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(As of 14th June 2022)

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(As of 14th June 2022)


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Last Updated on: Wednesday, 15 June 2022

IMPORTANT : RESUMPTION OF PHYSICAL CLASSES ON CAMPUS

The Malaysian Government had recently announced the easing of restrictions for international students arriving into the country as well as new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the operation of campuses for all students, which came into effect on 1st May 2022. These are in line with the country’s on-going transition from the COVID-19 pandemic towards endemic status.
 
In light of the above, we are preparing for our next big step – for teaching and learning activities at APU, APIIT and APLC to revert fully to physical sessions on campus, i.e. back to the “normal” mode of delivery prior to the pandemic.
 
As such, we are pleased to announce the following changes in programme delivery mode across all Schools:
 
1. Any Semester/Intensive English Programme (IEP) Level commencing from 1st September 2022 onwards – whether for new or existing students – will be conducted in physical (face-to-face) mode in the classroom across all levels of study and across all programmes. * As such, the option for Hybrid/Online mode will no longer be available starting from these semesters.

2. For all currently running Semesters/IEP Level and those commencing prior to 1st September 2022,  we will continue to conduct classes in hybrid mode until the end of the Semester/IEP Level. Students will then attend the next Semester/IEP Level face-to-face on campus. However, we would still strongly encourage students to make preparations to attend classes on campus even for the current semester as this will help ease the transition back to face-to-face learning.
 
Based on the above, hybrid learning will be phased out for all programmes, with the aim of all students attending classes on campus by early 2023.
 
*The exceptions to the above are as follows (as applicable to APU and APIIT students):
  • Compulsory MPU (General Studies) modules will continue to be conducted in a combination of online, hybrid and physical sessions.
  • Part-Time Master Degrees as well as PhD & DBA Programmes will continue to be conducted in hybrid mode until 31st December 2022
  • Students who will be starting their Final semesters at Diploma, Degree or Masters levels from 1st September 2022 onwards may also be allowed the option of continuing in hybrid mode.
For APU/APIIT students, to find out when your specific APU and APIIT intake and semester will be delivered physically on campus, you may refer to this link.
 
We hope that all students will prepare to return to campus and we look forward to the entire student community being physically on campus over the next few months.
 
Further announcements will be made regarding SOPs that will be observed while on campus and in classrooms, as and when we receive further guidance from the authorities.
 
Please do reach out to us at backtocampus@apu.edu.my for assistance should you have any queries with regard to your return to campus.
 
Regards,
Academic Administration Services

New International Students - Updated Arrival Guidelines

Dear Student,

Welcome to Malaysia and to Asia Pacific University (APU). Kindly ensure you complete the details below for us to proceed with the pickup arrangements and read the following guidelines carefully.

Please note APU will only arrange Airport Pickup for those who are Fully Vaccinated. If you are partially vaccinated or Not Vaccinated, you will need to Quarantine at Hotel for 5 days and arrange own transportation.

STUDENT NAME

 

PASSPORT NUMBER

 

STUDENT WHATSAPP NUMBER (with Country Code)

 

ARE YOU FULLY VACCINATED? (YES/NO)
(If yes, please attach the Vaccination Certificate)

 

STUDENT VISA (E-VAL) APPROVAL DATE

 

SINGLE ENTRY VISA (YES/NO) 

 

FLIGHT NUMBER

  • PLEASE ATTACH FLIGHT TICKET
 

ARRIVAL DATE (IN MALAYSIA)

 

ARRIVAL TIME (IN MALAYSIA)

 

TRAVELLING FROM (COUNTRY OF EMBARKATION)

 

NEED APU MANAGED ACCOMMODATION? (YES/NO)
(If yes, please submit the Accommodation Form and email to rsvp@apu.edu.my

 

ARRIVING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS?  
 IF YES, NUMBER OF ACCOMPANYING PERSON(S)

We can only accommodate a maximum of 2 accompanying family members (subject to availability of the transportation) 

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF LUGGAGE

 

FULLY VACCINATED

PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: 

UPON-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: 

  • Please do connect to Airport WIFI to be able to communicate by Whatsapp with APU Arrival Team. Our APU staff member will meet you at the Arrival Hall after immigration clearance and after you have collected your luggage. 

