The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM are as follows:
A pass in the IIUM Matriculation Centre's final examination with a CGPA of not less than 2.0 and fulfillment of all other requirements for promotion to the first year of the undergraduate degree programme,
Three principal passes of 'C' grades in the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) examination,
Three principal passes in the GCE 'A' level examination,
Any other certificate that is recognised by the Senate as equivalent to one of the above
Depending on the programme of study, instruction at IIUM is carried in English or / and Arabic. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in programmes taught in English must obtain a score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 points in the administrated by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). If they do not have either of these qualifications, they may sit for IIUM - administered English Placement Test (EPT), in which they must obtain at least 6.0 points to fulfill the English language requirement.
Applicants interested in programmes taught in Arabic must obtain an exemption after sitting for the IIUM - administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the above tests may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.
If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the Board of Admissions.