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Last Updated on: Tuesday, 11th May 2021 

COVID-19 UPDATE: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATION-WIDE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) EFFECTIVE MAY 12, 2021 TO JUNE 7, 2021

Dear Students,

On May 10, 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia had announced the implementation of the ‘Movement Control Order’ for the entire nation from Wednesday, 12 May 2021 till Monday, 7 June 2021.

APU is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to contain and prevent the spread of Covid-19 and in this respect will adhere to directives from the Government and the Ministry of Higher Education on this matter.

Please note the following:

  1. Online Learning will continue for all intakes.
  2. Hybrid classes will not be scheduled until further notice.
  3. Malaysian students who have been given permission by the University to return to their hometown for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration will be allowed to return to their accommodation in the Klang Valley based on the specific date mentioned in the approval letter. Students are requested to self-isolate upon return and self-attend classes online from their accommodation and restrict their movement.
  4. Library & Laboratories will remain open.
  5. Sports & Gym facilities on campus will be closed during the MCO, in compliance with SOPs issued by the authorities.
  6. Administrative Services, Visa Services, Bursary & Students Services will remain open from 10 AM to 4 PM. If you need to visit the campus for these services, please make an appointment at http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us

Please adhere to the SOPs published. Please stay safe and practice good hygiene and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of infection.

If you have any queries, please contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

Regards,
APU/APIIT Welfare & Safety


Last Updated on: Friday, 7th May 2021 

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO)

Dear Students,

As you are aware, Movement Control Order (MCO) has been implemented in Kuala Lumpur from 7th May 2021 to 20th May 2021 and in Selangor from 6th May to 17th May 2021.

Please note the following:

  1. Online Learning will continue for all intakes.
  2. Hybrid classes (where scheduled) will continue for students staying nearby the Campus or living On-Campus. All other students are encouraged to attend classes from their home and restrict their movement. We are unable to assure students that they will be allowed to pass Police checkpoints as this is totally at the discretion of the Police.
  3. Library & Laboratories will remain open.
  4. Sports & Gym facilities on campus will be closed during the MCO, in compliance with SOPs issued by the authorities.
  5. Administrative Services, Visa Services, Bursary & Students Services will remain open from 10 AM to 4 PM. If you need to visit the campus for these services, please make an appointment at http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us

Please do follow the SOPs published and do not participate in any social gatherings. Avoid unnecessary travel outside of your place of residence, practice good hygiene and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of infection.

Roadblocks and strict enforcement will be implemented by the authorities in line with the MCO and non-compliance may lead to a fine and or detention.

Overall, please do take all measures to stay safe - keep your face masks on whenever you leave your residence, avoid unnecessary physical contact, maintain social distancing at all time and most of all sanitise regularly.

As in many other countries, the situation with new COVID-19 infections in Malaysia has become quite serious and it is vital that we all do our part to bring the numbers down. Please also ensure that you have registered for the Vaccination programme.

For further queries, please contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

Regards,
APU/APIIT Welfare & Safety


Last Updated on: Tuesday, 4th May 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: INTERSTATE TRAVEL FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMETOWN DURING THE RAYA AIDILFITRI CELEBRATION (EXCEPT FOR SARAWAK)

Dear Students,

Hope you are keeping well. 

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) had on 29 April 2021 announced that students who are on campus will be allowed to travel interstate to return to their hometowns solely for the purposes of celebrating the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays with their family members and return to campus, during designated dates as indicated below, except for Sarawak. International students are also allowed to return home if their families are residing within Malaysia.

Date of travel from Klang Valley

Date of returning to campus

7 May 2021 to 12 May 2021

15 May 2021 to 20 May 2021

Interstate Travel will only be allowed during the above windows.

International students are allowed to return home only if their families are residing within Malaysia.  

Interstate travel for the purposes of visiting friends and relatives is strictly not allowed.

Please read the Circular, SOP & FAQ issued by MOHE dated 4 May 2021 by clicking HERE

Please note that submitting falsified or misleading information for interstate travel is an offence under Malaysian law and will result in prosecution by the authorities.

Only the following modes of transportation are allowed to/from your hometowns:

  1. own transport/vehicles
  2. pick-up up by parents or guardians
  3. internal flights

Any interstate travel using any other forms of public transportation is strictly not allowed.

Students who are planning to travel to/from your hometowns for the Hari Raya holidays must request for Interstate Travel Letters which will be issued by the University. Without this letter, you will not be allowed to cross any interstate boundaries and will be stopped at police checkpoints.

If you wish to request for the Interstate Travel Letter from the University, please complete the form below by 10.00am, Thursday, 6 May 2021 and you will be notified to collect your letter from Admin Services Office. After collecting your letter, you will then be required to undergo a mandatory health screening at Clinic Oceana at APU’s campus (at no cost), as part of the SOPs issued by MOHE, after collecting your letter.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=owPtDy1AM0aozYswiCIlPlkSzl9HnRVOq-XIYH7CZmFUMTJUOUNHNjRLSUJWWFBFTE9YNFhMSlhETy4u&wdLOR=c2C039495-65D8-4415-8771-709E2FEE4D82

Should you have any queries, please e-mail us at admin@apu.edu.my

Please stay safe and stay healthy.

Regards, 
APU Administrative Services 


Last Updated on: Monday, 15th February 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: STUDENTS RETURNING TO CAMPUS FROM MARCH 2021

Dear Students, 
 
We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe.
 
We would like to provide you with guidance on plans to bring students back to campus in accordance with Ministry of Higher Education guidelines issued recently where universities have been allowed to restart operations in stages with certain conditions. 
 
Please do note that this position may change depending on the situation with the pandemic and any further guidelines from the Government. 
 
Classes
 
While all scheduled classes will continue to be delivered online, we will start delivering a selected number of classes on campus in Hybrid mode from March 2021 onwards. This will be indicated in your time-tables from the week 1st March 2021. For these classes, you will have the option of either attending on campus or online. Your lecturers will in almost all cases, deliver these sessions from the respective classroom/lab allocated at APU. 
 
The list of intakes whose classes will either fully or partially be delivered in Hybrid mode may be accessed here. This list will be updated from time to time.
 
Should your intake be among those listed, you will receive a separate email soon. 
 
Campus Facilities
 
All campus facilities including laboratories, workshops, studios and the library will be available for use from 1st March 2021. However, entry to each facility will be limited to the maximum capacity indicated at the entrance, which must be strictly adhered to.
 
You may also come to campus to make use of the Wireless Internet (WiFi) facilities, particulary to attend online classes.
 
At present, sports and recreational facilities remain closed until further notice, in compliance with Government Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs).
 
Campus Services
 
Front-line campus services will operate as usual, including Student Services as well as Administrative, Immigration, Financial and Accommodation Services and the Technical Help Desk. These services are also accessible online via the Virtual Help Desk accessible via the APSpace.
 
The cafeteria will also be open based on SOPs including dining in being limited to a maximum of 2 persons per table. 
 
Health and Safety
 
1. The following mandatory Health and Safety SOPs must be adhered to at all times:
  • Temperature screening, hand sanitisation and registration via the MySejahtera App at each time of entry;
  • Wearing of Face masks at all times on campus, except while consuming food in the cafeteria;
  • Maintaining physical distance of a at least 1 meter as well as avoiding any physical contact/touching;
  • Washing and sanitising hands regularly;
  • Observing the maximum capacity of rooms/facilities at all times.
Campus Security and Health & Safety personnel will monitor all persons on campus and are empowered to ensure full compliance to the above SOPs. This may involve having to request individuals to leave the campus.
 
2. Comprehensive and regular sanitization of all campus facilities continues to be carried out by Operations personnel, including classrooms.
 
Further updates will be issued from time to time as and when we receive updated SOPs from the Government.
 
Meanwhile, for purposes of planning the utilisation of resources and to determine your current availability status and preference, we would be grateful if you could kindly complete the Survey Form below latest by 5.00pm on Saturday, 20th February 2021.
 
Please check the APU website for the Covid-19 Updates and Advisory as well as FAQs. These may be accessed from http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/covid-19-updates-advisory
 
Should you have any queries, please e-mail us at admin@apu.edu.my
 
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Campus soon. For those travelling from other parts of Malaysia or from overseas, we wish you a safe journey to Kuala Lumpur. 
 
Please stay safe and stay healthy. 
 
Regards, 
APU Administrative Services 

Last Updated on: Friday, 22nd January 2021

MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) UPDATES

Dear Students,

Following yesterday's announcement by the Senior Minister for Security, the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor has been extended to Thursday, 4th February 2021.

APU will continue to be closed for physical teaching & learning activities, and our staff members & lecturers will continue to perform their lectures & duties from home as per the MCO SOPs. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate by appointment. Entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 24 hours prior to their visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

We wish to remind all students to Stay at Home at all times, and restrict movements for essential purposes only, such as groceries, medical assistance etc. Do not participate in any social gatherings / travel in a group. Roadblocks and strict enforcements will be implemented in line with the MCO; non-compliance may lead to detention or/and a fine of RM1,000.

If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.
 
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
 
Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on: Tuesday, 12th January 2021

MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) - KLANG VALLEY

Dear Students,

As you may be aware, a Movement Control Order (MCO) will be implemented from 12:00am on Wednesday, 13th January 2021. This is a reminder to all students to Stay at Home at all times, and restrict movements for essential purposes only, such as groceries, medical assistance etc. Do not participate in any social gatherings / travel in a group.

Roadblocks and strict enforcements will be implemented in line with the MCO; non-compliance may lead to detention or/and a fine of RM1,000.

More guidelines & advisories will be issued in due course. For further queries, please contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my.

Stay Safe.

APU/APIIT Welfare & Safety


Last Updated on: Sunday, 10th January 2021

LATEST UPDATES

Dear Students,

Wishing you best of Year 2021.

Based on the recent circular from the Ministry of Higher Education issued on 31st December 2020, students of private higher education institutions will be permitted to come back to campus from 1st March 2021, in phases.  Classes will be held in Hybrid Mode (Online & On-Campus Learning), in order to cater for both students on campus as well as those who are unable to return to Campus. More information on the schedule, guidelines and standard operating procedures for students to return to campus will be issued in due course.

At the same time, the overall situation continues to be volatile and fluid and it is very hard to judge what the future plans may be. We will closely follow announcements and circulars from the Government as and when they are issued, and will keep you informed of further developments in this regard.

Meanwhile, all teaching, learning and assessment will continue to be delivered in purely Online mode until March 2021. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate. However, entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 24 hours prior to their visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

As you are aware, the number of cases particularly in the Klang Valley and other areas in Malaysia continues to rise and is expected to increase further before improving. As such, please avoid unnecessary travelling, practice good hygiene and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of infection.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – ENTRY TO MALAYSIA:
The Malaysian Government has also recently announced for new and existing international students to be allowed to apply to come to Malaysia from 1st January 2021. However, we have yet to receive the latest requirements and procedures from EMGS in this regard. As such, please do not make any travel plans until we are in a positon to advise on the latest procedures and the process for your travel authorization and quarantine. All New Students will have to wait for the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) issuance. Our Arrival Control Centre Team will assist you once the details are clear for your arrival.

However, Existing Students with valid student passes (and those who have Visas with student passes having expired after 1st Feb 2020) from unrestricted countries can continue to apply for Travel Authorisation with EMGS, if they wish to return as announced in Aug 2020. Please view the latest SOP here.

If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated On: Thursday, 28th December 2020

EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO)

Following the recent announcement by the Senior Minister for Security, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor has been extended to Thursday, 14 January 2021.

All university campuses will continue to be closed for physical teaching & learning activities, and a majority of our staff members & lecturers will continue to perform their lectures & duties from home as per the CMCO SOPs. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate. However, entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 24 hours prior to their visithttp://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

The number of cases in the Klang Valley remains high; please continue to avoid unnecessary travelling, practice good hygiene and take necessary precautions.
 
If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.
 
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
 
Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated On: Monday, 7th December 2020

EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO)

Following the recent announcement by the Senior Minister for Security, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (except Hulu Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor) has been extended to Sunday, 20th December 2020.

All university campuses will continue to be closed for physical teaching & learning activities, and a majority of our staff members & lecturers will continue to perform their lectures & duties from home as per the CMCO SOPs. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate. However, entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 24 hours prior to their visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

The number of cases in the Klang Valley remains high; please continue to avoid unnecessary travelling, practice good hygiene and take necessary precautions.
 
If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.
 
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
 
Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated On: Monday, 9th November 2020

EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO)

Following the recent announcement by the Senior Minister for Security, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor & Putrajaya has been extended to Sunday, 6th December 2020.

The campus will continue to be closed for physical teaching & learning activities, and a majority of our staff members & lecturers will continue to perform their lectures & duties from home. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate. However, entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 48 hours prior to their visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

The number of cases in the Klang Valley remains high; please continue to avoid unnecessary travelling, practice good hygiene and take necessary precautions.
 
If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.
 
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
 
Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated On: Tuesday, 27th October 2020

Dear Students,

EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO)

Following the recent announcement by the Senior Minister of Defence, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor & Putrajaya has been extended to Monday, 9th November 2020.

The campus will continue to be closed for physical teaching & learning activities, and a majority of our staff members & lecturers will continue to perform their lectures & duties from home. Essential services such as visa services, administrative services, accommodation services and bursary services will continue to operate. However, entry to the campus will continue to be restricted and students are required to make an appointment here 48 hours prior to their visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/contact-us.

The number of cases in the Klang Valley remains high; please continue to avoid unnecessary travelling, practice good hygiene and take necessary precautions.
 
If you have any further queries, please contact us at covid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my.
 
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
 
Regards,
APU/APIIT Group Communications

Last Updated On: Saturday, 15th August 2020

UPDATED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVAL

Dear Students,

Please note that we have an updated SOP for the arrival of APU/APIIT International Students to Malaysia. Please see attached APU SOP and also EMGS SOPs for all returning students.

All new or progression students who have not received their electronic Visa Approval Letter (eVAL) should wait until it is issued. We will keep you informed once the eVAL is issued and the arrival is allowed for students with eVAL.

Some international students have received the Travel Authorisation Approval in this week and will start to return to Malaysia from next week. Some of your applications are under processing, and we will be in touch with you soon as soon as approval is received.

Please note that the mandatory Quarantine Cost is estimated around RM 2600-2800 including COVID-19 screening costs. The amount is payable on arrival at Airport.

Important Note : All costs (COVID-19 PCR test and expenses during quarantine) shall be borne by the applicant. Failure to bear the quarantine costs or any monies due to the Government of Malaysia, the applicant’s active pass will be cancelled, blacklisted in Immigration system and issued with Notice of ‘Not To Land’ (NTL) for deportation.

Please click the links below to view/download:

We have resumed classes on campus for July 2020 in stages for various levels, based on the latest guidelines & SOPs by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) allowing up to a maximum of 30% of the total population on campus at any one time.

All intakes which are in session right now and those commencing in Aug & Sep, their semesters will be held via Hybrid Mode – this means that students will still continue to have the option of either attending classes physically on campus or Online via Microsoft Teams. As such, those who are unable to return to campus for classes will still be able to continue following classes in Online Learning mode, at least until the end of the semester. At the same time, some modules will continue with fully online lectures due to the strict social distancing requirements limiting the number of students on campus at any point in time.

If you have any queries related to arrival SOPs, please contact arrivals-control@apu.edu.my.

We look forward to welcome you soon. Please stay safe and prepare well for your travel to Malaysia.

Regards,
APU Arrivals Control Centre


Last Updated On: Sunday, 19th April 2020

E-LEARNING - ONLINE DIGITAL LEARNING TIPS

e-Learning - Online Digital Learning (ODL) has been a new paradigm shift for all of us - be it our academicians or our students community.

Please click here to read some tips from our faculty to help you with making your ODL sessions more effective.

Stay At Home, Stay Connected. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.


APU & APIIT Group Corporate Communications


Last Updated on Monday, 23rd March 2020

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