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Why study in QIU
Top 5 reasons to choose QIU

International Standards

QIU’s primary mission is to inculcate excellence and creativity, embrace diversity, promote impacting research and foster engagement with the society.

Quality Education

QIU has attracted the best academics from the nation and across the globe to ensure students’ learning.

Job Ready Students

Students will learn through involvement in real-life work situations as every course will be hands-on and relevant to the working world. Students will be sensitised to handling challenges and changes relevant to the current trends.

Character Building

The University understands the importance of independent learning, creativity, communication skills, team spirit, respect for diversity and leadership. It continuously strives to instill these values in students through its holistic educational approach.

Conducive Learning Environment

QIU campus is equipped with comprehensive laboratory and classroom facilities that will enhance the students' learning experience. The University also embraces the diversity of its students from all over the world. Its interim campus is strategically located in Ipoh, away from hustle and bustle of city life.

About Us
Knowledge, the eternal Quest...

Quest International University Perak (QIU) (DU021(A)) is a private and comprehensive research-led university established in the Malaysian state of Perak under the Higher Educational Institutions Act 555 on June 12 2008. It is owned by Global Integrated Training Associates Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Blair Education Services Sdn Bhd), and the State Government of Perak has equity participation along with the QI Group.

As a private comprehensive university, students are our top priority. To engage the students and instil in them the hunger for knowledge, we believe in blending theory and practice in education. We believe that planting the seeds of curiosity in students from the outset will inspire them to make knowledge-seeking their quest in life.

Quest International University Perak (QIU)

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Foundation in Science

MBBS

Pharmacy

Foundation in Science

JPT/BPP(A9504)03/24

The Foundation in Science (FIS) programme is a three-semester programme tailored to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully enrol in the undergraduate courses of their choice. The FIS programme offers a broad range of core courses that give students more options before they decide on their undergraduate programme.

Core science courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Information Technology form the main thrust of this programme. Students have the option of selecting relevant subjects based on their career pathway. They are given early exposure to the courses relevant to their choice of degree programmes, helping them to develop and become familiar with scientific, theoretical, and practical skills. Students will also develop life skills through subjects like Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communication and Frontier Studies which will make them more adaptable, confident, and team-oriented.

Quest International University Perak (QIU)

Intakes:

April, July, September / October

Duration:

1 year

Mode of Study:

Full-time study

Mode of Delivery:

Lectures, Tutorials, Oral Presentation, Workshops, Problem-based Learning Sessions, Research Project

Assessment:

Students’ abilities are gauged through continuous assessments and final examinations. The continuous assessment component comprises of a combination of tests/quizzes, mid-term examinations, presentations, and projects/assignments that account for 60 to 100 marks, depending on the course. The balance of the marks are allocated for the final examination.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, you will be eligible for entry into Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) & Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

JPT/BPP(MQA/FA0241)02/21

Thinking of heading to Medical School?

We are ready to welcome you to join QIU’s healers of tomorrow. The fully-recognised 5-year integrated hybrid MBBS program at Quest International University equips students with the essential knowledge and training needed to excel in the medical field. In alignment with the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), the MBBS programme enables students to specialise (to become a specialist) in a shorter duration upon graduating. Your future starts today, enquire now!

About MBBS course

The MBBS programme at QIU follows an Integrated Hybrid Problem-Based Learning Curriculum. The 5-year MBBS curriculum consists of two contiguous phases: Phase I (Years 1 & 2) and Phase II (Years 3 to 5). In Phase I, the emphasis is on basic sciences with early clinical exposure, while Phase II focuses on the clinical sciences integrated with the applied aspects of basic and laboratory sciences.

Our MBBS programme offers:

  • Affordable tuition fees
  • All 5 years at QIU
  • Clinical training within the state of Perak
  • Highly qualified, experienced and committed local and international academic staff
  • State-of-the-art Teaching and Clinical Skills Laboratories with a Mock Ward

Upon successful completion of this training programme, the graduates would have acquired sufficient knowledge, developed essential competencies and imbibed the correct professional attitudes to function as an effective primary health care provider. They would have also gained life-long learning skills and would be motivated and trained enough to conduct research and ready for postgraduate training in their field of interest.

Duration:

5 years

Mode of Study:

Full-time study

Entry Requirements

All applicants shall have attained one of the following entry qualifications:

A. Higher School Certificate Level or its equivalent

Examinations Requirements
STPM Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 Subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
A Levels
Matriculation or
Foundation in Science or
Pre- Medical course
CGPA 3.0* (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and
Provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution and
the minimum entry qualification is grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent
UEC B4 in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Examination or any other foundation programme in the sciences. Approved by MOHE.

B. Degree Level

Examinations Requirements
Degree in Medical Science CGPA 3.5 (out of 4)
5-year undergraduate medical programme
Degree in Medical Science CGPA 3.5 (out of 4)
4-year undergraduate medical programme
Degree in Arts and Humanities CGPA 3.5 (out of 4)
5-year undergraduate medical programme and
3Cs each in Biology, Physics, General Science, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) at SPM or its equivalent or
an accredited bridging course.

C. Diploma Level

Examinations Requirements
Diploma in Health Sciences CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) and
Provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2½ years in the same accredited institution and
the minimum entry qualification grade B5 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

JPT/BPP(MQA/FA3618)11/20

Ready to pursue your Bachelor of Pharmacy?

