Islamic Science University of Malaysia

Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) or formerly known as Islamic University College of Malaysia (KUIM) is the 12th Public Higher Education Institution (IPTA) in Malaysia. KUIM was approved by the Cabinet on 11 June 1997 and made public on 13 March 1998. KUIM started its operations in January 2000 at 5th Floor, Faculty of Islamic Studies Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.

The first enrolment for KUIM began on 18 June 2000 in our temporary location at Institut Professional Baitulmal (IPB), Kuala Lumpur. In January 2002, KUIM moved to another temporary campus in Tower A and B, Persiaran MPAJ, Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, KUIM is operating in stages at a permanent campus in Bandar Baru Nilai starting 15 July 2005. KUIM was officially upgraded to USIM on 1 February 2007, in line with the government’s aim to upgrade the development of higher education to an international level.

Among the objectives of the establishment of USIM are to uphold and enhance Islamic studies, bring Islamic Studies into the national main education stream, emphasize the use of information technology in education and research systems. Focus is also put in mastering Arabic and English language as well as the national language.

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19 thoughts on “Islamic Science University of Malaysia

  1. zaidan ismail rashid says:

    Asalam Alaikum,
    I am a degree holder in Business Administration ,and I want to pursue my masters in your university ,please kindly advice me on how to apply for admission and the the possible time for the enrolment ,
    Thank you
    Yours Faithfully
    zaidan ismail rashid

    • ZULKIFLI HASAN says:


      Please go to the durham university website and page graduate school. You may find a lot of information on any postgraduate degree offered by the university. You may choose business school but it has not offered any programme on Islamic finance. Durham Islamic finance programme is offered by the School of Government and International Affairs. In the meantime you may approach academic staff of both schools by emailing your query to them.

      Best Regards

  2. Isamotu Ayodele Qosim says:

    Salam Alaykun,
    I am a Nigerian, a muslim who wants to know more about the deen. I also would like to enrol into your University for my 1st degree (undergradute).What are the procedures for enrolment and time of enrolment.RAMADAN KAREEM.

  3. pako says:

    i will be completing my LLM corporate finance law in january 2010 and took islamic finance as one of my modules. i would really like to pursue a career on islamic finance. any advice on which places i should look for internship?

    • ZULKIFLI HASAN says:

      Grateful to hear from you. I am not sure about any recent internship opportunity. But you may apply to several institutions such as AAOIFI, IFSB, Islamic Development Bank, Dubai International Financial Centre, Qatar Financial Centre and International Shari’ah Research Academy (ISRA). I recommend you to send application letter together with your cv and letter of recommendation if any to these institutions.

      Best Rgrds

      • Abdifatah says:

        Salaam aleykum,
        I would like to know what are the courses i need to take in grade 12 to enter this university. I am currently in grade 10 and i want to pursure my studies in Al-Qur’an & Al-Sunnah at this university inshallah
        Brother from Canada

      • ZULKIFLI HASAN says:

        Salam Brother,

        Grateful to hear from you. You may contact directly to the Dean of Faculty of Al Quran and Al Sunnah, Dr. Adnan Mohamed Yusoff at his email
        He will response to your queries insyaAllah. I will introduce you then so you can follow up with him.

        Salam and Good Luck

  4. Las Uma says:


    It is nice to see someone who have the attention to spread up the knowledge. Please to meet you brother and salam from your varsity neighbor.

  5. Abdifatah says:

    What city is this amazing university located in Malaysia
    Brother from Canada, Toronto
    Hoping to attend inshallah after i finish highschool

    • ZULKIFLI HASAN says:

      Salam Abdifatah, this university is located in Nilai about 30km from Kuala Lumpur. It is very near to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, about 15 minutes driving.

      Good luck.


  6. Abdifatah says:

    Salaam, what would first year be like if i took Qur’an & Sunnah Studies. And does anyone know where i can find the tuition fee per year, cost of books , fees, and if i were to be staying at this university the cost per year for room and board.
    Jizakallah Kair

  7. Abdifatah says:

    Do i have to take certain courses in grade 12 to get into USIM the program i want to get into is Quran & Sunnah Studies

  8. M. Reza Temoor says:

    assalamu alaykum

    dear brother i would love if u could send me a calender of the islamic studies faculty. i an a south african graduate of iium,1997 and currently studying at UNISA, the university of South Africa. i want to study quran and sunna or usul u din
    regards reza

  9. Jafar sabitu s/magori says:

    Assalamu alaikum my dear brother zulkifilu, am starting a degree this year in education islamic studies, so when i finished have you give me post graduate in islamic law ?

  10. Jafar sabitu s/magori says:

    Assalamu alaikum my dear brother zulkifilu, am starting a degree this year in education islamic studies, so when i finished have you give me post graduate in islamic law ? Please my brother send my answear to my email adress. Tnx and regard.

  11. Rena Othman says:

    Assalamualaikum brother Dr. Zul

    My son is due to complete his ‘O’ this year. As he is interested in pursuing his career in Islamic Banking and Finance, hence, would appreciate it if you could recommend the best institution that he can start with…

    Your recommendtion is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Sis Rena

  12. zeal says:

    is there any latest update about LLB recognition?

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