Foundation in Science (Medicine/Pharmacy)

Your First Step Towards Your Career Goals

Intake starts in March, July, October


Full-time: 1 Year

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
(R3/010/3/0250)09/24 (A6527)


Is Foundation in Science for You?

Our Foundation in Science programme is your gateway to a career in healthcare, offering a tailored pathway to undergraduate degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, and other medical sciences. This course provides a nurturing pre-university environment, fostering early interaction with fellow students and engagement with the broader community through activities that promote social consciousness.

We're committed to delivering a comprehensive learning experience, underpinned by professional ethics and values. Through reflection sessions, and feedback from peers, mentors, and self-evaluations, we ensure a well-rounded educational journey for every student.

Programme Pathway

Designed as a stepping stone to further studies at UoC, the Foundation in Science prepares you for a range of healthcare-related undergraduate programmes, including:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Psychology (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Occupational Safety & Health (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Homeopathic Medical Sciences (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)

Course Structure

Course Description

This foundation programme is designed as a pathway for students to pursue a degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery or other medical disciplines. The subjects offered are specifically tailored for direct progression to the undergraduate programmes. It offers a pre-university setting that encourages interaction among students and community engagement through various student-led events and socially conscious initiatives.

Semester 1

  • Mathematics 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry Lab 1
  • English for Pre-U

Semester 2

  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 1
  • Physics Lab 1
  • Biology 1
  • Biology Lab 1
  • Academic Communication
  • Introduction to Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Affective Domain 2

Semester 3

  • Physics 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Chemistry Lab 2
  • Biology 2
  • Biology Lab 2
  • English Language and Culture
  • Computing Essentials
  • Pengajian Islam / Pengajian Moral
  • Affective Domain 1

The Experience

Who is teaching?

The University has over 30 different science laboratories for basic sciences subjects as well as specialized research laboratories such as Pharmacognosy Lab, Simulated Aseptic Room, Medical Sciences Lab, Biomedical Engineering Lab and Bioequivalance Drug Lab among others. All these laboratories are fully equipped to ensure students are properly trained using relevant and up-to-date technology.

The university library specializes in the collection of healthcare references. Materials available in the library are also focused on subjects offered by the Faculties including Biochemistry, Neurology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Physiology, Cardiology, Psychiatry etc. The library holds approximately 13,000 titles of physical books and thousands more e-journals and multimedia collection.

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Entry Requirement



Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia

Pass with a minimum Grade B in the following 5 subjects;

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics); AND
  • Any other 1 subject
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) – O Levels

Pass with a minimum Grade B in the following 5 subjects;

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics)
  • Any other 1 subject
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with a minimum of grade of B4 in the following 3 subjects;

  • Biology
  • Chemistry; AND
  • Physics / Mathematics / Advanced Mathematics

Other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Government of Malaysia

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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