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

Compulsory subjects to apply for Pre-Med Foundation Year are Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (OR) Mathematics.

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 5 at Higher Level each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
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
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
1. University Matriculation
2. Foundation in Science
3. Pre-Medical Course
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 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

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 5 B4’s:

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

3 H3’s in 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
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
Thai Matayom 6 Entry via Foundation in Science
Vietnam High School Entry via Foundation in Science
Science Degree BSc in Science

  • CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or above

 

Language Requirements

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

Applicants with Foundation in Science, Pre-Medical Foundation (excluding RUMC Pre-Medical Year) and some Matriculation programmes must attain a minimum of the following at School Certificate level or its equivalent:

SPM / O-Level: 5 Bs In Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Or Additional Mathematics) And Another Subject

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

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

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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