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 Kuala Lumpur Campus at Persiaran Duta houses the International Institute of Islamic Civilisation and Malay World (ISTAC). The centre for Foundation Studies is located in Kuantan and Gambang, in the state of Pahang. The population of IIUM students is about 26,000 students (20,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates) coming from 117 countries. To date IIUM has 91,267 alumni.
The university was established on 20 May 1983 and founded under Companies Act of 1965 that enable to use of English and Arabic as a medium instruction. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degrees courses at its 14 faculties. Since 1987, IIUM has produced more than 70 000 graduates and undergraduates from more than 100 countries around the world but most of them were from Malaysia.
The achievement of this university is IIUM considered as one of the top 5 Islamic universities of the world has been recognized as ‘The Premier International Islamic Research University’ by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Have good management and ranking, IIUM is one of the best public universities in Malaysia.
Location of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM Location)
IIUM has several campuses, facilities, and institutions spread across several states of Malaysia, each with their own specialization. Its main campus is located in Gombak, Selangor with its Centre for Foundation Studies situated in Petaling Jaya and Gambang, Pahang and its medical-centric branch in Kuantan, Pahang. IIUM also has two city campuses in Kuala Lumpur and will be opening a new campus in Bandar Universiti Pagoh.
Accommodation at IIUM University
The student accommodation in IIUM is known as Mahallah, which is Arabic for ‘neighbourhood’. IIUM has 16 Mahallahs that accommodate about 14,000 students from various countries and cultures. Each Mahallah is led by a Principal and assisted by administrative staff and fellows. The types of rooms at the Mahallah of IIUM Gombak campus are listed in the following table.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is one of the top Public universities in Selangor, Malaysia. It is ranked #601-650 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.