What you need to know if you’re a Malaysian student returning to college or university in 2021
by StudyMalaysia.com on March 3, 2021 | Top Stories, Malaysian student returning to college or university in 2021
Starting college or university or returning for a new semester usually means registering for subjects, checking your timetable and confirming your accommodation. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you might have some questions about heading back to college or university.
On 31 December 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) released a list of answers to frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) for students returning to higher education institutions. Here’s what you need to know:
- All higher education institution (HEI) students will return to their campus in phases, according to their course of study. Teaching and learning sessions will be a combination of face-to-face and online sessions.
- All Malaysian students studying at public universities, private higher education institutions, polytechnics and community colleges will be able to return to their campus from March 2021.
- Students will need to pay for their own travelling expenses when returning to campus.
- The respective higher education institutions will carry out the return of students to campus in phases as early as mid-February 2021.
- All students will receive a notification from their institution informing them of when to travel to campus.
- Students travelling from a red zone will need to travel at an earlier date in order to undergo a 10-day quarantine at a quarantine centre designated by their HEI.
- The respective HEIs will bear the students’ accommodation cost at the quarantine centre.
- Students who have symptoms, e.g., fever, upon arrival at campus will be referred to a clinic, hospital or health facility for a comprehensive health screening and if necessary, tested for Covid-19.
- Students staying on and off-campus have a social responsibility of adopting new normal practices to prevent the spread of Covid-19 such as social distancing, washing hands frequently, avoiding handshakes, putting on a facemask, etc.
- All students must use the MySejahtera application on and off campus to enable contact tracing by the Malaysia Ministry of Health.