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 , Springhill
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/721/6/0055; 09/2027 (KL) | N/010/3/0558; 03/2027 (Springhill) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA4671 (KL) |
MQA/FA15322 (Springhill) |
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

Academic Requirements

​SPM / O-Level

5 credits with Bs in Mathematics/Add Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

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)

English Requirement for Foundation in Science

  • Candidates with a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English Language, Band 2 in MUET, 30-31 in TOEFL, 4.0 in IELTS, grade C in O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119, grade B1 (with at least 2 skills at B1) in CEFR, 140 in Cambridge English Qualification, 140 in Cambridge Linguaskill, and 36 in Pearson Test are exempted from SE004 Basic English and SE005 English Foundation. Other equivalent qualification can be exempted on case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language or than the above requirement will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.

Courses Offered

Kuala Lumpur Campus
Compulsory Courses
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Chemistry 2
  • General Biology 1
  • General Biology 2
  • General Physics 1
  • General Physics 2
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to IR4.0 Technologies for Sustainable Development
  • Fundamentals of Maths
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Introductory Calculus
  • Computing Essentials

Electives Courses (choose any 3)
  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Introduction to Formulation Science
  • Biotech & Forensics: the Science that Drives Life
  • Food & Nutrition: Journey Towards Health
  • Current Topics in Aquaculture
  • Role of Engineers in Society
  • Elementary Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Soft Skills for Healthcare Professionals
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
Special Focus On
  • Soft Skills for Healthcare Professionals
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • one other elective of the student’s choice


Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 23,430

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 35,700

Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 19,012

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 30,880

Springhill Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 21,130

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 31,200

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

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