The IMU Foundation in Science (FiS) is the preferred foundation for entry into any of the IMU’s local undergraduate degree programmes. It provides the academic preparation required for admission into a science-related degree and equips students with strong fundamental knowledge and skills to pursue their studies in the areas of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences.
Studying the Foundation in Science in IMU exposes students to IMU’s learning methodologies in a stimulating and conducive learning environment.
Dr James Edward Walsh
Principal Lecturer & Head, Foundation in Science
11:00am - 12:00pm (Session 1)
Briefing Room 1, CSSC & FB Live
1.30pm - 2.30pm (Session 2)
Briefing Room 1, CSSC
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Briefing Room 1, CSSC
Upon completion of the Foundation in Science, you may gain admission into IMU’s undergraduate programmes including most of its credit transfer options to our prestigious partner universities worldwide, provided that you meet the necessary entry requirement for that undergraduate degree.
SPM / O-Levels / etc
IMU Foundation in Science Programme
Medicine / Psychology / Dentistry / Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Biomedical Science / Chinese Medicine / Chiropractic / Dietetics with Nutrition / Medical Biotechnology / Nursing / Nutrition
FiS prepared me not only to become a medical student but as a holistic individual. Although self-directed learning was implemented slowly, we had good guidance from the lecturers who were really helpful. I personally feel that it was not all work because we did have fun especially during the Cross Boundary Studies. Furthermore the module promoted critical thinking skills. These projects served as a platform for us to learn all the qualities that a team player and a physician should have; such as punctuality, responsibility, trustworthiness and commitment.
FIS studies laid a solid foundation in my healthcare professional learning journey. Although it was quite intense, it was fun to get along with a group of peers (where I developed friendships) with the same interest and the dedicated lecturers. One thing special about FIS in IMU is that the Cross Boundary Studies (a community service project) during the third semester which provided me a platform to develop my soft skills and gave me an idea on how to initiate a project on our own. This module has enriched my experience and broadened my perspective.
My reason for choosing to do a pre-university course in IMU is mainly because of the scholarship I acquired from Yayasan Khazanah. Out of the 2 universities on offer, I selected IMU because it is a more established medical university and has a longer track-record of excellence in Malaysia. In fact, IMU is Malaysia’s most established private healthcare university. Based on the opinions that I gathered from both my parents and professionals I met during school programmes, the teaching staff in IMU is some of the best in the field. To quote one of the seniors, “if they’re in IMU, then you’ll probably come across their names in some of the big journals.
IMU is one of the universities that genuinely cares for the well-being of their students and I can assure you that they will try their best to make you feel comfortable. The environment in IMU is amazing, with its mentor-mentee system, the kindest lecturers and some of the friendliest students you will ever meet.
The resources and services at IMU makes your everyday life extremely convenient. The wide range of choices for food at the cafeteria, the library, the E-labs and the convenient store located at IMU have made the lives of students very easy going. There are many options for accommodation within walking distance to IMU. Above all that the environment here is very safe.
Watch these videos to have a more in-depth understanding of the IMU Foundation in Science programme and what our students and/or alumni say about the programme!
BSc, MSc, PhD (Physics-NUI), M.Inst.Phys.,C.Phys.(Inst of Physics London)
Head, Centre for Pre-University
Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics
(Major in English) 2003 (University of Malaya)
M.Ed. (Educational Management)(AeU)
Lecturer & Programme Director
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Foundation in Science
1 Year (3 Semesters)
March, June, September
RM24,900 + RM2,400 (International)