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Wawasan Open University (WOU)

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost US$ 360 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Private

About Wawasan Open University (WOU)

Wawasan Open University (WOU) is a private university in Malaysia dedicated to adult learners who want to pursue higher qualifications for professional development and self-enrichment. Programmes offered range from the sub-degree to postgraduate levels in the fields of business, technology, education and liberal studies, including three MBA programmes which are fully approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Campus information

WOU is a distance learning institution and therefore there is no campus for students. WOU's motto, among others, is "The campus comes to you".

However, every RC will have basic computing facilities, library services and a study area as well as an administrative office to assist students in all administrative and academic matters

Premier Event and Meeting Facilities at Wawasan Open University. Organisers have the privilege of holding functions at any of the nine venues in the Homestead heritage mansion and the 12-storey Albukhary tower building at competitive rental rates.

Theatres that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art on the fifth floor of the tower can hold up to 400 people and are suitable for arts performances, concerts, movie screenings, seminars and symposiums.

The 17 seminar rooms on Level 2 of the Albukhary building equipped with audio-visual facilities, can hold trainings, presentations and workshops. Varying in size, these rooms can accommodate up to 80 participants.

WOU has offices in the following locations:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang
  • Ipoh
  • Johor Bahru
  • Petaling Jaya
  • Subang
  • Klang
  • Kuching


Accommodation can be arranged within a short walking distance or a short drive to the University.

Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Business and Management 3 Computer Science and IT 1 Education and Teaching 2 Engineering 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2


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