The northern university of choice
WOU is the first and only private university in Penang that offers full-time study programmes, located by the sea with tranquil ambience of the majestic Homestead heritage mansion. The island is conducive for learning with interesting weekend recreational and healthy pursuits located nearby. Penang is easy to reach by land and air via the North-South Highway, the Penang Bridges and the Penang International Airport. All these create the perfect setting to live and learn.
As a student pursuing full-time study at WOU, you benefit from the pool of qualified academics, already experienced in the delivery of programmes through open distance learning (ODL) to busy working adults. You have the support of library facilities at the University, including an e-library, connecting you to an extensive network of materials and information, and the onsite computers and wifi.
Being a socially-inclusive provider of higher learning, WOU believes in affordable education so as to offer all segments of population the opportunity to study. The tuition fees for the full-time programmes at WOU are more affordable than most private learning institutions. Moreover we offer financial assistance, study allowances and bursary awards.