IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 30 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU has SETARA-2018/19 rating of 6 stars (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
At IMU we are acutely aware that rapid advancements in technology are impacting healthcare practices. We keep abreast with these changes to understand what is required of healthcare professionals in the future. With insight, we evolve and innovate our programmes to produce graduates who are savvy and competitive in this modern age. Every programme incorporates foundational competencies in data science including core topics such as the value of data.
In 2020, we were once again awarded the SETARA 2019 with a 6-star rating (Highly Competitive) under the Mature University category. We were also rated a 5-star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. In 2017, IMU was the first homegrown private university awarded a 6-star rating in the much-coveted Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA). Out of 71 institutions in Malaysia, only IMU and seven others made the cut. In the same year, IMU became the only private Malaysian medical university to receive the self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This status entitles a higher education provider – with a solid and reliable internal quality assurance system – to self-accredit certain programmes.
IMU specialises in the fields of Medicine and the Health Sciences; and all our resources are dedicated to excellence in these areas. It is the first university in Malaysia to offer studies in Complementary Medicine; and our Chiropractic Programme is the first of its kind in the region. In our listing for Centres & Schools, you will find a variety of healthcare courses offered via our pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous learning programmes.
Currently, the University has over 3,800 students including over 430 international students from 43 different countries. We also have international lecturers. When our students study alongside those from different backgrounds, it contributes to a better understanding of their world, and to the ability to relate to people from various cultures. It is also an opportunity to develop strong friendships among peers which will organically result in an extensive professional network upon graduation. All these will converge positively for their professional development.
Students who show outstanding academic results can apply for scholarships and bursaries at the Foundation in Science, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. This provision will help many eligible students achieve their dreams. Since 2002, RM32 million in scholarships have been distributed through IMU, to 187 students.