International Islamic University Malaysia

WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES (CFS)

Centre for Foundation Studies (formerly known as Matriculation Centre) is a specially designed centre to accommodate and prepare students for entrance to degree programmes offered at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

This Centre for Foundation Studies was established in July 1985. Since then, it has undergone a lot of developments in order to meet philosophy aspirations, vision and mission of IIUM that emphasise on four aspects of Integration, Islamisation, International exposure and Comprehensive Excellence or shortly described as “Triple ICE” or “IIICE” meaning “Integration”, “Islamisation”, “Internationalisation” and “Comprehensive Excellence”. In its implementation, the centre emphasises Islamic-based education where students are exposed to Islamic values and ways to enhance their understanding of Islam in theory and practice in the era of globalisation.

With approximately 8000 students every semester, Centre for Foundation Studies is becoming a highly sought after place especially for SPM holders seeking to pursue their studies at institutions of higher learning.  Given this scenario, the centre plays a significant role in recruiting “the cream of the crop” from among the best candidates at every enrolment in order for IIUM to perform as a centre of excellence in the field of education.

Gombak Campus

Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL)

The Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws was previously known as the ‘Kulliyyah of Laws’. It was one of the two Kulliyyahs formed at the inception of the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1983.

The Kulliyyah started with 3 teaching staff and the first batch of undergraduate students of 59. The first programme offered was Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)(Honours). In 1986, the Kulliyyah started its Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Ph.D programmes. In 1989, the double degree programme LL.B (Shari’ah)(Honours) was launched.

In 2000, the Kulliyyah was proclaimed as Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), in honour of the late Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Ahmad bin Mohamed Ibrahim, the founding father of the Kulliyyah.

AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (AHAS KIRKHS)

The AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences was established in 1990. It is now the largest faculty in the University, with over 6,000 students and some 215 full-time academic staff. Its formation represents a drive to integrate Human Sciences and Revealed Knowledge disciplines.

Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS)

The Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS) was one of the first two faculties established when the International Islamic University Malaysia began operations in 1983. There are currently four academic departments within the Kulliyyah:

 Department of Economics,
 Department of Business Administration,
 Department of Accounting,
 Department of Finance.

Our vision is to be a leading faculty of international excellence in teaching, research and consulting services integrating conventional economics, accounting, business and finance including Islamic banking and finance-related areas imbued with values and morality based on revealed sources of knowledge.

Kulliyyah of Engineering (KOE)

With the vision to be a “A Global Centre of Innovative Engineering Education and Research with Values and Professional Ethics”, the Kulliyyah of Engineering provides quality engineering education in fundamental and specialized fields, as well as providing our students with a broad base in management, ethics, and humanities so that they graduate prepared to serve the emerging needs of our society.

The Kulliyyah offers an integrated and comprehensive education while incorporating the Islamic concept of tawhid, teaching students to unify the spiritual and physical aspects of life into a harmonious continuity. Besides being professionally qualified and competent, our graduates will acquire spiritual, intellectual, moral and ethical characteristics, and develop a harmonious relationship with Allah (the creator), their fellow human beings and their natural environment.

Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED)

The Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) was established on the 1st June 1996 to fulfill the need for professional in the built environment. The Kulliyyah offers unique programs geared towards integrating Islamic values and the tawhidic educational approach in the built environment profession.

KAED aims at pioneering the integration of the Islamic World View into both teaching and training of emerging professionals within the built environment professions by applying the tawhidic educational approach. This will not only produce graduates who will fulfill the general requirements of the built environment industry, but who will also become competent in Research and Development (R & D) activities.

Kulliyyah of Education (KOED)

The Kulliyyah of Education (KOED) is one of Malaysia’s top education schools, delivering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as Islamic Education, Quranic Education, Arabic Language, English Language, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration, Educational Management, Counseling, Moral Education and Instructional Technology. KOED strives for educational excellence by bridging the gap between educational theory and practice, and to inspire its students to develop lifelong learning skills and practical knowledge that will significantly enhance their future career and quality of life. Many of its graduates have gone on to occupy a wide range of leading roles.

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT)

The Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT) was established in November 2001. From that moment, KICT has made necessary moves to realize its vision, which is to produce knowledge workers equipped with ICT skills and knowledge (‘Ilm) and the Consciousness of God (Taqwa).

This Kulliyyah is the combination of the Department of Information Systems (DIS), Department of Computer Sciences (DCS), and Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS). All programmes in the Kulliyyah are designed for integration of Islamic knowledge and ICT.

