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Entry to Campus

 

Entry to Campus

 

Entry to Campus

Please note the Entry Into Sarawak SOPs as set out by the Sarawak state government below. This is effective 1 April 2022.

Definition of fully vaccinated in Malaysia

18 years old and above who have received two primary doses of the Sinovac vaccine and 60 years old and above who are fully vaccinated with any type of COVID-19 vaccines are required to get a third dose of vaccine (booster) to keep their fully vaccinated status. This applies to all citizens and non-citizens.

Malaysia will also accept COVID-19 vaccines that are not listed under the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing but are approved by regulatory agencies in other countries.

Visa guide for New International students

Step 1: Applying for your visa

Visa Application Checklist
  • Proof of payment (Processing Fee Medical Insurance, Security Deposit)
  • Full copy of passport (all pages including blank pages; with >2 years validity at the time of application)
  • Passport-size colour photo (blue or white background)
  • Swinburne Sarawak Health Examination Form (completed by any registered doctor/clinic/hospital/medical center, together with all lab report)

Email all the above to admissions@swinburne.edu.my, with the following format:

Subject line: Visa Application (NEW) - NAME (Student ID - if applicable)

In the email body, include:

  1. Your current Residential Address
  2. Address of the Malaysian High Commission / Consulate Office nearest to you (For details, please refer here.

Step 2: After you have obtained your VDR/VAL

Checklist
  • Due to the huge immigration backlog, visa approvals are expected to be delayed beyond the normal 6-week timeline. Therefore, please submit your documents as early as possible. Upon approval of your visa application, the Sarawak Immigration Department will issue your Visa Approval Letter (VAL), which will be emailed to you. You will then need to apply for your Single Entry Visa with Reference (VDR) at your nominated Malaysian consulate/embassy/High Commission.
  • Ensure that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated (as approved by the World Health Organisation).
  • Install and launch MySejahtera app in your phone > Navigate to Helpdesk > Click ‘Start’ > Select “I have received my vaccination overseas and would like to obtain my digital certificate in MySejahtera” > Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Obtain a negative rt-PCR test result within 2 Days before entering Malaysia.
  • After completing all the above, you may proceed to arrange your travel to Malaysia (permitted entry points: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA/KLIA2/KUL) / Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA/BKI)).

Step 3: Quarantine & Travel to Sarawak

Checklist
  • Download the MySejahtera app and create an account.
  • Check out the MySejahtera Travel Kit here.
  • Fill up the digital pre-departure form via the 'Traveller' icon on MySejahtera.
  • Verify your digital COVID-19 vaccine certificate here.
  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 2 days of departure.
  • 5 days quarantine for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers. Book your quarantine facilities here.
  • After completing all the above, you may proceed to arrange your travel to Sarawak (permitted entry point: Kuching International Airport (KIA/KCH)).
  • Please update your Recruitment Officer at Swinburne Sarawak of your confirmed arrival details. If you require the university’s arrival pickup service, please submit the Arrival Services Booking Form to admissions@swinburne.edu.my (3 days advance notice required to secure this service).


Travel guidelines for current students

Traveller's Checklist

  1. Download the MySejahtera app and create an account.
  2. Check out the MySejahtera Travel Kit here.
  3. Fill up the digital pre-departure form via the 'Traveller' icon on MySejahtera.
  4. Verify your digital COVID-19 vaccine certificate here.
  5. Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 2 days of departure.
  6. 5 days quarantine for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers. Book your quarantine facilities here.

International Travellers (By Air)

From overseas by air from Singapore – Malaysians/Non-Malaysians

From overseas excluding Singapore by air – direct/transiting through other international point of entry

Individuals with infection history (6 – 60 days) COVID-19

Pre-departure RT-PCR Timeframe

Healthcare COVID-19 testing services at airports and COVID-19 insurance

International transit travellers – Point of Entry from West Malaysia/Sabah/Labuan

Quarantine Days

International Travellers (By Land)

From overseas by land – Through Brunei Darussalam

From overseas by land – Through Brunei Darussalam (Daily commuters/Frequent travellers)

From overseas by land – Through Indonesia (Tebedu)

Pre Departure RT-PCR Timeframe

Workflow process for Normal travellers by Land from Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia

Workflow process for Normal travellers by Land from Brunei Darussalam (Frequent Travellers)

Healthcare COVID-19 testing services at airports and COVID-19 insurance

Quarantine Days

For any concerns/doubts on travelling procedures, kindly contact Sarawak Disaster Management Committee.


FAQs

I am living in Kuching. Do I need a Permission Letter from the University to enter campus?

No. However, you are required to follow the University’s COVID-19 SOPs at all times.

I am not from Kuching. Who can I contact for accommodations?

You can send an email to accommodation@swinburne.edu.my and they can assist you for off-campus accommodation. Our on-campus accommodation is currently unavailable due to Campus refurbishment.

What on-campus facilities are accessible to students?

Students and staff have access to:

Library
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 9:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
Canteen
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Angelus Fitness (Gym)
  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am - 10.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.00pm - 8.00pm
Study corners, open-access labs and BYOD room

Study corners availability will follow the campus opening hours.

Open access labs and BYOD room (B413) daily opening hours:

  • A207 and A208: 24 Hours
  • A211, A212, G515 and G516: 7:00am - 12:00 midnight
  • BYOD Room (B413): 24 Hours

What if I am unable to travel to Kuching?

Students who have not been vaccinated due to a medical condition or cannot return to campus due to visa issues will need to inform the University via email to sic@swinburne.edu.my.

We will let you know how you will be supported with your learning through hybrid or online classes before you make it back to campus.