees

2.1.1 Processing Fee and eVAL Processing Fee

  1. Processing Fee means the fee paid to EMGS for the processing of the application excluding any fees paid for Medical Screening, Immigration, Insurance and iKad.

  2. eVAL Processing Fee means the fee paid to EMGS for the issuance of the eVAL.

  3. The Processing Fee  and eVAL Processing Fee are not refundable once the application is invoiced. This applies to all types of applications.

  4. If the institution has submitted an application and decided to pay for the application prior to receiving the funds from the applicant, the Processing Fee or eVAL Processing Fee are not refundable if the applicant cancels their application or is unable to enter Malaysia for any reason.

  5. The Processing Fee  and eVAL Processing Fee are only refundable if the student applies through the Education Malaysia website directly and the institution has yet to approve or reject the student's application. Refer 1.0 General Terms > Students > Item No.3  for further information.

2.1.2 Medical Screening Fee

  1. The Medical Screening Fee is the medical fee paid to EMGS for the screening which the student is required to attend upon arrival to Malaysia at an EMGS approved panel clinic.

  2. The Medical Screening Fee is only refundable if the eVAL has been canceled and the student is yet to attend the medical screening.  

  3.  If the refund application is made after the expiry of the eVAL, an administrative charge of RM50 will be deducted for the processing and verification of the refund.

  4. No refund request for Medical Screening Fee will be accepted 90 days after the expiry date of the eVAL.

  5. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3 & 4 for further information.

2.1.3 Insurance Premium Fee

  1. The Insurance Premium Fee is the fee paid to EMGS to purchase an insurance coverage for the student.

  2. The Insurance Premium Fee is refundable if the Student Pass or eVAL have been canceled and there were no claims made under the Insurance Policy.

  3. In the event that the student qualifies for a refund, the Insurance Premium Fee will be pro-rated in accordance with the Insurer's policy.

  4. If the refund application is made after the eVAL has expired, an administrative charge of RM100 will be deducted for the processing and verification of the refund.

  5. No refund request will be accepted 90 days after the expiry date of the eVAL.

  6. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 for further information

2.1.4 iKad Fee

  1. The iKad Fee is the fee paid to EMGS for the issuance of an identification card for the student

  2. The iKad fee is only refundable if the student does not receive the student pass endorsement on their passport.

  3. If the refund application is made after the expiry of the eVAL, an administrative charge of RM10 will be deducted for the processing and verification of the refund.

  4. No refund request will be accepted 90 days after the expiry date of the eVAL.

  5. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3 & 4 for further information

2.1.5 Courier Fee

  1. Means the fee paid to EMGS for the courier service to send the Supporting Letter, Medical Card, iKad or any other supporting documents back to the institution.

  2. The Courier fee is only refundable if the institution does not utilize the courier fees to deliver EMGS relevant documents to the institution.

  3. If the refund application is made after the expiry of the eVAL, an administrative charge of RM2 will be deducted for the processing and verification of the refund.

  4. No refund request will be accepted 90 days after the expiry date of the eVAL.

  5. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3 & 4 for further information

2.1.6 Immigration Fees

1. The terms ‘Immigration fees’ includes the following items: 

  • Student Pass fee
  • Dependant Pass fee
  • Multiple Entry Visa fee
  • Single Entry Visa fee
  • Journey Performed fee
  • Special Pass fee

2. Immigration fees are only refundable if the student/dependant pass was not issued to the applicant or in some case, rejected by the Immigration Department of Malaysia

3. The Immigration fees are also refundable if the application is rejected by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

4. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3 & 4 for further information

2.1.7 Pearson English Test

  1. PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers candidates the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas.

  2. The Pearson English Test fee is only refundable in full if the voucher is not issued to the student.

  3. If the refund application is made after the voucher is issued, please note that the Pearson English Test Fee is not refundable.

  4. If the student has scheduled the examination through Pearson using the voucher code, please note that Pearson’s official refund policy applies.

  5. Please refer to table 1.0 item 1,2,3 & 4 for further information

2.1.8 Other application fees

  1. There may be a Convenience Fee chargeable. A Convenience Fee is a fee payable for the convenience of credit card or telegraphic transfers payment and includes the fee payable to the payment gateway provider during a credit card payment or for additional bank charges involved during bank transfer activities.

