Foundation In Science (Medical Sciences)

January, May and September
Course Duration
1 Year / 3 Semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur , Kuching
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/010/3/0193; 01/2024(KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code
A9776(KL) | MQA/A9780(Kuching)


If you aspire to be a doctor or a healthcare professional, you’d better get the right start. At UCSI, this means having a specialised foundation pathway that prepares you for the intellectual rigour and intensity of degrees in medicine, nursing and optometry. It means being taught – and mentored – by esteemed professors from day one.... More importantly, it means expanding your horizons and raising your aspirations to become the higher-order professional the healthcare industry needs.

UCSI’s specialised foundation pathway in medical science is designed to equip you with an extremely strong foundation in Science and Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Physic, Mathematics) subjects – a prerequisite for medical and healthcare studies. It is also designed to provide you with a game-changing advantage when you delve into special focus areas. This will equip you with added exposure to the medical sciences and the soft skills that can make the difference in one’s road to recovery

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About the Programme


Vary from course to course including:

  • Written exams
  • Project-based coursework

Coursework percentage: 50%, written examination percentage: 50% (percentage may vary from course to course).

Entry Requirements

Foundation in Science (For entry into Medicine)

Academic Requirements

​SPM / O-Level

5 credits with Bs for Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and one more subject (Pharmacy programme – SPM: Bahasa Malaysia & English – Minimum C is required)

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Overall average of 65% (including individual scores of 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics)

*Subject to acceptance by professional bodies (Malaysian Medical Council and Malaysian Pharmacy Board)

Courses Offered

Kuala Lumpur Campus
Core Subjects
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Physics I
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra and Trigonometry 
  • Calculus 
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Essentials
Special Focus On
  • Soft Skills for Healthcare Professionals
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • one other elective of the student’s choice
Bachelor Degrees
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)
  • Other related degree programmes
Kuching Campus
Foundation Studies (Medical Sciences)
Lab Subjects
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Physics I
Non-lab Subjects
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Studies
Elective Courses

Students are required to take 3 elective courses below during their Foundation Studies:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 21,630

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 31,600

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Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 19,012

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 25,810

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