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Foundation in Science

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr
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FacultyCenter for Pre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Course Description

MAHSA University Foundation in Science Programme (FIS) is specially designed for SPM and O-Level school leavers to provide them with a mechanism to enter Medical or other Health Sciences degree course programs in 1 year. This programme aims to provide students with a broad exposure to the core science subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics using curricula that are equivalent to STPM/A-Level standard. Additional supporting subject such as Quantitative Methods, English, Information Technology, Professional Development, Psychology and Applied Medical Sciences are also provided.

The FIS programme prepares students with the foundation knowledge required to discover their real interests and abilities and make an informed decision before choosing their undergraduate studies at degree course level.

  • Medium of Instruction: English Language
  • Mode of delivery: Lectures, Practical & Tutorials
  • Duration: 12 months (3 semesters)
  • Intake: JANUARY / APRIL / JULY / SEPTEMBER each year
  • Dedicated and Qualified full time lectures / tutors who give classes even after the class hours to assist students all the way.
  • Well-equipped science labs, I.T. lab, and library.
  • A solid Pre-University qualification.
  • Active learning + proven teaching methods + qualified and dedicated lecturers + guidance = Academic Excellence in MAHSA’s FIS.
  • Extra-curricular Activities to build self confidence, self esteem and personality.
  • Mentoring, career guidance talks and motivation talks held for the FIS students.
  • Activities are conducted to develop strong personality among students and enrich students with sufficient knowledge, confidence and latest skills to meet the challenges of the real world.

Upon completion of the programme, candidates can gain direct entry to the various degree programmes in MAHSA University, namely:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Imaging / Radiography
  • Environmental Health
  • Nursing

and now also:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Quantitative Methods (4 Credit Hours in Semester 1)
  • Psychology (3 Credit Hours in Semester 1)
  • Professional Development (3 Credit Hours in Semester 1)
  • English (3 Credit Hours in Semester 1)
  • Information Technology  (3 Credit Hours in Semester 1)
  • Biology (8 Credit Hours in Semesters 2&3)
  • Chemistry (8 Credit Hours in Semesters 2&3)
  • Mathematics (8 Credit Hours in Semesters 2&3)
  • Physics (8 Credit Hours in Semesters 2&3)
  • Medical Physics (2 Credit Hours in Semester 3)

Total Credit Hours: 50

Entry Requirements

Foundation in Science with Conditional Entry to MBBS, Dentistry & Pharmacy degree:




5 Minimum grade B in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and 1 other subject


Foundation in Science with Conditional Entry

to all other degrees:




Minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 science subject and 2 other subjects

Intake Months

January, April, July, September 

Career Prospects

Students who have completed the Foundation In Science programme, can go on to pursue careers in many fields including:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Radiography
  • Sports Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Management & Business Studies

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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