Albukhary International University (AiU) Admissions, Entry Requirements, New Student Registration, Program Intakes, Open Day, Courses Information

The Albukhary International University (AiU) is an institution based on Islamic waqf (eternally charitable) concept. This is a fully residential campus with comprehensive facilities and conducive living and learning environment for self-discovery, nurturing relationships and building understanding on global issues.

Albukhary International University (AiU) is designed and constructed on 45 acres (18 hectares) site, AiU has a dedicated and iconic campus located near the city of Alor Setar, the capital of the State of Kedah in the north of Malaysia. The campus is accessible by air, railway and highways to the city of Alor Setar.

Albukhary International University (AiU)The University is one of inspiring architectural splendour that mirrors the centres of learning of yesteryears. Although several are reminiscent of classical Muslim architecture during the Golden Age of Learning then, AiU is not an Islamic university. AiU prides itself as an international university with a diverse enrollment of students from over 46 nationalities, and counting.

Through its vision, mission and core values, AiU is committed to ensuring human dignity in line with the concept of sejahtera as the core ethos of the University.

Albukhary International University (AiU) Courses

Currently, AiU offers the following programmes:

Centre for Foundation Studies
This 1 year Foundation programme will prepare students with a minimum of O Level or equivalent qualifications for University studies. Students with higher qualifications, but who cannot be accepted into degree programmes, will also need to do the Foundation programme which focuses on the following skills:-

  • English Language
  • Communications
  • Mathematical
  • Computing
  • Thinking and Learning

School of Business

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Banking and Finance: MQA/PA 1901
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Administration: MQA/PA 1900

School of Information and Communications Technology

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology Code:N/481/6/0191
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science Code:N/481/6/0192

Albukhary International University (AiU) Application Criteria

Albukhary International University generally recruits students who have a record of commendable performance at a secondary or high school level. The applicant must have a minimum of 5 credits including of in Mathematics, Science and English in Malaysian SPM or GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent qualifications.

General criteria for prospective students:

  • Good academic standing.
  • Student must be from an underprivileged background.
  • Single and not older than 22 years of age.
  • Willing to obey rules and regulations of the university.
  • Physically and mentally healthy.

Note that admissions priority will be given to qualified applicants whose personal circumstances and environment are the most deserving.

Albukhary International University (AiU) Application Procedures

To apply for admission you will need to do the following:

  • Please complete and submit the Student Application Form. You may download the Form here and send it to address stated below.
  • Submit the following supporting documents:
    • Certified copies of National Identification/passport or any authorised identification.
    • Certified copies of GCE ‘O’ Level/A Level, SPM/STPM, or any other equivalent certificates.
    • Certified copies of School Leaving Certificate/References.
    • 2 Referees Recommendation Letter (in sealed envelope).
    • 4 recent passport-size, colour photographs.
    • 2 photos of your house (inside and outside).
    • Evidence of English Proficiency Examination (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent).
    • Financial Statement/Confirmation of parent’s income for the past three (3) months.
    • Certified copies of any other relevant documents i.e. Death Certificate of Parent(s), co-curriculum activities etc.
    • Evidence of Other Funding/assistance.

The documents above must be mailed to the following address:

The Registrar
Admissions and Records Unit
Albukhary International University
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
05200 Alor Setar,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Phone: +604 7747 300
Fax: +604 7747 310

Albukhary International University (AiU) Scholarship and Sponsorship

The Albukhary Foundation Scholarship

Albukhary International University (AiU) is fully funded by the Albukhary Foundation and all students attending AiU shall be sponsored through the Scholarship described herein. The Foundation intends to make available ten (10) scholarships for each country to assist disadvantaged youths, mainly Muslim youths, to graduate with a degree from the Albukhary International University.

Instituted in 2003, the Foundation has so far offered the Scholarship to more than 400 students from some 50 countries many of whom are currently studying at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). This Scholarship is now available for students who can apply to begin their studies at AiU in July 2011, starting with the Foundation Studies Programme.

This Scholarship is intended to motivate youth from disadvantaged areas throughout the world who otherwise will not have the financial means to pursue tertiary education to become leaders and contributors in the 21st Century.

The Scholarship awarded shall include the following:-

  • Tuition fees
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Uniforms
  • Insurance and general hospitalisation
  • Monthly allowances (on a case-to-case basis)

Albukhary International University (AiU) Contact Details

Albukhary International University,
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
05200 Alor Setar,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Phone: +604 – 7747 300
Fax: +604 – 7747 310