This information is intended to give an indication of the study arrangements to be followed by students at Sunway University during the August to December 2020 semester, following the latest advice and Covid-19 regulations from the Ministry of Higher Education and other government authorities. This information may be subject to change at short notice depending on the pandemic situation.
All students will be able to attend the campus for teaching and learning activities. However, in compliance with Ministry of Higher Education requirements to protect the health and safety of all students, classes will be timetabled to ensure that no more than 30% of students should be in classes on campus at any one time. Each student will therefore receive a timetable indicating the times of their classes and when they should be at the campus each week. In order to optimise social distancing, students are advised not to remain on campus outside their class hours.
It is expected that most lectures will be delivered online to ensure social distancing and attendance at the campus will mainly be for practical work, workshops, seminars, etc. Assessments will follow a normal grading structure in the August-December semester. The “pass/fail” grading system adopted for the April-July semester will be discontinued.
Students may also attend the campus for extra-curricular activities, such as sports training, but these are subject to special operating procedures and may involve booking ahead to ensure social distancing on campus and to comply with official requirements.
International students will be allowed to enter Malaysia and come to the University. International students should check with the International Office regarding entry to Malaysia for the August semester including visa requirements and on any special formalities to follow, such as mandatory Covid-19 virus tests and quarantine arrangements.
All students attending the campus will be required to follow Covid-19 standard operating procedures as laid down by the Sunway Education Group. These will include completing an e-health declaration and undergoing temperature scanning upon entry to the campus, and maintaining social distancing and wearing face-masks when on the campus. Entry to specific rooms and facilities will necessitate scanning of an e-trace QR code that is obligatory for contact tracing in case of necessity. Also, only marked seating places may be used to ensure social distancing both in teaching rooms and common areas.
The University appreciates students’ understanding as we aim to provide the best possible education within the constraints laid down by the governmental authorities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Enquiries concerning the latest situation regarding specific academic programmes should be directed to programme leaders and/or school offices. The University wishes all students success in their studies and will post updates to this information as and when necessary.