  2. There will be a Convenience Fee applicable for students who applies and pays for an application through the Education Malaysia Global Services website.

  3. Convenience fees are not refundable in any case.

  4. For all other type of applications aside from student pass applications, please refer to table 2.0 for further information.

2.1.9 Tax

  1. Any tax charged and invoiced on any fees listed under clauses 2.1.1 -2.1.8 above (whether Goods and Service Tax or Service Tax) will be refunded if the fee paid is deemed eligible for a refund under this policy. In the event of a partial refund the tax will be refunded on a pro rated basis. Please note that other policies under 2.0 may apply. Kindly refer table 1.0 item 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 for further information.

Other Information

  1. If an application is closed due to non-submission of additional documents within the stipulated time frame or if the institute (Institution) has requested EMGS to close the application, a refund request must be made within 3 months from the date the application was closed in EMGS System.

  2. If an application has reached the passport endorsement stage and EMGS has changed the application status to ‘ Request institute to submit student/dependant passport to EMGS’ or ‘Request institute to provide additional details’, a refund request must be made within 3 months from the date EMGS first requested: 

    • The passport for student/dependant pass endorsement;

    • Additional documents to prepare the supporting letter for self-endorsement.

  3. Referring to item 2, please note that no refund request will be accepted after 3 months of the first notification sent to the institution.

  4. Please note that EMGS will not refund fees in the event that there is any suspicion of fraud, illegal or suspicious activities with regard to the student/dependant application.

3.0 Refund Information based on Payment Type

3.1 Credit Card

  1. The credit card feature is currently available to students who apply for a Student Pass via the Education Malaysia Global Services website (https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/).

  2. The refund request needs to be submitted via the e-mail address used to create the student’s application in the Education Malaysia Global Services website.

  3. Any refunds made will be credited directly to the credit card used to pay for the student pass application.

  4. EMGS will not credit the refund to another credit card.

  5. The refund will be made via the third party payment gateway provider as EMGS does not store any information of credit cards.

3.2 Telegraphic transfer (TT)

  1. The telegraphic transfer feature is currently available to students who apply for a Student Pass via the Education Malaysia Global Services website.

  2. The currency used will be in USD.

  3. The refund request needs to be submitted via the e-mail address used to create the student’s application in the Education Malaysia Global Services website.

  4. Students are required to request for a refund by sending an e-mail to enquiry@emgs.com.my.

  5. EMGS will only credit the refund back to a bank account in the name of the student who is making the Student Pass application.

  6. The amount refunded will be in USD.

  7. The Convenience Fee is non refundable.

3.3 Other payment methods

  1. All other payment methods such as cash, cheque, bank transfer, local order and postpaid are only available for institutions.

  2. The refund request needs to be submitted by the institution using the online refund form available in STARS.

  3. Refunds will be credited to the institution’s bank account details.

  4. The institution is obliged to ensure that they have furnished EMGS with the updated bank account details through the e-Payment form.

Table 1.0

No

Type of Application

Stage of Application

Description

Fees that may be refunded

1

Application created by student

Before application is approved by the institution

May be applied at any time before the application is approved by the institution

  • Processing

  • Immigration

  • eVAL Processing

  • Pearson English Test

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

2

Application created by student AND Application created by institution

Before Issuance of eVAL ANDAfter the approval of application by the institution

May be applied at any time before the eVAL is issued.

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

3

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

After the issuance of eVAL AND Before the student has entered the country

  1. The refund application must be received within 90 days from the expiry of eVAL. Thereafter only Immigration fees may be refunded.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. Administrative fees are payable for refund applications made after eVAL expiry

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

4

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

After the issuance of eVAL AND After the student has entered the country AND Before the issuance of Student Pass

  1. The institution or student will only be eligible for a refund if the requested fees are not utilised. This will also be confirmed through a written proof or confirmation from the Department of Immigration mentioning that the student's eVAL/Pass has been canceled/shortened or if the institution submits an Exit Stamp/Checkout Memo depending on the circumstances involved.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. The refund application must be received within 3 months from the date EMGS first requested the passport for the purpose of endorsing the student pass OR from the date EMGS requested additional documents to prepare the supporting letter for self-endorsement. Only in this circumstance, can the Immigration fees be refunded.

