While enrolling for a diploma course in cruise management, Indian national Faheem Khan, 24, claimed he was promised a high paying job.
But he has alleged that after he arrived in Malaysia, he realised that the college did not offer such programmes.
He is among 400 foreign students who are crying foul over an alleged scam that saw them lose RM8 million (S$3 million) on a "non-existent" diploma programme.
The students claimed that they had paid RM20,000 each in tuition fees, The Star reported.
Said Mr Khan at a press conference organised by non-profit organisation Tenaganita on Monday: "Instead of going to classes, we were sent to work at a five-star hotel for about 12 to 16 hours a day under the pretext of doing an internship."