Duration
1 year
Intakes
Jan May Sep
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Local students
USD 4,011
MYR 16,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This one year foundation programme provides students with a solid platform to further studies at Faculty of
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
Students of this programme will not only acquire solid basics in the core Science subjects, but be empowered
by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques.

On top of that, they will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to
excel in the science fields. The programme allows them the privilege of conducting their practical in the
state-of-the-art science laboratories at the Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), University
of Malaya.

Entry Requirements

Biotechnology field of studies:

  • Minimum credit (5) in subjects including Mathematics and any science subject;
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

Built Environment/Computer field of studies:

  • Pass SPM/SPMV with minimum credit (5) in subjects including Mathematics;
  • Pass O-Level with minimum credit in three (3) subjects including Mathematics;
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

Medical and Health Science field of studies:

  • Minimum credits in 5 subjects including any of these:
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Applied Science
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

Engineering field of studies:

  • Minimum credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and any two other science subjects;
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

Medicine or Dentistry field of studies:

  • Minimum grade B in 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
  • Any one subject
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

Pharmacy field of studies:

  • Minimum credit in three (3) subjects including any science subject; 
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate.

English requirement for international students

  • Pass IUMW Intensive English, or IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500