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Open University Malaysia (OUM)


9 Undergraduate programs
1 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Small (1,000 or less)
International students 10%
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About Open University Malaysia (OUM)

OUM was established in year 2000 by a consortium of 11 public universities in Malaysia. Since its establishment, Open University Malaysia (OUM) is known as a private university in Malaysia that shares the same quality and competence of its other 11 public university partners. This institution holds onto the motto “University for All” whereby encouraging the belief on the democratisation of education and that it is made available for everyone despite of the time, place, age, and social economic background.

Its open and distance learning (ODL) mode is designed to meet the requirement of obtaining quality education for working adults who already have responsibilities in their careers and family matters. At OUM, the course programmes here involves a wide range of study disciplines and they are all accredited by the MQA or Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Several provided faculties:

  • Education and Languages
  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Multimedia Communication
  • OUM Business School
  • Science and Technology
  • Nursing and Allied Health Sciences



Admissions Statistics
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For admission requirements and intakes for each individual course/programme please refer to course details.

Courses available 10

Tuition and application fees

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Living cost

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Average living cost in Malaysia

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The main campus is in the center of Kuala Lumpur. In addition to this, there are 37 learning centres throughout Malaysia, out of which 10 are regional learning centres.

Student population

Small (1,000 or less)

Total population

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OUM practices a blended learning methodology:

  • Face-to face-learning: Tutorials are conducted where students have the opportunity to physically meet their tutors and discuss the learning and assignments.
  • e-Learning: Students are required to participate in an online forum using a learning management system and discuss among each other.
  • Self-managed learning module: Students do not have to attend tutorials and classes in a traditional setting but they still need to come for their tests.
  • m-Learning: The learning materials are designed in downloadable formats that can be accessed using a desktop or laptop computer. Students then opt to transfer these contents into a handphone to view them. One needs a handphone equipped with the necessary features.


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