Open University Malaysia


Open University Malaysia is a private university owned by Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn. Bhd. (METEOR) a consortium of 11 public universities in Malaysia. The main campus is situated at Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur and there are 61 learning centres throughout the country.

OUM consists of five faculties, specialising in Applied Social Sciences, Business & Management, Education & Languages, Information Technology & Multimedia Communication and Science & Technology. Besides the five faculties, OUM has a School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences to correspond with the growing needs of the medical industry.

OUM offers a non-restrictive entry for their programmes. Students who wish to enroll but do not meet the minimum entry requirements are given the option of Flexible Entry if they have relevant prior learning experience. OUM enables working adults to further their study as they offer flexible courses to help students manage their work and life besides studying.

Institution Type

Private Institution

Contact Address

Open University Malaysia

Jalan Tun Ismail

50480 Kuala Lumpur



(+603) 2773 2002

(+603) 2697 8852

Latest News on Open University Malaysia

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    Open University Malaysia's ventures

    Open University Malaysia (OUM) has always transcended its own performance, and has constantly set the bar higher and higher in distance education. Now, OUM has set its sights on offering access to education globally, by opening overseas learning centres, offering education in different countries. One of the first ventures

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    Giving Teachers, Nation A Boost

    AN HONOR: The Malaysian government has been making great efforts in up skilling teachers in the country. Open University Malaysia (OUM) has been part of these efforts for ten years now. “To us, it’s an honour to assist the Ministry of education in their drive to enhance the qualification

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    MOOC, an Already Existing Concept for Postgraduate in Malaysia?

    There are three institutions that offer an Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode which incorporates the same concept as MOOCs. These institutions are Open University Malaysia and Asia e University which are based at Kuala Lumpur, and Wawasan Open University in Penang.

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    Current, relevant programmes catering to the workplace

    Not one to rest on its laurels, despite being lauded as the country‘s most successful ODL university, Open University Malaysia (OUM) is constantly trying to up the ante when it comes to their programmes. One of their stalwarts, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) offered under the Faculty of

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    An exchange of culture at OUM

    The programme aims to promote intercultural education and the use of the English language among Japanese participants. Four individuals share their experience on the programme.