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About Quest International University

Quest International University Perak (QIU) is a private and comprehensive research-led university, located in Ipoh, the capital of Malaysia’s Perak state. QIU aims to redefine and create new standards of excellence. 

The spirit of innovation inspires every aspect of the QIU experience from our partnerships with the biggest names in local and international industry, to the multiple awards won by our promising students and accomplished educators. 

Programmes Offered for Undergraduates


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AeU offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement.

AeU provides market driven and internationally recognized programmes.

Our students will enjoy the flexibility in learning by attending physical classes, learning fully online or opt for blended learning for the busy working adult.

AeU practises APEL to provide a second chance to study at University for working adults.

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Ummay Habiba, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“Studying in QIU gives me the chance to learn under lecturers who are knowledgeable, innovative and engaging. They are always there to point us in the right direction. Coupled with the university's facilities, this creates the ideal learning environment.”

“QIU experience extends beyond the classroom as we can go on trips in Ipoh and join co-curricular activities. Its very exciting to explore, especially as everyone I interact with is so welcoming and friendly. Ipoh is affordable, safe and conducive for students.”

Hanan Kun Hammad, Kerala, India

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Quest International University, Malaysia


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Honours) (BICT)
  • Bachelor of Education (TESL) with Honours (BEd TESL)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching Islamic Studies in Primary School) with Honours (BEd TISPS)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching Malay Language in Primary School) with Honours (BEd TMLPS)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Honours (BEd ECE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design (BAGD)

Graduate Diploma

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Management (GDBM)
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education (GDipECE)
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA)


  • Diploma in Islamic Studies


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Salient Features of our curriculum

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

The MBBS programme at QIU follows an Integrated Hybrid Problem-Based Learning Curriculum. The 5-year MBBS curriculum consists of two contiguous phases: Phase I (Years 1 & 2) and Phase II (Years 3 to 5). 

In Phase I, the emphasis is on basic sciences with early clinical exposure, while Phase II focuses on the clinical sciences integrated with the applied aspects of basic and laboratory sciences. 

Upon successful completion of this training programme, the graduates will acquire sufficient knowledge, developed essential competencies and imbibed the correct professional attitudes to function as an effective primary health care provider. 

  • Accredited by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Professionally formulated by international experts to incorporate United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) standards, opening the gateway to expedite specialisation opportunities in the USA.

The programme consists of two phases:

  • Phase I (Years 1 and 2): Emphasis on basic sciences and early clinical exposure
  • Phase II (Years 2 to 5): Emphasis on clinical sciences, integrated with applied aspects of basic and laboratory sciences
Attractions in Perak, Malaysia


In Perak, you will get the opportunity to visit various points of interest from its beautiful scenery to its mountainous sights. 

Here are just some of the places you can visit 

  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

  • Gunung Lang, Lata Kinjang Waterfall and Pangkor Island

  • Lost World of Tambun

You will also get to travel to other places in Malaysia such as Penang, Langkawi, Perhentian Islands and Borneo. It’s cheap with AirAsia - Malaysia’s low cost airline. 

Garima Ghoshal, New Delhi, India

“People ask me why QIU? They combine a modern curriculum, top-quality facilities, knowledgeable lecturers and an affordable price. For me, the choice was simple.”

Clinical Skills Lab

Anatomy & Pathology Resource Centre 

Computer Labs

Student Lounge

Multidisciplinary Medical Labs 

Our Deputy Dean

Our Deputy Dean, Dr. Ranjith Mehenderkar who is from India, graduated from University of Madras, is also the Head of Microbiology Department. His main area of research was on immunomodulatory properties of traditional medical plants. As an accomplished teacher, trainer, research guide and a mentor, he has achieved sound track record of creative scholastic  achievements over his career span. Having authored books and contributed chapters in books published by international publication houses, he was also honoured with Young Scientist Award in recognitions of his outstanding contributions in Medical Plants Research at the prestigious International Conference on Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products 2012, USA.

He is a devoted teaching professional with distinguished career of over 20 yeaers in teaching Medical Microbiology and driving research projects. He strongly believes in shaping the medical students holistically with career, compassion and in training them to serve as global health care professional

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Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim is known in the medical education community having served in many strategic positions for more than 20 years in both the public and private Universities. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University Malaya and a Master of Science in Public Health obtained from Victoria University of Manchester (UK). 

He has served in the position of Deanship for the last 12 years. He also held various strategic positions including Dean Faculty of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor International and Strategic Planning. He was the Founding Dean, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University Teknologi Mara.

His professional memberships include the Malaysian Medical Council, General British Medical Council, Public Health Specialist Association Malaysia and others. 

Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim has a strong vision for the future of the Faculty and will work to bring the faculty to the next level of excellence as proven with his track record of successful leadership. 

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Recognised by:

Medical Council of India