WOU engages with established, credible academic and professional organisations to provide world class education to its students. These partnerships enable the University to provide market-driven tertiary education that meets the needs of industry, and benefits the Malaysian economy.

WOU has established academic working relationships as listed below:

  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
  • Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), India
  • Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • SIM University, Singapore
  • Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
  • Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia
  • Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, India
  • International Centre for Academics, College of Distance Education and Online Studies, Nepal
  • Symbosis Centre for Distance Learning, India
  • Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang Science Cluster, Penang
  • International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur
  • International Centre for Academics, Kathmandu
  • Penang Skills Development Centre, Penang
  • British Council of Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan