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INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Making an application to a university can be a daunting process. In order to help you get started, we have pulled together all the relevant application, admission and enrolment information in this page. As a prospective student, you are advised to go through the details of this page to familiarise yourself with the University’s admissions policy and procedures as well as your eligibility before making an application.

Our team in the Admissions Office are your contact persons who can provide guidance and support on application, admissions and enrollment into one of IMU’s pre-university, undergraduate or postgraduate programme, subject to the University’s stringent requirements and processes.

Commencement into IMU Programmes

Pre-University Programme Commencement
Foundation in Science March / June / September
Undergraduate Programmes Commencement
Chiropractic February / September
Dentistry February
Medicine February / September
Chinese Medicine, Psychology February / September
Pharmaceutical Chemistry February / April / July / September
Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, Dietetics with Nutrition, Medical Biotechnology, Nutrition  July / September
Nursing September
Postgraduate Programmes Commencement
Health Professions Education (PG Certificate / PG Diploma / Master) March
Endodontics (PGDEndo) April
Prosthodontics (PGDPros) June
Diabetes Management & Education (PG Dip) March / July
Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MSc),
Business Administration in Healthcare Management (Master),
Molecular Medicine (MSc),
Pharmacy Practice (Master),
Public Health (MSc)
March / September
Acupuncture (MSc) September
Implant Dentistry (Postgraduate Diploma) October
Medical and Health Sciences (MSc),
Medical and Health Sciences (PhD)
Throughout the year

Student Admissions Policy and Procedures

Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the University’s Student Admissions Policy before making an application. This policy and the supporting procedures are as per below:

Credit Transfer Policy

Application Procedures

For admission into the University, applicants are required to submit an online application. Please ensure that the minimum entry requirements are met before an application is submitted. Admission into the IMU is competitive and therefore, no applicant is guaranteed a seat.

Checking Your Eligibility

Please ensure that you have read and understood the details about the programme as well as your eligibility before you apply.

If you still have any enquiry on our programmes, you may reach out to us:

Online Application

Applications can be made at any time, however it is advantageous for you to apply early due to high demand for these programmes or if you need to meet scholarship deadlines.

Once you have decided on an IMU programme of your choice, you will need to go through a few steps before you can enrol into the programme. There are 6 steps to complete in the online application. It will take you less than 20 minutes if your documents are well-prepared.

  • If you are a new applicant, please register for an application account as a new user.
    • Ensure that you have an active email address to be registered as a user account.
    • Avoid using any email address that will be invalid after a year.
  • If you have previously registered for an account, please sign in with your registered email address and password to complete your application.

Preparing Your Documents

As part of the process to complete your online application, you will need to prepare the relevant documents as proof of eligibility into a programme. Please ensure that these relevant documents are available in softcopy and ready to be uploaded.

 

Pre-University

  • NRIC (Malaysian student) – front & back
  • Passport (International student) – full passport pages with info page
  • High School result (SPM / IGSE or Year 10 equivalent)

 

Undergraduate

  • NRIC (Malaysian student) – front & back
  • Passport (International student) – full passport pages with info page
  • High School result (SPM / IGSE or Year 10 equivalent)
  • Pre-University result (STPM / A Level or Year 12 equivalent)
  • Diploma or Degree (if applicable)

 

Postgraduate

  • NRIC (Malaysian student) – front & back
  • Passport (International student) – full passport pages with info page
  • Undergraduate degree result

Application Fees

In order to complete your application, you will need to pay an application fee upon submission of the application. These fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.

To make a payment for application fees, you can click here to find out more.

Interview

For the medicine and dentistry programmes, in addition to the academic qualifications, IMU requires all candidates to attend an oral interview, which is designed to provide us with further insight about the candidates, before a final decision of the selection is made.

Interviewers will be looking for evidence that you meet our various qualitative admission criteria. These include your interests and enthusiasm in the profession you have chosen, your motivation, communication skills and other traits related to the profession.

While knowledge of medicine or dentistry will not be assessed during the interview, the interview panel will attempt to gauge your interest in current issues, your stand on “controversial” issues as well as how do you respond in difficult situations.

You are required to bring all your original documents and certificates and dress formally to register at the Admissions Department at least an hour before the scheduled interview time.

IMPORTANT: FOR MEDICINE & DENTISTRY, SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION, PAYMENT OF THE ADMISSION PROCESSING FEE OR ATTENDING AN INTERVIEW DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE AT THE IMU.

FAQs

I have applied, and I want to check my application status, who should I refer to?

Get in touch with Admissions at admissions@imu.edu.my

Or contact them at +603-27277566

Can I use my forecast results to apply?

Forecast results are accepted when the official result is yet to be released during your application. Your eligibility will be assessed after the submission of our application.

The submission of actual results is mandatory upon enrolment, therefore ensure that you submit the necessary results to ensure that you are enrolled into your programme of study.

