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IMU Foundation in Science (FIS)

The IMU Foundation in Science (FIS) is the preferred foundation for entry into any of the IMU’s local undergraduate degree programmes.

IMU Foundation in Science (FIS) provides the academic preparation required for admission into a science-related degree and equips students with strong fundamental knowledge and skills to pursue their studies in the areas of :
1- medicine
2- dentistry
3- pharmacy
4- health sciences.

Studying the Foundation in Science in IMU exposes students to IMU’s learning methodologies in a stimulating and conducive learning environment.

IMU Oral Health Week 2014 - Dentavengers

IMU Oral Health Week 2014 - Dentavengers
(5-6 June, 2014)

Hosted by Dentistry students with the effort to raise and promote oral health, Dentavengers- " Protecting More Than Just Smiles"

Come to the IMU Bukit Jalil campus on our Open Day on 17 August, 2014 and find out more about our programmes.

Come to the IMU Bukit Jalil campus on our Open Day on 17 August, 2014 and find out more about our programmes.

The Open Day is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Apply at this event and get a waiver up to RM800 (except medicine and dentistry).

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.

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.

IMU programmes consist of both local tracks (IMU degree), as well as international partner tracks (partner university degree).

International Conference on Healthy Ageing

International Conference on Healthy Ageing

Date: 20-21 October 2014 (Mon & Tue)
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: IMU Bukit Jalil campus
Registration Fee: RM600

Who Should Attend?
• Healthcare Providers
• Academicians
• Scientists
• Researchers
• Healthcare and Wellness Industry Professionals
• Policy Makers and Programme Managers

CPD Points will be awarded

Vice-President, Prof Peter Pook was in Tawau on 22 August 2014 for counselling sessions on UMI programmes.

He was at Fajar Pharmacy from 12 pm - 3 pm (Extended to 5pm).

Financial Support from Funding Organizations

International Medical University - IMU provides strong administrative support for student applications for financial assistance. Some 1,800 students have received assistance from a variety of organizations including MARA, Jabatan Pesuruhan Awam, the National Higher Education Fund, the Kuok Foundation and Petronas. The University’s scholarship awards are included in the table showing funding organizations and the number of students assisted.

Financial Assistance for IMU Students by Various Funding Organizations:

1 PTPTN 1,295
2 JPA 317
3 MARA 88
4 Kuok Foundation 48
5 IMU Scholarship Scheme 18
6 JPA Negeri 12
7 Honda Malaysia 4
8 Lee Foundation 3
9 Hong Leong Scholarship 3
10 Yayasan Sime Darby 2
11 Sunrise 2
12 Petronas 2
13 Yayasan Pahang 1
14 Yayasan Sabah 1
15 GAB Foundation 1
16 Affin Bank 1
17 Pert K’sel Sosial 1
18 Pejabat Set Kerajaan Selangor 1
19 Yayasan Sarawak 1
20 YTAR Scholarship 1
21 KWSP 1




International Medical University - IMU’s Promise:
Innovation & Excellence


To be a leading private Asian health educator that
creates values through integrating education,
healthcare and research



A leading private Asian health educator recognized for quality and innovative curricula


A values-based academic health centre with a centre for complementary alternative medicine


Recognized for research and consultancies in focus areas leveraging upon strategic alliances


Innovative use of ICT that differentiates IMU's
delivery in education, healthcare and research

Excellence in performance through
capability and capacity building

Be known as a great place to work


TRUST builds Tomorrow's Leaders

Trustworthy Responsive Unity Service Tenacity

Total Student Population (1993 – 2011)
Total Student Population (1993 – 2011)

International Medical University Malaysia (IMU)

International Medical University Malaysia (IMU) 2012 Admission and Open Day. A rewarding career in healthcare begins with a single step. Your journey starts here. 2012 admissions now on-going for the following undergraduate programs.

Medicine (MBBS) Aug 2012
Nutrition & Dietetics Jun & Sep 2012
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Jun & Sep 2012
Psychology Sep 2012
Pharmacy (BPharm) Jun & Sep 2012
Biomedical Science Jun & Sep 2012
Medical Biotechnology Jun & Sep 2012
Nursing Jun & Sep 2012

Sun, 10 June 2012
Bukit Jalil Campus, KL

IMU on the Road (10am-4pm to find out more)

Sun, 20 May: Traders Hotel, Penang
Sat, 26 May: Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Sun, 27 May: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching
Sat, 2 June: Grand Paragon Hotel, Johor Bahru
Sun, 3 June: Renaissance Hotel, Malacca
Sun, 17 June: Tower Regency Hotel, Ipoh
Contact us now to explore your career options.

As in 2013, Malaysia has :

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 20 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
4) 7 Foreign branch campus
5) 20 Public universities


1 International Medical University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

724 (Dental Studies)
2 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Medical Sciences

721 (Medicine)
3 International Medical University

Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons)

721 (Medicine)
4 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)

721 (Medicine)
5 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)

721 (Medicine)
6 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)

721 (Medicine)
7 International Medical University

Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) Post Registration

723 (Nursing and Caring)
8 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Nursing With Honours

723 (Nursing and Caring)
9 International Medical University

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (Honours)

727 (Pharmacy)
10 International Medical University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science

720 (Health (Broad Programmes))
11 International Medical University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

545 (Applied Science)
12 International Medical University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

726 (Therapy and Rehabilitation)
13 International Medical University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry

442 (Chemistry)
14 International Medical University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology

311 (Psychology)
15 International Medical University

Master of Pharmacy (Honours) in collaboration with University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

727 (Pharmacy)
16 International Medical University

Master Of Pharmacy (Honours) In Collaboration With University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

727 (Pharmacy)
17 International Medical University

Master of Science (Medical Science & Community Health) (By Research)

721 (Medicine)
18 International Medical University

Master of Science in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research)
Previously known as : Master of Science (Medical Sciences & Community Health) (By Research)

720 (Health (Broad Programmes))
19 International Medical University

Master of Science in Public Health

720 (Health (Broad Programmes))
20 International Medical University

PhD In Medical & Health Sciences (By Research)

721 (Medicine)


Bukit Jalil (Main Campus)
Plaza Komanwel. 57000 Bukit Jalil
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : (603) 8656 7228
Fax : (603) 8656 7229
Email :
IMU Clinical School, Seremban
Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Tel : (606) 767 7798
Fax : (606) 767 7709
IMU Clinical School, Batu Pahat
No. 12, Jalan Indah, Taman Sri Kenangan
83000 Batu Pahat, Johor , Malaysia
Tel : (607) 432 2787 / 0580
Fax : (607) 432 5575

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

There are various cultural and religious clubs for students to participate at IMU. The University helps to apply for the Student Pass on behalf of international students.

Counselling services and workshop seminars are provided by IMU's Counselling Unit to lend emotional support to students who encounter personal or academic problems.

Hostel accommodation is available to all students.

Contact details :

Address: International Medical University Malaysia (IMU)
No 126, Jalan 19/155B, Bukit Jalil,
57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +(603) 8656 7228 Fax: +(603) 8656 7229 Email: Website:

 Telephone : +603 2731 7272


Other campus locations :

Clinical Schools in Seremban, Batu Pahat and Kuala Pilah.

Links with/affiliated with :

University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Keele University, University of Leeds,
University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, Queen's University of Belfast, University of Southampton, St George's University of London, University of Warwick, University of Strathclyde

IT facilities :

• E-Learning labs
• Wi-Fi

Other facilities :

ATM Machine
Car Park
Lecture Theatres Library
Medical Museum Multi-purpose Halls Research Laboratories
Skills Centre
Sport & Recreation / Gymnasium
Student Hostel

Facts and Figures :

Accommodation: Yes
No. of students in the whole institution: More than 2,000
No. of students pursuing UK qualifications (all majors): More than 500
No. of international students: More than 100
No. of lecturers/teaching staff: More than 250
Computers to student ratio: 6 students:1 PC
Scholarships offered: Yes
Online application: Yes

UK courses offered in Malaysia Course fees for the whole course/ Tuition fee (RM) Length of course


University of Aberdeen RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+2.5 years
University of Dundee RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+2 years
University of Edinburgh RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Glasgow RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
Keele University RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Leeds RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Leicester RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Liverpool RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Manchester RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Nottingham RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 per year) 2.5+2.5 years
Queen's University of Belfast RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Southampton RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
St. George's University of London RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5+3 years
University of Warwick RM149,000 + £18,000 - £28,950 (per year) 2.5/3.5+3 years


University of Strathclyde RM84,000 + £15,538 (1 year) 2.5+1 years
University of Strathclyde RM87,200 + £10,046 per year 2+2 years


University of Strathclyde RM51,200 + £12,200 per year 2+2 years

General areas of study offered by IMU
Mode of Study : Full-Time


Type of programme :


International Medical University (IMU)
International Medical University (IMU)

International Medical University IMU

The International Medical University began in 1992 as the International Medical College (IMC), Malaysia's first private medical college. The IMC was granted university status in 1999 and became the International Medical University (IMU). The university remained true to key elements of the IMC vision, which are to widen access to professional healthcare education, and to use innovative, integrated and student-centred approach in providing education.

