Studying Online

Open & Distance Learning at UKM

Our Open & Distance Learning (ODL) programmes offer flexibility, complete and interactive learning content with self-directed learning strategies. Our lecturers are very professional and skilled in delivering quality education, ensuring students get the best learning experiences that ODL can offer.

Black and White Earth


Learning can take place anywhere, anytime and anyhow



Provide learning opportunities to all regardless of time and place


Multiple Modality

Various delivery methods include synchronous

face-to-face meetings and asynchronous interactions


Self-Instructional Materials

Learning materials with interactive activities accessible via a learning management system (LMS)

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Enrol yourself in our ODL programmes






The application for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are opened throughout the year.  Applications received after the closing date will be processed and offered for next coming semester.

Our ODL programmes operate in three semester per academic year (September, January and May).

Why ODL?


In line with rapid development in technology for education, teaching and learning in higher education institutions are no longer dependent on traditional delivery methods. Hence, various technology and online applications available nowadays have opened up to more fun and engaging learning activities for learners. More student-centered learning is achievable.

Through our ODL programs, learners will be exposed to active learning as well as self-learning. Throughout the study process, learners will interact with peers via online discussion threads and engage themselves in in-depth discussions with lecturers through synchronous and asynchronous meetings.

Open & Distance Learning has become a prominent approach that caters to students, especially working adults. At ODL UKM, we are trying our best to re-design our programs and their implementation to suit our learners' actual needs.


Our Learning Management System is designed to provide a self-exploratory approach for learners.  Topics in each course are arranged to provide a constructive learning journey from start to end. The monitoring system in our LMS allows learners to self-check their progress from time to time.

UKM is now ranked 141st in recent QS World University Rankings 2020/2021. UKM has been consistently improving every year and has climbed 19 places from last year to clinched the 141st position.

Thinking of pursuing your studies?
Come and join ODL at UKM