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Associate Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Office

Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) leads university-wide strategy for global engagement and initiatives. As a central office under the purview of the Vice-Chancellor Office, we bring the global community to Universiti Malaya to engage with students and staff in research, education, and community work. With a vision of a global university impacting the world, we lead the institution in regional and international initiatives. To promote and coordinate all international initiatives across campus, four dedicated offices take an active role in sustaining university-wide internationalization. They are

  • the International Relations Office (IRO) – manages partnerships, networks and agreements
  • Global Enrichment and Mobility (GEM) Centre- promotes student’s mobility and enrichment programs
  • Marketing and Recruitment Centre (MRC)- promotes the University around the world with a focus on student recruitment
  • Kongzi Institute- non-profit educational provider network to promote Chinese language, culture and relations

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8.30 am - 1.00 pm , 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Friday: 8.30 am - 12.15 pm, 2.45 pm - 5.30 pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

Contact Us

International Relations Office
Tel: +603-7967 3423
Fax: +603-7967 7096
Email : international@um.edu.my

Marketing and Recruitment Centre (MRC)
Tel: +603-7967 7946 / 3592
Email: study@um.edu.my

Global Enrichment & Mobility (GEM) Centre
Tel: +603-7967 7712
Email: studyabroad@um.edu.my

Kongzi Institute (KZIUM)
Tel: +603-7967 2193
Email: kongzium@gmail.com

International Relations Office (IRO)

The International Relations Office was established on 1st August 2017 under the governance of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International). The International Relations Office promotes the Universiti Malaya through internationalisation and globalisation.


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Global Enrichment & Mobility (GEM) Centre

GEM Centre (previously known as the International Student Centre) is the office that manages the student's mobility & enrichment programmes for the Universiti Malaya. GEM Centre welcomes all international students interested in participating UM inbound mobility programmes, and encourages UM students to participate in the outbound mobility programmes offered by universities around the world.

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Marketing and Recruitment Centre (MRC)

UM is the first public university established in Malaysia with a long history of achieving numerous accolades and delivers the best academic experience and world class educational facilities.

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Kongzi Institute (KZIUM)

Kong Zi Institute is a non-profit education provider network, which devotes itself in fulfilling the needs of people all over the world who wish to learn the Chinese language. Kong Zi’s main focus is to enhance the understanding and also strengthening the educational structures of this vast language. By mastering the Chinese language, it enables people to have a better chance at understanding the Chinese culture and promotes harmonious relations between China and other countries.

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Last Update: Sep 29, 2022