The university offers degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Medical Biotechnology, Psychology, Biomedical Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and in establishing research as a core activity, together with development of postgraduate research Master's and PhD programmes. Recently, the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) was introduced solely for registered nurses who wish to upgrade their professional qualification to degree level. The IMU is planning to introduce courses in Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine in the near future.

THE INTERNATIONAL Medical University (IMU) welcomed its first intake of students for its undergraduate chiropractic degree programme on Feb 22, 2010. A total of twenty- nine students registered for this programme on that day. For the chiropractic programme, students have the option to study the entire programme in IMU or study part of their programme in IMU and then transfer to RMIT University in Australia.  

"We are very proud to have established the first and only complete Chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia, as well as in all of Southeast Asia. We believe with the addition of this programme, the university will be able to contribute to the much needed growth of the chiropractic profession in Malaysia. Above all, we want to reach out not only to local students but also international students. This first cohort of chiropractic students is enrolling on the same day as the medical and dentistry students,5? said Tan Sri Dato5 Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman, president of IMU.  

On this special day, chiropractors who are practicing in Malaysia were also present at the event. There was also a talk on the types of conditions chiropractors treat by one of the chiropractors, Dr Thomas Ong. '^Based on a growing need for chiropractic professionals and an expected growth in the job market, the IMU is now expanding with the introduction of its chiropractic programme. Introduced after a careful study of the employment market and the aspirations of current students, this degree programme is very innovative and is an exciting one for IMU. The programme which was approved by MQA or the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2009) has already attracted a great deal of interest and applications had been steadily arriving for this intake of students. It is very encouraging to see the initial enthusiasm for the course from the profession and the public/5 said Prof Peter Pook, Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Tan Sri added, "The introduction of this programme is a great development for our university, reflecting our commitment to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in our region. This degree will significantly enhance the programmes offered in the university, both academically and in terms of student life, giving students a more holistic view. This is a wonderful opportunity of placing chiropractic education firmly within an established university framework in Malaysia.

The IMU Chiropractic programme is a full-time four-year undergraduate programme designed to prepare the student for success as a chiropractic physician at an international level, in accordance with the Councils on Chiropractic Education International. The programme leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Chiropractic, followed by a one-year horsemanship. Graduates of the programme will become well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human conditions, with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, including the spine.

"I choose to study the chiropractic programme because this course is new and unique. Besides that, there are only a few chiropractors in Malaysia, so the profession is in great demand,55 said one of the students who enrolled in the chiropractic course today and wishes to remain, anonymous. Another student, Yang Swee Chiang, had chosen to study this course as he feels that it is new in the field of health sciences programmes.

The IMU Chiropractic programme is positioned within a medical university which has many mutual advantages. It allows easier sharing of ideas and resources and a greater understanding by staff and students of the contributions made by chiropractic, medicine and other health sciences to a person's overall wellbeing.

The IMU also offers undergraduate degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, nursing, nursing science, nutrition and dietetics, psychology and biomedical science, medical biotechnology, chiropractic, Chinese medicine as well as postgraduate degrees by research (MSc and PhD) in Medical Sciences or Community Health.

Credit transfer options to the University of Strathclyde, University of Newcastle, University of Queensland, and University of Otago are available for Pharmacy and Health Science Programmes. Another new transfer option with RMIT University is now available for Chiropractic programme and more will be developed soon.

For the latest information, you may refer to our website: or call IMU at 03-2731 7272.

The International Medical University (IMU) was established in 1992 as an International Medical College with its first intake of students in 1993, The University has to date enrolled more than 6,000 students, offering three degree programmes in Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing as well as two postgraduate programmes.

Medical Programme

This programme consists of two parts - namely, Phase I (Medical Sciences) of 2.5 years, and Phase II (Clinical Training) that takes approximately 2 to 3 years, depending on the partner universities.

All students will study at the Bukit Jalil campus during their Phase I while their training will be continued at a local IMU Clinical School or one of its overseas Partner Medical Schools (PMS) in Phase II.

The duration of clinical studies at the IMU Clinical School is 2.5 years, Seremban Hospital is one of its teaching hospitals in Negeri Sembilan.

Pharmacy Programme (MPharm)

A 3.5 year collaborative pharmacy programme with the University of Strathclyde, UK. Graduates registered as pharmacists with the Malaysian Pharmacy Board may apply for registration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of the Great Britain.

Students also have the option of studying a 4-year MPharm programme which allows them to apply for pre-registration training in the UK immediately after they graduate.

