International Medical University (IMU)

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Foundation in Science Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 1 Year
  Intake March, June and September


Overview of Foundation in Science in International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia

The IMU Foundation in Science gives students a proper grounding for a science-related degree, especially in the areas of medicine and health sciences.

The curriculum is designed to stimulate critical thinking and build a life-long love for science via interactive workshops, seminars, experiments, or lectures by visiting professors from IMU’s renowned partner universities.

Students will not only learn the fundamental scientific principles and skillsets, they will also be motivated to explore their interests in a particular field of science to help them choose the pathway leading to their career choice.

Subject to specific entry requirements, students who successfully complete the Foundation in Science programme will be able to gain entry into IMU or other Malaysian universities as it is an MQA accredited programme.

The IMU Foundation in Science programme has 3 start dates across the year so you can choose the time frame that is most suitable for you.




Awarded by IMU - the Leader in Medical and Health Sciences Education

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

High-Quality Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

The Foundation in Science programme has a high-quality curriculum and is benchmarked to meet international standards.

Direct Pathway into Undergraduate Studies at IMU

The Foundation in Science programme gives you a direct pathway into the undergraduate programme of your choice available at IMU and most of its international partner universities

Interaction with Academic and Healthcare Professionals

As a student at IMU, you will have access to academic experts in medical and health sciences education.

Early Integration into Medical and Health Sciences University Life

You will have access to our University’s facilities and can take advantage of the on-and-off campus activities within the campus community, right from the start of the FIS programme which is fully integrated into the University campus

Programme Outline

Programme Outline of Foundation in Science in International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia

The Foundation in Science is a 1-year programme and conducted in 3 semesters. Assessment will be in-course as well as summative. Students are taught the core academic subjects together with the English language.

The Cross-Boundary Studies offered will enable students to work in collaborative groups to explore an issue in a multidisciplinary approach, strategise and implement changes to have a positive impact on the issue. Students will be able to communicate how they apply their knowledge and apply it to solve the issue of concern.

Selected modules will be linked to the IMU degree programme to enable lecturers in these programmes to build linkages and introduce health science specialisations to the students.

Students will be assessed through class tests, end of semester examinations, practical work, reports, assignments, problem-based learning sessions, projects and presentations of their work.


Semester Contents

Semester 1


  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Computing Studies
Semester 2
  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Physics for Health Sciences
Semester 3
  • Biology 3
  • Thinking Skills
  • Cross-Boundary Studies
    Plus any TWO of the following four options*:
    1) Chemistry 3
    2) Biosciences
    3) Application of Statistics
    4) Psychology in Healthcare* Your two optional subjects are key to success in your proposed undergraduate course and should be chosen accordingly and as advised by your academic mentors.
Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement of Foundation in Science in International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia

Academic Requirements

Pass SPM/O-Level with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and two other subjects or equivalent qualification based on MQA guidelines.

English Requirements – IELTS

  • Overall band score of 5.0 (for those who did not obtain a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level)
  • Overall band score of 5.0

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