I have forgotten my password or email after applying, what should I do?

Click the “Forget Email or Password?” link on the online application page.

Key-in any of the required particulars to search for the email used to create your account. Once verified, an email will be sent to retrieve your account and reset your password.

I am having difficulty in completing the online application, who can I contact?

Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my or contact us at +603-2727 7566 for assistance.

There’s an error in my personal/ education details after completing my online application, what should I do?

Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my to notify us of the error and we will advise you on what needs to be done to rectify it.

The programme I applied for is not what I wanted; can I change it in my online application account?

Please contact us at +603-2727 7566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance.

What is the difference between the IMU-MBBS and Partner Medical School (PMS) programme?

The IMU-MBBS is a local five-year MBBS degree programme awarded by IMU, whereas the PMS programme is 2.5 years in IMU and 3 years at our Partner Universities. Graduates under the PMS programme will be awarded with the Partner University’s degree. Please visit our website for further details on the PMS pathway.

What is the difference between the Partner Medical School Undergraduate (PMS-UG) and Graduate (PMS-G) programme?

The Partner Medical School (Graduate) is a 3-year programme, where students undergo the IMU Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons) to be eligible to transfer to the Partner University to complete their medical degree. Please visit our website for further details on the PMS pathway.

What is the difference between the IMU-BDS and Partner Dental School (PDS) programme?

The IMU-BDS is a local five-year BDS degree programme awarded by IMU, whereas the PDS programme is 2.5 years in IMU and 3 years at our Partner Universities. Graduate under the PDS programme will be awarded with the Partner University’s degree.

I am non-Malaysian, applying for the IMU-MBBS / IMU-BDS (i.e.5 years local programme). Can I seek internship in Malaysia after graduation?

You are required to seek internship in your home country upon graduation as the Malaysian immigration policies do not allow non-citizens to seek internship under the public sector in the field of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

I do not have Bahasa Melayu (BM) at SPM level when applying into Medicine, Dental or Pharmacy programme. When do I need to attain this to be eligible for housemanship under the (government) public sector?

According to the Public Services Commissioner of Malaysia (SPA), Malaysian graduates who are seeking employment in public sector must attain at least a credit in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level. Therefore, students are encouraged to attain this qualification before graduating from their programme of study.

(Ref: https://www.spa.gov.my/spa/laman-utama/gaji-syarat-lantikan-deskripsi-tugas, dd 16/10/2021)

Can I use my IGCSE Malay to replace the SPM Bahasa Melayu to meet SPA’s employment requirements in the public sector?

The IGCSE Malay qualification is not equivalent to the SPM Bahasa Melayu qualification for SPA’s employment requirements.

(Ref: https://www.spa.gov.my/spa/laman-utama/gaji-syarat-lantikan-deskripsi-tugas, dd 16/10/2021)

Can I use the MQA’s Bahasa Kebangsaan A paper to replace the SPM Bahasa Melayu to meet SPA’s employment requirements in the public sector?

The MQA’s Bahasa Kebangsaan A paper undertaken during your undergraduate degree is not equivalent to the SPM Bahasa Melayu qualification for SPA’s employment requirements.

(Ref: https://www.spa.gov.my/spa/laman-utama/gaji-syarat-lantikan-deskripsi-tugas, dd 16/10/2021)

Accepting Your Offer

Offer Letter

Admissions into IMU is competitive, therefore no applicant is guaranteed a seat.

Once your application has been approved, an offer letter will be issued to you via email which will also contain the Registration Package, Fee Payment Policy and other related documents pertaining to the acceptance of your offer.

You would need to ensure that the particulars in your offer letter are stated correctly such as the programme and intake offered, the intake date as well as the type of offer granted.

Selections Process

Applications who meet the minimum requirements will go through the selections process prior to approval.

The duration of selections process varies from programme to programme as the criteria for each programme differs. You may also be required to undergo certain assessment or called for an interview upon request for further evaluation during the selections period.

An offer will be issued for successful applications.

Types of Offer

In the offer letter, successful applicants will be able to find details on the type of offer given.

  • Confirmed Offer
    • Also known as unconditional offer when you fulfill the Academic and English requirements of the programme of study
  • Conditional Offer
    • This offer will be issued if you submitted a forecast result and/or have yet to fulfil the English proficiency requirements
    • You will be required to submit your actual result once it is released to meet the requirements as stated in the offer letter

Confirming Your Offer

As the number of places are subject to availability, it is best to secure your seat by accepting the offer by the deadline stated in your offer.

