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International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 24%
Institution type Public

About International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

IIUM is a unique university in Malaysia or on a broader plane of the world because of its inception English is used both as its medium of instruction and the language of its administration. Moreover, it also blends harmoniously modern and professional disciplines with traditional values and moral virtues. IIUM students are originated from more than 100 nations representing nearly all regions globally. 

IIUM scours the entire world to recruit accomplished scholars for its academic faculties and its administrative divisions are manned by committed and dedicated professionals. IIUM has facilities which are kept up-to-date to the changing demands of the core business of the university such as teaching and learning as well as research and consultancy through generous support from the Malaysian Government.

IIUM has a vision to become a leading international centre of educational excellence which seeks to restore the dynamic and progressive role of the Muslim Ummah in all branches of knowledge and intellectual discourse.

Campus information

IIUM has several campuses, facilities and institutions spread across several states of Malaysia, each with their own specialisations and purposes. Find out what and where these campuses are here:

  • Gombak Campus - main campus
  • Kuantan Campus
  • Kuala Lumpur Campus
  • CFS

The main IIUM Campus is nestled in a valley in the rustic district of Gombak, a suburb of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This Garden of Knowledge and Virtue covers 700 acres, with elegant Islamic-style buildings surrounded by green-forested limestone hills, attracts avid photographers from among both locals and tourists.

This campus includes all the facilities that a modern community needs, including a mosque that can accommodate thousands, state-of-the-art sports complexes with Olympic-size swimming pools, a fully equipped library, a 24-hour medical clinic, a child-minding centre, banks, post offices, restaurants, bookshops and grocery stores. A fibre-optic backbone runs through the entire campus, facilitating instant communication from one corner of the campus to another.

IIUM also provides a wide variety of sports and recreational facilities and services across its campuses, in order to encourage productive and constructive leisure activities amongst its students. 

Accessibility to Kuala Lumpur from the campus is made easy not only by efficient bus and taxi services, but also by a light rail station close to the campus.

Bus Transportation

2 buses travel to or through IIUM (UIA) :

  • T201: UIA- Batu 5, GOMBAK
  • T231: UIA- Jln. Melati 1/5, Kedai Motor


The students’ residential colleges in IIUM are also known as Mahallah, which is Arabic for ‘neighbourhood’. IIUM’s mahallahs are self-contained not only with services but also activities, and are named after the leading companions of the Prophet s.a.w and the female Mujahidah and Syuhada.

Single Room

  • Specifically catered for postgraduate students who are considered matured and require more privacy
  • Undergraduate students may also apply if vacancies are available,
  • Rental rate for IIUM students is RM 7.00/day/person

4 person-sharing Room

  • The room accommodates four students in a compartmentalized unit. Although the four students are sharing a common door to the unit, each student is actually has his own private space/compartment for the sake of privacy.
  • Each compartment is provided with a single bed, study table and chair, cupboard, bookshelf or bookrack
  • Rental rate for IIUM students is RM 3.50/day/person

Elite Room (for male and female students)

  • Standard room (RM510/ month)
    • attached bathroom with hot shower
    • air conditioning
    • standard bedroom set
    • single sofa & coffee table
    • pantry & coin operated laundry (common facilities)
    • Note: Quoted rental rate excludes electricity charges.
  • Upgraded room (RM600/month)
    Adds to the existing room:
    • TV, Mini refrigerator
    • bedding set / duvet & bed sheet
    • electric kettle
    • drinking set
    • pantry & coin operated laundry (common facilities)

Additional info

Application via Online Registration

Steps involving Online registration:

  • Fill in the On-Line Application Form
  • Submit Online
  • Pay the processing fee
  • Submit the Documents


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Architecture, Building 1 Business, Management 3 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1


Reviews 29

There are no best reasons on studying in this university, it's just plain old dumpster that does not know how to operate well. Their system lacks integrity and there are no transparency towards their enrollment and registration. Their way of solving problems are never easy and difficult to navigate…
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The campus is gorgeous. I studied 4 years there and honestly those 4 years in Malaysia were the best years of my life. The university, however, was a let down for me, too much politics, racism and international lecturers were let go. Some of the lecturers were absolutely horrible. I hardly ever got…
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