Pre-Departure Checklist

Pre-Departure Checklist

Tuition Fees

Students are advised to be fully aware of the tuition fees and other administrative charges and fees before departing from their home country.

A copy of the latest fee structure may be available from the Perdana University International Office or from Perdana University International agents and/or representatives.


International students are advised to carry approximately RM500 to RM1000 in cash to cover expenses in Malaysia for the first one or two weeks. Students should also bring other funds to be drawn in Ringgit either in the form of a bank draft or via electronic transfer in a bank account in Malaysia.

*Bank clearings may take one week for electronic transfers, and 3-4 weeks for bank drafts
*It is more convenient to transfer funds electronically when depositing large sums of money into bank accounts.
*The Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is the basic unit of exchange. Both paper notes and coins are used.

Health History

It is advisable for international students to obtain a doctor’s advice on the type of medications necessary and required immunisations that have been given in the past. Students are also advised to be aware of the medications that he or she is allergic to. Having a document that details one’s health history may prove to be helpful.

Climate & Clothing

The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius at daytime. Annual rainfall is heavy at 2500mm (100 inches).

Do expect a relatively high humidity at around 80% throughout the year. Students are advised to wear light colours and sweat absorbent materials such as cotton..

Electrical Goods

Electric supply is on a 240-volt 50-cycle system. Please ensure that the electrical goods from your country are compatible to use in Malaysia.

Passport Renewal

Before leaving for Malaysia, ensure that your passport is current, with at least 12 months of validity. Passport renewal may take several months. You are advised to apply for renewal at least 2 months before the expiry date to avoid inconveniences.