Welcome to OUM, the premier open and distance learning (ODL) institution in Malaysia!
Established in 2000, OUM is the country’s seventh private university. What is so special about OUM is that we are owned by a consortium of Malaysia’s first 11 public universities. This gives us the unique advantage of being able to benefit from 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 subject-matter experts throughout the country.
OUM strives to be the university of choice for people looking for affordable part-time studies. With 22 years’ experience in ODL, we offer a learner-friendly, flexible and accessible approach to online learning to ensure that anyone can study from anywhere, and at any time, not just in Malaysia but from any location around the globe.
Quality matters to us too. Our programmes are career-relevant, accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and recognised by various professional bodies. But this does not mean the enrolment process is difficult: even if you think you don’t qualify, APEL can open the door for you. If you want to give our learning materials a try first, head on to OER OUM and choose a topic that interest you.
Signing up is easy. You can do it online or visit one of our 35 learning centres located nationwide. Even if you are not in Malaysia, you too can register and enjoy what we have to offer. So, do visit or reach out to us, and we would be happy to introduce you to OUM.
As OUM’s President/Vice-Chancellor, allow me to warmly welcome you to our learning community. The journey ahead will be an exciting and enriching one, and we will be there with you every step of the way.
Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee Awang
In August 1999, the Minister of Education invited Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR), a consortium of 11 public universities in the country, to set up an open university.
This led to the establishment of OUM in August 2000 followed by its launch on 26 August 2002 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad. With the motto “University for All”, OUM believes in the democratisation of education, giving everyone a chance at self-actualisation and fulfilling their potential.
To be the Leading Provider of Flexible Learning
The OUM logo is derived from a combination of the letters “O” and “U”. These letters have been creatively styled in a round dynamic graphic form to express the concept of globalisation of knowledge through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode.
The University’s corporate colours of blue and silver portray a modern and progressive institution of higher learning. The slant in the logo illustrates the University’s continuous progress as one of the premier ODL universities in the world.
To widen access to quality education and provide lifelong learning opportunities by leveraging on technology, adopting flexible mode of learning, and providing a conducive and engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost.