Why study at OUM - Open University Malaysia

Established in 2002, Open University Malaysia (OUM) offers academic programmes that cater to industry demands. It now offers about 70 programmes for working adults who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge for career progression or transition, or who simply wish to fulfil an ambition of lifelong learning. All of OUM’s academic programmes are part-time and remote. The university provides students with comprehensive online resources and regular meetings with supervisors through its local and international learning centres.


  • 2006: Multimedia Super Corridor Asia Pacific ICT Awards - Best of Education and Training
  • E-Learning Recognition Award, Eszterhzy Kroly College, Hungary
  • Award for Excellence in Distance Education Materials Learning Skills for Open and Distance Learning
  • The Commonwealth of Learning, Technology Business Review Award for Excellence in Education Management Provision of Continuous Education


Institute type Private University
Intake Jan,May,Sep
Campus Location Kuala Lumpur
Total Courses 49 Course Offered
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Finding balance between work and study
Finding balance between work and study

Feb 15, 2019 Afterschool.my

Competition is high in the Malaysian job market and elsewhere in the region. Keeping ahead of your peers is important if you wish to achieve success in your career of choice. Gone are the days when you could easily differentiate yourself from the cro...   

Malaysian actress aims for PhD
Malaysian actress aims for PhD

Sep 17, 2015 Afterschool.my

The winner of Best Female Actress award at the 20th Festival Filem Malaysia recently graduated with Bachelor's degree in English Language Studies.Vanidah Imran, an actress and television host finished five years studying at the Open University Ma...   

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The International Medical University possesses more than 22 years of experience in the health care education and has a highly qualified lectuers that impart quality education through their extensive experience in the relevant field.

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3 out of 5 stars

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Anonymous User
Jul 25, 2018
Easy going place to learn well as the students are less

A good place to learn but the classes given were not enough for me. I prefer to have classes either everday or probably 4 times a week or so.

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Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia: +60327732121

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Why study in Open University Malaysia?

As the nation's premier open and distance learning institution, OUM offers an alternative pathway to quality higher education that allows learners to study without compromising their work or personal responsibilities.

What are the popular courses in Open University Malaysia?

OUM offers various flexible part-time study courses to further your studies in business and management, applied sciences and education, and social sciences fields.

Are scholarships available at Open University Malaysia?

As a university concerned about its learners’ welfare, Open University Malaysia (OUM) grants scholarships to its outstanding learners as well as those who need financial aid. Since its inception, OUM has provided financial assistance to a large number of learners as the bursary is made available not only as a means to encourage learners to perform academically, but also to support needy learners with low income.

When are the intakes at Open University Malaysia?

OUM opens intakes 3 times a year, which is in the month of January, May and, September. 

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