Centre for Foundation Studies

Centre for Foundation Studies

About the Centre

The Centre for Foundation Studies at University of Cyberjaya was established to administer a pre-university programme that would allow students who have completed their Form 5 (UK – Year 11, US – 10th Grade) and obtained their SPM (GCSE O Levels or equivalent) to enter a degree programme. The Centre’s Foundation programmes are rigorous and designed to ensure students are well equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake an equally challenging undergraduate study at the university.

The UoC Foundation programmes act as a pathway to all degree programmes in UoC. With these in mind a relevant curriculum was designed and implemented with the cooperation and support of the other faculties. Our programmes have also allowed students to further their studies in prestigious universities in the UK and Ireland.

The dedicated and highly experienced team at the Centre is committed to making this a center of excellence in teaching and learning through an efficient management and with a conducive environment to achieve its educational objectives.

About the Director

Dr. Basir Abidin


Currently the Director for Foundation Studies, formerly the Head of Research Management Unit, University of Cyberjaya.

Have taught mathematics, statistics, computing subjects, and supervised postgraduate works in 29 years span of tertiary education profession.  Research interest in risk prediction models, fuzzy inference systems, academic performance across levels of education, and computer aided instruction.

Have authored research articles in journals and book chapters, presented papers in research conferences, a member of panel reviewers of journals, and editor of UoC ‘Re:Search Bulletin’.