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International Medical University (IMU)

Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost US$ 360 per month
Student population Small (1,000 or less)
International students Information not available
Institution type Private

About International Medical University (IMU)

The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare 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).

IMU 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, IMU 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, MSc in Formulation Science, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MSc in Molecular Medicine).

IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values, which fosters students’ development into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive. The aim is to create healthcare graduates that are committed to lifelong learning and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.

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. Today IMU 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. 

Campus information

IMU campus has a wide range of facilities for students to get the most out of their study experience while making life at the University as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.


  • Library
  • Medical Museum
  • Lecturers Hall
  • Dental Skills Centre (DSC)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Lab
  • Research Laboratories
  • Multi-disciplinary Labs (MDL)
  • E-Learning
  • Skills Centre
  • Clinics and Healthcare Centres
  • Student Lounge
  • Hostel

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).

The University's main campus is nestled in a small suburb, Bukit Jalil, about 20 km south of the city of Kuala Lumpur, away from the hustle and bustle of hurried life.

Bukit Jalil is easily accessible by public transport as it is conveniently located within a 5-minute walking distance to the Sri Petaling Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, which connects to the rest of the transportation networks around the city.

The University is also right next door to Bukit Komanwel, a hilly reserve park serving as a great space to refresh, recharge and unwind. In addition, the campus is situated near the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, allowing students to gain access to world-class sports facilities for swimming, football, hockey, squash and a host of other sporting activities. The stadiums are also the main venues for a variety of events, including sporting events and concerts for top local and international singers.


The IMU accommodation is at the Vista Komanwel/Covillea (Bukit Jalil), a condominium opposite of the IMU campus. The condominium is within easy walking distance of all teaching and research facilities in Bukit Jalil.

All our accommodation is designed as individual condominium for students to share. Rooms can be either single room or twin sharing and the students share a kitchen/living/dining area with other housemates.

Each accommodation unit at the Vista Komanwel/Covillea(Bukit Jalil) comes fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, jug kettle and kitchen cabinet, study table and chair, bookcase, single bed, mattress, 6-seater dining table, 2.5-seater lounge set, coffee table, 2-door wardrobe, curtains, ceiling fan in all rooms including living and dining area. Internet facilities are available in the hostel accommodation. All residents will have access to recreational facilities such as the gymnasium, swimming pool and badminton court as well as enjoy the convenience of laundry services and mini market nearby.

Vista Komanwel/Covillea(Bukit Jalil) is also easily accessible as it is conveniently located within a 10-minute walking distance to the Sri Petaling LRT station and is connected to the Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Seremban and Lebuhraya Shah Alam (KESAS). Students can enjoy greater mobility at minimal costs by taking advantage of the availability of multiple public transport system. Outstation students will also have easy access to the interstate bus terminal nearby.

Within the location of Vista Komanwel/Covillea(Bukit Jalil) are the recreational centres of the Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, Commonwealth Hill and the Bukit Jalil National Stadium which offer a variety of sporting facilities of international standards.

The Vista Komanwel/Covillea(Bukit Jalil) has regular cleanliness maintenance at the common areas including daily rubbish disposal services and periodical anti-aedes fumigation courtesy of the management.

Residents can feel safe knowing that the condominium is protected by a 24-hour security services.

Courses available 10

Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Health and Medicine 6 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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