Welcome to OUM, the premier open and distance learning (ODL) institution in Malaysia!
Established in 2000, OUM is the country’s seventh private university and the only one owned by a consortium of Malaysia’s first 11 public universities, known as Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR).
This gives us the unique advantage of harnessing the prestige and expertise of our stakeholders. For learners, this means we have the resources to make our programmes the best they can be, with input and contribution from experts throughout the country.
YBhg Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee Awang
What We Are Offering
Tailor your studies at your convenience. You may study at your own pace, anytime, anywhere, without having to sacrifice your work or personal interest.
YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNTS
Your work and prior learning can be accredited for enrolment into our programmes. The skills, knowledge and competencies that you have can also be assessed for credit awards. Find out more at APEL.
Shorten your study duration by transferring credits from your previous education. Earn the degree that you want at less time and cost.
WE ARE EVERYWHERE!
Our Learning Centres allow you to attend classes or seek advice without having to travel far. Look out for centres near you.
Tutorials give you the opportunity to meet up with your tutors and peers to gain a better understanding of your course content.
Communicate with your tutors and peers via online discussions using our learning management system.
Study at your own pace using learning materials like e-modules, video lectures, courseware and resources by accessing the Digital Library.
Fully Online Learning
Your learning is guided by weekly e-lessons and e-tutorials in place of face-to-face tutorials.
Open Your Possibilities
Embrace the change around you.
Take that step ahead to get the best for yourself in future.
Create better opportunities for a better tomorrow.
It’s possible at Open University Malaysia.
Intake now open! Register early for better deals!
Check us out at oum.edu.my or our main social media platforms.
What Our Learners and Alumni Say
AZWAN MUHAMMAD, PURSER AT AIRASIA X BERHAD
Although I have a great job as a flight attendant, I’m very interested in counselling. It led me to look for a university which offers an MQA-accredited counselling programme. I also needed flexible and part-time studies. The best I could find was OUM. So, I signed up for its Master of Counselling programme in 2019. It took me just 2 years to complete my studies.
DEVAKUMARAN NARAYANASAMY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PEACEWORKS MALAYSIA
OUM makes it convenient to go back to school. They deliver your materials virtually and you get to study at your own pace. For people like me who do not work 9-to-5 jobs, going for classes in the evenings could be difficult. Because OUM offers flexibility, there are opportunities to go for lectures and join in discussions when these suit your schedule.
SARASWATHI KANDASAMY, PAHANG DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICER
I decided to study the Doctor of Education for my own self-fulfilment. I had started reflecting on my education and thought I could achieve a higher level than the previous one and do even better. The EdD programme is very flexible, convenient, and suitable for a working person like me as the classes are conducted on weekends every fortnight.
ANGEL CHAN AUN KEI, LICENSED FINANCIAL PLANNER
"I did not know about OUM at first. I searched other universities to do a part-time degree. It was the staff of other universities who suggested to look for OUM. My 3 years and 3 months at OUM gave me an enriching experience. I loved the courses that needed us to do presentations. I appreciate all the opportunities given for me to practice public speaking. "
MOHD AMRAN BIN MD ARIF, ACCOUNTANT
OUM’s learning mode was suitable for me as I am a full-time employee and a paraplegic who gets around in a wheelchair. Most of the time, I communicated with my supervisor online. For me, time is very valuable. Less travel time means I have more time to read articles, collect data, and most importantly, prepare my write-ups.
FIRDAUS ABU BAKAR, FIREFIGHTER
"I find that my work processes become clearer when I learn about them in my studies. It also serves as a ticket to career progress since we need at least a degree if we want to reach the management and professional grade (Grade 41 and above) in public service."
DR OOI LAI YEE, DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
"It was a long journey. I spent eight years completing my study. I have doubted myself so many times and did not think that I would make it, but determination is the key to success! This latest achievement has taken my career to the next level, as with the knowledge that I have gained, I have been given the opportunity to head a private school. I want to express my warm and deep appreciation to my supervisors, lecturers and others who have given me their faithful support, inspiration, and guidance."
SITI RAHIMAH RAMLI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
“ The programme is relevant to my career and I have been able to put the knowledge that I have gained into practice. It has definitely enhanced my skills and helped me improve my work performance. I chose OUM because of its flexible approach. My busy routine at work was not interrupted as classes were held on weekends. What’s more, it is so easy to communicate with lecturers and peers via the online platform.”
DSP DR MOHD ROSLAN MOHD TAHIR, HEAD OF NUSA BESTARI POLICE STATION
“ OUM became my university of choice because of its flexible and learner-friendly system as well as its affordable fees. I hope my efforts will lead to a promotion and the knowledge I’ve gained will steer the police force towards a more modern approach in keeping Malaysia safe.”
DR MUZAFAR MAT YUSOF, SENIOR LECTURER
“I chose to continue studying to improve my competence in a field that is relevant to my career. I realised that I needed to consistently practise what I have learnt as I have a huge responsibility at work. Thanks to OUM for giving me the opportunity to make my dreams come true. The flexible learning approach and latest technology tools and infrastructure are very helpful in learning.”
LIM CHIN KANG, SAFETY & HEALTH OFFICER
“I find the programme comprehensive as it addresses various aspects of OSH that I could implement at the workplace. The lecturers, too, are very supportive as they make the effort to explore relevant areas beyond the syllabus. For me, MOSHRM is about learning how to apply what I learn. I am confident if I were to pursue my PhD, the knowledge that I acquired from this programme will play a huge part in my success. ” –
JANUARY 2023 intake is now open
Join our Open Day from 28 until 29 January 2023
+ MQA-accredited programmes
+ Use your work experience to enrol if you do not meet the minimum entry requirements (for diploma and bachelor’s degree)
+ If you apply for APEL entry, the first attempt is free.
+ Are you one of our alumni? Enjoy no minimum payment when you register!
+ PTPTN, EPF withdrawal, HRDF claimable, education loans from local banks
Preferred UNIVERSITY FOR ALL
Flexible Learning, Easily Accessible, Affordable Fee
Greater deals for you this intake:
> Up to RM400 in special rebates when you register
> Online learning: 10% discount on tuition fees every semester.
> Alumni: 10% online learning discount + 5% alumni discount. Applicable for unlimited numbers of spouses, children and siblings.
> Register a friend: Get cash rewards up to RM300. Applicable for active learners, alumni & tutors.
> Institutional discount: 5% OFF for group enrolment.
> Family enrolment: RM200 discount per person.
* Terms and conditions apply
On-campus registration is accepted. Walk in now!