Foundation Programmes

The Foundation Programmes at IIUM are designed for students who have successfully obtained the GCSE qualification (previously known as GCE O-Level) or its equivalent from Malaysia or from any part of the world. Each of the Foundation Programmes provides students with the required knowledge and necessary skills to prepare them for entry into the degree programmes offered by the various Kulliyyahs (Faculties) at IIUM.

I. Foundation programmes operated by IIUM’s Centre for Foundation Studies

   (Open to international applicants only)

1

Foundation in Allied Health Sciences

2

Foundation in Arabic Language

3

Foundation in Biological Science

4

Foundation in Engineering

5

Foundation in Nursing

6

Foundation in Physical Science  (including Information Technology)

 

II. Foundation programmes managed by IIUM Centre for Strategic Continuing

    Education and Training (IIUM Crescent)

    (Open to international applicants and Malaysians with O-Level qualification)

1

Foundation in Economics and Management Sciences

2

Foundation in English Language

3

Foundation in Human Sciences

4

Foundation in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage

5

Foundation in Laws

 

DURATION OF STUDIES

Minimum duration  : 1 Year (3 semesters)

Maximum duration : 2 years (6 semesters)

Below are the minimum entry requirements. Those with minimum entry requirements might not make the list of accepted applicants due to merit ranking. The programmes are listed alphabetically:

 

No. Programmes Entry Requirements
1.  

Allied Health Sciences

 

1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Physics

·         Mathematics

·         Additional Mathematics

 

2. Arabic Language 1. Minimum Grade in:

·         Arabic Foreign Language, AND

·         Islamiyyat

AND

2. Minimum Grade B in English, AND

3. Minimum Grade in

·         Mathematics, AND

·         TWO (2) other subjects.

 

3.  

Biological Science

 

1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Physics

·         Mathematics

·         Additional Mathematics

4. Economics and Management Science 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Mathematics, OR

·         Additional Mathematics

AND

3. Minimum Grade in FOUR (4) other subjects.

 

5. Engineering 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Mathematics

·         Physics

·         Additional Mathematics

AND

3. Minimum Grade in:

·         Chemistry, AND

·         ONE (1) other subject

6. English 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in Mathematics, AND

3. Minimum Grade in FOUR (4) other subjects

7. Human Sciences 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in Mathematics, AND

3. Minimum Grade in FOUR (4) other subjects

8. Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage 1. Minimum Grade in:

·         Arabic Foreign Language, AND

·         Islamiyyat

AND

2. Minimum Grade B in English, AND

3. Minimum Grade in

·         Mathematics, AND

·         TWO (2) other subjects.

9. Law 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in Mathematics, AND

3. Minimum Grade in:

·         History, AND

·         THREE (3) other subjects.

10.  

Nursing

 

1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Physics

·         Mathematics

·         Additional Mathematics

11. Physical Science 1. Minimum Grade in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade in the following subjects:

·         Chemistry

·         Physics

·         Mathematics

·         Additional Mathematics

AND

3. Minimum Grade in ONE (1) other subject.