The International Medical University offers scholarships for its pre-universityundergraduate programmes and postgraduate programmes. Malaysian students who demonstrate academic excellence will be invited to apply through their offer letter. Awarded annually, the scholarships are in the form of tuition fee waiver.

Foundation in Science Scholarship & Bursary

Who is eligible

Malaysian and international students are eligible to apply. Minimum O-Level / SPM grades required are listed below.


How to Apply

Scholarship applications can only be made after applying for the FiS programme. Eligible candidates will be invited via email to apply for a scholarship.

Required documents for submission are:

  • SPM or O-Level results;
  • Laporan Ko-Kurikulum with GPA score or grade (applicable only to Malaysians);
  • A personal statement with at least 100 words.

These documents must be submitted to Admissions Department 7 working days after the closing dates (1 week after the commencement date). If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, the scholarship value will be deducted from Semester 2 fees.


Scholarships Available (Applicable for 2019 intakes only)

Please refer below for scholarship eligibility:

Scholarship Amount SPM / O-Levels Required
RM12,150 * 8 A+/A and above
RM5,000 ** 7 A+/A or 8 A+/A/A-
RM4,000 ** 6 A+/A or 7 A+/A/A-
RM2,000 ** 5 A+/A or 6 A+/A/A-

Candidates are required to achieve A+/A in English and 3 out of this 4 subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry).

* The scholarship value will be deducted across 3 semesters.
** The scholarship value will be deducted from Semester 2 only.



Scholarships are ONLY open to all local and international students who have completed either the SPM or O-Level qualification at the immediate preceding year before admission into IMU.

Example: If the student is applying for admission into 2019, he/she is only eligible to be considered for the scholarship if he/she has completed SPM or O-Level in 2018 and met the requirements for scholarships. There should not be no gap year between the completion of SPM or O-Level to the commencement of study in IMU.

Scholarship will only be awarded based on the actual SPM or O-Level results and not on forecast results.

Eligible candidates will be required to pay Semester 1 fees to register into the course and qualify for the scholarship.

Important: Scholarship is not automatically disbursed and is subject to approval from the Scholarship Selection Committee based on the candidates’ actual SPM or O-Level results and achievement in ECA. An interview is not required.

IMU Scholarship Committee may vary the selection requirements as and when it deems necessary.

50% Bursary

Progression Bursary

Applicable to all students enrolled in the Foundation in Science 2019 intake and successfully progressed into any of the undergraduate programmes in 2020/ 2021 intake at IMU.

  • Not applicable for credit transfer option programmes.
  • Bursary amount to 50% of the Foundation in Science payable tuition fee will be deducted during Undergraduate study.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The International Medical University (IMU) offers scholarship for most of IMU programmes. Scholarships will now be available for most IMU programmes. There will be two types of scholarships available:

  1.  Full Tuition Fee (100%) for full duration of programme
  2.  Partial Tuition Fee (50%) for full duration of programme

These scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating outstanding academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities.

Scholarship application will be strictly by invitation only upon receiving an offer letter for admission into the specific programme at IMU and submission of final result.

Scholarships are only applicable for the Malaysian applying for LOCAL option.

Scholarships Available

Programmes Intake Full Tuition Fee (100%) Partial Tuition Fee (50%) Application Closing Date
Medicine Feb icon_minus 11 Jan 2019
Aug 20 Jul 2019
Chiropractic Feb icon_minus 11 Jan 2019
Jul 14 Jun 2019
Chinese Medicine
Feb 11 Jan 2019
Sep 16 Aug 2019
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Feb 11 Jan 2019
Jul 14 Jun 2019
Sep 16 Aug 2019
Pharmacy Jul icon_minus 14 Jun 2019
Sep 16 Aug 2019
Biomedical Science
Medical Biotechnology
Dietetics with Nutrition
Jul 14 Jun 2019
Sep 16 Aug 2019
Nursing Sep 16 Aug 2019


Pre-U Grades Required for Scholarship Eligibility

Pre-U Qualification A-LEVELS CPU STPM MOE Matrikulasi IB UEC Australian Matriculation Approved FiS IMU FiS
Grades % cGPA cGPA Points Grades ATAR cGPA cGPA
AAA 95 – 100 3.90 – 4.00 4.00 40 – 45 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 98 – 100 4.00 4.00
Chiropractic AAA 95 – 100 3.70 – 4.00 3.90 – 4.00 40 – 45 A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 98 – 100 3.90 – 4.00 3.90 – 4.00
Chinese Medicine
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Biomedical Science
Medical Biotechnology
Dietetics with Nutrition
ABB 91 – 100 3.50 – 4.00 3.80 – 4.00 37 – 45 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 95 – 100 3.80 – 4.00 3.50 – 4.00


How to Apply

  1. Make an online application for the programme of your choice at
  2. Upon successful application and meeting the scholarship’s eligibility requirements, student will be invited to apply for the scholarship via email.
  3. If you have received a conditional offer, kindly submit your final results to Admissions Department before the closing date to be eligible for the scholarship.
  4. After the closing date, selected candidates will be called for an interview.


Scholarship Details

  1. Scholarships will be awarded with bonding subject to the programme awarded.
  2. All scholarships will only cover the tuition fees and no allowance for living expenses, books and study-related equipment.
  3. The amount will be disbursed on a semester to semester basis
  4. Students are required to maintain the required minimum cGPA of 3.50 per semester in order to continue with the scholarship. Failing which, the scholarship may be discontinued with immediate effect.
  5. Students who withdraw (academic and non-academic reasons) without completing the programme will be required to repay the amount that has been disbursed for the financial award given.
  6. Repeat modules will not be covered and continuation of the financial award will be on a case by case basis.
  7. IMU Scholarship Committee may vary the selection requirements as and when it deems necessary.

Postgraduate Bursaries

IMU Alumni Bursary

IMU graduates who intends to continue their studies to the postgraduate level will be eligible for a alumni bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees. This bursary is available for all self-funding students who meet the eligibility criteria.

25% Bursary

  • MSc in Public Health
  • MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MSc in Molecular Medicine
  • Master of Pharmacy Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
  • Master of Health Professions Education

15% Bursary

  • MSc in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research)
  • MBA in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education
  • MSc in Acupuncture
  • PhD in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research)


Special Bursary

A special bursary of RM5, 000 is available for all students joining the 2019 intake of the MSc in Molecular Medicine, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MSc in Public Health (for both conventional and ODL modes of study).

Bursaries for International Students

A bursary of RM 12,000 is available for all international students joining our postgraduate programmes in 2019.

Member Bursary

Members of MDES/ MEMS/MoH/chain pharmacies/hospital group who intends to continue their studies in Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education will be eligible for an alumni bursary of up to 20% of the tuition fees.

#Bursaries are granted at the University’s sole discretion and decisions are final.




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