International Medical University


6 Star


April, September


Bukit Jalil, Malaysia




International Medical University is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 30 years of dedicated focus on healthcare education. International Medical University has a SETARA-2018/19 rating of 6 stars (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The International Medical University, Malaysia (IMU) is acutely cognizant that rapid advances in technology are influencing healthcare practices. The University keeps up-to-date with these transformations to understand what is required of healthcare professionals in the future. 

With insight, International Medical University evolves and innovates its programmes to produce savvy and competitive graduates in this modern age. Every programme incorporates foundational competencies in data science, including core topics such as data value.

In 2020, International Medical University, Malaysia (IMU) was again awarded the SETARA 2019 with a 6-star rating (Highly Competitive) under the Mature University category. The University was also rated a 5-star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

In 2017, International Medical University was the first homegrown private University awarded a 6-star rating in Malaysia’s much-coveted Rating for Higher Education Institutions (SETARA). Out of 71 institutions in Malaysia, only International Medical University and seven others made the cut.

In the same year, International Medical University became the only private Malaysian medical University to receive self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This status entitles a higher education provider to self–accredit specific programmes with a solid and reliable internal quality assurance system.

International Medical University, Malaysia (IMU) encourages critical and innovative thinking through self-directed learning and early contact with patients. 

Students spend more time out of lecture halls than in them. Throughout their degree programme, they are exposed to research projects at the Institute for Research, Development & Innovation (IRDI). They also gain extensive hands-on clinical experience through IMU Healthcare’s private clinics and leading hospitals. These build vital clinical skills and help students’ speciality decisions.


International Medical University pioneered the concept of twinning and credit transfer programmes with established universities around the world. The undergraduates are able to transfer their credits to any of the 33 established Partner Schools they collaborate with. Students can opt to begin their healthcare education in Malaysia, but complete and earn their degree at any of the partner universities in Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

They have extensive experience in teaching, researching and publishing, as well as professional experience in clinical practice. Through exclusive arrangements with the Partner Medical Schools, senior faculty members from those universities conduct yearly quality assurance reviews with our faculty. This ensures that International Medical University is benchmarked to global standards. International Medical University also has lecturers visiting on a rotational basis to teach specialised subjects.


All Programs

  1. Foundation in Science
  2. Diploma in Nursing


  1. Chinese Medicine
  2. Chiropractic
  3. Dentistry
  4. Dietetics with Nutrition
  5. Digital Health
  6. Medical Biotechnology
  7. Medicine
  8. Nursing
  9. Nursing (ODL)
  10. Nutrition
  11. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  12. Pharmacy
  13. Psychology


  1. Acupuncture
  2. Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  3. Business Administration in Healthcare
  4. Management
  5. Clinical Psychology
  6. Counselling
  7. Diabetes Management & Education
  8. Endodontics
  9. Health Informatics & Analytics
  10. Health Professions Education
  11. Implant Dentistry
  12. Medical & Health Sciences
  13. Molecular Medicine
  14. Pharmacy Practice
  15. Prosthodontics
  16. Public Health

Distance Learning

  1. Nursing
  2. Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  3. Diabetes Management & Education (PG Dip)
  4. Health Professions Education (PG Cert only)
  5. Molecular Medicine
  6. Public Health

Student Accommodation

The International Medical University (IMU) provides accommodation options to students who intend to study at the IMU.

EOS Stay
IMU Residence, managed by EOS Stay and supervised by IMU Student Services Department, provides quality off-campus accommodation that focuses on providing a safe, clean and harmonious living experience. These accommodation options are located within walking distance to IMU.


  • Fully furnished single room
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • Facilities like a gym, swimming pool, mini market and security guard
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Supportive maintenance team and hostel wardens
  • Subsidised utility bills

To learn more, visit the IMU accommodation page here


Application Process

The first step to begin your university admission application is to prepare the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. School Results
  3. English Language Certification

You must scan your documents from a proper scanner and ensure all details are clearly visible. Improperly scanned, blurred or cropped documents will not be accepted and will lead to delays or rejections.

Once your documents are ready, you can head over to the application page here and fill up the requested information and upload the documents.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation to verify your application submission. When the application is verified, it will be placed on a cue and assigned to an admissions advisor for processing.

Click here to read in-depth about how the complete admission process works.