Foundation In Science

(N/010/3/0491) (12/22) (MQA/FA9105)


Begin the First Step towards Your Career in Medicine.

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

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 2023

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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.


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

Refer to the minimum criteria that need to be met based on your current highest qualification below.

*Please note that all requirements stated below are minimum academic criteria and do not guarantee admission.

The information is precise at the time of display and is subject to change.

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) /IGCSE/ 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
UNIFIED EXAMINATIONS CERTIFICATE (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 3A’s 2B’s in

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • One other subject
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 3 A1/B2’s and 2 B3’s

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • One other subject


Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are required to submit English language requirements in the form of IELTS, TOEFL and/ or SPM GCE 1119 English. Admissions team will confirm your eligibility upon receiving your application.

Note: This information is correct at time of display and is subject to change.

*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.

*If you have yet to receive your 2022 SPM trial or final results, please speak to us.

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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

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

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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