With an emphasis on security and safety, APU uses   thermal scanning technology with Facial Recognition( APFace)   at  each entrance.


APCard Collection Procedure

New students coming to the campus for the first time and who have never before had an APCard issued to them, must Collect their APCard and Enrol for APFace as follows:

Entry Dates


During Orientation Week (8:30am - 12:30pm)

Centre Point, APU Campus

After Orientation Week (8:30am-5:00pm)

Administrative Services, Level 4 Block D


For a seamless entry   experience into our campus, you MUST enrol to the APFace during the APCard collection process with the following simple step:

APFace Enrolment Procedure (One-Time)





Step 1) Proceed to APFace Enrolment  counter

Step 2) Show your APCard  to verify your identification

Step 3) Keep your face within the frame. Stay still until recording completes.

After the enrolment process complete,  you may  use APFace for Thermal Scanners and future conveniences that use APFace technology.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus which, students need to open their mask to register their Facial, APFace registration counter is closed until further notice.

In addition to the above, you may self-enroll for APFace with the following steps:

  1. Send your photo from your APU Office365 email to assist@apu.edu.my with subject: Register APFace at least five working days before coming to the campus.

  2. The photo should be passport-style and meet the following requirements:

    1. The photo should be a color, JPEG file

    2. The background should be uniformed and light-colored

    3. You must be facing forward, with your head and shoulders clearly visible

    4. No photos with sunglasses or hats will be accepted

    5. The file size should be between 60KB and  200KB in size

    6. All photo submissions are reviewed before approval. Please note that this is a manual process and approval time is necessary.

  3. If you need to resize your photo before submitting, you may do so by using any one of the following applications.

    • Desktop: Picasa, Photoshop, Microsoft Picture Manager (PC only), and iPhoto (Mac only)

    • Online: Web Resizer

    • Mobile: Students and Staff can take a picture of themselves (following the guidelines above) with their phone and upload it via the link above through their phone’s web browser. iPhones will prompt a resize when the photo is selected for upload and the size should be small to conform to the 100K limit. Samsung phones can resize photos in the gallery app. Choose the smallest option. Other Android phones may have different methods. There are also apps available to resize the photo.


Using APFace at Campus Entry Points


  1. At the screening station, stand in front of the camera and have your face scanned temperature measured within seconds. Do lower your mask slightly for facial recognition purposes.

  2. In the event that facial recognition fails, please tap your APCard on the scanner. After 21st October 2021, you should go to the TechCentre located at Level 6, Spine area within the same day to get support to  enrol to the APFace .

  3. If your APCard still cannot be recognised by the scanner although you have tapped your APCard on the scanner, this means you have not yet updated your fully vaccinated status with APU. Please update your vaccination status here .

  4. You are required to sanitise your hands and face masks must be worn properly (covering both your nose and mouth)  before leaving the screening station.

  5. If anybody has a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees, he/she must leave campus and seek medical attention. This deter those from campus who have not only COVID-19, but other illnesses as well.

Copyright © Asia Pacific University. All Rights Reserved.