Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

University Detail

Open University Malaysia has a World Ranking of 1190​.

Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 431 per Month
Student population Small (1000 or less)
International students 10%
Institution type Private

About Campus

In august 1999, the Minister of Education invited the Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR), which is an association of 11 public universities in Malaysia, to establish an open university. Thus, leading to the founding of Open University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, 2000.


Open University Malaysia strongly believes that education should be accessible to everyone and give them a chance to self-actualization and fulfil their potential.​ With affordable programmes accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and developments in online learning, OEM puts quality at the forefront of their vision for education. ​They cater to part-time studies as well as the requirement of having a quality education for working adults who have career and family responsibilities have been met through open and distance learning (ODL).


Since their establishment, the university has strived to become a leading choice that provides accessibility, affordability and flexibility in education.

Campus Information

OUM offers flexible entry to Malaysians through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) system. This enables working adults to study courses of their interest without barriers or limitations. They can also use their prior working experience to earn credits in order to complete their studies faster.



Kuala Lumpur is the home of the OUM Main Campus. The University has 37 learning centers across the country with 10 of them being regional learning centres. These are equipped with tutorial rooms, computer labs, meeting rooms and reading areas for students’ convenience.


  • Shared room off-campus: 139usd/month ​
  • Shared room on-campus: 279usd/month​
  • Shared room off-campus: 139usd/month​
  • 1 bedroom apartment off-campus: 239usd/month​
  • 1 bedroom apartment on-campus: 458usd/month


For more information, please contact [email protected].