Foundation In Science

Begin the First Step towards
Your Career in Medicine

Scholarships Available

in Science

JUNE 2024 Intake

(R/010/3/0491) (12/27) (MQA/FA9105)


Begin the First Step towards Your Career in Medicine.

The Foundation in Science degree programme is a comprehensive Pre-U pathway that prepares you for the study of Medicine or similar degree programmes in renowned universities worldwide.

Our Foundation in Science programme is designed to nurture your potential and provide you with a firm grounding in the essential disciplines that underpin medical sciences. This solid foundation serves as a bridge between your academic journey so far and the demanding rigours of a medical degree.

With the solid foundation you acquire, you’re poised to step confidently into the world of medical education, armed with the essential tools to excel in your chosen path.

Why Choose Our Foundation in Science?

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Provides early exposure to the medical & clinical fields in a hospital setting.

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Promotes interaction between FIS students & senior medical students.

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Plenty of opportunities to interact with clinicians.

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Potential for progression into the 5-Year Medical Degree programme at RUMC.

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Exclusive accommodation at an affordable price with shuttle transport from campus to residence.

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June 2024

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1 Year

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Malaysian: RM30,000
International: RM35,000

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, you will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of basic sciences and its application in medicine and health sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in scientific topics and understand basic concepts and relevant terminologies.
  • Develop a range of fundamental study and communication skills.
  • Enhance proficiency in English language.
  • Master basic laboratory skills and techniques.
  • Comprehend clinical and caregiving aspects in medical and healthcare professions

Our Foundation in Science programme imparts a diverse range of skills and knowledge that lay the groundwork for success in the pursuit of a medical degree. As students progress through their medical studies, students acquire a robust understanding of basic sciences, from biology to chemistry, forming the building blocks of medical knowledge.

Moreover, we aim to instil an understanding of the clinical and caregiving dimensions within medical professions. This holistic insight equips students with empathy and an understanding of the human aspect of medicine, ensuring they approach their medical degree with a well-rounded perspective.


Malaysian Students: RM30,000    International Students: RM35,000

Scholarships / Bursaries

We are committed to rewarding students of excellent academic achievements and have strong passion for the study of Medicine with our Scholarships.

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You may apply early for the programme with interim results. Scholarships will be awarded upon firm confirmation of results.

Application Deadline: Closed for 50% Scholarships

Find out more about RUMC Scholarship below.


If you are a Malaysian student looking to enrol into RUMC, you may be eligible for financial assistance, such as PTPTN, EPF and more.

Discover your funding options below.

Financial Assistance

Click to view Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science

Please note that all requirements stated above are minimum academic criteria and do not guarantee admission. Entry requirements above may be updated and final decision lies with RUMC Admissions.

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  • General Physics 1
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Biology 1
  • General Mathematics
  • Language, Communication & Study Skills 1
  • Basic IT
  • General Physics 2
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Human Systems 1
  • Languages and Communication Skills 2
  • Professionalism in the Health Sciences
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • Human Systems 2
  • Introduction to Diseases, Diagnostics, Therapeutics
  • Elective Projects


At the heart of RUMC’s Foundation in Science programme lies a comprehensive curriculum that delves into the core principles of science. Our programme features a strategic alignment with medical studies that prepare students for entry into medical school. We go beyond classroom learning by offering students early clinical exposure. This opportunity allows students to interact with clinicians, gaining insight into the practical aspects of healthcare delivery.

By nurturing this early clinical exposure, RUMC equips students with a well-rounded perspective that extends beyond theoretical knowledge. Our Foundation in Science programme sparks curiosity, cultivates empathy, and prepares students to embrace the human side of medicine, a trait that is integral to providing patient-centred care.

RUMC FIS programme allows you to progress directly into our Undergraduate Medicine programme with the following criteria.

Foundation In Science Pathway

You may want to take note of some of the required documents and information below that will be requested during your application.

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Certified copy of Birth Certificate, NRID/MyKad (Malaysians) and Passport Details Page (International)

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IGCSE/ SPM/ O-Level Results or equivalent

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