Pre-Medical Foundation

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.

Intake
Every September

Duration
9 months

Fees
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

Fees


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

All students who are joining the 6-years programme would require to have a minimum of 5B’s in High School.

a. HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE LEVEL OR ITS EQUIVALENT

STPM/ A-Level ABC or BBB in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
International Baccalaureate 30 points (excluding bonus points) with a minimum of 2 HL and 1 SL in 3 Science subjects AND attained a minimum score of 4 at Higher Level each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
1. University Matriculation

2. Foundation in Science

3. Pre-Medical Course

CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) including 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics

providing the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution AND 5B’s each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Another subject

In SPM/O-Level or its equivalent

1. Canadian Pre-University

2. Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13)

3. Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12

Average of 85% in any 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 5 B4’s:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
1. Monash University Foundation Pre-University Programme (MUFY)

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW Foundation)

Aggregate or Average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
1. Western Australia Curriculum Council

2. HSC Sydney Australia

3. Trinity College Foundation Studies

4. Australian Universities Foundation Programme

5. South Australian Matriculation (SAM)

6. Victoria Certificate of Education Australia (Year 12)

7. Australian Matriculation

80 ATAR provided the subjects include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
Irish Leaving Certificate 450 points with

3 H3’s in 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
Indian Pre-University Average of 80% in any 3 subjects with a score of 75% and above in each individual subject:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics

*Applicants must hold a bona-fide certificate of completion issued by the CBSE or CISCE.

1. National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

2. New Zealand Bursary

Average of 80% in any 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
America High School Diploma CGPA 3.50 (out of 4.0) including competitive marks (without Advanced Placement) in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) Science
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95% – Entry into RUMC Foundation in Science (FIS)
CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0)
Thai Matayom 6 Entry via Foundation in Science
Vietnam High School Entry via Foundation in Science

b. DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES

Diploma in Health Sciences CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0) including 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics

provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 1⁄2 years in the same accredited institution

AND

2B’s each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

3C’s each in:

  • English
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • Physics

In SPM/O-Levels or its equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Health or Pure Science or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)
Bachelor Degree in the Art or Humanities

**Applicants shall be required to pass an aptitude test and/or interview and/or a university entrance examination.

c. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

English Proficiency Test Malaysian International
1119 GCE-O / IGCSE First Language English Minimum grade ‘B’ English Speaking Countries
*Exemption from sitting for IELTSNon- English Speaking Countries
*Require to sit for IELTS/PTE/TOEFL iBT
IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with each component not less than 6.0
PTE Academic Overall score of 58 with each component not less than 50
TOEFL iBT Overall score of 80 with each component not less than 18

**Below are the list of countries which the UK government classifies as majority native English speaking (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/english-speaking-countries)

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Australia
  3. The Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Belize
  6. Canada*
  7. Dominica
  8. Grenada
  9. Guyana
  10. Ireland
  11. Jamaica
  12. New Zealand
  13. St Kitts and Nevis
  14. St Lucia
  15. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  16. Trinidad and Tobago
  17. United Kingdom
  18. United States of America
Entry Requirement Malaysian International
Bahasa Malaysia (SPM) Minimum grade ‘C’ Not Applicable

**Student who does not meet the criteria above is required to sit for the SPM BM paper and attain a minimum of grade ‘C’ before the completion of the RUMC Undergraduate Medicine programme.

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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Photograph

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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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