Foundation in Science


The Foundation in Science program offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. It is also designed to provide you with the soft skills required for your personal development.

“Start your journey with a Perdana University Medical Degree”

International recognition for research-led teaching, a dynamic environment, and an excellent employment record for graduates make Perdana University your ideal destination to pursue a medical degree.

Our Foundation in Science program offers the perfect first stage of this journey. A one-year intensive access course for students without A-Level will prepare you academically and socially to start an undergraduate science degree. Successful completion of the Foundation in Science program guarantees progression to complete degree-level courses at Perdana University, which offers expert teaching staff and world-class facilities.

Providing a solid background in science and transferable academic and life skills, the program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding university experience and be an essential step towards an exciting and lucrative career.

Study Pathway

Typical degrees that Foundation in Science students progress onto include:

Occupational Therapy
 Biomedical Sciences
 Food Science


Our modules are designed and taught by university lecturers and are therefore tailored with your future degree in mind.

Students who wish to progress onto one of our highly regarded degrees in science study at least four of the following modules:

Students who have an IELTS score of 6.5 or below will need to study our International English module in place of the one above.

Academic Skills
 ICT Skills

Students who have an IELTS score of 6.5 or below will need to study our International English module in place of one of the above.

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Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Award Title:
Foundation in Science

Course Approval Number:
JPT/BPP (N/010/3/0286) (MQA/FA4833) 09/24

1 year (full-time)

April, July & October

SPM / O-Level or equivalent: Minimum 5 credits including Mathematics & 2 Science subjects & a pass in Bahasa Melayu & English

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): 3 B4 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics / Additional Mathematics

Other Qualifications: Will be considered on a case-by-case basis




A pass in English Language at the SPM/O-Level/UEC Level/Other equivalent qualifications.



A pass in English Language at equivalent academic qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.


In the event that the English Language requirement is not met, as assessment of a student’s English Language proficiency will be conducted through an interview.

Malaysian Students

International Students

NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

I have not obtained the final results for my SPM but based on my forecasted results, I do not meet the requirement for any of the programmes. Can I still submit my application?


We would advise you to submit your application form, but we will not process your application until we have received your final SPM results. The application fees will only be charged upon confirmation that your final SPM result has met our entry requirement.

If I can’t get into the medical course and I do not like occupational therapy either. What are the other options I have?


As our foundation course is accredited by MQA, you may look for other degree courses in other universities locally and this is subject to approval by the respective universities.

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