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International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

IIUM Foundation Studies

(August 2024 Intake)

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IIUM Foundation Programme

"The foundation programmes at IIUM are specially designed to provide students with the required knowledge and necessary skills to prepare them for entry into the degree programmes offered by the various Kulliyyah's (faculties) at IIUM."

(Secure your place now via Direct Channel)
Malaysian Applicant with IGCSE/ GCSE Qualification

Malaysian students with IGCSE/ GCSE qualifications (previously known as GCE O-Level) or its equivalent who are not eligible to apply to Malaysia's public universities through UPU may apply for the Foundation programmes through this Direct Channel.

Malaysian Applicant with SPM Qualification

Malaysian students with SPM qualifications may apply for the Foundation programme through this Direct Channel without having to go through the stiff competition as in UPU.

International Applicant with IGCSE/ GCSE Qualification

The Foundation programmes are open to students who have successfully obtained the IGCSE/ GCSE qualifications from any part of the world. 

Duration of Study

One (1) year or 3 semesters

"Your Fastest route to a Bachelor's Degree"

Programmes Offered
IIUM Gombak Campus:
  • Foundation in Law 

  • Foundation in Human Sciences

  • Foundation in Economics &
    Management Sciences

IIUM Gambang Campus:
  • ​Foundation in Medicine

  • Foundation in Nursing

  • Foundation in Allied Health Sciences

  • Foundation in Biological Science

  • Foundation in Physical Science

  • Foundation in Engineering

  • Foundation in Computer Science

  • Foundation in Architecture and Environmental Design

  • Foundation in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage

  • Foundation in Arabic Language

  • Foundation in English Language

  • Foundation in English for International Communication

  • Foundation in Arabic for International Communication

  • Foundation in Malay for International Communication

Why IIUM? 

IIUM Foundation

IIUM was established on 23 May 1983 and founded upon Islamic principles where Islamic values are inculcated into all disciplines. The university is sponsored by eight governments and the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and considered as one of the top five Islamic universities of the world. 


IIUM has been recognized as “The Premier International Islamic Research University” by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and is one of the best public universities in Malaysia with a specific mission of Integration, Islamization, Internationalization and Comprehensive Excellence.


IIUM offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees courses at its 14 faculties or "Kulliyyah". By studying here, you will be able to make friends with international students and experience a diversity of backgrounds and cultures. Since 1987, IIUM has produced more than 70,000 graduates and undergraduates from more than 100 countries around the world.

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IIIUM ranked 7th in Malaysia, 1281st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 62 research topics. IIUM ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 12,803 publications and 112,001 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 13 notable alumni.


The IIUM Foundation programme serves as a pathway for students to gain entry into undergraduate programmes offered at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students can directly progress into their chosen degree programmes at IIUM (with subsidized fees accept for Law Degree). 


Check the list of Bachelor's Degree options at IIUM according to your preferred Foundation Studies

IIUM Bachelor's Degree Programme Pathway

Check Entry Requirements & Fees of your preferred programme

Entry Requirements






Qualification Review

Before we proceed with the programme application, we will check your eligibility to ensure that you meet the minimum entry requirements set for the chosen programme. For applicants who do not meet the entry requirements of the preferred programme, we will recommend other programmes that match your qualifications. Applicants must complete the Pre-Assessment Form with correct information and upload the relevant examination results.

Applications for the IIUM Foundation programme is now closed
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