To confirm your offer, you need to:

  • Read and understand the contents, terms and conditions of the Offer Letter, Registration Package and Fee Payment Policy carefully
  • Compile the following documents for submission:
    • Acceptance of Offer
    • Registration Package
    • Fee Payment Policy
    • Actual Academic Transcripts
    • Certificate or Letter of Completion
    • English Proficiency Result Transcript
    • Blood Screening Report
    • Immunization Card or Letter for Hepatitis B vaccination
    • Parental Consent Form for Student Counselling (for 18 years and below)
    • Other related documents
  • Make payment for Semester 1 fees or minimum payment (as stated in your invoice) by the deadline stated in your offer.

 

Submission of documents can be done via:

  • Hard copy submission
    • By post or courier to Admissions Office, IMU Bukit Jalil campus
    • Dropbox – located in front of the Admissions Office (entrance into IMU)
    • In-person at Admissions Office – please click here to book an appointment
  • Online submission
    • For softcopy submission, you are required to compile the hardcopy documents and submit before Enrolment Day

Payment of Fees

Your offer of a place will be secured with the payment of Semester 1 fees. The amount payable is stated in the invoice sent to you with the offer letter.

If your offer has lapsed after the payment deadline, the seat will be automatically withdrawn and will be subject to availability if you wish to re-activate your offer.

Kindly click on this payment information link to find out more on our payment methods. If you make an online payment, a receipt will be sent via email to you.

Visa Application for International Student

An email will be sent to you by the Visa Unit on the documentations required for your student visa application. Please liaise with them at visa@imu.edu.my on matters pertaining to your visa application.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships and financial assistance are available to all students.

  • EPF Withdrawal for Payment of Semester 1 Fees
    • Admissions Office can assist in the preparation of the EPF letter before your enrolment.
    • Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my with your full name, student ID number and indicate your request for the letter.
  • PTPTN Loan Application from Semester 1 Onwards
    • The Financial Aid Unit, Student Services Hub will guide you on your loan application prior to your enrolment.
    • You may reach them at +603-2731 7706 or email to sshub_finaid@imu.edu.my for assistance on your PTPTN loan application.
  • Scholarship & Bursary

Accommodation

Upon receiving your offer, you may be considering accommodation during your studies in IMU. Please contact the Hostel Unit, Student Services Hub at +603-2731 7707 or email to sshub_hostel@imu.edu.my to assist you in your accommodation arrangements.

FAQs

There’s an error on my personal details in the offer letter. Whom should I contact to amend this?

Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my to notify us of the error.

The programme of study stated in the offer letter is not the programme I applied for. Whom can I contact to change it?

Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my to notify us.

I would like to request for an invoice before I settle the fees. How can I do that?

Please email to findept@imu.edu.my to request for an invoice.

The deadline in my offer letter has lapsed and I still want to take-up the offer; what should I do?

You can re-activate your offer by re-applying. However, do bear in mind that seats may be subject to availability. Please contact us at +603-2727 7566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my if you need further clarification on your offer status.

What will happen if I do not take up the offer after the deadline?

If your offer has lapsed after the deadline, your seat will be offered to other eligible applicants. You may reactivate the offer by re-applying, however seats will be subject to availability.

Please contact us at +603-2727 7566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my if you need further clarification on your offer status.

The deadline to confirm my offer is coming up, but I need more time to settle the payment. Can I request for a payment extension?

Request for an extension of payment period will be subject to approval from the Admissions Office. Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my on your request.

I receive a conditional offer and my result is released after the offer deadline. Can I wait until I have received my result and then pay the fees to confirm my seat?

In order to secure your seat, you are required to settle the fee before the deadline given.
If your offer has lapsed after the deadline, you are required to re-apply to reactivate the offer, however seats will be subject to availability.

I am unable to submit some of the documents by the deadline stated in the offer letter, can I do it later?

Please submit the Acceptance of Offer, Registration Package, Fee Payment Policy and proof of payment, if you wish to secure your seat by the offer deadline. As for the remaining documents, you are required to complete and submit them to us before the Enrolment Day.

Referring to page 8 of the Registration Package, do I need to undergo the screening or tests and immunisation as stated in this page?

No, you are only required to indicate the history of the tests and immunisation that you have undergone from birth until present.

You may attach a copy from your immunisation records – from birth until present (if available) with this when you submit your Registration Package.

Referring to page 8 of the Registration Package, is it compulsory to fill-up the details in the Immunisation Records?

Even though this section is optional, you are encouraged to complete this section. You may attach a copy on proof of your immunisation history for this page.

For international students, you are required to declare your vaccination history, as you will be required to show proof of these vaccinations when you enrol.

I have submitted my results during the application, do I have to resubmit them when I accept the offer?

You will be required to submit the official result/transcript if you have applied using your predicted /forecast result before the intake commences.

When do I need to undergo blood screening / blood test?

The blood screening / blood test is required after you receive your offer. You may submit the report when you confirm your offer or before the Enrolment Day.

Recently, I received the offer but have not to settle the fee to secure the seat yet. Due to some personal reasons, I decided change to other programme options. What should I do?

