Changing Your Course or Institution (Variation)

Existing Students

Students can apply for a Variation application when they wish to change to another course or another institution. A variation application is not applicable when a student is progressing to a course at a higher level. It is only applicable to changes made by the student within the same level of study.

Please note that you cannot apply to change a course unless you have received a confirmed offer of study for that specific course.If you are applying to move to another institution, you must have a confirmed offer of study in that specific institution. Your original education provider must cancel the current Pass before you can apply. You are only allowed to change course or institution twice; see the illustrations below:

International Student enters Malaysia to Study Course A at College A

Apply to vary to Course B in College A before finishing Course A – this counts as one change

Apply to vary to Course B but at College B before finishing at College A – this counts as the second change

OR

Apply to vary from Course A in College A to Course A at College B – this counts as one change

Apply to redo Course A in College B after 2 years – this counts as the second change

Important :

If you are studying at an Accredited Skills Training Centre:

  • You are only allowed to change to a different course within the same institution
  • If you wish to change your institution, you will be required to leave the country and make a new application

If you are studying at a Language School:

  • You will only be allowed to change your course once (within the same institution) during your period of study. You will not be allowed to change your institution
  • If you wish to change your institution, you will be required to leave the country and make a new application
  • The maximum duration you can study in a Language School is 1 year
7 Comments
  1. Md. Ismail Hossain 1 year ago

    In that case, if I want to change institution, is it mandatory to go back to my home country and then apply for new pass? Or can I change it staying Malaysia also?

  2. Mt Ahmed 1 year ago

    Before I study Malaysia one year as a diploma student then I back my country. Now can I apply again for bachelor?? How I know my pass is activate?

  3. Abdullah Alhareizy 1 year ago

    What if a person wants to change from Petroleum to Mechanical Engineering? What procedure does he need to go through due to that?

  4. Burhan Ahmed 1 year ago

    I came Malaysia to study English now, that I finished studying English, I want to start studying at a university so am I required to leave the country?

  5. Jason Pack 1 year ago

    Why my application status still 15% ?????

  6. nelson ifeanyi 2 weeks ago

    I’m doing Masters in one of the university here in malaysia but I want to change to degree in another school., what should I do to ?

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