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Working Part-time in Malaysia


Foreign students in Malaysia are allowed to work part-time in restaurants, petrol kiosks, mini markets and hotels (except as cashiers) as long as the Student Pass is valid. In addition, students are not allowed to work as singers, musicians, masseuse, guest relations officers (GRO) or be involved in activities deemed to be immoral.

The opportunity to work part-time is only permitted during semester breaks, festive breaks and holidays exceeding seven (7) consecutive days. The maximum duration permitted for working is 20 hours a week. In addition, the students' progress report and attendance record will be submitted every three months once to the Immigration Department by the educational establishment concerned. The opportunity to work will only be extended if the student maintains a good academic performance.

Application to work part-time must be made through the International Office student is studying.

Note: The Director General of The Immigration Department of Malaysia reserves the right to approve or reject the application for employment by foreign students, according to Section 9 (1) (a) the 1959/1963 Immigration Act Amended 2002.