Welcome to Malaysia!

What International students need to know about Malaysia

Malaysia is a wonderful land with amazing geographical and historical treasures. Malaysia is filled with accommodating and friendly people, has solid infrastructure, enjoys a growing economy and is a unique melting pot of cultures that is unlike any other. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories with a total land mass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 square miles) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.

The University

Our campus is nestled in the vicinity of Serdang/Kajang town, which is located conveniently between Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia. It is easily accessible via the North-South Highway (or Seremban Highway) and is a 35-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre, 40-minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 20-minutes away from Cyberjaya, the country’s intelligent city.

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Where is Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is the commercial capital of Malaysia. The city covers an area of 243 km2 with an estimated population of 1.6 million as of 2012. The city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events. This includes the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. The tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia’s futuristic developments.


The country experiences tropical weather all year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70F) to 32ºC (90F). Higher elevations are much cooler with temperatures between 15ºC (59F) to 25ºC (77F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000 mm to 2,500mm.


Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive road network that leads to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. There are a variety of transport modes such as bus, rail, and taxi. Rail transport in Kuala Lumpur encompasses light rail (RapidKL Light Rail Transit), monorail (KL Monorail) and commuter rail (KTM Komuter). The main rapid transit hub is KL Sentral which facilitates as an interchange station for Kuala Lumpur rail systems and is a hub for intercity railway, operated by KTM Intercity.

KTM Serdang LRT Sungai Besi Station Opposite KTM Serdang Bus Stop

You can also make your way to IUKL via the KTM Komuter service to Serdang station or the LRT Sungai Besi station and hop onto the IKRAM/IUKL feeder bus service.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

International Students Management Centre

The University’s International Students Management Centre is ever ready to assist you to explore your academic potential in IUKL. Our trained immigration advisers are able to provide information and answer inquiries you might have before your arrival to Malaysia. In addition, we also facilitate International Student Visa application and provide airport pick-up services. All these services are open to all the international students during their time here at IUKL.

Living Costs

Estimated living costs in Malaysia are significantly lower than the world average. The affordable cost of quality education is one of the many reasons why many international students choose Malaysia to study in.