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

5

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

After issuance of Student PassSticker

  1. The institution or student will only be eligible for a refund if the requested fees are not utilised. This will also be confirmed through a written proof or confirmation from the Department of Immigration mentioning that the student's eVAL/Pass have been canceled/shortened or if the institution submits an Exit Stamp/Checkout Memo depending on the circumstances involved.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. Depending on the situation, the institution is required to make the necessary police report if the applicant is found to be engaged in illict activities that prompted the institution to refund and cancel the application.

  4. The refund will also be made once EMGS receives confirmation that the Student Pass has been canceled.

  • Insurance Premium

  • Service Tax

6

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

Application Closed due to Non-submission of additional documents within specified timeframe or upon

  1. Institution or student must submit the refund application within 3 months from the date the application is closed in STARS. Thereafter, only Immigration fees may be refunded.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  • Insurance Premium

  • Immigration

  • Service Tax

Note: Effective 8th of October 2018, institutions are required to fill up the Online Refund Form and upload the supporting documents in ‘My Account’ in order to apply for a refund. No hardcopy of refund forms will be accepted.

Table 2.0

No

Type of Application

Description

Fees that may be refunded

1

Dependant Pass

  • May be applied if the dependant pass application has been rejected or the institution withdraws the dependant pass application before the dependant pass is endorsed.

Immigration

2

Special Pass

  • May be applied if the special pass has been rejected or the institution withdraws the special pass application before the special pass is endorsed

Immigration

3

Supporting Letter Replacement

  • May be applied if the supporting letter replacement was not issued to the institution due to unavoidable circumstances

Supporting Letter Replacement

4

iKad Renewal Application

  • May be applied if the iKad renewal application has been rejected or the institution withdraws the iKad renewal application before the iKad is renewed

iKad

5

iKad Replacement Application

  • May be applied if the iKad replacement application is rejected or if the institution did not receive the new iKad from EMGS

iKad Replacement

6

Shorten/transfer Student Pass

  • May be applied only for the case of 'transfer Student Pass' if the request has been rejected or the institution withdraws from the 'transfer pass' application before the transfer pass is made.

Immigration

7

Insurance Top Up

  • May be applied if the insurance top up application is rejected or if the student has two overlapping insurance policies.

Insurance

8

Medical Card Replacement Application

  • May be applied if the medical card replacement application is rejected or if the institution did not receive the medical card from EMGS.

Medical Card Replacement

Note: Effective 8th of October 2018, institutions are required to fill up the Online Refund Form and upload the supporting documents in ‘My Account’ in order to apply for a refund. No hardcopy of refund forms will be accepted.

Table 1.0

1. Type of Application

Application created by student

Stage of Application

Before application is approved by the institution

Description

May be applied at any time before the application is approved by the institution

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Processing

  • Immigration

  • eVAL Processing

  • Pearson English Test

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

2. Type of Application

Application created by student AND Application created by institution

Stage of Application

Before Issuance of eVAL ANDAfter the approval of application by the institution

Description

May be applied at any time before the eVAL is issued.

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

3. Type of Application

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

Stage of Application

After the issuance of eVAL AND Before the student has entered the country

Description

  1. The refund application must be received within 90 days from the expiry of eVAL. Thereafter only Immigration fees may be refunded.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. Administrative fees are payable for refund applications made after eVAL expiry

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

Type of Application

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

Stage of Application

After the issuance of eVAL AND After the student has entered the country AND Before the issuance of Student Pass

Description

  1. The institution or student will only be eligible for a refund if the requested fees are not utilised. This will also be confirmed through a written proof or confirmation from the Department of Immigration mentioning that the student's eVAL/Pass has been canceled/shortened or if the institution submits an Exit Stamp/Checkout Memo depending on the circumstances involved.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. The refund application must be received within 3 months from the date EMGS first requested the passport for the purpose of endorsing the student pass OR from the date EMGS requested additional documents to prepare the supporting letter for self-endorsement. Only in this circumstance, can the Immigration fees be refunded.