PARTIALLY VACCINATED OR NOT VACCINATED 

PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: 

UPON-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: 

  • If you are Partially Vaccinated or NOT Vaccinated – You are required to do a 5 days Quarantine at Quarantine Hotel.
  • You are required to undergo a supervised professional RTK-Ag test at a private health facility available in the international entry points or outside within 24 hours of your arrivals. 
  • You will need to arrange your own transport to the Quarantine Hotel.
  • Check-in to APU accommodation is only allowed for those who are FULLY Vaccinated and have completed their 5 days Quarantine and supervised professional RTK-Ag Test. 

IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BE FULLY VACCINATED, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOURSELF FULLY VACCINATED. THIS IS OUR MAIN PROTECTION AGAINST INFECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS YOU WORK OR LIVE WITH.

Our APU staff member will meet you at the Arrival Hall after immigration clearance and after you have collected your luggage.

BOOKING YOUR ACCOMMODATION:

Please ensure you have booked your desired APU accommodation in advance by emailing the accommodation booking form to rsvp@apu.edu.my. You can view the APU Accommodation options at https://www.apu.edu.my/accommodation

COMPULSORY EMGS MEDICAL SCREENING:

You will need to go for a Medical Check-up at EMGS appointed Clinics within 7 days of your arrival in Malaysia. Please meet our staff at the International Office and we will guide you on where to go for the medical screening. Oceana Clinic is located inside APU Campus where you can complete your EMGS Medical Screening on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. 

STUDENT PASS ENDORSEMENT:

Once your medical check-up is done, please HAND OVER YOUR MEDICAL CHECK-UP SLIP TO OUR STAFF AT THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE. We will then wait for your Medical Result (normally 4-5 days) before we can submit your passport for long-term endorsement of student visa sticker for the duration of your studies, maximum 1 year initially and subject to course duration. Please HANDOVER PASSPORT YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT TO OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE 4 days after your Medical Screening. The student visa endorsement may take 2-3 weeks. The endorsement indicates your visa type, the length of stay in Malaysia, the number of entries permitted into Malaysia and the validity of the student pass.

If you have any queries, please write to us at arrivals@apu.edu.my

We wish you a pleasant journey and we look forward to meet you at APU.


Library Announcement - Loan Extension will end on 10th May 2022

Dear Students,

The library has been automatically extending the borrowed items loan period during various phases of lockdowns (since March 2020) till we are safe to return to hybrid mode of work and study recently. As most of us are now back in campus and the library has fully resumed its normal operation, the special arrangement of loan extension will end on 10th May 2022

We seek your co-operation to return your borrowed items that are due on 10th May 2022 and if you have reached your renewal limits. Otherwise, you may login to your library account to renew your loans if you are eligible. Please note that failing to return or renew your loans on time will result in library fines. 

Send us a helpdesk request if you have any enquiries/issues pertaining to this matter. You may also drop by the library (Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm) and meet with one of the librarians for further assistance. 

As a gentle reminder, please note that the normal loan duration, renewal limits and fines policy will be reinstated beginning 10th May 2022 onwards. Kindly refer to loan privileges and renewal limits for further details.

Thank you for your understanding, co-operation and continuous support. 


Last Updated on: Thursday, 24 March 2022

Dear Staff & Students,

In view of the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak & in compliance with the government’s recent announcement, all books borrowed will be entitled for a longer borrowing duration and will have to be returned by 10th May 2022.

We encourage library patrons to fully utilise our online library resources which are accessible through our library website here.

If you have any questions pertaining to library services, please contact us through Library Helpdesk and we will do our best to assist you. 

Thank you for your patience & we appreciate your understanding and co-operation during this trying times.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy always.


Last Updated on: Monday, 7 March 2022

COVID-19 VACCINATION & COVID-19 TEST AT KLINIK OCEANA @ APU

Dear APU community,

ProtectHealth, the company under the Ministry of Health which manages all private medical practitioners involved in the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme has informed all private clinics, including Klinik Oceana; that effective Monday, March 7, 2022, that there will be no allocation for the private clinics to conduct the daily booster vaccination.

This is due to Kuala Lumpur, the Petaling District and Johor Bahru having reached their target booster coverage. The authority has now directed the vaccines to be allocated to locations outside of these areas.

Thus, effective Monday, March 7, 2022 the Vaccination Centre at Klinik Oceana @ APU will cease providing the daily booster vaccination service.