Pharmacy Programme (BPharm) (Hons)

The BPharm (Hons) programme course takes 8 semesters or 4 years and is undertaken entirely in Malaysia, The degree BPharm (Hons) is awarded by IMU.

Nursing Programme (BNursing) (Hons)

The Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) degree programme is a four-year or 8 semester programme. It is a full-time programme offered at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus. The degree BNursing (Hons) is awarded by IMU.

Postgraduate Programmes

The Postgraduate School of IMU offers the Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research in the fields of Medical Sciences and Community Health. Both programmes are research-based and the degrees will be awarded by the IMU upon the successful completion of a thesis. Examination is by assessment of the thesis, the research on which it is based and a viva voce,

Academic Strengths

One of the academic strengths of IMU is its international partnerships in medical education with 26 medical schools in Australia. Canada, Ireland, UK, New Zealand and the US. Such partnerships have not only given many Malaysians opportunities to pursue medical education, but also brought about modern ideas and methods into the IMU medical education.

In addition, IMU also possesses experienced and skilled faculty, in which the university's staff have extensive experience in the field of medicine and a proven track record in research, apart from being awarded with national and international recognitions. Meanwhile, IMU's curriculum, which is student-centered, problem-based, and integrated, is innovative and specifically- developed with the purpose of training students to become competent and caring doctors.

Academic Facilities and Resources

The Clinical Skill Unit (CSU) provides students with training on basic interviewing skills for history- taking and general physical examination with stimulated patients. Besides this, there is also a Medical Museum which is integrated with multimedia features to enable students and lecturers to utilise IT technology for teaching and learning.

Libraries are available at the Bukit Jalil campus, the Clinical School in Seremban and the Clinical School in Ba+u Pahat while lecture theatres in IMU facilitate teaching & learning of students. Meanwhile, the e-learning laboratories are used to facilitate the University's IT-based curriculum and the delivery approach of its courses.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

1 John Beck Scholarship and 1 IMU Medical Scholarship are offered for the August intake - where each is valued at RM338.000 and designed for the MBBS (IMU) programme, while 2 IMU-University of Strathclyde Pharmacy Scholarships are offered for the December intake - where each is valued at about RM 180,000 and is catered for the Master of Pharmacy  3.5year programme, as well as the NHEF loans and financial aid from government agencies such as MARA and JPA. 1 IMU Bachelor of Pharmacy Scholarship is offered for the July intake - each valued at RM129,600, while 2 IMU Bachelor of Nursing Scholarships are offered for the July intake - each valued up to RM72.000.

International Medical University (IMU) is the pioneer private medical university in the country. We have established a unique and innovative partnership programme with well-established medical schools overseas. This diverse international dimension of IMU will serve its graduates well and contribute to the progress of the medical and health manpower needs of our country. To date, the University has more than 4,000 students. More than twelve batches of students have successfully moved on to the IMU Clinical School or to one of our Partner Medical Schools (PMS) for their clinical training.

IMU offers full 5-year medical course MB BS (IMU) degree. Phase 1 covers 5 academic semesters and on successful completion, students can then proceed to one of the 25 medical schools overseas or to the IMU Clinical School at Seremban.

The IMU also offers the Master of Pharmacy Programme (MPharm), conducted in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, UK, the local 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme and Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) programme. Postgraduate research programmes [MSc and PhD (Medical Sciences and Community Health)] are also offered at the IMU.

The IMU also offers a local pharmacy programme (BPharm) and a pharmacy programme in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, UK (MPharm). More than 600 students have graduated from the University of Strathclyde.

Recently, the IMU also received approval from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia to conduct the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences or Community Health) postgraduate programme by research.

The IMU Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) is now being offered to students.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students are normally required to offer Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at SPM or equivalent examinations. They must offer three of the four science subjects at STPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) or equivalent examinations which are recognized by the IMU Senate.
  2. Academic qualifications should have been obtained during the first sitting of a pre-university examination or its equivalent which is recognized by the IMU Senate.
  3. Applicants are required to obtain a band score of 4 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET). Applicants without MUET at the time of application are required to obtain a TOEFL score of 550 (213 on a computer-based test) or an IELTS average band score of 6.5 (individual band score of not less than 6.0) prior to admission.

    The Ministry of Education stipulates that all students entering universities in Malaysia must sit for the MUET regardless of having other English qualifications. In addition to this, all registered students are required to sit for the IMU English Placement Test during the orientation week. International students are not required to sit for the MUET.

  4. International applicants are advised to check with the Admission Counsellors on their eligibility to apply.
  5. International students applying for the medical or pharmacy programme are required to check with the respective professional bodies in the countries they wish to work in, on registration issues.

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