University of Nottingham Malaysia
International Student

Opening Bank Account

 How do I open a Bank Account?

To open a bank account in Malaysia you will need the following:

  • Original Passport, with a student pass
  • The “Letter of Opening a Bank Account” issued by the International Student Support to confirm your status as a student in Malaysia
  • Offer letter- issued by Student Registry as proof of enrolment in the university
  • The EMGS approval letter – issued by Visa Office
  • A copy of E-Val issued by the Malaysian Immigration
  • Minimum deposit: Must be in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) – RM250 – RM300
  • For students below 18 years old, parents to sign the indemnity form which will be provided by the bank upon opening a new bank account. Documents required are Indemnity Form and Parent’s passport photocopy. ( subject to bank requirement)

Important Note :

  • A minimum waiting period of 1-2 months.
  • Advisable to bring sufficient cash until the bank account is successfully opened.
  • Ensure that Malaysian currency is obtained before entering Malaysia or change at the airport upon arrival
  • Without a Student Visa, you can open an account only with Affin Bank.
  • With a Student Visa, you can open an account with Maybank or CIMB.


For further information please contact:

Ms. Rita Vengidesan, International Student Support Officer


International Student Support

University of Nottingham
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8778
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8005

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