Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Popularly known as KL, it has a heterogeneous population which includes the country's three major ethnic groups: the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians, although the city also has a mix of different cultures including Eurasians, as well as Kadazans , Ibans and other indigenous races from East Malaysia and Peninsula Malaysia. It is a melting pot of Asian culture and food experiences. Kuala Lumpur has many attractions including forest reserve park, lake gardens and iconic architecture including the Petronas Twin Towers and 66 shopping malls.

The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 20 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. Established in 1992, the University enjoys an international reputation, and provides a high standard of education at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development level. The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since 1999, IMU has established clinical schools in Seremban and Kuala Pilah (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (scheduled to open in 2013) (Johor, Malaysia). Currently, the University has over 3,300 students across its various programmes, with 2,880 students based at Bukit Jalil, while another 420 at the Clinical schools. IMU has also played host to over 200 international students representing 30 countries worldwide.