Your Alternative Pathway to Medical Degree

Dive deep into essential subjects, gaining a strong understanding of the scientific principles that underpin medicine.

Pre-Medical Foundation Year

(R3/010/3/0099) (12/27) (MQA/A7144)

The Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) Foundation Year (FY) is an alternative pathway in our Medicine programme. It consists of a series of stand-alone and integrated modules with a modularised assessment that equip students with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences.


Every September


9 Months


RM40,000 (Malaysian)
RM45,000 (International)


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:


Malaysian Students: RM40,000

International Students: RM45,000

Malaysian Students
Deposit Fee RM5,000
Remaining Fee (before commencing) RM35,000
Total RM40,000
International Students
Deposit Fee RM5,000
Remaining Fee (before commencing) RM40,000
Total RM45,000
  • Application Fee (RM500)
  • Security Deposit (RM1,000)

Please note that the security deposit is refundable upon completion.


A pass in SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5B’s each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject (excluding languages) at the school level or its equivalent. This is also applicable to applicants with STPM / A-Level qualifications.

Applying to Malaysia’s Public Sector?

A ‘PASS’ in Bahasa Melayu at SPM is required for the Housemanship application.

Important Information for International Applicants:

1. Indian Applicants:
Indian nationals intending to practice in India at any stage in their medical career are required to sit the NEET examination in India and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the National Medical Commission of India, before commencing medical studies.

This information is accurate at the time of publication. Please check the most up-to-date rules and regulations for eligibility to practice in India post-graduation with the National Medical Commission.

2. European Union (EU) Applicants:
RUMC CANNOT accept applicants who are eligible for the Central Applicants Office (CAO). However, we do review applicants on a case-to-case basis.

For more information or clarification, please get in touch with our education counsellors.

Programme Delivery

Our Pre-Med programme consists of 12 modules, amounting to 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Each modules carry 5 credits.

Education Pathway

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.

A firm offer will be provided upon the release of the final results.

Required Documentation

You should have the following scanned documents prepared to complete the online application.

1. Photograph

2. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, NRID/MyKad (Malaysians) and Passport Details Page (International)

3. Medical Report and Hepatitis B Blood Test Results

4. Confidential Statement

5. Final or Forecast Results from Current Pre-University Institution (i.e. A-Level, IB, AUSMAT, STPM etc)

6. IELTS / TOEFL / GCE O-Level (1119 English)

7. IGCSE / SPM Results

8. Curriculum Vitae (GV)

For mature students: University Transcript

Pre-Medical Course Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
Fundamental of Human Biology (5 credits) Thermoregulation, Special Senses, Endocrine System, Reproductive System  (5 credits)
Fundamentals of Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5 credits) Introduction to Health and Disease (5 credit)
Medical Applications of Physics (5 credits) Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (5 credits)
Musculoskeletal System, Nervous System & Bioelectricity (5 credits) Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal System (5 credits)
Communication and Professionalism in the Health Science 1 (5 credits) Cardiovascular System, Biological Fluids, Renal Function (5 credits)
Communication and Professionalism in the Health Science 2 (5 credits)
Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (5 credits)

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