International Medical University (IMU)
Over 27 years of dedicated focus on medicine and health sciences
Closely integrates education with research and healthcare practice
Strong partnerships with leading hospitals in the country
#1. About IMU
International Medical University (IMU) was established in 1992 and is a fully private university with a dedicated focus on medicine, health sciences and complementary medicine programmes. The school has an international reputation and provides high standards of medical education for students.
Situated in Bukit Jalil, the campus has various programmes such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nutrition. The campus offers a dynamic and interactive environment featuring many facilities including collaborative study areas, a dental simulation lab, a nutrition and dietetics lab and a Medical Museum. Clinical schools offering some of these facilities have also been set up in Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Batu Pahat and Kluang.
A key feature of IMU is its strong global network of more than 29 partner institutions of higher learning around the world (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, US, UK). This provides students with both education and training opportunities overseas through credit transfer and twinning programmes.
IMU also integrates education with research and healthcare practice, exposing students to research projects with the established IMU Institute for Research, Development & Innovation (IRDI) throughout their degree. Partnerships with leading hospitals in Malaysia also allow staff and students to experience real-life clinical work.
IMU Ranking & Reputation
IMU’s research laboratory received accreditation in 2014 and was officially under the International Standard ISO/IEC. IMU is rated ‘Tier 6: Outstanding‘ by the Ministry of Higher Education (MQA SETARA 2017). In 2017, it was also the first and only private Malaysian medical university to receive the self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
#2. Why Choose IMU
IMU has partnerships with over 29 institutions around the world and offers a wide range of credit transfer and twinning programmes
Their lecturers are highly-qualified in their respective fields and have many years of experience in both academia and professional practice
Students will have relevant work exposure through clinical practice and industrial placements that prepare them for future employment
Popular Courses at IMU
Situated in the Bukit Jalil township, IMU University is only 15 minutes away from the city centre and is within close proximity to major shopping malls like Sunway Pyramid, The Mines and IOI Mall. Easy access to the Sri Petaling LRT station also connects you to major transportation networks in the city. The campus is also located close to many amenities like cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores for the ease of students. For a dose of nature, the nearby hilly reserve park, Bukit Komanwel, is a great place to unwind and recharge.
There’s also a golf and country resort nearby the campus, plus a national stadium that houses many major sports competitions and concert shows.
- Public Transport: Easily accessible via Sri Petaling LRT station. Taxis are available as well.
- Parking: Parking is available on campus and in a nearby parking lot.
(a) On-campus accommodation
For those looking for a place to live near campus, IMU offers these accommodation services:
- Vista Komanwel/Covillea Bukit Jalil: Situated just opposite campus, the condominium is also within reach of all teaching and research facilities in Bukit Jalil. Each unit comes fully furnished with a refrigerator, kitchen cabinet, washing machine, 6-seater dining table and other conveniences. It is also located 10 minutes away from the Sri Petaling LRT station for easy access. Both single and twin-sharing rooms are available.
(b) Off-campus accommodation
While there’s an option to rent rooms from other IMU students living in Vista Komanwel / Covillea Bukit Jalil, you can also choose private off-campus accommodation at Vista B (directly opposite campus), Vista C (5-minutes away) and Arena Green Apartments (10-15 minutes walk away). Private homes ( 5-10 minutes drive away) are also available near Taman Sri Petaling and Taman Bukit Jalil.
#5. IMU Scholarships
Here are some of the scholarships offered by IMU.
|Name of Scholarship||Study Area||Key Highlights||Deadline|
|IMU Undergraduate Scholarships||All degree programmes||- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver |
- For students demonstrating outstanding academic excellence, extracurricular participation and leadership qualities
- Minimum of 3As in A-Level for Medicine, Pharmacy or Chiropractic
- Minimum of ABB in A-Level or CGPA 3.50 in STPM for other courses
|One month before programme intake|
|Foundation in Science Scholarship & Bursary||Foundation in Science||- Minimum of 5As in SPM, including English and any 3 of the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry|
- Up to RM12,150 tuition fee waiver (8As and above at SPM)