Find & Compare Top Foundation in Science Colleges in Malaysia

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  • Qualification
  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
  • Degrees Offered
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
  • Scholarships
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  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct Oct intake only available in Kampar campus
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM9,170
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Kampar, Perak
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct Oct intake only available in Kampar campus
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Agricultural Science
    Biomedical Science
    Biotechnology
    Chinese Medicine
    Chemistry
    Engineering
    Food Science
    Medicine & Surgery
    Microbiology
    Nursing
    Physics
    Physiotherapy
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM9,170
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 25% waiver
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  • SEGi University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,660
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Kota Damansara, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Dental Surgery
    Engineering
    Medicine & Surgery
    Nursing
    Optometry
    Pharmacy
    Quantity Surverying
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (incl. Math & 2 Science subjects)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,660
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): 75% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A): RM3,500
    6 (A+/A): RM3,000
    5 (A+/A): RM2,500
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  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jul, Nov
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM20,200
  • Qualification
    Foundation Programme
  • Campus
    Seri Iskandar, Perak
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jul, Nov
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Applied Chemistry
    Applied Physics
    Business Information System
    Engineering
    Information & Communication Technology
    Petroleum Geoscience
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 6 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM20,200
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM26,333
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Putrajaya
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Actuarial Science
    Engineering
    Psychology
    Quantity Surverying
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (incl. English, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Add Math)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM26,333
  • Scholarships
    11 (A+/A): 35% waiver
    10 (A+/A): 30% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 30% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 25% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 25% waiver
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  • University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Intakes
    Apr, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM27,100 - RM28,300 Foundation in Science: RM27,100
    Foundation in Engineering: RM28,300
  • Qualification
    Foundation Studies (Engineering & Science)
  • Campus
    Semenyih, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Apr, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biomedical Science
    Biotechnology
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Nutrition
    Pharmacy
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM27,100 - RM28,300 Foundation in Science: RM27,100
    Foundation in Engineering: RM28,300
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A): 25% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 25% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 25% waiver
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  • Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Sep, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM16,444
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Engineering / Science
  • Campus
    Kuching, Sarawak
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Sep, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biotechnology
    Engineering
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM16,444
  • Scholarships
    10 A+: RM12,000
    9 A+: RM7,500
    8 A+: RM7,500
    10 (A+/A): RM6,500
    9 (A+/A): RM4,000
    8 (A+/A): RM3,000
    7 (A+/A): RM3,000
    6 (A+/A): RM3,000
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  • Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
  • Intakes
    Mar, May, Aug, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,200
  • Qualification
    APU Foundation
  • Campus
    Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Mar, May, Aug, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Engineering
    Information Technology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,200
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+): 100% waiver
    9 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    8 (A+/A/A-): 40% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 30% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 20% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 10% waiver
    4 (A+/A/A-): 10% waiver
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  • Taylor's University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Aug
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,066
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Aug
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biomedical Science
    Biotechnology
    Food Science
    Medicine
    Pharmacy
    Surgery
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM24,066
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM8,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM4,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM2,000
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  • Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,150
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Cyberjaya
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Medicine
    Pharmacy
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Bs (incl. Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,150
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • AIMST University
  • Intakes
    Mar, Apr, Jul
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM10,800
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Bedong, Kedah
  • Intakes
    Mar, Apr, Jul
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Bioinformatics
    Biotechnology
    Dental & Surgey
    Dental Technology
    Medicine
    Pharmacy
    Physiotherapy
    Nursing
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Bs (incl. Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM10,800
  • Scholarships
    19 pts. & above: RM4,000
    16 pts. - 18 pts.: RM2,000
    13 pts. - 15 pts.: RM1,000
    10 pts. - 12pts.: RM500
    A+ = 2 points, A = 1 point
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  • MAHSA University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,500 Limited time only
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dental Surgery
    Engineering
    Environmental Health
    Nursing
    Medicine & Surgery
    Pharmacy
    Physiotherapy
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Bs (incl. Mathematics, Additional Math, Physics, Biology & Chemistry)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM11,500 Limited time only
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    6 (A+/A): 50% waiver
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  • Perdana University
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,400
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Serdang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Information Technology
    Medicine
    Occupational Therapy
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (incl. Math & 2 Science subjects)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,400
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): RM9,000
    8 (A+/A): RM9,000
    7 (A+/A): RM9,000
    6 (A+/A): RM6,000
    5 (A+/A): RM5,000
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  • UCSI University
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM21,030
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
    Kuching, Sarawak
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Aquatic Science
    Biotechnology
    Engineering
    Food Science
    Nutrition
    Nursing
    Pharmacy
    Optometry
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (5 Bs for Medical / Pharmacy major)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM21,030
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A) with min. 8 A+: RM18,000
    10 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM9,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM8,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM5,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM3,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM2,000
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  • Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Jul
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM12,765
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, Jul
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biomedical Science
    Food Science and Nutrition
    Dietetics
    Psychology
    Biotechnology
    Physiotherapy
    Medicine
    Pharmacy
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (5 Bs for Medical / Pharmacy / Dentistry major)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM12,765
  • Scholarships
    N/A
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  • University of Reading Malaysia Campus
  • Intakes
    Apr, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,000
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Intakes
    Apr, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Pharmacy
    Psychology
    Quantity Surveying
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Bs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM19,000
  • Scholarships
    8 (A+/A): 10% waiver
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  • Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia
  • Intakes
    Mar, Aug
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM17,100
  • Qualification
    Foundation Studies (Engineering & Science)
  • Campus
    Miri, Sarawak
  • Intakes
    Mar, Aug
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Computer Systems and Networking
    Engineering
    Geology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM17,100
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A): RM10,000
    9 (A+/A): RM6,000
    8 (A+/A): RM3,000
    7 (A+/A): RM3,000
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  • Nilai University
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,980
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biotechnology
    Computer Science
    Engineering
    Information Technology
    Nursing
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (5 Bs for Medical / Pharmacy major)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM15,980
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 40% waiver
    6 (A+/A): 30% waiver
    5 (A+/A): 20% waiver
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  • HELP University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM25,050
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Business
    Communication
    Information Technology
    Hospitality & Tourism
    Psychology
    HELP University offers science degrees through their partner universities
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM25,050
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): RM13,000
    9 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    8 (A+/A/A-): RM10,000
    7 (A+/A/A-): RM8,000
    6 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
    5 (A+/A/A-): RM6,000
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  • International University of Malaya-Wales
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM12,900
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biotechnology
    Computer Science
    Information Technology
    Psychology
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM12,900
  • Scholarships
    9 (A+/A): 100% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 70% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    6 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    5 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    Only applicable to students who progress to study their degree at IUMW
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  • International Medical University (IMU)
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM25,750
  • Qualification
    Foundation in Science
  • Campus
    Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Apr, Jul, Sep
  • Course Duration
    12 months
  • Degrees Offered
    Biomedical Science
    Chiropractic
    Chinese Medicine
    Medicine & Surgery
    Nutrition
    Nursing
    Pharmacy
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Entry Requirements 1 credit means a 'C' or above in your SPM or O-Level results
    SPM: 5 Cs (5 Bs for Medical / Pharmacy / Dentistry major)
  • Total Estimated Fees Fees are estimates only. Includes tuition, registration and general fees.
    RM25,750
  • Scholarships
    8 (A+/A): RM12,150
    8 (A+/A/A-) with
    min. 7 (A+/A):
    RM5,000
    7 (A+/A/A-) with
    min. 6 (A+/A):
    RM4,000
    6 (A+/A/A-) with
    min. 5 (A+/A):
    RM2,000

