Pre-Medical Foundation

(R3/010/3/0099) (12/27) (MQA/A7144)

The Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) Foundation Year (FY) is an alternative pathway into our Medicine programme. It consists of a series of stand-alone and integrated modules with a modularised assessment that equips students with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences.

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Every September

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9 months

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Malaysian: RM40,000
International: RM45,000

Course Structure

  • The FY modular structure follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
  • It is delivered in 2 semesters – Semester 1 (September to January) and Semester 2 (January to June), with each comprising of:
    • 12 weeks of direct-contact teaching
    • 1 week of revision
    • 2 weeks of examinations


Malaysian Students: RM40,000
International Students: RM45,000

Financial Assistance

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

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A pass in SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5B’s each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject at school level or its equivalent. This is also applicable to applicants with STPM / A-Level qualifications.

Applying to Malaysia’s Public Sector?
A ‘PASS’ in Bahasa Melayu at SPM is required for Housemanship application.

Important Information for International Applicants:

(1) Indian Applicants:
Indian nationals intending to practice in India at any stage in their medical career are required to sit the NEET examination in India and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the National Medical Commission of India, prior to commencing medical studies. This information is accurate at the time of going to print. Please check the most up to date rules and regulations re eligibility to practice in India post-graduation, with the National Medical Commission.

Candidates applying with the IB Diploma or A Levels may be eligible for consideration for either the five or six-year entry route, depending on their final year subjects and grades (see IB Diploma and A Levels entry requirements).

(2) Applicants from the European Union (EU):
Please note that as a general rule, RUMC is not able to accept applicants who are eligible for the Central Applications Office (CAO). However, we do review applicants on a case-to-case basis. For more information or clarification, please get in touch with our education counsellors.

Our Pre-Med programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits in total.

  • Certain modules carry 5 credits while some others come with 10 credits.
  • The rationale behind the introduction of 10 credit modules into the FY was primarily to decrease the assessment burden on students in Semester 1 (being mindful of the challenges faced by some students on making the transition to tertiary level education).
Semester I Semester II
Module 1: Introduction to Medical Physics (5 credits)
Module 2: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (10 credits)
Module 3: Introduction to Human Biology (5 credits)
Module 4: Human Systems I – Skin/Musculoskeletal System and Nervous System/Special Senses (10 credits)
Module 5: Human Systems II – Cardiovascular/Immune/GIT/Excretory Systems and Reproduction/Endocrine/Respiratory Systems (10 credits)
Module 6: Professionalism in the Health Sciences (10 credits)
Module 7: Introduction to Disease, Diagnostics & Therapeutics (5 credits)
Module 8: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (5 credits)

You are required to pass all modules for the successful completion of the Pre-Med Foundation Year programme and to progress into the 5-Year Medical Degree programme.

Firm offer will be provided upon the release of final results.

You should have the following list of scanned documents prepared to complete the online application.

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

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Medical Report and Hepatitis B Blood Test Results

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Final or Forecast Results from Current Pre-University Institution (i.e A-Level, IB, AUSMAT, STPM etc)

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IELTS/ TOEFL/GCE O-Level (1119 English)

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IGCSE/ SPM Results

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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