The Kulliyyah has the mission to promote collaboration with other universities and industries, both nationally and internationally, in teaching, learning, research, and consultancy, to establish a center of excellence for each department in KICT, and to advance research and development in creating a value-based information system.

KICT also aspires to initiate and develop more rigorous programmes in the area of information and communication technology. It places a great emphasis on providing excellent programmes and teaching resources in order to enhance the quality of learning and research. It is expected that students will find a unique set of opportunities available to study for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Kuantan Campus

Kulliyyah of Medicine (KOM)

With the first intake of students in 1997, the Kulliyyah of Medicine has for 25 years been producing highly motivated and accomplished doctors practicing holistic medicine that enables them to lead the medical profession and to influence the medical practice all over the world. It also incorporates Tawheed (The Oneness of Allah SWT) in the delivery of knowledge by following the University philosophy on Islamisation of Human Knowledge, Integration and Internationalization to achieve Comprehensive Excellence (IIICE). This has enabled our graduates to continue on to become Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical Specialists, Health Directors, Hospital Directors, Professors and many other well renowned posts in the Ministry of Health Malaysia, University Hospitals and other International Organizations and Centers, leading the future of medicine in Malaysia and the world.

Kulliyyah of Nursing (KON)

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a programme conducted by this Kulliyyah. This is a new degree programme both to the university as well as to the country. However, the nursing degree programme has long been established in many parts of the world.

The uniqueness of the Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM programme is the integration of Islamic input in its curriculum. In addition to the Islamic input, this programme will be emphasizing the Malaysian local need in the local context of our society.

Traditionally, nursing programmes in Malaysia have been conducted by the Ministry of Health at the Diploma level. Only recently have the public universities in Malaysia begun to offer nursing programmes at the degree level. Currently, University Malaya (UM), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University Sains Malaysia (USM), University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) are offering the degree programmes of nursing.

We are one of the latest public universities approved by the government to conduct the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme. We are also the only university where nursing is given full ‘faculty’ status.

Kulliyyah of Dentistry (KOD)

The Kulliyyah of Dentistry was approved in 2006 

Kulliyyah of Pharmacy (KOP)

The Kulliyyah of Pharmacy at International Islamic University Malaysia is a part of the aspirations of the long term development of the Indera Mahkota Campus, IIUM, Kuantan. Established on 1st August 2000, the Kulliyyah offers a comprehensive range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


It is situated at the Bandar Indera Mahkota of the city of Kuantan with all Pahang state government offices and social amenities. The Kulliyyah is recognised for the excellence in teaching and research, and attracts both high-quality staff and well-qualified students.

There are about 460 undergraduate students, 72 postgraduate students, 85 academic staff and 30 non-academic staff, who form a close-knit, friendly kulliyyah environment. We have a personal mentor-mentee system whereby each student has a member of academic staff to whom they can go to seek advice and guidance on any problem, including academic and career development. Staff and students come from a large number of different countries, cultures and backgrounds, providing a rich and stimulating diverse environment.

Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences (KAHS)

The field of medicine has given rise to the concept of health which encompasses all aspects of social sciences, behavioral sciences and environmental sciences with emphasis on the disease and the patient. This form of health concept concentrates not only on those suffering from the diseases or ailments but also on those who are healthy.

Based on this advancement, IIUM has developed a new strategy in the teaching of the Health Sciences namely in programmes of Audiology and Speech –Language Pathology, Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, Nutrition Sciences, Optometry and Visual Sciences, and Physical Rehabilitation Sciences.

The aim of establishing a new faculty by the name of the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences in the year of 2003 was with the aim of raising the standards of health sciences and also as a contribution to the national manpower or human resource in these fields. IIUM has a campus in Kuantan that houses medical and science-based faculties situated in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. Currently, the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences is sited in the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences Building of the Kuantan Campus.

In order to equip the students with both academic and soft skills, of course there are also student societies and Allied Health Science Student Society (HEALS) is the society under this kulliyyah. The students have been organizing lots of programmes every year for themselves and, internal and external communities to enhance their skills as well as filling up their leisure times.

Kulliyyah of Science (KOS)

he faculty is committed to produce graduates with deep theoretical knowledge in science and highly developed practical skills, whom employers would be eager to recruit by combining quality teaching with high impact research. Our curriculum employs a range of teaching methods that are not only ensure efficient and effective teaching and learning, but also foster a capacity for independent learning.

Pagoh Campus

Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM)

In 1991, the Education Planning Committee (Jawatankuasa Perancangan Pendidikan) of the Ministry of Education approved a proposal for the establishment of a Kulliyyah of Languages, leaving the university to decide on the course and content of the formation of the new Kulliyyah.

