Foundation in Science

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC)

George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Jul, Aug

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Rigorous curriculum that provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in medical school
  • Comprehensive education in basic sciences applicable to medicine including biology, chemistry, physics and more
  • Interact with medical student seniors through peer tutoring and networking events
  • Opportunities to interact with clinicians and other healthcare professionals through clinical shadowing, volunteering and research projects with medical professionals

Course Structure

Semester 1:

  • General Physics 1
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Biology 1
  • General Mathematics
  • Language, Communication & Study Skills 1
  • Basic IT

Semester 2:

  • General Physics 2
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Human Systems 1
  • Languages and Communication Skills 2
  • Professionalism in the Health Sciences

Semester 3:

  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • Human Systems 2
  • Introduction to Diseases, Diagnostics, Therapeutics
  • Elective Projects

Entry Requirements

  • SPM/O Level: 3As 2Bs (AAABB) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and one other subject
  • Thailand Matayom 6: CGPA of above 3.0 with a GPA of above 3.5 in each of Science (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Mathematics and English respectively
  • UEC: 3 B4's in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or Advanced Mathematics
  • Vietnam High School: 45/50 Points with subject combination of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and an additional subject.
  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) Science stream: 95% with 3As 2Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Physics and One other subject
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE): 3 B2s and 2 B3s Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and One other subject
  • 1119 GCE-O (up till SPM2020): minimum grade 'B'
  • CEFR (from SPM 2021 onwards): minimum grade 'C1'
  • 1st Language English: minimum grade 'B'
  • IELTS**: Overall score of 6.5 with each component not less than 6.0
  • PTE Academic**: Overall score of 63 with each component not less than 59
  • TOEFL IBT**: Overall score of 90 with each component not less than 21

*English Proficiency Test is exempted only for international students from English-speaking countries

*Must be less than two years validity at the time of admission

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