International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year founded
Student population
Male : female student ratio
35 : 65
March, September
Local : international
93 : 7

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International Medical University, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Taman Esplanade, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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About International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Summary, Fees, Scholarship, Campus Life, etc.)

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. 

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