BOOSTER DOSE ON REQUEST

Nevertheless, any staff, their family members and students who wish to get their booster vaccination at Klinik Oceana can still do so, by providing their names in the link below to enable the clinic to make the appointment with them for the vaccination to be done at Klinik Oceana (free of charge). https://forms.office.com/r/kWqFUUR7WA

PICKIDS VACCINATION PROGRAMME FOR 5-11 YEARS OLD

We would like to announce that Klinik Oceana will be starting the PICKids vaccination programme for children between the ages of 5 – 11 years old on Friday, March 11, 2022. Subsequently, it will be held every Saturday. Staff who have children in this age group can have them vaccinated at Klinik Oceana by booking for an appointment through the MySejahtera apps.

Meanwhile, please find the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH) effective March 1, 2022, regarding the Quarantine Period and Test Requirement for persons who have had close contact with COVID-19 patients.



For staff and students who are in APU and who may need to do either the PCR or RTK test in Klinik Oceana, can do so in an orderly and safe manner, from Monday to Friday, during the times stated below:-

Slot Time
19:30am
22.30pm
34.30pm

The arrangement above will minimise waiting period and contact with other patients.

For further enquiries, please contact Klinik Oceana at 03-8992 5114.

Please stay safe and follow the SOPs.


Last Updated on: Monday, 28 February 2022

Dear APU Community,

With effective from 1st March 2022, a revised set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Fully Vaccinated & Non-Fully Vaccinated Individuals to return on campus can be found in the COVID-19 ADVISORY HERE

Please note the new strict Covid-19 testing requirements as contained in the revised SOPs.

For additional information, please visit our COVID-19 Updates & Advisory FAQ page or contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my for further clarifications.

Thank you in advance for doing your part to continue keeping the APU Community safe.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

APU & APIIT Group Communications



Last Updated on: Friday, 18th February 2022

Dear Staff & Students,

In view of the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak & in compliance with the government’s recent announcement, all books borrowed will be entitled for a longer borrowing duration and will have to be returned by 31st March 2022.

We encourage library patrons to fully utilise our online library resources which are accessible through our library website here.

If you have any questions pertaining to library services, please contact us through Library Helpdesk and we will do our best to assist you.
 
Thank you for your patience & we appreciate your understanding and co-operation during this trying times.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy always.


​Last Updated on: Tuesday, 4th January 2022

Dear Staff & Students,

In view of the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak & in compliance with the government’s recent announcement, all books borrowed will be entitled for a longer borrowing duration and will have to be returned by 28th February 2022. We encourage library patrons to fully utilise our online library resources which are accessible through our library website here. If you have any questions pertaining to library services, please contact us through Library Helpdesk and we will do our best to assist you.

Thank you for your patience & we appreciate your understanding and co-operation during this trying times.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy always.


Last Updated on: Monday, 22nd November 2021

Dear Staff & Students,

In view of the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak & in compliance with the government’s recent announcement, all books borrowed will be entitled for a longer borrowing duration and will have to be returned by 10th January 2022. We encourage library patrons to fully utilise our online library resources which are accessible through our library website here. If you have any question pertaining to library services, please contact us through Library Helpdesk and we will do our best to assist you.

Thank you for your patience & we appreciate your understanding and co-operation during this trying times.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy always.


​Last Updated on: Friday, 15th October 2021

Re-Opening of APU Campus – Welcome - 18th Oct 2021

Dear Students,

Further to our earlier announcements, APU’s campus will reopen in stages for Hybrid classes (both face-to-face in the classroom as well as online) from Monday 18th October 2021 onwards.

If your current semester commenced in September 2021 or later, a selection of your classes will be held in Hybrid Mode, and this is now reflected in your Time-Tables. For those whose current semesters commenced prior to September 2021, your classes will be held in Hybrid mode from the start from your next semester.

Those who are unable to return to campus will still be able to continue following classes in Online Learning mode until further notice.

For guidance, the list of intakes involved hybrid mode learning may be accessed from here.

Apart from the above, all Laboratories, the Library, Discussion Spaces and common areas and the cafeteria are open to any student across all intakes.

As we prepare to welcome you to the campus, we would like to provide guidance on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be in force. 