FAQs about Studying Foundation in Science (FIS) in Malaysia

What is Foundation in Science?

Foundation in Science (FIS) is a Pre-University programme with a focus on preparing you for a science-related degree. This course can be taken after completing SPM, and can be considered as a Year 12 qualification, which is equivalent to STPM or Malaysian Matriculation (Matrikulasi).

In Malaysia, a Foundation in Science is a direct pathway into a university’s degree programme. Students who complete a Foundation in Science typically continue on with their degree at the same university, often in areas such as Engineering, Bioscience and Computer Science.

The assessment structure varies depending on the university, since the exams are usually administered by the lecturers who teach you. Typically, it will be a combination of coursework and final exams.

A Foundation in Science is recommended for those who are extremely certain that they will be pursuing a science-related degree at the same university.

What are the minimum entry requirements for Foundation in Science?

Foundation in Science programmes in Malaysia typically require you to have at least 5 credits (C and above) at SPM, O-Level or equivalent. Most universities will also request that you have a credit in Mathematics and two Science subjects.

If you plan to pursue Degrees such as Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, you will need to have at least 5Bs in Mathematics and Sciences for your SPM, instead of 5 credits.

What is your education pathway if you study Foundation in Science?

In order to study Foundation in Science, you will need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent.

Foundation in Science programmes are usually 12 months long, a shorter course compared to A-Level.

After completing your Foundation in Science, you can proceed to pursue your Degree.

What are the advantages of Foundation in Science?

Here are some of the top advantages of studying Foundation in Science:

  • Easy transition to a science-related degree at the same university
  • Allows you to get a head start on learning science subjects related to your degree
  • Shorter course compared to other pre-university courses, such as A-Level and IB
  • Some universities may offer better scholarships and more affordable fees

Important Note: Switching universities for your degree after completing a Foundation in Science is possible, but will be subject to evaluation on a case-by-case basis.

Should you study Foundation in Science?

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