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International Islamic University of Malaysia

About

History

The founding of IIUM was first proposed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, during a visit to the United Arab Emirates in January 1982.

Research

Research Management Centre of the International Islamic University Malaysia was established by the University Senate in 1991. The main objective of its establishment was to promote and coordinate the research activities of the University

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
651 50
2018
701 -100
2017
601
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Services

Housing services

Since the early years of its establishment, IIUM has practiced 100% accommodation for its full time undergraduate students. For postgraduate students, accommodation is provided based on availability of rooms. Priority is given to the non-Malaysian students, especially students from the newest intake.

Currently, IIUM has 16 mahallahs that accommodate about 14,000 students from various countries and cultures. Each mahallah is lead by a Principal and assisted by administrative staff and fellows. The staff concentrates on the administrative and maintenance needs of the mahallah, while the fellows focus on students' matters and activities.

Library services

The University library system consists of five libraries at each of the University's five campuses: the Main Library at the Gombak campus, two Medical libraries in the Kuantan campus (Indera Mahkota and Jalan Hospital branches), the ISTAC Library at Damansara, the IIBF Library at Jalan Duta and the Centre for Foundation Studies (CENFOS) Library at Petaling Jaya and Nilai.

ICT services

IIUM is committed to providing continuous internet services to all its campuses and facilities by providing broadband and wifi access to all its students and staff members. IIUM is also continuously expanding its internet services and facilities to meet connectivity demands through its various upgrading projects.

Student Life

Campus life

IIUM has several campuses, facilities and institutions spread across several states of Malaysia, each with their own specialisations and purposes. These campuses are:

  • Gombak Campus
  • Kuantan Campus
  • Kuala Lumpur Campus
  • CFS

Sports facilities

IIUM 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. This is to realize the vision to produce students with holistic personalities, as well as promote an active and healthy lifestyle amongst the IIUM community.

Student Reviews

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AFIDRA YASINI rated 3 out of 5 stars
its interesting studying away from your country , culture . you are bound to make lots of friends,have totally different great life changing experience
Struggle for the best
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Everything was adventurous. Strong heart and need to struggle to truly achieve the objectives of studying here.
Scholars for the win
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
When I first joined my university, I came with hopes and dreams, unfortunately, those dreams were shattered since I couldn't work with a liberal ambiance in my university. I had to face a lot of hardships throughout my degree. Fortunately, my teachers were qualified and well educated and made me believe in myself. If I ever get a chance to talk about my subjects with the people of foreign count...