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Immigration

  • Insurance Premium

  • Medical Screening

  • iKad

  • Courier

  • Service Tax

5. Type of Application

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

Stage of Application

After issuance of Student PassSticker

Description

  1. The institution or student will only be eligible for a refund if the requested fees are not utilised. This will also be confirmed through a written proof or confirmation from the Department of Immigration mentioning that the student's eVAL/Pass have been canceled/shortened or if the institution submits an Exit Stamp/Checkout Memo depending on the circumstances involved.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

  3. Depending on the situation, the institution is required to make the necessary police report if the applicant is found to be engaged in illict activities that prompted the institution to refund and cancel the application.

  4. The refund will also be made once EMGS receives confirmation that the Student Pass has been canceled.

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Insurance Premium

  • Service Tax

6. Type of Application

Application created by studentANDApplication created by institution

Stage of Application

Application Closed due to Non-submission of additional documents within specified timeframe or upon

  1. Institution or student must submit the refund application within 3 months from the date the application is closed in STARS. Thereafter, only Immigration fees may be refunded.

  2. Pearson Test Fee is only refundable if the student has yet to book an examination slot through Pearson’s official website.

Fees that may be Refunded

  • Insurance Premium

  • Immigration

  • Service Tax

Note: Effective 8th of October 2018, institutions are required to fill up the Online Refund Form and upload the supporting documents in ‘My Account’ in order to apply for a refund. No hardcopy of refund forms will be accepted.

Table 2.0

1. Type of Application

Dependant Pass

Description

  • May be applied if the dependant pass application has been rejected or the institution withdraws the dependant pass application before the dependant pass is endorsed.

Fees that may be Refunded

Immigration

2. Type of Application

Special Pass

Description

  • May be applied if the special pass has been rejected or the institution withdraws the special pass application before the special pass is endorsed

Fees that may be Refunded

Immigration

3. Type of Application

Supporting Letter Replacement

Description

  • May be applied if the supporting letter replacement was not issued to the institution due to unavoidable circumstances

Fees that may be Refunded

Supporting Letter Replacement

4. Type of Application

iKad Renewal Application

Description

  • May be applied if the iKad renewal application has been rejected or the institution withdraws the iKad renewal application before the iKad is renewed

Fees that may be Refunded

iKad

5. Type of Application

iKad Replacement Application

Description

  • May be applied if the iKad replacement application is rejected or if the institution did not receive the new iKad from EMGS

Fees that may be Refunded

iKad Replacement

6. Type of Application

Shorten/transfer Student Pass

Description

  • May be applied only for the case of 'transfer Student Pass' if the request has been rejected or the institution withdraws from the 'transfer pass' application before the transfer pass is made.

Fees that may be Refunded

Immigration

7. Type of Application

Insurance Top Up

Description

  • May be applied if the insurance top up application is rejected or if the student has two overlapping insurance policies.

Fees that may be Refunded

Insurance

8. Type of Application

Medical Card Replacement Application

Description

  • May be applied if the medical card replacement application is rejected or if the institution did not receive the medical card from EMGS.

Fees that may be Refunded

Medical Card Replacement

Note: Effective 8th of October 2018, institutions are required to fill up the Online Refund Form and upload the supporting documents in ‘My Account’ in order to apply for a refund. No hardcopy of refund forms will be accepted.

4.0 Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy indicates the cancellation procedures imposed by Education Malaysia Global Services on applications created by students.

The table below outlines the cancellation that will take place if EMGS did not receive the payment within a stipulated time frame.

Table 3.0

EMGS Website

No

Stage or Status of application

Application Type involved

Auto canceled/closed by EMGS

1

Pending

New student pplication (IM14)

Credit Card - Within 24 hours if no payment is received from the application created date.
Telegraphic Transfer - After 30 days if no payment is received from the application created date.

2

Pending Payment

Table 3.0

EMGS Website

1. Stage or Status of application

Pending

Application Type involved

New student pplication (IM14)

Auto canceled/closed by EMGS

Credit Card - Within 24 hours if no payment is received from the application created date.
Telegraphic Transfer - After 30 days if no payment is received from the application created date.

2. Stage or Status of application

Pending Payment

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