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Foundation in Science

Overview


The Foundation in Science programme offered at Perdana University will prepare you for all the other undergraduate programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. It is also designed to give you the softskills required for your personal development. Our Foundation in Science programme offers the perfect first stage of this journey. As a one-year intensive access course for students without A-Levels, it will prepare you academically and socially to start an undergraduate science degree. Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme guarantees progression to full 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 programme is designed to prepare you for a rewarding university experience, as well as being an important step towards an exciting and lucrative career.

Pathway


Through the Foundation in Science programme you will have all other science degrees open to you at Perdana University. This means that your pathway to the career you’ve always dreamed of is clear and achievable.

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Science Degrees

Once you’ve completed the Foundation in Science Program, the following science degrees are available to you:

Medicine Occupational Therapy
Biochemistry

Biomedical Sciences Chemistry
Food Science

Microbiology Pharmacy
Psychology

Course Details

All of 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 typically study at least four of the following modules: Biology Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics. Academic and ICT Skills. The course is taught over a 42-week period.

Intakes

April

July

September

Entry Requirements

*SPM / O-Level or equivalent: Minimum 5 credits including Mathematics & 2 Science subjects & a pass in Bahasa Melayu, English & History
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
NOTE:
Students who wish to pursue the Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI) programme are required to meet the pre-requisite below:
*SPM / O-Level: 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject.

Fees

Malaysian Students
The total tuition fee is RM18,000. However, it could be free with the Full Scholarship Scheme*.

International Students
The total tuition fee is USD5,000. However, it could be free with the Full Scholarship Scheme*.

NOTE: *Terms and conditions apply. The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

Scholarships

We offer generous scholarships and discounts for students who are keen to study at the Perdana University. Malaysian and International students are eligible to apply. The minimum O-Level / SPM grades required and amount of scholarships available are as follows:

50% / 100%
Scholarship Scheme This scholarship scheme that could waive 50% or 100% of the total tuition fee of Foundation in Science is offered to both Malaysian and International students. Qualified students who have completed the foundation programme and have gained admission to an undergraduate programme at Perdana University are eligible to apply.
NOTE: Kindly contact the University for Application Deadline and other details.

FAQs

Can I apply with forecast SPM results even if I don’t meet the requirements?

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.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, we are offering a RM1,000 scholarship for every “A” you get in your SPM (regardless of A+ or A-), for a maximum of RM9,000. In addition, if you have 7 “A”s and above, you will receive this maximum (RM9,000) amount.

What happens if I can’t get into the medical programme after completing my Foundation programme and I am not interested in Occupational Therapy?

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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