Start your Medical Studies with our Foundation in Science

Your chance to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the competitive world of science and medicine.

Foundation in Science

(R/010/3/0491) (12/27) (MQA/FA9105)

Our Foundation in Science (FIS) programme is designed to nurture your potential and provide you with a firm grounding in the essential disciplines that underpin medical sciences.

This solid foundation serves as a bridge between your academic journey and the demanding rigours of a medical degree.

With the solid foundation you acquire, you are poised to step confidently into the world of medical education, armed with the essential tools to excel in your chosen path.


Every July & August


1 Year


RM30,000 (Malaysian)
RM35,000 (International)


Course Structure

12 weeks of teaching (each semester)
End of Semester 1: 3 weeks of Break and Revision, 2 weeks of Assessment
End of Semester 2: 1 week of Revision, 3 weeks of Assessment
End of Semester 3: 1 week of Revision, 1 week of Assessment

Why Choose Our Foundation In Science?

1. Provides early exposure to the medical & clinical fields in a hospital setting.

2. Promotes interaction between FIS students & senior medical students.

3. Plenty of opportunities to interact with clinicians.

4. Potential for progression into the 5-Year Medical Degree programme at RUMC.

5. Exclusive accommodation at an affordable price with shuttle transport from campus to residence.

Programme Delivery

At the heart of RUMC’s Foundation in Science programme lies a comprehensive curriculum that delves into the core principles of science.
Our programme features a strategic alignment with medical studies that prepare students for entry into medical school.

We go beyond classroom learning by offering students early clinical exposure. This opportunity allows students to interact with clinicians, gaining insights into the practical aspects of healthcare delivery.

By nurturing this early clinical exposure, RUMC equips students with a well-rounded perspective that extends beyond theoretical knowledge.

Our Foundation in Science programme sparks curiosity, cultivates empathy and prepares students to embrace the human side of medicine, a trait that is integral to providing patient-centred care.

Programme Brochure

View our programme brochure below.


Malaysian: RM30,000

International: RM35,000

Malaysian Students
Semester 1 RM10,000 RM30,000
(in total)
Semester 2 RM10,000
Semester 3 RM10,000
Total Fee RM30,000
International Students
Semester 1 RM12,000 RM35,000
(in total)
Semester 2 RM11,500
Semester 3 RM11,500
Total Fee RM35,000
  • Application Fee (RM500)
  • Security Deposit (RM1,000)

Please note that the security deposit is refundable upon completion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that all requirements stated are minimum academic criteria and do not guarantee admission.

Entry requirements above may be updated and the final decisions lie with RUMC Admissions.

Programme Minimum Requirements
SPM / IGCSE or any O-Level equivalent 3A’s & 2B’s in
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • One other subject
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 3 B4’s in
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Advance Mathematics or Physics
Language Requirement
English Proficiency Test (EPT) Malaysian International
1119 GCE-O (up until SPM 2020) Minimum grade ‘B’ N/A
CEFR (from SPM 2021 onwards) Minimum grade ‘C1’
1st English Language Minimum grade ‘B’

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, you will be able to:
1. Acquire knowledge of basic sciences and their application in medicine and health sciences

2. Demonstrate the ability to engage in scientific topics and understand basic concepts and relevant terminologies

3. Develop a range of fundamental study and communication skills

4. Enhance proficiency in the English language

5. Master basic laboratory skills and techniques

6. Comprehend clinical and caregiving aspects in medical and healthcare professions

Our Foundation in Science (FIS) programme imparts a diverse range of skills and knowledge that lay the groundwork for success in the pursuit of a medical degree.

As you progress through your medical studies, you will gain a robust understanding of basic sciences, from biology to chemistry, forming the building blocks of medical knowledge.

We aim to instil an understanding of the clinical and caregiving dimensions within medical professions. This holistic insight equips students with empathy and an understanding of the human aspect of medicine, ensuring they approach their medical degree with a well-rounded perspective.

Progression Pathway

RUMC Foundation in Science programme allows you to progress directly into our Undergraduate Medicine programme with the following criteria.

Required Documentation

You may want to take note of some of the required documents and information below that will be requested during your application:

A. Photograph

B. Certified copy of Birth Certificate and NRID/MyKad (Malaysian) and Passport Details Page (International)

C. IGCSE / SPM / O-Level results or equivalent.


50% Scholarship

  • Students with 6As and above in SPM/IGCSE (or its equivalent) will be awarded with a 50% tuition fee waiver

Applicants may apply early for the scholarship with their interim results.

Scholarships will be awarded upon firm confirmation of results.

Foundation in Science Course Outline


  • General Physics 1
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Biology 1
  • General Mathematics
  • Language, Communication & Study Skills 1
  • Basic IT


  • General Physics 2
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Human Systems 1
  • Languages and Communication Skills 2
  • Professionalism in the Health Sciences


  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • Human Systems 2
  • Introduction to Diseases, Diagnostics, Therapeutics
  • Elective Projects

Contact Us


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Ext. No.: 04-217 1833


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