QIU is ready to welcome you to one of Malaysia’s most extensive and holistic programmes. Fully accredited by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia, our 4-year Pharmacy degree offers 3 major practice areas where students get to experience first-hand education from lecturers who are all registered pharmacists. Become exceptional, enquire now!

About Pharmacy course

The 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme will train undergraduates in basic medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and patient-focused sciences as well as pharmacy practice areas. Skills required of a pharmacist will be acquired via lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, problem-based learning and clinical clerkship as well as attachments to practice areas such as community pharmacy, industry pharmacy and hospitals. In hospitals, the pharmacist’s role includes patient-based clinical services.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) Programme, students need to undergo a one-year housemanship and pass a pharmacy law examination before being registered as a pharmacist and given an annual practising licence.

Students are also required to complete 1 year of compulsory service with the government. A registered pharmacist practices mainly in academia, research, hospitals, community pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry, the military and the veterinary industry. A pharmacist can specialise in many areas such as Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Operations, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Duration:

4 years

Mode of Study:

Full-time study

Entry Requirements

Examinations Requirements
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM)

CGPA 3.0 with Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Minimum Grade B in Chemistry

Malaysian applicants shall be required to attain minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language at SPM or its equivalent.

Attain a minimum of Band 3 in the MUET upon graduation.

OR

Attain the following proficiency.

  1. Score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR
  2. Band 6.0 in International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum Band 5.5 in each skills – Writing, Reading, Listening / Speaking (WRLS).

*If English Language proficiency stated in (1) and (2) is not met, Band 3 MUET is applicable.

A-Level

3B or 2A1C or 1A1B1C in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics with Minimum B in Chemistry.

[Based on Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS) for A Level with a score of A+=140, A=120, B=100 and C=80].

The requirement of 3B as proposed by Malaysian Pharmacy Board is equivalent to a score of 300 with Grade B in Chemistry

Unified Examination Certificate
(UEC)
B4 in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Matriculation CGPA 3.0 with a minimum B in Chemistry

Malaysian applicants shall be required to attain minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language at SPM or its equivalent.b) Attain a minimum of Band 3 in the MUET upon graduation.

OR

Attain the following proficiency.

  1. Score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR
  2. Band 6.0 in International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum Band 5.5 in each skills – Writing, Reading, Listening / Speaking (WRLS).

*If English Language proficiency stated in (1) and (2) is not met, Band 3 MUET is applicable.

Applicants should have attained 5 B’s each in :

  • Biology and
  • Chemistry and
  • Physics and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and
  • Another subject at SPM level or equivalent
Pre-Medical / Pharmacy CGPA 3.0 with a minimum B in Chemistry
Foundation in Science (Programme must be conducted not less than 1 year) CGPA 3.0 with a minimum B in Chemistry
Diploma in Science (Chemistry or Biology or Physics) CGPA 3.75 with a minimum B in Chemistry

Malaysian applicants shall be required to attain minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language at SPM or its equivalent.

Attain a minimum of Band 3 in the MUET upon graduation.

OR

Attain the following proficiency.

  1. Score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR
  2. Band 6.0 in International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum Band 5.5 in each skills – Writing, Reading, Listening / Speaking (WRLS).

*If English Language proficiency stated in (i) and (ii) is not met, Band 3 MUET is applicable.

Diploma in Pharmacy With a minimum CGPA 3.50
Degree in Science CGPA 2.75 (Grade C+)

Financial Assistance
QIU Foundation Scholarship | QIU Pharmacy Scholarship

The requirements for the QIU Foundation Scholarship are as stated below:-

Scholarship (%) on Tuition Fee for Foundation Programmes
50% 100%
3As – 5As in SPM / O Levels 6As and above in SPM / O Levels
  • The scholarship is applicable to the tuition fees for the Foundation in Arts, Foundation in Science and Foundation in Business programmes.
  • Applicants are required to enrol in any of the degree programmes at QIU upon completion of the foundation programme.
  • Applicants must ensure the degree programme of choice is available at QIU.
  • All other costs/payment such as basic fees, hostel fees and transportation must be paid by the student.
  • Applicants are required to pay a sum of RM2,000 in deposit which shall be utilised as Basic Fees when the applicant registers for the degree programme. Any differences will be either be paid by the recipient or refunded to the recipient depending on the amount required for utilisation, if any.

The minimum requirements for the QIU Pharmacy Scholarship are as stated below:-

Up to 20% Scholarship on Tuition Fee
STPM A Levels Foundation / Matriculation Diploma (in related field)
Minimum CGPA 3.00 Minimum BBB or ABC Minimum CGPA 3.00 Minimum CGPA 3.00
  • The merit scholarship is applicable to the tuition fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) only.
  • All other costs/payment such as basic fees, hostel fees and transportation must be paid by the student.
  • The student has to attend an interview to be eligible for the scholarship.

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Quest International University Perak (QIU) City Campus (DU021(A))

No.227, Plaza Teh Teng Seng (Level 2),
Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun,
30250 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan

Tel: +605 249 0500
Email: [email protected]

Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak (QIU)

No.122A, Jalan Hj. Eusoff,
Housing Trust
30250 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel: +605 249 0520