International Islamic University Malaysia

International Islamic University Malaysia - IIUM

The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is the manifestation of one of the major aspirations of Muslim scholars in Malaysia to have an Islamic university in Malaysia to lead the Muslim ummah in all branches of knowledge. The plan to establish IIUM was revealed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 12 January 1982 after deliberating with the Education Minister, senior government officers and senior academics from local universities. The university was officially established on 20 May 1983 by the Government of Malaysia. The philosophy of IIUM was inspired by the outcomes of the 1977 First World Conference on Muslim Education in Makkah..

IIUM was founded under the Companies Act of 1965 that enabled it to use English and Arabic as the medium of instruction and enhance its global orientation. IIUM integrates Islamic values and world-view into its humanities, scientific and technical curricula, befitting its university slogan “The Garden of Virtue and Knowledge”. This is reflected in IIUM educational philosophy and its logo. IIUM aspires to restore the roles of Muslims in education and knowledge creation and acquisition and to contribute to the improvement of quality of life for all mankind.

To ensure delivery of quality tertiary education, IIUM employs accomplished scholars, and committed professionals. As of October 2016, there are 2000 administrative and about 1980 academic staff. More than 80% of the total academic staff are with doctoral qualifications. Many have had prior experience before joining the University. The University has 14 faculties, three institutes and one Centre for Strategic Continuing Education and Training.

IIUM is ranked in the top ten of the world’s best varsity debate teams. IIUM English varsity debaters have received many international accolades including becoming champions at the 2016 Asian British Parliamentary (ABP) Debating Championship in Jakarta and the Cambridge Intervarsity Debating Competition 2016. IIUM individual debaters have received the Asian Best Debater Award and Best Debater Award in Cambridge. The Malay Language Debating Team has also done well. It won the Environmental Debate Competition three years in a row. The IIUM Arabic debaters and orators team have received many recognitions in debate, public speaking, quranic memorization, recitation and tajwid at local and international competitions

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September Intake


Opening Date : 1st Week of January
Closing Date : 1st Week of April

Processing fee of USD 100, made payable by telegraphic transfer

Februry Intake


Opening Date : 1st October
Closing Date : 1st November

Processing fee of USD 100, made payable by telegraphic transfer

List Of Available Programmes

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1 Medicine & Healthcare download
2 Science download
3 Law download
4 Economics and Management Science download
5 Engineering download
6 Architecture & Environmental Design download
7 Information & Communication Technology download
8 Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science Programmes download
9 Education download
10 Islamic Banking and Finance download
11 Language download