The International Medical University Malaysia (IMU) is the country’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 22 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. The University is the first university in Malaysia that offers conventional and complementary medicine, all under one roof. Established in 1992, the University enjoys an international reputation, and provides a high standard of education at pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development level. Its undergraduate programmes consist of both local tracks (IMU degree), as well as international partner tracks (partner university degree).
International Medical University Malaysia pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree at an international university. Over the last 22 years, IMU has grown from a medical college with 5 partner universities in 1992, to an internationally recognised higher education institution with more than 30 world class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Ireland, China and UK. Through this collaboration, IMU has provided the opportunity for more than 3,500 students to complete their degrees at these prestigious universities.
The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since 1999, IMU has established clinical schools in Seremban and Kuala Pilah (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (Johor, Malaysia). Currently, the University has over 3,400 students across its various programmes, with about 2,980 students based at Bukit Jalil, while another 420 at the Clinical schools. IMU has also plays host to over 200 international students representing 30 countries worldwide.
To date, International Medical University Malaysia offers a pre-university programme: Foundation in Science, a range of undergraduate programmes in medical and health sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine as well as postgraduate degrees: MSc and PhD in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research), MSc in Public Health, Master in Formulation Science, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MSc in Molecular Medicine. IMU’s curriculum for its undergraduate programmes has been benchmarked to international standards and is accepted by international partner universities for credit transfer into relevant programmes.
In its continual quest for academic excellence, moving into research was a natural progression with medical and healthcare-related research, as well as medical education being areas of key focus. IMU’s research efforts are expected to be further enhanced now that the Institute for Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI) has been launched in September 2012.
The university had a major breakthrough in 2010 with the start of its Healthcare Centres which allowed IMU’s staff and students to receive and treat patients. The Healthcare Centres, which serve as a teaching site for IMU students, bring the disciplines of allopathic (Western) medicine and those of complementary and alternative medicine together under one roof.
Today International Medical University Malaysia is an integrated medical and healthcare institution, offering education, healthcare and research in partnership with some of the world’s most respected individuals and universities in the field of medicine and healthcare.
International Medical University Malaysia Pre-University & Diploma
Foundation in Science (Pre-University)
The IMU Foundation in Science (FiS) provides the academic preparation required for admission into a science-related degree. Students will be equipped with strong fundamental knowledge and skills to pursue study in the areas of medicine and health sciences.
Diploma in Nursing
The Diploma in Nursing is a 3-year programme offered by the International Medical College (IMC). The programme is designed to prepare students to be competent Registered Nurses. Nursing practicals form the integrative strand of the curriculum. Students of this diploma programme will obtain clinical experience at the Pantai Group of Hospitals and other approved Government Hospitals as well as Healthcare Centres.
International Medical University Malaysia Undergraduate Programmes
The International Medical University offers a wide range of quality undergraduate programmes in core and complementary healthcare disciplines designed to inspire, mould and nurture the medical practitioners of the future. Our programmes are recognised by and affiliated with some of the world’s leading medical universities to ensure the delivery of a truly international-quality education.
School of Medicine
MBBS (IMU) or Medical degree from Partner Medical School.
School of Dentistry
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (IMU), Dentistry Degree from Partner Dental School.
School of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (IMU) or Pharmacy Degree from Partner University (BPharm).
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU).
School of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) (IMU).
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) – Post Registration.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science (IMU) or Biomedical Science Degree from Partner University
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Medical Biotechnology (IMU) or Degree from Partner University.
Dietetics with Nutrition
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition (IMU) or Dietetics with Nutrition Degree from Partner University
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutrition (IMU)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology (IMU) or Psychology Degree from Partner University
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chinese Medicine or Chinese Medicine Degree from Partner University.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic or Chiropractic Degree from Partner University.
International Medical University Malaysia Postgraduate Programmes
Postgraduate programmes at the International Medical University are research-based as well as coursework-based (with dissertation), encompassing critical and in-demand disciplines as clinical research, biomedical science and public health. The programmes aim to broaden the scope and impact of medical practitioner’s and other healthcare professionals’ contributions.
School of Postgraduate Studies
Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Master of Science (MSc) in Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Master of Formulation Science
Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Medicine
Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health
Master of Pharmacy Practice
Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Health
Medical and Health Sciences
Master of Science (MSc) in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research)
Medical and Health Sciences
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research)
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International Medical University Malaysia Entry Requirements
Entry requirements for all Pre-University courses can be found here.
Entry requirements for all Undergraduate courses can be found here.
Entry requirements for all Postgraduate courses can be found here.
International Medical University Malaysia Intakes and Admission Procedures
Admission into the IMU is based on the academic qualifications set and recognised by the IMU and the applicant’s performance during the interview which is an integral part of the selection process.
Intakes and admission procedure can be found here.
International Medical University Malaysia Fee Structure
International Medical University Malaysia Scholarships and Financial Aid
The International Medical University offers scholarships for its pre-university and undergraduate programmes. Malaysian and International students who demonstrate academic excellence will be invited to apply through their offer letter. Awarded annually, the scholarships are in the form of tuition fee waiver. Details of scholarships are here.
There are also other financial aid available from various organisation and agencies. Details of these financial aid are here.
International Medical University Malaysia Contact Details
IMU MAIN CAMPUS (BUKIT JALIL)
No.126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,
57000 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone: +603 8656 7228
New student enquiries
Enquiry hours: Monday-Friday 8.30AM-5.30PM
Phone: +603 2727 7430
To check your application status:
Phone: +603 2727 7566