The Kulliyyah started with 4 departments, English, Arabic, Malay and Tourism & Hospitality Management. The first intake of pre-university students registered on 12 June 2012. The programmes started with Arabic and English for International Communication. The University is already offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English and Arabic Linguistics and Literary Studies. Apart from that it is also offering Modern Arabic, English, Malay, Japanese, French and Mandarin proficiency courses. This means that the university is ready to embark on offering degree programmes related to these languages.

Each programme is delivered using the latest techniques and technologies in teaching and learning and is facilitated by a team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated Malaysian and international team of experts comprising professors, lecturers and supporting administrative and technical staff. Both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be viewed by policy makers and others as the barometer of a country’s economy. Consequently, our programmes are continuously complex and therefore respond readily and immediately to global changes in order to remain relevant and efficient.

KLM endeavors to provide you with exciting challenges and fulfilling journey towards building a successful career. Students graduating from the course can expect to be well prepared for any career either in journalism, international relations, corporate training, consultancy or field of teaching and research in postgraduate study.

We are pleased to announce that Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM) has moved to its own kulliyyah building at Pagoh Education Hub, Johor Darul Takzim since August 2017.

International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM)

Welcome to International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur. ISTAC is dedicated to engage in advanced level study and research about Islamic thought and civilization at the national and global levels with the goal to nurture comparative, cultural, and civilizational studies that is dedicated to the renewal of Islam and human civilization.

International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)

The International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART) was established at the International Islamic University Malaysia by IIUM Senate (March 2011) and IIUM Majlis (April 2011) and received approval from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in August 2011. INHART is a centre of excellence at the university level and strives to be a renowned entity at the national level and the international arena in the near future. INHART history begins with the establishment of a special centre dedicated to halal industry - “IIUM Halal Industry Research Centre (HIRCen)” in July 2006. Prior to the birth of this centre, there were already pockets of activities related to the halal and halal industry by academic staff from various Kulliyyahs. But with HIRCen, halal-related activities at IIUM become more focused and better coordinated with the Research Management Centre becoming the monitoring body.

IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF)

IIiBF's students are given thorough groundings in both theoretical and applied research on Islamic banking and finance with industry exposure so as to develop their creative skills in devising new and comprehensive Islamic financial instruments and products for the public and the industry at large.

International Institute for Muslim Unity (IIMU)

The idea of the establishment of 11MU was first mooted by YB. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Sanusi Junid, the former Honourable President of IIUM. The then right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YB. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad endorsed the idea and recommended that the institute be called the International Institute for Muslim Unity. Unity is one of the key factors for the success and development of nations. Islam serves as a catalyst to the unification and development Of the Muslim peoples to provide leadership and moral direction for humanity. History has proven that religious and civilisation developments are only made possible through unity. The revival of the leading role of the Muslim Ummah depends. to a great extent. on its ability to fuse all its vast resources; be it economic. political. intellectual and religious. Therefore, Muslim academicians, professionals and politicians play a significant role in propelling the strength of unity among Muslims. Towards this end, the International Institute for Muslim Unity (IIMU) was established in 2001. It is a non-partisan institute which aims at fostering and enhancing the UNITY of the Muslim Ummah through a variety of activities such as workshops, forums, conferences, publications, studies and dialogue

Institute of Oceanography & Maritime Studies (INOCEM)

INOCEM was established in 2003 with the objective to support and promote high quality research, training and outreach in oceanography, marine and maritime studies and related management programs through postgraduate education, education, research and effective programs that address marine issues in Malaysia. INOCEM is expected to become a center of excellence in IIUM specializing in research, development and commercialization of ocean and coastal resources with particularly emphasis in marine biotechnology and oceanography.

IIUM Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies (IIUM Academy) was originally named IIUM Centre for Strategic Continuing Education and Training (IIUM CRESCENT) and was established on 25th Feb 2015. The centre was renamed on 1st January 2018.

The Academy primarily offers specialized postgraduate programmes catering for executives and working adults who want to advance their knowledge and qualifications through flexible arrangements that allow them to combine working and learning commitments. In addition, the Academy also handles selected pre-university foundation programmes, professional certification, professional development training and public courses for lifelong learning.

The programmes offered at the IIUM ACADEMY are engaging, informative and progressive. They stimulate the desire to learn more and participate in meeting the changing needs at both the national and global levels.

Contact Us:
IIUM Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies (IIUM Academy)
International Islamic University Malaysia
Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 6421 5000 | WhatsApp: +6011 6353 3055

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