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IUWM is located in a greenbelt, right in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The campus offers views of the iconic city skyline, exploding into a kaleidoscope of city lights, from dusk till dawn.

Every amenity is at your doorstep. A 10-minute walk to the nearest train station gives access to some of the city’s best attractions. For convenience, cab and online cab-hailing services are also readily available, 24/7.


Shopping is also a favourite pastime here with malls in almost every part of the city. Aside from the shopping experience, some malls also provide indoor roller coaster rides, ice rinks and gym facilities for the more energetic clientele. It is a city full of attractions that draws visitors all year round, not just for the warm weather!

A diverse capital city

As the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is defined by a rich tradition with a multicultural and religiously diverse society. Living in Kuala Lumpur, international and local students get to experience the wonder of this diverse cityscape. Home to numerous mosques and temples, Kuala Lumpur is a city full of history – yet it is also home to some of the most outstanding historical and contemporary architecture, such as the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers.

Wide range of cuisines

The city offers a limitless selection of cuisine including local Malaysian ethnic delicacies as well as Asian, middle-eastern, and western flavours. There is always something new and different to meet your gastronomic desires.

An ideal base for travel

If you are looking to travel, Kuala Lumpur is the perfect base. The international airport is just an hour away (28 minutes by express train) and is your gateway to South-East-Asia. There are regular scheduled flights to Singapore (1 hour), Thailand and Vietnam (2 hours), Bali (3 hours), Bangkok (1+ hours) and a host of other regional cities – it’s a travellers dream!