ENTRY INTO THE CAMPUS

In order to regulate entry into the APU campus, 2 separate entrances have been set up:

Accessibility

Entrance

Category 1: Current Students with physical APCard
(Have been to the campus previously)

Main Entrance at Level 1M

Category 2: Students without physical APCard
(Never been on campus for physical classes)

Grand Staircase up to Level 3

Notes:

  • All Students with physical disabilities will use the Main Entrance at Level 1M
  • Entry into the APIIT Campus for all students will be at the Main Atrium.

IMPORTANT:

PURSUANT TO MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND NSC SOPs, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

ONLY FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE CAMPUS. THIS WIL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL AT BOTH ENTRY POINTS.

Steps for entry into the Campus (Only for Fully Vaccinated Persons):

Scan the MySejahtera QR Code available at the entrance.
Display your MySejahtera Check-in information for our Entry Personnel to verify your Vaccination Status.

Category 1 Students:

  1. Proceed to the Facial Recognition (APFace)/Temperature Scanner Station for screening and authentication Category 1
  2. Proceed into the campus.

Category 2 Students:

  1. Proceed to the APFace/Temperature Scanner for Temperature Screening
  2. Proceed to the Centre Court for APCard Collection and APFace Registration. For guidance on APFace registration, please visit APFace knowledge base.

NOTE: Anyone detected to have a temperature of 37.5 Degrees and above, or who display Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed entry, and are advised to immediately seek medical attention.

PARKING

Parking for new students (those without APCards) will be at the open-air parking in front of the campus across the road (Zone B).  APU Security Guards will guide you to the car park.  Parking in this Zone will be free of charge from 18 Oct 21 (Monday) to 22 Oct 21 (Friday), and will chargeable according to the published rates from 25th Oct 21.

Students who already possess APCards may use the covered parking (Zone A) and must ensure that there is sufficient balance in their cards prior to exit.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

The shuttle service from the LRT and external APU Accommodation to APU/APIIT will operate based on the schedule published on the ApSpace accessible from here.


HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES WHILE ON CAMPUS:

  • FACEMASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING ENTRY AND ON CAMPUS, EXCEPT WHILE DINING IN THE CAFETERIA.
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCE OF 1 METER IS TO BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN 2 PERSONS AT ALL TIMES.
  • PHYSICAL CONTACT OF ANY SORT SHOULD BE AVOIDED.
  • THE REGULAR SANITISATION OF HANDS IS HGHLY ENCOURAGED. AUTOMATIC SANITISER DISPENSERS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUS.

As part of campus safety measures, all classrooms, laboratories, the library, office areas and common spaces are frequently and comprehensively sanitised.

While we take measures to keep everyone safe, these measures will only work if everyone exercises self-protection and self-discipline, placing the health and safety of anyone we are in contact with at the highest level of importance.

Campus Security Personnel are empowered to deny entry to any persons who may pose a danger to the APU Campus Community. This may also include requesting individuals involved to leave the Campus immediately.

Welcome (back) to the Campus and we look forward to working together to ensure a safe and healthy learning and working environment for everyone.

Enjoy your APU Campus experience!

APIIT Group Corporate Communications


Last Updated on: Saturday, 2nd October 2021

MOHE initiative on flight arrangement for Sabah & Sarawak students

Dear students,

Further to our email dated 25th September 2021 entitled ‘MOHE initiative on flight arrangement for Sabah & Sarawak students’, we wish to inform you that we had just received an update from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) on the link where you could express your interest to book your ticket. Please see the attachment of the posters circulated by MOHE.

Link to register:
https://iptpelajar.mohe.gov.my/

Deadline to register:
Latest by Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 12:00pm

We wish to reiterate that the flight arrangement is an initiative of MOHE provided to students as an option. Teaching and Learning will be conducted in Hybrid mode (face to face and online) until further notice as per our recent announcement. Students at all levels in semesters commencing in September 2021 onwards will have the option of attending classes physically in campus. Further details are available at https://www.apu.edu.my/covid-19-faq

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

APU & APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on Monday, 23rd March 2020

WHAT SHOULD A STUDENT DO WHEN HE/SHE IS NOT WELL?


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If you have any further enquiries, contact us at:

STUDENT NAME

 

PASSPORT NUMBER

 

STUDENT WHATSAPP NUMBER (with Country Code)

 

ARE YOU FULLY VACCINATED? (YES/NO)
(If yes, please attach the Vaccination Certificate)

 

STUDENT VISA (E-VAL) APPROVAL DATE

 

SINGLE ENTRY VISA (YES/NO) 

 

FLIGHT NUMBER

  • PLEASE ATTACH FLIGHT TICKET
 

ARRIVAL DATE (IN MALAYSIA)

 

ARRIVAL TIME (IN MALAYSIA)

 

TRAVELLING FROM (COUNTRY OF EMBARKATION)

 

NEED APU MANAGED ACCOMMODATION? (YES/NO)
(If yes, please submit the Accommodation Form and email to rsvp@apu.edu.my

 

ARRIVING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS?  
 IF YES, NUMBER OF ACCOMPANYING PERSON(S)

We can only accommodate a maximum of 2 accompanying family members (subject to availability of the transportation) 

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF LUGGAGE

 

FULLY VACCINATED

PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: 

  • All arriving students are required to download, register and activate the MySejahtera application. 
  • Fill up the EMGS Pre-Entry Checklist at least 3 days prior to their departure through EMGS Connect Mobile App. Please see guidelines here below. 

https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/news_update/introduction-of-the-pre-entry-checklist-emgs-connect-mobile-application/

  • If you are Fully Vaccinated - You don’t need to do any pre-arrival Covid-19 tests and on-arrivals tests.   

UPON-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: 

  • Please do connect to Airport WIFI to be able to communicate by Whatsapp with APU Arrival Team. Our APU staff member will meet you at the Arrival Hall after immigration clearance and after you have collected your luggage.

PARTIALLY VACCINATED OR NOT VACCINATED 

PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: 

  • All arriving students are required to download, register and activate the MySejahtera application. 
  • Fill up the EMGS Pre-Entry Checklist at least 3 days prior to their departure through EMGS Connect Mobile App. Please see guidelines here below. 

https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/news_update/introduction-of-the-pre-entry-checklist-emgs-connect-mobile-application/

  • If you are Partially Vaccinated or NOT Vaccinated - You are required to upload the results of your RT-PCR test done within TWO (2) days before your departure.

UPON-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: 

  • If you are Partially Vaccinated or NOT Vaccinated – You are required to do a 5 days Quarantine at Quarantine Hotel. 
  • You are required to undergo a supervised professional RTK-Ag test at a private health facility available in the international entry points or outside within 24 hours of your arrivals.  
  • You will need to arrange your own transport to the Quarantine Hotel. 
  • Check-in to APU accommodation is only allowed for those who are FULLY Vaccinated and have completed their 5 days Quarantine and supervised professional RTK-Ag Test.

IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BE FULLY VACCINATED, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOURSELF FULLY VACCINATED. THIS IS OUR MAIN PROTECTION AGAINST INFECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS YOU WORK OR LIVE WITH.

Our APU staff member will meet you at the Arrival Hall after immigration clearance and after you have collected your luggage. 

BOOKING YOUR ACCOMMODATION: 

Please ensure you have booked your desired APU accommodation in advance by emailing the accommodation booking form to rsvp@apu.edu.my. You can view the APU Accommodation options at https://www.apu.edu.my/accommodation
 
COMPULSORY EMGS MEDICAL SCREENING: 

You will need to go for a Medical Check-up at EMGS appointed Clinics within 7 days of your arrival in Malaysia. Please meet our staff at the International Office and we will guide you on where to go for the medical screening. Oceana Clinic is located inside APU Campus where you can complete your EMGS Medical Screening on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.  
 
STUDENT PASS ENDORSEMENT: 

Once your medical check-up is done, please HAND OVER YOUR MEDICAL CHECK-UP SLIP TO OUR STAFF AT THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE. We will then wait for your Medical Result (normally 4-5 days) before we can submit your passport for long-term endorsement of student visa sticker for the duration of your studies, maximum 1 year initially and subject to course duration. Please HANDOVER PASSPORT YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT TO OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE 4 days after your Medical Screening. The student visa endorsement may take 2-3 weeks. The endorsement indicates your visa type, the length of stay in Malaysia, the number of entries permitted into Malaysia and the validity of the student pass

If you have any queries, please write to us at arrivals@apu.edu.my

We wish you a pleasant journey and we look forward to meeting you at APU.