MAHSA’s Foundation in Science is a one-year programme that is specially designed for students who have successfully completed their Malaysian SPM, Mathayom Suksa 5, GCE O-level or equivalent. This one-year academic programme is a fast-track A-level equivalent, structured within three semesters of studies.

It is a well-balanced curriculum designed in consultation with university partners, to ensure the successful integration of knowledge and skills, enabling a seamless transition into an undergraduate study of choice. It is designed to be both challenging and intensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills highly desirable by universities all over the world.

The curriculum concentrates on core modules of pure science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) and integrates this with modules from humanities and general education (Psychology, English, Information Technology, Professional Development, and basic lab skills). This is complemented by a range of other activities such as case studies, problem solving and project work.

Students will have plenty of contact with faculty staff, up to 20 hours of contact time per week and up to 3 hours per week of Student Success time. The remaining time is for independent learning, researching and preparing for assessments, lectures and seminars. Assessments will take a variety of different forms allowing students to demonstrate a range of skills.

Graduates of the Foundation in Science are accepted into a wide range of programmes such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging, Computer Science, Engineering, Accountancy and Business.

Programme Structure

1 Essentials of Modern Age Digital Skills DAL3123
Qualitative & Creative Thinking CIT3123
Mental Health 1 MHC3123
Ethos of Life for Self and Society MCV3123
Communicative English ENG3123
Mathematics 1 MTS3114
2 Biology 1 BIO3114
Chemistry 1 CEM3114
Physics 1 PHY3114
Mathematics 2 MTS3124
3 Biology 2 BIO3124
Chemistry 2 CEM3124
Physics 2 PHY3124
Biomedical Sciences BIO3133

Entry Requirement

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

Pathway Opportunities

Upon completion, you may further into undergraduate degree courses listed below:-

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • MBBS

  • Dentistry

  • Medical Imaging

  • Physiotherapy

  • Pharmacy

  • Nursing

  • Hospital Management

  • Health Care Practice

  • Environmental Health and Safety

  • Business, Finance and Accounting

  • Engineering

  • Information Technology

or any related undergraduate degree courses.

Students with MAHSA Foundation certificate are eligible for INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES:

  • Sunderland University – United Kingdom

  • Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand

  • University of Canterbury - New Zealand

  • Universities in New Zealand – New Zealand

*applicable for certain bachelor degree programmes only, please contact us for more information.


The Foundation in Science is designed in consultation with university partners, intentionally intended to be both challenging and intensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills highly desirable by universities all over the world.
Early Interactions
Students studying in Foundation in Science are given opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers from the faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, giving these students early insight into these disciplines.
Tuition fees for the Foundation in Science are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
Enrolment Dates
The Foundation in Science takes students on a rolling semester basis, allowing for greater flexibility.
to Degree
Students of the Foundation in Science are given automatic conditional offers to any MAHSA undergraduate degree programme. This is a definite advantage over other pre-university programmes and the offer is valid as long as the student fulfills the academic requirements needed to progress to the undergraduate degree of choice.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Foundation in Science is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia