Dear Students,


Continuation of Virtual Teaching and Learning for May Semester


Congratulations to all of you for successfully completing your studies online for the January semester!


And welcome to the May semester.


The new directives from the Ministry of Higher Education do not allow face to face teaching. We realise you want to complete your studies on time and so we will continue with virtual teaching and learning for the May semester.


Our academic staff have been working diligently through the semester break to move their courses online. We are doing our best to provide a high quality Home-based learning experience. We need your support also. Let’s work together to ensure your success.


Please not worry if you still feel overwhelmed by Home-based Learning. No student will be left behind. If you need help please ask us. Our staff will take care of you.


You may be interested to know that we have been successful, so far, in placing 80% of our students with companies for their Professional Attachment in the May semester. We are helping the remaining students gain attachments and are confident they will be placed.


Finally, many companies have stated they will continue with online working post-MCO. Take this opportunity with Raffles to develop your online skills to improve your job chances when you graduate.


Enjoy your studies, work hard, and stay healthy and safe.




Best Regards,
Professor Dr. Graeme BRITTON
President of Raffles University


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What is Covid-19?
Covid 19 can be transmitted through Airborne, human contact, contaminated objects and wild animal contact.

The symptoms are fevers, cough, sneeze, shortness of breath.

  • View more information about Covid-19 at here.
  • View the latest information about Covid-19 in Malaysia here 

How can I prevent Covid-19?

  • Always wash your hand
  • #Stayhome during MCO period
  • Wear a mask when you go out
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hand

Who should I contact if I have symptoms of Covid-19?

  • Local Students:
    SAS department:+60127215898
  • International Students:
    Admission Department:+60167101269

What will be Raffles University’s SOP if someone has symptoms of Covid-19

  • SOP 1: Student/Staff Suspect or Confirmed Case Reporting During Virtual Operation and Outside the Campus – View SOP
  • SOP 2: Managing an Unwell Staff/Student in the Campus – View SOP
  • SOP 3: Contact Tracing – View SOP

What is Malaysia Movement Control Order?


Prime Minister of Malaysia announced Malaysia Movement Control Order on 16 March 2020 to prevent the further penetration of Covid-19.

Movement Control Order (CMCO)
Phase 1: 18 March 2020 – 31 March 2020.
Phase 2: 1 April 2020 to 14 April 2020.
Phase 3: 15 April 2020 – 28 April 2020.
Phase 4: 29 April 2020 – 3 May 2020

All education institution, entertainment and shops have to be closed. Only grocery store, restaurant and particular industries are allowed to open from 7 am – 7 pm. However, the dine-in section is not permitted; it is replaced with take-away or delivery only. Malaysian residents are required to stay home, with only one household is allowed to purchase stuff outdoor.

Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)
Phase 5: 4 May – 11 May 2020
Phase 6: 12 May – 9 June 2020

Some of the economic sectors are allowed to operate. However, the business has to follow the standard operation procedures (SOPs) including social distancing, wearing of facial mask, sanitising the common area and so on. A large gathering is prohibited. Interstate travels is only allowed with valid reason.

Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)
Phase 7: 10 June – 31 August 2020

Most of the businesses are allowed to operate as long as they are following the SOPs such as recording of clients’ data for tracking purpose, temperature measuring, mask-wearing and so on.

With the latest announcement of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), there are 5 categories tertiary education students are allowed to resume their face-to-face learning environment from July onward. Read more here.

  • All staff and students entering the campus premises are compulsory to wear face mask and practice good personal hygiene.
  • Only Entrance at Level 2 Kotaraya is accessible.
  • Body Temperature Measurement at Level 2 Lobby.
  • Scan the QR code that is located at Level 2 Lobby and key in your body temperature.
  • Lifts are limited to 3 people at one time.
  • Students are required to scan another QR code again before they enter the classroom
  • Social distancing is marked to ensure a safe distance of 1 meter between the workstation/desk.
  • Sanitisers are available at the entrance of each level
  • If a student/staff develop symptoms at work, or temperature shown 37.5 or above, they should inform SAS immediately. A response team will activate the tracing procedures.

*Further notice to be released.

How long will RU be closing?
Raffles University’s city campus at Kotaraya will be closed in the period of MCO. Raffles University will continue to operate as a virtual university during this period.


Will I have to defer my semester due to MCO?
We are taking all steps to assist you, our students, to complete this semester successfully. You will be required to complete the rest of the semester through online classroom, presentations and examinations until further notice.


What do you mean by Virtual University?
During virtual operation, staff and students will operate from home and communicate using RU’s digital platforms.


How about my examination?
The examinations will be held online. You will be given instructions later on the rules and regulations for the online examinations.

What action has been taken for International Students?

International office staff will visit hostel or communicate, preferably by video, with hostel students daily to ensure students have sufficient food supplies and are in good health.


Who should I contact if I am facing any issue?

Please contact International Students Office at +60167101269 

Can I enrol to RU during the MCO period?

Yes! We are accepting enrollment for May 2020 Intake.  Contact us now at +60177029838 / enquiry@raffles-university.edu.my / click here for more information.


How can I get further details regarding the programme of Raffles University?

Our Education Consultant is available for any queries about the programmes at Raffles University from 9am – 6pm during the MCO period.


Will May 2020 Intake be deferred?

There is no change to the starting date for the May semester. Raffles University will start the new semester on campus on Monday 4 May, orientation day will be held on Thursday 30 April.

Students Administration and Services Department (SAS)



Admission / International Students Office 



Prospect Students

+60177029838 / enquiry@raffles-university.edu.my / click here