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IMU Education

  • The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia?s first and most established private medical and health sciences 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.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.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?s biggest and most populous city, is the capital city of Malaysia and a modern cosmopolitan of ethnical diversity. It is situated midway along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.Amidst its fast paced life and modernity, Kuala Lumpur is a cultural melting pot, radiating an exciting and enticing charm with its delightful mix of cross-cultural influences, traditions varied cuisine, first class attractions, entertainment and shopping facilities.

  • 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.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements

All courses taught & assessed in English.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture



The IMU accommodations are located at the Vista Komanwel and Covillea Bukit Jalil condominiums.The condominiums are within walking distance of the Bukit Jalil campus. Rooms are available as either single or twin sharing.

Health insurance

As an international student at IMU, you would receive medical insurance coverage throughout your study period in Malaysia.This is also in compliance with the Malaysian Ministry of Education?s Code of Ethics.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs

More information


Student Pass and Visas charges are imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department and payable by students. Student Services will inform you of the relevant charges when collecting your passport.

Further information is available here.

Partner grading scale

Low demand


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