What is Foundation program?

Foundation is administered by the university itself. There are different options that you can choose: Foundation in Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Arts, Communication, Law and more. It gives you a good head start in the relevant degree while not limiting too much of your degree options.


– Science related: Pass with Minimum 5 Cs including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects
– Arts related: Pass with Minimum 5 Cs

Certain degree courses require students to get Cs in specific subjects; while some universities might have higher entry requirements.


12 months.


Combination of coursework and final exams. Coursework 30%-50% while final exams 50%-70%.

Why choose Foundation program? 

  • Head-start on your degree

A Foundation programme prepares you for the basics of your chosen field, emphasising on specialised subjects and modules that will help you prepare for your chosen degree.

  • Quickest pathway to enter degree

Foundation programmes are normally a faster track to degree with no exception. The duration of foundation course is only one year, before proceeding to undergraduate programme.

  • Better financial aid and more affordable fees

Universities are offering financial aid or partial scholarships to foundation students. Compare to other pre-university courses, foundation courses’ fees are lower. Some will even offer discounts for both foundation and undergraduate degree (depending on results) provided that you complete both courses in the same institution.

Different Pre-U program has different strengths; which one is the best for you? 

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