You will be allowed to transfer programme or intake, but places may be subject to availability.
However, we will only waive your application fees for the 1st transfer. Applicant will incur application fees for any subsequent request for a transfer of programme or intake.

Please contact us at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance.

Can I change my offered programme option to another? I have settled the fees to secure the seat for my offered programme of study, so are the fees transferable?

You will be allowed to transfer programme or intake, but it will be subject to your eligibility and availability of places.

In accordance to the Fee Payment Policy, the fees paid is transferable to the new programme of study.

Please contact us at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance on your request.

Can I defer my current intake to the next intake, if it is within the same year? I have settled the fees to secure the seat for my offered programme of study, so are the fees transferable?

Request for deferment will be allowed if it is less than 1 year.

In accordance to the Fee Payment Policy, the fees paid is transferable to the new intake.

Please contact us at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance.

Can I defer my current intake to the following year, that is exceeding one year? I have settled the fees to secure the seat for my offered programme of study, so are the fees transferable?

Request for deferment exceeding 1 year is not allowed.

You will be required to withdraw from your offered programme of study and reapply when you are ready. The fees paid will be refunded in accordance to the Fee Payment Policy.

Please contact us at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance.

I decided to withdraw (before the intake begins) but I have paid the fees for my offered programme of study. Are the fees paid refundable?

Kindly refer to the refunds policy in the Fee Payment Policy on your refund. Please contact Admissions Office at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further assistance.

My results did not meet the requirements as stated in the conditional offer letter. What should I do?

You will not be able to enroll into the programme of study offered to you. Please contact Admissions Office at +603 27277566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further advice.

Enrolment Day

Your Journey Begins

The Enrolment Day is when you begin the first day of your university journey in IMU.

As some may find this experience exciting or overwhelming, you are advised to be prepared ahead of time so that you will enjoy a smooth orientation and are ready to embark in your studies.

Orientation Week

On the Enrolment Day, you are required to attend all the briefing sessions related to your programme as your orientation activities and briefings.

Preparations before Enrolment Day

You are to ensure that you have completed the following prior to the Enrolment Day:

  • Conditions of your offer letter
    • Applicable for students holding conditional offer
    • Enrolment is only allowed after you have fulfilled the conditions in your offer letter
  • Payment of Semester 1 fees for enrolment
    • Enrolment is only allowed after payment of Semester 1 fees is received
  • Submission of documents
    • Download the checklist to keep track of the documents submitted
    • You will receive an update nearer to the Enrolment Day on any outstanding documents for submission
  • IMU Student email address
    • Only when the conditions of the offer are met and fees paid, you will then be matriculated
    • Once matriculated, a notification confirming your registration and details of your IMU student email address will be sent via email to you
  • Access to IMU Student Portal
    • To access the Student Portal, please activate your IMU Student Login ID
    • Please use your IMU student email address for this activation
    • Once your IMU Student Login ID is activated, you will also have access to your student email account, e-Learn portal, Microsoft Teams and all related systems
    • Visit Student On-Boarding site to get yourself orientated
    • Please email to helpdesk@imu.edu.my if you have issues activating your Student Login ID

FAQs

I am unable to turn up on the week of the Enrolment Day to attend the event and orientation programme. What do I do?

There is a timeline set for students to register after Enrolment Day, therefore you need to ensure that you are registered before the closing date. Please email to admissions@imu.edu.my for assistance and notify us on your absence.

Can I enrol into the programme if I have not submitted my final result?

Technically, you have not met the requirements of your offer, hence you will not be allowed to enrol until the result is submitted. Kindly ensure the result is submitted before the registration closing date. Please contact Admissions Office at +603-2727 7566 or email to admissions@imu.edu.my for further advice.

What are the hardcopy documents needed to be certified or notarised for submission before Enrolment Day?

Please refer to the instructions in the checklist of your offer letter email.

What is the format required to submit the passport-sized photo for student ID card?

Please refer to the instructions in the checklist of your offer letter email.

At which stage are the results, transcript and certificates considered valid and accepted for enrolment?

Upon receiving your conditional offer, you are required to submit your actual and official result/ transcripts. Please refer to your offer letter on the conditions to fulfil for your enrolment purposes.

For international students, please notify the Admissions on the submission of your actual and official result/ transcripts for enrolment and student visa application purposes.

What are the documents that are required to be certified? Should the blood test report be certified too?

Please refer to the instructions in the checklist of your offer letter email.

How do I access my e-Learning portal?

You have to be enrolled before you can access to the e-learn portal. You are required to have the access to your student email first.

After enrolment day, can I switch from local track to Partner University track?

For the PMS and PDS, appeal for the switch option after enrolment will take place during the 3rd year of your studies.

When will the PMS matching process takes place?

Please visit our website for further details on the PMS matching process.