International University of Malaya-Wales


Study in central Kuala Lumpur and be at the centre of all the action in vibrant Malaysia

We are delighted to advise you of our continuing student exchange agreement with the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

IUMW is a new vibrant city-centre based joint venture between the University of Wales and the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Just within easy walking distance of the low cost urban railways and the GO-KL bus system, students at IUMW can visit all the famous sights and KL’s renowned business, cultural and entertainment centres. You can catch an iconic view of the twin towers right from the campus.

Within minutes you could be snapping fantastic photographs at the towers, shopping at the Central Market, watching a performance at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, checking out KL’s nightspots or visiting the extensive parks and museums while experiencing a huge range of delectable cuisines, in this multi-cultural, multi-faith emerging Southeast Asian hub of activity. For the shopaholic, the incredible malls and artisan, as well as traditional markets, are the primary attraction for many tourists.

Academic study will be very familiar, delivered entirely in English. All IUMW’s courses are mapped against those of UWTSD for easy transfer and exchanges. IUMW students have visited Wales for a number of years, so you may already have made friends with Malaysian students. UWTSD sends visiting tutors for guest lecture delivery at the IUMW campus. IUMW looks forward to welcoming UWTSD students to its “Kampus Kota” or City Campus.

Group of University of Malaya-Wales Students

At IUMW you can pursue an education in the following areas:

  • Foundation in Science/Arts
  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Computing
  • Professional Communication (a mix of media studies, journalism, creative writing and media production)
  • Psychology

Subjects are taught at a variety of levels, from pre-university foundation to bachelors, masters and PhD.

The weather is pretty warm all year round, so don’t bother with an overcoat. Many student activities are organized on campus and at other venues, from sport, rugby, football, netball, basketball etc. to art and cultural appreciation events. You will be given a special welcome when you participate; there is no need to be an expert.

University of Malaya Wales Students Having Fun with Paint

The Best of Two Worlds with IUMW

The University

The International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is an institution like no other. The University was established on a collaboration between the University of Malaya, Malaysia and the University of Wales, United Kingdom. Leveraging on both universities’ outstanding achievement, together with our own ensemble of academicians we offer an array of courses for both local and international students.

Our internationally recognised degrees give you affordable and good-quality education with visiting lecturers from the University of Wales and the University of Malaya. The IUMW experience transforms students into lifelong learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to conquer the world.

Two University of Malaya-Wales students Smiling

The Student Experience

Be amazed by the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and in a blink of an eye, you are surrounded by lush greenery. As IUMW is strategically located in the heart of the city, we are highly accessible by public transport and just minutes away from world-class shopping complexes, sprawling gardens and many more of Malaysia’s finest attractions.  

On 14 acres of city campus, we offer a wide range of facilities to support your learning experience here at IUMW. A library with a massive array of titles and online resources, a state-of-the-art auditorium, lecture halls, seminar rooms, a cafeteria, and fully-equipped laboratories will provide you with the best. You will also have full access to our parent university campus, University of Malaya, which is just 15 minutes away and be fascinated by their world class library, online resources, hi-tech science labs and wide range of sports facilities. To top that off, you will also have access to the huge database of digital resources owned by the University of Wales.