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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


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 2018/2019). 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).


Why Study at IMU

Strong Partnerships

IMU has partnerships with over 29 institutions around the world and offers a wide range of credit transfer and twinning programmes

Experienced Faculty

Their lecturers are highly-qualified in their respective fields and have many years of experience in both academia and professional practice

Employment-Ready Students

Students will have relevant work exposure through clinical practice and industrial placements that prepare them for future employment


Campus Location

Situated in the Bukit Jalil township, IMU 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.


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Programmes Offered

Centre for Pre-University Studies

  • Foundation in Science
  • Diploma in Nursing

School of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MMBS)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology

School of Dentistry

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

School of Pharmacy

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

School of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Dietetics with Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nutrition

Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chinese Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chiropractic


IMU Scholarships

Here are some of the scholarships offered by IMU.

Name of ScholarshipStudy AreaKey HighlightsDeadline
International Medical University (IMU) Undergraduate ScholarshipsAll degree programmes- 50% tuition waiver
- For Foundation in Science students who progressed into any of the undergraduate programmes
2021 intake
International Medical University (IMU) Foundation in Science Scholarship & BursaryFoundation 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)
2021 intake

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